Originally Posted by Bwgcolman
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.
Exactly my point. What is interesting is how Kostya's fighting style changed tremendously in his Pro career. In the Ams, he was really fast, with great movement and power, an extremely proficient boxer in all sense of the word. He slowed down in the Pros which is understandable, and his style adjusted to suit.