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Funny how they say its a “stay busy” fight when he fights twice a year, if that. This guy is the worst

Posted April 10, 2013 2:46 am 


rod

Yeap 2013 Pulev vs Wlad, Fury vs Wlad………..forget Povetkin.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:06 am 


Unbiased Dane

Kl whether a pro boxer could knock me out or not isnt relevant. But i admit saying Holyfield is a featherfist is an exaggeration. But he was never a big puncher and my reaction came because of some fool who said that Holyfield would blow away the Klitschko´s. He didnt blow away Lennox and he surely wouldnt do that to the Klitschko´s.

Posted April 9, 2013 6:55 pm 


murderman

@Unbiased Dane
I guess i just got a since of nastalgia thinking bout the early 90′s late 80′s heavyweights! Im almost 40 and to me that was the golden age in boxing! My bad partner!

Posted April 9, 2013 2:35 pm 


huckster

PULEV-WLAD 2013!!!

Posted April 9, 2013 2:12 pm 


doc

No clue – If you read my posts, I was actually agreeing with you… Peace :-)

Posted April 9, 2013 12:57 pm 


KL

Rod, If you watch the interviews with Wlad about this fight, Wlad has great respect for Pianetta because he cites that Pianetta has already beaten a much greater opponent…….Cancer.
So my take on this fight is that Wlad is taking this fight partly because he admires Pianetta’s battle against cancer and is offering him financial rewards with this title fight.

Posted April 9, 2013 12:16 pm 


KL

Unbiased Dane, I bet you old man Holyfield could knock your head silly if you ever met him.
Ray Mercer said Holyfield had a “Monster” left hand……..and Mercer should know…….he was decked for the first time ever by “feather fisted” Holyfield………something hard hitting Tommy Morrison failed to do and also Lennox Lewis.

Posted April 9, 2013 12:10 pm 


rod

The Mormeck fight was a terrible match, at least pianetta is around wlad size, seems to have an ok defense and is undefeated. The draw with sosnonski is a worry. Ideally he should have mixed it up with a few ranked fighters but oh well.

Posted April 9, 2013 12:08 pm 


rod

I want to see Wlad against another tall guy who can box and punch. Wlad when faced with a tall opponent becomes aggressive and presses the action: Awesome. The Wach fight was a good fight. Similar to the Timo fight with Vitali. I have been saying it for years. I want the K Bros to fight tall guys. Not because I thought they would lose, because I knew it would be entertaining. When Wlad fought McCline that was also a good fight, just that mccline was terrified of wlad. Put wlad in with Fury, an improved Price and tested Wilder even Ustinov, Dimitrenko or old Grant and it would be much more interesting than fighting a short fat guy or blown up cruiser.

Posted April 9, 2013 12:05 pm 


KL

Bears, you really want to see more of Wach!!!!
I guess you’ll have to wait until his 12 month ban us over then.
As Povetkin……… yep we’d all like to see him fight better fighters too……..but he’s fought Chambers & Chagaev…….notable names in my book!

Posted April 9, 2013 11:55 am 


Neil(pomy)

For F++k sake Wladimir …. and for the sake of your reputation; get another promotional team. This is the sort of matchup which harms his legacy.

Posted April 9, 2013 10:08 am 


UJelly?

Haven’t seen a whole lot of Pulev, but from what I’ve seen, I don’t think a fight between him and Wlad would be particularly exciting (even though I’d love for the fight to happen). Both are “jabbers” so unless one is able to establish a dominant jab over the other, I fear it’d be a pretty dull fight coz neither would be willing to open up.

Posted April 9, 2013 7:03 am 


harry

agree on Wlad-Pulev subject. Gonna be a great showdown in 2013!

Posted April 9, 2013 5:47 am 


no clue

doc ….. youare talking out of your arse … Wlad waited almost 4 years to rematch Brewster.. and faced a mere shell of a fighter Brewster was… Sanders rematch was on the table right after the 1 fight but Wlad faced a tomato can instead… Now compare that to Lewis, who went on to avenge his two ko losses right away… Wlad is a good fighter but he is not worth to be put in the same sentence with the greats of the past

Posted April 9, 2013 3:21 am 


huckster

pulev-wlad 2013!

