Virgil Hill vs. Dmitry Bivol

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  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

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    Who would take this?
     
  2. NoNeck

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  4. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It would be a jab-fest very close decision either way but I'll give the edge to Hill.
     
  5. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

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    CLOSE is all I can say.
     
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  6. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

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  8. Mendoza

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    Hill has a slightly great chance of winning the decision, but Bivol has a greater chance of winning via KO. Can we see more of Bivol vs good boxers his size?
     
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  9. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Considering Hill was only stopped twice in about 60 fights going all the way up to Cruiserweight, I find your prediction about Bivol having a better chance of winning by KO puzzling. Especially since Bivol has not had a KO in several years.
     
  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Same here. Highly tactical bout
     
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  11. CleneloAnavarez

    CleneloAnavarez Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If Hearns could beat him, then so could Bivol. Hill was a sound conventional boxer but that is all he had.
    Bivol despite being similar is a tricker fighter
     
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  12. Mendoza

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    Don't confuse his prefer boxing style with power. Bivol can hit hard for a light heavyweight. Hill could not and really didn't test his chin vs known punchers by beating them. If there is a KO in the fantasy match I like Bivol to get in. No word twisting here or one can say that Bivol who was KO'd easily by a body shot at 176 pounds from Roy Jones has iron chin. He lost to power punching DM via decision as well.

    Hill was a light punching light heavyweight. That is what I'm saying.
     
  13. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bivol is 31 years old. He has only 11 KOs in the professional ranks. Mostly against underwhelming opposition. He hasn't has a KO in 4 1/2 years! Rationalize all you like, but, those are the facts.
     
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  14. Mendoza

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    Yes and I stand on what I said. He hits harder than Hill does... by a mile. You right, as I said his career isn't nearly over yet.
     
  15. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

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    I doubt there would be a KO, Hill lacked power but was very durable
     
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