When Peter Queally hangs up the gloves one day, no one is ever going to be able to accuse him of never taking every opportunity sent his way.
The SBG Ireland man is stepping up on less than three weeks notice to take on Islam Begidov in the co-main event of Fight Nights Global 72 in Sochi, Russia on August 24.
The Irishman made his debut in the Russian promotion back in April at Fight Nights Global 64 when he defeated Igor Egorov via unanimous decision. It was a convincing display by Queally and he obviously caught the attention of the Russian bosses who have now given him the chance to headline their event this month at the Ice Cube Arena.
— Peter Queally (@peterqueally) August 4, 2017
Queally (10-3) has won 5 of his last 6 bouts and is currently riding a two fight win streak. If he’s to continue this winning run, he will have to overcome Begidov (7-8-0) a man who will be fighting in his own backyard.
Begidov is currently riding a two fight losing streak having suffered losses to Nariman Abbasov at Fight Nights Global 48 and Nikolay Gaponov at Fight Nights Global 64.
Queally isn’t underestimating him though and speaking via the FNG VK.com page, he showed respect for Begidov’s willingness to stand toe-to-toe.
“The record can be deceptive,” Queally said. “He’s fought against some very tough fighters. I respect him, we both like to fight in the pocket during the whole fight, so I think our entire fight will be very interesting for the fans.
“Yes, the home field can be an advantage. I will have to go all out, and he will have the backing of the fans in the arena. I’ve come across this many times throughout my career though so I’m used to it.”