Boxer Gassiev wants to unify the championship belts

Боксер Гассиев хочет объединить чемпионские пояса

The new owner of the title of world champion IBF in the first heavy weight of Russian Murat Gassiev, who won yesterday’s battle against compatriot Denis Lebedev, said that he wanted to knock out the enemy, according to “Sport-Express”.

“Tried to do everything not to bring the case to the referee notes. I really wanted to win by a knockout…” — quotes the edition Gassieva.

According to the boxer, he knew that Lebedev will fight to the end. “Denis showed championship character, he has a big heart,” said Gassiev, noting that the enemy was beaten very harshly and strongly.

Боксер Гассиев хочет объединить чемпионские пояса
Right to left: Denis Lebedev and Murat Gassiev

After the fight Lebedev wished Gassieva luck, and he thanked her opponent for the fight, writes “Sport-Express”.

In addition, in an interview with R-sport, the new champion said that in the case of the fight is a rematch I would like to fight for the WBA belt.

“I would like to meet with all the current world Champions to unify the belts, but it is the work of my team — they’ll say, who’s next,” added boxer.

Lebedev held a mandatory IBF defence against 23-year-old Gassieva on Saturday in Moscow. This defeat was a 37-year-old Lebedev third in his career with 29 victories. For Gassieva this victory was the 24th. Long before the fight Lebedev was considered the clear favorite, but is closer to the day of the battle quotes changed.