April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015
Beterbiev

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I don’t think this [fighting Gabriel Campillo] is a big challenge for me. I’m ready to face the world champions and raise the bar higher. This is just another opponent for me.

This is another step that will move me closer to facing the champions at 175 pounds. I want to put on a solid fight and show that I’m one of the best fighters in this division.

A knockout is never a goal for me. I’m trying to show my work and my dedication in the ring, but usually that’s what happens.  Usually I finish with a knockout but that is not my main goal. My main goal is to box and show my skills.

My motivation is to face the champions. That’s why I work so hard every day in the gym. I will get there soon.

Why not face [Sergey] Kovalev? I’m ready. When I turned professional my goal was to meet the champions. He’s a champion now and I’d like to face the champions.

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