Professional boxer Alexei Papin wished Russian fighter Vagab Vagabov a successful fight and a bright victory in the upcoming fight with American Alex Nicholson. He told Izvestia about this on September 12.
Papin noted that he had known and followed Vagabov for a long time, so he would root for him at the upcoming meeting.
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“In terms of professionalism, he is truly a professional in his field. I know how he performed in boxing. And now in MMA he moves quite successfully. We are rooting for our people and wish Vagab a successful fight and a bright victory, ”the fighter concluded.
Earlier on September 12, Nicholson called the upcoming fight with Vagabov the most exciting episode in his life.
He promised that he would show the audience something amazing, epic, monumental.
On September 10, Vagabov announced that he was preparing to “scalp” another opponent. According to him, the battle with the American is nothing significant for him – so, “an ordinary fight, another head from which I must scalp, another victory that I must deserve.”
Earlier, on September 8, Nicholson promised to “follow the advice of God” in his upcoming fight with Vagabov. And he noted that it would be a great honor for him to fight with a Russian opponent.
The meeting of the fighters will be held on September 30 in the capital’s club “19/30 Moscow”. Live broadcast at 23:00 will be shown by the REN TV channel.
In addition to the duel between Vagabov and Nicholson, Petr Romankevich will face Islam Karimov and Artem Tarasov will face Svyatoslav Kovalenko in the upcoming event. Also, the fight will be held by pop MMA star Daniyal Elbaev and mixed martial arts fighter Khadis Ibragimov.