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Anonymous

barring a freak injury in the fight. byrd could not deal with talented giants like lennox lewis or the klitchko bros. and that a fact

Posted December 16, 2012 8:27 pm 


Anonymous

who said he schooled v klitchko he chris byrd was brave because vitalli was killing him he stayed with till vitalli hurt himself and couldnt finish the fight as far as wlad fighting chris byrd byrd tried was thou he is to smal, to weak, less talented, and was destroyed by wlad as every other small heavyweight would have been

Posted December 16, 2012 8:24 pm 


Knarl

The mention of Tuaman made me think, Byrd dominated tua with ease. Tua needs to redeem himself and not pursue two gunz, Id love to see tua vs Rahman 3, i know hasim wants revenge!

Posted October 31, 2012 6:18 pm 


prideofvirginiabeach

When does a defeat on your record*…

Posted October 13, 2012 3:58 pm 


prideofvirginiabeach

Regardless, Byrd has a point. When does an undefeated record equate to you sudden being a crap fighter? All the old legend lost numerous fights (Lauded p4p great Harry Greb and Henry Armstrong lost 25 and 21 fights respectively). Greatness should be allow to shine, but exist in fear of no zero in the loss column.

Posted October 13, 2012 3:57 pm 


huckster

Like Chris, but exactly how many rounds did Chris win against Vitali before Vitali quit????

Posted October 13, 2012 10:09 am 


Adrian

Byrd was wining a fight with Ike i bet you if the fight would have lasted for two more rounds Ike would have been stoped because he was Geting tired and was very lucky he cought Byrd with that wild hook and also always bytes problem was that he was to proud fir his own good, he should have taken his time to recover after knockdown and not
Argue with the referee !

Posted October 12, 2012 11:44 pm 


Adrian

Robert d– chris schooled vitaly? Thank god there is you tube for fact checking:)

Posted October 12, 2012 11:24 pm 


Old Man

Byrd actually hits as hard as James Toney both hit 1300 lbsoney is supposed to be a of pressure but Toney is supposed to be a harder puncher

Posted October 12, 2012 11:21 pm 


Bruce

Chris Byrd would have beaten David Haye at 195 lbs; no doubt. It’s funny to hear these guys complain about Larry Merchant. Some of the toughest guys on the planet just fall to pieces and become unglued when Merchant says things like, “You looked like he was giving you a good fight.” I noticed that Andre Ward was cool, calm and composed when Larry Merchant interviewed him following his stoppage win over Chad Dawson. Ward was polite and so was Merchant. Wy can’t the likes of Mayweather say something like that? Because it’s more fun to explode in a rage of profanity than to say, “Thank you”.

Posted October 12, 2012 5:36 pm 


Shane

Lewis ducked both Byrd and Ruiz. Would he have won? Most probably………but would have looked terrible doing it. He did duck them though…..whether you believe it would have been easy work or not.

Posted October 12, 2012 5:11 pm 


Chris

p.s. I didn’t mean to imply that Wlad didn’t look good against Byrd, but it was just a so-so fight until the knockdowns. Chris still made Wlad miss a lot, no fighter wants to be in the situation where they are missing with most of their punches.

Posted October 12, 2012 4:09 pm 


Chris

Lewis didn’t drop his IBF belt to avoid Bryd. He lost it in the ring against Rahman. A Lewis v Byrd fight at that stage would have looked very similar to Wlad v Byrd. Lewis would have won, but not looked great doing so. That’s the reason the fight wasn’t made – boxing as a career is about marketabilty, not just boxing ability, and unfortunately a fight with Chris Byrd (althrough still mostly likely resulting in a win) wasn’t worth it at the time. In retrospect, perhaps he should have fought Byrd instead of Rahman?

As for Vitali, he didn’t school him, it was a tough fight but Vitali was ahead. That’s why larger heavyweights didn’t want Byrd, not because they wouldn’t win, but because they wouldn’t look good doing so. I can’t comment on the quitting thought, it still seems a bit lame in retrospect.

Posted October 12, 2012 4:07 pm 


Robert D

Loved the way he schooled V-Klit and was surprised he didn’t do the same to Waldo. Chris must have suffered the “aging overnight” syndrome. He never should have lost that fight.

Posted October 12, 2012 3:22 pm 


chitownfightfan

Go RapidFire.

I know he aint reading this…..but if he could hear me, I’d say WTG champ. Keeping it real.

Posted October 12, 2012 2:06 pm 



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