Originally Posted by ludwig
Mormeck is no threat to Wlad. But he is an established champ, so it's hardly an embarrassment for Wlad to fight him. Mormeck also did ok vrs. Timur Ibragimov (who boxed a Wlad impression in that fight....a much better performance than against Mitchell) though some people felt Ibragimov deserved to get hte decision.
That said the reason this fight is happening is most likely to raise K2's profile in France.
Ibragimov was in near peak shape for Mitchell, ready to fight his best fight in years (at least physically). By contrast, Ibragimov entered the Mormeck fight with an achilles heel problem, lack of roadword, and lack of suitable sparring partners. Ibragimov was about 70% of his full self against Mormeck, and still, arguably did enough to win.
Forget about Mormeck's chances vs Vlad. This fight is a circus act.