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@71I'd like to see how he takes a punch though, which is what makes him calling out Fury quite interesting.--Given that Fury got knocked on his ass by Cunningham,I don't think he would last long enough against Wilder to test him.I also don't think Fury would be able to hold Wilder against the ropes with his left forearm and punch him with his right fist which he did to KO Cunningham...
@72. I agree with that. Untested, but i think it's possibleto see his skills despite the opposition. I saw him fight a few guys prior to Audley and it seemed to me that he had good movement, a decent jab and a big right hand. Time will tell and I'm undecided on him yet, but at 27 yrs old and 28 fights a pro, he needs a test... but not a pasting from the Klitschkos, in order to progress.
it's sad to say about a fighter with almost 30 fights, but Wilder is still an unknown quantity. He has a big punch. his defense is incredibly sloppy, but he hasn't needed it since his opposition has been a joke.he needs to fight someone in the top 50 before you can really say if he has the skillset. Audley might be the highest quality opponent he's had, and that's pretty sad for 28 fights in.
By the way, i have been following Deontay Wilder's career. He MAY be the future of the heavyweight division. However, he will not take on the Klitschko's. I believe he is being held back until they clear the way. He is untested but he appears to have the skillset. I'd like to see how he takes a punch though, which is what makes him calling out Fury quite interesting.
I would agree that HW is the division that attracts the wider audience in the UK. It can still be the most exciting for a casual audience. But i don't think it holds the attention/passion of boxing fans as much as it once did.I have no complaints about the K brothers. They look and box the way heavyweights should (in my opinion). But their division is (for me) less gripping than W, LM & SM. :)
Well well, I think in Germany, people consider HW is the best divsion, same in Britain and USA welterweight is the best division, I have no doubt about that, have you? :). For me, Heavyweight still very interesting with many other challangers,still with Pulev, Povetkin, Doentay, Fury and some undefeted one and many more in the future. The best deserve the crown, why many people want to complain :)
Some slightly awkward points about Tyson on here. So, let me first say, Tyrell Biggs was a monster, as were Bruno and Ruddock. But whatever you think of those fighters, Tyson cannot be accused of ducking anyone, surely?Both Klitschko's are the best in HW at the moment but the point is made well below. They have no challengers. They can't be blamed for that, neither can Lewis, Tyson or Holmes.
More of the same. A mediocre champion facing even less exciting/talented opposition. If the other divisions were like the HW, our sport would be dead. It's very sad. Fortunately, any of the other divisions are booming and crammed full of talented fighters. Maybe the HW will be the same, one day.
All hail the Klitschkos. Longer may they reign.
@61 But one of the criticisms of Holmes is that unlike Ali he didn't have a Frazer to prove how good he was? He dominated because he was so much better than everyone else around which is exactly what the Klitschkos are doing. Also I would put Holyfield up there as a great if just for the 10th round against Bowe. I've never seen any boxer before or since do what he did in that round.
Come on Fury retire these Russian clowns.
I really wish these two would retire, i dont think they are 'killing boxing' or that they are dull fighters they are just so good that its not even fun anymore. I look at the crop coming through now - Fury, Deontay Wilder etc - absolutely no chance. I find myself waiting for them to get into politics or whatever their plans are so David Haye can mop up.
Don't see anything wrong with the big jab anyway. For sure Vitali is not the guy rely on big jab, He always attack with powerful combination left right. Wlad more on jab, but when his right hand blow out, It will mop up everything. 2 great champions, 2 different ways to be greatness.
@54 - Bang on my friend. Unfortunately, you can only be as good as your time allows and this is the problem with the 'all-time' list. However, what is for sure is that the last really World Class Heavyweight was Holmes. Nobody since would get in my top 10, most of them would struggle to get into the top 20 - Tyson and Lewis amongst them.
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