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Old 11-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #47
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Default Re: Is Vitaly Underated

Originally Posted by chitownfightfan View Post
Had Vitali never QUIT against Byrd, and been wrongly treated for his back trouble, he'd have a MUCH better resume, and likely have Toney, Rahman, Ruiz, Holyfield, and Valuev on his resume. All by KO of course.

Add Haye to that, and if that don't make him a top 10 ATG, I don't know what does.

But, as it stands, we can only rank him 10-20 or just outside those positions. Unlike Wlad, he's lacking 4-8 big fights in his prime, and he's got MAYBE another 2 in him if he decides to fight on.

I sure wish Mitchell woulda won that fight last w/e. He and Haye might have cemented Vitali inside the top 10 for me.
Vits might rank 25th for me. Had he chosen to fight through his injuries he most likely takes a few losses from the list you provided. The fact remains though that his resume is very thin and prevents him from being considered with the elite of all time.
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