Lacy or Wilder?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Liquorice, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Liquorice

    Liquorice Oppressed vest Full Member

    May 13, 2018
    Who is the better boxer? :)
  2. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2017
  3. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019

    Lacy completed his amateur career with a record of 209 wins, 12 losses. You can't do that without some decent skills.

    He was just another guy like Wilder, who had incredible power and a team that failed to shore up his boxing weaknesses and instead maximized his strength, which was the left hook. At five foot nine/ten he was also a little short for the supermiddle weight division in my opinion.
  4. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Lacy all day long.

    Lacy got a career changing beating by Sir Joe Calzaghe .
    Wilder got one from Fury
  5. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    :lol: Is this even a serious question? It should be so obvious, even stevie wonder can see who the better boxer is!
  6. First Round KO

    First Round KO Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    Lacy, Wilder can't box to save his life.
  7. Leif Erikson

    Leif Erikson Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 3, 2004

    Look, both have massive flaws. Curious thing about Lacy, to me, is that he just couldn’t do anything after the Calzaghe loss. I think he stopped one opponent in his last 11 fights - he was completely destroyed in every conceivable way. I get the impression that if Wilder carries on, he won’t be unable to pull the trigger going forward.
  8. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Lacy wasn't quite the one-dimensional joke he became known as post-Calzaghe, but nor obviously was he the flawless well-rounded beast some thought he was pre-Calzaghe. He was at least in the average range of boxing skill (by world championship standard) - a bar that Wilder falls well short of meeting.

    That said, Wilder's power is considerably beyond Lacy's - p4p even, not just straight-up. The only exception would be maybe left hook for left hook, Lacy's was superior, but that's a weapon that Wilder barely ever uses Jeff's hook was no match for Wilder's right, even if the former was thrown with more textbook form and the latter is a deadly windmill.
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  9. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014