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Old 08-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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The heavyweight top-10: Ring Magazine, August issue 1992 VS. Today’s heavyweight top-10: Ring Magazine


Champ: Evander Holyfield, 27-0(22) Champ Wladimir Klitschko, 60-3(51)


1: Riddick Bowe, 29-0(25) 1:Vitali Klitschko, 45-2(41)
2: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 71-3(66) 2:Alexander Povetkin, 26-0(1
3: Larry Holmes, 54-3(37) 3avid Haye, 26-2(24)
4: Donovan Ruddock, 25-3-1(1 4: Kubrat Pulev, 17-0(9)
5: Tim Witherspoon, 37-3(24) 5:Tomasz Adamek, 49-2(29)
6: Michael Moorer, 28-0(26) 6:Ruslan Chagaev, 31-2-1(20)
7: Lennox Lewis, 20-0(17) 7: Robert Helenius, 19-0(11)
8: Ray Mercer, 18-1(13) 8:Tyson Fury, 21-0(15)
9: Tony Tucker, 44-1(36) 9: Tony Thompson, 38-3(26)
10: Francesco Damiani, 28-1(23) 10: Bermane Stiverne, 23-1-1(20)

Wlad - Too big for Holy. Wlad TKO 10.
Vitali - Bowe has terrible defense and Vitali throws a lot of punches. Vitali TKO 11.
Povetkin - Foreman would have been almost 44 years old against Povetkin. Povetkin has too much skill for George and outboxes him in a clear UD.
Haye - Too quick for an aged Holmes. Haye KO 8.
Pulev - Ruddock doesn't have the punch resistance to hold off Pulev. Pulev KO 12.
Adamek - Tough fight, but Adamek wants it more. Adamek Split Decision.
Moorer - Moorer dominates. Moorer TKO 7.
Lewis - Lewis demolishes him in 3. Lewis KO 3.
Mercer - Too much aggression for Fury. Mercer TKO 5.
Tucker - Good fight. Tucker close UD.
Stiverne - BS beats on him until he retires. Stiverne TKO 6.

2013 - 7
1992 - 4
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The heavyweight top-10: Ring Magazine, August issue 1992 VS. Today’s heavyweight top-10: Ring Magazine


Champ: Evander Holyfield, 27-0(22) Champ Wladimir Klitschko, 60-3(51)


1: Riddick Bowe, 29-0(25) 1:Vitali Klitschko, 45-2(41)
2: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 71-3(66) 2:Alexander Povetkin, 26-0(1
3: Larry Holmes, 54-3(37) 3avid Haye, 26-2(24)
4: Donovan Ruddock, 25-3-1(1 4: Kubrat Pulev, 17-0(9)
5: Tim Witherspoon, 37-3(24) 5:Tomasz Adamek, 49-2(29)
6: Michael Moorer, 28-0(26) 6:Ruslan Chagaev, 31-2-1(20)
7: Lennox Lewis, 20-0(17) 7: Robert Helenius, 19-0(11)
8: Ray Mercer, 18-1(13) 8:Tyson Fury, 21-0(15)
9: Tony Tucker, 44-1(36) 9: Tony Thompson, 38-3(26)
10: Francesco Damiani, 28-1(23) 10: Bermane Stiverne, 23-1-1(20)

Wlad - Too big for Holy. Wlad TKO 10.
Vitali - Bowe has terrible defense and Vitali throws a lot of punches. Vitali TKO 11.
Povetkin - Foreman would have been almost 44 years old against Povetkin. Povetkin has too much skill for George and outboxes him in a clear UD.
Haye - Too quick for an aged Holmes. Haye KO 8.
Pulev - Ruddock doesn't have the punch resistance to hold off Pulev. Pulev KO 12.
Adamek - Tough fight, but Adamek wants it more. Adamek Split Decision.
Moorer - Moorer dominates. Moorer TKO 7.
Lewis - Lewis demolishes him in 3. Lewis KO 3.
Mercer - Too much aggression for Fury. Mercer TKO 5.
Tucker - Good fight. Tucker close UD.
Stiverne - BS beats on him until he retires. Stiverne TKO 6.

2013 - 7
1992 - 4
I don't believe Chagaev belongs in the top 10. And with proper matchmaking, the 2013 guys would go undefeated.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Only agree with wlad and vitali. Really with the rest? HW now would lose so easily
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The heavyweight top-10: Ring Magazine, August issue 1992 VS. Today’s heavyweight top-10: Ring Magazine


Champ: Evander Holyfield, 27-0(22) Champ Wladimir Klitschko, 60-3(51)


1: Riddick Bowe, 29-0(25) 1:Vitali Klitschko, 45-2(41)
2: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 71-3(66) 2:Alexander Povetkin, 26-0(1
3: Larry Holmes, 54-3(37) 3avid Haye, 26-2(24)
4: Donovan Ruddock, 25-3-1(1 4: Kubrat Pulev, 17-0(9)
5: Tim Witherspoon, 37-3(24) 5:Tomasz Adamek, 49-2(29)
6: Michael Moorer, 28-0(26) 6:Ruslan Chagaev, 31-2-1(20)
7: Lennox Lewis, 20-0(17) 7: Robert Helenius, 19-0(11)
8: Ray Mercer, 18-1(13) 8:Tyson Fury, 21-0(15)
9: Tony Tucker, 44-1(36) 9: Tony Thompson, 38-3(26)
10: Francesco Damiani, 28-1(23) 10: Bermane Stiverne, 23-1-1(20)

Wlad - Too big for Holy. Wlad TKO 10.
Vitali - Bowe has terrible defense and Vitali throws a lot of punches. Vitali TKO 11.
Povetkin - Foreman would have been almost 44 years old against Povetkin. Povetkin has too much skill for George and outboxes him in a clear UD.
Haye - Too quick for an aged Holmes. Haye KO 8.
Pulev - Ruddock doesn't have the punch resistance to hold off Pulev. Pulev KO 12.
Adamek - Tough fight, but Adamek wants it more. Adamek Split Decision.
Moorer - Moorer dominates. Moorer TKO 7.
Lewis - Lewis demolishes him in 3. Lewis KO 3.
Mercer - Too much aggression for Fury. Mercer TKO 5.
Tucker - Good fight. Tucker close UD.
Stiverne - BS beats on him until he retires. Stiverne TKO 6.

2013 - 7
1992 - 4
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #9
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1992 Holyfield & Bowe were prime, they beat both these versions of the Klitschkos, not gonna bother with the rest, the 90s was a great era.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:16 PM   #10
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wtf.
42 year old Vitali aint beating that Bowe.

I see Wlad, Haye, Stiverne and maybe Povetkin and Thompson winning their matches
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Stopped reading when u didn't include prime Tyson lol
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Wlad beats everyone except Prime Tyson.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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There is no way Wladimir Klitschko beats a prime Holyfield. There is no way he doesn't slip Wlads jab, and get inside where Wlad is largely clueless, and takes advantage of his weak chin. I think the best version of Bowe probably beats Vitali more often than not too, but he certainly beats the old semi-retired 2013 version. Some of the rest I sort of agree with.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #15
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Stopped reading when u didn't include prime Tyson lol
Tyson was locked up by this time, i think the 91 top ten was much better
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