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Q&A: Sergiy Dzinziruk

By Alexey Potapov

WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (36-0, 22 KOs) is looking to make a unification fight against IBF light middleweight champion Cory Spinks (37-5, 11 KOs) on October 31st in Las Vegas. Dzinziruk spoke about that and many other things in an exclusive interview with

Hello, Sergiy. Glad to see you again. How are you?

Hi Alex! I’m great, thanks.

There’s talk about a possible fight against Cory Spinks. Is it the truth?

Yes. Now I am at home in the Ukraine. After Universum Box-Promotion couldn’t organize my fight against Paul Williams, I was compelled to break off with this organization. They’re not getting me work. I contacted the managers of Spinks and offered them a unification fight. They suggested we discuss in detail in the USA. Next week I depart to America and I’ll organize that fight and probably and find a new promoter for myself.

Have you met with Klaus Peter Kohl to discuss the situation?

I wanted to meet with him, but probably he didn’t want it. As a result, now I communicate by means of the lawyer.

Why are you interested in a fight against Spinks?

This fight would be interesting to millions to fans of boxing and for a long time I dreamed of fighting in America. Such a fight is the best chance for me. Besides, Spinks wants the fight with me.

You’re not worried about carrying out a fight as soon as October 31st?

No, I keep myself in excellent condition and I perfectly know the style of conducting a fight against Spinks. I’ve seen a lot of his fights.

Do you have a manager?

No. I don’t think that it’s necessary for me. I’ve been in boxing for a lot of years and I also know it as a business. Assuredly I will have an advisor.

I spoke with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, he expressed interest in you fighting for his company K2 Promotions. Did you know this?

I want my fights to be seen in the Ukraine. I have agreed to meet with Vitali and talk about it. If conditions suit me, all is possible.

Did you speak with the WBO about your promotional situation?

They have granted me a delay in the defense of the title until February 2010. I should tell them thanks. They have understood the complex situation in which I’m involved.

I know, you wanted a fight against Paul Williams. But he will fight Kelly Pavlik on December 5th. Your prediction for this fight?

I think that chances are 50/50. They’re boxing superstars and everyone has chance to win. It will be an interesting fight.

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