RUSSIAN HEAVYWEIGHT SERGEI KHARITONOV IS READY TO FIGHT ALEKSANDER EMELIANENKO IF HE RECEIVES A WORTHY OFFER
It’s no secret that top Russian heavyweights Aleksander Emelianenko and Sergei Kharitonov have a particular dislike for each other and do not shy away from trash talks online and in person at any opportunity. In the good old days of Pride promotion these fighters met in cage and many Russian promoters are interested in organizing the rematch.
A day earlier the president of the Fight Nights Global promotion Kamil Gadjiev stated that he was ready to pay the fighters 10 million dollars each to see them fight but that he was sure the fighters themselves don’t want to make it happen, especially Kharitonov. A few hours later Sergei responded to the famous producer’s statement, saying that he is ready to fight as soon as he gets a “worthy offer”.
Kharitonov posted a video in his Instagram where he says the following:
“Hello dear friends. Today, I’d like to respond to the greatest of the greatest managers Kamil Gadjiev about his super cool offer to have a fight with Aleksander Emelianenko at Fight Nights. Kamil, today I’m signed to Bellator. I performed in such promotions as Pride, K-1, Dream, Strikeforce, and garnered my reputation not to go down the rank. But I’m ready to take part in your event if you make me a worthy offer. Stop using my name to self-promote and saying that Sergei Kharitonov is scared of anyone or tries to get off the fight. I will never do that. Make me a worthy offer and I’ll fight at any of your events.”
The first fight between Emelianenko and Kharitonov took place in 2006 at Pride FC - Final Conflict Absolute. The fight turned out to be a real bloody show with both fighters exchanging massive blows. In the end, Aleksander won by TKO at the 7th minute of the first round (according to Pride rules, the first round lasted 10 minutes).