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Undersized Ibragimov undaunted by big occasion, towering opponent

Updated: February 21, 2008, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Staring up at the imposing Wladimir Klitschko during the weigh-in two days before their heavyweight unification fight, Sultan Ibragimov barely batted an eye.

This wasn't just boxing bravado, though. The relatively unknown, largely undersized WBO champ has made a habit of felling bigger foes.

Going all the way back to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when the 6-foot-2 Russian southpaw lost a controversial decision to Cuban great Felix Savon in the gold medal match, Ibragimov has ...

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