Re: Klitschko vs thompson promo & thread
Thompson was close to the being the best American heavyweight in the late '00s, but he has faded. Film footage of recent bouts suggests that Thompson's legs are gone. He looks rigid and more physical (as opposed to technical) these days. These signs bode ill for his prospects against a sizeable, brutal, skilled ATG such as Vladimir Klitschko.
Vladimir wins by stoppage anytime between the 2nd and 8th rounds. It's really a question of how much Vlad chooses to open up. I could picture him doing a repeat of his Ray Austin or Derrick Jefferson blow outs. Or, I could picture Vlad playing it super safe and breaking Thompson down, finally unloading the big guns to end it in the eighth.
I don't believe that Thompson is the same fighter who gave Vlad a good tussle in 2008.