25 year old Australian based Bruno "The Terminator" Tarimo lived up to his moniker last Wednesday.
Tarimo was well on the way to breaking down undefeated Olympian Paul "Showtime" Fleming, which was the co feature to Tim Tszyu v Bowen Morgan at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.
The fight was controversially stoppage when the corner of Fleming claimed their charge could not see as a result of a head clash. Tarimo was ahead on the scorecards and well on the way to a victory.
"I don't know why they stop the fight, I was going to [stop him,], I'm not happy because I train for over six months for this fight. Now I look for the future. I want to be world champion I will fight anyone to make this possible," Tarimo said.
"My manager Tony Tolj works very hard and I know he can do this. My training team Benji Dimiotroski with Tony Nobbs is working very hard and I know no one can stop me. Give me any world champion from super featherweight to super bantamweight. Diaz, Herring, Alvarado, Navarette, Warrington, Russell, Xu Can, Angelo Leo, Nery,Figueroa, Akhmadaliev I am ready for everyone. I want to thank the IBF for all their opportunities, this help my family for give them better life"
Tarimo's Manager gave his take - "Bruno looked sensational and was just getting warmed up against Fleming, its not the result either team wanted but we move on. Bruno is as old school as you get. He will literally fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. Bruno is in the same mold as Oleksandr Usyk both are the consummate Road Warriors.
"We are looking for Bruno to drop in weight classes and campaign at super bantamweight. There is a reason he is called the Terminator, he does not stop till he terminates the opposition. We have seen Bruno defeat world rated and Olympic boxers since coming to Australia, Dib, English, Brunker, Gurdijeljac, May, Fleming. One thing is for certain, once Bruno gets his opportunity for a world championship its going to Hasta La Vista Baby for his opponents!"