Does Oleksandr Usyk defeat the top 10 heavyweights?

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Does Oleksandr Usyk defeat the top 10 heavyweights?

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  1. Yes

    51.5%
  2. No

    33.3%
  3. Maybe

    15.2%
  1. ShortRound

    ShortRound Active Member banned Full Member

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    Great post.

    Wlad has another key advantage over all of the others, which is unparalleled southpaw experience. He may have fought more good southpaws than every other retired heavyweight champion in history put together, excluding Holyfield and Vitali. And fighting lots of southpaws means sparring lots of southpaws too, which magnifies the experience advantage. You can't in good faith pick someone like Lewis over Usyk as he never fought any southpaws and sparred hardly any either, whereas Usyk has dominated a slew of SHW's including Joshua, and sparred an even greater number including the Klitschkos. Even if Lewis didn't deliberately avoid them (and he did vacate a belt to sidestep Byrd) he'd still have no experience, so he'd be in big trouble against the CW and southpaw HW GOAT.

    Good southpaw heavyweights basically didn't exist before the 90's and would have been ducked like the plague if they did. Boxing Usyk would have been a surreal experience for them. Watch prime 1966 Ali going life and death with small weak chinned light punching no-PED's Euro champ southpaw Mildenberger:

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  2. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Both the klitschko bros beat Usyk.
     
  3. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Beat someone EVERYONE calls 'just a body builder'....and that's basically it at HW. And he'll now beat a ton of much more proven HW ATGS...okey dokey...
     
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