Sport 23 December 2013 9 398

Homeless fighter


At 41, Vyacheslav Yurovskikh is homeless. He's not an alcoholic and loves the theatre, but nonetheless often spends his nights sleeping in the doorways of buildings in Moscow. In the ring, however, he's a legend known as Ali Baba, who has fought and won in matches from Vladivostok to Belarus. He's not Russia's best fighter, but his sheer determination and willingness to fight despite his age have won him a cult following. Meet a man who always manages to get back on his feet, no matter how hard he falls.



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