idiotPosted May 2, 2014 6:03 am
if thats true then hw division is dead for another 10yearsPosted April 30, 2014 5:27 pm
When did he say that?????????????Posted April 30, 2014 2:48 pm
Another 10 years with easePosted April 29, 2014 12:47 pm
De Lima I.
WK says he’s looking to fight for 8 to 10 more years. Hello WBC belt!Posted April 29, 2014 11:59 am
This was the best physical condition I’ve ever seen Wladimir in.
Wladimir.., “Right now… I feel I’m the strongest heavyweight in the world.”Posted April 29, 2014 11:24 am
Wladimir towered over Pienata… But Wach, Jefferson, and McCline??? They were taller.Posted April 29, 2014 11:20 am
sean patrick harrington
Jim. He towers over mccline jefferson thompson wach pienata?Posted April 29, 2014 1:07 am
Wlad , the King ! If you don’t like him , all you have to do is BEAT him !Posted April 28, 2014 5:39 pm
LMAO Vlad The Impaler.Posted April 28, 2014 4:10 pm
its been a joke for nearly 20 years.Posted April 28, 2014 5:18 am
He towers over his opponent, is like a man beating up a kid and he feels good about that. Talentless heavyweight division, full of bums. Vlad is good fighter but the division is so pathetic right now.Posted April 28, 2014 4:33 am
Boytsov wanted a title fight with Wladimir to cash out. Couldn’t get it.Posted April 28, 2014 2:17 am
Right.., Denis Boytsov was 33-0 and had very poor skills.
These posters should knock Boytsov for fighting a bunch of trash to keep his “O”Posted April 28, 2014 12:15 am
sean patrick harrington
Tark tony thompson was 6 ft 6 peinata was 6 ft 4. Wlad beats guys cause he has skillsPosted April 27, 2014 10:51 pm
walrus says.., “Klitschko’s got a good jab but its so effective because hes always bigger than his opponent.”
Wladimir wasn’t as big as: Jameel McCline… or Derrick Jefferson… or Mariusz Wach… He just boxed the piss out of them.
And he sure as Hell won’t have the height or reach of Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder… So I think those will be interesting fights — particularly Wilder… If Deontay hits you really good another 20 shots are coming right behind it.Posted April 27, 2014 10:16 pm
sean patrick harrington
Alexander leapea was the wbo number one contender. Wlad has spent 10 years getting all the belts.Posted April 27, 2014 10:01 pm
@ Alexander : Povetkin is that you ? Or maybe you just sound Russian . In any case you seem to have trouble understanding English , since you don’t seem to comprehend what MANDATORY means ( actualy you’re not alone in this , there are some other knotheads who seem
will the next great heavyweight fight be in germany.Posted April 27, 2014 8:20 pm
That Fight was a Disgrace for Boxing , one of the Worst Fights i have ever seen.
A Heavyweight Champion should not fight against Ranking 28 Challengers like Lepai
Klitschko should Fight Top 5 Ranking Fighters like Tyson Fury , Wilder and Kubat Pulev.
Klitschko will have his hands full against Pulew – Number 2 Heavyweight in the World. He is way faster and can Knock that Glass Jaw from Klitschko outPosted April 27, 2014 7:51 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
Wlad actually threw a few body shots and uppercuts vs. Leapai. Clearly, he is expanding his arsenal of weapons — which will only make him harder to beat.Posted April 27, 2014 6:14 pm
if u think ward has a better jab than wlad your a crack head
Wlad has the best Jab, Straight Right Hand, and short left hook in the game when counting accuracy, sharpness, and power. Floyd is second. Floyd would be the best overall for having the most variety of punches in his arsenal on a high technical skill level.Posted April 27, 2014 6:06 pm
Wlads number five p4p. Ward is the best.
When you are the Heavyweight Champion you don’t need to be on some Soccer Mom list. You are the MAN, the KING of your sport when you hold the HW Title. You can beat everyone inside the ring in a boxing fight.Posted April 27, 2014 6:03 pm
sean p h
Wlads number five p4p. Ward is the best.Posted April 27, 2014 5:23 pm
Get over It
Wlad is the worlds best boxer , all this P4P talk is supposition and opinion . The FACT is Wlad is the worlds best boxer , anyone who disagrees can fight him . Wlad could fight Mayweather and Ward at the same time and knock them both out .Posted April 27, 2014 5:20 pm
Get over It
The American and UK blacks just can’t get over the fact that the worlds best boxer is a white European guy and that the worlds best MMA fighter ( Cane ) is Hispanic.
P4P is bull spit. Wlad can beat any black man alive in the ring as can Velasquez.
Have a nice day ……Posted April 27, 2014 5:15 pm
Piece of cake. Let me walk down the street and I should be able to dig a couple of specimens that I’ll send to the gym.Posted April 27, 2014 4:11 pm
sean p h
And yes the best fights at heavy are the contenders. Wlad is just to polished for them.Posted April 27, 2014 3:57 pm
sean p h
Two ton toney. LolPosted April 27, 2014 3:55 pm
leapai made two ton tony look good.Posted April 27, 2014 3:44 pm
Tark, Don Cockell might have weighed over 200 lbs, but he himself was a blown up Light HeavyPosted April 27, 2014 3:36 pm
I like both Jennings and Perez, and the best thing is it is a good fight between contenders. That is what we need the most.Posted April 27, 2014 2:59 pm
sean p h
Irish mike perez and jennings are really good heavys. Im irish so im hoping mike wins but really dont want him to fight wlad. Its greay having a good irish heavyPosted April 27, 2014 2:48 pm
JaGozza you realize you are talking about someone that does not nor ever did exist. No one Wlads size has ever been able to bob, weave, and slide. In fact Wlad is very smooth and far from stiff. He is always set to punch and is far faster than people realize. He just makes it look too easy. He should struggle with Bums like many of the champions in the past like Ali did. Then he would be more appreciated.Posted April 27, 2014 2:29 pm
keep the hw circus rolling.Posted April 27, 2014 2:19 pm
Good win wlad. Somoans are tought and big dudes, and fury call him out again, HA..that huge beer blubber will be a moving punching bag for wald.Posted April 27, 2014 2:08 pm
PS: Wlad would murder Ward in the ring…Posted April 27, 2014 1:40 pm
Embarrassing fight….shame on you Klitschko!Posted April 27, 2014 1:39 pm
if u think ward has a better jab than wlad your a crack headPosted April 27, 2014 1:34 pm
sean p h
So what are your guys fighting style? Mines kickboxing.Posted April 27, 2014 1:02 pm
sean p h
Leapea was 3 feet tall?Posted April 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Jonn E. JaGozza
