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View Poll Results: Vitali's Career Defining Moment?
Quitting vs Byrd 17 9.50%
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:35 AM   #121
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KO Power? Sosnowski basically fell over, man. Vitali Klitschko has no KO power anymore.
He absolutely fell over...right after getting hit by Vitali.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:11 PM   #122
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His eyes were open the entire time. Vitali has demostrated no KO power whatsoever since his comeback. Even against 3 C list fighters.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:24 PM   #123
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Vitalis career is his highlite reel.............no one beats him next 2-3 years and lennox is a lying cunt for not giving him the re match he promised....Go Dr. Iron fist !!
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:09 PM   #124
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KO Power? Sosnowski basically fell over, man. Vitali Klitschko has no KO power anymore.

He *fell over* after that jackhammer right hand hit him flush on the side of the head. That is not falling over, that is being knocked OUT.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:11 PM   #125
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V.K.'s comeback stoppage of Sammy Peter in Germany will not be forgotten soon by any fan of the K-brothers........
Yes, not only the way he dominated Peter, and was never even remotely in trouble or close to being hurt, but also the fact that Vitali did it, C O L D with no tuneups, after being out for four years, and having had surgery while out.

Then taking on a titleholder and thrashing his ass, but good.

Never before had anyone in heavyweight history accomplished that before. Unprecedented.

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Like Vitali or not, that is fact that you must acknowledge.


Not to mention, his KO precentage, which is, even after the Johnson fight went the distance, is still among the highest in heavyweight history.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #126
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Do any of you guys know how many fighters Vitali has beaten who were in the top 5 Ring rankings at the tiime he beat them?
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:23 PM   #127
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Do any of you guys know how many fighters Vitali has beaten who were in the top 5 Ring rankings at the tiime he beat them?
Not sure, but I think all of his comeback victims were, (Gomez, ..............obviously Peter who wasnot top five, but champion,............... Arreola, maybe even Johnson, too) I think all his comeback opponents, excluding the stay busy fight with Sosnowski.


Sanders was, as well, I think.

Maybe someone else can confirm or refute, as I am not sure.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #128
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He *fell over* after that jackhammer right hand hit him flush on the side of the head. That is not falling over, that is being knocked OUT.
He was conscious the entire time, and got up easily. Klitschko hasn't knocked anyone out properly in 6 years. He has good cumulative power, doesn't have genuine KO power.

2 knockdowns in 5 fights that included Peter, Gomez, Arreola, Johnson and Sosnowski. That isn't indicative of someone with fantastic power.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:57 PM   #129
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Yes, not only the way he dominated Peter, and was never even remotely in trouble or close to being hurt, but also the fact that Vitali did it, C O L D with no tuneups, after being out for four years, and having had surgery while out.

Then taking on a titleholder and thrashing his ass, but good.

Never before had anyone in heavyweight history accomplished that before. Unprecedented.

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Like Vitali or not, that is fact that you must acknowledge.


Not to mention, his KO precentage, which is, even after the Johnson fight went the distance, is still among the highest in heavyweight history.
Yes, his domination of a B level fighter who wouldn't have been champion in any other era was impressive.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:05 PM   #130
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Do any of you guys know how many fighters Vitali has beaten who were in the top 5 Ring rankings at the tiime he beat them?

Sanders was #3
Peter was #2


These guys were just top 10.

Kirk Johnson #8
Arreoal was #7
Gomez was #9
I remember Danny Williams was briefly lower tier top 10 after Tyson fight.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:23 PM   #131
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Vitali certainly doesn't have an ATG resume but considering he suffered a 4 year lay off just after he reached the elite level, that isn't that bad in an era of infrequent top 10 match making. Actually got interested and came up with these stats.

Top 5 Ring Victories of other successful contemporary heavies:

ATG retired Ring Champion Lewis:

Golota #5
Holyfield #1
Grant #3
Tua #5
Rahman, Ring Champion
Mike Tyson #2

Total 6


Active Ring Champion, Wlad:

Chambers #4
Chageav #3
Byrd #1

Total: 3

Former Ring Champion, Rahman

Lennox Lewis, Ring Champion
Monte Barret #5

Total: 2

Former Belt Holder, Byrd

David Tua #5
Holyfield #4

Total: 2

Retired Belt Holder, Ruiz

Holyfield #4
Kirk Johnson #5

Total: 2


Former Belt Holder, Peter

#3 Oleg
#4 Toney

Total: 2

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Old 06-06-2010, 03:36 PM   #132
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Your poll question should read: Forcing Lewis into retirement
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:13 PM   #133
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Meeting KISS ranks up there.

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Old 06-07-2010, 08:38 PM   #134
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He was beating him 4 rounds to 2 on all of the judges' cards. The cut, caused by a thumb to the eye, cost him the fight. He definately deserved a rematch. Lewis sat on his title another 8 months after the fight. It's not like he retired immediately. He could have got into shape for a rematch if he thought he could kick Vitali's ass. But he didn't want no more and quit once Vitali was ready to fight again.
you're a ****ing idiot, how the **** is a cut gonna form from a thumb to the eye?????

Vitali wasnt "cheated" or anything like that, Lennox kept working his jab and setting VK up for big right hand shots, and after every round VK would go back to his corner a bloody mess, with blood dripping down to his chest, the towel that VK's corner was using to wipe his face was so covered in blood that you could'nt tell if the towel was white or not, so yes, Klitschko got his ass whooped hands down
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:42 PM   #135
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Active Ring Champion, Wlad:

Chambers #4
Chageav #3
Byrd #1
Total: 3
Ibragimov was number 4 if I remember correctly. And Peter was somewhere near.
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