One of the best contemporary armwrestlers tells us about his fight with Zhokh, his armfight with Tsyplenkov and his future battles in the TOP-16. ()
Devon is training for his return to the top of the sports Olymp. After the surgery on his right hand he had a long rehabilitation process. The process is not yet complete. But as we know, the TOP-16 is on the horizon. Larratt has no choice – he has to be ready to face the elite of modern armsport in the spring of 2014...
Chaffee beat Tsyplenkov on Nemiroff. Todd beat Chaffee 3:0. Does it mean that Michael is stronger than Denis?
I think that match between Denis and Michael could be spectacular. I belive that it would be an equal fight, but in the end Michael’s experience will prevail. I’d like to see it.
TOP-16 is ahead. You will take part in the project. Tell us about it in details.
TOP-16... I am very excited and very glad at the same time that I will participate. Now I can say for sure that I am not sitting idly by, so I will be ready for everything.
The armfight between Tsyplenkov and you is coming next year. What do you think, could you overcome Denis?
I am ready to fight with Denis in left hand. My right will be ready for the TOP-16 start. I will use all my potential to win with Denis.
Your victory over Zhokh was confident, but many people still give first round to Oleg. Do you want to meet again with Zhokh in an armfight?
I’d like to fight with Oleg once again. He is a very talented young man. We both weren’t fresh when we fought in Vegas. If there will be another armfight between us, it will erase all doubts.
Whom would you like to fight most of all?
I’d like to fight with Tsyplenkov, Usmanli and Binnie in left hand. And it would be interesting to fight with Tsyplenkov and Usmanli too and Voyevoda and Todd
When will we see you fight in right hand?
Not so long ago I took part in the armwrestling competitions in right hand. It was my first start after surgery. Generally, the fights were not bad, I felt no pain. But I have to reinforce the right hand before I take part in the battles for the World Champion title. By the way, I’m going to take the top in one blow.
What do you remember from watching Nemiroff World Cup 2013?
I was unable to watch the whole tournament, but I've seen some fights online. I am most impressed with Prudnyk. He is an amazing sportsman with a great future.
How do you think, will John Brzenk come back to the top of armwrestling?
Nothing is impossible. All results are fuelled by passion and John has enough of that.
Those who follow Larratt on Facebook, surely know that Devon is seriously preparing for the coming struggle. The sportsman regularly updates information about his training and performances, shares interesting photographs. There’s still a lot of time left to TOP-16. More precisely, it’s not enough time for the sportsmen, but for the fans the wait is painfully long. So it would be nice if the sportsmen could entertain us with interesting information about their workouts.
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