Originally Posted by BoxingDomain
This is what the haters have been reduced to... (switching sports and going back more than TWO DECADES to try and find a fault with Vitali).
I know it's mostly out of hand with the Vitali hate on this board, but there's a big difference between Vitali's steroid aduse and the Reid KO.
Vitali himself brought up the steroid issue in his biography. He admitted it without being pushed from the outside. When asked about the Pele Reid KO (even if it was in another sport and 20 years ago) he was adamant this never happened. He flat out denied it.
Vitali is no doubt a proud man but a man can admit his weaknesses, mistakes and defeats. This doesn't mean he's not a very good boxer, I just question his character a wee bit more than I used to.