Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-15-2012, 12:22 AM   #31
moparfan
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 407
vCash: 91
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WiDDoW_MaKeR View Post
Wlad had a rematch scheduled against Puritty, in which Ross pulled out with an injury. It isn't as if people really wondered who was better between the two anyways. The fight was simply a learning experience for an extremely young Wlad... who had just fought 24 fights in only a couple years... it was his 6th fight in 6 months and he had a fight only 3 weeks prior! Just a sign of the horrible management that Wlad had early in his career. By all accounts, it was his first and only fight in his hometown of Kiev... they had him running ragged doing promotional work, he was undertrained and sick. And was completely unprepared for a durable pro like Ross Puritty who is known for having a granite chin and being an extremely physically strong fighter. The man had pushed Tommy Morrison to a Draw while dropping him twice. Wlad boxed Puritty's ears off for 10 rounds and then ran completely out of gas. He wasn't even hurt by Puritty after... Fritz stopped the fight while Wlad was standing standing on his feet eating shots that he normally never took, just too exhausted to defend himself properly. Wlad was actually pissed that Fritz stopped it.

Wlad asked the WBO for an immediate rematch against Sanders, as it wasn' t in their contract. The WBO declined, and Sanders refused to fight him. Wlad then did the only thing he could do, which was beat a couple of ranked WBO fighters, regain WBO mandatory status, and challenge Sanders for his title. Which is exactly what Wlad did. Sanders sat on the title for nearly a year without fight anyone, until the WBO eventually ruled that Sanders must defend against Brewster, with the winner fighting a mandatory fight against Wlad directly afterward. Sanders then decided to vacate his WBO title without defending it, and went on to fight Vitali for the WBC title instead.

Sanders said in an interview at the time that he knew Wlad wanted to rematch him, but he wasn't going to rematch Wlad until after he won his fight against Vitali. Well... we know that didn't happen. It's simple really... Sanders knew that he dodged a bullet that he wouldn't dodge twice. He wanted to try and cash in on his new found fame and didn't want to just lose a rematch to Wlad or even lose his next fight to Brewster. He wanted to try and make history by beating both Klitschkos.

Wlad can't force people to get into the ring with him. Brewster also refused to fight Wlad in a rematch until Brewster ended up losing and fighting Wlad was his only option to try and get back into the mix at the top. Wlad was ALWAYS willing to rematch.

In reality, rematches are overrated. If you don't secure a rematch with a person right away, you never really get credit for beating that guy when you do fight. Even if you do rematch them right away and win... it still doesn't take away the fact that you lost to that person. All you can do is move on with your career rematch or not... and go on to do bigger and better things. Which Wlad has clearly done.
Sanders had a contract offer from Roy Jones Jr. right after he beat Wladimir Klitschko; David Tua was the #1 guy, and there was talks of a Sanders-Tua fight. Brewster was just the back-up if the Tua or Jones Jr. fights failed to happen.
moparfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #32
KidDynamite
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,318
vCash: 500
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Montero View Post
Why did Vitali let Wlad rematch Byrd?

Marketing! The German promoters who controlled them at the time promoted the "revenge of the brother" thing to the German public.

Why do you guys obsess with this shit? Let it go.
when bitchkos duck it suddenly turns into marketing
KidDynamite is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 01:05 AM   #33
dyna
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,363
vCash: 1551
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Quote:
Originally Posted by moparfan View Post
Sanders had a contract offer from Roy Jones Jr. right after he beat Wladimir Klitschko; David Tua was the #1 guy, and there was talks of a Sanders-Tua fight. Brewster was just the back-up if the Tua or Jones Jr. fights failed to happen.
If I'm right RJJ stepped out of the Sanders match when everything was already signed.
dyna is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 01:12 AM   #34
bremen
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,241
vCash: 500
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Montero View Post
Why did Vitali let Wlad rematch Byrd?

Marketing! The German promoters who controlled them at the time promoted the "revenge of the brother" thing to the German public.

Why do you guys obsess with this shit? Let it go.
Because Vitali was injured and universum wanted to use Byrd option before it expired.
bremen is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 01:53 AM   #35
bremen
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,241
vCash: 500
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Quote:
Originally Posted by moparfan View Post
Sanders had a contract offer from Roy Jones Jr. right after he beat Wladimir Klitschko; David Tua was the #1 guy, and there was talks of a Sanders-Tua fight. Brewster was just the back-up if the Tua or Jones Jr. fights failed to happen.
Sanders wanted to fight Jones but WBO ordered him to fight Brewster (after no other than Don King pulled some strings to force WBO to sidestep Tua who as #1 contender). Sanders did not want to fight Brewster for whatever reason and gave up WBO belt. Without WBO belt Jones fight fell through. Sanders went on to fight Vitali for WBC belt and Wlad went on to fight Brewster for WBO belt.
bremen is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 03:07 AM   #36
madballster
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,819
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrewd Operator View Post
Purritty KO'd Wlad in 98, Sanders in 03,

I'm fair to Wladimir but i simply can't defend him here, maybe somewhere between then and now he grew a pair..
Use the search function, this has been discussed a dozen of times.
madballster is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #37
Sheikh
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 965
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Why did Wladimir let Vitali take the Purritty and Sanders rematch?

Kid Dynamite why didnt Tyson rematch Buster Douglas? Why didnt Morales rematch Raheem? Why didnt De La Hoya rematch Trinidad?
Sheikh is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013