We will have a champ not named Klitschko–but not for long, whoever wins this belt will get hammered by the real champPosted March 12, 2014 2:21 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Let’s see now, watching two punchers who come to fight or, Wladdie wearing down a used up cruiserweight with his extended non-retracted “jab” for twelve?…Posted March 10, 2014 11:51 am
keep the hw circus rolling.Posted March 9, 2014 2:25 pm
Arreola gets a title shot on the strength of already losing badly to the same fighter he gets a shot against, beating the novice like no hoper Seth Mitchell, and getting drubbed by Vitali and Adamek, this makes no sense at all! Stiverne, who has not fought in a year, gets a title shot against a man he already beat in his last fight, and never having won any significant fights prior to that. This makes no sense either! Fighters like Fury, Pulev, Chisora etc are far more deserving of a shot.Posted March 9, 2014 2:03 pm
Stiverne (whose ONLY big win was against Arreola) beats the 2nd tier Arreola again. He then fights cotton wool wrapped Wilder and duly exposes him..which proves exactly what?Posted March 9, 2014 1:57 pm
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the winner of this fight gets a voluntary first up defence anyhow, dont they?Posted March 9, 2014 6:31 am
pulevs only ranked with the ibf. the wbc,wbo and wba dont rate him at all!Posted March 9, 2014 6:15 am
ТАRK bеcаusе Pulеv is
stivernes got nothing to worry about. the game plans pritty simple if you ask me, repeatedly smash the nose and break it again!Posted March 9, 2014 2:21 am
To say nothing of Adamek… Another guy who beat Arreola.. I think this Glazkov is better than Arreola too, he’s fighting Adamek next and has a fair chance to beat him.
I don’t know what’s going on with David Haye’s shoulder — but if he ever fights again he could beat a lot of these guys wtih his speed and power.Posted March 9, 2014 1:46 am
Tark…Agree with you on this one…Pulev really should have to be fair…and even Fury would be more just aswell.Posted March 8, 2014 5:35 pm
I see a cold blooded robbery in this fight… Why did Arreola get the shot and not somebody like Fury or Pulev?Posted March 8, 2014 4:59 pm
This pundit says.., “Arreola got outpointed badly in 2009 taking on Vitali Klitschko.”
Outpointed my ass. He got stopped you idiot. He was outpointed by Adamek and StivernePosted March 8, 2014 4:56 pm
both wankers.Posted March 8, 2014 2:45 pm
This writer is a COMPLETE retard!Posted March 8, 2014 12:47 pm
Anonymous, Yes, the crying. I almost forgot about his crying as I laughed so hard at Arreola’s language.Posted March 8, 2014 11:20 am
Bermane Stiverne should win…but the fight looks like it will be in Mexico, so Cris Arreola will have the advantage there.The fact Arreola gets another shot off of beating Seth Mitchell, whose rating was vastly inflated, says it all. WBC rankings, lol! This could be tighter than it was last time. Arreola should know what’s he up against now, and it’s getting close to being last-chance saloon for him, surely. All I hope for is that it’s better refereed than Salido-Lomachenko was! Look out for some potentially strange judging if it goes to the cards too, because you can’t trust too many people to be straight in sports these days. I just want things to be fair and above board because I’m becoming tired of officialdom and governing/sanctioning bodies getting in the way…Winner to face Wlad down the line hopefully and the sooner, the better.Posted March 8, 2014 10:51 am
Wladmir has been champ for so long, i’m almost looking forward to a change.
If Stiverne cannot beat the Dough Boy again, then the HW Division has very serious problems.Posted March 8, 2014 7:09 am
PulЕv-WLАD-fun to WаtchPosted March 8, 2014 6:39 am
Arreola and Stiverne are very deserving contenders, but simply put – both guys deserve better than fighting for the WBC belt.
