Originally Posted by JAB5239
Show where I ever said boxers were old at 30. As usual you won't because you can't. Its a fact, and I provided links, that people start to physically decline in there early 30's and that is the reason the average pro athlete is retired by 33, another fact I provided links for.
Son you're an imbecile. You said if eastern Europeans could have competed back than they would have dominated. I proved otherwise and you can't accept the reality of it. You will never out debate me because you no **** about this sport and you can't back up your lame points. And whether boxing was legal or illegal in the USSR at that time is irrelevant to this discussion. I've proved my point, you're just trying to twist the parameters like you always do when you can't counter the facts.
Lol, still my *****!!
You haven't proved eastern europeans wouldn't have been successful had they competed professionally earlier. In fact you have provided evidence on the contrary. Mentioning Kobozev actually went against what you were trying to say. He was good as an amateur but there were many better Eastern Bloc amateurs at the time. He was never a national champion, although wikipedia says he was part of the soviet national team, he didn't represent the USSR at any major tournaments.
Kobozev was a good pro, there were many better than him in the amateurs, so I don't know why you don't think any of them could have been good professionals or gone on to win world titles if they went pro.