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Old 11-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #88
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko now holds the record for the longest reign in heavyweight boxi

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Originally Posted by mcvey View Post
If he was defending against rated challengers, that would make more of an impression
Most of them would have made my top 10 at the time he fought them.
Mormeck, Rahman, Wach wouldn't have.
Byrd would probably have been in the top 3.
Chambers, Haye, Chagaev, Ibragimov were around the top 5. Some insist that Haye was clearly #2 contender behind Vitali.
Peter and Brock were solid enough. Austin might have snuck into the top 10.

Regardless, even if the average world rating of a string of fourteen opponents would come in at, say, 8th or 9th heavyweight in the world, to go 14-0 without a hiccup or a close fight is damned impressive.
It's no easy feat.
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