Originally Posted by taobum70
Perception is a starnge thing. Wlad's KO percentage is higher than Foreman'syet Foreman is considered this beast (which he was in his first career). Comeback Foreman fought mostly to decisions at the elite level.
It's the things he does during the fights prior to the KO or score reading that reps him as a beast. No disrespect to Wlad, his KO% is very high (one looking only at boxrec must think he's a helluva fighter [in some sense I agree, considering today's HW]), but you have to look at the fight as a whole, for example:
People like to see KOs and prefer them above the scorecards (not discussing fairness, only in terms of excitement) but if nothing interesting happened prior to the KO then people would prefer an action packed fight going the distance...
By the way, I saw Wlad VS Byrd II yesterday. Damn that was a good fight, different what I used to see from Wlad. Wlad can be excited if he wants