Originally Posted by Mendoza
I don't think Pulev is a grind it out go to war type of fighter by design. Neither is Wlad. The question is, can any of the young guns take Pulev's quick left and stinging combinations, without losing heart and make it a war? They all have a plan until they get hit. Pulev's toughest match up will be vs. a guy with a top level chin, who also has power and heart.
I do think Pulev can move around the ring rather well when he wants to. He needs to stay under 245. I think 235 would be perfect for him.
Pulev impressed me a little more against Guinn actually. Just because he was far more consistent with his left jab, it was a real weapon and dominated the fight. It's just in other fights I've seen him being lazy work-rate wise and not having that consistent jab, which really highlighted to me how he could be outworked when I focused on his feet and how well he's moving. But if you have a great jab even with average footwork its not so easy for opponents to outhustle and come forward.
I still don't see him as the best of these guys but maybe he'll prove me wrong.