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Old 10-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #35
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Default Re: Rate these fighters: Tszyu, Arbachakov, Nazarov

Originally Posted by Lester1583 View Post
I have only seen him against Freitas.

Actually I think Kostya's handspeed often gets underrated.

He had pretty good handspeed early in his career.

Jeff Fenech said Kostya was P4P#1 after Kostya beat LaCoursiere in 1993.

That's 10 years of total dominance.
Same with being a slow starter and lack of defense. All three areas were very much the opposite early in his career and mid way through there was a steady neglect until the Phillips loss, after which he tried to re-polish himself to an extent although the handspeed didn't return on account of him filling out and becoming more muscular as he aged.
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