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Baysangurov-Konecny Kiev presser

By Alex “Oscar” Potapov
Photos: SES Boxing/Y. Stolitniy

WBO junior middleweight champion Zaur Baysangurov (27-1, 20 KOs) and interim WBO champion Lukas Konecny (48-3, 23 KOs) ​held a press conference for Saturday’s showdown ​at the Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine.

Zaur Baysangurov: I’m sure it will be amazing and interesting fight. I had a good training camp in California with my new coach Abel Sanchez. I’m ready for war and will show on Saturday the best I can do.

Lukas Konecny: I am very happy to be the second time in Ukraine. Kiev is a great place. For the first time our fight did not take due to the injury of Zaur, but now I’m sure nothing will prevent us to find out who is the best. Baysangurov is a good fighter, but I’m confident of victory. It will be a spectacular fight. See you on Saturday.

Ulf Steinforth, SES Boxing: The Fight between Zaur and Lukas will qualify for the fight of the year. Saturday will be a battle of the two best European fighters for the junior middleweight title. We are looking forward to this fight and confident of Lukas’ victory.

Alexander Krassyuk, K2: I’m sure on Saturday will be our most exciting and intriguing fight in the history of professional boxing in Ukraine. You have to see this!

Wladimir Klitschko, the undisputed world heavyweight champion: I do not doubt Saturday Baysangurov and Konecny ​​will deliver an entertaining fight for the millions of fans of boxing. Let the strongest boxer win!

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