View Single Post
Old 11-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #54
Stonehands89
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,270
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko now holds the record for the longest reign in heavyweight boxi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tezel8764 View Post
Hands how do rate the brothers?
If "contribution to the sport of boxing" was a rational criterion to rate them, I'd rate them both very high there. But it isn't.

I would, however, rate them quite high in terms of Dominance though would have to dock points because of the plain fact that neither has in fact been quite as dominant as they appear to be. They're avoiding their most dangerous rival -the only rival who could have truly posed a threat over the past several years. Excuses aside, that is a problem.

The often-times laughable quality of their competition hurts their legacies most of all. I happen to think both of them would be pretty beatable in other eras -the 70s and the 90s particularly.
Stonehands89 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote