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Old 06-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #16
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Is this confirmed already? When and where is it happening?

I'm with Chagaev if it ever happens.

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:04 AM   #17
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Chagaev and Ibragimov
WBO doesn't count to me.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:10 AM   #18
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When the "Russian Heavyweight Unification Tournment" is completed, every
letter in the alphabet will have been used on the fight posters.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:11 AM   #19
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Go Sultan!!!!
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:16 AM   #20
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They're fighting in Moscow apparently. Should be a good fight, another heavyweight title fight in Russia, and a unification at that! The pro boxing scene in Russia might be starting to pick up.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:24 AM   #21
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The winner of this fight deserves to ATLEAST be ranked no 2 heavyweight in the world. I mean, seriously.. I realize Sam Peter is supposed to be the " heavyweight of our dreams " but in reality the guy so far has done nothing to earn the status of #2 heavyweight in the world. He hasn't even won a major belt yet, and even then if he beats Maskaev, the winner of Ibragimov/Chagaev would still deserve to take his spot. Hell, I could argue that Chagaev at this very moment deserves to have Peter's spot on the rankings.

Chagaev - defeated contenders Virchis and Ruiz, WBA champion Valuev, currently holds the WBA title, and is currently undefeated.

Peter - barely decisions Toney the first time, and convincly defeats him a second time.

People say Wlad and Peter are numbers 1 and 2 in the division right now, yet Chagaev is miles ahead of Peter as far as accomplishments go, and he's pretty ****ing close to surpassing Klitschko in accomplishments as well.

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:32 AM   #22
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They're fighting in Moscow apparently. Should be a good fight, another heavyweight title fight in Russia, and a unification at that! The pro boxing scene in Russia might be starting to pick up.
On a random note, Is Sultan an ethnic Russian?
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:36 AM   #23
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On a random note, Is Sultan an ethnic Russian?
Not sure, honestly. A friend told me once-I don't believe he is, though. I want to say he's from Dagestan, maybe I'm wrong though; from all I've heard though he considers himself Russian, he fought for Russia in the Olympics.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:52 AM   #24
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Not sure, honestly. A friend told me once-I don't believe he is, though. I want to say he's from Dagestan, maybe I'm wrong though; from all I've heard though he considers himself Russian, he fought for Russia in the Olympics.
I know he's from Dagastan and the Olympics stuff but is he an ethnic Russian? Just wondering this because the biggest fight in modern Russian history with two non ethnic Russians in Moscow would really **** off the skinheads.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:53 AM   #25
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WBO doesn't count to me.
get with the times homie. It's no more or less legit than any other belt.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:27 AM   #26
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finally after 8 years, someone has the ***** to unify, i thought it would be wlad, but he proved me wrong, he gets a hard on when michael buffer calls him the 'IBF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION of the world' he is happy being a belt holder.
Yeah, finally, after 8 years, a business man has the ***** to make this fight.

I don't care if it's unification, for me this fight is important because it involves two Top5 conteders. The winner will be #1 or #2.

Chag UD12

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:49 PM   #27
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Besides finally being a HW unification bout, Chagaev-Sultan is actually a pretty good match-up. Hard to pick a winner at this point as I can picture either guy taking it. I wouldn't consider the winner of this bout the true hw champ, but they would clearly put themselves along Wlad and Peter( if he beats Oleg like he should), as the top 3 guys in the division and any future bout involving those 3 would give you the first true hw champ since Lewis. I suppose you could count Vitaly but there is a lot of opposition to that idea where I think any match between the combination of Wlad, Peter(if he has a belt), and the Chagaev-Sultan winner would most likely produce an accepted champion. Good to see this fight happening.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:56 PM   #28
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Its very refreshing to see two non American , well conditioned committed , hungry heavyweights fresh off title wins ready to unify..

Ruslin and Sultan are two very respectful boxers who love competition and use the gifts (even if they aren't the finest ever) that they posess to try to grasp a better life for themselves.

I haven't seen heavyweights this hungry since Tyson in 1987..
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:32 PM   #29
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People say Wlad and Peter are numbers 1 and 2 in the division right now, yet Chagaev is miles ahead of Peter as far as accomplishments go, and he's pretty ****ing close to surpassing Klitschko in accomplishments as well.

Ruslan is a good fighter but come on........Let's see

Chagaev = One-time title holder and 0 title defenses
Wlad = Two-time title holder and SEVEN IBF/WBO title defenses and regarded as the current #1 hw by every objective ranking system

He's got a ways to go my friend
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #30
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I'm still really worried about this fight in that...I want to hear some confirmation that HBO or Showtime is going to pick it up for broadcast in the USA. It would be a disgrace to the sport if this was left to some 3rd party PPV.
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