Eternal confrontation, one of the brightest fights of the first stage of the Top-8 is the fight of Evgeny Prudnik and Rustam Babaev. And as a result of this fight in the four of champions - a new participant. ()
Unlike Rustam, Evgeny had a great flight and adaptation. And during the struggle he checked himself for readiness for the second stage and looked for weak spots. Was it difficult for Prudnik to earn his victory?
Evgeny, what do you remember about Malaysia?
- Heat, moisture, cane juice - the only thing that saved, very cold air conditioners, from which we warmed in jackets, the sea - boiling water, I have never felt anything like that anywhere. Spicy food.
A month before the fight, you found out that your opponent is Rustam Babayev. Why did you gain so much weight? Or is it for later?
- I was preparing seriously and approached this issue responsibly. I decided to gain as much as I can, because I always held the weight, but here there was a chance to try myself at the maximum weight.
Was this weight too much for you? Did it affect the reaction rate and acidification?
- No, this weight was just quite adequate for me. It gave me the strength I needed, but the endurance remained. No acidification, no effect on the reaction, everything went only in a positive direction.
When did you realize that you could beat Rustam without problems?
- In the first round I hold his start, and that was enough for me. I realized that this is the most basic thing that I need to do in the first part, and I was preparing for the start. Then I realized that I would win.