By Vitali Shaposhnikov: There has been a rumor going around, gossip stating that Oleg Maskaev (36-7-0) wants to come back and fight again. This turns out to be far from just a rumor, but more of a fact. Just a week ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Oleg in his home and talking to him a little bit about his boxing past, and present. We talked about things that have happened, and what he wants to achieve with his comeback.
I think that most people know Oleg for his two exciting toe-to-toe battles with Hasim Rahman, and while both fighters were far from their prime, both put on a hell-of-a-show. Some boxers retie to take a long break only to come back stronger and hungrier than before (Vitali Klitschko), while others fail at the very same attempt.
Maskaev will be older than preferred for his comeback, but nobody can question his heart and will to fight. No, I donít expect to see him claim titles, but I do think that he is capable of giving us the fans more exciting fights. Imagine Maskaev vs. Arreola, or even Chisora for that matter? I donít know what will come of his comeback, but I am willing to watch his fight and give him the benefit of the doubt.
I apologize for the poor quality of the video and audio, but I did the best with the equipment that I have. Please enjoy my one-on-one video interview with Oleg here: