Greater fighter Vlad or Liston?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Austinboxing, Aug 9, 2022.

Who’s greater?

  1. Vlad

    35 vote(s)
    50.7%
  2. Liston

    34 vote(s)
    49.3%
  1. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

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    Just in terms of overall achievements, resume, h2h which fighter should rank higher?

    Btw I’m talking about Vitali not Wladimir. Vlad not Wlad.
     
  2. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Both great fighters with big stains though on both records, Liston's 1st round kayo loss to Ali in the rematch, Wlad getting destroyed by Corrie Sanders in 2.
     
  3. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Then why ain’t you calling him Vitali?
     
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  4. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    wot
     
  5. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Both Klitschko brothers are better than Liston.
     
  6. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

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    Cause it’s his nick name but as you can see by some of the reply’s apparently a lot of people don’t know that.
     
  7. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Wlad anyone saying otherwise is nostalgic and illogical.
     
  8. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

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    Bro why does everyone keep talking about Wlad I’m talking about Vlad! Vitali beings with a V Wladimir behind with a W! Do we all understand?
     
  9. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nah never heard that before. His nicknames dr Jack hammer or something like that
     
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  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Iron hammer?
     
  11. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

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    Dr. Iron Fist.
     
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  12. ivancho

    ivancho New Member Full Member

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    not a fan of klitschko hugging brothers but vitali has better record than mr liston
     
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  13. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Could take 4 pages just to work out who the hell we’re talking about. :confused:

    Is it Dr Goodfoot and the Bikini Machine?

    Ah, okay, got it, Vitali, Dr Iron Fist.
     
  14. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic Икрашевић Full Member

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    I voted for Wlad, although the circumstances are unusual.

    Liston should have reigned much longer, not just defend his title once. Floyd Patterson avoided him as long as he could, and we saw why; twice. IMO if Floyd Patterson hadn't avoided Sonny Liston, Ingemar Johansson would never have been heavyweight champion.

    Wlad should have reigned much shorter, because he did not face the best boxer of his time - his brother Vitali, which was unthinkable in Liston's time.
     
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  15. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Listons better than both so it’s ok. Wlads a little closer in resume.