Russian kickboxer Sergei Ponomarev before the upcoming fight with Islam Murtazaev expressed confidence that he and his opponent would show a beautiful fight. He spoke about this on Saturday, February 4, in an interview with Izvestia.
Ponomarev called Murtazaev an excellent fighter.
“Kickboxing top, hits hard with legs, arms. The battle ended in a split second, everything is clear, competent, ”he added.
According to the sportsman, the meeting with Murtazaev is important for him. He noted that this fight motivates him to move forward.
“See you in the ring. I am preparing and I am sure that he is also preparing, so we will show a beautiful fight to the audience, ”Ponomarev said.
The fight between Ponomarev and Murtazaev will take place in Minsk on February 17 as part of the REN TV Fight Club. Super Series.
Four fights will take place this evening, which will be fought according to the rules of kickboxing. One of the most anticipated events of the evening will be the fight between Piotr Romankevich and Saulo Cavalari.
Pop-MMA star Artem Tarasov and Armenian kickboxing champion David Khachatryan will also meet in the ring.
In addition, Gadzhi “Automatic” Navruzov and Fernando Rodriguez will fight in the battle. Their competition will be held in the status of a rematch, since in August 2022 the athletes had already met and the fight ended with the victory of Rodriguez.
On February 1, Rodriguez turned to Gadzhi Avtomat and promised to knock him out. According to the Brazilian, Avtomat “couldn’t do anything in the first fight” and sought help from the judges after the fight.