Wilder is KO’ing guys that any up and coming heavyweight over the last 20 years would have easily KO’d.Posted November 16, 2012 8:56 pm
The bronze bomber is a terrible name. Advertising that he is third best.Posted November 2, 2012 10:23 am
To a degree, wilder is doing like many of the other HWs and waiting for the Klitschkos to get old or retire.Posted November 2, 2012 9:33 am
Wilder is stepping up from the top 400 to the top 100. He should have been fighting top 300 and top 200 fighters for the last few years. Instead, this is looking like a pretty big jump for him now. He should NOT be fighting top 20 yet. But no more nobodies from now on.Posted November 1, 2012 8:11 pm
This is not a guaranteed win for Wilder. This fight is maybe a 55-45 for him.Posted November 1, 2012 9:42 am
Well one example is Chavez Junior, who fought I think thirty plus subpar fighters (without checking exact figures) before stepping up, which did occur on our planet, I believe! You just perpetuate the negative climate that exists amongst people who will always criticize people who do well. So I gave you the example of Chavez (of course you will have something negative to say about that as well) and don’t need to go into further explanation. So hold your angry criticism, it just shows ones true colors and just wait and see.Posted November 1, 2012 7:22 am
It’s a step in the right direction – nothing more, nothing less. Nobody is “hating,” we just expected him to be a serious prospect, not Farooq Saleem version 2.0. Here’s hoping it’s not a while before he meets another top 100 HW (assuming he wins).Posted November 1, 2012 3:10 am
not “everybody”. It is a good step for both fighters. Father Time says that Wilder hopefully is the one that should move foreward, but hope says Price beats him on points. It would give Wilder a reality check on working on his defense. If Price puts Wilde down, that would be a serious reality check.Posted November 1, 2012 1:39 am
Just like I have always said, everyone said step up to the top 100 and he did! Now it’s not good enough; now it should be the top 20. These postings are a joke! It’s simple psychology, if you feel the need to constantly criticize someone who is doing extraordinarily well, you just don’t like that he is not doing it in the fashion you prefer or you are just a negative person in general (probably the latter), which is about 70-80 percent of people anyway; get over it!
Bull this is no step-upPosted October 31, 2012 11:08 pm
This is a good fight for both fighters. Price beat Tor Hammer. Gave him his only loss and Hammer has beaten some good fighters. Like to see how far the winner goes.Posted October 31, 2012 10:23 pm
Fact is, Wilder isn’t being managed constructively. Despite showing potential in Beijing, he doesn’t look anywhere near as technically sound as he should after 25 fights as a professional. He hasn’t gone beyond 4 rounds, he hasn’t been in with many natural heavyweights, he hasn’t been in with anyone even remotely close to his physical dimensions, no southpaws, no durable guys, no small but skilled guys, no punchers. Nothing but KO fodder, all of which have been KO’d early by other boxers, so we don’t even know how much of a puncher he is. At this time, there are about a dozen prospects around the world who are ahead of him in terms of their development, rankings and PPV potential. That’s why Wilder currently isn’t worthy of acknowledgment. Wilder is arguably the 3rd best heavyweight prospect in the country, so what? I’m much more excited about Mitchell and Jennings.Posted October 31, 2012 7:42 pm
Fans know what’s up. This is just hype, not a step-up. Feasting on another tomato can with a padded record. It’s hard not to conclude that Wilder’s people have no real confidence in him, maybe they’ve seen him get KO’d in sparring one too many times, I don’t know. They look like they’re padding his record before cashing him out in a big fight. But we’ll see: maybe someday they will step him up. He needs to gradually improve his level of competition so we and he can see what’s up. Until he actually fights someone in the top 20 we just won’t know if he’s for real. I get that he’s a bit raw with the late start and all, but he ain’t going nowhere at this point still taking on no-hopers like Price.Posted October 31, 2012 7:31 pm
Ok, but everything you have delineated or anything else referred to in these posts does not detract from Wilder’s accomplishments.
A little more trivia, Wladimir who had a significant amount of amateur fights, I believe around 100 or so compared to twenty something Big D had fought, was KNOCKED OUT TWICE around his five year and six year mark in his professional career, one to Corrie Sanders and another relatively unknown. But of course we conveniently forget about those (if that ever happens to Big D it will be talked about until the end of time).
So, Big D taking it a little slow and being smart (still moving faster than Wladimir in overall years of experience as just noted) is advisable. Again he is winning in spectacular fashion every fight and that infuriates haters!Posted October 31, 2012 6:13 pm
Okay, if you want to play trivia and stats.
1) Manswell had 6 days notice vs Wilder.
Behave Reality, trying to pass of this joker as a serious fighter only makes you look stupid, especially dredging up ridiculous facts like that to defend him. Even a cursory glance at boxrec shows Manswell’s fight with Perez, in which he ‘went the distance’ was, wait for it folks, a whole 3 rounds. As for regarding Chagaev as ‘something’, dont make me laugh! The bloke is 5’11 and has a KO rating of just over 50%, so is not exactly a big hitter is he? If your charge is the goods, why hasn’t he stepping it up already? On what planet do you think that a fighter with 25 fights taking a fight like this is both a good call, and progress? Maybe its because fools like you are happy to congratulate him beating the bums he is, and so he can keep both his face and record on good order, before anyone of note smashes the whole illusion upPosted October 31, 2012 4:29 pm
Well here is a little trivia for you. Two heavyweights who are supposed to be something, Ruslan Chugaev and Mike Perez both fought Kerston Manswell, one 9 months ago and the other 16 months ago; both times Kerston went the distance. Kerston was knocked out by Big D just two months ago. I’ll tell you, you haters are incapable of employing logic, only hating on a very good fighter (as demonstrated in the aforementioned FACT). When someone is this good or dominating in any realm they are hated! That is what is happening with Big D!Posted October 31, 2012 1:51 pm
Well, at least he meets a top 100 HW for the first time. Was beginning to think it would never happen. It’s not quite as impressive when you look at Price’s “record” though. He has been padding on the same circuit as Wilder. Who cares who wins?Posted October 31, 2012 1:28 pm
This is a step up, but only because all of Wilder’s other opponents were so bad.Posted October 31, 2012 12:55 pm
This is simply not a “step up.” Wilder may be the real thing, but fights like this prove nothing.Posted October 31, 2012 11:03 am
Step up…? LMFAO! 37year old basketball player with one amateur fight as boxer and 12 fights as a pro against useless tomato cans. Career highlight, a 6rnd split decision win against Tor Hamer. Wilder is Faruq “the Dream” Saleem all over again…Posted October 31, 2012 9:54 am
Price is 37 and been struggling against .500 guysPosted October 31, 2012 9:06 am
Step up, I sure hope he is talking about some stairs and not this Tomato can he is facing in the ring.Posted October 31, 2012 8:13 am
How can Wilder have ‘genuine’ KO power, when he hasn’t faced ANYONE with a beating pulse yet? Lets be honest, even I could line up a bunch of stiffs, KO the lot of them, and then try to portray myself as some KO artist. This is just another in the unbelieveable joke resume that Wilder has shockingly amassed, taking on a 37 year old absolute nobody (no disrespect to Price) with 13 fights and only 6 KO’s. Thats not even a 50% KO record, which for the HW division, is neigh on criminal.
WOW WOW WOW Somebody in the top 100. Yes this is a step up but in the new year each fight needs to be a step up. Wilder has a habbit of staying at this level for half a year before moving up againPosted October 31, 2012 4:10 am