Ruslan Chagaev and Lucas Browne faced off on Wednesday at the press conference before the fight to be held in the Coliseum Sport Hall of Grozny.
The pair fight it out for the heavyweight title of the World Boxing Association.
“I know Chagaev is a great fighter, but I arrive in good condition and cannot wait to face him to become the first heavyweight world champion from Australia,” Sydney native Browne said.
Chagaev, born in Andijan, Uzbekistan, has a record of 34 wins, two defeats and one draw – with 21 knockouts. While his opponent is unbeaten in 23 fights – 20 by knockout.
With power in both fists and KO ratio’s exceeding 50% between them, a thrilling confrontation from start to finish is expected.
The Uzbek won the world title after defeating Frez Oquendo by majority decision in 2014 and successfully defended it in 2015 against Francesco Pianeta by knockout in the first round.
Stanley Cristodolou will referee the fight, whilst the judges are Jean Robert Laine, Jesus Cova and Pinit Prayadsab. Renzo Bagnariol will supervise.
The brawl between two gladiators will take place March 5 and both will be weighing on Friday, March 4.