Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 1/27/12
To say Team Abdusalamov is confident their fighter is the next big thing in the heavyweight division is an understatement. They are certain of it. "This guy beats everybody, including the Klitschkos. He's too big and strong. Nobody can even go more than a few rounds with him in sparring." "My fighter will beat everybody in the heavyweight division; it's only a matter of time," says Boris Grinberg of AB Boxing, manager and father figure of undefeated Russian heavyweight Magomed "Mago" Abdusalamov (12-0, 12 KOs). Abdusalamov will face Cuba's Pedro Rodriguez (8-0, 6 KOs) in one of the televised bouts of the Friday, February 3, ESPN Friday Night Fights broadcast presented by Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. 30-year-old "Mago" Abdusalamov is a crunching southpaw powerhouse who moves forward constantly and imposes his brute strength on his unfortunate foes. Blessed with amazing patience for such a heavy-hande...
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