The author wrote ” vitally outpointed badley” areola lol he was ” outpointed” all right but was stoped too… !Posted March 8, 2014 5:00 am
I’m not sure how Stiverne beating Arreola was an upset,as he’s a level above Chris in skills,ring IQ,speed and power.This time around Stiverne will probably knock Chris out,or dominate him even worse than first time around.I’d like to see Stiverne vs Wlad,just to see how big the gulf is between them.There few fighters sufficiently equipped with the skills AND the physicality to beat Wlad.Rod hits the nail on the head when he says that the guys with sufficient power to hurt Wlad are hobbits and generally not athletic enough to close the gap on him,or the big guys like Fury lack power,finesse,co-ordination….I’m starting to think Wilder may have the best chance against Wlad,purely from the point of view that he has the size,reach,speed,power combined with the fact that he’s still totally inexperienced at top level and has NO IDEA how flawed he is.It’s the type of situation where an inexperienced fighter,who has an inflated notion of how good he is,with a 30-0 record,all KO’s,simply has the over confidence to take it to Wlad fast and early,and where Wlad is wary of Wilder’s overrated power and a shot Wlad isn’t expecting connects.Sometimes,fighting a guy like Wilder can be your worst nightmare,as he brings the unexpected due to his lack of fear and ring IQ.I still think Wilder is massively flawed and probably has a weak chin and most likely would get KO’d easily and quickly by Wlad,but I want to see Wlad in with potential challenges,like Fury,Stiverne etc,not Pianeta,mormeck fodder.Wlad used to be an exciting HW,utilising his devastating power cautiously,but to great effect.These days he looks a bit lost,fighting fodder.Anyway,Stiverne-Arreola will be a fun fight while it lasts.Posted March 8, 2014 4:47 am
Assuming English is the writer’s second language, but come on Editor… no proof-reading???
As for the fight, I think the only factor that may make it closer is Stiverne’s ring rust after being out of the ring for over a year. But if he’s able to step into the ring sharp, I reckon he’ll do it easier this time round.
The fight is in Mexico and that’s a big gamble on B-ware side, Don King isn’t doing him a favour because after he threatened him with lawsuits he could be cashing out. B-ware wins by either late stoppage or on point barring any robbery from the judges and referee. B-ware is the better boxer though Arreola as equal punching power the dynamics of this fight hasn’t changed and Arreola will still be open and B-ware will take advantage of that. As I said the site of the fight is not a Level playing field and B-ware has to be his imperious self to win I hope he is because he deserves it more and because he’s a better fighter in almost every department.Posted March 8, 2014 3:47 am
Vlad is better than Arreola or Stiverne. Wilder decided to fight Scott, but only after Scott qualified to fight Widler by getting knocked out by Chisora.Posted March 8, 2014 2:43 am
lmao, Anonymous a gPosted March 7, 2014 11:10 pm
stiverne vs arreola rematch. The problem is stiverne has a powerful long jab that gives arreola problems coming in and trying to land his combos in volume. Arreola is a brawler, he just comes in and likes to throw. Stiverne’s sharp jab sets up one or two hard punches and that is enough to control the distance and pace of the fight. Stiverne also has a better defense than the often open arreola and is hard to hit clean. Both men have durable chins. Stieverne slows down in the later rounds, arreola even with his out off shape looks can manage a higher workrate. Problem is he will want to brawl and land volume but he wont be able to because stievrne will control the pace and range. Both men are slow footed plodders. Stiverne by comfortable UD unless he gets gassed. There is a chance both men can get KOed, more likely arreola due to stiverne’s massive power but unlikely.Posted March 7, 2014 10:30 pm
