“I do have ambitions as a coach”
Whereas he isn’t but hanging up his gloves, reigning ONE mild heavyweight world champion Anatoly Malykhin sees himself as a coach when his days as a fighter are over.
‘Sladkiy’, who can also be the interim ONE heavyweight world champion, shared in an interview with ONE Championship that teaching is one thing he’s considering pursuing as a post-fight profession, extra so now that he just lately opened a coaching heart in Thailand for elite combined martial arts opponents.
Anatoly Malykhin stated:
“I do have ambitions as a coach. I see myself teaching after I’ve completed my preventing profession. The gymnasium was additionally opened as a base for our staff – ONE Probability. Our fighters can practice right here. Champions will probably be made right here. They are going to give the viewers nice reveals. They are going to impress the general public and get massive contracts.”
The 35-year-old Russian juggernaut has been undefeated in 12 MMA matches as an expert, together with 4 in ONE Championship, the place he made his debut in 2021.
In simply a short while with ONE, he has dominated the competitors in devastating vogue, successful all of his fights by knockout.
Anatoly Malykhin received the interim heavyweight world title in simply his third struggle in February 2022, defeating Belarusian Kirill Grishenko by knockout within the second spherical. He then ended final 12 months by including the ONE mild heavyweight world title when he knocked out then-champion Reinier de Ridder of the Netherlands within the opening spherical.
He’s now trying to turn out to be the undisputed ONE heavyweight world champion in a unification bout towards reigning champion Arjan Bhullar, which was just lately introduced to be happening in July this 12 months at ONE Struggle Night time 12 in Bangkok.
Anatoly Malykhin’s unification struggle towards Arjan Bhullar was beforehand booked to headline ONE Struggle Night time 8 again in March till the promotion determined to defer it.
All ONE Struggle Night time occasions are aired stay and free of charge to North American followers with an lively Prime Video subscription.