Originally Posted by Sugar Nick
The Berlin wall came down in 1989. Since then there have been 33 HW world champions, 8 of which came from ex-soviet countries.
Less than 25%
Looks like all the top 10 HW is Eastern European, and now lighter weights are catching up. How would they dominate in 1989, they had no promotional companies, no pro coaches and no sponsors at the time.
Not to mention there was a war going on in that region at the time.
Now, when EE fighter are established they dominate with ease.
Also, how did you count 8? 1) Wlad, 2) Vitaly, 3) Valuev, 4) Maskaev 5) Lyakovich, 6) Povetkin, 7) Golota
Chagaev, 9) Ibragimov
What is the percentage of the HW champs who are EE in the last 10 years? 99? lol