We asked experts to share their visions about the fight of Evgeniy Prudnik and Rustam Babaiev. Raimonds Liepins, Janis Amolins, Engin Terzi and Devon Larratt answer. ()
Raimonds Liepins & Janis Amolins: These two are real heavyweighters. Even if Tim lost the match, it was never easy. He has fights against Larratt, Bagent. He pulled with Babaiev and Kvikvinia. Kvikvinia found a way to beat him but if Tim stops somebody’s start, it is hard to beat him.
Starting explosiveness. 100% it goes to Levan. The older you get, the slower you get. For example, whem Todd Hutchings pulled Rustam Babaiev, he was very stong but was not be able to stop Rustam. Tim is faster than Todd is, he stopped the hit and could even start. Levan is not very fast too but I would say that he is younger and bigger, he will win the start.
Endurance. Here a big favorite is Tim Bresnan. We have seen when Levan stopped somebody, he even don’t know what to do and anything can happen. Tim doesn’t have this problem, he have been pulling in supermatches for years. If Tim stops Levan and it would be 15-20 seconds match, Tim will win it.
Technique. Levan has really good coordination for such a huge man. He can go inside, he has good hand control. He improved his technique, he pulls much better now, but Tim… He is also good! He had more time to develop his style and technique. He does almost the same all time. He stops his opponent having good wrist position; he can rotate from the deep hook. His style works for him perfectly. So this point go to Tim Bresnan.