During the preparation of the Top-8 project PAL has provided the position of a backup fighter. In this project, such athlete is only one, in the future their number can go up to three.
“Vitaly Laletin became the ninth, reserve participant in the Top-8. We understand that Denis Tsyplenkov will hardly be qualitatively replaced, but Vitaly is a worthy candidate, even according to Denis’ words”, – said Igor Mazurenko, President of PAL.
PAL announced to Dmitry Trubin about the replacement and has already prepared a plan for working with Vitaly Laletin. It will make the necessary official applications, and the audience will see Vitaly in the fight already in the first stage of the Top-8.
What if Tsyplenkov recovered by the time of the second stage?
“We will not be able to return Denis his place in the Top-8 project, it would not be a very logical replacement. Naturally, we expect Denis to return to normal, so we ensure that he will participate in the project next year without qualifying fights”, – added Mazurenko.
According to the regulations, the reserve athlete can appaer at any stage of the competition – even in the second stage – and pull until the end of the project, regardless of the speed of recovery or the readiness to continue the fights of the athlete who dropped out. We can not return the retired back. Therefore, all participants should carefully monitor their condition, because at stake is the title of the strongest!