good European fighters that vanished

Discussion in 'Euro Boxing Forum' started by The Trendsetter, May 12, 2015.


  1. The Trendsetter

    The Trendsetter Member Full Member

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    When they had a lot more to give.,

    Alexander Frenkel
    Dmitry Pirog
    Dennis Inkin
    Karoly Balszay
    Alexander Bahktin
    Oleg Platov
    Sergey Rozhnov

    What happened to these guys, and who else is there
     
  2. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Platov had severe injury to his back.He wanted to come back after that but no promoter was picking him up.He has a neutral opinion on his comeback.
     
  3. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pirog still has serious back injury
     
  4. chitownfightfan

    chitownfightfan Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    add Basangurov to that list???

    Where the heck is he:huh
     
  5. Odo

    Odo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    There are countless names.Vitaly Tsypko for example.
    Inkin never learnt german and thus wasnt very marketable in Germany.A pity as he was a very decent and good fighter!
     
  6. plank46

    plank46 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    volodymyr vyrchys disappeared after losing a decision to gomez in a title eliminator. thought i read somewhere he had a drinking problem, and was drunk during that fight.
     
  7. fistycuffs

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    Sultan Ibragimov- fast,powerful, skillful.
    And after his loss to Wlad, he vanished
     
  8. Dos Huevos

    Dos Huevos Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Frankel simply decided he did not want to box anymore.
     
  9. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    Frenkel is very sensitive (plays piano) and went to a very spirituell Christian lifestyle (possible Witness of Jehova). But he also was often injured at his hands.

    Balzsay got cancer and is now healed. Inkin went after losing a close fight against him (due to size disadvantage mainly) back to Sibiria and never continued his boxing career.

    Platov had a contract at K2 Promotion and is possible still active.:think

    Other ones are Pal Bedak (the brother of Zsolt), Alexander Abraham (although actually from Asia), Istvan Kovac, Achmed Kotiev and Rudolf Kraj (never fought again after losing his first pro fight to Fragomeni, for the vacant WBC title).
     
  10. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's a pity, he was sort of always just one flush punch away fom beating any top HW. Dangerous fight for anyone.
     
  11. Dos Huevos

    Dos Huevos Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What about Georgi Kandelaki?
     
  12. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    The former undefeated (German-Romanian) WBO Weltweight champion Michael Löwe never defended his title, as he just got sick before his mandatory defence vs. Leonard Townsent; his stable-mate Achmed Kotiev became the substitute for him (who only won the WBO intercontinental title three weeks before, after 12 rounds).

    Another one is Alexander Sorokin, who had a draw vs. later challenger Mike Arnautis and his only defeat was by Urangu (in a 6-rounder).
     
  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    Vladimir Virchis had actually a defeat in his first 7 fights against a journeyman (Fighfax listed it), but Boxrec changed it into a win (and stubbornresist to revise it, for promotional reasons).

    He was lucky to stop Taras Bidenko (who only had lost early in his career to Walujew in Seol), as he was far behind on points going into the last two rounds. The fight vs. Ruslan Tschagajew was close, because who couldn't sleep due to his mother had in the night before the fight a serios operation.
     
  14. Odo

    Odo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Virchis and Chagaev didnt want to fight each other that night.They were friends and stable mates,but their promoter forced them to face each other inside the ring.Consequently,there was no fight inside the ring.Nothing happened till round 11-in round 12 Chagaev was a little bit more active so that he got a close point decision in a fight whch deserved no victor at all.

    As for the Bidenko fight it was a great one-one of the best heavy weight I have seen within the last decade.Bidenko was ahead on points when he was brutally knocked out by his compatriot.
    Since then he has never been the same.I still like him and his style,but his weak spot has always been his lack of telling firepower.Virchis 's weak spot was his lack of speed and natural talent.He was a fearsome puncher but was easly outboxed by more gifted opponents.Nevertheless,I miss Virchis.He was the x-factor:he had a puncher's chance against any opponent.A fighter whose firepower could turn the tables in any giveb moment of a fight.One-dimensional,but blessed with outstanding pop.I would have love to see him fight either Wlad or Vitaly!
     
  15. CANNONBALL

    CANNONBALL Active Member Full Member

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    that was sinan samil sam, not virchis
     


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