Boxing Fight: “That’s what top-tier boxers do. They just stroll through those who aren’t on their level, and that’s exactly what he did.” According to manager Neil Marsh, David Avanesyan is considering alternatives for a world title bout following his knockout of Liam Taylor.
The team of David Avanesyan is aiming for a world title bout against Yordenis Ugas, who defeated Manny Pacquiao and forced him to retire.
On last Saturday’s BOXXER programme at The SSE Arena, Wembley, the Russian welterweight ruthlessly defended his European title with a second-round stoppage of Liam Taylor.
However, Avanesyan is now eager to face WBA champion Ugas, who defeated Pacquiao on points in August in the Filipino star’s penultimate fight of his career.
“The only ones we believe could stop him are Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, but they would be fighting for their lives,” Avanesyan’s manager Neil Marsh told Sky Sports.
“The same thing would happen if they didn’t show up.”
“Listen, David is interested in any of them. Ugas appears to be the easiest [to make] because Spence’s career is uncertain and I don’t believe there is a fight arranged.
“Because Terence Crawford is set to fight Shawn Porter, the obvious choice is the man who has just boxed against a legend.” His popularity has skyrocketed.
“He appears to be a good fighter, so sure, we’re just trying to pick the simplest one to get hold of, rather than necessarily the easiest opponent.”
Taylor, who used aggressive tactics before being overwhelmed by the European champion’s better power, had a dramatic early battle with Avanesyan.
“That’s what top-tier boxers do. They just stroll through people who aren’t on their level, and that’s exactly what he did “Marsh stated.
“He couldn’t keep David away from him, so they rapidly adopted a fight fire with fire strategy.
“Did he [Avanesyan] anticipate that? No. Do we know why they did it? Yes. Did I expect that to happen during the fight? Yes.
“But I expected it to happen after he had tried to keep us at bay for five rounds and we had dragged him into a similar situation.
“David enjoys having fighters attack him because it makes his job easier. But he’s a really calm and experienced man.
“Some warriors would blow themselves up if he put him down, but he plays the long game with vigour. Of course, he was licking his lips, but nothing was taken for granted.”
The 33-year-old has previously expressed a desire to face Conor Benn, but Marsh believes Avanesyan’s latest victory would have served as a harsh warning to the British challenger.
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