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Old 11-29-2011, 10:16 PM   #39
gentleman jim
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Default Re: Who rates higher for you at heavy? Jeffries or Wlad Klitschko?

I admire jeffries as a tough strong and well conditioned fighter but I would still pick Vlad in a head to head matchup. It's a styles matter. Vlad is taller with a longer reach and a more polished technician as far as fundementals are concerned. Someone mentioned earlier about Vlads amateur pedigree and professional experience and that has to count for something. Let's not forget either that Vlad didn't draw the color line. Jeffries opponentts were considerably smaller than he was. None of them approached the size of Sanders for example and even Byrd was bigger than most of Jim's opponents...and more skilled as well. I give Jim credit for what he did against what was there at the time but I feel that a skilled super heavyweight with more modern technique or style like Vlad would win. Not easily mind you but win nonetheless.
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