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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #11
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Default Re: How good was Sultan Ibragimov

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Originally Posted by Absolutely! View Post
Better than Chagaev? Skillwise, that's disputable, I think.
Ibragimov and Chagaev were signed to unify the WBO and WBA belts in 2007 but thats when Chagaev tore his achillies tendon or whatever it was, never really been 100% since imo.

They fought at the 2001 WC with Chagaev winning. Really good fight.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbsqrVMrLMg[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hELvAUrW_Fs&feature=relmfu[/ame]


Ibragimov is very underrated by most mainly due to alot of people only remembering him for the terrible Klychko fight. Worst thing to happen to Sultan imo is when he got with Jeff Mayweather to train him. He used to be a aggressive, boxer/puncher who would also swarm guys at times with great combinations, very good handspeed, solid chin and solid power in both hands even though he was only about 210-215 naturally. I think he was a very good boxer. Mayweather turned him into an extremely apprehensive defensive minded boxer who stopped throwng combinations, totally ruined him.
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