Virchis' name has been mentioned in quite a lot of threads here on esb,but sorrowly a lot of our fellow American posters have never seen him fight.Therefore I decided to create this thread in order to provide some info about this very interesting heavy weight from the Klitschko's native country,Ukraine. Virchis(23-1) is a huge heavy weight(6,4-1,93 cm) whose best weapon is without a doubt his murderous firepower.He can end a fight any time. He is probably one of the biggest banger among the present heavy weights,and a threat to any rival including all present top guns. He is a relatively slow fighter who tends to stalk and corner his foe in order to land one of his powerful punches.He has a quite leaky defence,but a decent chin.He for sure isnt the most skilled or fastest fighter out there,but due to his impressive firepower none of his of opponents has dared to duke it out with him so far. His stamina is okay,but nothing special,and so is his jab. He lost to Ruslan Chagaev by majority point decision-his only official loss.A lot of ring observers had him ahead on points against Chagaev after 11 very lame rounds and one exciting one. Chagaev and Virchis are stable mates,and they also seem to be friends.Therefore they didnt go for each other for 11 rounds. Virchis twice defeated Italian olympian medalist Paolo Vidoz(who stopped Calvin Brook,and Sam Peter at the olmypics)-the biggest and best known skalp in his collection. He also beat decent fighters like Michael Sprott,Taras Bidenko(who gave hell to Valuev-in his 4th pro fight www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaigdKiO8Xc),Julius
Francis,Balu Zaur,olympian Chaanoune,and Cliff Couser(who knocked out Monte Berrett a few days ago). Virchis ' encounter with very promising heavy weight talent Taras Bidenko was one of the most exciting,entertaining ,and dramatic heavy weight fights which could be seen within the last couple of years. Behind on points Virchis knocked his Ukranian compatriot out in the very last round of their encounter. Virchis vs Serin:www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO1XNtQo5Yc
Adnan Serin(17-6) is a German based journeyman who made the water quite hot for Danny Williams when they met in the ring. He lost quite controversially to Konstantin Onofrei(who beat Wlad at the amateurs) and Rene Monse(who almost knocked Luan Krasniqui out a few years ago).