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Old 01-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
IntentionalButt
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Default Alexander Frenkel

What the hell happened there?

He capped off a very nice two-year run in 2009 & 2010 by scoring a savage Knockout Of The Year candidate against Enzo Maccarinelli...

BORKED
BORKED

...then vanished.

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FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS, IN HIS PRIME!!


The only semblance of explanation is from this Scene article in October 2011...thirteen months after the Maccarinelli KO.

Quote:
European cruiserweight champion Alexander Frenkel (23-0, 18KOs) of Germany says he is suffering from burn-out and will take a break until the year's end. The 26-year-old ... had been due to mount a defense on October 22 in Ludwigsburg in southern Germany.

"We noticed even at training he wasn't really into it. Added to that, he suffered a hand injury," said Sauerland Event's Chris Meyer, confirming a report ... that Frenkel was to take a break.

"Everyone deals with it (pressure) differently. Some drive fast cars, others go after beautiful women. Alexander is rather more the type to worry a lot about it."
So, that's it? Top rated young powerful cruiserweight, gets ants in his pants and throws it all away?

By now he should be poised for a Euro showdown with some other hot up-and-comer like Chakhkiev, Masternak or Kiladze...or even challenging Diablo, since he was for a long time prior to his disappearance the WBC #2 contender.

What is with chronic anxiety ruining talented young athlete's careers? (Frenkel, Royce White in the NBA). It seems a new phenomenon.



He is still only 27, so it isn't out of the question he can course-correct if he pulls his head out of his ass. Especially where cruisers and heavies age on a different scale from lighter boxers. Still...
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