Kubanychbek refutes Saidjamolov’s boxing superiority claims: “I’ve faced better strikers and found ways to win”

Manama: In a recent interview, prior to his BRAVE CF 46 match against Abdisalam Kubanychbek, Tajikistan’s Jahongir Saidjamolov commented on his rival’s skills and his own too, stating that his striking superiority would be seen once they were both locked inside the cage. The words were not very well received by Omok, who fired back and denied Saidjamolov’s claims.

“Throughout my career I’ve faced many talented athletes. I’ve fought very decorated boxers, such as Kazim Tumenov, a world champion of hand-to-hand fighting, Movsar Baymaskhanov… I mean, very skillful striking fighters, and I’ve always found ways to win”, he said.

Kubanychbek’s theory is simple: every fighter, no matter how well-rounded he is, has holes in his game, and, inside the cage, his job is to find such cracks and explore them. “I know that there’s a key to victory against each and every opponent. His one is also there, I’ll explore it and, inshallah, use this key to get the victory”, he said.

Abdysalam Kubanychbek holds a professional record of 16 wins and only three losses. On the other hand, Jahongir Saidjamolov’s pro record is 14-4. The Kyrgyz and the Tajikistani stars will meet in a featured BRAVE CF 46 main card bout.

BRAVE CF 46 takes place on January 16, in Sochi, Russia. The event, which marks the very first card of the truly global MMA promotion in Russia, will be held in association with the local promoters of Krepost Selection. In the main event of the evening, the Super Lightweight champion Eldar Eldarov will put his title on the line against the challenger Leonardo Mafra, from Brazil.