Feature | Apr 02 2015

‘Gabriel Campillo isn’t a big challenge for me,’ says Artur Beterbiev

The fearsome Russian light-heavyweight Beterbiev speaks ahead of fighting Gabriel Campillo on April 4
Artur Beterbiev
Beterbiev  |  Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions

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.