By Andrey Krikunov
Ukrainian cruiserweight prospect Ismayl Sillakh (11-0, 10 KOs) has started blog on Sport.ua website. In his recent entries, Sillakh wrote about his upcoming bout against Daniel Judah which will take place this weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. fight.
“Daniel Judah is the quality of my new level of my opposition," - wrote Sillakh. – “He’s 32 years old and has 30 fights on his record (23-4-3, 10 KOs). In 2008 he won IBF International light heavyweight title. Last year he lost the decision to Glen Johnson in a 10-round fight.
"I’m feeling really good before the fight. I’ve had 4 weeks of training camp and have been prepared for 10 rounds (Ismayl has yet to fight a bout longer than 6 rounds. – A.K.) I’ve also had 12 sparring bouts. Now I feel myself like an artist – I hope that everything will be all right. I don’t have problems with psychology and physically I’m as fit as ever. I’m facing the toughest test in my professional career for now and I believe that I’ll pass it with dignity”.
Sillakh also promised that on the night of the fight that he will be cheered on by Ukrainian boxers Sergiy Dzinziruk and Wladimir Sidorenko, as well as by the American boxer James Toney.