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Old 07-31-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Super Heavyweight talent left out of the Olympics

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Originally Posted by 11player View Post
Any news on the intentions of the following fighters? any chance some of them may turn pro?

Kapitonenko
Kuzmin
Zuyev
Hrgovic
Lenroy Thompson
Romainian Nistor is another guy too. He stopped Anthony Joshua at the 2011 European Championship.

Kapitonenko - I think he is going to go pro, not that it matters. He's not very good plus he's already 32.

Kuzmin - Omarov is 22 and unless he wins a gold medal i would be suprised to see him go pro. If he stays amateur then its more likely Kuzmin may turn pro. He would be a bigger more technically skilled version of Abdusalamov and make a promising pro imo.

Hrgovic - is only 19/20, sort of got screwed out of going to the Olympics and has been fighting in pro/am WSB. The AIBA is also starting some APB (AIBA pro boxing) which allows guys to keep their amateur status so i expect Hrgovic to continue on that path. I would love to see him go pro but seems unlikely.
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