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Why Canada’s Devon Larratt has massive appreciation for the boxing game

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Devon “No Limits” Larratt, 46, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and Thor “The Mountain” Bjornsson, 32, of Reykjavik, Iceland will headline the MTK Global boxing event “Core Sports Fight Night 3” at Sport Society in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on September 18, 2021. The Canadian contender accepted the fight five weeks before the event.

“I have massive appreciation for the boxing game,” Larratt said during the “Core Sports Fight Night 3” press conference on September 16, 2021. “They are ridiculously high level athletes.”

Since the late 1990s, Larratt has proven himself as one of the most fearsome arm-wrestlers on the planet and how, he makes the transition into boxing. He said, “This is a massive step into the unknown and every time I’ve sparred, they’ve made it harder and harder but I’m no stranger to competition and I’ve fought in all sorts of different sports.”

Thor Bjornsson, Devon Larratt
Thor Bjornsson, Devon Larratt

Featuring 13 boxing bouts, “Core Sports Fight Night 3” will be broadcast live on CoreSports.World. In the main event, Bjornsson and Larratt will battle it out in the titanweight division.

“A satisfactory outcome is something I can walk away from knowing that my heart and spirit was properly expressed,” Larratt said. “If I can walk in and feel like at the end of the fight that I fought bravely and was able to hold onto what I learned over the last four weeks, I’ll be happy.”

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Some of the biggest names in boxing are also on the action-packed “Core Sports Fight Night 3” card, including heavyweight sensation Martin Bakole, who returns to action after almost a year to take on Haruna Osumanu. Regarded as one of the best heavyweights in the world, Bakole heads to Dubai having recently been sparring with former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in the build up to the Ukrainian’s world heavyweight title showdown with Anthony Joshua.

Elsewhere on the bill, CrossFit rivals Josh Bridges and Jacob Heppner will finally settle their differences as they collide in a much talked about grudge match. Two of the most popular females in combat sports have respective bouts as undefeated star Avril Mathie meets fellow unbeaten fighter Jesca Mfinanga while world-record-holding powerlifter Stefi Cohen meets Marcela Nieto.

Rounding up the card, Anthony de Bruijin faces Giorgi Gachechiladze while Stephane Fondjo meets Badri Gogichashvili. The likes of Fahad Al Bloushi and Khalid Naseer return, too.

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