The head of Dagestan Sergey Melikov congratulated boxer Artur Beterbiev on a bright victory:
“Great fight! A pupil of the Dagestan boxing school Artur Beterbiev is on top again!
In a fight against American Joe Smith Jr., the athlete defended his two belts – WBC and IBF, and even managed to take the WBO belt from a competitor. Undefeated Beterbiev leaves no chance for his opponents.
Congratulations, Arthur, on this bright victory, which will be remembered by boxing fans for a long time! I know that you want to become the undisputed undisputed world champion. With your victories, you bring this day closer. Keep up the good work!” the head said.