Alina Zagitova’s rival Oleg Saitov said that their meeting would be a master class
Two-time Olympic boxing champion Oleg Saitov spoke about the demonstration fight with the winner of the 2018 Games figure skater Alina Zagitova. It is reported by “Match TV”.
The athlete said that their meeting would be a master class and would not be like sparring. “She will kill me! In no case! What sparring? I was told that there would be training. Sparring is a little different, not an option,” said Saitov.
He also revealed the plan for the upcoming meeting and expressed his readiness to help Zagitova if she decides to take up boxing. “It is necessary to show everything in a complex: the movement of the legs, defense, strikes. One doesn’t work without the other. I will show the main points that I would recommend paying attention to,” Saitov added.
The fight will take place on June 25 at Luzhniki as part of the Moscow Sports Day. The fact that Zagitova will hold a boxing fight was reported on June 20. Later it became known that she would fight with Olympic boxing champion Albert Batyrgaziev, but this information was denied.