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Antonio Silva’s Manager Says Titov Boxing Promotion Is Treating Them Well

January 11, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Antonio Silva’s manager Alex Davis spoke with MMAjunkie about Silva’s signing with Titov Boxing Promotion and more. The highlights are below:

On signing with Titov Boxing Promotion: “I think we found a new reality for ‘Bigfoot.’”

On his payday for his loss with Ivan Shtyrkov: “They were extremely well-treated. Everything was perfect. We had no complaints whatsoever (except) for the judging of the fight.”

On reaction to Silva’s signing with Titov: “A lot of people in the media started shooting at me, saying I was a lousy manager because I was sending him out there in the jungle in Russia and they’d done that to Jeff [Monson], and we were worried. But it just so happens that none of that was true.”

On his issues with the officiating in the loss to Shtyrkov: “The only thing they didn’t do was give (Shtyrkov) oxygen. They gave him five minutes to recuperate, which is wrong on their end. But there’s no athletic commission, all the refs are Russian, so if you fight in Russia, you’ve got to finish the fight.”

On Silva’s name value overseas: “Everybody in Russia remembers him against Fedor (Emelianenko). He’s got a big following in Russia that we didn’t realize. Even at this fight, when they gave the decision to the Russian, the crowd booed. He’s a hero there, so he gets a second breath in his career. He’s going to fight again. There’s some very tough Russians; there’s that Minakov, who’s 3-0 and is a really, really good fighter. ‘Bigfoot,’ winning or losing, I think he has accomplished the right to fight anybody in the world. Losing or winning, he always goes out there, and there’s no doubt in his heart when he steps into the ring. He’ll fight a few more times in Russia, and he’ll make some good money. They’re paying better than in other markets, so you’ll see him fight again, for sure.”

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