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Yes he threw the fight 4 18.18%
No, he just disgracefully quit 18 81.82%
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:06 PM   #16
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He didn't look to be in any pain at all in the 9th round. That is why am I wondering if he chucked it. Or maybe because Byrd just had a good round and was landing on him he took the easy way out?
Is the correct answer.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:08 PM   #17
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I'm not a huge fan of either Klitschko, but it really pisses me off when people bring this matter up and give Vitali shit for it, everyone was coming out of the woodwork to say "oh, he's a quitter, he's a wimp". **** you, alright. He's a professional boxer, you don't know the pain of a rotator cuff. Maybe he regrets it and thinks of it as a foolish decision, he could've stood up for another 3 rounds and won the fight like Merchant said, but he shouldn't catch flak for it and be called a quitter. His mental fortitude was proven in the Lennox Lewis fight, and it's not as if Byrd got away scot free. This is absolute nonsense and should be dropped now, we're past it and he's past it.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:11 PM   #18
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His mental fortitude was proven in the Lennox Lewis fight
No it wasn't. He had an ageing, fat champion in front of him and he had half his face hanging off and couldn't get the KO he needed to win the fight due to his safety first style. If he had mental fortitude he wouldn't have finished the fight with an eyegina and squealing like a bitch.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #19
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Vitali has said before he was shocked at the backlash he got from "quitting" in that fight since he knew it as the term "retiring". This heart stigma we have is not extended to the world and if anything Vitali has proven himself and his heart since then.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #20
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No it wasn't. He had an ageing, fat champion in front of him and he had half his face hanging off and couldn't get the KO he needed to win the fight due to his safety first style. If he had mental fortitude he wouldn't have finished the fight with an eyegina and squealing like a bitch.
damn FW you got more rage in you than normal!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:14 PM   #21
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Indeed. We don't know whether Vitali's was worse or not. What we do know, however, is he didn't look to be in as much pain as others who have had a similar injury.
People have different tolerances in pain, but I hear what you are saying.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:15 PM   #22
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No it wasn't. He had an ageing, fat champion in front of him and he had half his face hanging off and couldn't get the KO he needed to win the fight due to his safety first style. If he had mental fortitude he wouldn't have finished the fight with an eyegina and squealing like a bitch.
That makes no sense. That's about killer instinct, not mental fortitude, and he didn't crumble when the eye was cut, he fought on hard and strong. He had a style, he wasn't playing it safe. You'd be a fool to trade bombs with Lennox at any stage of your career.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:23 PM   #23
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That makes no sense. That's about killer instinct, not mental fortitude, and he didn't crumble when the eye was cut, he fought on hard and strong. He had a style, he wasn't playing it safe. You'd be a fool to trade bombs with Lennox at any stage of your career.
I guess you saw the fight differently to me then, the cut changed everything and totally swung the fight in Lewis's favour, and if VITLAY thought it was going to go 12 rounds with that cut then he was delusional - he was lucky to make it to the end of the 6th with it if truth be told.

If he had the mental strength you speak of then he'd have gone out there and got the KO like Marciano always did when he had to. Marciano didn't have a glass heart though I guess.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:32 PM   #24
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A few things don't really make sense to me here...

If you watch the 9th round, Vitali is still throwing with both arms and looks comfortable. He's even throwing with both arms in the closing seconds. He looks fine.

Then out of nowhere he quits like a bitch. Was it that Chris Byrd had just out landed him in the 9th and refused to lay down? Did he just straight up quit or was there something more sinister here?
Where the **** is the the NEITHER option?
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:37 PM   #25
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Waldimir would have been Vitali's mandatory if he beat Byrd, So yas, he throwed the fight....
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:37 PM   #26
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He quit, he didn't throw the fight.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #27
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I guess the punches Byrd landed at the end of the 9th made Vitali say no mas. You can guarandamntee that if Byrd didn't out land him in the 9th he wouldn't have quit. Byrd refused to fold, and bully boy Vitali didn't like it. He took the easy way out and disgracefully quit. I agree he didn't throw it, he just saw the easy way out. It was a disgrace.
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Where the **** is the the NEITHER option?
How can there be a neither option?
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:07 AM   #29
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Where the **** is the the NEITHER option?
You should send him an angry PM, for making this kind of Klitchko insulting poll
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:12 AM   #30
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Ah well, finally time to add a few more cunts to my ignore list.

Bye Predator, bye Jack. You wont be missed.

I don't know how Vec Arrow has lasted as long as he has. I'm just lazy I guess. Bye.
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