Easter-Shafikov Final Press Conference

Unbeaten IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter and top contender Denis Shafikov discussed their world title showdown with media Wednesday in advance of their bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce this Friday, June 30 from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.

Unbeaten IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter and top contender Denis Shafikov
Unbeaten IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter and top contender Denis Shafikov

Robert Easter: “Where I come from, we don’t play games. Especially when it comes to somebody taking something from us. We’re not going to let that happen…I understand that Shafikov is a really tough fighter. They’ve always said the guy in front of me is tough. I’m not here to talk about all the close fights he’s almost won. I will be the first man to stop him!”

Denis Shafikov: “I believe that this is my time. It’s my third title fight and this will be the time that I take home the belt and reach my dream…I’ve been able to bounce back after my last two title defeats and make myself a better fighter each time. You will see that on Friday night and I will be victorious.”

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