“For this fight, I had a long training camp because I was preparing for the April 25 event,” Shevchenko. “But with all the gymnasiums closed, we had to find places outside. First, we went to Phoenix. Then the gymnasium closed. So we found places near lakes and mountains, so I know many places in Phoenix and Las Vegas. “
What could be the end result of all this training and preparation? Shevchenko thinks it’s an opportunity to get closer to the title. How could a victory over contender # 2 not be possible?
Of course, there is an obvious bump in the road if Shevchenko becomes worthy of a title hit. His sister is the champion of the division and they will not fight.
“I think so,” said Shevchenko of his title participation with a victory on Saturday. “(Chookagian) is number two. Of course, my sister is the champion and I will not fight her, but if she, for example, goes to the 135 pound division, then I will be in position. “
Shevchenko points out the possibility that Valentina will go bantamweight to fight Amanda Nunes. Rumors and hopes of a third fight between Valentina and Nunes have further intensified after Valentina’s dominant performance against Chookagian.
But for now, Chookagian is exactly where Shevchenko will stay focused.
“Every fight is very important, but it’s a big fight.”
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