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Old 09-09-2011, 06:08 PM   #16
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Every old **** who was remotely near a title is trying to make a comeback now on the hope that they will slip up and get a mandatory against one of the Klitschkos.
More like follow in Holy's footsteps and get in with Potvetkin. But yeah, that's most likely what's he's doing if it's not b/c he's dead broke and looking for a way to supplement his income by beating club fighters once a month for 2K.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:12 PM   #17
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This guy?

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Old 09-09-2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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maybe he wants a revange with his friend Riddick Bowe remember Riddicks hook on the press conference
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #19
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hahaha, thats what i was talking about
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:12 PM   #20
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Dang, some harsh comments here, haha.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:24 PM   #21
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Lots of people thought he beat Valuev. Would've gotten a title shot against Ruiz if he'd won. Probably could've outboxed Ruiz. A sad tale of woe is what it all is. Stay home Larry, and revel in the night you slapped around Holyfield at MSG...it was great.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:16 AM   #22
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There are 2 ATG HW's fighting today. 1 is Doctor Wladimir Klitschko. The other, Doctor Vitali Klitschko.

It's not their size. It's not their raw power. It's not their defense, and it's not their styles. It's the combinations of all those factors in which they make their opponents looks like novices and worse than they really are.

Aside from them, there are about 15 or so fighters who have 2, maybe 3, of those same intangibles that the K2 have. Size, power, speed, defense, ring generalship. Welliver, Wach, and Rodriguez are 3 of those guys. And NO ONE will fight them because they do.

Helenius is the NEXT dominant HW champ, and will prbably be the first UNDISPUTED HW champ since Lewis. Not because he is so much better than the rest of the division, which he is, but because his mgmt gets him the fights he needs to maintain his ranking, and so long as he avoids the unstoppable K2, he'll quietly await their retirement then presume to kTFO of any and all comers en route to his UNDISPUTED title.

The problem I have, and the reason for my latest Rodriguez nuthugger bandwagon is not b/c I think he's the next great HW. I know that is Helenius, and have known it was Helenius since his destruction of Scotty Gammer, but b/c no one will fight these 3 guys. Wach, Welliver, and Rodriguez. And it sickens me to know that the Boystovs, the Fury's, the Arreolas, and the Rahmans will continue to get spoonfed opposition between losses or breaks, while maintaining their relative rankings.

Welliver, Wach, and Rodriguez, however, are criticized for fighting the Firthas, Polleys, Estradas, and Maddalones though, when those journeymen are the only guys who answer their calls.

Good post and that is exactly the case with the division right now.

And it has been for a long long time. Risk versus reward type matchmaking and lots of fights fans would enjoy are simply not made. Excitement for boxing fans has become about priority number 12 in the scheme of things to managers and networks. And just where are they without us? Is the stigma of a loss really that bad? Just how often do we really see a heavyweight fight where it is a big risk and a match where a good fighter is going to win and a good fighter is going to lose?

This rears its head with the old names still around as well. Why not have the McCalls/Holyfield/Tua/Rahman fight each other? They just dig up opponents and I guess next we'll get one of those guys to get Maskaev/Alex Stewart to come out of retirement and somehow parley a victory over that guy to title shot consideration. What they do not do is fight youth and reflexes nor a big puncher.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:45 AM   #23
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More like follow in Holy's footsteps and get in with Potvetkin.
The problem would be that Larry already convincingly lost to Povetkin.

I guess Donald has some financial problems, since his comeback does not make much sense - he was never popular fighter (so he won't get a titleshot based on name and beating a few tomato cans), and while in his prime he was decent fighter, I doubt his "legendary" style would suit someone who is well after 40.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:59 AM   #24
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With a bit more confidence Larry Donald could´ve done a lot a few years ago. His jab and footwork were excellent. He just would´nt let his hands go.

Still, if he can get himself in shape, someone as Adamek is beatable for him.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:44 AM   #25
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Still, if he can get himself in shape, someone as Adamek is beatable for him.
That is a big if. He already looked spent against Povetkin, and at 44 I doubt he will be able to show excellent footwork for more than a couple of rounds. As he was never big puncher, the fight likely goes to the scorecards... and if he doesn't dominate Adamek, the judges will likely go with younger and more promising fighter.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:03 AM   #26
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Needs the money. Had no chance then, has none now....a name for prospects.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:44 PM   #27
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Plenty of matches for him. I think he could beat a few youngster coming up.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:46 PM   #28
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He wasn't making anything happen near his physical prime, why would he make anything out of it now?

I expect him to be a far cry of his former self, just looking to get paid.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:31 PM   #29
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He is too tall and too weak to be a HW. That was not only proved in his loss to Bowe but even in his shutout win against Holyfield. Flashy hands, slick, fighting tall and good footwork. Simply no mental drive or physical strength to compete with the best. He is surely into making money. The Legend Donald Lol.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #30
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Any word on this comeback? Has he decided against it?
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