I have defeated Michael Grant. He had prepared very well, he well represented fouls with his elbow and showed destruction of my attacks. I have some claims to the judge, which let Grant hold my head down; this really disturbed me when I was trying to shorten up a distance and give some series of punches in corpus to him.
fot. Mike Gladysz
When I was near him, he put his long hands on my head and was pushing it down to the floor. Grant also showed when he was in danger, he liked to use clinch attack on me. I felt his elbow on my head a lot during the fight, and the bursts and bleeding on my face were interfering my concentration. I also felt his punches from the right hand, whom he kept hitting me, he especially got me with those in the sixth round. Strong, and concentrated Michael Grant did everything to knock me down. He couldn’t do it, and I didn’t really show much my boxing. But it’s usual for an opponent, knowing my style, to minimalize my good side at boxing. But I won and this counts. I need to calmly watch this fight on the television, to fix the mistakes that I have made, and watch out for them in the future. This was a fight with very strong, tall, and conditionally well prepared fighter. Today, I know what I can expect in fights with tall fighters. Grant’s physic condition, his strength, and the way he fought with me had a big importance at the final result. A lot of boxing fans will have deficiency that I did not knock Grant down, but we have to remember that he was disappointed, because he didn’t knock me down; he said he will. In one word, I win another fight with a powerful and big boxer. I’m not falling into euphoria, but the result went into the world. The fight wasn’t boring at all, and it had some dramatic moments. Boxing should be like that, when the rank of a fight is high. Now, it’s the time of a conclusion from the fight and rest. Later on, we’ll think about the fighting. I want to thank my fans for doping during the fight, and in front of a TV. Thousands more people were watching it. Thank you all.
fot. Mike Gladysz