Does Beterbiev have the time and opportunities..

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Jacques81, Dec 29, 2022.

  1. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    To crack top 10 LHW all time list??

    Destroying Yarde in 3 won't do much for him, but if he would say take out Bivol, become undisputed at LW in 4 belt era at 39ish, does he have any time left and what scalps are out there that could put him in top 10?

    I just don't know. His resumé is small due to short career but good accomplishments so far.

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  2. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Going undisputed in a historical division with a 100% kayo percentage and no losses when you hail from the middle of nowhere and can barely speak English is definitely top 10 material.
  3. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Who does he go after that helps his resumé. Running out of names at LHW after Bivol
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  4. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    The division is pretty cleaned out. If he beats Bivol, which is a huge if, then he'll have either KO'd everyone of note, or beaten the guy (Bivol) who absolutely dominated them.

    There's not much legacy to be squeezed out. If he beats Bivol, he's done it. He's a LHW legend 100%.
  5. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    He can fight: Yarde, Bivol and Callum Smith in 2023.

    His dream could be fighting Usyk at CW :clap:

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  6. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Epic! If Usyk wins vs Fury and Beterbiev beats Bivol, he jumps up to HW and becomes Undisputed there, he gets in the P4P ATG conversation
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  7. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Part of the challenge of being a legend at LHW where there are a lot of punchers is running the gauntlet and avoiding upsets.

    In a historically deep division like LHW, which has always been hotly contested, it's hard enough to rank the guys who fought a modern schedule with no 15 round fights. I hope that if he beats Bivol he sticks around and takes out a few other LHW contenders to fill out that legacy a little more.
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  8. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    If he knocks out Bivol and then retires he's done enough for me tbh.
  9. SomeFella

    SomeFella Member Full Member

    Aug 10, 2020
    His only real prospects are beating Bivol and becoming undisputed. After that he would realistically retire. so i'd say no. Keep in mind fighters like Qawi and Saad are outside or finge of the top 10 acording to a some of people. I know this is world forum, but Bivol isn't enough. So i'd say no.
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  10. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Just got started to late I guess
  11. Mickc

    Mickc Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    Beating Bivol by stoppage and going Undisputed stopping every fighter he has faced puts him right up there on the LHW list and would also be time to retire .
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  12. Betyabeatyaup

    Betyabeatyaup Active Member Full Member

    Dec 18, 2021
    He’s easily cracked it already. If he beats Bivol and becomes undisputed at his advanced age and with 100% knockouts, we’re talking about top 3 ever at light heavy at a minimum. I’d argue he’s the top light heavy ever if he does that. Who are all these light heavies you have above him with better wins than Gvozdyk on their records?
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  13. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    I love Beterbiev. But, he hasn't fought enough talented fighters to crack the top 10 in such a historically deep division.
  14. Levook

    Levook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    Agreed. He's a monster, no doubt - but, although it's not his fault, he just hasn't had enough talented comp to be considered an ATG.

    He should get in the HOF, though. Not too difficult to do these days.
  15. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    IMO, no, he can't crack the top ten. He has zero HOF's on his resume, in fact, lots of C level guys only.
    Sure, you can only fight the guys they put in front of you, and you are from the time you fight in, so it's not
    his fault that there aren't any ATG or close to ATG's at LHW at the moment.
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