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Posted on 05/27/2005 1:52:24 PM PDT by lizol
Russian Boxer Valuev Number One WBA Heavyweight
Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev has reached the top of the WBA heavyweight rating.
Earlier, Valuev, Russias largest boxer at 151 kilograms and a height of 215 centimeters, occupied the third place in the list.
Valuev will thus fight the current WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz as the latter he defends his title.
The Russians manager, Wilfried Sauerland, was quoted by RTR-Sport television channel as saying he will take all measures to make the match between Valuev and Ruiz take place this year.
Valuev has so far won 43 matches and lost none. In 32 of the matches, he won with a knockout. He has reached the ninth place in the WBC rating list.
Geez! Look at this man!
Damn, that is one ugly dude.
I bet he learned all his english from Rocky IV. He will break you!
He's a joke, and would be destroyed by any of the top heavies -- the Klitschkos, Byrd, Toney, Brewster, Peter, etc.
(Yeah, the heavyweight division is in a sad state these days).
Geez, not only is he huge but he's got a mean 5 punch combo. Left, left, right, left, middle upper cut!!!!!!
How many arms does this man have? One- is touching his ear, two- is holding the belt, three-is making a fist. No wonder he is the best
his opponents dont know where the punches are coming from.
I think he could just look you to death.
Agree but it just shows how poor the heavyweight are.
I do believe George Foreman could wipe the floor with the bottom 6 or 7.
What was his deal with the low blow's? I thought maybe he
was just tired but then he started up again early in a fight
with the low blow's. He seemed really mad at himself when
he did it but what the heck? Maybe he only sparred with midgets or something.
We asked the captain what course
of action he proposed to take toward
a beast so large, terrifying, and unpredictable.
He hesitated to answer, and then said judiciously:
"I think I shall praise it."
Yikes! I hope outside the ring this guy has a gentle personality.
That's 332 lbs, great for wrestling but way too big and heavy to be a serious prizefighter. You don't gain any punching power after about 225 lbs. Anything past that is just extra weight to carry around. Somebody like Joe Louis would demolish him.
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