Russian mixed style fighter Sergei Kharitonov believes that in the duel between Belarusian kickboxer Petr Romankevich and former amateur boxer, MMA fighter Islam Karimov, the advantage is on the side of the latter. He reported this on September 18 to Izvestia.
“I trained with Petya together. Karimov is a good boxer, I know. In kickboxing, Petya has a greater advantage. In boxing, I think it’s probably 60/40 in favor of Karimov. Well, Petya works, grows, and can also show what he is capable of. It’s actually an equal fight. But the chances are on the side of Karimov, because he is still a boxer, ”Kharitonov said.
On September 17, Russian boxer Kostya Tszyu assessed the chances of Pyotr Romankevich in a fight against Islam Karimov. He stated that victory depends on a competent coach and “working on mistakes.”
The day before Karimov said he would like to knock out the opponent. Karimov also recalled that in April at the HFC MMA tournament, Romankevich knocked out a fighter and won 20 seconds after the start of the fight. Karimov believes that the Belarusian kickboxer himself was shocked by such a hit.
The fight will take place on September 30 as part of the Super Series Fight Club REN TV.
Spectators are expected to fight Vagab Vagabov against Alex Nicholson, Pyotr Romankevich against Islam Karimov, Artem Tarasov against Svyatoslav Kovalenko, Daniyal Elbaev against Khadis Ibragimov.
The tournament will be held in the capital’s club “1930 Moscow”, tickets for the super series can be purchased at the link.