After retaining his WBA light-heavyweight world champion belt, Arsen Goulamirian was not completely satisfied with his fight, but he is now aiming higher.
Only one fight in three years. Obviously, Arsen Goulamirian was a little “rusty” at the start of his confrontation against Russian Aleksei Egorov on Saturday at Le Cannet, but the 35-year-old Franco-Armenian ended up winning by unanimous decision of the judges and therefore kept his WBA belt. world light-heavyweight champion. At the end of the fight, the boxer, holder of the title since March 2018, recognized that he still had work to do for the future, but the main thing, for the moment, remains victory. “It feels good, he confided to the microphone of Canal+. I’m happy with my victory, but as usual, I’m not happy, because there were three years off, and I was a little tense at the start. It opened from the sixth (round). I saw my faults. I saw what I have to work on. I especially lack sparring. I had four sparrings in three weeks, it wasn’t too good. But the main thing is victory. The belt remains there, and next year I hope to find (the Mexican coach) Abel Sanchez. “A few moments later, Goulamirian gave a little more details on his fight, in the columns of The Team “I felt those three years. Thanks to my experience, I was able to manage with the displacements, my left… Unfortunately, I took a whim which opened me. Egorov, he’s not a hitter, but he’s boring to hit, because he’s elastic. »
Soon a second belt for Goulamirian?
And now, what’s next for the French boxer? The word to its promoter, Yohan Zaoui, still in The Team : “After these three years of inactivity, Arsen still needs to make a defense. Then, he needs big fights against the other champions. He would have to box every three to four months. According to the promoter, this will notably involve a fight against the Englishman Lawrence Okolie (29), IBF world champion, or the Congolese Ilunga Makabu (35), WBC world champion. Hoping not to have to wait three years…