Better era: Klitschkos or Fury/Joshua (so far)

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by catchwtboxing, Apr 9, 2020.


Which era was better

  1. The brothers from Ukraine all the way!

    38.5%
  2. Fury and Joshua setting the standard.

    61.5%
  1. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Any criteria you like: overall talent, willingness of fighters to fight, quality of fights, good for boxing...whatever.

    Klitschko era: Wlad, Vitali, Haye, Ibragimov, Chagaev, Poventkin, Peter, Valuev, Adamek

    Fury/Joshua era: Fury, Joshua, Wilder, Whyte, Ruiz, Parker, Ortiz, Usyk, Martin

    A few tweeners like Chisora, and now-revived Helenius.

    You don't have to predict the future. I realize that this era is halfway done. What do you think is best so far.
     
  2. macademics

    macademics Active Member Full Member

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    AJ/Fury era - not because there better fighters, the Klit bros would dominate in this era if they were prime.

    But simply because the AJ/Fury era fighters all have some vulnerabilities that makes for more upsets because they all lack some elite qualities.

    AJ is chinny but can crack and box to some degree
    Wilder is a one trick pony who is chinny but is dangerous
    Fury is feather fisted and can be dropped but very skilled
    Whyte ain't no stamina and is a brawler and might be chinny
    Ruiz is dangerous when focused
    Parker is now on the comeup after loosing
    Ortiz is a fake boogeymen that can box very well
    Usyk is a slick big man with something to prove

    There is some type of angle and drama with everyone of these fighters of this current era which makes for great matchups.
     
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  3. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Isn't the era founded on beating a 40 yr old WK? Therefore if that eras 'poor' what does it make this? The fact that a 40 yr old Povetkin, Chisora & Pulev are still in & among too shows that Wlads era was far from the **** show the haters made it out to be..
     
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  4. gdm

    gdm Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Quality wise Klitchko era was better, current division is a bit weaker but more competitive and more exciting.
     
  5. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    This is Fury’s era Joshua already has a loss on his record he shouldn’t have been included in the thread title
     
  6. Charles Dance

    Charles Dance Member booted Full Member

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    This era far better in every way imaginable. Fury schools any version of either brother, Joshua knocks them both out.
     
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  7. Safin

    Safin Member Full Member

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    Wladimir Klitschko definitely would not dominate in any era, if he were in his "prime". The guy had more holes than Swiss cheese.
     
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  8. kk17

    kk17 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The top guys from 2003 (Sanders, (old)Lewis, Vitali) would beat the HW's today.
    young Wladimir Klitscho, Jones Jr, Tua and Toney from 2003 would be competitive

    Fury might be a tougher fight for prime Vitali but I think Vitali stopps Joshua
     
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  9. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! booted Full Member

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    You could include Sanders in the Klitschko era, just as Byrd, the other Ruiz (the better), Gomez, Maskajew, Mesi, Rahman, Brewster and Thompson.

    In the current could be added Powetkin and Pullew (also in the pevious), just as Perez and Ortiz (each are better than Martin).
     
  10. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    This is a great explanation of how I feel also.the brothers deserv the respect and accolades that come their way but I was bored by hw boxing in the kilt era, I'm.not bored by it now.
     
  11. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    Current era we have entertaining personalities and entertaining fights in the K-Bros era we had neither. Watching Wlad collapse against Brewster and Peter was about close as you'd get to 'entertainment' other than that it was Wlad pawing his way to victory against out of shape C level heavies like Mormeck or watching Vitali pummeling bums like Briggs and Peter.

    What we have now is superior in every department - entertainment, depth of talent, quality of fights etc. etc.
     
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  12. Antsu

    Antsu Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Toney would beat Sanders thought
     


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