Originally Posted by Rubber Warrior
Stylistically, Bowe matches-up poorly with what we have been seeing from Lurch on his comeback. His arching overhand right would be deflected by Vitali's well-timed left arm as we saw over and over again with Arreola. Bowe never had a straight, short right hand....and even if he did it wouldn't help him with Vitali....again given the styles at play.
Bowe often shuffled forward behind his left jab and then threw that arching right. His left jab would be his best weapon with Vitali. His inside game wouldn't even be a factor.
For Klitschko's part, he likes to throw combinations, and I think after the first three or four rounds as Bowe becomes more frustrated he'd be landing them.
I'd bet the farm on the 38 year-old I saw a few months ago over Riddick Bowe.
Excellent observations. I agree completely. Bowe was often very sloppy with his right hand and Vitali won't give him the chance to go wild on the inside. Unlike the streaky Golota, Vitali can also keep that frustrating 80 punch output up round after round and finish the fight.