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September 23, 2011

Retired Boxer Goes on Bigfoot Hunt, Returns Empty Handed

By Chad Love

A seven-foot-tall Russian boxer with an obsession for Bigfoot has returned empty-handed from a two-day expedition in search of the beast. In response, Bigfoot tweeted about the experience.

You probably think I just made that up, don’t you?

From this story on nbcsports.com:

You remember Nikolai Valuev — the 7-foot Russian boxer whom you told your kids would show up in their closet at night if they didn’t behave. He retired due to joint and bone problems in 2009 after losing the WBA heavyweight title to David Haye, and now he has a new hobby. Bigfoot researcher. Actually Valuev is somewhat obsessed with the mystical Russian Yeti, which allegedly roams in the Kuzbass region of southern Siberia. The creature, also called the Siberian Bigfoot, has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in the region.


"...Valuev set out on a two-day expedition on Tuesday to find Bigfoot, and despite reporting having seen “traces” of the beast, came back today empty-handed . “Valuyev did not manage to meet the yeti itself but on the way he discovered ‘traces’ such as broken tree branches,” a local government press release said on September 16. “By the time they reached the Azass cave, the expedition saw gigantic footprints, similar to a human’s.” According to the government press release, Valuyev, 38, spoke to local hunters who have sighted the beast, but they warned that the Kuzbass yeti “doesn’t like to appear before humans.” Local authorities told Russian media in February 2009 that there had been a sighting of a “hairy humanoid creature that was 1.5-2 meters tall.”

Apparently, however, Bigfoot didn't take kindly to Valuev's boorish manners, and took to the Twitterverse to complain...

A twitter account claiming to be the elusive mythical creature tweeted the following at 2 p.m. Moscow time on September 16: “Nikolai Valuyev drank a bucket of tea in my cave, but carelessly forgot the bucket itself. Thanks! It’ll come in useful at home. Pity that it’s not quite enough for me.”

And if you're interested in following, the Russian Bigfoot's Twitter account is here. Personally, judging by the photos of Valuev, I'd say he's looking for his real parents...

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from jay wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

by the looks of this guy he could be looking for a long lost cousin.

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from benjaminwc wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

The brute shaves with an ax! He is bigfoot.

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from OutdoorEnvy wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

My question is, if he finds bigfoot is he going to challenge him to a boxing match?

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from Carl Huber wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I haven't seen a forehead like that outside the Smithsonian.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I definitely believe this guy has seen a bigfoot, every morning in the mirror.

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from Mike Plotner wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

well i dought that 2 days is long enough to find big foot. maynye you could bait them

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from shane wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Not long ago, I read or watched something that cited research showing that we interbred with Neanderthal men, and some of their DNA is still in our genome, at least in some individuals. Seems pretty clear.

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from RangerDansDrink... wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Leave the guy alone. Everyone needs a hobby. I fish for the musky in the east, Now I am beginning to think they are legends too.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

A real man wouldn't use shaving cream while shaving with an ax.

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from jay wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

by the looks of this guy he could be looking for a long lost cousin.

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from Carl Huber wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I haven't seen a forehead like that outside the Smithsonian.

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from RangerDansDrink... wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Leave the guy alone. Everyone needs a hobby. I fish for the musky in the east, Now I am beginning to think they are legends too.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

A real man wouldn't use shaving cream while shaving with an ax.

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from benjaminwc wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

The brute shaves with an ax! He is bigfoot.

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from OutdoorEnvy wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

My question is, if he finds bigfoot is he going to challenge him to a boxing match?

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from vtbluegrass wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I definitely believe this guy has seen a bigfoot, every morning in the mirror.

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from Mike Plotner wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

well i dought that 2 days is long enough to find big foot. maynye you could bait them

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from shane wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Not long ago, I read or watched something that cited research showing that we interbred with Neanderthal men, and some of their DNA is still in our genome, at least in some individuals. Seems pretty clear.

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