Originally Posted by Slothrop
I was always impressed with Vitali's defense. Very underrated. He had very good reflexes and was exceptional at judging distance. So many times he leaned back and away from punches that would have taken his head off if he misjudged the timing or distance just a little.
He would be considered higher if he wouldn't have fought terribly bot defensively bot technically in one of the most important fights of his career.