Kudriavtsev looking to derail the Murray machine

LONDON Andrey Kudriavtsev, mandatory challenger for the European Lightweight title has told Hennessy Sports “I am in an excellent shape and come to England to win the fight.”

Kudriavtsev arrives in Manchester this week ahead of his 2nd European title challenge when he takes on Manchester’s John Murray at the Robin Park Arena, Wigan on Saturday 25th September..

Matchroom Sport and Hennessy Sports will promote the 12 round European title fight which will be shown live on Sky Sports HD1 from 9pm.

The Ukrainian Number one believes “my Speed, unexpectedness and endurance are my trump card in the fight.”

Kudriavtsev is happy that his preparations for the fight have gone well. “My preparation for the fight was divided in 3 stages: in early summer I had training session in the Crimea, after that I had 4 weeks of sparring, a rating fight on August 30. At the moment I am at the Black sea resort training hard. I had 3 good sparring partners, fully satisfied with training process.”

“On September 25 I will have best sport conditions.” Added Andrey.

The experienced pro who has 34 wins to his name which 15 have been inside the distance has been watching footage of his opponent, Champion John Murray and said “We’ve scrutinized all weak and strong points of the opponent and will do my best to make a hard fight for him.”

On the exciting undercard, former WBC title challenger Albert Sosnowski, Prize-fighter winner Price Arron, former Commonwealth champion Paul Truscott, former British title challenger Josh Wale and hot prospects, Kid Galahad, Joe Murray and Phill Fury will all be back in action.

Tickets for this great night of boxing at the Robin Park Arena, Wigan are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased from the Matchroom Sport Box Office on 01277 359900. Tickets are £30 for unreserved seats and £60 for Ringside.

Article posted on 13.09.2010

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