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Old 11-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko now holds the record for the longest reign in heavyweight boxi

Originally Posted by OMGWTF View Post
The competition is sub par. So the record is somewhat tarnished.

Id put my money on Ali or Foreman breaking that record if they were born into this era of HW fighters.

I really like the Klitchkos so I have no idea why Im saying negative things but its still true: The stats are fairly meaningless.
Wlad has faced a good amount of punchers during this streak. Haye, Ibragimov, and Brewster. I do not think Wlad has a good chin. I would say its average--better than the some harsh critics might suggest but suspect still to punchers.

This record is a testament to Wlad's skills on offense, defense, stamina, clinching, and footwork. He's a hard guy to tag cleanly, and to get past his jab or right hand is a task where the fighter needs to 1 ) be able to take it. 2 ) Be willing to risk taking it, and 3) have the skills to land once they get into range.
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