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laj

Hi Eric, don’t you think there are reason fighters don’t seem to go for it against Wlad. Everyone that fights him says they are surprised at how fast he is. They get hit with a few jabs that are like other fighters right hands and they go ‘oh crap’ not what I expected. Haye fought the best he could to avoid getting stopped. He just didn’t expect what he got and it threw him off his game. Haye would have been better off in Alis era when the average weight was 201lbs.

Posted April 26, 2014 9:27 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

murderman: That’s cool, big dog. I just watched Klitschko vs. Leapai and am now watching UFC 172. But I’ll definitely be watching Showtime Boxing later on tonight. I like your predictions for the Thurman and Matthysse fights, so am gonna agree with you on those picks.

Thurman is actually one of my favorite up-and-coming boxers and I believe he’s quickly becoming the most avoided guy in the WW division. That dude can bang!

Posted April 26, 2014 7:41 pm 


Eric_Suede

LAJ, He didn’t utilize it. He didn’t go for it. He fought just as cautiously as WLad does , which is why that fight was a major stinker.

Posted April 26, 2014 6:01 pm 


LAJ

Haye had speed and power, but couldn’t donthe job either. Wlad is also fast, and his jab is just too good.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:44 pm 


Eric_Suede

Yeah Martin, Alex landed a few insignificant jabs to the body.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:40 pm 


LAJ

Lord i hate listenning to Teddy Atlas. The man is an idiot, and jeoulous as hell.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:39 pm 


Eric_Suede

it would take someone with speed & power. Seriously, you see how slow leapai was tonight. Just a sitting duck for an assault. Only sense I can make out of this fight was maybe Alex thought Klit would punch himself out. Initially I thought he was playing possum until he hit the canvas. He kind of did that against travis walker. Anyhow for those of you who though this fight would be competitive or Wlad will lose , you need to watch boxing more. Leapai was ko’d by Kevin “safetypin” Johnson. Nuff said.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:39 pm 


Martin

Leapie landed ten punches? Who knew?

Posted April 26, 2014 5:36 pm 


Martin

A great performance by Wladimir: good to see him boxing his opponent’s head off rather than leaning on them.

As for his opponent, it’s not his fault who is made his mandatory, but let’s hope they choose a better one next time.

Frankly, however, I don’t see any current HW having a chance against Wladimir in this form.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:35 pm 


Lenin

The very first time Leapai came through woke Vladimir Klitschko up who decided to end the fight right then. And so he did. Leapai down twice in round 5, the second time he kissed the canvas the ref stopped the fight.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:35 pm 


Paddy O’Trenchant

The most exciting round EVER!!!

Posted April 26, 2014 5:34 pm 


Eric_Suede

Nailed it. Even got the round right

Posted April 26, 2014 5:34 pm 


Lenin

WBO No. 1 Leapai KO’d by Vlad Klitschko in round 5.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:33 pm 


smiddy

Wlad scored a knockdown in round 1 and easily took round 2 also. Leapai will be battling to go 5 rounds

Posted April 26, 2014 5:25 pm 


Scottyboy

Good lord this is pitiful. Where on earth did they find this leapai idiot? He has less boxing skills than my armchair. This is not doing the division any good touting this moron as a genuine title challenger.

Posted April 26, 2014 5:21 pm 


Eric_Suede

Exactly! typical klitschko fight. Leapai will be ko’d by round 5. Leapai is trash I knew this fight wouldn’t be competitive but I can’t but ask. Does ANY Klitschko opponent know how to throw an uppercut? Serious why hasn’t anyone tried to time him with an uppercut as wlad leans in throwing the right. Oh well anyhow this fight will be over by round 5 at this rate. in round 1 it seems the right hurt leapai

Posted April 26, 2014 5:20 pm 


smiddy

Klitschko is all over him

Posted April 26, 2014 5:19 pm 


brunosglove

I had a dream Leapai wins by KO! – heres hoping :) (it was only a dream…)

Posted April 26, 2014 5:08 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

f@k of to bed Anonymous!your teddys up there sulking waiting for you!!

Posted April 26, 2014 4:31 pm 


Anonymous

if mickey mouse were on PPV. the yanks would by it.

Posted April 26, 2014 4:28 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

@Anonymous paddy!!!the guys are having another whip round to get you some plastic balls on ebay!the last pair we got you were to big!!size medium!!ive orderd a size small this time!!!try them on!!!and see how they hang!!

Posted April 26, 2014 4:22 pm 


Paddy Power

@Paddy Paddy, you thick English c*nt, stop grabbing other peoples countries and starting stupid wars, you war-mongering shower. You never learn until you’re made to…:) The Irish boys helped build your country. How’s that for ya?!? No wonder no one likes you at the Eurovision Song Contest, lol! PS, brush your teeth too!

Posted April 26, 2014 4:16 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

and stop writing in under paddy and answering your self under Anonymous you stupid c@nt!!just coz you came up the canal on a canoe!we real men didnt!!lol at the sap

Posted April 26, 2014 4:13 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Anonymous is the local slug!!got no mates!!got no woman!!got no balls!!got no money!!got no job!!all he as got is a dingy pad and a lap top!!poor sad lil fart

Posted April 26, 2014 4:08 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

Anonymous , I’m sure many better men than me and many worse have told you they do not hold you in any respect; they are right. I agree with them….

Posted April 26, 2014 4:07 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

As an American, I’m now going to do a few lines of history.

The Americans were taxed at half the tax of the English for that rebellion. 3% vs 6%….
It was started because the tea smuggler Hancock, owed 100,000 pounds in smuggling duties. He was the second richest man in America.

The stamp tax only affected the well to do. 1/3 of the folks were loyal, one third just wanted to be left alone, 1/3 Patriot rabble plundered the Loyalists in a ‘ethnic’ cleansing. Like the second rebellion, I had ancestors on both sides.

The Conservative British Generals and Admirals dragged out the war, which could have ended on Long-island or Manhattan had they wished….look it up some time.
Invest only half a fort with time to invest it all?
Blind fleet lets Washington row to Brooklyn Heights, lets him row to Manhattan…goes only up half way up Manhattan to let him row to New Jersey. No body is that stupid.
The high Brass wanted to get rid of that liberal Tory government.
They refused to arm the million Tories in New York; that had been run out of their homes, by pewter plate and candle stick stealing Patriots….only gave Bennie a Legion they didn’t use much or well.
British politics by the high brass….all the way down to the storm that scattered their fleet so the French could win the war.

The Tea tax had been rescinded. Hancock hired the thieving rabble rouser Sam Adams, who stole 15,000 pounds as Harvard treasure to have the two other tea smuggler ships on the wharf in Boston, and not Hancock’s ship. So he was able to break even with his smuggled tea.

He spent 15,000 pounds to arm the Minute Men….of course a man like him….the richest man in the America’s, sent a man to fire the first shot…he was a CEO….type….leaving nothing to chance….and who told the Brits there was guns and ammo?
Betcha it was our man Hancock that signed his name so big….after the peace treaty was signed….because he’d financed the start of the war, every one left him space.

Plan A worked, for 15,000 pounds Hancock saved 85,000.
Then he saved not having to pay 3% tax during and after the war.
Ben Franklin the richest man in America had it made…could not be hanged having made his bastard son Royal Governor of New Jersey.
Did or did not Ben know his secretary in Paris was an English spy???? Was he playing both sides?

