Reinier de Ridder, a two-division ONE world champion, will tackle ONE welterweight world champion Kiamrian Abbasov subsequent. At stake is ‘The Dutch Knight’s’ middleweight belt, and the 31-year-old has made it identified he did his homework on his opponent.
In a current interview, De Ridder broke down the talents and tendencies of his opponent:
“[Abbasov] flows from putting to wrestling fairly simply, however he will get just a little overzealous typically and will get taken down by a lot smaller guys,” the Fight Brothers consultant presents. “He’s received good palms, quick palms. He’s fairly one-dimensional in his boxing, fairly unfastened on pace, however makes some errors in his footwork. He has first rate wrestling however will get taken down fairly usually. So I believe I’m dominating from begin to end.”
Reinier de Ridder has been hungry for a battle since he claimed the ONE middleweight and ONE gentle heavyweight world titles from Aung La N Sang. He beat the previous champion in back-to-back matches over six months in early 2021.
In December, he referred to as out Abbasov on his Instagram web page. The ONE welterweight world champion responded with fireplace emojis, indicating that he was all in favour of mixing it up with De Ridder.
Their battle will lastly materialize at ONE: Full Circle. Whereas it might not be an opportunity at a 3rd world title for De Ridder, he’ll get his want of competing in opposition to the perfect by dealing with a fellow world champion in Abbasov.
Reinier de Ridder admires Abbasov’s braveness however stays assured in stopping him
Reinier de Ridder is supremely assured in his expertise. The double champion has additionally persistently claimed that his match in opposition to Kiamrian Abbasov might be grossly in his favor.
Nonetheless, he admires Abbasov for taking the problem of dealing with him.
“It’s one thing I tip my hat to. It’s a giant step up for him. He’s rather a lot shorter than I’m, so hat’s off for making an attempt,” De Ridder says. “He’s a sturdy fighter. He’s a very good fighter all-around. I simply suppose I’m on one other stage, and I’ll showcase that. I’m not underestimating him. I see his approach is crisp. I see he’s received championship coronary heart. However as soon as I come up with that neck, I’ll end anyone on the planet.”
Other than Abbasov, De Ridder additionally referred to as out the likes of Alain Ngalani in a Muay Thai bout, Buchecha in a heavyweight MMA conflict, and even steered dealing with each Rodtang and Demetrious Johnson in a two-against-one match.
Turning his consideration to the match at hand, De Ridder summed up why he believes the end result is inevitable.
“I’m higher general. I’m rangier in putting,” De Ridder asserts. “I’ll have the ability to contact him after I need to. I’m the higher grappler, I’ll take anyone down on the planet, and I’ll end anyone on the planet as properly.”