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Article form the front page. Who has seen these new Russian pro's?!

Discussion in 'European Boxing Forum' started by Mendoza, Feb 16, 2009.



  1. Mendoza

    Mendoza Dominating a decade Full Member

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    Russian Boxers Head For The States

    The best Russian professional boxers of Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab promotion company head for the US for training. Yuri Fedorov: “Seminole Warriors Boxing has set up a camp for our fighters in Florida with experienced sparring partners and best professional coaches like John David Jackson whom we saw lately in Bernard Hopkins’ corner helping him to beat Kelly Pavlik.. Our fighters need to learn from American school of boxing as pretty soon they’ll be challenging top places in world rankings fighting at the most renowned arenas like Madison Square Garden in New York or MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The results of this training will be seen on 27th February, 2008 at ESPN2 Friday Night Fights headlined by JOHNSON VS JUDAH II at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.”

    Gamzat Agaev, manager of Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab: “We have our own Achilles in Sultan Ibragimov. His professional career exemplifies why boxers should have their training in America. This country has been cultivating boxing as a trade since the 19th century and we should respect that. In 1889 John Sullivan won the 75-round fight and became the last champion of the “naked fists” era. Our goal is that our boxers take a place of their own in the world boxing Hall of Fame alongside such all-time greats as Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis. And I believe that soon these guys will glorify Russia as a great country with major opportunities”.


    Magomed Abdusalamov 2 (2 KO’s)-0-0, Moscow, Russia

    Heavyweight
    Born in 1981 in Dagestan, former Soviet Union.
    A young promising boxer, two time Russian amateur champion, Abdusalamov is also the first boxer in amateur boxing history to have won all his fights by way of KO. He successfully debuted as professional on 6th September 2008 in the Ring Stars In The Red Square event on Moscow’s Day by knocking out his rival, Epiphany Pipi of Ghana, just 1:20 into the fight. Abdusalamov went on to beat his next opponent Bernard Mwakasanga of Tansania (2-2-0) even sooner, knocking him out before the first minute of the fight was over.


    Habib Allahverdiev 8 (3 KO’s)-0-0, Moscow, Russia

    Lightweight
    Born in 1982 in Dagestan, former Soviet Union.
    As amateur Allahverdiev boxed in up-to-60 kg and 64 kg weight categories and is a winner of the Army World Games in 2003, champion of Russia in 2004, bronze medallist of AIBA World Cup in China in 2005 having lost a semi-final to Jordanez Hernandez of Cuba. Allahverdiev went pro in 2007 and has a record of 8-0-0 (3Kos). On September 6th 2008 in the Ring Stars In The Red Square event on Moscow’s Day he defeated Roland Mills of Ghana by TKO.


    Dzhamal Kasumov pro-debut, Moscow, Russia

    Heavyweight
    Born in 1984 in Dagestan, former Soviet Union.
    European and world champion in kickboxing in 2004, 2005
    World champion in professional kickboxing in 2006
    Winner of K1 Grand Prix (2006, Slovakia)
    Winner of K1 Grand Prix (2007, France)
    Professional boxer since 2009


    Sakhib Usarov 10(5 KO’s)-0-0, Moscow, Russia

    Bantamweight
    Born in 1983 in Tadzhikistan, former Soviet Union.
    Amateur career highlights:
    International Master of Sports
    115 fights, 111 wins
    3-time champion of Moscow
    4-time winner of Moscow Cup
    Champion of Tadzhikistan
    Winner of China Cup
    Winner of the Klitshcko Brothers’ tournament (2001, Kiev)
    Professional career highlights:
    Champion of Russia (2008, Kazan’) ​
     
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  2. avk47

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    I've seen Abulsalamov and Allahverdiev as amateurs, but not as pros. Abdulsalamov was a solid heavyweight, but not an awesome one. He won the nationals in years where the top guys were not there, e.g. in 2004, when the olympians were given a rest and Povetkin was deciding whether or not to go pro. While he was top 5 in Russia, he wasn't on the level of Povetkin, Timurziev, or even Sergeev really.

    Allahbarov is another guy of similar type. Good, fast boxer, but he won the nationals in 2004, when the olympians were not there. So again, top 5 national level, but never the leader in his weight classes.

    On the other hand, no idea how they are as pros. As you know, am success is not the same thing as a good pro career.
     
  3. Mendoza

    Mendoza Dominating a decade Full Member

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    Thanks. I am still waiting for Russia's gold medal winner at heavy R. Chakjkiev and Alexey Tischenko who won the Val Barker best boxer of the Beijing Games award to go pro.
     
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    Well, considering Tischenko has said he will never go pro on multiple occassions, most recently about two weeks ago, and that he is not even sure he wants to keep boxing you may have a long wait! He did say that his only aim in boxing is to be Russia's first ever olympic champion.
     
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    Oh, and Tischenko didn't win the Val Barker - Lomachenko did. He would be an awesome prospect! The guy has everything.
     
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    Right. Duh, I ment to say Lomachenko.
     
  7. UnleashtheFURY

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    Sakhib Usarov - what happened to him? He's the only man to have defeated Zhakiyanov as a pro who just recently upset Rau'shee Warren. He career took a big time hit at the turn of the new decade and he pretty much turned into a part timer... What's the story behind that?