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Rudkovskaya compared Zagitova’s boxing match with Trusova’s performance in athletics

The wife of Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko noted that the duel between figure skater Alina Zagitova and boxer Albert Batyrgaziev will help maintain interest in Russian sports in the absence of international competitions

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Alina Zagitova, Eteri Tutberidze and Alexandra Trusova

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The boxing match of Alina Zagitova will attract the attention of fans around the world, as was the case with the performance of Alexandra Trusova at the Athletics Week. This was announced to RBC Sport by the wife of figure skater and coach Yevgeny Plushenko, producer and co-owner of the Angela Plushenko figure skating school, Yana Rudkovskaya.

“The fact that Sasha Trusova jumped in athletics drew attention to athletics, and what Zagitova is doing now also attracts fans from all over the world. I don’t see anything wrong here, it’s a great business move. Here, as they say, any methods are good, except for an obituary, ”said Rudkovskaya.

Shlemenko criticized the decision of the Olympic champion to box with Zagitova

Alina Zagitova

Rudkovskaya also noted that a boxing match between figure skater Alina Zagitova and boxer Albert Batyrgaziev will help maintain interest in Russian sports in the absence of international competitions. “This is done to draw attention to sports, to boxing. Now it is necessary to do things that will help people follow sports, go to sports, because after the announcement of sanctions, interest in Russian sports events has fallen dramatically. Interest is declining, and many guys are quitting sports due to the lack of new peaks to conquer in foreign competitions, ”said the wife of Evgenia Plushenko.

The champion of the 2018 Olympics in figure skating Alina Zagitova will hold an exhibition match with the winner of the Tokyo Games, boxer Albert Batyrgaziev. The fight will take place on June 25 at Luzhniki as part of the Moscow Sports Day.

Batyrgaziev won the Tokyo Games in the weight category up to 57 kg. In the professional ring, the 23-year-old boxer had six fights, won everything, including five by knockout.

Zagitova is the champion of the individual tournament and the silver medalist of the team tournament of the Pyeongchang Games, the world champion (2019) and Europe (2018).

Olympic silver medalist in women’s singles figure skater Alexandra Trusova made her long jump debut as part of the Athletics Week at Luzhniki. The figure skater took the last, sixth place, showing a result of 4.10 m.

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