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Old 11-03-2010, 12:22 AM   #45
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Default Re: Rate the Chances of these European Heavies

Originally Posted by ludwig View Post
It's too bad Guinn wasn't aggressive after Round 2. So it wasn't quite the test we expected.

Pulev is definitely one to follow. He's now 21st on Boxingrec, and will possibly move into the Top 20 once the alphabet soups adjust their ratings.

But since he's stilll fighting 8-rounders, he will need some more time to develop...unlike Helenius who looks set to make a title run soon.
Outside of rounds though, I think Helenius is still much less of a finished product than Pulev. Helenius might start challenging top guys soon, but I personally thinks he needs at least two more years before making a run at the top. He's been improving, but slowly. He really needs to improve his footwork and defense before becoming a top guy, and he could stand to tighten up the jab as well. I do like how he'll attack the body even though he's a tall guy.
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