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Old 10-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Oleg Maskaev in his prime was barely able to survive the 90's but top 3 at age 38

So Oleg Maskaev in his prime barely stayed afloat in the 90's.
He was a victim of both Tua and Mccall and ended up being dominated in sparring by a variety of top tier 90's Heavyweights.

During his late 30's around mid-late 2000's he actually became a top 3 fighter.

As various rankings indicated.........

I guess Oleg's dreams of being a top heavyweight finally came true. Pity he was born too soon.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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Just imagine if Oleg Maskaev was 10 years younger.

****, he'll be top 3 TODAY and certain fan bases will be comparing him to Larry Holmes and saying how he will

'dominate any era'
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Oleg Maskaev in his prime was barely able to survive the 90's but top 3 at age 38

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Oleg's chin was **** and he never had the speed/footwork to keep it safe. I'm a fan, but let's be honest... He was lucky to get as far as he did, regardless of era.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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Just imagine if Oleg Maskaev was 10 years younger.

****, he'll be top 3 TODAY and certain fan bases will be comparing him to Larry Holmes and saying how he will

'dominate any era'
'deal with it'

He had a moment in the late 90s when he was considered top 10. He went away with his glass jaw in hand, and returned after stringing together a few top 100 wins.
He won a vacant title from an opponent not a top 5 guy, an opponent who's # Oleg just happened to have, and he defended it once vs a non top 100, and then was quickly relieved of his duties by a top 5 HW.

What the **** are you on about here skittles. Had Oleg met Rahman 4 months after Rahman sparked Lenny, would you be calling Oleg a top HW of the 90s?
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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I've always had a soft spot for Oleg. His management really hung him out to dry, fighting McCall in his 7th fight and Tua in his 12th. He had a strange career.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Just imagine if Oleg Maskaev was 10 years younger.

****, he'll be top 3 TODAY and certain fan bases will be comparing him to Larry Holmes and saying how he will

'dominate any era'
'deal with it'

I wonder which fan bases those could be...
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I wonder which fan bases those could be...
Some of look at the Holmes Spinks fights and think Malik Scott and David Haye, maybe even Eddie Chambers could hang with Larry.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #9
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So Oleg Maskaev in his prime barely stayed afloat in the 90's.
He was a victim of both Tua and Mccall and ended up being dominated in sparring by a variety of top tier 90's Heavyweights.

During his late 30's around mid-late 2000's he actually became a top 3 fighter.

As various rankings indicated.........

I guess Oleg's dreams of being a top heavyweight finally came true. Pity he was born too soon.
He fought McCall in his 7th fight, he should have been no-where near him at that stage. Then as if his management weren't content with utterly ****ing up his career, he fights Tua a year later after disposing of 4 no-name journeymen. Utterly bizarre management.

His only good win was against Rahman a few years later. I have to assume that was the only reason for his ranking, because it certainly wasn't his overall ability or resume.

In fact, Maskaev was lucky to fight when he did. He wouldn't win a belt off anyone today.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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So Oleg Maskaev in his prime barely stayed afloat in the 90's.
He was a victim of both Tua and Mccall and ended up being dominated in sparring by a variety of top tier 90's Heavyweights.

During his late 30's around mid-late 2000's he actually became a top 3 fighter.

As various rankings indicated.........

I guess Oleg's dreams of being a top heavyweight finally came true. Pity he was born too soon.
he also became a top fighter in the 90 lol, and he became top in the 90 by beating top 50 fighters and Rahman and he also became top fighter in 2000nds by beating top 50 fighters and Rahman.
by the way, gayest avatar even, are you playing for the pink team? lol
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #11
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He fought McCall in his 7th fight, he should have been no-where near him at that stage. Then as if his management weren't content with utterly ****ing up his career, he fights Tua a year later after disposing of 4 no-name journeymen. Utterly bizarre management.

His only good win was against Rahman a few years later. I have to assume that was the only reason for his ranking, because it certainly wasn't his overall ability or resume.

In fact, Maskaev was lucky to fight when he did. He wouldn't win a belt off anyone today.
true, everybody in top 10 now would brutally KO him in a couple of rounds



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Old 10-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #12
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This thread's meaningless, as he didn't beat any of the top hws from the 2000s.

You need to give that rank some context.

The wbc belt was vacated by the retirement of vitali, the wbc gave the opportunity to fight for the vacant belt to two americans, who were not amongst the best hws at the time.
Oleg then beats the inferior title holder, which gives him a high rank. He maintains the high rank by fighting a poor opponent then loses it when he comes up against his first decent challenger.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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A bunch of Mad Klit****s in here.

I didn't read any of your klit**** paragraphs tbh.

Convince me this era is better than the 90's era
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #14
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The 90s top 5 was just reserved for the likes of Bruce Seldon, Herbie Hide, Michael Bennt
40 year old tim witherspoon, 48 year old George Foreman, and Carl williams.
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A bunch of Mad Klit****s in here.

I didn't read any of your klit**** paragraphs tbh.

Convince me this era is better than the 90's era
first convince me you're not gay lol
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