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The head coach of the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), Javier Mendez commented on a possible fight between his team, the Russian fighter of the mixed style Habib Nurmagomedov, and the American boxer Floyd Mayweather. His words reports Sport24.
According to Mendes, Nurmagomedov has a chance only if the fight with Mayweather will resemble a street fight. “We need constant pressure and so on. Not particularly technical, but aggressive. Pure Boxing we can’t afford”, — said méndez. He noted that if the fight between Mayweather and Nurmagomedov will take place, it will certainly help the Russian athlete.
Talk of a possible duel between the Russian fighter and Mayweather began after the victory over Nurmagomedov Irishman Conor McGregor at UFC 229. The Russian turned to the American in social networks with a proposal to fight. Mayweather showed interest, but officially the game was announced. However, the American boxer, not a victim a single defeat in his professional career, had a fight with a representative of MMA in Japan. Mayweather defeated the Japanese kickboxer and MMA fighter Tensina Natsukawa in an exhibition Boxing match in the tournament Rizin 14.
30-year-old Nurmagomedov will be able to return to MMA in July 2019. Fighter received a nine-month suspension for attacking coach McGregor after their fight at UFC 229.
Nurmagomedov has not suffered a single defeat in MMA. He has 27 wins. The Mayweather 50 wins by Boxing rules.
Video, photo All from Russia.