Kick-boxer Sergei Gizatulin has for the first time entered the ring under the flag of Donetsk People’s Republic in a competition in a city of Surgut. Before Ukrainian aggression on Donetsk region Sergei used to fight under Ukrainian flag. In April of 2014 Sergei became Ukraine’s gold medalist in an all country competition which was held in Kharkov.
“Support here is overwhelming, it’s not even about the fight, it’s about how we were received. We’ve received so much attention and support, it’s kinda nice” – said Sergei.
Along with Sergei came his countryman Alexander Kudinov. Both athletes continue their training despite civil war.