The 2016 Olympic Super heavyweight field.

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  1. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    2016 super heavyweight field. The Olympic class offers good talent and depth. Below is my review of the fighters, and his chances to medal in Rio.

    5-star pro prospect = Top ten talent, 50/50 to win a world title belt.

    4-star prospect = Top 10 type of pro talent. 25/75 to win a world title belt.

    3-star prospect = Top 30 or better type of talent, might get a title shot with the right connections.

    2-star prospect - Regional talent at best, not likely to make it in the top 40 in the pro ranks. Could be a good journeyman if he wants to.

    1-star prospect - Lucky to be there due to an easy geographical qualifier. Not suited for the pro game.


    Filip Hrgović (CRO) - This young gun ( Age 24 ) is a slim favorite to win gold. He's big ( 6'5" ), can box, and take a punch! Hrgovic is a bit like focused Andrew Golota in style, except his intangibles and heart have been proven to be excellent. He cleaned up in the very pro like world series of boxing. I predict either gold or silver for him. Hrgovic needs to go pro.

    ***** Five-star pro prospect


    Erik Pfeifer (GER) - The German is decent. He has a shot at a bronze with a favorable draw. I predict no medal.

    ** 1/2 Pro Prospect


    Mihai Nistor (ROU) - A shorter and aggressive power puncher type with a good chin. He's better suited for the pro game. He has a chance to get a KO, but I do not think he's a good enough boxer to past round one.

    *** star pro prospect


    Tony Yoka ( Fra ) - Yoka ( age 24 ) is a super heavyweight with fine skills, and a suspect chin. He won the world amateur championships in 2015 and took Bronze in the Euro games in 2015. I think he'll medal as long as he doesn't fight a top guy early. Likely to go pro.

    **** star pro prospect


    Mohamed Arjaoui (MAR) - He's likely a first round out. Only here because three must qualify from Africa. Born 1987

    *1/2 star Pro prospect


    Efe Ajagba (NGR) - Born in 1984. I have some faith in Nigerian heavyweight boxers, but suspect he's a first or second round loser.

    ** 1/2 pro prospect


    Davilson Morais (CPV) - Never heard of him. He's the last to qualify from the African continent. Sounds like a sure loser in round one.

    * 1/2 star pro prospect


    Nigel Paul (TRI)- (born 27 June 1989). A super heavyweight boxer from Trinidad and Tobago? Very rare. I doubt he goes far. Likely first round loser.

    * Star pro prospect.


    Lenier Pero (CUB) - Anyone Cuba send is decent, but he's not as good as some of the most famous Cuban amateurs. Pero's a southpaw with fast hands who won gold at the pan am games a while back in 2010 but hasn't made much noise since. He could be a dark horse, but I predict no medal and a 1st or 2nd round exit

    ** 1/2 star pro prospect


    Clayton Laurent (ISV) Born in 1991. From the US Virgin Islands. The 3rd man in, I doubt he makes it out of round one.

    *1/2 star pro prospect.


    Ivan Dychko (KAZ) Age 25. A very tall ( 6'8" tall ) and extremely mobile boxer a bit like Vitali Klitschko in looks and style. Dychko has won silver at the world amateur championships and bronze at the Olympics. He could win gold in 2016. I think he'll medal in 2016 unless he gets a tough draw. Might go pro.

    ****1/2 star pro prospect


    Bakhodir Jalolov (UZB) - Never saw or heard of him, but being the 2nd man to qualify in Aisa is not bad. Likely a 1st or 2nd round loser

    ** pro prospect


    Hussein Ishaish (JOR)- Never saw or heard of him. Likely a first round loser.

    * 1 1/2 Star pro prospect


    Joseph Joyce (GBR) - England big man is 30, but he's also 6'6" with a good amateur pedigree. Joyce won Bronze in the world amateurs and gold in the Europans in 2015. Very likely to go pro. I think he has a shot for a bronze medal. Main problem is a shay chin. He has been stopped a few times.

    *** star pro prospect.



    Magomedrasul Majidov (AZE) - Age 29. The best puncher of the group. Majidov is very heavy handed. His punches land with a thud and the other guy is either hurt or quickly retreats. Won Bronze in the 2012 games and gold twice in the World Amateur Championships in 2013 and 2011. Decent boxer, better suited for the pro game. I think he'll medal. Silver is my best guess, but gold is a possibility. Will he turn pro?

    **** 1/2 star pro prospect.


    Ali Eren Demirezen (TUR) - I think he exits in round one.

    *1/2 stars


    2016 Guido Vianello (ITA) - Never heard of him. A likely loser in round one or two.

    * 1/2 star pro prospect.


