Originally Posted by avk47
I thought he was an ethnic German from Kazakhstan? i.e. basically he's from the post soviet space
but at least in his case someone really far down the line was German, which is more that we can say for most "German" prospects.
Ya i was thinking maybe his ancestors were Volga German's who emigrated in the 18th century or a situation like that. If that is the case his family would have been in Kazakhstan or Russia for 100-250 years so if Gerber is his real family name its unlikely hes a full blooded ethnic German, the name just got passed down the generations like you said.
More to the point i hope he looks impressive against Harris. I didn't realize Gerber was only 23, would be nice to see him vs a top 10 guy after this if he wins rather than jump into a title shot. Adamek, Chagaev, Boytsov, Arreola or someone like that to gain experience.
who promotes Gerber?