Too bad the truth is not told in US schools….it would ruin the myth of the free ‘”yeomen” of America who only fought for the land that would be stolen from the Indians….the rich oath breaking Patriot land owners….who stole the rich Loyalist lands, certainly were not going to give the landless and the majority were peasants any of their good land.

The honest oath keeping Tories were run out to Canada….and the British crown made up some of the goods and lands stolen from them…which is why they are civilized, and America lives under a two party dictatorship…..the DEM/REB. A democracy has three or more political parties.

As an American veteran, I can say the truth….the Patriots won’t believe what I wrote….strange none of the flag wavers are in the Army….but it’s safer….to wave a flag from an air conditioned room.
They are the same idiots that never been in a ring, that dis everyone.
No, America is not #1….it is a second world land, with the better and higher paid propagandists than Hitler and Stalin. The BIG lie works…when told for enough generations.

Posted April 26, 2014 4:00 pm 


D

right. a middleweight who weighs 250 you idiot.

Posted April 26, 2014 3:37 pm 


Anonymous

oh no. mexican retards as well.

Posted April 26, 2014 3:36 pm 


Kareem Abdul-Jabaar

Lokks like this is a fight between a HW and a MW.Leapai will be Ko inside 6 rounds,

Posted April 26, 2014 3:35 pm 


Boxing Fan

@Anonymous

If you want our comeback you’ll have to wipe it off your mother’s face.

Posted April 26, 2014 3:03 pm 


Anonymous

all you hw fans will be back on here later saying what a joke fight it was. total retards.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:49 pm 


Martin

@Paddy@Anonymous

Yes, all-year-round random testing is definitely what should happen — as Anonymous says, especially for combat sports at this level (i.e. given the amount of money at stake, and the risks to the health of the athletes).

However, I very seriously doubt that Wladimir uses, or has ever used, any PEDs. The Klitschkos bring a level of class, dignity, and sportsmanlike behaviour to boxing that we’ve never seen before. That’s part of the reason I’m so disappointed when Wladimir fights the way he did against Povetkin. It’s also why I would be nothing less than flabbergasted to learn that either of them had used PEDs. Moreover, given their natural size and skill advantages, let’s face it: they have never needed it.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:47 pm 


Paddy

@Anonymous

I completely agree!

Posted April 26, 2014 2:36 pm 


Martin

Not sure why I put myself through it, but I just re-watched rounds 4-7 of Klitschko vs Povetkin and it really is as bad as I remember it in terms of Klitschko blatantly leaning on Povetkin’s head, neck and back at every opportunity (and quite often throwing uppercuts to his face while he has him down there). With all that weight on his neck and back, no wonder Povetkin tires!

Round seven, in which Povetkin is “knocked down” three times is absolutely astonishing in terms of referee bias. Not one of them was a genuine knockdown (I defy anyone to re-watch it and conclude otherwise), and it goes way beyond farce the way that the ref starts counting every time Wlad wrestles him to the ground.

I couldn’t watch more, but honestly, that fight makes Tyson Fury’s win over Cunningham look like a boxing masterclass!

Posted April 26, 2014 2:34 pm 


Anonymous

Paddy

@Anonymous

Many thanks! You clearly know what you’re talking about, and it’s interesting to know. I think all professional athletes should have to go through various random blood and urine tests these days: just too much cheating about.
Posted April 26, 2014 2:10 pm

Absolutely. All Athletes today should be on a list to be randomly tested at will year round. Specifically in the Big Money generating sports. ESPECIALLY in combat sports.

It should be Year Round and Random. Even testing is better than the current testing by Nevada (for boxing and MMA) but they need to upgrade and go for Year Round.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:31 pm 


Paddy

@Paddy Power

I didn’t write “Yes, I’m English really and a sad cvnt”, but yes, I am English, and as such no doubt I must be a sad, stupid, ugly c u n t. All English people are like that, which is why we have had so little impact on world history — unlike the Irish, of course, who are famous for … errm … a potato famine?

Posted April 26, 2014 2:15 pm 


Paddy

@Anonymous

Many thanks! You clearly know what you’re talking about, and it’s interesting to know. I think all professional athletes should have to go through various random blood and urine tests these days: just too much cheating about.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:10 pm 


Anonymous

Paddy

There is a huge cloud over all the athletes today with PEDS but there are genetic freaks out there that just stand above the rest.

Look at Primo Carnera in his prime. Incredible build.

Also, look at bodybuilders/strongmen prior to the 1950’s. You’ll see some of the most admirable physiques.

Just like some are 6’5+, some are packing a third leg….the truth is, they lied to use: we are not all born equal.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:08 pm 


Anonymous

Paddy

“has Wlad ever submitted to random blood testing?”

Has Mayweather? Not a rhetorical question, this: I’ve been suspicious of him for years. In fact, which fighters *have* submitted to such random blood tests?

In any case, I suspect many fighters use the old plastic pen is trick that Tyson has admitted to having used back in the day … I mean, I bet fighters are not expected to walk into the room totally naked, or to demonstrate that the liquid is coming out of their own pen is, when they take the tests, so I should imagine it’s not that difficult to use a fake pen is and squeeze out someone else’s urine (especially if you can afford to have one specially made for you to look entirely realistic.)

Please correct me if I’m wrong about this.

Presumably they have blood tests as well though (more difficult to use a fake arm I guess ;-))?
Posted April 26, 2014 10:49 am

Germany has additional testing. I hear it was introduced after the embarrassment of the cycling riders failing tests.

Floyd does USADA which is random.

As far as the fake Staff used for going to the bathroom, I’m not sure who Tyson was tested by but USADA/WADA has someone go into the bathroom with you, you pull down your pants down to your knees basically, and they look at your tool while watching you go.

I had to do this as well but for the military. And that was some big Marine telling me to drop them lower, “LET ME SEE,” and watches you go. I had some stage fright.

I actually think Tyson may have fibbed with that one. It sounded like he was watching “Entourage” and decided to use it to spice up his story.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:05 pm 


Anonymous

Bo Bo Olson

Clay/Ali learned to be the clinch master….cot away with all sorts of stuff, like in Frazier 2…never stood there and took it in the face, always ran away.
Loved it when Wepner just put the laces to Ali’s eyes.

Lewis learned to clinch from Stewart, so did Wald….sure needed to know that against Sanders but didn’t know how (was there), hadn’t learned how to do that well yet against Brewster…Manny taught him….how to clinch….use his height and weight. Just like he taught Lewis. Ali did that too, at the time 6-4 was very, very tall.

Boxing is the art of hitting with out getting hit. Didn’t realize there were so many Wrestling fans here. Boy, they all got such great jaws…and are booed if they forget them selves and make a wrestling move.
There was Chevelo and Grimm, neither ended up punchy….many do.

Jingoistic, racist haters. I can remember when the K-brothers were hated by the folks here in the states, before they were even televised to there, back when they were fighting 6-8-10 round fights just in Germany. They were white foreigners. Lewis was hated for ‘safety’ first…hated because he was a black foreigner, too…..and didn’t trash talk…..was a gentleman….no wonder he was hated. He wasn’t trash…so the trash hated him too.
Same O, Same O….the K-brothers are not trash….so must be hated…
Posted April 26, 2014 1:28 pm

O stop with your self pitty and insecurities.

White Foreigner?
Black Foreigner?

