Marciano-I Just Don't Understand It

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    "Cream yourself" lol
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I agree, he bullied Wilder in their second fight.In the first one he was more into the mode he was in when he fought Wlad but obviously a bit more aggressive.
     
  3. Gazelle Punch

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    Point being Wilders lack of boxing skills is what did him in not his weight or Fury’s. He couldn’t fight going backwards or properly move laterally for a guy fighting at this level and he was exposed. You can also say he performed much better weighing 20 pounds less (wilder). He looked slower in every regard and for a guy who has limited skills he is reliant upon his speed.
     
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    Excellent post
     
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    Yes it does turn out Stiverne was higher regarded than I had previously thought. He was indeed the #3 heavyweight contender in the world when he and Arreola (who was ranked at #6) were selected to fight for the WBC belt whilst Wlad was recognized as the real heavyweight champion by Ring Magazine.

    In the name of fairness, at #3, I suppose Bermane can be included as a good win for Wilder. Perhaps the one other good opponent was Ortiz. I think that’s it.

    Mind, I think it should be recognised, according to Ring magazine, #3 Stiverne beating #6 Arreola a second time, literally makes Wilder a mere contender rather than “champion” once he replaces him in the ranks. The magazine rightly recognised the title as vacant since 2017.

    I must say, I agree more with Ring Magazines system rather than the actual governing bodies. Presumably they rate Fury as the champion now?
     
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  6. janitor

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    I agree.

    It is obvious that Wilder fell in love with his power, started to believe what people were writing about it, and decided that he didn't need anything else!

    He was not the only one, there were people on this forum, who thought that his right hand was a death ray!

    Being able to fight on the back foot, is one of the more important skills for a fighter with his style, and he never seems to have learned it!
     
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  7. janitor

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    They do.
     
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