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Old 10-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Why don't they train hard? At least the Klitschkos and Haye actually resemble athletes. There are too many tubby blobs who don't take the sport seriously.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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"SOT".
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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considering the top boxers are historically some of the worlds richest athletes thats a good question
but it takes something special to be great in boxing, i know i dont have that hunger/fire
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #4
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It is completely unprofessional, and one of my favorites (Cris Arreola) has been among the worst transgressors. At least he looked in better shape when I saw him over the summer.

Every job has a bit of a grind to it. I'm in real estate and lending and have to take tedious classes and tests to keep my licenses current, but I do because I am a professional. I don't think expecting a fighter to train is too much.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Plenty of HW boxers are in shape. Its just that in this new era; Large heavyweights (6'4 225 +) are dominating, so smaller heavies try to compensate by gaining more weight.... Its not working however
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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Just because they're lazy, unfortunately. Very few of the top 10 are able to go a good pace 12 rounds and I don't think any heavyweight around today is capable of going at a fast pace for 12 rounds. Even the guys in good shape, like Haye and Wlad, have stamina issues.

The heavyweight division has very few redeemable aspects right now. The physical condition of the fighters is the lowest it has ever been. There has never been a lazier, more unfit bunch than the current crop.

There are some who are built for bodybuilding and some who are out of shape. Not many are built for fighting.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #7
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Plenty of HW boxers are in shape. Its just that in this new era; Large heavyweights (6'4 225 +) are dominating, so smaller heavies try to compensate by gaining more weight.... Its not working however
No they're not you bellend. Even the so-called "large" heavyweights aren't actually that big. Look at how lanky Vitali Klitschko was in his kickboxing career (under 200lbs!). And he's bigger than Wlad! I don't know what HW's you're watching. But with the exception of maybe the Klits, Haye, and a few others, most of them are fat blobs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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It's pure lazyness.

"Shall I work hard and make Cruiser or just eat shit and fight at Heavy?"
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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I don't care too much for their outside appearance as long as their weight does not slow them down.

Some guys look awful and can still perform well.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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considering the top boxers are historically some of the worlds richest athletes thats a good question
but it takes something special to be great in boxing, i know i dont have that hunger/fire
That's the funny thing for me. If someone like Arreola truly dedicated himself to boxing, he could be Mexico's first world champion. If he was, he'd make millions and millions per fight. It's sad that he's willing to throw that all away because he wants to eat shit food and I'm sure in 20 years time, he'll regret it. He could be a huge draw but he just isn't dedicated enough.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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Some guys like eddie chambers will never be ripped up, just don't have the genetics. The other reason is that most of the heavies today at the least the ones from america are sub standard athletes. The top american athletes are in football and basketball, and therefore you have the leftovers in boxing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #12
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It is completely unprofessional, and one of my favorites (Cris Arreola) has been among the worst transgressors. At least he looked in better shape when I saw him over the summer.

Every job has a bit of a grind to it. I'm in real estate and lending and have to take tedious classes and tests to keep my licenses current, but I do because I am a professional. I don't think expecting a fighter to train is too much.
I wouldn't compare real estate and lending to getting punched in the head for a living. You sir are a bit delusional
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #13
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Well,its no co-incidence that the top guys are guys who are in great shape.

Wlad, Haye, Vitali, even Adamek are all in great shape
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #14
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Why don't they train hard? At least the Klitschkos and Haye actually resemble athletes. There are too many tubby blobs who don't take the sport seriously.
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Boytsov is in shape.

Also , Povetkin takes the sport seriously. It's not because he doesn't look like Haye or Wlad that he's a lazy cunt. Some guys are like that. One of mma's legends (Fedor Emelianenko) had that type of physique. and yet he used to train like crazy.
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Plenty of HW boxers are in shape. Its just that in this new era; Large heavyweights (6'4 225 +) are dominating, so smaller heavies try to compensate by gaining more weight.... Its not working however
Large heavyweights are only dominating because skills and stamina have eroded.

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