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Artur Beterbiev & Adam Deines Prepared for Saturday’s Showdown | FightBookMMA
March 18, 2021
MOSCOW — After practically 18 months, WBC/IBF gentle heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) will make his first title protection as a unified world champion Saturday towards Adam Deines (19-1-1, 10 KOs) from Megasport Area in Moscow. Beterbiev, boxing’s solely world champion with a one hundred pc knockout charge, returns to his house nation for the primary time as knowledgeable.
Deines, who resides in Germany, has gained a pair of bouts for the reason that lone lack of his profession.
Programming Be aware: Undefeated welterweight contender Alexander Besputin (13-0, 9 KOs), who was initially scheduled to combat Maximiliano Ricardo “El Picante” Veron, will now tackle Viktor Plotnikov (33-10, 15 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Besputin-Plotnikov will open the ESPN+unique portion of the published (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT). The 12-round tremendous middleweight battle of unbeatens – Azizbek Abdugofurov vs. Pavel Silyagin — is the brand new co-feature and can air instantly previous Beterbiev vs. Deines on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Listed here are a few of Beterbiev’s ideas earlier than his showdown towards Deines.
“It’s been a tough 12 months for everybody. Now, I’m feeling good. I had an excellent preparation, excellent camp in Russia. We’re prepared for a combat.”
“I’m very joyful to have a combat in my house nation. We studied Adam. We watched some movies. We now have a few methods.”
“You by no means hear predictions from me. I’m a easy boxer. I’m not like Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali can say, I’ll knock him out in eight rounds, or 10 rounds, however I’m not like this. I’m centered on doing my finest.”
SATURDAY, March 20, 2021
ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
Artur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deines, 12 rounds, Beterbiev’s WBC/IBF Mild Heavyweight World Titles
Azizbek Abdugofurov vs. Pavel Silyagin, 12 rounds, Abdugofurov’s WBC Silver Tremendous Middleweight Title
ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT
Khariton Agrba vs. Helber Rojas, 10 rounds, junior welterweight
Alexander Besputin vs. Viktor Plotnikov, 10 rounds, welterweight
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