Where is the Dnipro Hulk?
He never retired, but he's now been out of the ring for 2 years and 3 months.
He's only 29, so the door isn't completely shut for him as a heavyweight. He also had a solid foundation built up with a record of 29-1-0-1 (23) including a couple of decent results, and was poised to step up to contender level.
Several attempts were made to arrange a clash with Kubrat Pulev within a year or so of Pulev turning pro. None were successful.
In December 2011 he was supposed to come back against Michael Sprott, and that
Then this past June, another return was announced (on a scheduled Don King card that was also to feature the return of Samuel Peter in the main event)...and didn't happen.
WTF??? Does anyone have the skinny on why his once fairly promising career is wasting away?
Not that he'd stand too great a chance against Pulev or Povetkin, let alone the Klitschkos - but he is (or was) better than a lot of these ranked HW pretenders and could help take out some of the trash just by his mere presence, staying active in important bouts. At his best he was more of a player than freaking Wach or Charr, at any rate.
This is his last appearance, at the top of his game before vanishing.