Vitali Klitschko,greatest heavyweight?

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by onewarrior5, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. onewarrior5

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    well maybe not to the biased pro black media ,but seriously if you look at his stats he is 35-2 34ko's.he has NEVER been knocked down.He has the guiness book of record for fastest ko ratio.He has a 97% ko record.Nearly all his opponents,he has simply destroyed and left them in a bloody mess and retired some fighters like lennox lewis and corrie sanders temporarily.He stands at 6'8 250 lbs has nearly a 82 inch reach.Vitali Klitschko has tremendous power in both hands.his punch out put is tremendous.he is very accurate.he has quick hands and quick feet.he can fight going backwards and can fight moving forward.he has a steele chin.The biased media will never give Vitali Klitschko his due because he is WHITE.I dont care what anyone says,I have been folllowing his career all my life and there is no doubt in my mind Vitali Klitschko is the most destructive heavyweight force boxing has seen ever.I know Vitali klitschko woudl have knocked muhammed ali.ali is nothing more then a media creation.I will stop for nowmy question to everyone on this forum is





    IF VITALI KEEPS WINNING AND KNOCKING ALL HIS OPPONENTS OUT WHERE WOULD YOU RANK VITALI KLITSCHKO AS FAR AS GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT GOES?WHERE WOULD YOU RANK HIM?
     
  2. white lightning

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    If he keep winning for another 3 to 5 years,I would put
    him in the Top 3-5 Heavyweights of all-time.You are right
    that he has never been knocked down or out.He has a chin
    that is like the old Iron Curtain.lol.If he continues to
    defend his title,he may eventually be considered the
    best that ever lived.Let's let him unify the 3 major
    belts first.Of course that will take Don King allowing
    his fighters to get in the ring with him.King doesn't
    control Klitshcko and doesn't want to lose control of
    the belts.It may be quite a while before King will allow
    Ruiz or Bryd to fight him.Good luck to him.
     
  3. Gary

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    The world has never seen such a big man who can fight like Vitali.He most likely could have been Champion in any era in history.Time will tell. The main thing that impressed me is he has never even be behind in any of his fights!!!!!
     
  4. dkr77

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    Anyone watch the big Nigerian Sam Peters fight on HBO last night? I couldn't help but notice how Roy Jones jr. wasrambling on about what a great fighter he was. Jones obviously hates the fact that a white male owns the heavyweight title belt and wants to see it taken away by a black. To me Peter looked strong, similar to a young Foreman,but didn't seem to havemuch in the way ofdefense besides maybe a decent chin. I think Vitaly would bust him up with his jab and eventually stop him on cuts or a knockout.
     
  5. Kaptain

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    Wladimir was supposed to be the better of the boxers. Vitali got his big break because Lennox Lewis was ducking Wlady. It didn't work out so well for him.
     
  6. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    The one thing I love about Klitschko is that he doesn't
    duck anyone.He will fight anyone at any time.This is
    rare in boxing.Taking the Hasim Rahman fight in May is
    a risky move.Most champs these days duck guys all the
    time and only take on top guys when forced to.Not only
    that but the fact that Klitschko might actually fight
    3 times in 11 months.This never happens.He fought in
    December,now in May,and in Nov. against Lewis if it
    happens.I applaud his courage.If he continues to stay on
    top,while fighting the best out there,he will demand the
    publics respect.He already has mine.I want to see him
    be the best of all time.
     
  7. kevin

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    i would like to see klitschko take on either james toney or chris bryd first.
     
  8. kevin

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    klitschko has never been ko as a pro, however in his early career he was ko by oleg maskieve in the first round but that was a s an ameture. a lot of people have been ko as ametures though sam peter was ko in the first round as an ameture as well.
     
  9. Colonel Callan

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    He needs a lot more fights as champ before he can be claimed as the
    greatest.
     
  10. Tired old White

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    According to Uncle Teddy on Friday Night Fight Vitali i planning to KO, sorry I meant fight Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs. I guess he wabts some easy money.
     
  11. whiteathlete33

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    Shannon Briggs? That is laughable. He's so slow he makes Sam Peter look fast.
     
  12. Tired old White

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    I also found this match up humorous. But if Briggs gets lucky like he did against Lycaovich he has a punchers chance.
     
  13. Charles Martel

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    If Vitali needs an opponent for October, he should give a white fighter like Lyakhovich or Dimitrenko (if he defeats Bakhtov and gets another WBC ranking) a good payday.

    That being said, I'd like to see Vitali KO the braggart Briggs.
     
  14. Blue Devils

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    I would love to see this fight. Briggs has been talking sh*t about the Klitschko's for years. It's only fitting that a Klitschko knocks his a*s into retirement [​IMG]
     
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    Briggs is a fruad. The K brothers are not going to waste their time with this "never was."
     
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    Briggs had a big mouth and challenged Wladimir a few years ago after his lucky win against Lyaikovich.
     
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    Lewis (maybe Wlad) are the only HW's in history that could (IMHO) possibly beat Vitali KO legitimately, but I'd make Vitali KO a favorite against either fighter. Vitali would have an easier time than the majority would ever admit/believe against Louis, Ali, Tyson, Holyfield etc. Vitali and Wlad KO would be dominant fighters in ANY era of the HW division.
     
  18. whiteathlete33

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    All I can say is that Vitali has the highest KO percentage of any heavyweight ever. Also, what other heavyweight was never behind on the score cards and never knocked down in his entire career. There are none except for Vitali.

    I wish he was able to continue in the Lewis fight because he would have won. There was a risk though because the cut was very deep.
     
  19. white lightning

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    I have to agree with whiteathlete33 all the way. The guy should be undefeated. In my mind he is the best with Wladimir a close 2nd!
     
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    In an interview i saw recently with Haye on a UK morning breakfast show, Haye said that in terms of stats, fight records and what they've achieved so far, he and Vitali are practically even. Of course most unknowledgable viewers will believe this!
     
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    Yea! and I got some Tennessee "sea side" real estate 4 sale. [​IMG]
     
  22. whiteathlete33

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    [​IMG] Almost even huh? Gaye fought at cruiserweight and that's a huge difference. Gaye never fought the level of talent that Vitali did. Corrie Sanders, Lennox Lewis, Chris Byrd, and Kirk Johnson just to name a few.
     
  23. Charles Martel

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    Vitali Klitschko has turned 45.

     
  24. werewolf

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    Will Vitali come back? He is currently the mayor of Kiev, Ukraine and has been so since June 2014, so it will be four years in June. When does his term expire? Maybe four years. He's 46, not too old. He was always my favorite. Wladimir was the most sensational especially in his earlier days, but there was always something a little off about him, his chin, his personal life, and now the way he almost deliberately let Joshua escape and then win.

     
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    Haye would have broke all his toes and both ankles if he ever got in the ring with Vitali. Vitali had a warrior mentality that Wlad did not, he love the physical part of boxing where Wlad looked liked he really didn't want to engage and exchange very often. Still, two of top 5 heavyweights of all times.
     

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