Valentina Shevchenko unhappy with Nicco Montano’s fight withdrawal: “Looks like it was her plan from the beginning”

Valentina Shevchenko unhappy with Nicco Montano’s fight withdrawal: “Looks like it was her plan from the beginning”

Valentina Shevchenko is, unsurprisingly, unhappy with Nicco Montano.

By Oscar Willis - 7 Sep 2018

Valentina Shevchenko has said all fight week she refused to get excited about her title fight with Nicco Montano until the cage door was closed. Why? She simply was unconvinced the women’s flyweight champion would make it to fight night.

This morning, Shevchenko’s fears were found to be accurate, as Montano was taken to a hospital in Dallas after having complications with her weight cut. While the champion’s condition is still uncertain, Shevchenko has wasted little time in criticising Montano, even suggesting on her social media that Montano had planned the late pullout ahead of time.

“I am not surprised about this situation with Nicco,” Shevchenko wrote. “And I told it before, she can pull out from the fight at anytime. She was trying to avoid this fight several times already. It is my 3rd preparation for this fight.
Looks like It was her plan from the beginning, to show up for the fight week , to build up her name, speak confident and secure, and then escape from the fight in the last minutes.

“She was speaking about Fighting spirit and character…. What kind of fighting spirit she is talking about? I don’t believe in a version about health issues, she was looking totally fine in open work out and media day. Her actions are totally unprofessional! First of all I am very sorry for all my fans who came to support me! I am very upset about all this happening. I was preparing for this fight hard and serious. My plan was to leave Dallas with the belt. I will keep moving forward. And will seize the next opportunity to take what is mine. Thank you everyone of my dear friends for your support!”

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I am not surprised about this situation with Nicco. And I told it before, she can pull out from the fight at anytime. She was trying to avoid this fight several times already. It is my 3rd preparation for this fight. Looks like It was her plan from the beginning, to show up for the fight week , to build up her name, speak confident and secure, and then escape from the fight in the last minutes. She was speaking about Fighting spirit and character…. What kind of fighting spirit she is talking about? I don’t believe in a version about health issues, she was looking totally fine in open work out and media day. Her actions are totally unprofessional! First of all I am very sorry for all my fans who came to support me! I am very upset about all this happening. I was preparing for this fight hard and serious. My plan was to leave Dallas with the belt. I will keep moving forward. And will seize the next opportunity to take what is mine. Thank you everyone of my dear friends for your support!

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