Then tell me why there are so many other entertainers that are popular in the States. Even Superman, Batman, and Spiderman were played by “White Foreigners.” Game of Thrones may have One American playing in the main cast. ALL THE ABOVE WERE HUGE SUCCESS.

Actors, Musicians, even athletes have all been popular in the States regardless of “skin color” and where they are from over the years.

Posted April 26, 2014 1:56 pm 


lefty

The dominant champion takes another mandatory. Don’t worry Pulev will be next. Wlad is an active champion but even he cannot fight everybody at the same time.

Posted April 26, 2014 1:49 pm 


Paddy Power

@Paddy Alright, you ugly b@stard, I forgive you, lol!

Posted April 26, 2014 1:45 pm 


Paddy

@PaddyPower Yes, I’m English really and a sad cvnt. Forgive me!

Posted April 26, 2014 1:43 pm 


Paddy Power

@Paddy You must be English, you thick c*nt, lol!

Posted April 26, 2014 1:41 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

Clay/Ali learned to be the clinch master….cot away with all sorts of stuff, like in Frazier 2…never stood there and took it in the face, always ran away.
Loved it when Wepner just put the laces to Ali’s eyes.

Lewis learned to clinch from Stewart, so did Wald….sure needed to know that against Sanders but didn’t know how (was there), hadn’t learned how to do that well yet against Brewster…Manny taught him….how to clinch….use his height and weight. Just like he taught Lewis. Ali did that too, at the time 6-4 was very, very tall.

Boxing is the art of hitting with out getting hit. Didn’t realize there were so many Wrestling fans here. Boy, they all got such great jaws…and are booed if they forget them selves and make a wrestling move.
There was Chevelo and Grimm, neither ended up punchy….many do.

Jingoistic, racist haters. I can remember when the K-brothers were hated by the folks here in the states, before they were even televised to there, back when they were fighting 6-8-10 round fights just in Germany. They were white foreigners. Lewis was hated for ‘safety’ first…hated because he was a black foreigner, too…..and didn’t trash talk…..was a gentleman….no wonder he was hated. He wasn’t trash…so the trash hated him too.
Same O, Same O….the K-brothers are not trash….so must be hated…

Posted April 26, 2014 1:28 pm 


rjhill

boystov was made to order for Leapai,Wladimar will not meet that criteria.

Posted April 26, 2014 1:17 pm 


Angel

Drew “I know a couple of guys at 40th and Market in Philly that could give Klitschko a better fight.”

That’s why I’m a brain surgeon in my spare time; it’s so easy. You don’t need to be a professional to kick K’s ass.

Posted April 26, 2014 1:17 pm 


punch

Saying that the fight is mandatory and Grabimir has no,other choice is laughable. Pulev has been mandatory for,over a year and he’s still waiting for his shot. I expect Wlad to keep ducking that fight until his back is against the wall.

Posted April 26, 2014 1:05 pm 


Drew

C’mon, man, look at that ridiculous picture. The only chance Leapai has is to punch Wlad square in the nutsack when the ref’s view is blocked. I think I know a couple of guys at 40th and Market in Philly that could give Klitschko a better fight.

Posted April 26, 2014 12:46 pm 


Martin

@murderman

You did say that. DMX just likes to fantasise about clubbing women (and flattening ginger cats).

You don’t need a new phone.

@K2 fan

I’m no Klitschko hater; very far from it. But boxers should box, not keep leaning on their opponent’s head, neck and back: I don’t know how many times Wladimir did this, but I wouldn’t be at surprised if it was more times than he threw punches. It was a cowardly and disgraceful performance from the undisputed Heavyweight champ.

Posted April 26, 2014 12:41 pm 


K2 Fan

It is amazing how many people , offering ” expert ” advice , have no idea that this fight is a mandatory ! Yet , they feel smart enough to criticize Wlad for ” picking it ” . More comic relief coming from the” Klitchko haters ” corner ; some guy claiming that Wlad is ” no champion ” , because nobody likes him , or rates him , while some other lunatic claims that Povetkin ” could have knocked Wlad out ” , if he ( Wlad ) did not hold so much . Personally , I find that more entertaining , than the whole , lame Povetkin showing , where if he was not trying to hug Wlad and shove his nose into Wlad’s armpits ,he was trying to get to his wobbly feet after being repeatedly put down by Wlad ! How ANYONE could think , that Povetkin even had a chance , is pretty hilarious .

Posted April 26, 2014 12:09 pm 


TARK

Adrian.., “Tark actually I was impressed with pulev for beating Thompson , it is hard to beat Thompson especially stop him ,klitchko did it but no one else so I wasn’t surprised at all that pulev couldn’t stop Thompson.”

I’ll bet Wilder stops Thompson within 2 rounds if they ever met … which is possible because TT’s first priority is money, not winning. He’s a stinky guy to fight because he’s a survivor. Chambers first postponed his fight with Tony and then killed it — which is exactly what I posted he would do.

Posted April 26, 2014 11:36 am 


murderman

@dmx – i meant me and the wife hit the club! Lol. My bad dude damn android phone. Def time for an upgrade! Lol

Posted April 26, 2014 11:28 am 


Martin

@Hidalg0

Yes, if Klitschko does to Leapai what he did to Povetkin (i.e. basically lean on him and clinch every few seconds), I think that “Klinchko” epithet is going to stick. I’m amazed that no one made much fuss about that, and that there were no calls for a rematch with a non-partisan referee (not sure what the rules are about leaning on someone — Lennox Lewis used to get away with it a lot too, as did [e.g.] Fury against Cunningham — but it definitely shouldn’t be allowed).

If Wladimir can’t deal with this level of opposition using his boxing skills, and has to try to wear Leapai down by constantly leaning on him, he really ought to retire. (And then they may as well just get rid of the entire Heavyweight division, because it will be in a far more pitiable state that at any other time in its history.)

Sadly, however, I do think that’s how it will go: Leapai needs to get in close, but whenever he does Klitschko will lean forward onto him and out his weight on his neck and back like he did with Povetkin. Pathetic — and an incredibly frustrating thing to watch.

Posted April 26, 2014 11:03 am 


Paddy

“random blood testing … Presumably they have blood tests as well though?”

D’oh!!

Now you know why I’m called “Paddy”.

Can I have a special prize for most stupid comment ever please?

Posted April 26, 2014 10:51 am 


Paddy

LOL: it seems ESB has a filter for the word “p e n i s”.

Posted April 26, 2014 10:49 am 


Paddy

“has Wlad ever submitted to random blood testing?”

Has Mayweather? Not a rhetorical question, this: I’ve been suspicious of him for years. In fact, which fighters *have* submitted to such random blood tests?

In any case, I suspect many fighters use the old plastic pen is trick that Tyson has admitted to having used back in the day … I mean, I bet fighters are not expected to walk into the room totally naked, or to demonstrate that the liquid is coming out of their own pen is, when they take the tests, so I should imagine it’s not that difficult to use a fake pen is and squeeze out someone else’s urine (especially if you can afford to have one specially made for you to look entirely realistic.)

Please correct me if I’m wrong about this.

Presumably they have blood tests as well though (more difficult to use a fake arm I guess ;-))?

Posted April 26, 2014 10:49 am 


Paddy

“has Wlad ever submitted to random blood testing?”

Has Mayweather? Not a rhetorical question, this: I’ve been suspicious of him for years. In fact, which fighters *have* submitted to such random blood tests?

