So finally, the dream match is set. Devon Larratt who is one of the best left-hand pullers in the history and Denis Tsyplenkov who is also one of the strongest left hands in the history will face each other. ()
Devon Larratt did not participate PAL events so often but a few times only. I remember his first experience with Vendetta was against Taras Ivakin more than 10 years ago in Dubai. Then another one that I remember was against Andrey Pushkar with left hand when Andrey was still pulling tested events. Devon pulled great and he successfully defeated Andrey 5-1.
Denis has been around for about 10 years at World Level and he many times has proved to be the strongest armwrestler in the world. Of course, he has losses as well but most of the times he was the king of the day. Denis' right arm I believe is stronger than his left but his right arm competitions were also tougher. In fact, Devon's right was also stronger than his left till his right-hand injury.
Denis has not been around often enough in last a few years to judge his shape but he is experienced enough to bring himself to such a great meeting, ready. As far as I remember he was gone for some time and then pulled Michael Todd an Armfight in US and he won 4-2.
This match will be for the World Title and it will be Pure Raw Power vs Endurance+Strategy. Devon is smart technical and experienced enough to manipulate Denis but still he needs enough of power to make all these effective enough to get the result to keep his title. Not sure how the shape of Devon will be but I am sure that he will come as big as he was when he met John Brzenk 2008 England event.
Another key point about the result, will be about how smart Denis will be about before the match starts. If Denis falls into the trap of Devon about long grip fights then Denis will most likely lose the Armfight. Denis needs to make sure to save his power for the start of the match. Otherwise after round one or two his hand will be tired against the best endurance puller in the world. Denis' chance is high if he can keep himself fresh enough till the starts. The match will be under the WAF rules and PAL has been using these rules for many years. So Denis is much used to pulling under such rules while Devon had been pulling a pro event in US where the rules were not as strict as WAF rules. This may be a disadvantage for Devon if he does not train for WAF rules.