‘The last thing a fighter loses is his punch”–Anonymous
Oleg “The Big O” Maskaev (39-7) was last seen beating aged and totally shot Danny William (44-18) by UD in 2013. Each of the O’s losses have come by stoppage—some very malevolent. The fact is, he has no chin but he does have heavy hands and his career defining wins have both been over Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, the first in 1999 and then in 2006 (when he was awarded the Ring magazine ‘Comeback of the Year’.
The former WBC heavyweight champ, 48, has now announced he has not yet retired and is looking for the right return fight.
“I don’t plan to retire yet,” he recently said in an interview. “I keep in shape and spar in the gym. If we come to an agreement with a promoter, I will fight in the spring.”
Maskaev has won his last three bouts against limited opposition, but was stopped by useful stepping stone Nagy “Dominican Dynamite’ Aguilera in 2009.
Oleg’s real name is Олег Александрович Маскаев and he was born in Kazakhstan of Russian parents. Amazingly, he holds a win over former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko when the two met as amateurs. He is likable and articulate, but this will not help him if he fights anyone who can fight back. Oleg was unable to take out Danny William and that signals that he should never ever fight again.
Oleg has lost his punch. He has nothing left.