Posted April 9, 2013 2:55 am 


BEARS

I’m starting to doubt that povetkin will ever fight anyone of note at heavy. It almot seems a fact he won’t face a klitschKO. Its too bad I thought he would. Atlas must have convinced him he wasn’t good enough or povetking just feels that way. Either way it seems povetkin will never step up to klitschko. Let alone a top contender. And its sad. I like pov

Posted April 9, 2013 1:57 am 


rod

Size/Height plus high level of skill plus being an athletic freak plus working with the best trainers an learning how to maximize your physical advantages equals a very very hard person to beat. Wlad is in his prime. He is clearly the best, Would like to see him against pulev and fury 2013

Posted April 9, 2013 12:52 am 


Anonymous

‘currently’ the klits, two of the best ever, are still active. carl williams wouldn’t have a chance in hell against either – even an old vitali. so no, he would not clean anything out currently. but let the trolls have their fun. they always enjoy bringing up old, crippled and dead fighters as those guys won’t ever have to prove any of it in the ring. willaims would never even have been brought up if he hadn’t just kicked it.

Posted April 8, 2013 10:12 pm 


Anonymous

trolls have done nothing. sredmond slaves away hoping to one day have a dignified retirement before he passes away of a heart attack due to too much soul food – and all his ‘hard work’ on klitschko topics will be forgotten.

Posted April 8, 2013 10:09 pm 


Need to wipe my Tark again

The late Carl Williams who was average for his time, could have easily cleaned out the division currently.

Posted April 8, 2013 9:25 pm 


Unbiased Dane

murderman : my point ? i made it very clear.

Posted April 8, 2013 8:26 pm 


murderman

@ unbiased dane. so dude what’s your point? you said all that to say what?

Posted April 8, 2013 7:27 pm 


doc

Joliet Jake – It’s not the fact that Wlad lost…. all good fighters lose… but it’s “how” he lost! I fully agree with the comments of “no clue” earlier, and as I said in my last post, none of today’s fighters have the skill set to trouble Wlad. Even the absolutely useless Mormeck (who only threw 2 punches in the first round) was able to get inside of Wlad’s jab. The problem was that when he got there he didn’t throw any punches or let his hands go…. the same for Chagaev.

Posted April 8, 2013 5:03 pm 


Joliet Jake

Ha, everybody loves to bring up Wlad’s losses. That was 10 years ago! Not to mention it made him a MUCH better fighter. Best thing that ever happened to him. Ali is my favorite heavyweight ever but I realize he lost to Ken Norton all three times. That doesn’t diminish him in my eyes. Real champions come back from losses better fighters.

Posted April 8, 2013 4:55 pm 


doc

The HWs of today have no basic boxing skills…. period! When was the last time that you saw a HW (Wlad included) throw more than a 1-2 punch combination. Not to mention a body shot or counter-punch. The fact is, whenever Wlad fought someone who threw punches back at him and effectively pressured him, he failed miserably…. fact!

Posted April 8, 2013 4:54 pm 


Unbiased Dane

murderman: Jimmy Young retired the young Foreman say´s all, and how long was it Foreman was able to hold his title ? Well of course you have to stick to your belive that all the american boxersfrom 20- 35 years ago was better than today´s boxers, because your boxers cant compete with todays hw´s
If the american basketball team couldnt compete with the other country´s teams of today. We would also hear the same, ‘the sport has no good teams and the old teams would easily beat them’.
Its afact that all athlets and the sports improve, also when your countrys athletes sucks.

Posted April 8, 2013 4:35 pm 


mayweather86

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted April 8, 2013 4:00 pm 


Doctor

@no clue…Well named absolutely no clue. I seem to recall a rematch with two of the opponents and they where in turn dispatched Sanders who I had a great respect for declined a rematch of his own volition. Can we move on now and leave the history lessons for the historians.

