MURAT GASSIEV advanced to the semifinal round of the WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES with a third-round stoppage of KRZYSZTOF WLODARCZYK on Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey.
“I had a great opponent tonight. I prepared myself for a tough fight but it is boxing and anything can happen.
“We do a lot of work in the gym and I just listened to my coach round after round and he told me what I needed to do. That’s all I needed.
“We worked hard to try to avoid this kind of shot but unfortunately he got a really hard shot through and hurt me.
“We knew how good he was and we prepared hard for it. I wanted to use the jab as much as possible. My strength is the second part of the fight and we were hoping to bring him to the later part of the fight and take advantage.”
“I really wanted Gassiev to win, because he’s going to taste the power of a real man against me. His opponent tonight was past his time, I’m ready to show him what a champion looks like and give him a challenge he’s never faced before.
“I want to take his belt. I want to get in the ring and destroy Gassiev.”
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