03-04-2013, 08:23 AM
East Side Guru
Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francesco Pianeta
Originally Posted by freedom2013
Wlad has the right to keep fighting and make a living. People want to see him fight, he's very popular in Germany.
Larry Holmes and Joe Louis had some worse title defenses than Pianeta.
Holmes title fights:
Mike Weaver (41-18 ) (1979)
Ossie Ocasio (23-13) (1979)
David Bey (18-11) (1985)
Joe Louis title fights:
Johnny Paychek (not ranked top 10)
Al McCoy (3-3 in previous 6, not ranked top 10)
Red Burman (not ranked top 10)
Gus Dorazio (not ranked top 10)
Abe Simon (coming off loss to 15-11 Jim Thompson)
Tony Musto (was 2-4 in previous 6, not ranked top 10)
Why is Pianeta's fighting old McCall any worse than Ali fighting age 47 Archie Moore? Or Mike Moorer being KOed by an old Foreman?
- undefeated 28-0
- 6'5", 240 pounds (no blown up cruiserweight)
- young at age 28 and in his physical prime (no shot old guy)
- active, he fought 4 times in 2012
- a southpaw (more difficult style for the champ)
- a known name in Germany, makes the fight bigger there
Decent opponent for Wlad right now. I'm looking forward to it!