By analyzing numbers, he is definitely a top10 HW. Toe-to-toe, he is usually well regarded and arguably top10. To me, he is #6 or #7 ATG at HW....
The key is in the way he performed on the last rounds of their fight.
Hope there is a rematch.
He looked horrible. Actually both fighters looked horrible, but Wlad a bit more.
**** performance from both. Two big guys never deliver a good fight
Could have been a draw.
2nd most dominant heavyweight after Joe Louis. Arguably more dominant, because he barely lost rounds in 11 years.
Its a raw fact. However, its really 19.
Larry Holmes also has 19 (the fight against Marvis Frazier wasn't an official title defense).
Vitali, but Povetkin is getting close.
In an actual fight, Vitali destroys him.
He is an ATG, no matter what happens in his next fight.
But he isn't the GOAT.
3. Its close between Lennox, Wlad and Holmes.
Amazing longevity. Ali and Louis were **** after 19 years.
Top5. Below Ali and Louis. Near Lewis, Wlad and Foreman. Above Marciano and Frazier.
Wilder will fight a voluntary defense in January. Then Povetkin in April or May. OR the sanctioning bodies could accept to allow unification...
I dont know why the **** he was so popular. He was actually boring.
Probably De la Hoya has the answer.
Wlad > Holmes.
It could be competitive if Wlad has actually declined (which Im not sure).
It will be pretty even imo.
The WBC agreed Wilder's next voluntary defense on 16 January.
After that Wilder will probably fight Povetkin in April or May 2016.
Hope Sasha fights Wilder straight after this fight. He should put pressure on the WBC.
I remember him. Being a fan of both boxing and soccer, I remember in 2005 following Mesi and Messi. Baby Joe was promising, I wasn't sure he could...
Current Thompson and Scott are both mediocre.
Wilder should fight Povetkin next, period.
The only possible choice should be Povetkin.
We are almost in November, which Top50 fighter will agree to fight Wilder on January?