Bowie V. Ibarra
The United Soviet Socialist Republic underwent lots of changes in the 90s, bringing our next character the opportunity for change. Here he is:
NAME: VLADYMIR IGOR SALTOVSKY
BIRTHDAY: MAY 1, 1964
BIRTH PLACE: STAVNYSIBIRSK, SIBERIA, USSR
BILLED FROM: SAN UVALDE, TEXAS
FIGHTING STYLE: SAMBO
TEACHER: CAPTAIN DANCHENKO, MURAD VOLKHOV
SIGNATURE MOVES: LEG LOCKS
WEIGHT: 142 KG (about 310 LBS)
Vladymir was one of two sons of Sergei and Anya Saltovsky of Stavnysibirsk, Siberia. Vladymir followed in his brother, Boris', footsteps and joined the Russian military. There he learned SAMBO from Murad Volkhov and eventually became one of the coaches of the SAMBO team.
Boris died in the Russian conflict in Afghanistan, and on the way to his funeral, his parents died in a car accident. Vlad hit the bottle hard afterwards before pulling himself together and choosing to leave Mother Russia for the U.S. of A.
Vlad worked odd jobs throughout the American southwest, picking up both English and Spanish, and eventually worked his way to San Uvalde, Texas, where he earned a job as a bouncer at The Cadillac Ranch, and subsequently became a charter member of San Uvalde International.
Check out his book trailer at the link below:
VLADYMIR SALTOVSKY'S PIT FIGHTERS TRAILER
Follow the story of Vladymir in the 'Pit Fighters' combat sports series today. 'Pit Fighters: Baptism by Fire' and 'Pit Fighters: Double Cross' are combat sports-themed books that features fights from the early days of MMA, and plenty of underground money fights. You've got to check them out, and they're available on Kindle or paperback today.
BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press and Simon and Schuster. His latest story, 'Tejano Star and the Vengeance of Chaplain Skull' is a Tex-Mexploitation superhero story in the tradition of 'Machete' and 'Black Dynamite'. Get it in paperback or Kindle today.