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Russian Boxer David Avanesyan to promote Ukraine-Russia peace in upcoming bout

LockerRoom Team
16 March 2022

Russian boxer David Avanesyan is set to wear a short with a dove of peace in it to promote peace between Russia and Ukraine.

The same was revealed by his promoter Frank Warren who said that the ring will be dressed in yellow and blue.

"I've told David [Avanesyan] the ring will be dressed in yellow and blue [in support of Ukraine] and he said he's putting on his shorts a dove of peace, so we're happy,” Warren told (via BBC).

Avanesyan will be locking horns with Finland's Oskari Metz and will defend his European Welterweight title in the bout which happens in Wembley.

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Though the British Boxing board had banned Russian and Belarusian boxers from competing, Avanesyan holds a boxing license in Serbia which allows him to compete in the United Kingdom soil.

Interestingly, Avanesyan’s family is from Armenia and the 33-year-old has held the European Welterweight title since 2019 and was the WBA Welterweight champion as well.

London will also witness UFC London being headlined by another Russian when Alexander Volkov will be fighting Top Aspinall. Volkov landed in London last day amidst rumors of the fight getting cancelled but as per latest reports, the fight will go ahead.

Aspinall, meanwhile, detailed that it is hard to concentrate on everything that is going on and revealed that there is indeed a backup in place if Volkov is not able to compete.

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"It was difficult, to be honest. There's still a back-up in place who is here [in London]. Just in case anything changes last minute. He is here ready to go,” he said.

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