Originally Posted by Holmes' Jab
Hmm, tough one to call this.
Klitchko is the more skilled/technicial boxer, however Baer is amongst the hardest hitters in the history of the division and has the stronger chin. If Baer lands any accumulation of bombs, flush, Klitchko could well be on queer street. I think Vitali would choose not to trade, stay on the outside using his jab to dictate the pace of the fight and would eventually outpoint Baer from long range. A Baer stoppage win isn't out of the question here.
Klitchko UD15 Baer
Vitali would win. He's a much better boxer on offense and defense. Baer has next to no defense, and was a rather poor jabber. Baer was durable like Vitali was, but he appeared to lack heart / effort. Many fighters out pointed Baer. A Baer win on points seems like a long shot.
Both guys had great chins. If there's a knockout here, I think Vitali would be more likely to get it because he's the more active / accurate puncher.