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Old 11-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #59
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko now holds the record for the longest reign in heavyweight boxi

Originally Posted by Stonehands89 View Post
--by the way, for those interested, I'll have an essay covering this question in an essay on The Sweet Science very soon.
Cool, thanks mate.

Originally Posted by Hands of Iron View Post
I don't think we rate Vitali. Can probably count on one hand the number of live contenders he's actually beaten. With Wlad, it depends on your criteria I guess. A fighter - and particularly a Heavyweight - only has what's in front of him in his own time to conquer, which is naturally why people tend to place more emphasis on title reigns, dominance and such in regards to them. With that said, not all era's are created equal and the quality of the opposition (their ability, skills, worth, accomplishment, level at the time) has to be judged. That's open to (wide) interpretation. It'll have people saying things like Roy Jones win over Malinga trumps Robinson's over Fullmer.
True, I consider Wlad to be the man of this era though.
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