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‘Desire to confront you’

‘Desire to confront you’

BRAVE CF 82 will see Nicholas Hwende take on promotional debutant Khurshed Nazarov in the co-main event of the evening.

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Zimbabwean Nicholas Hwende is keen to put Khurshed Nazarov’s skills to the test when they clash in the co-main event of BRAVE CF 82 in Mauritius on May 11.

Hwende, who is coming off an impressive win over Tajikistan’s Mutolibsho Akobirov at BRAVE CF 77, will look to extend his winning streak when he steps into the cage against Nazarov in Mauritius. Another win could propel him into the bantamweight title picture and Hwende is aware of those implications. He has already made his intentions clear about wanting to fight for the bantamweight world title and a victory over Nazarov would be crucial.

Speaking on Fighting Talk with Tshuck ahead of the fight, Hwende noted that he plans to take Nazarov into deep water and urged his opponent to stay healthy.

“I would just like to say to Khurshed Nazarov. Be prepared, train as hard as you can. I’m expecting a great fight, not just a one-round fight. I want to fight with you as hard as possible, please. I want to experience your struggle; I want to experience your typing and your heart too. So actually, I will just say, please stay healthy and be in shape for this day because I am ready and I can’t wait to get my hands on you,” Hwende noted.

Nazarov enters the fight with an undefeated record of nine wins, no losses and one draw, aiming to make a strong impression in his BRAVE CF debut. Representing the Central Asia region alongside BRAVE CF world champions Nemat Abdrashitov and Abdisalam Kubanychbek, Nazarov looks to establish himself as a contender in the bantamweight division and potentially avenge compatriot Mutolibsho Akobirov’s loss to Hwende at BRAVE CF 77 .

BRAVE CF 82 takes place in Mauritius on May 11 and will headline the bantamweight world title fight between Nkosi Ndebele and Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres. The event will mark the first BRAVE CF event in the country and the fourth event on the African continent.