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Old 02-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #261
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Default Re: looks like Klitschko-Pianeta

Originally Posted by BOGART View Post
Just because Wlad should be fighting guys like Povetkin, Pulev, and Helenius doesn't make his last 4 opponents worse than the 4 I listed of Louis's.

Wach, Thompson,JMM and Pianetta is a weak crop of fighters for Wlad but they are a better collection than McCoy, Burman, Dorazio, and Godoy. Just because some of Louis's were higher rated than Wlad's doesn't make them better fighters.

Those guys came in with 50+ losses between them and a number of those at the hands of journeymen. If those guys were ranked at the time Louis fought them than that simply says how poor the division was at the time.

If you want to say Wlad should be fighting better fighters and is on a weak, current, runI'd agree. If you say his streak of 4 non-top 10 fighters(Thompson may have been) is rare if not a first for a heavyweight champ I'd agree. But you said no champ has had a worse 4 streak run than Wlad's last 4 and thats not the case.
It doesn't necessarily make Louis 's opponents better but it does make run better he's actually facing his ranked opponents whereas Wlad isn't doing.
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