Got here to Spain in 2004 after leaving Russia and undergo Germany Y France. Thanks to the invaluable work, and by no means totally acknowledged from the Pink Cross, Gazi khalidov He arrived in Spain as a political refugee at the age of ten, in the firm of his mom and brothers. They first resided in Saint Sebastian after which in Logroño, the place they put down roots and the place Gazi was educated as an individual and a boxer, a sport he got here to thanks to his brother. This summer time, 16 years after his arrival in Spain, he’s one of the members of the Spanish boxing group in Tokyo, subsequent to Gabriel Escobar, José Quiles and Enmanuel Reyes Pla. Jalidov assures that, as soon as the work is completed, he can aspire to all the things in the Olympic occasion. On this interview, he seems as a detailed, reserved, modest younger man with very clear concepts. He doesn’t search to stand out with bombastic phrases. He simply needs his gloves to do the speaking in the ring.
Quite a bit of nerves with the method of the Tokyo Olympics?
No, no, we have already got them right here, however we are calm. The work is completed and we are going to fight for the medals. Let’s go together with all the things.
In your case, with what concepts do you go to the Olympics?
I go together with the concept of successful, that’s clear. We are going for the gold and I am satisfied that we will get it.
You arrive in good condition for the massive date, proper?
Sure, regardless of the accidents (the final one saved him in the dry dock for two months along with his shoulder injured) and all the things we’ve been via, the fact is that we’ve had good fights, and we managed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics , which was undoubtedly the most vital factor.
Did you ever assume that you wouldn’t qualify for Tokyo?
Effectively, in some unspecified time in the future, as a result of of the harm I had, however in the finish with work we bought it ahead and we have now achieved the goal.
¿What does it imply to you to be at the Tokyo Olympics?
Many issues, after so a few years of work and sacrifice, being in the Video games is a dream come true.
Being at the Tokyo Video games is a dream come true and we go together with the concept of successful. We will get it
How is Gazi in the ring?
I am an intense boxer, who likes to do some of all the things. I don’t assume I am characterised by something specifically, however I would say that I am a reasonably full boxer.
Gazi (in blue), claims to be a quiet individual in life, however when he steps into the ring he transforms
Who has all the time been your reference?
Muhammad Ali, for all that he has achieved in boxing and in life, for what he was as a logo.
How do you get to Tokyo?
The preparation has been glorious, it couldn’t have been higher. Now we have all the time educated laborious and are ready for battle.
Do you consider in luck?
Every part influences, as in any surroundings and any sport, however if you happen to are effectively ready you don’t have to go mistaken in any respect, to win and go far you might have to fight with everybody.
Do you might have any nickname?
At the second, no, however some name me ‘the magician’.
You reside in La Rioja and I assume you might have a great relationship with former mountain bike rider Carlos Coloma, bronze in the Rio Video games.
We are excellent pals and we have now an excellent friendship. We met via my coach (José Ignacio Barruteña). He has been supporting me in all the things. He likes boxing loads, he’s all the time alert to all the things and I know that he’s all the time there for no matter it takes.
I assume I tailored rapidly to life in Spain. I was realized the language and all the things was fairly fluid
Have you ever sparred with Carlos?
Now we have ever measured ourselves in a hoop. I keep in mind as soon as he hooked me and knocked me to the floor (laughs).
You got here to Spain if you have been ten years previous, as a political refugee thanks to the Pink Cross, what do you keep in mind? How was the adaptation?
It was arriving in a brand new nation (earlier than arriving in Spain he handed first via Germany then via France, in the firm of his mom and 4 brothers) and commenced to adapt to life right here. I assume I tailored fairly rapidly and effectively. I was studying the language rapidly and all the things was fairly fluid.
You began boxing thanks to your brother.
Sure, thanks to him, I was going to a health club. He informed me to go together with him. I signed up and to date.
All through a sporting profession there are ups and downs, and also you have been no exception.
Effectively, I was injured for two years and that’s why I had to give up boxing, however I all the time stayed match, lively, and with the concept of returning to the ring as quickly as attainable.
That’s you hit too laborious, laborious.
… I try to hope it’s seen in the Tokyo ring.
Are you able to make a residing from boxing?
Now I solely dedicate myself to boxing. It provides me to reside and for now I’m going to proceed doing this. I am younger and I will proceed doing what I like.
Are you considering of taking the step to professionalism?
Later it could be, however to take this step will depend on many issues. I would really like to take the step to professionalism, but it surely will depend on how the race goes. Sure, there have been contacts with a promoter, however now I’m solely centered on Tokyo and I don’t need to take into consideration the rest. It is going to be seen later.
Later I could turn into knowledgeable. I would really like to take the step. There have been contacts with a promoter
You mentioned that you simply arrive in good condition, however above the ring there are all the time extra elements concerned.
Every part influences: security, a great bodily situation and having good situations in all points.
Have you ever studied your rivals?
You virtually already know who my rivals are. We all know them, however I don’t like to examine them, see what they are like. I am not a boxer who dedicates loads to finding out my rivals. I am one of those that thinks that we are all the identical, since we have now two arms and two legs.
An excellent bodily situation is vital, however it’s also vital to work on the psychological one, do you’re employed on it?
That will depend on every individual, on how each is. Every one when coming into the ring works in a different way. I am fairly calm, each in life and in the ring. In the finish it will depend on every second, on the rival.
It’s clear that all of us have two arms and two legs, however in the ring, do you want to take the initiative, go in opposition to it?
It will depend on every rival. Above the ring what you might have to be is kind of full and take a look at to search victory, figuring out how to transfer laterally. The vital factor is to win.
¿You dream of the Olympic medal, do you see your self with it?
Sure, of course, every day.
In the Tokyo suitcase, have you ever added any amulet, an object that provides you luck?
No, I simply belief God 100%. In God and nothing else. I am fairly a believer and being one helps me.
And, any music earlier than going on stage?
No, I simply strive to concentrate on what I have to do and get my job carried out in the ring.
You’ve to go on a weight loss program to be the best on the ropes, however what meals do you miss most of all?
The reality is that my mom’s meals is missed, particularly a reasonably conventional dish from Kazakhstan, the jinkal (a dish of boiled bread, with meat, potatoes, sauce and garlic, bathed with the meat broth) .