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Artur Beterbiev Would Have No Problem Fighting in The UK

WBC, IBF light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev would have no problem with traveling over to the UK for a fight, according to Todd DuBoef, the president of Top Rank.

Beterbiev was expected to make a mandatory defense against Meng Fanlong in Canada, but the contest was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Beterbiev would fight in the UK in two seconds and he wouldn't see it as an obligation," DuBoef told Sky Sports. "He is a complete, absolute beast! Anything in front of him, he takes down. He disregards 'who' or 'where'. If you're in front of him, goodbye. That's it. Like Vasiliy Lomachenko, Beterbiev wants to fight the best and has no issue with where a fight might be."

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DuBoef explains that his company was eager to sign Beterbiev after hearing stories about his fearsome in-ring reputation for a long time. Beterbiev officially signed with the company in 2019.

"We were aware of the legend of Beterbiev and his brutal nature of dismantling guys. His ability to seek and destroy is so compelling. But we didn't know the interest that everyone would have in him," DuBoef said.

The Russian puncher has been out of the ring since his knockout win over Oleksandr Gvozdyk in their high stakes unification back in October of last year in Philadelphia.

One of the opponents that Beterbiev could face in the UK is undefeated rising contender Joshua Buatsi, who does not appear to be afraid of the potential challenge.

"I have learning to do and they are dangerous fighters but I am a dangerous fighter too," Buatsi said.

"Who executes the right way? With more learning and guidance, when the time is right, I'll be ready to handle these guys. I believe, in the ring, I'm as dangerous as they are."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BaguMka on 04-09-2020

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;20506168]Haha! Yea, that sounds about right.[/QUOTE] I hope I'm wrong and pednelo man up and will move back to LHW to fight legit champs!! Or at least fights Bivol at 168.. but that's too much of risk.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 04-09-2020

[QUOTE=BaguMka;20504124]The fight will happen in 3-4 years when Beterbiev shows vulnerability the cinnamon will jump on him. Mark my words[/QUOTE] Haha! Yea, that sounds about right.

Comment by MulaKO on 04-08-2020

[QUOTE=tokon;20501899]" . . . when the time is right . . ." doesn't indicate that Buatsi fancies that challenge anytime soon?![/QUOTE] Actually it sounded like he was nowhere close [QUOTE=Get em up;20504135][QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;20504087]Respect to ginger for slaying Kovalev but we…

Comment by Get em up on 04-08-2020

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;20504087]Respect to ginger for slaying Kovalev but we all know who the real beast at 175 is: KING ARTUR! The Kovalev that fought Ward the first time would've beat Canelo IMO age had it's part in that fight even…

Comment by BaguMka on 04-08-2020

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;20504079]I doubt the fight will happen but it really should. For me, it would be bigger than Spence vs Bud.[/QUOTE] The fight will happen in 3-4 years when Beterbiev shows vulnerability the cinnamon will jump on him. Mark my…

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