UD … After watching that farce, Briggs would have done better than the midget we saw. That wasn’t a fight ,that was a pathetic show of a champion beating up a novice, Of course Briggs stands NO chance but he’s closer to VVlad’s height and would have tried to hit and maybe even connected with some… Briggs is a fool but it really pisses me off when I see a guy fight for the crown but doesn’t have any knowledge how to fight a taller fighter, Who is training that idiot, remember we’re talking about a title fight. Klitscko is NOT great it’s his European style, his height and power that makes him look so invincible. A taller fighter with movement and the abilty to slide, bob and weave would give Klitskcho fits … Klitsckho needs to get set before he throws his punches and really has no movement, his rigidity is his biggest weakness…. he is beatable but NOT by a guy half his height… again I’m NOT a Briggs fan but at least Briggs would have hit him, the midget was only making a fool out of himself.. Boxingdictionary.com “The Language of the RingPosted April 27, 2014 12:48 pm
sean p h
That guy did not have a win over anyone other than bums. Wlads jab is just as good as wards plain and simple.Posted April 27, 2014 12:39 pm
sean p h
Wlad also beat a seven foot guy. Wlad is big bad and he is caucasian. Haters gonna hate. Forgot tony thompson 6 6 240.Posted April 27, 2014 12:36 pm
Ward beat a guy who was MUCH better than Leapai last time out. His jab went to another level and surpassed Wlad’s. As of right NOW Ward has the BEST jab in Boxing.Posted April 27, 2014 12:33 pm
sean p h
Mccline wach pienta jefferson are small? Wach is 6 ft 8 inchs. Mccline 6 6 265 lbs.Posted April 27, 2014 12:32 pm
HappyBoy, if you can’t get yourself to watch them, how do you know how good they are. Can we all say that was not an intelligent statement??Posted April 27, 2014 12:08 pm
Who will Pulev be fighting for the IBF belt when they take it away from Wlad? Fury, Wilder, Jennings,
Glazkov is second in line.Posted April 27, 2014 11:50 am
Who cares what you think, just listen to that crowd…. Klitschko the GOAT!Posted April 27, 2014 9:54 am
Octavius Jomar Chatman
The only fight I’m interested in seeing Wladimar in is with the winner of the Arreola vs Stirverne fight. Other than that; I could care less who he fights.Posted April 27, 2014 9:49 am
BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY
AKA the cretin below.LOLPosted April 27, 2014 8:01 am
next up for wlad,big daddy browne. lmao.Posted April 27, 2014 7:24 am
@DMX hahahahahahahahaaPosted April 27, 2014 7:17 am
the best part of that fight was the piano player.Posted April 27, 2014 6:21 am
shut up you cretin.Posted April 27, 2014 6:11 am
I agree 100% with all the criticisms of Atlas’s comments on Wladimir. Atlas is a sad bitter old fool.Posted April 27, 2014 5:18 am
A lot of criticism here for old scarface Teddy Atlas
The perfect result would be like in “Saw”
Larry has a plumbers hammer
Thanks. . .Posted April 27, 2014 4:40 am
Butterbean would feast on todays HWs.Posted April 27, 2014 4:37 am
I took a glimpse of David haye vs one of the Klits, idiot was crying over his toe, some HWs these guys are.Posted April 27, 2014 4:35 am
me tks God that I did not stay up to watch it. Pulev-Wlad 2014Posted April 27, 2014 4:06 am
Any boxer can be great fighting tomato cans. I can’t even bring myself to watch these terrible HWs of today.Posted April 27, 2014 3:38 am
The guy’s got a good jab but its so effective because hes always bigger than his opponent. guys like ike quartey , winky wright , larry holmes had great jabs wlad is more of a lennex lewis pawing jab but much better than lewis actually.Posted April 27, 2014 3:12 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Leapai will likely challenge new Commonwealth champion Lucas Browne.Posted April 27, 2014 3:01 am
Таrk whаt tink аbout Pulеv jаb?Posted April 27, 2014 2:52 am
More than a decade ago, Wladimir Klitschko during his short slump of being twice KO’d, was smart enough to team up with the late GREAT Emmanuel Steward, who helped him overcome his stamina issues and questionable chin, by better pacing his great coordination and hand speed, to fight the ‘big man’ style, more like how his older, but less coordinated brother Vitali does, also with great success. Along with that, Steward also improved Wlad’s endurance, and teaching him to use his great height and reach to stand taller, thus turning what was an already great jab into and even GREATER one, for both offense and defense. And the the stellar result is a mistakenly, and grossly underrated ATG Heavweight Champ… And his brother TOO!! Similar to how Larry Holmes is criminally underrated and underapreciated.Posted April 27, 2014 2:51 am
Walrus…”Wlad does not have the best jab he just has a long reach. The guy is boring and I don’t like the way pushes down on his opponents head. I mean it’s bad enough the guy is twice as big as everyone he fights but does he have th cheat as well.”
A long reach is one of the things that gives WK the best jab in Boxing.. But he also has great timing, deception, rhythm, speed, accuracy, and power on his jab.
And if a much shorter guy is bulling into with his head into your chest or stomach… which is illegal use of the head BTW.. You’re going to put a forearm on his back and neck.. Believe me you will do this.. No fair referee is going to cite you unless you’re pushing him down from a straighter up position..
Otherwise, if you let him leverage you back with his head, he will hook your head off and you can’t allow that.
Watch the Lewis-Tua fight… Watch Ali-Frazier II… Watch Klitschko-Povetkin.Posted April 27, 2014 2:30 am
Last comment was me, I forgot to put my name in,Posted April 27, 2014 2:02 am
Wlad does not have the best jab he just has a long reach. The guy is boring and I don’t like the way pushes down on his opponents head. I mean it’s bad enough the guy is twice as big as everyone he fights but does he have th cheat as well.Posted April 27, 2014 2:01 am
That was my point Joanne Bugner… Don Cockell was actually a blown up middleweight who was KO’d by middleweight Randy Turpin — and by feather punching Jimmy Slade, well before he fought Marciano.
Before the 1970′s the competitiveness in heavyweight boxing was super weak… Few athletes of impressive size, height, and reach could box well. Why was that??? I don’t know.
If you’re a good sized competitive athlete you generally get involved with Football, Basketball, Track & Field and other sports where you don’t get punched in the face. You get scholarships because of your athletic ability in high school… and if you’re really outstanding in college you move on to professional team sports.. If you blow out your knees like Seth Mitchell did — that’s when you try Boxing. Smaller guys don’t dominate professional team sports, so they will more readily get into Boxing.
The lack of competition is why Joe Louis held the heavyweight title such a long time. Even as a notorious tail chaser, and night time carouser Louis didn’t draw a lot of comp for years. Mike Tyson had similar undisciplined habits, but Mike lost the title at 23. Tyson had more serious competition than Louis. Mike won a piece of the title back, but could never beat the top guys. Louis looked terrible and slow versus Joe Walcott, but was still able to beat him down in the rematch.