In any case, I suspect many fighters use the old plastic pen is trick that Tyson has admitted to having used back in the day … I mean, I bet fighters are not expected to walk into the room totally naked, or to demonstrate that the liquid is coming out of their own pen is, when they take the tests, so I should imagine it’s not that difficult to use a fake penis and squeeze out someone else’s urine (especially if you can afford to have one specially made for you to look entirely realistic.)

Please correct me if I’m wrong about this.

Presumably they have blood tests as well though (more difficult to use a fake arm I guess ;-))?

Posted April 26, 2014 10:48 am 


Paddy

“has Wlad ever submitted to random blood testing?”

Has Mayweather? Not a rhetorical question, this: I’ve been suspicious of him for years. In fact, which fighters *have* submitted to such random blood tests?

In any case, I suspect many fighters use the old plastic penis trick that Tyson has admitted to having used back in the day … I mean, I bet fighters are not expected to walk into the room bollock-naked, or to demonstrate that the liquid is coming out of their own penis, when they take the tests, so I should imagine it’s not that difficult to use a fake penis and squeeze out someone else’s urine (especially if you can afford to have one specially made for you to look entirely realistic.)

Please correct me if I’m wrong about this. Presumably they have blood tests as well though (more difficult to use a fake arm I guess ;-))?

Posted April 26, 2014 10:47 am 


DMX

Or hit the wife with the club?
You are murderman after all . . .

Posted April 26, 2014 10:00 am 


murderman

@sc – nothing much. Just watch these fights then hit the club w the wife. I got vlad by brutal k.o. I think thurman fights sat night. Got thurman by k.o. Also matthysse by k.o. Whats up w you bossman?

Posted April 26, 2014 9:45 am 


DMX

Aussie
You are way to early the fight card does not begin until 6..00am our time
Main fight about 8.30am

Where do you live?

Posted April 26, 2014 9:19 am 


Martin

@D

“He became madatory by beating 33-0 Boytsov you idiot. Boyt was favored.”

And what was the level of Boystov’s opponents before he fought Leapai?

Well, his previous fight was against the formidable Oleksandr Nesterenko, ranked 638.

So yes, you have an excellent point. It’s very clear that Leapai thoroughly deserved to be made mandatory.

@American Butler

“man up and grow a pair already you soft MFin creampuffs!!! talk all the sh1t you want but the whole world knows the truth; your a bunch of loudmouth puzzy a$$ b1tches!!!”

Thank you for your intelligent and eloquent contribution to the discussion. We all feel suitably humbled.

Posted April 26, 2014 8:40 am 


Aussie

Anyone going to give a blow by blow in the comments section?
I can’t watch it live.

Posted April 26, 2014 8:05 am 


RAYGORDON REID

waldimir

Posted April 26, 2014 7:02 am 


Aljowa

Ridiculous match, Klitschko will simply play with this guy for a couple of rounds and will knock him out, or a stoppage in round 6.

Posted April 26, 2014 6:19 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

Klitschko looks so disinterested. He really needs, and needs soon, a fight of some significance or fanfare. He looks like he is just going through the motions, and I dare say physically for such a natural adonus, he looks a little light in that regard aswell. Leapai looks as expected very muscular, very powerful and like he’s done tremendous strength weight training to try and overpower Klitschko early because he knows as an athlete he will tire after 3 rounds. Strange eery kind of fight for me. Don’t like it at all.

Posted April 26, 2014 4:35 am 


Left cross

Leapai is going to win he has more power than any heavyweight boxer out there watch and learn folks

Posted April 26, 2014 3:56 am 


Adrian

Tark actually I was impressed with pulev for beating Thompson , it is hard to beat Thompson especially stop him ,klitchko did it but no one else so I wasn’t surprised at all that pulev couldn’t stop Thompson ..

Posted April 26, 2014 3:27 am 


Anonymous

without the peds today they are nothing.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:56 am 


Saharahara

Looking at the positive side of things, this fight may well be worth watching in a two minutes summary version.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:35 am 


TARK

Pulev hasn’t been looking good since the Ustinov and Dimitrenko victories.

It amazed me that he couldn’t stop Tony Thompson.. He doesn’t have enough pro fights and doesn’t have enough high caliber opponents to have a prayer of beating Wladimir.

Posted April 26, 2014 2:22 am 


Adrian

Largo said”

Squared Circle, the problem that you have, as a WK supporter, is to explain how, if he’s so good, he single handedly, totally killed the prominence & glamour of the HW division…for a whole generation. The guy is the worst thing that could possibly happened, ever, to the HW division…an absolute TRAGEDY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS.”

Posted April 23, 2014 10:53 pm

HahAhahahahaha oh my …. I am so sorry that klitchko killed your “preferred “national or race hw boxers hopes largo , the guy shouldn’t have dominated for so long eh ? Lol he should have not been like mayweather who btw is a welterweight and “dosent ” like to get hit but more like “golota” to lose fights and makes you feel good eh.. Give me a breake please buddy…!!

Posted April 26, 2014 2:20 am 


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Pulеv-Wlаd 2014 nеxt! Rеаl monstеr fight 6/5 251lbs- Pulеv will …..

Posted April 26, 2014 1:14 am 


Henry Miller

Largonaut: I sincerely apologise for getting under your thin skin, upsetting your sensibilities and beating up the best HWs you have to offer. Please forgive me. I’m not enjoying this at all.

Posted April 25, 2014 11:59 pm 


largo

Henry Miller, you’re trying too hard, buddy…& only because we don’t value or appreciate the kind of entertainment that your champ WK offers; jab-jab-jab-hug, jab-jab-jab-jab-right-hug, jab-right, jab-right-hug, jab-jab-hug, jab-hug-hug, hug-jab-hug, right-hug-hug-jab, it’s not a style that we enjoy; we’re more in the Tyson’s way of doing things in the ring…your champ is WAY TOO AFRAID TO GET HIT ON THAT GLASS JAW FOR OUR TASTE…keep him in Germany, please, way the hell away from us, thank you very much. Do us a favor now, go away.

Posted April 25, 2014 11:49 pm 


Henry Miller

American butler
Hook, fish, reeled in, fried, lemon juice , chew, swallow, excrete. Now back to your outhouse.

Posted April 25, 2014 11:45 pm 


American Butler

at least we americans live in a 100% sovereign, independent nation….we don’t have a damn union jack on our flag or pay allegiance to the british monarchy (hideous witch queen of england) because our forefathers actually had the ballz to tell the royals and their toy soldier redcoats to F off! then they kicked their limey azzes right out of america and sent em running back to their gloomy POS little island. too bad you pansy-azz aussies and canadians who think your so tuff & couragous have never had the nuts@ck or will power to stand up for yourselves and fight for your freedom. show a little respect for yourselves and stop bowing down to the fugly inbred royals in england like submissive indentured servants. man up and grow a pair already you soft MFin creampuffs!!! talk all the sh1t you want but the whole world knows the truth; your a bunch of loudmouth puzzy a$$ b1tches!!!

Posted April 25, 2014 11:41 pm 


rod

Leapai has no chance but will get his pay day. Crap fight maybe even worse than the mormeck or pianetta fights.

