Originally Posted by DREAMCATCHER
After the fall of the wall?
1A Vitali – in a head to head sense I think he’s #1
1B ) Wlad – In a legacy sense, I think he’s #1
3 ) Ibragimov – He retired too young, but his footspeed, handspeed, and power as a combination I think were greater than those below him.
4 ) Povetkin – Can move up or down. Has beaten top ten opponents.
5 ) Chagaev – Under rated. Illines and injuries derailed his career a bit
6 ) Adamek – Too small for the Klitschko’s, but a handful for anyone else
7 ) Valuev – Big, and duruable, but only average skills
8 ) Golota – a loser in all of his big fights, but the ability was there
9 ) Maskaev – Won his share, lost his share. Poorly managed.
10 ) Zolkin – Based on being the first one to go professional
Young pros who could crack the top ten by 2020: Pulev, and Glazkov. Chakhkiev if he moves up from CW to heavy weight.
Amateur stars who could crack the top ten by 2020: Dychko ( 6’9” 22 year old amateur star with a world of potential ) Medzhidov ( Amateur star, world amateur champion, brutal puncher! ), Usyk ( speedy pound for pound type of talent )