Ukrainian sensation Dmytro Mytrofanov has had an excellent second season in World Series of Boxing (WSB). Whilst last season he had a successful spell boxing for the Mexico Guerreros, this year he has reached even greater heights with the Otamans.
Currently ranked the number two Middleweight (73kg) in WSB, the 2011 Ukrainian national silver medallist has now taken his WSB record to 7-2. His only defeat this season came to fellow countryman Sergiy Derevyanchenko who fights for the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan. There is a chance that the pair could be drawn to face each other again in the 2013 WSB Team Finals on May 10th & 11th. Is Dmytro worried about that possibility?
As a front-foot boxer who likes to take the fight to his opponents, Dmytro was typically upbeat about the potential of boxing his compatriot again. “The Derevyanchenko fight was the one I consider the best all year, although it’s the only one I’ve lost this season”, explains the Ukrainian, “I hope I can have an even better bout in the finals”.
Dmytro also lavished praise on the quality of WSB fighters more generally saying: “all the boxers I faced this season where tough. It is hard to pick just one out as being more difficult than the rest”.
With several overwhelmingly dominant performances, including a TKO victory over British Lionhearts Olympic Silver Medallist Freddie Evans, the Ukrainian still put the team first when he told us what his favourite part of this season has been. “Reaching the finals has been the best moment so far”, said Mytrofanov, “and in terms of training everything is going according to plan so I hope something even better happens in the Finals in Astana!”
Check out Mytrofanov defeating Freddie Evans of the British Lionhearts.