Originally Posted by Sugar Nick
People forget that Americans were doing pretty damn good with winning Olympic medals in boxing during that era as well. Ali = Gold medal, Foreman = Gold, Frazier = Gold
it is a myth, usually perpetuated by ex-communists who believe that great amateur success = a great professional fighter.
Since the Berlin Wall fell former soviet boxers have produced less than 25% of the HW world champions & thats their best division.
Look at the transnational boxing rankings, ex-USSR dominance is a myth.
You remind me of that guy I raped in prison.