Re: Frank Bruno vs the new crop of Heavyweights? How would he fair?
I don't think he beats Haye. Bruno had a very, very good jab but he's not quite as good on his feet as Wladimir. Wladimir's control of distance had Haye in big issues as he wasn't confident enough or able to force a fight against a big opponent that punches. I'm not sure thats a problem he'd encounter so often against Bruno, I think he gets off easier with his right hand counter and has enough to hurt Bruno with. Of course Frank could spark Haye too, just a feeling I have. Haye is a very very smart operator, a lot more so than Frank was and that could be the difference. Fair enough to see this either way though, I thinkr
To think Povetkin beats him is laughable. Povetkin doesn't punch, at all. Not is he particularly fast, and he's too small/nonathletic to outbox Frank who could outjab Lewis early. He's also been hurt by mediocre punchers like Huck and gets hit easy with right hands.
Pulev has a good enough chin and enough awkwardness to give Frank a test mid to late but I'd lean towards Frank to get the stoppage.
Vitali beats him, not sure about current Vitali but most versions of Vitali are all wrong for Frank.
Wlad has to be favored, more athletic and very hard to outbox over 12. Frank has FAR MORE of a punchers chance than anybody else that supposedly has a punchers chance going into a bout with Wlad. Frank has the size and ability to actually box with Wladimir as he did with Lewis, and he has the power to be a factor for however long it lasts but Wlad has to be favoured on overall skillset.