Olympic vs World champion: Sadulaev vs David Taylor likely in October

By   - 27/07/2020

After winning the exhibition match against Martin Miles, 2018 world champion David Taylor has challenged Russia’s Olympic gold medallist Abdulrashid Sadulaev for a wrestling bout. The USA wrestler after his match took to Instagram and wrote, “Thanks @flowrestling for the opportunity to compete! Let’s do this dance again. I stand by what I said. @sadulaev_abdulrashid let’s find a catchweight and scrap”.
The Dagestan-native was quick to respond to the challenge. He then on Twitter wrote, “Okay, you swung, guy @magicman_psu Eat and train, then maybe I’ll see you in the fall,” hinting for a possible match in autumn.
Here is profile of both the wrestlers:
 
David Taylor:
 

Taylor is currently 105-15 in his freestyle career and is one of the most decorated wrestlers in the United States. Taylor was a gold medalist at the 2018 World Championships and also captured gold at the 2018 and ‘19 Pan Am Championships. 2018 was also the year Taylor captured a gold medal at the elite Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin tournament.

Nine of the 15 losses on Taylor’s resume are from renowned champions Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Dake and J’Den Cox. Burroughs is the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and one of the greatest wrestlers in American history. Dake is a four-time NCAA champion in four different weight classes (Cornell) and one of Taylor’s closest friends and biggest rivals. Dake is also a two-time gold medalist at the World Championships. Cox was a three-time NCAA champion at Missouri, a bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic games and a two-time gold medalist at the World Championships.

Abdulrashid Sadulaev:

The young 23-year-old will be looking for his second Olympic title in 2021. Nobody has been more dominant in the past five years than the Russian tank. The armour has been uncrackable with 15 shut out wins at world championship competition. He has locked up the number one seed for the upcoming Olympic Games.

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