By Yuri Tarantin
Former world champion Roman Karmazin is giving his countryman, Dmitry Sukhotsky, a will-power shot to defeat WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson later tonight in Quebec, Canada. Karmazin says Sukhotsky, who has never been stopped and has a decent punch, has to go for a knockout in order to secure the victory. He sees Stevenson as being able a very good boxer, a level above his opponent, but Sukhotsky as being strong willed.
"In boxing, of course, anything is possible. Naturally we will be rooting for our guy, but let's be honest - he has little chance [of victory]. I've seen a few fights involving Stevenson. I liked him very much - technically beating everyone he was up against. Sukhotsky, his background is being straightforward boxer, but he has a good shot. Sukhotsky - can beat a boxer with character. Why is boxing good? The fact that you can lose the entire battle, but in the twelfth round get a knockout. Sukhotsky should only strive to get a knockout because on points he will not win," Karmazin said.
Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru