Emelianenko was booed by his own. Sasha cut his opponent’s face, but almost collapsed
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The referee made a difficult decision that not everyone liked.
On Friday, May 26, at a fighting tournament in Moscow, Alexander Emelianenko will try to return to the path of victories in a duel against blogger Yevgeny Ershov. Recently, the once popular heavyweight has only disappointed the public, but in the old days he literally endured packs of rivals, collecting early victories. And then the brother of the Last Emperor was opposed not by bloggers, but by dangerous competitors with a worthy record.
In one of these fights, Alexander smashed his opponent’s face into blood, but miraculously escaped defeat, getting lost after a hard hit. The audience didn’t like the referee’s verdict.
New offers from the UFC
The main event of the ProFC: Russia vs. Europe, which took place on March 29, 2009 in Rostov-on-Don, was a fight between Alexander Emelianenko and Ibragim Magomedov. A native of Dagestan went on a series of three victories, and did not concede in nine fights in order. The experienced heavyweight won several prestigious tournaments, including the M1 Grand Prix, looked into the top PRIDE organization, fought the Croatian Mirko Filipovich according to MMA rules, fought Fedor Emelianenko in combat sambo competitions.
The brother of the Last Emperor, however, also at that moment could boast of a chic series. Five early wins in a row in the first rounds hinted that Emelianenko was also in perfect order. Yes, and Alexander took the preparation quite seriously in those days.
— I train a lot, run, box. Now I am in very good shape. I am ready both physically and functionally. I will beat Ibragim Magomedov. I know that he has had many fights and is a very experienced fighter. He comes out in order to win, and not just to light up and once again perform in the ring. Ibrahim and I will show a good and beautiful fight, ”Emelianenko said in an interview with MixFightNews.ru.
Alexander was so confident in himself that even before the start of the fight he did not hesitate to talk about his future plans. Emelianenko quite casually told how the Absolute Fighting Championship showed special interest in his person.
“As for the UFC, as soon as I became a free fighter, all new offers also come from them,” Alexander was quoted by MixFightNews.ru.
Heavy blow exchange
The spectators of the tournament in Rostov-on-Don, having enjoyed the victory of another bright Russian heavyweight Shamil Abdurakhimov, were waiting for the main event of the evening. Ring announcer Alexander Zagorsky spoke about the previous successes of his opponents and hurried to leave. Only three remained in the ring: two heavyweights and a referee. From the hall it was heard: “Sasha, come on!” It seemed like something big was about to happen…
Nevertheless, the heavyweights were in no hurry to cut themselves in the first seconds, each of them was preparing his deadly attack. True, this preparation was delayed. Not seconds passed, but tens of seconds – the opponents were still preparing, but did not attack. And finally it began – a swift exchange of heavy blows began. Competitors were just trying to knock each other out.
After the next exchange, Alexander got lost, began to fall over, even sat down, but still did not collapse. Staying on his feet, Emelianenko hastened to attack Magomedov himself. Then, for some time, the rivals grappled in the stance, trying to make a transfer, and when they let go of each other, the referee suddenly intervened.
The judge noticed that Ibragim’s face was broken – one of Emelianenko’s hardest blows had an effect. The doctors tried to do something quickly with the cut, but they failed. The referee had to make a difficult decision – to give the victory to Alexander. Fedor’s brother did not show anything special in 51 seconds of the fight, but the dangerous blow performed by Magomedov looked much more convincing. Perhaps for this reason, the audience was not too pleased.
Having learned the verdict of the arbitrator, the hall burst into a whistle, although he did everything in accordance with the rules. The victory, albeit not the most impressive one, allowed Emelianenko to continue his successful streak. True, Alexander never made it to the UFC – for some reason, the “new offers” from Dana White did not interest him.
Michael Hunter Explains Why Fury Avoided Usyk Fight
American heavyweight michael hunter (21-1-1, 14 KOs), WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBA, WBO and IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs).
“Tyson, as it were, avoided a fight with Usyk and did not carry out the fight. If he was the best in the world then it would be very easy to fight him, he was the A side of everything. He had every opportunity, but still did not accept the challenge. Slightly smaller, well-moving fighters like Usyk pose problems for fighters like Fury.
Fury got in trouble every time he stepped into the ring with a guy who was a little smaller and had good legs. I’m just that kind of fighter,” Hunter said.
The Fury-Usyk fight was supposed to be played on April 29, but the boxing teams could not come to an agreement.
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The Russian boxer fell into a coma right in the ring. How was he allowed to fight?!
The tragedy could have been avoided…
The evening of boxing attracted great attention of sports fans from all over the country. The fans in the stands and at the TV screens enjoyed the fights, in one of which the fate of the championship belt was decided. From the first rounds, the challenger took possession of the advantage, but the opponent did not want to give up. This led to tragedy.
Roman died without regaining consciousness.
“Roman has strange eyes”
Russian Sergey Kovalev by the beginning of the winter of 2011 scored a good move in professional boxing. For two and a half years, the Crusher managed to hold 17 fights, 16 of which ended in victories and only one ended in a draw. The vast majority of fights took place in the USA and only in one case did the future champion appear in the ring in front of the Russian public.
On December 5, 2011, a native of the Chelyabinsk region Kovalev was scheduled for the second professional fight in Russia. In Yekaterinburg, Sergei had to meet in the ring with compatriot Roman Simakov, who also boasted a good record: 19 wins, one draw and one defeat. A boxer from Kemerovo at that time held the belt of the Asian WBC light heavyweight champion. It was this title that was at stake on that ill-fated evening.
The confrontation between two promising Russian professionals aroused great interest among the public. The fight was broadcast live on a federal channel, and the famous Russian champion Kostya Tszyu appeared at the weigh-in ceremony and called on all Ural boxing fans to attend the fight. Nobody noticed anything suspicious at that moment, only later Kovalev remembered some oddities in the opponent’s appearance.
– At the weigh-in procedure, when, standing face to face, we posed for photographers, I noticed that Roman had some strange, slightly shining eyes. Then I thought that the doctors could not allow a sick boxer into the ring. Perhaps, in preparation for the fight, he “dried himself”, drove weight, and this affected his well-being? The body can feel differently when you start preparing for a fight, ”Kovalev was quoted by the Akboxing portal.
“I hope you’re smart enough to stop the fight”
The duel began with reconnaissance: the rivals had never met even as amateurs, and therefore they were in no hurry to give all their best. It was impossible to say for sure who would take advantage. In one of the episodes, Roman hit Sergei in the head – as he admitted later, it even darkened in his eyes. But the Crusher also worked well on the opponent.
From the second round, Kovalev seized the initiative and did not miss it again. Several times Sergey hit the opponent’s body, tested his liver, did a great job at the ropes. The blows of the Crusher became harder and harder, successfully passed the series. Simakov answered, but not so convincingly, and somewhere by the end of the fourth round it became clear that only a miracle would help him rectify the situation. Coach Kovaleva even asked his athlete to be softer with his opponent.
“Those were hooks in the fourth round. I think three. After them, it became obvious that Roman stopped responding adequately. Needless to say, he was completely shocked at that moment. But I noticed that he had impaired coordination of movements and reflexes. Before the fifth round, he said to Kovalev: “Do not box with him at full strength, hit the body, hit the hands.” And after the fifth: “I hope that the people in Simakov’s corner will be smart enough to stop the fight. Their fighter is no longer able to resist, ”Kovalev’s coach Abel Sanchez said in an interview with Sportbox.ru.
Twice Simakov was in standing knockdowns, in the sixth round the referee started the countdown. Roman decided to continue the fight, but his corner did not react to this decision. However, in the seventh round, after a series of not the strongest blows, the champion sat down on the floor, and the judge was forced to stop the fight. The defeated boxer tried to stand up, holding on to the ropes, but his legs would not hold him. The loser had to leave the ring on a stretcher.
“Hold on, Roman!”
Later it became known that even in the ring Simakov fell into a coma. At the hospital, he underwent a craniotomy and a hematoma was removed. All seven hours, while the operation lasted, the hemorrhage in the brain did not stop. Kovalev, having learned what was happening with his opponent, turned to him through social networks, wishing to get out of the most difficult situation as soon as possible.
– I am very worried about this, I feel sorry for him very much. I pray he gets out. On Tuesday evening I returned to Chelyabinsk, and on Wednesday my wife Natalya and I went to church, lit candles and ordered a prayer to the priest for his health. I offer my sincere apologies to Roma’s relatives – I did not want this for him. Hold on Roman! — wrote Kovalev.
Less than 30 minutes after this publication, Simakov died. Kovalev took the death of his opponent very painfully and was not even sure that he would continue his career. However, he still decided not to leave boxing and eventually got to the world titles in several prestigious versions at once. Crusher promised to transfer the fee from the subsequent fight to the family of the deceased, and even after that he repeatedly dedicated sports successes to Roman.
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Vice-world champion in jiu-jitsu died at the age of 32 due to cardiac arrest
World Jiu-Jitsu silver medalist Sandra Badi has died at the age of 31. This is reported by the official website of the club, for which the French athlete played.
According to Insidethegames, the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
“She was an iconic figure at the club and will leave a huge void in her wake. Our hearts go out to her family in this terrible ordeal. Many have reached out to us, so we are creating a fund for her family to give them a little support during this difficult time.
Badi won the silver medal at the 2022 World Championships in Abu Dhabi in the 48 kg weight category. Also, the athlete is the winner in team competitions and the owner of bronze in the individual championship at the 2022 World Games.
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