Wlad has been fighting bums but when all is said and done no one can really challenge him right now. He is the nearest thing we have to superman. Too tall, too fast, hits too hard, jab too good, too experienced just too good even with no inside game. Jennings moves very well but is really a blown up cruiser like haye. Thompson just cannot beat wlad, pulev lacks the power and the guys who hit hard are too short to reach wlad. The tall power boxers like wilder and fury are awkward/amateurish and don’t have wlads skills. Wlad even with bums like pianetta, mormeck, leapai on his resume is the best right now.Posted March 7, 2014 10:19 pm
This belt will go back to W.K. after these medicore fighters are done playing around…Arreola a champ..yeah right.Posted March 7, 2014 9:26 pm
Wlad is champion period.Posted March 7, 2014 9:13 pm
Maybe Chris will give another colorful post fight interview as he did after losing to Vitali.Posted March 7, 2014 9:02 pm
Wlad is the champ. The titles mean squat. There will be a new title crowned that is about it. If you wanna be the champ at heavy you gotta beat WladPosted March 7, 2014 8:30 pm
Vlad the Impaler
Great post Dante! I agree, the 90′s were brutal! Very good man.Posted March 7, 2014 7:34 pm
Stiverne won the last fight easily. I predict the same again.Posted March 7, 2014 7:10 pm
There’s movement in the big boy devision in 2014……guys aren’t treading water waiting 4 the kilts 2 retire….good 2 c.Posted March 7, 2014 6:47 pm
I do think Wlad is a GREAT Champion and is HOF worthy. He has shown that it is about Winning first and in order to do that you have to be willing to let go of what you were and transform yourself into something greater. If you lose, which he has, figure out why and be determined to bounce back and become better. And that takes humility. That takes always being as student.Posted March 7, 2014 6:37 pm
If you are not going to have a truly competitive era like most aren’t, then you need a dominant Champion that excites and Wlad unfortunately doesn’t excite the crowds anymore. He is surely capable of it and he used to be exciting but he ran into some trouble with that style and Emanuel altered his style for the better in order to win consistently.
But like I said, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Marciano, and Tyson for example didn’t fight in a highly competitive era but all of them exciting the crowd with their style. The problem with Dempsey, Marciano and Tyson though, especially Tyson given his era was the new era of Super-HWs, was that those three were always going to burn out quickly because they weren’t big HWs and they fought in a style that used up so much energy both in training and in a fight.Posted March 7, 2014 6:34 pm
Fans want a competitive division filled with high quality Boxer/Fighters/STARS just like any other sport. Right now, the only boxer out there that is HOF worthy, who has true talent, who acts like a PRO by coming in prepared and in shape, is Wladimir Klitsckho. His brother as well but they won’t fight which hurts the division. NO, I’m not saying brothers should fight for the sake of the fans, I’m against that. However, I am saying it hurts the sport that the two best are brothers and can’t fight each other.
I think the HW division has actually mostly been week throughout history. The most competitive era was the 90′s. Yes, that’s right, greater than the 60′s and 70′s Ali era who had real tough “fighters” but they weren’t superior boxers and athletes like later eras. People just don’t want to admit it.
The problem however with the 90′s era was that you had Lennox lewis and Bowe not fighting each other because of politics. Lewis didn’t get to fight Holyfield and Tyson in his prime but that wasn’t all down to his doing. Tyson threw his career away in the 80′s, Holyfield’s best was taken by the Bowe Wars, but overall, Lewis has some solid wins on his resume and you knew he had the HOF talent. Even the “contenders” of that era were solid and BIG.
And NO, I’m not one to clamor to the Olden Days. I’m all about outdoing the past and wanting the present and the future to be better because I’m still living in the “now” and don’t want to have to recall what used to be.Posted March 7, 2014 6:27 pm
It wasn’t all that long ago, but I remember when people were complaining that there were no dominant heavyweights because Don King refused to let any of the titleholders unify. Anybody remember that? We hated it.
