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Old 11-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #59
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Default Re: Fat Dan: Wlad "one of the greatest heavyweight champions in history"

Originally Posted by krazylegs View Post
Prime has absolutely nothing to do with being 24-0, 40-1, 42-2, or anything else that relates to your record. It's when you become a complete and the best form of a fighter that you can. Boystov is 31-0, Wilder 25-0, and it means nothing.

And how can we justify him fighting the fighters you mentioned, is because they are quality "Contenders". No one that i have read has ever stated that these fighters are in their prime, although they possibly could be, and this might be the best or the furthest they ever make it in the division.

As for them being allowed to develop, that is not for Wlad or us to decide. That rests solely on their management team and the fighters confidence in themselves. And if he doesn't start fighting some of these guys, the rest of the names with higher total bouts boxed and won, have either already been defeated by a Klitschko, or in the word you love, way past their primes.

He also cant fight more champions because he has already beaten them, or they retired. But more then anything else, he has been champion so long himself, no one else can claim to have been one. Besides the Cruiserweights that move up, Haye, Adamek, Cunningham, Huck, JCG, and we've seen what happens in those fights.
I'm sorry but what you just described are peak years. Wlad was undoubtedly in his prime for all those fights even if he hadn't fully developed his game.

As for the rest of your post.. if that is true than we can't take away from Louis, Holmes, etc. since they had much of the same circumstances. Agreed?
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