Former world Boxing champion in the heavyweight Russian Oleg Maskaev remembered how he defeated Vitali Klitschko for the championship of the Armed forces of the USSR in 1991.
“In the final I come up against Vitali. Battle and one round failed because I was in shock and to feel moral after an important victory in the semifinals. For me at that time Klitschko was a nobody. Then he began to win and climb. And then he was passing the opponent I beat in the first round.
Remember that twice hit him, knocked him down. Even the referee Kokoshkin was not considered. Coach Klitschko just a towel was thrown. He realized that he was there to do to me nothing. So the fight stopped.
Vitaly says he broke his arm. How could he break an arm if never struck? From corner to corner, flew, and then twice hooked on ass. I had to open an account, but Kokoshkin said I beat an open glove. What an open glove when he’s on the backside sits?
Then the towel is thrown, and the fight was stopped. I was already a multiple champion of the Sports club of the army. In that year, once again won,” said Maskaev.
Note that in 1991, Vitaly Klitschko was 20 years old, Maskaev is two years older.
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