Riddick Bowe vs. The Klitschkos

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by VG_Addict, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    How would the Bowe in the first Holyfield fight do against Wlad and Vit?
  2. Icemmann

    Icemmann Breakin it down. Full Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    He'd get destroyed.
  3. the cobra

    the cobra Awesomeizationism! Full Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    I think he'd beat Vitali. Fairly confident in that pick, too.

    Wlad's an interesting match up. If Riddick could get past the jab often enough and handle Wlad's power (lesser fighters have handled it well enough I think), than he'd likely get a lot of good work done. He should be ok on the outside and would no doubt do some serious damage on the inside, but I don't know how much success he'd have getting there. Eh, I guess I'd take Bowe on top form here as well. Anything less than his best and he probably falls short.
  4. hookfromhell

    hookfromhell Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 5, 2011
    The prime or peak version of Bowe is on a higher level
    Than both Klitschko brothers, plain and simple. Wlad
    is a beast, but Bowe had a formidable jab and a better
    chin, punch repertoire and inside game than Wlad.
    You could say Wlad has a better jab, but Bowe would score
    With his jab as well and eventually walk Wlad down and
    batter Wlad on the inside with uppercuts. Bowe was a
    true fighter with mad heart and an iron chin. Bowe KO
    Wlad 9. Bowe has a better jab than Vitali, and where Wlad
    has the power to hurt Bowe, Vitali does not. BOWE outjabs
    Vitali, and cuts him up on the inside with uppercuts. Bowe
    TKO 7 Vitali on cuts. Peak/Prime Bowe was a better athlete,
    had better boxing skills and punch repertoire, better chin,
    more heart and no fear or love in the ring. Klits are atgs but
    Bowes short prime and peak was that of a remarkable fighter
    who had it all.
  5. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    9 times out of 10 the Klitchkos would beat Bowe bad. Riddick was easy hit and just could not concentrate and focus like the ATG champs could. Remember the brothers both control distance and are very patient. That said that one time out of ten Riddick would kick some serious ass against both- and let me tell you I would root all the way for Bowe, the time he wins he beats them badder than either brother beats him... but how could you predict when that one time out of ten is coming up for bowe? The other 9 times its Klitchko master class. Keep bowe away, pot shot and break him down with the usual disjointed but effective water torture that usually does the trick for them.
  6. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
  7. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    I would like to think so. just could not bet on it. Lewis would cream them. Lewis met (and could beat) big prime guys his own size.

    Against the brothers Bowe would be getting hit back quite a lot against prime world class guys his own size. Golota was the only top class prime superheavyweight Bowe met.
  8. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    I think Bowe KOs Vlad but loses a decision to Vitali.
  9. Asterion

    Asterion Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Bowe losses both fights.
  10. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    To me Bowe was a sloppy, unimpressive fighter whose legacy benefits from his engagements with an erratic, smaller champion with incredible heart. Their styles meshed to make good show, but too much is made of both fighters championship qualities.
  11. JudgeDredd

    JudgeDredd Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2009
  12. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

    Dec 31, 2009

  13. UncleDenny

    UncleDenny New Member Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Bowe way too sloppy to beat Wlad. He would do better against Vitali.
  14. Vladimir23

    Vladimir23 Boxing Addict banned

    Jun 27, 2008
    Bowe is disgustingly overrated. He was a stationary punching bag who couldn't block or slip a punch to save his life. He was dumb as ****, slow as molasses, couldn't control distance and couldn't even throw a straight punch.

    - He was totally outclassed and destroyed twice by Andrew Golota.

    - Got schooled by tomato can Tony Tubbs.

    - Blatantly ducked Lennox Lewis.

    - Going life and death with cruiserweight Holyfield is not impressive.

    Vitali-Bowe common opponents (Herbie Hide and Larry Donald)

    - Bowe was badly hurt several times and almost KO'd by Hide. After the fight Bowe admitted he was out on his feet several times and said Hide was the hardest puncher he ever faced.

    - Vitali easily destroyed Hide in 2 rounds.

    - Bowe won a lackluster decision over Donald.

    - Vitali is the only man to knockdown and stop Donald. He dropped Donald 4 times and won by KO.

    Either Klitschko easily destroys Bowe.


  15. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    You forgot about donut and coke addicted Tubbs giving him a stiff challenge and Pierre Coetzer standing up to his best shots until Bowe had to go low to stop him.