Why are American HW fans so obsessed with unskilled power punchers?
Hope is not lost for the HW division in the US. There are a number of terrific skilled prospects who pose a real threat at world level. Malik Scott, Bryant Jennings, Tor Hamer are all very skilled fighters who could go all the way. And Jon Banks showed yesterday that he's a classy fighter too.
Yet venture onto any boxing forum and all you ever see are thread titles like this:
"Is Seth Mitchell The Next Great Heavyweight?"
"How Good Is Deontay Wilder?"
Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of watching these two fight will realise that any fighter in the top 30, let alone the Klitschkos, would ****ing annihilate them. I see Mitchell as a far superior fighter to Wilder yet he lasted 2 rounds against feather-fisted Banks. Wilder will get sparked out cold as soon as he gets in with a live body (Kelvin Price is one and will beat him IMO).
Yet every time someone mentions Malik Scott on here, a fighter who skills-wise is light years ahead of these two bums, the idiots come out on here calling him boring and whining on about his lack of power. This sums up everything that is wrong with the American attitude to the HW division and why Europe is going to dominate the division for the next 20 years at least.
Watch some fights, use your brain and realise that a well-schooled boxer beats a crude ex-footballer every time.