Posted April 8, 2013 3:41 pm 


murderman

You dudes are tripping! Klitscho beating foreman in his prime? Ali? Holyfield? Tyson? Are yall serious? Hell even Bowe in his prime! You dudes are definitely drinking the klitscho kool aid! Didnt Vlad get killed by corey sanders, ross purity, and lamont brewster? Not exactly hof guys! Vitaly was a beast though i will say that!

Posted April 8, 2013 3:28 pm 


Op Amp

lol at the OLD rehashed excuse of america’s good HWs are playing other sports. I guess that still makes some people be able to accept the fact of who rules the division
now.

Posted April 8, 2013 2:56 pm 


no clue

Each and every opponent that had the guts and the gas tank to pressure Wlad gave him fits over the last 10 years… Lumbering and snail-slow Peter decked Prime Wlad hard and had him running for his life for the duration of the first fight.. Part time boxer, full time golfer, drastically out of shape Sanders turned his lights off without breaking a sweat. Brewster took his best shots and came back to ko him. Wlad was scared to commit to his right hand wallop for first 9 rounds against midget Ibrahimov for fear of being countered. Underpowered Thompson had him clinching for ten rounds like a madman.. Other than these lackluster opponents he hasn’t faced ANYONE OF NOTe over the last 10 years…. If these guys were such nightmares for Wladdy any champ of the past would obliterate him.. I consider it an insult to Holly, Big Gorge, Lewis or Bowe to be mentioned in the same sentence with Wlad .. Now Vitaly is a different kind of beast

Posted April 8, 2013 2:54 pm 


Terri

I do not see neither Klit brother losing to Bowe

Posted April 8, 2013 2:05 pm 


Unbiased Dane

Wlad blown away by Holyfield !!!???. Featherfist Holy (ko ratio 50%) ?, Bowe who was running scared of Lennox beat him twice. Holy couldnt blow out Lennox and he surely wouldnt do it with Wladimir.
Wladmir would also easily beat Ali and Foreman different era. Boxing has as eny other sport developed.

Posted April 8, 2013 2:04 pm 


Terri

I just do not see either Klit brother losing to Holyfield . I can see Wlad beating Ali, Ali is just to small in his Prime. I see Vlad beating Foeman but possibly losing to Ali. I see Vitali beating Lewis in their rematch but I do see Lewis beating Wlad. Match ups would have been interesting styles make fights.

Posted April 8, 2013 2:03 pm 


no clue

Boxtradamus has the beat on who the best fighter of the two K brothers is… Vitaliy is a bad-ass mofo that comes out there to kill you.. Check out his earlier fights.. Before his hand-knee-shoulder injuries reared their ugly head, courtesy of long ears of kickboxing, he was knocking blokes out left and right.. Was ultra aggressive, much more fluid, put together vicious combos and never been knocked down let alone koed.. The last 5-6 years of Vitaliy you’ve been seeing were just pale shadow of himself.. Wlad on the other hand has been down and out numerous times and hence developed this safety first, long distance fight mode that is okay for him but kinda boring to watch.. Vitaliy could have hung in there with the former boxing champs.. Vlad would have been blown away by any elite champ like Hollifield, Lewis, Foreman, Ali etc and by numerous contenders

Posted April 8, 2013 1:43 pm 


murderman

I meant to say couldnt beat any of those hw in their prime! my bad

Posted April 8, 2013 1:42 pm 


murderman

The heavyweight division is so watered down! All the big strong american atheletes are playing other sports. Most of our heavyweights are rejects from other sports. Most dont have the solid amater background neccessary to be great heavyweights like legends off the past! Man i miss Tyson, Holyfield, Bowe, and old those old greats! Klitscho could beat any of those guys in their prime!

