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Old 12-26-2007, 03:30 AM   #16
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Default Re: Why no small Russian fighters?

Because heavies make more money, so promotors are all scouring Russia and Ukraine looking for the next Klitscko instead of the next Tsyu.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #17
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the same reason that there aren't many latino big fighters.....
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:04 AM   #18
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Actually, your sarcasm has a good point. Russians generally speaking are not a small people and tend to run average to large in terms of height and size. Obviously the large majority of them are not Heavyweight sized, but the ones who go into boxing are. The Russian Sports system operates on the principle of placing children into sports based on their bodytype. And considering that the Russians have historically been very presteige minded, they likely have focused more on developing HW fighters due to the divisions prominence.

Not to say that there arent any smaller Russian fighters, but you raise an interesting point
You dont know what your talking about, check amateur rankings, russians have great boxers in all wieght categories. The kid in my avatar is actualy number 1 p4p in amateurs, just becouse their smaller guys dont turn pro doesnt mean they dont have talented boxers in lighter wieght classes.
Different question should be raised, why those talented guys dont turn pro ? you can see them taking medals in most of worlds major tournaments (amateurs) but theres only few who turn pro.
I persnaly think its similar situation like in Cuba, goverement has more controll over their fighters compared to other countreys, Karmazin is good pro boxer but then again he lives in US.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:42 PM   #19
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Default Re: Why no small Russian fighters?

You raise a good point, I'd say that former-Soviet nations are 2nd to Cuba when it comes to Amatuer boxing.

Like Oleg Saitov... great Am, but never went pro.
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:56 PM   #20
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Because la cos loe cra h aw ow croww oww
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