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Old 11-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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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.
They are not meaningless, they have done what they needed to be done and taken out everyone that they could do with a few slip ups along the way. Its a shame there isnt better opposition, but you cant blame them.

Also everyone just assumes that past HW greats would win with ease. I am not so sure. The sport has moved a long way so much since then.

Not saying the Klits win vs Ali or Forum, i just think people put the Oldschool greats on a pedastal too much, and forget how different things like nutrition have changed the sport. Not to mention the massive size difference between an oldschool HW and a Klit.

Just my thoughts.
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