Richard Lupkes, top American armwrestler, will fight again in Vendetta in Vegas. This time in the superheavyweight category, 95 + kg, with the Ukrainian arm Sergey Tokarev. After the last failure in a heavy fight with Andrey Pushkar, Lupkes has a chance to rebuild his image of one of the top and undefeated armwrestlers in the USA.
Like a truck – that's how Lukpes summed up Andrey's strength after the last fight.
Andrey is number one for a reason, I have lots of respect for him – says Lupkes. - It was great fighting him, but I felt like a small child.
The score of the Lupkes – Pushkar fight was crushing – 0:6, but Richard is a veteran and has a lot of distance. This time he will also face a younger, top armwrestler.
I hope I do better this time, I'm really waiting for this fight – says Lupkes. - Andrey was a tough opponent. I don't know Sergey, I only know he's younger!
Lupkes spends 2-3 hours a day in a gym.
I work with weights every day and stay healthy. I train with Igor's grips and incorporate his techniques into my workouts. This will be fun! - says Richard.
Lupkes prefers to fight with his right arm. His toughest opponents so far were the technical guru – John Brzenk, the quick-hitting Arson, Michael Todd – fanous or his technique, and super-strong Denis Tsyplenkov.
Lupkes loves a challenge and the atmosphere of brotherhood in armwrestling., meeting new people and old friends. How will he do at the upcoming Vendetta? Fingers crossed!
Armfight #44 will take place on 24th October in Las Vegas, on one of the scenes at Fremont Street. There will also be a TV broadcast in CBS Sport Network.