Posted April 25, 2014 11:00 pm 


Nameless

Champ of what? nobody likes or rates wlad. He is terrible for boxing and a cheat

Posted April 25, 2014 10:31 pm 


Unbelievable…

You idiots don’t like WK because he is smart enough not to go toe to toe in fights…. Boxing is about offense…hitting your opponent and defense, not getting hit by your opponent. The name of the game is win and WK has done that for 10 years. Ex-boxers who went toe to toe, have the brain damage and health issues to clearly demonstrate that it is not a good strategy. Americans hate WK because he is vastly superior to all American heavyweights. Complaining about and criticizing WK doesn’t change the fact that he is the CHAMP.

Posted April 25, 2014 10:23 pm 


Martin “El Bruchador” Honorio

Klitscho gonna jab the shorter Lepai to victory, u already know it!

Posted April 25, 2014 10:16 pm 


Henry Miller

American butler:
Hey boss you ever tried to go to USA?
Aussie master: no powder puff. I just buy up cheap real estate there and rent it out to the same people who sold the house to me to pay back their mortgage. Crackheads I think you call them. There’s a bunch in Wall Street and in the white horse. Sorry. White House. Pink elephant.
American butler: you keep amazing me boss.
Aussie master: don’t be amazed. This is just normal. You, whalefat, need to stop selling of your country to china. Where is your self respect?
American butler:’ self respect? What’s that boss?
Aussie master: it’s what your swallowing, barn arse.

Posted April 25, 2014 10:15 pm 


Henry Miller

My fist oh!: never tried, never will. Can I sell you a bridge? I can lend you the money to but it too?

Posted April 25, 2014 9:35 pm 


mephisto

henry miller, how many times have you tried to get to the USA illegally? you, f/ucking moron.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:30 pm 


Tomato Can

But hey, it’s supposedly on ESPN, so I guess I’ll check it out, if I have the time.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:28 pm 


System of a down

Indeed. I have just watched a replay of Lewis Tua, and so don’t need watch this farcical fight. K may be a moving robot but L is a stationary carcass.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:26 pm 


Henry Miller

American butler: so boss how you get so wealthy?
Aussie master: well for one, chauncy, I save my money, and two, I take a 6 hour break between meals, and three, I don’t keep borrowing money to buy my hamburgers and dildos.
American butler: wow. I never thought of that. You some kinda genius?
Aussie master : no blimp. I’m no genius. You’re just exceptionally stupid. Your so fat your eyes have closed up and you can’t see the obvious.
American butler: is there any chance I can copy your role model.
Aussie master: I’m sorry fat arse. I’m really sorry. You just keep eating and talking a lot and invading other countries to make yourself feel important. Let me know when you need some insulin.
American butler: yes boss.
Aussie butler: now pull your pants up stand up and clean up that cream pie dripping out your arse. You fat slug.
American butler: yes boss. Can I call you bro, master?
Aussie master: no you may not, butterball.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:17 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

murderman: Thanks mano! You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink…lol. You got any big plans for the weekend, playboy?

Posted April 25, 2014 9:06 pm 


Economy’s collapsed. I’ll blow you for 5 bucks, ok?

Briggs single push up on fists at the media event was very funny. If he can do it 20 times, with one arm, with elevated legs, he can get a job at Ashton’s travelling circus for ex alcoholics.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:03 pm 


Tomato Can

Nothing to get excited about here. This is like putting GGG in with a 160 pound nonito Donaire with less talent.

Posted April 25, 2014 8:58 pm 


mephisto

Another “hugfest”, f/uck that.

Posted April 25, 2014 8:49 pm 


mephisto

Alexi, enjoy your “jab-right-hug”, jab-right-hug, repeat……we, americans rather watch old Tyson videos, thank you.

Posted April 25, 2014 8:47 pm 


Nameless

Even the germans dont care. @0.25 lol

Posted April 25, 2014 8:37 pm 


Alexi

That was my post last.

Posted April 25, 2014 8:10 pm 


Anonymous

Alexi

largo

I’ve been scratching my head, trying to think of ANYBODY in the whole history of BOXING more AFRAID to get hit…if there were any real justice in this world, this guy would be put on trial for killing the prominence & glamour of the HW for a generation…
Posted April 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Yeah, I don’t understand why someone with a High I.Q., a Doctorate degree, on a week streak for years, self made millionaire, does well with Women…wouldn’t want to take shots to the head.
Posted April 25, 2014 5:19 pm

*

Hahaha, man I am tired. I just noticed that I put “week streak” instead of “winning streak” in my sentence. What a slip up.

Posted April 25, 2014 8:09 pm 


Jim

Shannon is very funny–but Wladimir would destroy him. I do think Briggs would do well in promotions. He is actually likeable, and funny as well.

Posted April 25, 2014 7:33 pm 


murderman

@sc – keep dropping that knowledge my friend!

Posted April 25, 2014 7:15 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

more haters: the brothers klitschko or mayweather…..toss up for sure.

Posted April 25, 2014 6:39 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

Alexi

largo

I’ve been scratching my head, trying to think of ANYBODY in the whole history of BOXING more AFRAID to get hit…if there were any real justice in this world, this guy would be put on trial for killing the prominence & glamour of the HW for a generation…
Posted April 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Yeah, I don’t understand why someone with a High I.Q., a Doctorate degree, on a week streak for years, self made millionaire, does well with Women…wouldn’t want to take shots to the head.
Posted April 25, 2014 5:19 pm

^haha ya know!

Posted April 25, 2014 6:36 pm 


Gus

Briggs is just looking for a big payday. He needs to seek employment in another field – his boxing days have long past. What he has retained is a big mouth.

Posted April 25, 2014 6:22 pm 


Lenin

gray: “i believe poetkin would have knocked out wlad”

Best joke I read in years. You’re no boxing fan, but you’re a good comedian!

Posted April 25, 2014 6:13 pm 


BEARS

it should not be wlads plan to clinch leapai unless wlad over commits on a punch. leapi vs boystov was some of the most clinchingni ever seen non stop like. leapai was swinging big in the clinch and off of it. if team klitschko saw boystov vs leapai they should see its not in their interests to clinch its leapais only chance to land

Posted April 25, 2014 6:11 pm 


gray

just hope the ref doesn’t allow klitscko to clinch – i believe poetkin would have knocked out wlad as he was bobbing and weaving past the jab only to just get clinched. wlad shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it continually. i don’t think keapai has the tools to get inside but still refs need to get it together

Posted April 25, 2014 5:49 pm 


Master Ken

Briggs “what kinda stare down is that?.. That ain’t no stare down!” LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted April 25, 2014 5:34 pm 


BEARS

wlads gonna stop leapai and drop him with his first or second hard strait right. stoppage inside 6 official fight forecast KO/TKO

Posted April 25, 2014 5:28 pm 


Alexi

largo

I’ve been scratching my head, trying to think of ANYBODY in the whole history of BOXING more AFRAID to get hit…if there were any real justice in this world, this guy would be put on trial for killing the prominence & glamour of the HW for a generation…
Posted April 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Yeah, I don’t understand why someone with a High I.Q., a Doctorate degree, on a week streak for years, self made millionaire, does well with Women…wouldn’t want to take shots to the head.

Posted April 25, 2014 5:19 pm 


Alexi

largo

But we know that here in America we don’t give a sh!t about this f’n octopus…all time great my a$$.
Posted April 23, 2014 9:51 pm

Wlad is an ATG. He would have beaten the majority of past ATG. Not all, but most.