People criticize Deontay Wilder. But who other than the Klitschko brothers had Wilder’s height, size, speed, and punching power in any previous decade? The heavyweight division is stacked right now. There’s going to be some super interesting heavyweight fights in the next 5 years such as you haven’t seen before.. I thought the first one would be Haye-Fury… That didn’t happen… The really interesting heavyweight matchups are still coming.Posted April 27, 2014 1:26 am
Vlad just knocked out the #1 WBO contender, who had beaten the #1 WBO contender. Vlad will fight Pulev also. Vlad wants to fight the winner of the Arreola/Stiverne fight for his brother’s WBC title………..Vlad is also interested in fighting Wilder. Vlad had to fight for all this titles, he beat the champions of the WBA, WBO, IBF, Ring Mag.Champ, IBO champ etc. Who has Wilder ever beaten?Posted April 27, 2014 1:10 am
Great posting by H@MSTER. LOL!
Boxtra wards last opponent cant hold wlads jock. He is nowhere near the size and reach of wlad and wards jab does not even register on the scale wlads jab is on. Then to say ward would fight wlad and dominate wlad with his own jab. your a crack pot dude.
the p4p bs is just that bullsh!t. Im surprised you did not know that as you have followed boxing for sometime. Thats why bantam and flyweights look like a world different from a heavyweight. thats why no heavyweight moves like a bantam weight.
There is not 250 pound dude as agile as a bantam weight. you dont even see take downs in college wrestling and in mma at heavyweight like you do the lower weights. human bodies differ big time according to size.
If floyd mayweather or pacman were heavyweights they would not even be contenders. There bodies would not move through space anything like what they do now. the p4p is so stupid.
it attempts to equalize dimensions in fighters and there is just no logical way to even make a reasonable case for it.
“imagine pacman was 6’8 and had all his skills he has at his current weight, he would beat wlad” no phukn duh, because that does not and will never exist. p4p is not applicable to anything. your whole p4p is everything argument is just retarded.
Its really just the best fighters fighting the best. then you fabricate this “within 20 pounds” bullsh!t. a number you pulled outta your A$$. your whole premise and theory is the worst thing i ever heard in my life. it’s some numbskull bullsh!t you fabricated. you call fights wrong all the time now and claim its imposters yet you only show to disavow these “imposters” when the results are in. I guess you had to resort to this after you and your alt correctemundo CONTINUED TO FORECAST FIGHTS HORRIBLY.
Its easy to get the fights right that have huge odds favorites. Your terrible at the closer fights and YOU never pick an upset. unlike me. i love upsets.Posted April 27, 2014 12:42 am
sean p h
Bowtra wlads jab is just as good as wards. Plus the last guy ward fought was awfulPosted April 27, 2014 12:22 am
sean p h
Wlad is a heavy ward is a smw. Thats like mab fighting tarver.Posted April 27, 2014 12:19 am
Also did you know that it is a fact, confirmed by TomTOm the GPS manufacturers, that when Wlads voice is put onto their GPS, it becomes 34% more accurate.
THAT is how accurate Wlad is.
If you put Wards voice on your GPS it just directs you to Oakland then explodes.Posted April 27, 2014 12:03 am
Wlad could jab through Wards guard and into his brain. Being a Dr, albeit of steelhammering, WLad would use his doctoring skills to manipulate the pre-frontal cortex, and medulla oblongata to cure Wards ridiculous cross eyes, before letting his unconscious body fall to the floor.
That is just the kind of classy kind Wlad is.Posted April 27, 2014 12:01 am
sean p h
22 title defenses and still going. Wladimir is the main manPosted April 26, 2014 11:59 pm
Boxtra- I Lile Ward’s jab. He goes with it well to the body, he snaps it up top, BUT… Wlad freezes them with his jab too. Everybody thinks that, if they can land one they can knock him out, but once they’re in there, they give up the idea fast.Posted April 26, 2014 11:53 pm
You are right and not a nuthugger I like you.Posted April 26, 2014 11:53 pm
Box give it up Wlad and Ward will never happen. Lets talk about realistic fights. Ward is great in his world, Wlad greater in his.Posted April 26, 2014 11:48 pm
I know that Teddy Atlas is comedian, and he proved that again by calling Vlad russian – such a stupid idiot Teddy isPosted April 26, 2014 11:36 pm
Where is that guy who said I should go ” to a boxing school ” for saying leapai is no match for klitchko? …lol
Is klitchko good or your guy just had a ” bad ” night?Posted April 26, 2014 11:34 pm
Leapai was TERRIBLE. Floyd hasn’t faced someone as POOR as Leapai since 98. This guy had ZERO Boxing IQ. He didn’t even move his head ONCE.Posted April 26, 2014 11:07 pm
looking forwards to watching wlad vs pulev then the best out of wilder, fury, stverne, arreola etc. There are some good contenders out there and they are much much better than leapai. wlad………perfect performance against a terrible opponentPosted April 26, 2014 11:04 pm
Anyone who says Wlad’s jab is better than Ward’s obviously didn’t watch Ward’s last Fight. He fought a guy who was BIGGER and he jabbed him to SMITHEREENS. Ward’s jab is SHARP and FAST with alot of POW on it. Its better than Wlad’s at this time.Posted April 26, 2014 10:51 pm
Mongrel H@mster I agree with most of your rankings but your N0.5 shouldn’t have Helenius……..that guy is on the slide.
Ward can take PED’s and Wlad would put him in a skirt and rape him. lolPosted April 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Boxtra is right, Wlad should get down to 198 and enter the ring hooked up to an IV and get head-butted all night long by SOB Ward.Posted April 26, 2014 10:41 pm
Watchin Showtime, some good fights, but the arena is half full. How is it the heavyweight division is dead, but the arena is always full when Wlad fights. Sometimes I am embarrased to be American when I hear these comments, as that is where most those comments come from. 2000 at Ali vs Liston 2. Now that is lame for the “greatest”Posted April 26, 2014 10:25 pm
Im gonna watch this ufc ppv tonight i guess. anybody see that flying knee knock out??? dude got KTFO!!!!Posted April 26, 2014 10:04 pm
excellent post H@MSTER! I wanna put a request into GONZO of nazareth to both award you 500,000 esb points and award you tier 1 level B status (if it exists) then i would ask that Gonzo forgive my transgressions if i have any.Posted April 26, 2014 10:01 pm
@Redz Where you gone man all quite now your boy got ownedPosted April 26, 2014 9:58 pm
Wlads jab is described as a laser. I have described it as a .50 sniper rifle. His left hook a howitzer 50mm artillery round, and his strait right NUCLEAR BOMB SON!!!!
Nothing in wards arsenal even begins to compare to wlads arsenal. boxtradamus is busting out some good jokes
cris b just landed one of the sweetest flying knees!!! bada$$ KO son!!!Posted April 26, 2014 9:57 pm
People talk about HW being weak, but it isn`t the weakest division at all.
Up until a year or so ago, you`d have had a top 5 in HW as being:
Now to me that is a stronger top to the division than Cruiserweight, where you have Guiller-who JOnes PED cheat at the top with Huck and Hernandez.
It’s stronger than LHW where once you get past Stevenson and Kovalev, you`ve got a remnant Hopkins, and a load of very average fighters like Pascal, Braemer, Shumenov. Haye and Pulev, and whoever you put 5 at HW are more talented than any of them.
Now get down to SMW, and scratch past Ward, and you`ve got Froch and Kessler on the way out, Groves looking interesting, and then guys with no interest in stepping up like Stieglitz, Abraham, Oosthuizen.
Are Pulev and Haye any weaker than Abraham or Oosthuizen?
Go to middlweight – and you have fading class in Martinez, the beast in Golovkin, and then what next – Peter the b1tch Quillin? There’s 10 heavies better and less cowardly than Quillin. Homebody Sturm?
Nope no no.
I don`t think so.
There’s plenty of divisions shallower than HW, and with less accomplished fighters in their top 10, but those divisions aren`t thoroughly owned by non Americans, so we don`t have to hear all this “weak” rubbish.
You want to know what division was weak for ages – LHW, and THAT is why substandard SMW’s like Pascal could step up and win the title there so easily.
How often do you see the 5/6th best cruiserweight in the world go up to heavy and win a title.
Never, because the HW division has a daddy.Posted April 26, 2014 9:56 pm
wow thats the most air headed sh!t i ever heard from boxtradamus and i have heard some hum dingers. LOL.
No wards jab does not even begin to compare to wlads. does not compare in any dimension. not power, precision, he cant throw strikes off of it like wlad throws nuclear bombs off it and KNOCKS PEOPLE TFO. Its not even faster. There is not a single metric especially not range that wards jab has on wlads. Wlad is the best heavyweight jab in history. To say Wards is better makes me laugh.
I have never even seen ward fight someone much taller than him either. Just a retarded post all together boxtra. wow.
Ward has a 50% ko ratio. Its horrible. As if Ward is gonna jab WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO. Does this dude really right this stuff. yeah wards gonna jab 6’8 wlad and bust combos on him and get past wlads mile out range. what a nutsack.
I’ve never been impressed with wards resume. I liked froch and kessler but neither guy was the end all be all. neither guy was a ever a real beast. Frochs just a rough riding warrior. who landed the best and most effective punch of froch vs ward when he jacked ward up and launched in his mouth piece into row 11 in like round 11 or 12.
Wards never impressed me and I feel wlad has faced better competition than ward has. How about ward and Haye meet at 200lbs for a catchweight watch ward get JACKED UP!! I got 3g, and kovalev over ward as well.Posted April 26, 2014 9:52 pm
More heavy-bag work/target practice for Klitschko. Hopefully Tyson Fury will get a shot soon — he clearly isn’t as skilled, but at least he will be the same size.Posted April 26, 2014 9:50 pm
Hi Box, of course Wlad would lose if he lost 60 lbs he would be dead. You do realize you have to be down to <10% body fat to get definition in the mid-section. wlad has lots of definition, so he has <10% body fat. For him even to get to 218 he would be weak as a kitten. Ward's jab may be as fast, but it doesn't have any major power and can't control the fight. No way is it better. anyhow it is a silly argument for the reasons I said, Wlad could no longer come close to that weight, as we get older it is harder and harder and he would be losing muscle. It would be much worse than the dehydrated Oscar that showed up for the Pacman fight.Posted April 26, 2014 9:49 pm
I’m a big fan of K. He’s disciplined, professional, has come back from some bad losses, has learnt and developed himself. He is not my favourite boxer to watch. They tend to be risk takers who lose on occasions. He is too sterile in the ring for my liking. But I admire him nevertheless.
He also has more class and sophistication than many other HW who run their mouths lose like emptying their bowels.
Max props to K.Posted April 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Even IF they agree to meet in the middle at 218 Ward WINS. Ward really wants to go up to 175 right now but he’s waiting on the Golovkin Fight at 168.Posted April 26, 2014 9:37 pm
Ward’s jab has surpassed Wlad’s. In his last Fight his jab was SUPERB. Wlad is the cream of the crop at HW right now though. I give him that.Posted April 26, 2014 9:36 pm
LAJ-IF Wlad LOSES 60 lbs to face Ward he will LOSE the Fight. He’ll finally be facing someone on his SKILL level. And Ward is BETTER. Ward beats anyone within 20 lbs of him other than Mayweather.Posted April 26, 2014 9:34 pm
who are the real contenders?Posted April 26, 2014 9:32 pm
Bears I think you misunderstood, neither myself or ex world champ Steve Collins were “blaming” Wlad, but Steve Collins is spot on ……..how on Earth can someone like “uneducated” & limited Lepai be put up to fight for all 3 belts?
Damn -Did Atlas really call Wlad Russian?
That is f&*^ing Ironic when your name is Atlas, and you cannot be bothered to differentiate between two countries who are virtually at war with eachother.
Some people will just resort to any old rubbish to discredit a champion.Posted April 26, 2014 9:28 pm
These mma guys get tired and sloppy as hell. It sucks compared to the sweet science. I may have to watch Thurman after all. Every time I watch MMA im like whoa this is garbagePosted April 26, 2014 9:18 pm
better fights on mma tonight. Im gonna watch jones vs teteira. hopefully teteira ktfo jones. fights gonna be BANGING. The Thurman cards weak.Posted April 26, 2014 9:13 pm
Teddy Atlas calling Wlad Russian was pretty unacceptable. ESPN is suppose to be a professional sports network and Teddy is VERY unprofessional and offers very little contemporary or historical boxing insight. He comes off as a schmuck anymore. They seriously need to get larry merchant at ESPN.Posted April 26, 2014 9:12 pm
KL- I have a long list of more ideal opponents but it’s far from wlads fault. Leapai was given mandatory status. Wlads not throwing titles in the garbage for nobody. Dont confound him with Bowe.
Jennings is getting dodged right now and i think he is the best american currently. I like the guy. Im mad about him not being able to get good fights. Jennings is facing mike perez though and thats a good matchup im looking for him to stop perez but perez has a good jaw and may not be stopped but jennings can box good and has good power.
We need the sanctioning bodies to force the top ten guys to fight eachother or demote them in rank. It’s the only thing thats gonna help make the best matchups happen.
