Re: Kostya leaves family and Australia
His wife's right. He would be bored in Australia because there's nothing for him to do.
He's training the best cruiserweight in the world over in Russia & is revered over there to an even greater extent than he is here.
Lebedev btw is the son of his former amateur teammate from the Soviet Union national side so those connections go way back.
Lebedev Sr won gold in the LH division at the Sydney Olympics (stopping Danny Green along the way).
Would have been a handy recruit to our professional ranks if someone had the foresight to turn him pro at the same time as Kostya.