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Beterbiev's Trainer: We Jumped On Unification Opportunity!

Marc Ramsay, the head trainer for IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev, is not giving away any hints on the battle plan for the upcoming unification with WBC world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

The contest takes place on Friday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Besides their world titles each boxer is staking their undefeated record.

"I'm not going to expose my tactics for Friday night today, but the thing is, when you go into a big fight like this, it's important that you're not surprised by anything. This is what we prepared for in the gym, technically, tactically, all aspects of boxing, like speed [and] power. We're going to bring everything to the table on Friday," Ramsay said.

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Russia's Beterbiev and Ukraine's Gvozdyk first fought on the amateur scene back in Eastern Europe. Beterbiev won by stoppage in two rounds, as Gvozdyk suffered a nasal injury.

Both boxers can punch, but Beterbiev is certainly viewed as the bigger hitter with all 14 of his victories coming inside the distance.

Beterbiev had plenty of promotional issues over the years. He eventually signed an agreement with Top Rank, as their organization promoted several light heavyweights - including Gvozdyk.

Beterbiev's main goal was put himself in position for a unification fight - so he jumped on the opportunity when Top Rank offered up a deal to face Gvozdyk.

"We asked our management if we could have [unification] fights right away. This is what Artur wants, what I want as a trainer, and everybody wanted to go in this direction. I don't know what happened behind the scenes, but I know it wasn't very difficult looking back with this fight on the table. We said 'yes' right away, first day [it was offered]," Ramsay said.

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Comment by Satir on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE='fredo [!];20128859']I see some1 skipped geography class... smh Western part of Istanbul is in Eastern Europe[/QUOTE] The United Nations classifies Eastern Europe as including the following Belarus Bulgaria Czech Republic Hungary Moldova Poland Romania Russian Federation Slovakia Ukraine Turkey -…

Comment by fredo [!] on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE=Satir;20128772]They fought in 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey, not in Eastern Europe[/QUOTE] I see some1 skipped geography class... smh Western part of Istanbul is in Eastern Europe

Comment by Satir on 10-17-2019

They fought in 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey, not in Eastern Europe

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