Who is the best American heavyweight in the world right now?

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  1. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    No it isn't based on height and reach at all.

    Thomas Hearns was 6'1 with a 78 inch reach.

    No one would envision Rocky having any difficulty cutting through Hearns like a hit knife through butter.
     
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  2. Fat_asian

    Fat_asian Member Full Member

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    Deontay Wilder
     
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  3. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ruiz by a fair distance but props to Northpaw for the Hunter shout out. I don't tend to get tribal...if a fighter is good, I root for him. But we all loved Hunter senior, and I would really like to see Junior crowned a champ.
     
  4. Dementia Pugulistica

    Dementia Pugulistica Active Member Full Member

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    Thanks, that made me laugh out loud for real!
     
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  5. Mr Icaman

    Mr Icaman 31-0 WBC Champ, Ring + Lineal HW Champ Full Member

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    He will be comming back right after dinner or maybe breakfast or maybe 2nd breakfast or even 3rd..
     
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  6. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Michael ''The Bounty'' Hunter Jr. #1

    World Championships 2007

    Defeated Andy Ruiz Jr RSC-OS 3

    Them's the facts.

    Deal with it.
     
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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    Ruiz is a better counter puncher than Hunter who got hit too much by Povetkin to stay away from Wilder`s right hand for 12 rounds, Wilder will have too much reach for Hunter who has never proved he can get inside a longer reach and work on the inside without getting hit, the first solid shot will blow him away.
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    Ruiz is far more proven as a pro at heavyweight.
     
  9. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum We really outchere. Full Member

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    I don't think so, neither of them are out and out counterpunchers, if either man has an edge in that department I don't think it's by a lot. Ruiz's superior balance would be a much bigger factor.

    He was getting hit by short looping shots on the inside by Povetkin, do you expect Wilder to fight like that? How many straight shots from range do you remember Povetkin landing in that fight?
    On the flipside I could fully see Wilder getting finished early if Hunter rushed in early, and got him on the ropes, like he did Povetkin. He ain't got the heart that Sashas got, Beyonce wouldn't even share the ring with Povetkin.

    Does the name Ustinov mean nothing to you?

    Yeah everything we've seen of Hunter so far indicates, he has a worse chin than Stiverne.
     
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  10. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    Wilder would destroy Ustinov.
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    Wilder hits harder than anyone Hunter has faced.
     
  14. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I dont see the love for Hunter. Both Wilder and Ruiz handle him. Heck, Usyk battered him.
     
  15. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Even though the Bounty Hunter is Ruiz's surrogate father and he stopped him in the ams, I will concede that Ruiz has the best single win out of the pair of them in the pros but that's only because AJ didn't want that smoke with Hunter. In fact, I even predicted the duck before AJ pulled it and once again Serge was proven right as is so often the case. AJ wanted that smoke with Ruiz but he sure as hell didn't want any with the Bounty Hunter.

     


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