Just got to Savchenko who I admit I hadn’t seen before. He looked like a killer, he walked that guy down like nothing.
He had a different style than most of the other soviets on this team who employed an almost Lomachenko/even prime Fedor style where they were light on their feet and constantly feinting and probing with their hands, especially the lead hand. I’ll have to watch more of him
It is interesting because Lomachenkos dad (and trainer) was the Soviet Olympic coach correct? Or was he the Ukrainian national coach . Anyway you can see the stark difference in their style compared to the USA and similarities to Loma imo.
i know loma's dad was always a big coach in ukraine/russia area and is pretty unique in training methods and if you want someone more similar to his style here is
euro champ, 3rd in olympics, was known to be a master of footwork and hard to trap
and here Viktor Savchenko against jose gomez another hard hitter
they fought a bunch of times with both winning
Wow Gomez was a beast, wasn’t expecting that. Dude was rangy as hell with dynamite in his hands, almost like a middleweight teofilo.
Im watching him shellack Ramos right now. I wonder how many careers were derailed/ruined when the usually much younger Americans got the shit kicked out of them by the career amateur communists. Most of the team USA guys I’ve been watching I haven’t even heard of in the pros which is unusual considering they were the top ammys in America at that point. Got their chins cracked too young it looked like.
yeah gomez was a beast but got dropped sometimes
but he could hit like a truck and good range
here is a sweet ko by him
and thats a good point you about the american fighters actually
but what needs to be mentioned as well is that things in the ussr were very political
it was not always the best guy who was on the national team
here is a crazy heavyweight they had in 80's
look how he moves and is so fluid
would have been real interesting in 80s heavyweight scene
Yakovlev fight starts around 27 min mark