Tsypko Returns Against Gogiya on September 29th
Vitali Tsypko is convinced he will defeat David Gogiya on September 29 when the two super-middleweights clash in Oldenburg on the Valuev card. The Ukrainian southpaw (20-2, 11 KOs), who lost a controversial majority decision to Jeff Lacy back in December 2006, has set the bar high. “I want to become world champion,” the former European titlist said. “I´ve started my preparation six weeks ago in my home Dniepropetrowsk and then continued on Crimea. Since September 16 I am doing the fine-tuning in training camp in Kiev.”
Tsypko won his last fight in Moscow where he defeated Maxim Goloviznin. Only a win against Gogiya will put him in the frame for a world title fight. “I know it won´t be easy to beat him,” said Tsypko. “He is very strong and has defeated good fighters such as Jackson Chanet and Mger Mkrtchian.”
Gogiya (18-2, 4 KOs) lost his European super-middleweight title to Cristian Sanavia earlier this year. “It will be a tough test for me,” added Tsypko. In the main fight, former WBA champion Nikolai Valuev will make his highly-anticipated return after suffering the first loss of his career against Ruslan Chagaev. Unbeaten Canadian Jean-Francois Bergeron will try to spoil the Russian Giant´s comeback.
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