    Edgar Muñoz (VEN) - A blown up light heavy, who's 33 years old. I expect him to lose in round one. One of the weakest of the lot, possibly the weakest.

    * star pro prospect.
     
  2. CzarChristoph

    CzarChristoph Active Member Full Member

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    Thanks for the post. I hope Majidov turns pro, and fast.
     
  3. bcr

    bcr Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He is the most exciting definitely.
     
  4. Rian016

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    Jalolov won bronze at World Championships, always loses to Dychko. Ishaish gave Dychko some trouble at the qualifiers even though he's very small. Demirezen is solid but usually loses to the best guys even though he stopped Yoka in APB. Pero is in the same category, usually loses to the top guys. Vianello won the world qualifier tournament and is decent but a bit sloppy.

    Paul, Laurent, Arjaoui, Munoz, Morais all have no shot.

    Ajagba is actually 22 and was the best in the Africa qualifier but there's no full fight footage from the tournament.

    Pfeiffer's form lately hasn't been too good, he got KO'd by Andrey Afonin this year and I don't think he'll get a medal, Nistor stopped him in APB as well.

    I thought Yoka lost most of his fights at World Championships even though they were close. I thought Dychko and Joyce beat him for sure. His chin and stamina are major liabilities for when he goes pro.

    Joyce beat Majidov in the finals of Euro qualifiers, hurt him with a body shot. I think it's highly doubtful that Majidov goes pro, the Azerbaijan team gets taken care of well. Joyce has inconsistencies but lately he's been in very good form, he's gotten much better and has the best stamina out of anyone.

    Nistor and Hrgovic usually come up short in the major tournaments but this is their chance to finally break that trend. Hrgovic did win the Euro championships last year. Nistor just beat him in a razor close fight.

    I think with the improvements that Joyce has made that he'll get gold, there's really a bunch of guys that could get the gold and it's a ****shoot, depends how the draw is set. My picks:
    Gold - Joyce
    Silver - Dychko
    Bronze - Majidov, Hrgovic

    The medal winners to me are interchangeable between Joyce, Dychko, Majidov, Hrogvic, Yoka, Nistor and Jalolov may sneak into bronze
     
  5. bcr

    bcr Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Close division no doubt
     
  6. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Majidov not gonna win gold.Did you watch the European games?He looked slow and old,he suffered serious eye injury too but recovered in time for qualifier,and I don't think he will turn pro,too old to do that,he is regressing already.Yoka was excelent in the World championship,so I think he will go far in Olympics,I think he will win silver medal.Joyce will go far due to his relentless style,my pick for bronze.Ivan Dychko not gonna win these olympics or any other olympics not that talented.Mihai Nistor will win gold,I believe he is showing his true potential right now.
     
  7. SimplyTheBest

    SimplyTheBest Heavyweight Destroyer Full Member

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    He might be AJ's daddy, but he's not winning a gold by any means
     
  8. jauseptt

    jauseptt Active Member Full Member

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    of course mister nistor will win the gold, and then he must turn pro so he can become the champion in the pros.
     
  9. Rian016

    Rian016 Member Full Member

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    Nistor has never gone far in the big tournaments. His best result is 2 bronzes at European championships
     
  10. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    The entire Russian team is banned from Rio thanks to the idiots running their track and field team.

    What does this mean, they might as well go pro now

    Vladimir Nikitin (RUS) - Bantam. 2nd man to quality.

    Vitaly Dunaytsev (RUS) - Light Welter

    Andrey Zamkovoy (RUS) - Welterweight. 3-4th man to qualify

    Artem Chebotarev (RUS) - Middleweight. 3rd-4th man to qualify

    Evgeny Tishchenko (RUS) Heavyweight, viewed as 1st or 2nd best in the world.

    Magomed Omarov - Super heavyweight, did not qualify, but he's a good enough talent to give it a go as a professional.
     
  11. Rian016

    Rian016 Member Full Member

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    The Russian team is not banned, only track and field. The rest is to the discretion of the individual sporting bodies and it's highly doubtful AIBA takes any of them out
     
  12. Pop It Off

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    its a 4 man race - Hrgovic, Medhzhidov, Joyce, Dychko

    Nistor and Pfeifer have an outside chance

    Yoka is very chinny, and was very lucky at the worlds, its highly unlikely hes gonna be really lucky twice
     
  13. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lucky?Did you even watched his fights there?
     
  14. Pop It Off

    Pop It Off Member Full Member

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    I saw the Hrgovic, Joyce and Dychko fights and thought he lost all 3 :lol:
     
  15. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Terrible scoring from you.
     


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