SALITA EXPECTS A POTAPOV STOPPAGE TOMORROW NIGHT
By G. Leon
Salita Promotions undefeated bantamweight Nikolai Potapov, 17-0-1 (8), finds himself in enemy territoty for the most important fight of his life this weekend, a final elimination bout to determine the WBO's mandatory challenger at bantamweight. Potapov will face rugged Argentine Omar Narvaez 46-2-2 (24), at Estadio Obras Sanitarias, in Buenos Aires. Boxingtalk reached out to Dmitriy Salita to get his final thoughts on the upcoming clash, "Nikolai was originally supposed to fight Narvaez on September 21 and it got postponed to now, so he's been living in the gym. I believe in Nikolai, I know he's in the best shape of his life. He's had great training, great sparring. He's one of the best bantamweights in the world and this is going to be the fight where he shows he belongs in the ring with the top guys in the bantamweight division." Salita isn't concerned about his charge getting a fair shake in Argentina. Firsly, he's confident that with the neutral judges appointed by the WBO will accurately score the fight, but more importantly Salita is of the opinion that Potapov "will stop him. With the way he's been training and what I know about Narvaez, I don't see this fight going the distance."
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