Whereas he’s not but hanging up his gloves, reigning ONE gentle heavyweight world champion Anatoly Malykhin sees himself as a coach when his days as a fighter are over.
‘Sladkiy’, who can also be the interim ONE heavyweight world champion, shared in an interview with ONE Championship that teaching is one thing he’s enthusiastic about pursuing as a post-fight profession, extra so now that he just lately opened a coaching middle in Thailand for elite combined martial arts rivals.
Anatoly Malykhin mentioned:
“I do have ambitions as a coach. I see myself teaching after I’ve completed my preventing profession. The fitness center was additionally opened as a base for our group – ONE Likelihood. Our fighters can prepare right here. Champions shall be made right here. They may give the viewers nice exhibits. They may impress the general public and get massive contracts.”
The 35-year-old Russian juggernaut has been undefeated in 12 MMA matches as knowledgeable, together with 4 in ONE Championship, the place he made his debut in 2021.
In simply a short while with ONE, he has dominated the competitors in devastating style, successful all of his fights by knockout.
Anatoly Malykhin received the interim heavyweight world title in simply his third battle in February 2022, defeating Belarusian Kirill Grishenko by knockout within the second spherical. He then ended final yr by including the ONE gentle heavyweight world title when he knocked out then-champion Reinier de Ridder of the Netherlands within the opening spherical.
He’s now seeking to grow to be the undisputed ONE heavyweight world champion in a unification bout towards reigning champion Arjan Bhullar, which was just lately introduced to be happening in July this yr at ONE Struggle Night time 12 in Bangkok.
Anatoly Malykhin’s unification battle towards Arjan Bhullar was beforehand booked to headline ONE Struggle Night time 8 again in March till the promotion determined to defer it.
All ONE Struggle Night time occasions are aired stay and without spending a dime to North American followers with an energetic Prime Video subscription.
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