The full version of the interview can be viewed on the Armbets TV Youtube channel, and here are some excerpts from it:
Igor Mazurenko: Levan, how can you comment on your fight with Dima Trubin?
Levan Saginashvili: Everything was very unexpected.
Igor Mazurenko: Unexpected for you or unexpected for someone?
Levan Saginashvili: I think for everyone. After the Worlds, I practically trained for two weeks. I had to recover, add more and relax well. I got it all, I'm satisfied.
Igor Mazurenko: Everything that happened on the table with Dima Trubin corresponded to the scenario that was known several months ago. Many called to us and said that this fight was not very good because Dmitry would not be able to beat you. In turn, when we saw that Dima began to gain strength, show his films and to give serious resistance to Andrey Pushkar at competitions, everyone cheered and all the fans said in one voice that this fight would naturally be won by Dmitry. In the first round, when you came to the table and took the first grip. What did you feel when you took Dmitry's hand?
Levan Saginashvili: I felt that I was very comfortable and that I was superior in strength. He has a very thin wrist and for me it is very convenient to grip. I completely controlled his hand and he could not top-roll.
Igor Mazurenko: He started with a relaxed arm or a tense arm?
Levan Saginashvili: IHe committed his shoulder a lot. I did not fight him with a shoulder, I worked only by pronation.
Igor Mazurenko: During the press conference, the question was asked who would win? I asked you a question: “Levan, will you win?” And you answered me: “I will win 100%!”
Levan Saginashvili: I was sure. It is otherwise impossible. I was confident in myself and in my abilities.
Igor Mazurenko: You feel that you have a supply of strength to progress. Does your heavy weight prevent you from progressing?
Levan Saginashvili: There is a reserve. Very large reserve. They ask me how I can be stronger and stronger every year. Where is my limit? I know that this is far from the limit. I can add a lot more. Lot more. About 40 or 50 percent more.
Igor Mazurenko: Did you hear that? 40 or 50 percent!
The full version of the interview can be viewed on the Armbets TV Youtube channel.