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Old 04-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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A great read looking at the top heavyweight prospects who are 25 or younger. I think the guy will get a lot of hate for his #1 pick but that's to be expected. I'm quite glad that we do have a handful of very interesting young heavyweights coming through. Ruiz looks brilliantly talented (shame he's so far). Anyone seen anything from the Japanese guy that's mentioned?
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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He should have Edmund Gerber ranked higher.

Gerber has better technical skills than Szpilka and has just as much power. Edmund is clearly more promising than fatty Andy Ruiz Jr.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Nice to see there is a decent bunch of guys coming through, the Japanese guy seems like he was a real tough nut in K1
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
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There IS talent out there, these guys just need to fight each other.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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There IS talent out there, these guys just need to fight each other.
Thats the problem through out the division though =/
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Thats the problem through out the division though =/
Yes.

It would be MUCH better if the ranked contenders would fight each other. By doing so, establish more worthy title challengers.

The sanctioning organizations are partly to blame. For example, we haven't seen a WBO heavyweight eliminator since July 2009.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Nice to see there is a decent bunch of guys coming through, the Japanese guy seems like he was a real tough nut in K1
IMO he would be better off at cruiserweight, he had some good wins in K-1 (Saki, Manhoef, Aerts) but at the end hes not a true HW. He has a very good right cross.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:02 AM   #8
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IMO he would be better off at cruiserweight, he had some good wins in K-1 (Saki, Manhoef, Aerts) but at the end hes not a true HW. He has a very good right cross.
I think it's interesting that we are seeing Japan put out some decent fighters outside of just the lighter divisions. Ishida, Kamegai, Ao and Uchiyama are all at 130 or above which is great IMO. But yeah he's what, 6'0?
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I almost didn't read the article after where he put Tyson Fury

Andy Ruiz jnr is the ****

Kyotaro Fujimoto seems hard enough and tough enough with some tricky skill.

I have to wait until he has 15 pro boxing fights before im sure he is commited to boxing

Oscar Rivas has tremendous power but I only watched a little footage of him, he reminds me of a guy I used to spar, very dangerous

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:57 AM   #11
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I almost didn't read the article after where he put Tyson Fury

Andy Ruiz jnr is the ****

Kyotaro Fujimoto seems hard enough and tough enough with some tricky skill.

I have to wait until he has 15 pro boxing fights before im sure he is commited to boxing

Oscar Rivas has tremendous power but I only watched a little footage of him, he reminds me of a guy I used to spar, very dangerous
From who are UNDER 25 I think it's hard to argue with the fact Fury is the most proven, I'd favour Ruiz, Gerber and Szpilka to go further but they aren't nearly as proven.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #12
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From who are UNDER 25 I think it's hard to argue with the fact Fury is the most proven, I'd favour Ruiz, Gerber and Szpilka to go further but they aren't nearly as proven.
Tyson will get a lot of milage out of the Chisora fight which is a better win than most the folk have in the division
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Where is Abdusalamov?
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Where is Abdusalamov?
More than likely BECAUSE HE IS OVER THE AGE OF 25...
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #15
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Where is Abdusalamov?
he's 31, so it's hard to call him a young prospect
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