Professional Armwrestling: Long awaited clash of Larratt and Cyplenkov is finally happening

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  1. Panmisiek

    Panmisiek Brown Belt

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    Cyplenkov and Larratt are considered the best of the best professional arm-wrestlers in the world but they never had a chance to compete in the past.

    This will be the biggest and most expensive event. Ever.



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  2. snakedafunky

    snakedafunky Red Belt

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    How much money do you make as a top arm wrestler?
    Enough to be a pro?
     
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  3. Panmisiek

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    Champions make around $5-25k per event. Depends how big it is and they are held fairly often across the world be it Europe or US.

    Armwrestling always was a spare time job rather than full time. John Brzenk for instance was a jet engineer in addition to arm-wrestling and in his prime he always streamrolled everyone.
     
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    Yep. Former Champion Lincoln Hawk was a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life.
     
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    A Sunday school teacher I had back in middle school had a son that was a professional arm wrestler.

    He came into class one day wearing a necklace that had his nickname on it: "hooker". He said his nickname came about because he would hook his opponents' wrist.

    I was that small kid in PE class could do a ton of chin-ups, but didn't care about organized sports.

    Anywho, one Sunday school class, we all spent arm-wrestling. I beat a handful of classmates and he told me I had potential.

    Every blue moon I wonder about how much money I could have made as a professional arm-wrestler.

    In today's modern media, do those guys get decent sponsors?
     
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  7. Panmisiek

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    Event sponsorship + purse only. If you are on the top u get the most.
     
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    You would have rocked’em brother. No doubt in my mind.
     
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    yea, i havent really followed since the lincoln hawk days. the sport needs someone like that to get people back into it
     
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    I have been waiting years for this! Thank you so much for the good news. Im rooting for Laratt but I just can't see him taking cyplenkov
     
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    Cool. Armwrestling is kind of fun to watch on occasion although I don't follow it that closely.

    Is Cyplenkov's brute strength still too much for anyone? I saw a vid Cyplenkov training with Klokov and he didn't look as imposing as he did a few years ago.
     
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    Lincoln Hawk was a draw. he put asses in seats.
     
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    It goes without saying that these A level athletes would dominate MMA but chose a more lucrative career path instead.
     
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    Cool.

    So who's the favourite? I haven't heard anything about the armwrestling scene in years, other than that Larratt seemed to turn into a pretty big deal a while back. Haven't heard anything about Cyplenkov at all- figured he'd retired.

    Are they still even considered two of the absolute top wrestlers* in the world, or is this more like a Liddell-Silva type match?



    *Or are they called pullers? I'm so bad with the terminology.
     
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    Been looking forward to this for a few years. Larratt has serious technical skills, enough to beat Denis, for sure.
     
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    Dream come true that this contest has been arranged.

    Can't wait for the showdown.
     
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  18. Panmisiek

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    And the bast part is, the showdown is in my country <3

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