Posted April 25, 2014 5:17 pm 


Alexi

DMX

Leapai faces a giant who can fight
We ain’t talking about f*cking 90kg Henry Cooper who would have got demolished by Roy Jones
We talking proper average height 6″6 monsters 250lbs+

If you think plucky Rocky with his little Suzie Q punch would dent the “best” of these big boys
Think again

Most of the Heavyweight greats of past would have been wiped out in the 90′s

Leapai belongs in the 1940′s only thing is he would be sh!t then too

A mismatch of monsterous proportions . . .
Posted April 25, 2014 2:49 pm

Many seem to be stuck in the past when they think the Giants of today are the Giants of yesterday. The likes of Lumbering HWs like Willard, Abe Simon, Carnera, etc. may still be around but the modern Big Man is athletic than ever. So much so that NBA players are doing things that are absolutely mind boggling. 6’8, 250+ Lebron James has Demi-God like ability.

Rocky is to small for the modern era. Even in the era just after him, Liston would have beaten him. But for his size, and disregarding the “HW” label, Rocky was incredible and would do quite well with any fighter below 200+ pounds.

Posted April 25, 2014 5:15 pm 


Rubio

But it’s a business, if Briggs can get a title shot by pulling these stunts more power to him, I suppose.

Posted April 25, 2014 4:41 pm 


Rubio

Can’t think of any athlete who looks more like PED user than Briggs. His cranium has grown since he got beat by Lewis, his jawbones look thicker. Hgh? He was a decent fighter, especially before he went on the mr Olympia training program, but his glory days aren’t coming back.. What could be stupider for an asthmatic fighter to do than add so much bulk? His workrate has been pathetic for years.

Posted April 25, 2014 4:39 pm 


Coucou

Fun fact. After Leapai lost by tko to Kevin johnson, Johnson went on to lost 5 of his next 8 matches. I really forgot Johnson could in fact win a fight let alone by TKO.

Posted April 25, 2014 4:24 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

If Kingpin Johnson, with his 29-6-1 record and 38% KO ratio, knocked out Leapai…what do you think King Wlad is going to do to him? Answer: Brutalize and punish him.

WK has a big height and significant reach advantage, so will be landing his money maker (jab and 1-2) too much for Leapai to handle. The Samoan is carrying too much muscle mass for his height (shades of David Tua) and it will slow him down — especially in the mid-to-late rounds. But I don’t doubt Leapai’s heart or will to win, so expect to see him come at WK with aggression and throw some bombs.

WK does have one H3LL of a powerful left hook, so it would be cool to see him score another knockout with that weapon.

Posted April 25, 2014 4:09 pm 


john

wlad ped clenchko by ud.

Posted April 25, 2014 3:58 pm 


Pauly

SHANNON IS HILARIOUS

Posted April 25, 2014 3:51 pm 


lol

are there any other legends on the under card.

Posted April 25, 2014 3:45 pm 


robert

@TheNegroKing Plenty of your boys have been on the ‘juice’ in all sports, we know that for sure, sucka! It’s not all in those ‘African’ genes, lol!

Posted April 25, 2014 3:29 pm 


Anonymous

hahhaha look at the size difference. hilarious … Wlad wins easily by stoppage.

Posted April 25, 2014 3:22 pm 


The Negro King

Does he or doesn’t he? Only his pharmacist knows for sure.

Posted April 25, 2014 3:20 pm 


largo

Leapai will be hugged…a lot.

Posted April 25, 2014 3:17 pm 


Anonymous

the only guy that clenchko faces are bums.period.

Posted April 25, 2014 3:06 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

bang on DMX!!and as for you Anonymous go change your knappy stinker!!!LOL

Posted April 25, 2014 2:56 pm 


DMX

Leapai faces a giant who can fight
We ain’t talking about f*cking 90kg Henry Cooper who would have got demolished by Roy Jones
We talking proper average height 6″6 monsters 250lbs+

If you think plucky Rocky with his little Suzie Q punch would dent the “best” of these big boys
Think again

Most of the Heavyweight greats of past would have been wiped out in the 90’s

Leapai belongs in the 1940’s only thing is he would be sh!t then too

A mismatch of monsterous proportions . . .

Posted April 25, 2014 2:49 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

f@k of to bingo Anonymous!!and dont 4get to take your curlers out b4 you go!!!LOL

Posted April 25, 2014 2:39 pm 


Anonymous

will they be able to throw more then ten punches per round without hugging each other.

Posted April 25, 2014 2:35 pm 


stats

Leapai is not smaller. He weighs in the 240’s. He’s shorter but still over 6′ tall or 183cm. A couple inches taller than Frazier or Marciano and much bigger and stronger. As far as having 4 losses, how many losses did London, Cooper, Wepner, Cockell, or Burman have when they were selected as hw challengers?

Posted April 25, 2014 2:30 pm 


Anonymous

another joke hw wrestling match for the plastic fans.

Posted April 25, 2014 2:10 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

Wlad is, as always, in great shape.

Posted April 25, 2014 2:05 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

The HW Championship of the World — Klitschko vs. Leapai — will be broadcasted Live in the U.S. on ESPN at 5pm EST/2pm PDT. This has been a public service announcement.

BTW…Briggs is a total clown and needs to STFU and retire from boxing before Wlad breaks bones in his face and puts him in the hospital for a few months — just like Vitali did. If he needs some pay checks, he can always join one of the pro wrestling circuits, like WWE. If he can’t make the cut at WWE, he can always get hired by TNA or Ring of Honor (ROH).

Posted April 25, 2014 1:55 pm 


DMX

I laughed out loud when I saw this video clip

Always new little Alex was smaller . . . . But Jesus this is pathetic

It does nothing to convince the mainstream that Boxing is competitive

Like a bull terrier and a sausage dog . . . . . FFS

Posted April 25, 2014 1:45 pm 


D

boxrec is the worst

Posted April 25, 2014 1:43 pm 


Anonymous

How did Leon Spinks get title shot when Larry Holmes was top ranked and he wasn’t ranked?

Posted April 25, 2014 1:42 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

As far as I’m concerned, Boxrec has missed the mark on ratings (in certain instances) by a mile or more.

Posted April 25, 2014 1:41 pm 


JJ

Time for Wlad to step it up after this. Pulev deserves his shot next. Then if he’s still winning, WK should ideally look for the WBC belt against Stiverne/Arreola and Wilder…

Posted April 25, 2014 1:40 pm 


D

He became madatory by beating 33-0 Boytsov you idiot. Boyt was favored.

Posted April 25, 2014 1:39 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Is Alex Leapai standing in a hole?

Posted April 25, 2014 1:37 pm 


Martin

Leapai is rated even lower than David Price on Boxrec, and I think that’s about right. Like Price, he was knocked out by Kevin Johnson a couple of years ago, and has lost another three times. How he became the mandatory for Wlad is anyone’s guess, but it’s a pointless fight. Given how weak the division is, Wlad needs to be fighting top 10 opposition at least — yet this guy isn’t even top 30. Wlad also needs needs to get back to boxing, and stop leaning his opponent as he did against Povetkin. I won’t be tuning in for this one anyway.

Posted April 25, 2014 1:28 pm 


DMX

The peoples champ

Posted April 25, 2014 1:07 pm 


yo

“What kind of staredown is that?!”, roared Briggs offscreen.

Why they ignored him this time is a mystery.

Wlad NEEDS Shannon as a court jester to get American attention to his fights.

