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Old 10-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Who beat the best opposition - Vitali Klitschko or Riddick Bowe ?

Who beat the best opponents ?

Bowe beat :
Evander Holyfield x2
Tony Tubbs
Pierre Coetzer
Michael Dokes
Bruce Seldon
Larry Donald
Herbie Hide
Jesse Ferguson
Tyrell Biggs
Jorge Luis Gonzalez

Vitali beat :
Corrie Sanders
Sam Peter
Chris Arreola
Juan Carlos Gomez
Kirk Johnson
Vaughn Bean
Herbie Hide
Larry Donald
Danny Williams
Timo Hoffman

etc. etc.

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Who beat the best opposition - Vitali Klitschko or Riddick Bowe ?

Hey you didnt include Golotta x2

I'd go with Bowe given he's beat the only top name, the rest of both resumes are quite close, which is funny considering Holyfield aside Bowe didnt face the best of the 90s
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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I like Bowe's list better.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Who beat the best opposition - Vitali Klitschko or Riddick Bowe ?

Bowe.

He has two wins over Holyfield, and a razor thin loss also.

Plus the two wins over Golota

Take Evander out and you would say they are pretty much equal.... Klitschko maybe slightly ahead.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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I thought it best to leave off the DQ wins over Golota. They would have been controversial.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:42 AM   #6
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Default Re: Who beat the best opposition - Vitali Klitschko or Riddick Bowe ?

So far I agree with everyone here in that the only thing that truly makes Bowe's resume stick out are the wins over Holyfield. Asside from those two victories, the names on both men's lists are fairly equal.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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So far I agree with everyone here in that the only thing that truly makes Bowe's resume stick out are the wins over Holyfield. Asside from those two victories, the names on both men's lists are fairly equal.
People say Bowe beat no one apart from Holyfield.
"All he's got on his resume is Holyfield" is a familiar protestation when his name comes up.

That says plenty about Vitali's resume.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:49 AM   #8
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People say Bowe beat no one apart from Holyfield.
"All he's got on his resume is Holyfield" is a familiar protestation when his name comes up.

That says plenty about Vitali's resume.
I don't think that its a negative thing one way or the other. I'm not claiming that if we take away the Holyfield wins, that Bowe's resume is "bad" persay, and nor is Vitali's. All anyone is claiming is that asside from the Holy win, both men are fairly close to being equal. But, Bowe's wins over Evander elevate him above Klitschko.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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I don't think that its a negative thing one way or the other. I'm not claiming that if we take away the Holyfield wins, that Bowe's resume is "bad" persay, and nor is Vitali's. All anyone is claiming is that asside from the Holy win, both men are fairly close to being equal. But, Bowe's wins over Evander elevate him above Klitschko.
I dont think their resumes are bad either. The opposition (aside from Holyfield) is ordinary, not awful. But Bowe certainly doesn't seem to get a look-in in the ATG lists even with his wins over Holyfield, so that says something about how he'd be viewed without them.

Vitali, on the other hand, I dont know. He's a good fighter, very good. But I get the impression some people are actually already building him up as some ATG despite the relative weakness of his resume.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:08 AM   #10
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I dont think their resumes are bad either. The opposition (aside from Holyfield) is ordinary, not awful. But Bowe certainly doesn't seem to get a look-in in the ATG lists even with his wins over Holyfield, so that says something about how he'd be viewed without them.

Vitali, on the other hand, I dont know. He's a good fighter, very good. But I get the impression some people are actually already building him up as some ATG despite the relative weakness of his resume.
Fair enough.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #11
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Who beat the best opponents ?

Bowe beat :
Evander Holyfield x2
Tony Tubbs
Pierre Coetzer
Michael Dokes
Bruce Seldon
Larry Donald
Herbie Hide
Jesse Ferguson
Tyrell Biggs
Jorge Luis Gonzalez

Vitali beat :
Corrie Sanders
Sam Peter
Chris Arreola
Juan Carlos Gomez
Kirk Johnson
Vaughn Bean
Herbie Hide
Larry Donald
Danny Williams
Timo Hoffman

etc. etc.
Aint it obvious? BOWE!
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:15 AM   #12
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I agree that Holyfield gives the nod to Bowe.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:16 AM   #13
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Bowe was saved by the ref in the 2nd round of the 2nd fight with Golota. Schooled twice by Golota. Says it all, really.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #14
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Bowe
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:26 AM   #15
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Bowe was saved by the ref in the 2nd round of the 2nd fight with Golota. Schooled twice by Golota. Says it all, really.
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