Re: Why Are The US Heavweights So Poor Now?
All the excuses come pooring out.
Just look at the match making
America have not had a dominant world champ for some years now and after looking at the current scene, I started looking at possible reasons.
Possibly Americas beat HW prospect at this time is Deontay Wilder who is 27-0 (27KOs). Looks impressive, but who has he fought? All the fighters below in far less fights have fought higher calibre opponents.
D Price who has only had 15 fights, is ranked way above Wilder and fought better competition and is fighting T Thompson next.
It makes me think its all to do with bad match making.
Now look at how much tougher the European HWs are matched on the way up
Tyson Fury in 20 fights has fought undefeated 16-0 Pajkic, undefeated 14-0 Chisora, undefeated 13-0 Nascimento, undefeated 12-0 Power and McDermott twice, Rogan and K Johnson
Derek Chisora in 17 fights has fought undefeated 14-0 Fury, undefeated 16-0 Helenius, D Williams and S ***ton twice, V Klitschko, D Haye and agreed to fight W Klitschko
Robert Helenius been away for a bit, but in his first 17 fights has fought L Brewster, A Levin, S Peter, S Liakhovich, D Chisora and undefeated 12-0 G Tony
Kubrat Pulev in 17 fights has fought 27-0 Ustinov, 32-1 Dimitrenko, Sprott, Vidoz, Guinn, in his 5th fight he was beating Skelton!!!
Could it be because of soft matching on the way up, why American HWs have tended to crumble when facing decent European opposition who seem to be matched alot tougher on the way up?
What do you think?