Posted April 8, 2013 1:36 pm 


Terri

Look at all the so called great pasts and look at all the bums they fought
Lenox lewis vs. Zeljko Mavrovic
Holyfirld vs. Alex Stewart
Foreman vs. Jose Roman
Frazier vs. Terry Daniels
Ali vs. Scott LeDoux
I can go on and on with so called great fighters only fighting great fighters and not padding their record for a title drfense

Posted April 8, 2013 1:28 pm 


Motivator

amazing how careers can be built on fights like this – exactly why there is NO comparison to the Heavyweight Champions of the past, and the Klits will never be the stuff of legends – you probably don’t agree, but give it a few years, post-retirements … the Klits may hold every record in the books, but 90% of the public still won’t know their names …

Posted April 8, 2013 1:17 pm 


Neil(pomy)

Another shockingly bad matchup for a K-brother. Not Wladimirs fault of cause …. but Bonte is a f++king clown.

Posted April 8, 2013 10:46 am 


Al

WLAD IS NO. ONE EVER!

Posted April 8, 2013 8:43 am 


Unbiased Dane

Mike Caf Does anabolic steroids give you a better chin ? just asking.

Posted April 8, 2013 7:23 am 


huc kster

pulev-wlad 2013!

Posted April 8, 2013 3:12 am 


Willy

Southpaws have given WK problems in the past, and it could happen again. Pianeta has a good straight left and inside left hook. I know everybody going to say, I have no clue, and Wald is too fast and powerful, but nobody gave the Fat Golfer Guy a chance either..

Posted April 8, 2013 1:04 am 


knowall

All wlad has is stay busy fights by the level of guys he fights

Posted April 8, 2013 12:10 am 


stupid loser

Both Klits are great fighters of this era. Big bro i consider the better of the 2. Wlad did not start clinching until Emanuel S started training him. Also taught him to stay with his punishing jab because of stamina issues. Without that clinch and jab ES taught him, Wlad would be a forgotten name. Just wish there was someone out there that could make a fight with either one. LL was that last.

Posted April 7, 2013 11:42 pm 


MikeCAF

Bears. You mean the Wach that wanted to load his gloves against Wlad and tested positive. No wonder he could freakish take a punch

Posted April 7, 2013 11:32 pm 


BEARS

***vitalys style is one of the most unique in history. i was reading an old vivek wallace east side article 2 days ago. an article where viveks ranks his top fighters he thinks would be awesome at anytime in history and he had vitaly number one and lennox number two and pretty much non heavies after that if i remember right. . vitaly has that weird low stance and throws those devastating shuvel hooks and has good power combos off it. if i was gonna make a new top ten article on unique styles vitaly is high up on that one. i would also put floyd in there. that would make for a really good article. top ten unique boxing styles in history. i should start writing east side articles maybe huh? lol. if you go to google and type east side boxing vivek wallace “Greats” & “G.O.A.T.’s” you will get the link****

Posted April 7, 2013 10:53 pm 


rod

Some people hate his style but he has the perfect style for a tall athletic man. MASSIVE power in his cross, a sneaky huge with huge power, one of the best jabs in the history of the sport, very fast hands and feet. Not the best chin, no inside game and he does not need it. Wlad is Great.

Posted April 7, 2013 10:45 pm 


BEARS

wlad vs wach was non stop action and wlad didnt gas out. i wanna see more of wach he kind of impressed me with his chin (hopefully wlad didnt destory it). wach held on through 12 rounds of wlad nuclear bombs. and he hit wlad with a good that seemed to hurt wlad. i would almost put my money on wach against fury especially if they were heavily favorying fury

Posted April 7, 2013 10:45 pm 


rod

Wlad can beat this guy with one hand. Could have been a worse opponent but defiantly not the fight most fans wanted to see.

Posted April 7, 2013 10:41 pm 


Boxtradamus

He could try to out gun the little guys instead of klinching like Vitali DOES but like I SAID he tried that EARLIER in his career and got himself knocked out. That’s why Vitali is BETTER. He doesn’t even have to resort to klinching. He just keeps serving you Iron Fist sandiches all night until the ref stops it, You get knocked out, or the final bell rings.

Posted April 7, 2013 10:41 pm 


BEARS

good post boxtra but wlad is a powerful beast with maybe heavy histories best arsenal of punches from his jab, left hook and strait right. VERY FORMIDABLE. wlad and wach was action packed. everyone of wlads fights is action packed and he knocks most everyone he fights out while landing power shots. a lot of fighters clinched as much as wlad though in similar situations like lennox. i dont think wlad over does it. its just part of the game. ruiz was excessive and i dont know that i would say wlad is. letting a little opponents close the gap and just start working is foolish. i mean what else is a tall bad ass gonna do. let the little guy chop him down rather than clinch? i dont think so.

