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    Default Gable vs Fadzaev current rules

    Who wins this hypothetical best 2 out of 3 considering they are both in their prime?

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    Gable wins 2 of 2 and there isn't any need for a third. Soviets thru everything(body) they had against him including taking a world ranked 163 pounder down for the 1972 Olympics and it did no good. His last official act was to destroy the up and coming Soviet Olympic champion 12-2 in MSG........Kind of asking who from the U.S. would beat Tediashvilli in his prime.......the answer is 'noone'. He was the best........
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    Pinigin was a nobody when he lost to Gable on Gable's home turf. Pinigin did not win his first worlds until 1975. He was like 20 years old when he wrestled Gable.
    Last edited by Big; 02-28-2008 at 01:42 PM.

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    I can argue it was a weak time for the Russians at 149 in 1972. In 1971 Gable faced a little known Russian. In 1972 Gable wrestled a Russian who was in his first major World level event at Olympics. Gable did not face any Russian Olympic champs.

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    Big.....I saw Pavel Pinigan wrestle upclose in Madison, Wisconsin in 1973. The team consisted of others like Yarigin, Teddy, Dimitrev as well as the guy who lost to Gable in the Olympics back up at 163. Believe me, he was the real deal then. Very young for sure.....but Gable won his World title at 22 and olympic title at 23. He was very slick and very flexible.
    I 'outrank' you on this one, man. To you, it is ancient history.....to me, I saw it and remember as though it was yesterday. BTW, that nite I also saw the best example of sportsmanship that I've even seen in my life...before or since.....from Ivan Y.........I may even tell you about it sometime if you promise not to troll for a while!

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    Weak? Ya, right Big
    All Ashurlurliev had to do to be Olympic Champion was beat Gable. You can also throw in other world medalists that Gable beat such as Wada, Hasseinov, etc.

    Don't waste my time trying to tell me what I didn't see......
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    Don't tell me in 1988 Fadzaev was no better than those other Russian clowns Gable wrestled.

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    Good by Big!!!
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    Default Re: Gable vs Fadzaev current rules

    Ashuraliev had no prior history representing USSR before those 1972 Olympics.

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