09.11.06 - by Slava Koza: Valuev says "I saw the Liakhovich vs. Briggs bout on Russian TV "ORT" in St. Petersburg. I believe that the Liakhovich team chose the wrong strategy for the fight. If Liakhovich would have boxed more actively, and in such a way that Briggs would not be able to hit that hard in the 12th, he would have won. I feel bad for Liakhovich. In the Brewster fight, I think he won against a more technical and better boxer then Briggs..
As far as the unification bout, of course its always an interesting idea. However, the situation always depends on negotiations between our managers. Still, I am also always ready to fight any opponent in the world."