This year, he already several times again was a step away from gold, and on the Zloty Tur in November we hope to see him on top of the podium.
How do you feel after the World Championship?
- This year the Worlds was very difficult, after the championship I felt very bad, I seriously injured my right hand. It was also restored for a long time, since it was hard to get a 10 kg weight loss. As a result, I started preparations for the Zloty Tur on the fifth of October. I usually have a month and a half of preparation to be in good shape.
Based on experience - where it is more difficult to fight, at the European / World Championships or the Zloty Tur?
- For me there is not much difference where to fight - at the World Championships or at the Zloty Tur, all the same everywhere in the finals I lose. This is of course a joke, but that's exactly what happens.
Who do you consider the most difficult opponent?
- I will pull in the category of up to 86 kg. In this category on the left hand an obvious favorite is Oleg Zhokh, all the others I can win. About the performance on the right hand, I can not say anything, I do not even know will I fight at all. Everything will depend on do I have time to cure the trauma and recover from it.
What do you think about Vendetta? Who do you think will be the winner?
- On the forthcoming Vendetta all fights will be very interesting. The most interesting, I think, will be the struggle between Michael Todd and Andrey Pushkar. Pushkar is always in good shape, and Michael Todd was seriously injured, but I think that to Vendetta he will be completely ready for the fight, it is very difficult to make a prediction for this fight. For me, a very interesting pair will be Rustam Babaev - Todd Hutchings, I think that Babaev will be a favorite.
I wish good luck to all participants of the forthcoming Vendetta and Zloty Tur!