Re: If Vitali was fighting in the 1970's-1980's
I'd be curious how Frazier's chin holds up to prime Vitali's power.
Vitali wouldn't beat Ali. If Cooper could put him down, Vitali could too- but then, so could Foreman. I reckon he loses on points in a fairly good fight where Ali takes some shots but his chin keeps him going
Foreman- again, depends on his chin. I have Lewis KO'ing Foreman, so I suppose Vitali could too (in both cases there's enough of a disparity in boxing ability for me to believe Lewis/Vitali don't have difficulty landing bit shots)
By the time he reaches a prime Holmes, Vitali would be past prime. I can't really see how the fight plays out but Holmes probably wins
Assuming he hits the world stage around 1970, Vitali would be long retired by the time Tyson explodes onto the scene. Thankfully, because the current shot Vitali would get badly beaten by prime Tyson
edit; Obviously I'm biased. I don't hate any of the fighters above (although I'm not really an Ali fan) but I like Vitali, and feel he had a good chance against any fighter who was a bit crude and relied a lot on power or size. Boxers are another story