Posted April 7, 2013 10:29 pm 


Boxtradamus

Nope. Vitali is the BEST. Can’t vouch for Wlad though. His Klinching style is the most frustrating style to watch in the History of Boxing other than Ruiz…. Every single time you think a Fight’s going to break out Wlad clinches like a SISSY….Vitali is a TRUE Fighter. He LOVES when a Fight breaks out. Chisora ate SO many Iron Fist Cookies that his name should be the Iron Fist Cookie Monster. Briggs took alot of punches TOO. And SO did alot of other Boxers that I don’t care to name because theres too MANY……Wlad is a 500-600 punch a Fight Fighter while Vitali gets UP around 1000 punches. That’s called letting your hands go…..Wlad tried to emulate that early in his career but would get gassed out and knocked out. That’s why he klinches alot to slow the pace of the Fight down….Vitali is harder to beat than Ali because of his SKILLS, range, and Boxing IQ. I have to ADMIT it.

Posted April 7, 2013 9:51 pm 


BEARS

really wlad was 21 when he kinda gassed out against purritty who he was dominating at 21. he was dominating brewster even dropping him twice before the freakish gas at the don king promotion which emanuel said something wasnt right. but it was a one sided beatdown in the rematch which does indicate something may have been amiss. wlad is far supperior to brewster. but i like brewster personally. every great lost a fight beside rocky marciano. and yes vitaly can be greater than lennox. lennox won on his career long hold with the left hit with the right tactic. in this case he laced vitaly and cut him. and still got clean sheeted. that is vitaly outlanded lennox every round and concussively had him reeling around the ring with his mouth piece dangling out. vitaly looked awesome. everyone applauded him the crowd the broadcast crew. lennox got boo’ed and spoke of a rematch then tried to fight everyone not named vitaly then the wbc FORCED lennox to rematch vitaly and lennox retired. not to mention lennox made vitaly fight two fights before he would consider the rematch and he made vitaly see independent dr’s to get cleared to fight again. basically lennox did everything he could not to fight vitaly and hold on to the title and fight other fighters. then when the wbc forced the rematch lennox retired. at that point, vitaly retired a standing champ by way of “official loss”. yeah vitaly is the goat and greater than lennox and imposed his will on lennox when they fought dominating range, ring generalship, compubox and everything. everything that lennox had dominated on all his previous opponents. lennox even averaged 31 jabs a round coming into the vitaly bout and could only be credited with 51 for the ENTIRE FIGHT. vitaly turned lennox’s game upside down. lennox obviously didnt think highly of his official win and was ok fighting anyone not named klitschKO. lennox must have doubted being able to repeat his “narrow escape”. if we started at stopped greatness at the results of one bout. then we would all call max shmelling greater than joe louis after bout one. i think if you think lennox’s foul cut win which shouldve been ruled a foul (classic example of why a ringside second ref watching camera of the best angles is needed) indicates lennox is better then thats your opinion. suffice to say its not mine. so yes, vitaly can be greater in my eyes.

Posted April 7, 2013 9:05 pm 


RUS

The fights with Brewster and “The other guy” were so long ago that they are not worth bringing up.

Posted April 7, 2013 8:41 pm 


RUS

Redmond will soon destroy this article. Enjoy it before he gets here.

Posted April 7, 2013 8:40 pm 


PEEJ

Can’t be the goat when Lennox beat him. That would put Lennox in front of him. He only has a higher KO percentage. Lennox resume is way better that Vitalis or Wlads

Posted April 7, 2013 7:36 pm 


BEARS

Wladimir is the king beast ko artist. Top 3 best of all time 1) vitaly 2) wlad 3)lennox……hail to the mings! The klitschKOs! Hail to the goat vitaly!

Posted April 7, 2013 7:19 pm 



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