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: Start explosiveness. I would like this point to Kydyrgali. Kydyrgali is well-rounded armwerstler. He is explosive, technical, smart. But I’ve seen a lot of fights where he just smashed his opponents. He can win a fight in one touch. The only question is will it be enough against such big guy as Alex. Alex has a background in a track-and-field athletics and American football; his overall explosiveness should be good. How could he coordinate this on the table?
Endurance. This point is hard to discuss because we haven’t seen many fights. But if they are nearly equal in strength, smaller one is always more enduring. When you’re big you get tired faster. But Alex had some supermatch in Italy with Manuel Battaglia, so he has experience it it.
Technique. Alex has an amazing toproll. He is good in it, in taking rival’s wrist and applying his style. Kydyrgali is so well rounded that we saw him douing everything. He toprolls, he pulls in hook, he presses, and you’ll never know what he’s going to do. He can surprise you really fast. Alex’s toproll is all about strength.