Unbeaten Dagestani phenom Murad Ramazanov will welcome former KSW two-division champion Roberto Soldic to the circle at ONE on Prime Video 5. Ahead of his next contest, the rising contender has claimed that sports changed his life.
The 27-year-old welterweight has made quite the impression since signing with ONE Championship in 2020, beating Bae Myung Ho, Hiroyuki Tetsuka, and Zebaztian Kadestam. A win over Soldic will go a long way towards his title hopes.
Ramazanov recently spoke with the promotion about the impact that sports has had on his life. He stated:
“I wasn’t a very good student because when I got bored, I couldn’t sit still, be diligent, and learn. When bored, I couldn’t make an effort. It’s good that I found my place early enough in sports. I did a bit of boxing at the age of 10 or 11, then a year of soccer, at 12, I started Greco-Roman wrestling.”
Murad Ramazanov continued:
“Freestyle wrestling is our region’s number one sport, many Olympic champions come from the region. But at that time, I didn’t want to do it because of the way old-school coaches were with their students: they could beat them with a rope, be very rude, shout, pull their ears. I was not used to this kind of treatment. My father raised me only by example and conviction, he always treated himself and others with respect.”
Murad Ramazanov credits his parents for teaching him to treat others with respect
The DagFighter trainee was self-admittedly a difficult child to deal with at first, but he told ONE that his parents helped to make him who he is today:
“I was a naughty, slightly cocky child, and my parents let me get away with quite a lot. But my parents gave me a good foundation in life. I understood early in life what was good and what was bad; they taught me to treat others with respect.”
Make sure to watch welterweight powerhouses Murad Ramazanov and Roberto Soldic square off in a highly-anticipated matchup at ONE on Prime Video 5 on December 2, live from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Check out Ramazanov’s ONE debut victory over Bae Myung Ho below: