Who in history would beat Vitali Klitschko?

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  1. archdeacon99

    archdeacon99 Member Full Member

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    I say apart from Lewis I can't see anyone from any era having a chance, the size and movement would be too much, maybe Tyson Fury would be an interesting fight but until we see the Wilder fight it's hard to say as Fury hasn't really fought anyone other than Wlad.
     
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  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

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    Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and Mike Tyson are a few I'd pick (that I don't think will be controversial).
     
  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Holmes
    Bowe
    Liston
    Foreman
     
  4. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster I check this every now and then Full Member

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    *cracks knuckles*

    Wladimir Klitscko
    Lennox Lewis
    Larry Holmes
    Sonny Liston
    Muhammad Ali
    Joe Louis
    George Foreman
    Evander Holyfield
    Rocky Marciano
    Jack Dempsey
    Mike Tyson
    Joe Frazier

    And finally, Chris Byrd
     
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  5. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Too many to name. Ducking a Byrd rematch really says a lot about his limitations as a fighter. He had no answer to Byrd crouch and then coming up and tagging him in the chest. When his stamina gave out he quit, which is why Larry Merchant criticized him so harshly.
     
  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Chris Byrd perhaps?
     
  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

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    If we're having more controversial picks, I'll add from what's been mentioned, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott, James J Jeffries, Jack Johnson, Max Schmeling, and with a good solar alignment, Jess Willard and Max Baer.
     
  8. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Fun fact, Klitschko's own trainer said jersey joe walcott would beat him
     
  9. ticar

    ticar Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    A lot of fighters, for example peak Golota would have done a number on this guy.
     
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  10. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Best for best,
    I'd make Ali, Foreman and Lennox favourites.

    50-50: Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson

    Everybody else is an underdog to a greater or lesser degree.
     
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  11. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Beat me to it.

    Vitali was a formidable guy, and I believe he is better than his record, but a lot of guys COULD beat him, and I would sure favor Foreman, Ali, and a few others.
     
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  12. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wlad would have won a decision against him.
     
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  13. Fergy

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    Ali pre exile stops him in 14
    Ali after regaining belt out scores him .
    Liston stops him via cuts in 10
    Holmes in prime beat's him up ,stops him in 11
    Prime Foreman rocks and shocks him early and kos him in 5.
    Frazier of 71 puts so much pressure on him and has him a bloody mess by the 12 th
     
  14. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Muhammad Ali
    Joe Louis
    Mike Tyson
    Lennox Lewis
    Larry Holmes
    Evander Hollyfield
    George Foreman
     
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  15. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    With certainty, no one. With a probability greater than 50%:
    Lewis
    Louis
    Ali
    Holmes
    Tyson
    Foreman
    Holyfield

    With a chance of 20% or more, dozens, at least.

    (These aren't real probabilities of course, but personal estimations.)
     
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