Boxing match organizer Viktor Khryunov told AllBoxing.ru that he plans to stage a third fight between Alexander Emelianenko and Jeff Monson in accordance with boxing rules.
First, Alexander Emelianenko will have to fight fight manager Artur Vardanyan, his fight will take place on March 13, and then if he wins, he will have a trilogy with Jeff Monson.
Everyone understands that the former fighter Emelianenko will not win any Vardanyan, but the fight with Monson is very interesting for the organizers, so it will definitely take place. There are no expectations of this fight, it doesn’t make sense either. Major Jeff Monson, who was never famous for his boxing skills and Alexander Emelianenko, who has long since lost form and punching power from him, what could be more interesting?
Monson and Emelianenko will have their third fight.
The first took place under MMA rules in 2012, then Jeff Monson sustained a chokehold in the second round.
The second fight took place in 2022 under the punching rules and Emelianenko was able to win via unanimous decision, closing out the defeat of a decade ago. There was a formal reason for revenge. The reason for the current fight utterly defies logical explanation. Jeff did not say anything to Alexander and agreed with the decision of the judges in his last fight. Why boxing? It is also not clear. We’re about to see a rather boring three-round show from people who should have ended their careers a long time ago.