Let Shannon fight Sir Wilder, Amir Mansour, or the winner of Browne/Boeholi– then get his shot at Wlad on PPV.

Shannon has brought excitement back to a dull division.

Posted April 25, 2014 1:01 pm 


DMX

Abbott and Costello
(To all the older boxing fans out there)

Posted April 25, 2014 12:32 pm 


kosciuszko

Wlad has been truly piss-poor in his last few fights, especially against Povetkin and Wach. I am fully expecting a proper top notch performance against Leapai, where Wlad shows the world just how good his is.

Posted April 25, 2014 12:31 pm 


wes

one of those boystov knockdown was bs. leapai miss with those punches he threw.boystov was off balance. the ref suck.

Posted April 25, 2014 11:43 am 


wes

k2 fan, you don’t post as much as you use to. i always enjoy reading your comments. you have alot of boxing knowledge.

Posted April 25, 2014 11:17 am 


K2 Fan

Wes ; I totally agree with you ; Wach would beat Lepai and kill Boytsov and Povetkin as well !

Posted April 25, 2014 10:18 am 


wes

boystov-leapai was a hugfest. all this hype on leapai. who is slow,plod,misses alot of punches ,is easy to hit, most of the time throw one punch at a time.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:26 am 


DMX

Wish I’d thought of that . . .

Posted April 25, 2014 9:21 am 


wes

both leapai and boystov look like sh**. i could see wach beaten both those guys.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:20 am 


Eggo

I had to prop my laptop up like a Christmas card to watch this.

Posted April 25, 2014 9:16 am 


DMX

WTF are these videos
I’ve just done a one armed handstand to watch them
They are sh!t

Posted April 25, 2014 9:14 am 


TARK

Eric_Suede says.., “It’s just unfortunate Leapai’s an average fighter.”

He’s not average..

A lot of the other heavyweights Boytsov fought are average fighters.. That’s how he got to 33-0.. Leapai beat Boytsov very easily because he’s NOT average — and he’s gotten better over the last 2 years and needed the Boytsov fight.

However he’s going out.. For sure.

Posted April 25, 2014 2:19 am 


DMX

I would like to see Briggs v Leapai
It would get a good crowd down under with Shannon’s antic’s

Posted April 25, 2014 1:57 am 


Ray Ray

Gumboot- I no how the game works…..Briggs is done….actually he never was. He’s worse than he use 2 b. my sister might take him at this point in his career.

Posted April 24, 2014 6:29 pm 


Erlangdon

Who – Herman Cain? The womanizing entrepreneur that tried to run for president? That’s the herman you’re talking about?

Posted April 24, 2014 4:11 pm 


Anonymous

bring back herman.

Posted April 24, 2014 3:58 pm 


Desiderio

With the chaos about to erupt in Ukraine Waldo’s got a perfect excuse for losing this fight when the Samoan dude lands one of his roundhouse haymakers on the weakest chinned HW champion since Big John Tate. All you Klit lovers need to brace yourselves for a monumental upset in this one.

Posted April 24, 2014 3:47 pm 


Anonymous

keep the hw circus rolling.

Posted April 24, 2014 11:18 am 


Khan’s Cuz Achmed

Look at those roid veins! Wow! Needle poking his a$$ just out of camera view?

Posted April 24, 2014 10:53 am 


UD

lll

Posted April 24, 2014 9:14 am 


UD

Its nice to see how Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing) schools largo. keep it up :-)

Posted April 24, 2014 9:02 am 


Fed up with the AL camp

“Alex Leapai’s trainer Noel Thornberry will urge WBA officials to ensure Wladimir Klitschko doesn’t turn the world title fight into a wrestling match” but that’s exactly what the AL fight against DB was…….non-stop wrestling, pushing, holding….watch the fight. AL does it, but his camp doesn’t want WK to do it.

“Leapai’s camp will also raise concerns about the gloves used by both men. They are contractually bound to have the same brand and weight but Thornberry wants to ensure they both wear exactly the same model, with identical padding around the knuckles.” All AL camp does is
cry, complain and whine, making unrealistic and pathetic complaints and demands….

Here’s what’s going to happen in the fight, WK with bash AL with jabs until AL eyes swell and close up, AL will get cut and WK will pulverize AL with left hooks and powerful rights. All the while, the AL corner will constantly yell at the referee complaining hoping to sway the ref and distract WK.

This fight should never have happened and the AL camp is desperate, using propaganda and complaining. They have taken a page out of the David Haye approach, but it won’t work.

Posted April 24, 2014 8:54 am 


Gumboot

Ray Ray, its how the game is played. When, like Briggs, you are a faded once-was then controversy and noise is one means of keeping your name in “lights”. But very disrespectful.

Posted April 24, 2014 8:03 am 


Nameless

Pathetic defence. anyone who pays to see this should be shot

Posted April 24, 2014 6:59 am 


Ray Ray

Gumboot-thanks 4 the tip, I’m interested 4 a look. On a diff note….Briggs? So out of line.

Posted April 24, 2014 5:20 am 


Gumboot

Watch out for Joseph Parker on the undercard. A very good young h-w just starting off. Worth watching in next several years.

Posted April 24, 2014 5:10 am 


Anonymous

Briggs has been knocking out his opponents in one round easily, but those are the same class of fighters that Wilder has been fighting…………

Posted April 24, 2014 12:57 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

HWs have always clinched and held more than the much smaller fighters at the lighter weight classes. Always have and always will. REAL boxing fans are well aware of this fact. If you want to see a HW clinching, holding, hugging and pushing down on the back of his opponents necks a ridiculous amount of the time, go back and watch Ali’s career. Real talk.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:52 pm 


the1

It’s the science of hit and not be hit.. correct? It was never hit and hug romance.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:37 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

Yeah but FMJ lands that feather-fisted speed jab and then jumps on his bicycle and runs. It’s like a club playing a good song and keep hitting pause for ten seconds after 1 second of a good beat.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:32 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

“The guy is the HW champion of Germany…not the WORLD, as it USED TO BE.”

You’re a complete and total IDIOT, largo. Billions of people were not permitted to complete in professional boxing prior to the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90s. Back then the “HW Championship of the World” was really the HW Championship of North America and Western Europe. Fact.

HW boxing is now more of a global, universal sport than its ever been in the past. It is far more popular throughout Europe and Asia than ever before. The fact that Wlad fights out of Germany doesn’t diminish in any way that he’s the The Undisputed HW Champion of The WORLD. He has beaten the top HW contenders from all over the world, including the U.S., so what you say makes no sense whatsoever. Please take off your American blinders, dude, and start looking at the big picture. As a fellow American, your gross ignorance is really embarrassing me.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:29 pm 


the1

Yeah but he lands that hammer-like jab and then hugs. It’s like a club playing a good song and keep hitting pause for ten seconds after 5 seconds of a good beat.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:23 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

I’d much rather watch Wlad’s jack-hammer power jab any day of the week. It’s one of the best, is not the best, jab in HW boxing history. He smashed dudes faces and totally busts them up with that jab. It’s a very powerful and overwhelming weapon.

Floyd’s jab is very fast, but it’s a feather-fisted jab that usually barely grazes the faces of his opponents. All he does is score points with it, like they do in amateur boxing. It’s not like he has enough power in his jab to really hurt guys with it.

