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Old 01-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #76
Kevin Willis
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Default Re: What if the Soviets had always been allowed to fight in the pro ranks?

Originally Posted by BadDog View Post
It was actually 10 (not 5 people), some of them were Yuri Alexandrov, Victor Rybakov, Alexander Burmistrov, Alexandr Zolkin, Sergei Kobozev, and Sergei Atremiev was 1 of them also
Thanks for that info.Rybakov and Burmistrov are new to me, I have to research them along with refreshing my memory of the others.

On a side note the two wrestling disciplines and Olympic weightlifting also take a bunch of talent away from boxing over there. Russia and her Soviet republics having created an assembly line of dominace in those sports as well. Judo is another sport that ]Russian Federation dominates.

Between other sports and a general lack of opportunity more potential pro boxing talent is culled over there than in the U.S.. A bitter pill for many to swallow. Unfortunately for people like Jabs, nobody makes a pill for a bruised ego
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