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Oleg Maskaev is fully prepared for today's battle

December 10 2006
12:32

Today in the capital's "Olympic" will be a boxing fight for the title of world champion among professional heavyweights. Championship title of our compatriot Oleg Maskaev challenges Peter Okello of Uganda.

Maskaev became a citizen of Russia just before - a decree granting Russian citizenship athlete yesterday signed personally by President Putin.

Now, according to the most Maskaev, for it is very important to match for the title is in Moscow and here to protect the color of the Russian flag.

Specialists tipped Oleg victory by knockout. His coach said that the victory may be premature - the battle will end in 5 or 6 round, because Maskaev now in great shape, transmits ITAR-TASS .

Recall that the last ten years Maskaev lived in the U.S., where he moved from Uzbekistan. Two years ago he designed the American citizenship.

This summer, an athlete has won the world title for the version of the World Boxing Council: Oleg won American Hasim Rahman. The upcoming fight with Peter Okello a Russian has held 38 fights, 26 of which time he won ahead of schedule.

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