October 6. Information center - Unbeaten Kazakh star Viktor Kotochigov is
relishing the difficult task ahead of him as he prepares to take on Maxi Hughes
on Friday’s huge Rotunda Rumble 4 event, Fightmag reports.
Kotochigov (12-0, 5 KOs) defends his WBC International
lightweight title against Hughes (21-5-2, 4 KOs) on the huge D4G Promotions
event in association with Round 10 Boxing and MTK Global at Caesars Bluewaters
Dubai, live on ESPN+ and IFL TV.
It looks set to be the toughest test of Kotochigov’s career
so far, but he’s determined to get a win here and move on to even bigger fights
in the future.
Kotochigov said: “The upcoming fight is a real test for me. The
opponent is very serious with a good record, and he beat Jono Carroll in his
last fight, so I have had to train hard.
“I’ve watched him, and he is a cunning boxing who is
technical, and I’m sure we will have a good fight. Title fights are probably
the biggest motivation that keeps me in this sport. This is my goal and I will
continue to achieve it.
“I am looking forward to the fight in Dubai, and I am sure
it will be a great show. I want to win this fight, and then get the opportunity
to fight with more great boxers in the future.”
Elsewhere on Friday’s show, amateur superstar Hovhannes
Bachkov makes his highly-anticipated professional debut against 22-6 opponent
Samuel Gonzalez, rising star Blane Hyland takes on Mohamed Salah Abdelghany, and
knockout king Faizan Anwar faces JR Mendoza.