Originally Posted by NewsBoy
manny steward changed Wladimir. I know a lot of you are Wlad fans, but it is what it is.
Without Manny Steward, Wladimir would have gotten knocked out even against Samuel Peter first fight and retired. Or just go on to become a bigger more aggressive Tommy Morrison
Prior to Manny Steward, Wladimir was a offensive machine that crumpled upon the first signs of true pressure.
It's shocking and a bit sad to see so many posters forget just how flawed Wlad was and just how much Manny changed him for the better.
Wlad threw from the chest with his chin up in the air and leaning in when he threw hard. He could've beaten Sanders with just a few tweaks though IMO. I don't rate Sanders as much as some because in my opinion it isn't even a bad matchup for Wlad, Wlad just wasn't brilliant back then.
Still, he could whack. Lewis could get spiked IMO.