Originally Posted by BadDog
Wlad used to be like that, but now he clinches when gets hit. Him and Tyson would be a 50 50 fight I think.
I know, but regardless of stylistic changes, you can't change character. He panics when pressured. He holds when out of his comfort range, but was prime tyson easily clinched? Easily hugged when he had very good lateral movement, worked comfortably at close range, and could even fight reasonably well moving backward? I just don't see it happening for wlad successfully over the course of a fight. Some rounds? Sure. But eventually someone with the skillset and physicality of tyson would break through and have opportunities.