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Is It Time To Give Wladimir Klitschko Some...

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Is it Time to give Wladimir Klitschko some credit?

From HattonBoxing.com

Has there ever been a champion as dominant and yet so underappreciated as Wladimir Klitschko?

The 6ft 6in Ukrainian blasted out Bulgaria's previously unbeaten Kubrat Pulev in the fifth round of their clash in Hamburg last night and seemingly stands light years ahead of the rest of the heavyweight pack.

But finding boxing aficionados keen to give him praise is very hard task.

The victory, which came with a devastating left hook, marked Wladimir's 16th successful defence of his IBF crown as well as his 53rd knockout from his 63rd victory, but the view of him as a robotic fighter with no chin who feasts on hand-picked opponents persists....

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stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 17 Nov 2014

No. Cos everyone gives him LOADS anyway. It annoys ne when boxing get credit via millions of articles suggesting that they don't get enough credit.

Everyone acknowledges he's been dominant and is still top dog, doesn't mean we should fallate him as well.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 17 Nov 2014

It was a decent performance on Saturday, to be fair.   From a guy who traditionally turns viewers off.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 17 Nov 2014

excellent fighter.

always be question marks though.

didn't rematch sanders.

didn't fight the second best of his era (yes i know it was his brother :D )

didn't fight lennox.

with vitali we know he could really gut it out and fight thru the rough spots.

with wlad's lack of competition we don't really know that.
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stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 17 Nov 2014

View Posthitman_hatton1, on 17 November 2014 - 04:24 AM, said:

excellent fighter.

always be question marks though.

didn't rematch sanders.

didn't fight the second best of his era (yes i know it was his brother :D/> )

didn't fight lennox.

with vitali we know he could really gut it out and fight thru the rough spots.

with wlad's lack of competition we don't really know that.
to be fair to him, he has climbed off the canvas to win a few times
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 17 Nov 2014

View Poststevieb_8006, on 17 November 2014 - 04:28 AM, said:

to be fair to him, he has climbed off the canvas to win a few times

but look at the guys who decked him.

hardly top drawer.

could he have done what his brother did and stand up to lennox.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 17 Nov 2014

In a way, Lennox not rematching Vitali was perhaps the best thing that could've happened.

Lennox was out of shape, and had been preparing for an opponent he considered beneath him.  Still should've come in in shape, of course. But Lennox tended to better in rematches when he took the opponent seriously.  I reckon he'd have come in in shape in the second fight, and we'd have seen the real Lennox.

In retiring, he made Vitali look liked somebody who was hard done by in loss, and had scared Lennox out of the sport.  Whether that was true or not, doesn't really matter.  It made him more marketable.
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Scott Harris's Photo Scott Harris 17 Nov 2014

Great heavyweight, up there with the best.
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Scott Harris's Photo Scott Harris 17 Nov 2014

Great heavyweight, up there with the best. Dominated David Haye, that says it all as far as his skills go.
Edited by Scott Harris, 17 November 2014 - 07:20 AM.
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ROCKYMARSHMELLOW's Photo ROCKYMARSHMELLOW 17 Nov 2014

If he performed like he did on Sat in every fight I don't think anyone would give him shit, he was still to clinchy but he did actually let his hands go on Saturday. But when it's that clinchy shit and the jab jab jab scared to fucking death shit, you can stick that shit right up ya hoop, it's painful to watch and when he performs like that then he should never be mentioned among the greats.

I remember thinking that Lewis was too defensive against Holyfield and Tua, there's one thing being defensive and then there's literally shitting ya pants any time a fighter gets near you. Wlad is on a different level when it comes to the old clinch, it just looks so shit.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 17 Nov 2014

povetkin fight was bad for the holding.

should have been points off for that.
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ROCKYMARSHMELLOW's Photo ROCKYMARSHMELLOW 17 Nov 2014

View Posthitman_hatton1, on 17 November 2014 - 07:58 AM, said:

povetkin fight was bad for the holding.

should have been points off for that.

Worst I've ever seen, in any fight, never mind top level world championship fight. Awful to watch.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 17 Nov 2014

View PostROCKYMARSHMELLOW, on 17 November 2014 - 08:08 AM, said:

Worst I've ever seen, in any fight, never mind top level world championship fight. Awful to watch.

the henry akinwande trophy goes to wladimir klitschko. :D
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 17 Nov 2014

View Posthitman_hatton1, on 17 November 2014 - 08:11 AM, said:

the henry akinwande trophy goes to wladimir klitschko. :D

:lol:
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ROCKYMARSHMELLOW's Photo ROCKYMARSHMELLOW 17 Nov 2014

View Posthitman_hatton1, on 17 November 2014 - 08:11 AM, said:

the henry akinwande trophy goes to wladimir klitschko. :D

Definitely.
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