Which heavyweights at the age of 34 were better than Wilder is now?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don`t think any heavyweight in history aged 34 or over was as hard to beat as Wilder is right, which heavyweights at 34+ were still good fighters by that stage and how would they compare to how impresive Wilder is right now?
     
  2. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Member Full Member

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    I think that’s a pretty long list, Heavyweights typically age better than other fighters. Larry Holmes, the Klitschko brothers and Lennox Lewis are a few guys I can think of right now.
     
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  3. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Plenty of them, even if we look at the last 25 years, were much better than current Wilder at 34 - Holyfield, Lewis, Wlad. Vitali was retired from 33 to 37, so I don't know if he counts
     
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  4. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Holyfield stopped Tyson at 34, puts him above Wilder by a distance.
     
  5. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ray Mercer was 35 when he beat Lennox Lewis, I'd favour him to beat the ever living **** out of Wilder.
     
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    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lennox Lewis easily !!!!! Mercer at age 36 !!!! Holyfield at age 34 way better then wilder !!! 36 yr old Witherspoon !!
     
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  7. sauhund II

    sauhund II Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In what universe ?

    Because Mercer never beat Lewis.

    And Mercer only beat Tommy Chin, thats it......and was out hustled by Grndpa holmes.

    Wilder beats ANY version of Mercer everyday of the week.
     
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  8. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah I know, but when the scores were read out for that fight the look on Lewis’s face reminded me of OJ’s when he was found not guilty for double murder.
     
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  9. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Mercer ran hot and cold though didnt he, one of those fighters that when "on", was very dangerous. He was on good form against lewis, that version on Ray would put an unbelievable hiding on Wilder.
     
  10. sauhund II

    sauhund II Well-Known Member Full Member

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    But in reality he never put a hiding on anybody........Morrison ran out of gas quick and Mercer capitalized while eating every punch in the book for a few.......you aint eating Wilders flush shots no matter how good your chin is, you have to avoid them and counter.......
     
  11. lewis gassed

    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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    mark you should be capped at 1 thread per week.
     
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    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    He’s at his peak and better than last year which is rare at 34, but he’s def not the best ever 34 y/o heavyweight.
     
  13. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    As a Wilder fan... I find this such an odd question. It almost seems like MVC style trolling.
     
  14. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    GALVATRON Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Either Klitschko could defeat him now with sufficient time and maybe Vitali would need a fight prior to it. Maybe even M.Tyson now under those circumstances ? All these guys would be his best wins in shape,

    Holmes, Lewis , Holyfield ,Foreman come to mind,

    Povetkin is also a live existing active HW who would be his best win ?

    Maybe if he meets up with Joyce in the near future that would be directly answered by that is a close 50/50 fight despite what some want to think.
     


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