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Photos: Zolani Tete, Mikhail Aloyan - Go Face To Face in Russia

The Ali Trophy 118lb QF and WBO World Championship -  - and the 200 lb QF and IBF Eliminator - Ruslan Fayfer vs Andrew Tabiti - will be contested this Saturday at the Ekaterinburg Expo in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

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All four fighters were in confident mood at Thursday’s press conference in Ekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city and the cultural center of the Urals.

“I am in good shape, ready for the fight,” said South Africa’s Zolani Tete (27-3, 21 KOs), the WBO World Champion.

“As a world champion you must be ready to adjust and adapt, so whatever Aloyan will be bringing I will adjust and take him out.”

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Russia’s Mikhail Aloyan (4-0) is hoping the home advantage will give him the edge over Tete.

“The fact that we are fighting in Ekaterinburg will bring out the best in me. I am ready for the fight.”

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His countryman Ruslan Fayfer (23-0, 16 KOs) is relying on his greater experience to beat American Andrew 'The Beast' Tabiti (16-0, 13 KOs).

“I have more experience than Tabiti,” said Fayfer. “I am not going to reveal anything, I will show everything during the fight. Everything you should see you will see on Saturday night.”

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Tabiti was diametrically opposite in his answer.

“I’m on my A-game,” he said. “I came here for the W, nothing else. I am going to knock this guy out!”

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Comment by Andre_parker1 on 10-11-2018

tete has this cool swagger,hope he wins the tournament, Inoue,Burnett and Rodriguez are no pushovers however..it's a real pick'em tournament

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