Originally Posted by Unforgiven
I'm not sold on Vitali Klitschko.
His opponents have been mostly shit, and he was beaten by a fading Lewis in a very unskilled brawl.
Bowe had skills, and did well in unskilled brawls too. I mean, he showed a ton of heart against Holyfield and Golota in 1995 and '96, and that wasn't him at his best.
I dont think Vitali punches harder than Holyfield or Golota, he seems to wear guys down.
When Bowe was boxing well he looked better than Vitali, and Vitali hasn't beat anyone really good ....... but Bowe struggled with a fading Tyrell Biggs a bit, and Tony Tubbs ...... so I dont know.
Poor Riddick Bowe. Always getting beat on. To me fairly respectable performances for a young fighter some 8 or 9 fights away from his eventual title shot. Especially Tony Tubbs, who was still world class at that time, and came to fight in respectable shape. Tubbs one of the more underated fighters. Biggs ehh..