Now, we have a dominant champion who has dominated for a decade…and we’re complaining about lack of variety?Posted March 7, 2014 5:20 pm
i heard tyson say once it wouldve tasted better with some of holyfields bbq sauce.Posted March 7, 2014 5:04 pm
hey Anonymous, i see your a big fan of the good old Taco farts trick, beats the hell out of bitting someone ear.Posted March 7, 2014 5:00 pm
I predict Arreola but don’t listen to me, I predicted Arreola the first time. Stiverne’s only impressive win has been against Arreola. Arreola has several impressive wins, that’s why I’m predicting Arreola again by KO.Posted March 7, 2014 4:24 pm
I want to pick Arreola in this fight but I think Stiverne may have Chris’s number. It’s a huge upset if Chris can pull off a win. It’s possible, but I can’t help but be doubtful.Posted March 7, 2014 4:17 pm
Actually Vitali scored a TKO over Arreolla and not a points win. He retired after the 10th round. Arreola can beat Stiverne and it was not as one sided as the author indicates. To me it is a good fight, and a toss-up. The title will only be in the winners hand until Wlad gets a shot anyhow.Posted March 7, 2014 4:14 pm
Freddie Roach Ate My Hamster
The winner will hold a belt but be no more World Champion than Abraham is at 168 lbs. Wlad would comfortably beat any of the WBC’s potential contenders, I suspect that for a year of 2 there will be a WBC paper champ in the US being steered away from Wlad by the TV networks. The networks will hope that Wlad gets injured or loses in the meantime as they’ve set the agenda in most divisions recently & would love to control the Heavyweight division.Posted March 7, 2014 4:11 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
Then King Wlad will demand to fight the new WBC Champion. He will of course hammer either Stiverne or Arreola, and at that point, will finally be the owner of all the major titles and straps. Wlad will then officially be the unified, undisputed, universal HW Champion of the World. Then he will continue to set records which will make if very difficult for his detractors to deny that he’s the Greatest HW of All Time. Real talk.Posted March 7, 2014 4:02 pm
goodPosted March 7, 2014 3:54 pm
It doesn’t matter because the Champion is still Wladimir.
Hey, how about we create more titles so that we can give them out to all the kiddies like the Soccer Moms are for.Posted March 7, 2014 3:53 pm
That’s a really good fight for the heavyweight championship. With Stiverne comming from his biggest win in his career and Arreola coming of one of his biggest wins against a top level fighter.
They have battled before but it was an exciting matchup and everybody knows what happens when two heavyweights clash together.
I just want to mention that it’s acually pretty nice for a change that we don’t see a matchup between a Klitscko and a challenger like it’s been since 2009.
I’m rooting for Stiverne in this one, Good luck to both fighters and may the best man win!Posted March 7, 2014 3:37 pm
Yea Stiverne for the win! A champion not named Klitschko will refresh the division a bit!Posted March 7, 2014 3:28 pm
Brazilian Boxing Fan to Truth Teller
Sir, I believe that what Simon Galipeau (the author of the article) meant was that the change in the heavyweight scene will be that, for the first time in many years, we will have a Heavyweight Champion who is not Wlad or Vitali.Posted March 7, 2014 3:25 pm
agree with Matt. I do not remember more dominant heavyweight for such a long time as the klitschko.s.Posted March 7, 2014 3:23 pm
A change? The guys already fought each otherPosted March 7, 2014 3:14 pm
who gives a shi#.Posted March 7, 2014 3:09 pm
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I hope Stiverne beats Arreola again.Posted March 7, 2014 3:05 pm
When the time comes, Wladimir will become the undisputed World Champion. He beats Stiverne or Arreola in my opinion. Future challenges for him will be Solis when he beats Tony Thompson and Deontay Wilder when he beats Malik Scott. Solis will be a big problem for Klitschko with his skill-set and Wilder will always have his huge punchers chance if he can connect.Posted March 7, 2014 3:03 pm
What Mattman said.Posted March 7, 2014 3:01 pm
Without VK holding that belt it amounts to a regional strap that will at best line the winner up for a “unification” fight. No one can seriously be called a champ until they dethrone Wlad.Posted March 7, 2014 2:58 pm