Boris Malenko (Wrestler) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Boris Malenko

Lawrence J. Simon, better known by the ring name, Boris Malenko, was an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling trainer. He is best known for his appearances with Championship Wrestling from Florida and Big Time Wrestling in the 1960s and 1970s as a Russian heel. He is the father of professional wrestlers Joe Malenko and Dean Malenko.

Birth name: Lawrence J. Simon
Born: Jun 28, 1933, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: Sept 1, 1994, Tampa, Florida, United States
Cause of death: Leukemia
Family: Joe Malenko (son), Dean Malenko (son)
Ring name(s): Boris Malenko, Crusher Duggan, Larry Simon, Laurence Malenko, The Great Malenko, The Masked Muscovite, Mr. Jacksonville, Mr. Miami, Otto Von Krupp
Billed from: Moscow, Soviet Union, (as Boris Malenko), Germany, (as Otto Von Krupp)
Debut: Mid-1950s
Retired: 1979

About Boris Malenko

Most known for his time in NWA and AWA, he was an AWA World Tag Team Champion.

Before Fame

He made his professional debut in 1957.


He served as the inspiration for the fourth Insane Clown Posse album, titled “The Great Milenko.”

Family Life

His sons, Joe and Dean, also wrestled professionally.


After retirement he opened up a gym where he trained wrestlers such as Gangrel.

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Latest information about Boris Malenko updated on August 26, 2020.

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