I think wlads best matchups were not mandatories were they? Povetkin and Haye? Wlad had to call them out did he not? I mean the above wlad article really hits the nail on the head when it comes to wlads trouble making the best matchups. Wlad is dodged by the contenders like the plague.Posted April 26, 2014 9:10 pm
teddy atlas is jealous to the sickening point. Why not have a commentator that shows respect and not the foolish talk. He just has brought jealousy to the worst level ever. Great performance today and as always top shape and respectful of all. He looked 25.Posted April 26, 2014 9:00 pm
No Bears what are you disputing about my comment???
Joe Louis’ 1st defense of his title was against Englishman Tommy Farr. The fight went 15 rounds and many thought Farr was the victum of a home town decision. why is it Farr is never mentioned when when there is comment about good heavyweights of the past from England. he was an excellent boxer.Posted April 26, 2014 8:56 pm
KL- What are you disputing? What are you saying to me? What does this dude know that I dont know? You think wlad chooses his mandatory challenges???!!!Posted April 26, 2014 8:38 pm
Max Shmelling lost 10 times and lost by ko five times and KTFO joe louis. Are we gonna judge joe by that? of course not we are not as dense as teddy atlas.
I’m not really concerned that 21 year old kid wlad klitschKO gassed at the end of the purritty fight. i gurantee if you were one of the guys IN THAT FIGHT you would have rather been wlad. Purritty got BEAT ON!!! At one point wlad landed like an 8 hit combo. At 21 we knew wlad was gonna be great already. so did the great EMANUEL STEWARD who KNEW Wlad was the FUTURE.
Haters can not stand the greatness. It does not matter.
THE DOGS BARK AND THE CARAVAN ROLLS ON!!!
HAIL TO THE KINGS!!!!! THE NEW KINGS!!! THE KLITSCHKOS!!!!Posted April 26, 2014 8:37 pm
Hi KL. either Leapai was the worse, or Wlad had the kind of day he should always have. I believe it more the first. Wlad even threw a couple body shots early, so he is still learning and getting better.Posted April 26, 2014 8:32 pm
Yeah i could not believe teddy was trying to judge and condemn wlad on his worst performances. We could do that to any boxer. We see people feebly try to do it here.
Max shmelling ktfo joe louis. Joe was around 203 up to like 213lbs. I have to think corrie sanders could have landed some bombs too. Although it is irrelevant.
Wlad would ko joe and most likely holmes too if holmes tried to win and not just survive he would get bombed. with power greater than tysons and multiple times and probably not see the nuclear bomb strait right coming behind the jab or left hook.Posted April 26, 2014 8:32 pm
BEARS I think Steve Collins knows just a bit more about boxing than you do.Posted April 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Tark, Don Cockell might have weighed over 200 lbs, but he himself was a blown up Light HeavyPosted April 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Lepai has got to rate as the worst mandatory challenger that Wlad has faced ……..anyone disagree?Posted April 26, 2014 8:27 pm
If you have a problem with mandatory challenges WTF are you doing putting that on wlads shoulders?!
Thats the sanctioning bodies. Do you not boxing? If you dont know you should start off researching the basics before you come here looking like an utter dumba$$. Thanks in advance for following my instructionsPosted April 26, 2014 8:25 pm
Great job Wlad ! No real surprise there , Wlad did what he was supposed to do ; win , much to the chagrin of the “hopers ” who were praying for a Lepai win . It ‘s also amusing to listen now to their disappointment with Lepai .
Theres no doubt wlad would beat anyone not named Vitaly and Lennox guranteed. That makes him BETTER. I would favor him against Lennox but Lennox could win and Vitaly well, He is the GOAT. Or the BOAT
BEAST OF ALL TIMEPosted April 26, 2014 8:24 pm
Tark, Steve Collins on the other hand did mention Wlad’s 10 year reign but also said he wanted Wlad to face the best fighters out there, and let’s face it neither Boystov or Lepai were really legit mandatory challengers, but I guess that speaks volumes on the lousy ranking methods that the respective boxing organizations have.Posted April 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Teddy Atlas is just sore that his little russian munchkin Povetkin got his ass served up to him in his pudding bowl haircut.
Wlad would kill Louis. Holmes he`d probably UD, maybe knock him down a couple of times, then chuck him his jockstrap to carry.
We`ve seen Wlad handle good powerful 6″3, 220lbs fighters easily.
These old guys, we have never seen them in the ring with a 6″7 athlete like Wlad.
This model of Wladinator did not exist in the past. The raw materials to build this kind of Wladinator would have been too expensive. It requires 1.21 gigawatts of power to run and that means pure nuclear fuel, or lightening.Posted April 26, 2014 8:19 pm
Hi Tark, actually Louis weighed 213, but you are correct on the rest. Ali’s average opponent weighed 201lbs. Two 185 lb. fighters knocked him down and copper knocked him out, but Ali’s chin got better as he got older, so has Wlad’s Wlad also has much better technique. I don’t think you can really prove which era of fighters is or were better, but there is no question that the fighters are much bigger today, and on average hit much harder. There are also countries that weren’t allowed to compete as professionals until the late 80′s, so eras before then were dubious as being better since there were less fighters in the pool. Additionally you have to look at other sports and say on average athletes are getting better.Posted April 26, 2014 8:17 pm
At least joe tesetorre mentioned some of wlads best wins countering teddy and teddy shut up. like david haye and olympic gold povetkin. I think haye would have a good chance and dropping joe louis and holmes. and dominating haye just puts an exclamation mark on how far wlad has come and how refined his game is.Posted April 26, 2014 8:17 pm
So WK stops Leapai…WTF was he supposed to do to a f/ucking punching bag?Posted April 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Wlad was bombing Leapai from a mile out. awesome left hook to strait right. wlad is starting to pull out the vitaly-esque left shovel hooks on the smaller opponents I thought him throw an upper cut in there too.
Technique wise wlad has come light years its amazing to look at wlads early blitzkrieg wide open days and poor footwork and range mastery and gap mastery. I have no doubts a peak wlad can hang with anyone. As i have said I think at this point he is better than Lennox technique wise and power wise. I dont know what ATG heavyweight champ we would call more powerful than wlad. I think wlads gonna get the praise and I think he is gonna pass both holmes and louis. Even Teddy could not knock it. I surprised teddy failed to mention the quality of Joe Louis’s competition. actually im not surprised.
FIRE TEDDY AND HIGHER LARRY MERCHANT!!!Posted April 26, 2014 8:14 pm
A baby rodent might have the sense to try and move out of the way…….Leapai as Steve Collins said was “uneducated”…….he didn’t know how to move his head.
Anyway…, I’m glad Klitschko didn’t stop Leapai in 30 seconds. People like Teddy Atlas really would have had a lot on nonsense to throw out there if that happened … Atlas mentioned Wladimir’s 3 KO defeats 6 times.
He didn’t say much about his 62 wins… his 10-year unbeaten streak… or that his conditioning and physical strength seemed incredible at 248. Or that there are potentially great challengers out there for him like Wilder, Fury, Haye, and Pulev.Posted April 26, 2014 8:12 pm
It was like a mountain lion smacking around a baby rodent.Posted April 26, 2014 8:05 pm
“at least hopkins is facing champs”
winning fragmented titles is not relevant. there are no champs for wlad to fight just mandatories. he has called for the winner of stieverne vs arreola but we all know that title will be wrapped up in don king bum fights for at least 3 years after bermaine gets it.
tesdy atlas cant help but talk smack. he should have said wlad would smoke both holmes and joe louis if they fought and he should have said wlad was a 100% different fighter in his loss.
put joe louis and holmes against purritty, sanders, and brewster atthe age wlad fought him and lets see. i mean wlad gassed and sanders got him.
sanders would never have repeated it against peak wlad and thats the consensus. i think teddy atlas needs replaced. he is out of touch with boxing. unlike larry merchant. espn should higher larry merchant.
congratulations to wlad on makimg it look easy and hardly any clinching. techniquely wlad is just AWESOME at this point. his footwork and handwork is se of the best ever. and he may be the hardest hitting heavyweight atg of all timePosted April 26, 2014 8:04 pm
Anonymous says.., “Wow, Wlad is the best of the worst division ever.”
How about when Rocky Marciano was champion 1951-’55..
Marciano faced mostly light heavyweight challengers… Rocky’s challengers fought most of their careers as welterweights, middleweights, and light heavyweights… Archie Moore was still fighting at 147 over 50 fights into his career.
Don Cockell was the only champion OR challenger during the ENTIRE DECADE of the 1950′s who weighed over 200 pounds.. Cockell was a FAT 205.. Cockell was knocked out, perviously to his fight with Marciano, by middleweight Randy Turpin — among many others who knocked Cockell out.
About the only country that produced many really good heavyweights until recently was the United States…and you had a few coming from England and Canada. Snce 1990 you have a whole slice of the planet, that was never allowed to develop professional boxers before, now producing the best heavyweights.Posted April 26, 2014 7:58 pm
@tark and laj
You guys are spot on wlad is a living legend and best p4p fighter ever in the history of boxing.Posted April 26, 2014 7:56 pm
Box your post makes no sense. Are you saying Wlad should love 60 lbs and fight Ward? Or are you talking about Hopkins. There is no P4P fighter can or probably ever will be able fight. Please explain.Posted April 26, 2014 7:52 pm
I am not impressed when Top 10 P4Pers defeat #0 P4P NON CHAMPS. You have to find a way to at least challenge yourself. DO a catchweight Fight with Ward and THEN you will have MUCH competition. I dare you to weigh within 20 lbs of Ward. You will get SPANKED.Posted April 26, 2014 7:48 pm
Not a nuthugger, I still believe at this time there are higher ranked fighters, but Wlads accomplishments speak for themselves. He is a top 5 or 10 and if you can’t see it’s not mine or any of the other peoples issue, just yours. We didn’t give birth to your ignorance, you have to blame your parents for that.Posted April 26, 2014 7:47 pm
Wlad is facing #0 P4P NON CHAMPS. At least Hopkins is facing CHAMPS. Hopkins is GREATER than Wlad. But Wlad is the safer bet because he will continue to face #0 P4Pers.Posted April 26, 2014 7:44 pm
Tark, I’m with you on Boystov.
LAL – So I take it you are a Wlad nuthugger then. So you believe Wlad is one of the best ever? Yeah, then you can be taken much more seriously than somebody who posts under a “blind” name. LOLPosted April 26, 2014 7:42 pm
Teddy Atlas is a totally pathetic, ignorant ass…
Wladimir’s 3 losses came before he ever got with Emmanuel Steward to correct some obvious technical problems he had with his stance, footwork, defense, and clinching skills.
Holmes and Louis were great Heavyweight Champions.. but they obviously didn’t have the dedication, drive, and fire to continue getting better. Fire and drive that Wladimir still has at the age of 38.
But to knock down that accomplishment Atlas talked about Bernard Hopkins being “closer to 50 than Wladimir is to 40.” … No sh!t man. Hopkins isn’t fighting the top guys either.
Hopkins is also NOT considered the world’s top light heavyweight, and would be a massive underdog if he fought Kovalev, or even Stevenson.Posted April 26, 2014 7:41 pm
The Shannon Biggs was just that, a stunt by Biggs in an attempt to goad Wlad into fighting him, not because Biggs thinks he can win, but because like Lepai he can earn £1 million just by landing a title shot.
Anybody that hides behind a blind name like anonymous ans criticizes is too cowardly to be taken seriouslyPosted April 26, 2014 7:35 pm
If I never hear TeddybAtlas whining voice again it will be too soon, what a hating bafoon.Posted April 26, 2014 7:33 pm
Wlad being the best in one of the worst heavyweight divisions of all time is not an accomplishment. Wow, he is the best of the worst. Doesn’t sound so good, does it? Not much to write home about. Anybody who wants to put him up there as one of the best ever is either dumb, blind, or both.Posted April 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk, Wlad won’t fight the Stiverne/Arreola winner, the new WBC champ will have to fight Wilder first and then the winner of Wilder/Stiverne/Arreola will have to face the winner of Jennings/Perez.
This fight showed what a fake Denis Boytsov was all along… Boytsov refused to fight any good heavyweights and finally one the mediocre heavyweights he was fighting beat the living crap out of him..
The Boytsov-Leapai fight set up a seriously uncompetitive heavyweight title fight.. Boytsov took his hot air record of 33-0 into the ring with Leapai, and got clobbered by a guy who can’t box much better than Shannon Briggs.
It has to feel a little empty when you train for 3 months against 6 tough sparring partners — and in your actual fight you take less punishment than in any sparring session you had in your whole training camp.
Klitschko — Landed punches: 147 / Leapai — landed punches: 10
You’re sparring up to 12-rounds a day for a meek little fight like this?
Wladimir was in perfect condition — and at 38 he said he felt better and stronger for this fight than any fight in his previous career … For what???Posted April 26, 2014 7:25 pm
“I would also like to say that i find Teddy Atlas’s commentary regarding the K bros a little unprofessional and biased. He references Wlad’s losses but fails to mention that Wlad has improved since then significantly, and likely would not suffer those losses today and that they were 10 years ago. It’s fine to not worship Wlad, but Teddy is a straight up hater.” I agree with this 100%.Posted April 26, 2014 7:25 pm
Briggs is not a valid opponent for anyone in the top 10, let alone Wlad. Fury and Pulev must be next surely! Wilder has done zero to earn a title shot, and Price has yet to rebuild his career.Posted April 26, 2014 7:23 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
An outstanding, dominant performance by the King of the Ring! He effortlessly toyed with Leapai, like an agile big cat, and battered his head around like a bobble-head doll for the first 4 rounds. Then, he turned up the heat and decided to unleash his power, landing some devastating bombs in the 5th.
Bring on the winner of Striverne vs. Arreola or Pulev!!!Posted April 26, 2014 7:18 pm
I say to Wlad, keep doing what you are doing. You like what you are doing and you are making a great living doing it. Forget the haters. most are working in jobs they hate and don’t have the ability to do what you are doing.
As long as you go after the best, and there are still fights out there for you so take them, keep doing what you are doing…Posted April 26, 2014 7:11 pm
Lepai, way too small, no head movement and flat footed…sure he won his eliminator to become WBO mandatory….. but how did Lepai ever get in the mix to fight Boystov who’s beaten noone of note himself.
Jonn E. JaGozza : suggesting Wlad should fight Briggs show how little you know about boxing :-DPosted April 26, 2014 7:04 pm
“I think that Leapai probably threw a total of 10 punches maximum in the first two rounds, had no gameplan whatsoever, and was just plain awful. Is this Wlad’s fault? Not necessarily…”
How could it be Wlad’s fault *at all*? He doesn’t get to pick his own mandatories you know!Posted April 26, 2014 6:59 pm
For real?? Lol trollPosted April 26, 2014 6:55 pm
Wow, it went ONE round longer than I predicted. That Leapai dude must be better than it thought! Seriously, PROPS to Wladdy!! He could’ve stopped him earlier if he wished. Hope to see him vs Pulev, Fury and Wilder before he hangs ‘em up.Posted April 26, 2014 6:55 pm
I am sober but i respect you.Posted April 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Steve Collins summed up the fight perfectly on Eurosport: Basically he said that Leapai had not been “taught how to fight”. He noted that the only advice from Leapai’s corner was to “walk him down…”. I think that Leapai probably threw a total of 10 punches maximum in the first two rounds, had no gameplan whatsoever, and was just plain awful. Is this Wlad’s fault? Not necessarily…Posted April 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Stop hating that was the pursuit form of boxing in recent memory. If wlad was black you would say he is best p4p, but since he ain’t and Floyd is you hate.Posted April 26, 2014 6:52 pm
Bill Patrice Jones
highly satisfying performance and lovely fluid punches from Wladimir BRING ON Fury or WilderPosted April 26, 2014 6:50 pm
This fight has no winner. Klitschko cannot have a feeling of elation after a win coming that easily, and the boxing fan is bored to death. Hopefully, boxing recovers from this knockout punch.Posted April 26, 2014 6:46 pm
Gotta admit that was pretty impressive by Wlad. Dude is one of the best ever 4 real.Posted April 26, 2014 6:39 pm
You’re drunk, right?Posted April 26, 2014 6:38 pm
Wlad gonna whup that Wilder bum too!Posted April 26, 2014 6:37 pm
why did leapai fight without his bra.Posted April 26, 2014 6:36 pm
“Maybe Briggs should fight Klitschko, I don’t see anyone else out there who is close to the Ukrainan’s size.”
Hey, Briggs is an annoying, attention-seeking has-been, but do you really want to see him *killed*? That’s harsh!Posted April 26, 2014 6:32 pm
I love the Klitschkos!Posted April 26, 2014 6:32 pm
at least the germans now have the bum of the month club.Posted April 26, 2014 6:31 pm
Them Klitschko boys whupped all of the best America and the world had to offer, yes sirree!Posted April 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Why do people keep on making ztupid matchups? Pure garbage just like Maidana-Mayweather. Moronic matchmaking.Posted April 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Jonn E. JaGozza
You call that a fight, Leapai had no idea how to fight a taller opponent and fell into each trap that Kiltschko set for him. As in the Pacquio / Rios fight it was not that Packman was that good but rather that Rios was in the wrong fight with the wrong caliber of fighter, same with this fight. Leapaie was that bad, his inexperience and inabllity to know how to fight a taller guy made the taller guy look so damned good… Maybe Briggs should fight Klitschko, I don’t see anyone else out there who is close to the Ukrainan’s size . the only exception woukd be if Lennox Lewis ever agreed to come out of retirement but he’s been inactive way too long to take on a fight of this caliber, he’d look equally as bad… Boxingdictionary.comPosted April 26, 2014 6:29 pm
“Who in the history of the milky way has a chance of beating wlad?”
I was talking about current contenders on this planet.
Besides, I’m pretty sure you have to human to compete at boxing, and there are no humans on other planets (life yes, very probably, humans definitely not).Posted April 26, 2014 6:29 pm
Klitschko will wobble D Wilder with one good jab, discombobulate him and KO him quickly.Posted April 26, 2014 6:27 pm
I was wrong. Wladimir Klitschko is one of the best heavyweights ever and I’m pretty old.Posted April 26, 2014 6:27 pm
Wlad really *didn’t* hold or lean on Leapai; he boxed his head off. Klitschko can’t be blamed for who is made his mandatory, and the idea that he is “ducking” anyone is extremely far fetched. Why would he give up one of his belts when all the competition is so weak anyway?
All those people who criticise Klitschko for fighting “bums” need to state exactly who they think would count as a non-bum. Seriously: who would have a chance against him?Posted April 26, 2014 6:25 pm
i bet your momma has’nt forgottenPosted April 26, 2014 6:25 pm
one part of me is fatPosted April 26, 2014 6:21 pm
Kiltschko did what he should do – his job. Nice KO! Man that’s power!
Real fans of boxing respect you, and admire as a best HW champion EVER!
No one out there has a realistic chance against Wladimir right now. No one.Posted April 26, 2014 6:20 pm
King of bumfights been leaning onto another bum until he collapsed.Posted April 26, 2014 6:19 pm
one punchPosted April 26, 2014 6:19 pm
And yep, Wlad Klitschko is becoming one of the best ever Heavyweight Champs, 62-3 and unbeaten in 10 years…Wins over Pulev, Fury, Wilder would just solidify that claim.Posted April 26, 2014 6:18 pm
doesn’t have to be a punch ko – you land big on him and you shake him up – he can’t fight on teh inside that’s why he holds – only people who can beat him with his new style and solid defence is big guys who he can’t lean on – Fury, wilder and price have the best chance all have a good chance of koing him if they don’t in turn get nailed themselves – Wlad will keep fighting fat out of shape guys though like Arreola i suspect or the ancient Shannon BriggsPosted April 26, 2014 6:16 pm
fury,pulev or wilder are better opponent than leapai but they wont get a shot because they can be a threatPosted April 26, 2014 6:16 pm
Fury has to beat Chisora, then we will see how he does against Wlad. Would be fun too see.Posted April 26, 2014 6:16 pm
Tyson Fury has to get past Chisora again and either would get ko’d by Wladimir anyway. Klitschko v Fury would be some event though! I want to see Pulev get next shot as some people have already said…Posted April 26, 2014 6:13 pm
Dude nobody has ever KO’d Wlad with one punch. Fact is Wlad has never been KO’d. They were all TKO’s. How many tikes has Wlad been down in the last 8 years. Haye, Peter, Wach, all big punchers nailed him clean. Don’t remember any KO’s??Posted April 26, 2014 6:13 pm
Klitschko’s greatness is unquestioned now.
But there is always a dangerous opponent ahead.
Pulev will be the true test.Posted April 26, 2014 6:11 pm
what if Fury connected first though Big Ham? Fury would be a huge underdog but if he landed he would/could ko Wladimir – gotta be a better opponent than LeapaiPosted April 26, 2014 6:11 pm
Huck Povetkin was close. Wlad Povetkin was a wipeout. Still Huck would be as good as some. The problem is everyone would criticize Wlad, best to get on with Pulev, Fury, Arreola, Stiverne. There are some good fights, but I see them ending in Wlads favor. Wilder would be fun for 3 or so rounds.Posted April 26, 2014 6:09 pm
Fury is an entertaining guy, but he definitely has earned the a$$kicking that is coming to him from running his mouth so much. Haye definitely would have given it to him. If Fury fights WLad and i hope it does happen. That is gonna be one epic KO. Did you see how Fury went down from a Steve Cunningham right hand? Imagine WLad’s best punch.Posted April 26, 2014 6:08 pm
Price best British HW since Fainting Phil Scott, lol!Posted April 26, 2014 6:07 pm
a wise man once said.when you fight a bum you should beat a bum.Posted April 26, 2014 6:07 pm
Browne v Leapai next with the winner to meet that Brit twit Price!Posted April 26, 2014 6:05 pm
you connect on Wlad’s chin you ko him – been done before can be done again – as soon as someone young, fit and as big as him and can get past his jab and connects they will ko Klitschko – maybe fury,wilder or price can do it who knows?Posted April 26, 2014 6:04 pm
TYSON FURY is calling out Wlad KLITSCHKO live on Eurosport. He reckons Wlad will duck him, pull out or even retire, rather than face Fury.
Pulev would be good, but he doesn’t have the power needed to bother Wlad. Still he is probably the best out there other than Wlad.Posted April 26, 2014 6:03 pm
As for the next opponent that will make it interesting…Believe it or not, and you guys tell me what you think. I think Marco Huck would be the best challenge for him. Marco absolutely beat the crap out of Povetkin and got robbed for the decision. He arguably performed as well as Wlad did against Povetkin. Marco Huck can weight in at about 215lbs effectively and he is much much faster and more explosive than the wide body heavyweights out there. He has a good enough punch to make it interesting. They are also both based out of Germany. I don’t know why this fight has not been brought up.Posted April 26, 2014 6:03 pm
I thought Wlad looked very sharp. Against Povetikin i was critical of him, i thought he held way to much and should have been able to get the same result he had tonight against Leapai. Leapai was no world beater, but he did apply pressure and had a pretty good chin to take some of the shots he did. I liked Wlad’s punch output and accuracy. He was also very calm and relaxed. That seems to be the thing with him. Sometimes he is not comfortable in the ring and that is when he is vulnerable. He looked very comfortable this time out. I would also like to say that i find Teddy Atlas’s commentary regarding the K bros a little unprofessional and biased. He references Wlad’s losses but fails to mention that Wlad has improved since then significantly, and likely would not suffer those losses today and that they were 10 years ago. It’s fine to not worship Wlad, but Teddy is a straight up hater.Posted April 26, 2014 6:02 pm
Wlad is the boy at HW! Next up Pulev hopefully.Posted April 26, 2014 6:02 pm
He will fight Pulev next, he is doing his mandatories in the order they`ll expire.Posted April 26, 2014 5:58 pm
Klitchko holds all the belts. Because of this, the various sanctioning bodies put their #1 contenders in front of him. He must fight them or else be stripped of his belt from the organizations. How is this his fault? He fights whoever is next. Please don’t mention Fury who was decked by a non-puncher, true cruiserweight Cunningham. If Klitchko were to plant one on Fury, Fury would never be the same again. In fact, he would void his bladder in the ring. Amen.Posted April 26, 2014 5:57 pm
That was very easy for Wlad. 1-2 straight down the pipe and a sneaky left hook every now and then was all he needed from his kit bag. Leapai threw about 10 punches in anger and was breathing heavy after Round 3.Posted April 26, 2014 5:56 pm
Pitiful that wasn’t a fight, Wlad should grow a pair and fight Pulev next.Posted April 26, 2014 5:56 pm
Wlad owns HW boxing.
He put in in his shopping trolley and walked off with it, and now he is closing in on all those HW records set in the times of it just being a US division.
Just take it you little b1tches.Posted April 26, 2014 5:54 pm
Yet another blow to the sport of boxing. Can’t believe how poor the heavyweight division is for Leapai to be the mandatory.Posted April 26, 2014 5:54 pm
Brazilian Boxing Fan
My bad, it was a TKO.Posted April 26, 2014 5:52 pm
Anybody who saw the fight and says there was much clinching can be labeled a hater, and all commenTs after this ignored.Posted April 26, 2014 5:51 pm
kilt will always avoid real contenders as long has he holds the belts
Brazilian Boxing Fan
It was a KO.Posted April 26, 2014 5:48 pm
@ First time ere do you really want to tell me lepai is a real contender then boxing is corrupt ,fury or wilder will give kilt run for his moneyPosted April 26, 2014 5:47 pm
Get rid of atlasPosted April 26, 2014 5:46 pm
Wladimir Klitschko 10 years undefeated, 10 years fighting bumsPosted April 26, 2014 5:46 pm
Atlas needs to go. He wouldnt stop talking the entire time. Great example of someone who is all talk and little substance.
They should have an option button to mute the mic of the commentator from hbo, showtime, espnPosted April 26, 2014 5:45 pm
Another boring Klit fight. Jab, jab, right….hold, lean…repeat. Yawn….Posted April 26, 2014 5:44 pm
He fights em and beats em all.Posted April 26, 2014 5:44 pm
The most excited round EVER!!Posted April 26, 2014 5:42 pm
First time ere
One Ko – Klitcshko fought the mandatory contender. Leapai beat Boystov, or are you suggesting title holders should not fight their mandatory opponents? If so why?Posted April 26, 2014 5:41 pm
goodPosted April 26, 2014 5:40 pm
garbage fight ,kilt wont fight a real contender except bums ,Posted April 26, 2014 5:38 pm
Probably the best bit of journalism by ESB. “WLADIMIR destroys Leapai!” Short and sweet and no agendas!Posted April 26, 2014 5:38 pm