Wlad on the other hand, dismantles and destroys guys with his power jab. He has wobbled, rocked, hurt and knocked opponents down with that jab. It’s straight as an arrow, fires like a piston, and there’s nothing robotic about it. It’s truly a thing of beauty and carries as much power as most other HWs power shots.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:18 pm 


largo

on the other hand, Floyd is simply setting record$$ on PPV…& beating one champ after another. I tell you, you have a real problem if you want to compare Floyd with the HW of Germany. Good luck with that.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:14 pm 


the1

Lol@ Eric, I just see Wlad fighting much regressed from when Manny was around. Sugar Hill and Jonathan Banks does not.an Emanuel Steward make. He Povetkin like he did Brewster the first time. Lots more hugging. It seems like he’s losing confidence on some level. If Lepai lands a looping hook flush… He fights hard enough and is stout enough to shake a hugging Wlad off and finish possibly.

Posted April 23, 2014 11:11 pm 


largo

The guy is the HW champion of Germany…not the WORLD, as it USED TO BE.

Posted April 23, 2014 10:56 pm 


largo

Squared Circle, the problem that you have, as a WK supporter, is to explain how, if he’s so good, he single handedly, totally killed the prominence & glamour of the HW division…for a whole generation. The guy is the worst thing that could possibly happened, ever, to the HW division…an absolute TRAGEDY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS.

Posted April 23, 2014 10:53 pm 


largo

Squared Circle, if you don’t appreciate the difference between the fluidity of Floyd & the robotic jab-right-hold of WK, well, you’re beyond help…

Posted April 23, 2014 10:33 pm 


k2fan

Largo is….Derrick

Posted April 23, 2014 10:31 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

The only thing more boring than a FMJ fight is a Popkins fight. Wake me up when they’re over. ZZZZZzzzzzzzz! At least with a Klitschko fight you know there’s a high probability that his opponent is gonna get KTFO, brutally stopped, or at least floored a couple times.

If you think brutal knockouts and knockdowns are boring, you must either be mentally ret@rded or a fake @$$ fight-fan. Boxing is NOT your sport and you need to start following tennis, basketball, soccer or baseball. Maybe chess or badminton is more your speed?

Posted April 23, 2014 10:30 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

“I’ve been scratching my head, trying to think of ANYBODY in the whole history of BOXING more AFRAID to get hit…”

It’s not hard to figure out, Einstein. In fact, it’s totally obvious to most of us and his name is Floyd Mayweather Jr. He’ll do anything to avoid getting hit, including putting on his track shoes and running around the ring for 12 rounds — totally refusing to exchange. That’s something you’ll never see Wlad do.

Posted April 23, 2014 10:20 pm 


largo

I’ve been scratching my head, trying to think of ANYBODY in the whole history of BOXING more AFRAID to get hit…if there were any real justice in this world, this guy would be put on trial for killing the prominence & glamour of the HW for a generation…

Posted April 23, 2014 10:03 pm 


Oh Yeah

Get ready for the biggest upset in boxing history. The title will be heading down under and Leapai will be the undisputed World Heavyweight Champ. Get some money on him for an easy payday. Left uppercut followed by an overhand right….BOOM!!!! The champ is down, he isn’t going to make it up, it’s over, it’s over, OMG can you believe it, the Champ has been knocked out by a truck driver from Australia. So it is written, so it shall be done.

Posted April 23, 2014 9:55 pm 


largo

But we know that here in America we don’t give a sh!t about this f’n octopus…all time great my a$$.

Posted April 23, 2014 9:51 pm 


largo

Funny thing, this mother f’ker wants to give us 10 more years of his kind of “excitement”…

Posted April 23, 2014 9:46 pm 


largo

Amazing how this f’n guy is a lot bigger & stronger than everybody & he fights so scared & afraid to get hit on that glass jaw that his fights are just plain un-watchable…this f’n guy sucked the life right out the HW division; a total disgrace.

Posted April 23, 2014 9:43 pm 


Eric_Suede

I have a weird feeling too the1. I have a feeling weird feeling folks will get falsely excited believing Leapai with his sh#t talking, then be disappointed when the reality hits home that this is a typical boring klitshcko defense.

Posted April 23, 2014 6:49 pm 


Eric_Suede

Tark- It won’t be a 30-sec blowout. As down as I am on Leapai, he does have heart. I see this fight being a repeat of Wlad vs. Povetkin, but the fight will be stopped as opposed to going the full 12. Leapai will repeatedly get up from the knockdowns though. That I will assure you. this won’t be repeat of Wilder vs. Scott or Wlad vs Austin. Leapai will TRY to win. It’s just unfortunate he’s an average fighter.

Posted April 23, 2014 6:45 pm 


the1

I have a weird feeling about this fight.

Posted April 23, 2014 6:44 pm 


Eric_Suede

For the record. No Wlad will NOT limit his clinching, That is just how he fights. I take it you’re being sarcastic by saying this is more exciting than Mayweather fight. Maidana is a great fighter. Leapai is average, who has about a 2% chance of winning this fight. Maidana vs Mayweather is at least intriguing. majority like myself are picking Floyd but at least the outcome can be debated. Is there anyone in their right mind who feel Alex ” I got ko’d by safteypin Johnson & BARELY beat travis walker (stoppage was bs by the way)” leapai has anything other than a “Hasim Rahman vs Lennox Lewis” hail mary punch chance of winning is delusional. Even if Alex is incredibly busy and by some miracle outworks Wlad and keeps the fight dirty on the inside for 12rds. (ie , lets say this fight is surprisingly a clone of Chisora vs. Helenius , in which Derek should’ve gotten the nod) I’ll be all the money I have Wlad will still get the nod by the judges. This fight is a waste of time. I would rather see, Wlad / Arreaola , or maybe in early 2015 see wlad vs wilder (if Wilder proves himself and fights someone with a pulse)

Posted April 23, 2014 6:32 pm 


RAYGORDON REID

walsimir

Posted April 23, 2014 5:57 pm 


TARK

I hope this fight lasts at least 3 rounds…

It would be a shame to have a 30 second blowout. If you have that terrific ATG straight right hand, how do you miss Leapai as he’s coming in? He doesn’t have a Sam Peter chin.

Bu for one thing, it will show what a putz Boytsov always was … since Leapai beat the crap out of him and floored him twice… while DB was doing nothing but running, wrestling, and holding all night in the worst performance of the decade.

Posted April 23, 2014 5:21 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Pretty cool we get to see this on ESPN, which is also televising Arreola-Stiverne in a couple weeks. HBO’s slowly getting back into the heavyweight biz now that there’s a couple American contenders.

Posted April 23, 2014 4:52 pm 


Mo-Box

Nice to see Ukranian flag colors on the team. Wlad really is concerned what’s happening in Ukraine, hopefully this all doesn’t affect his performance. Lepai might have a real punchers chance here.

Posted April 23, 2014 4:23 pm 


DMX

German cheat gets physio’s to pull on his arms for 45 mins
So he has a longer reach . . .

Posted April 23, 2014 4:01 pm 


lol

get ready girls for another thriller.

Posted April 23, 2014 2:53 pm 


knowall

its ok, i was just kidding

Posted April 23, 2014 2:05 pm 


springwater

hell no more payday for shannon….if he earns the number1 spot let it happen….but he won’t if he only bet capdriver or fat ass mofos…

Posted April 23, 2014 1:37 pm 


knowall

Where is Shannon. Looking forward to Klits next defence after getting řiď of leapai

Posted April 23, 2014 12:48 pm 



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