Shavkat Rakhimov: It's time to fight for other titles
Tomorrow the current IBO world champion Shavkat Rakhimov (13-0) will make the third title defense. Rofhiwa Maemu (18-7-2) will enter the ring against him. The bout will be the main event of the show in Yekaterinburg.
The weight-in of participants the RCC Boxing Promotions tournament, where the opponents met face to face first time took place today. Both fighters weigh in under limit, so tomorrow we will see a 12-round title fight.
Rakhimov told how he prepared and noted that he would like to box for other titles: « The coach and I used many new things in preparation for the fight. We changed the approach to physical training and sparring. In tactical terms, the coaching staff has done a lot of work - I will stick to the plan. I want to fight for the title of other organizations. But now the main thing is tomorrow's fight, I don’t want to guess. We will see».
Interestingly, this fight can be watched not only in Russia, but also in England. In addition, the tournament will have a live stream in the RCC official channel on YouTube – link