Originally Posted by Monogamous STD
Pianeta will never be world class but he's really not the bum some people made him out to be when he challenged Klitschko. He at least let his hands go and tried his best. Is he sitting down on his punches more or was he not as light a hitter as I thought I wonder?
He was never really a light hitter. However it's not the power that wins him these knockouts, it's his precision and accuracy. You could see in his match against Klitschko that he was trying, he even got to Wladimir a couple of times, but couldn't materialize due to Klitschko's defense. He was still landing at a good percentage which is one of the things Pianeta is known for.
He's also good at positioning himself and keeps the distance fairly well whenever he is able to materialize on his reach. People called him "garbage" and other names for different reasons, but their knowledge was obviously not one of those reasons. He's a legitimate top 20 guy and it will take more than just an average boxer to defeat him.