Originally Posted by OZ Puncher
You're right, Australia produced him. They were in his corner for all his Amateur Career spanning about 10 years, with World Amateur Championships, Olympics under his belt... For Russia.
Your right, it's hard to claim Kostya as an Australian boxer. Fair enough he fought out of here as a pro but it was the Russian boxing school that produced him technically and mentally as a top athlete, it would be a hard case to argue that his boxing skill came from Johnny Lewis' training. Kostya probably could of trained with just about any trainer in Australia and got the same results.