Originally Posted by cross_trainer
That depends on how long Wlad spends playing around with his extremely cautious "measuring" style that he uses in the first few rounds.
Six or seven, perhaps. Maybe fewer if he figures out the crouch. A couple more if Rocky's chin was better than I think it is.
So how live to you see Rocky during these rounds? Let's say he lasts seven rounds or just over 20 minutes of action is all he can muster, and let's say we agree that Rocky would be going like hell for the win during those twenty minutes.
What is Rocky doing? He's organised, compact, hits really hard. Wlad is not that well organised under pressure.
Against Chagaev, Wlad was sure to be chased only so far. He could regroup and re-set. Rocky won't give him that chance, will he?