Where would Prime Hide fit in with our current heavyweights

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  1. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Member Full Member

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    I think Hide gets forgotten about a lot, his main two foils were Riddick Bowe and Vitali Klitschko neither of who any current British heavyweight could beat, and likely only Fury has a chance of seeing the final bell.

    How does Hide stand up in the current era?

    Also is prime Danny Williams better than Dillian Whyte.
     
  2. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Hide had no chin. None.

    Hernia Hide
    YES Brain
    NO Chin
    YES Heart
     
  3. CutThroatFade

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  4. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Hide would have had a chance against all of them, but he might have lost inside a couple of rounds too.
    Fast with huge power, as he could finish guys off faster as big names did, and even had Bowe out on his feet at one point without realizing it. But like mentioned a quite feeble chin to go with it and on the small side for a HW.
    I have always rated him just above Haye, who is very comparable.
     
  5. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Overrated! Hide got knocked out from the wind of that punch from vitali, watch the replay, it doesn’t even connect!

    And what was that return about around 10 years ago? Fought a load of nobodies in Germany, pointless
     
  6. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Member Full Member

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    I'm pretty sure Bowe said he'd never felt power like Hides
     
  7. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Herbie hit like a truck.
    His speed and power might give aj problems and but he would be an under dog vs the top heavys just like he was then..

    Whyte is better than williams...hes been in there with chisora, parker, browne. Some decent names and won. Williams was fringe euro level at best.
     
  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    A well maintained lampost is more spritely than Dullian Shyte
     
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    The epitome of chinny banger.
     
  10. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Member Full Member

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    As I watched him huff and puff vs shot old chisora I have to agree
     
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  11. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hide was the classic glass cannon. Potentially dangerous for any heavyweight with his uncommon speed and power, he was also an excellent finisher when he had a fighter hurt.

    On the flip side, he was undersized for a heavyweight, had comedy punch resistance, and was liable to physically and mentally fold at any point. He was particularly vulnerable against larger heavyweights like Bowe and Klitshcko, where he repeatedly went down with cuffing punches.

    Given the size of most of the current top 10, the most likely scenario is that he gets mauled and stopped by most of them. Whyte and Ortiz for example would probably be too strong for him. There is always the chance though that he catches them before they get to him. Ironically he may stand the best chance against Wilder out of the top boys. Obviously if Wilder connected Hide would land somewhere in the third row, but until that point Wilder is likely to bomb from range and not muscle Hide up close where he falls apart. Hide would be the quicker of the two, and he could get to Wilder first. Wilder takes it a lot better though, so the odds are still heavily in his favour.
     
  12. Momus

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    I can't see Whyte getting bounced around the ring against a Samil Sam level fighter. Williams put his punches together better, but Whyte is the stronger, more effective fighter.