They were both good, solid fighters, who would've won titles, but I think their styles were better fitted for the amateurs.
I think success for either one of these would've depended heavily on trainer choice. That said, I think Saitov would've come up short as a pro especially if he would've joined the ranks of the Welterweights during the Golden Era of the Welterweights (DLH/Trinidad/Mosley) or the Mayweather/Pacquiao/Cotto/Hatton Era. The only notable win for Saitov was against Daniel Santos whom is a fighter to this day I'm surprised he became a world champion (and even defended successfully a title!) with such undisciplined lifestyle of constant bar and brothel hopping even during training camps but anyways that's nor here nor there. I think Saitov would've done decent not great. I definitely could've seen him winning a belt at 147/154 if that means something.
Gaiderbek on the other I think he would've been trouble for the likes of Hopkins, GGG, Calzaghe, Kessler, etc. He racked so many big wins in the amateurs against future hoffers. However, it's likely Gaiderbek would've fought as a Super Middle/Light Heavy/Cruiser if he'd turn pro he was pretty big for a middleweight in the amateurs. Plus, he comes from the great, proud fighting culture of Dagestan.
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