Georgi Yerosalimov is more than ready to show a more improved version of himself at Almighty Fighting Championship 32.
This Saturday, the promotion makes Deeside their home once again with an action-packed night of action. A professional bantamweight contest between Dylan McGee and Ayoub Dahech headlines the card.
One man who looks to stand out from the rest on Saturday night is Georgi Yerosalimov, and we had the pleasure of speaking with him ahead of his fight with Koyar Kurdy.
Interview With Georgi Yerosalimov
Georgie, you’re all set to return to the cage after a period of inactivity. Firstly, how does it feel to be back among the madness of fight week, and secondly, how have things been in your time away?
I love it! I’ve had some time off and am very excited to be back. A lot has happened since I last fought. My second son was born, and I had to deal with a few injuries, but I am ready to go now, and as I said, I am very excited to be back!
Have you consistently trained during your time away from the cage, and why haven’t we seen you since your latest outing last year?
I always train. If it’s not me, then it’s my teammates fighting, and I try to be always there for them to help them get ready. After two losses in a row, I felt like I needed to take a bit of time off and focus on improving my game and sharpening my tools.
On that outing, Leon Armes was the last man you faced, and it didn’t go as you’d had planned. It meant you had dropped back-to-back fights for the first time. How did you take that loss personally? Were you hard on yourself, or did it light a fire?
My last fight didn’t go my way, but it is what it is. I felt good on the night, but fair play to Leon. He caught me with a good shot, and that’s just a part of the game we play. I am very motivated for this one! The last loss definitely lit a fire, and I can’t wait to show it Nov 4th!
Have you pinpointed anything major in your game in your last two fights that have resulted in the fights not going your way? If so, what has been going wrong?
I just probably had to pull the trigger a bit more and let my hands go.
Koyar Kurdy is who you’ll face at Almighty FC 32. What do you think about this fight and him as an opponent that gets you back into the win column? Do you like it?
I think he is a very tough guy. He likes to go forward, pressure people against the cage, and use his wrestling, but so do I. Expect a lot of scrambles and action when they close the cage!
Koyar last fought Josh Hood earlier in the year. Have you had the chance to watch that back? If so, what do you think?
Yeah, I’ve watched the fight. He did well, but nothing I am not ready for.
Given it’s been some time since we’ve seen you, where can fans expect to see the biggest improvements from you, and what expectations have you set for yourself ahead of fight night?
Fans should expect to see Georgi Yerosalimov 2.0. The new and improved version of myself! I plan on going out there, getting it done, and enjoying some good food afterwards!