Devon Larratt gave a short interview to armpower.net on his preparation for the upcoming match with "Russian Hulk" Denis Tsyplenkov ()
Devon, lately you do not often appear in the information space. What is the reason?
Yes, I “disappeared from the radars” for a while in order to look ahead and understand what I need to do in order to defeat Denis Tsyplenkov at the Vendetta All Stars in November. I even try to learn a few phrases in Russian.
Are you going, like Conor MacGregor, to use a trash-talk to unbalance your opponent?
No, I respect Denis very much, I really believe that this athlete is a living embodiment of power. I do not know anyone who could compare with him in terms of strength and professionalism. I watch all the available videos with him and the weights that he pulls ... fuh ... it's just incredible.
Does it scare you?
No, I just understand that even when I am betting on a strategy, I must somehow get as close as possible to him in terms of power indicators. That is why I made a sharp turn in my training process towards strength training. I am very grateful to PAL for making this match possible.
What do you mean by a “sharp turn”?
Before I used to have a lot of pulling before the big game, spent most of the time at the table. Now I am back in the gym and focused on working on my whole body.