Wladimir Klitschko is now the greatest heavyweight who ever lived, according to Boxrec.

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  1. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nah, I'll give the nr 3 spot to Holmes. Ali and Louis are unchallenged nr 1 and 2, in whichever order you prefer.
     
  2. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

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    I can see he made a career of fighting Super Middleweights and Light Heavyweights. It is what it is Pal.
     
  3. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

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    I said top 11 which goes down to Tyson or Holyfield I think.

    Prime Wlad beats AJ and Pulev I agree
     
  4. Goran_

    Goran_ Active Member Full Member

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    If Vladimir was so useless then genuinely talented fighters at their peak like Haye, Byrd, Iggy & Povetkin would have consistently figured him out wouldn't they? Don't forget it was Haye flopping about the ring in that fight too.. not Wlad.. I actually think pre-Emanuel Vladimir was a better more well rounded fighter but he was more vulnerable too , and although Emmanuel turned him into a boring stink fest fighter it got the job done.. yes he clinched but clinching and hugging can be negated if you are smart enough, that's why the likes of Andre Ward used elbows and head-butts too :lol:..
     
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  5. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    Wladimir chimed in at #13 here.

     
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  6. IHaveAscreenName804

    IHaveAscreenName804 Member banned Full Member

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    Boxrec once had James Toney rated higher at heavyweight than George Foreman. So Boxrec isn't really a authority on things.
     
  7. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Boxrec had it's prime, was getting better and now it's been all down hill the past couple of years. Don't know who programmed the algorithms, but this aint the one.
     
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  8. LD Boxer-Puncher

    LD Boxer-Puncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ranks 5th for me. A true great, with a lot of haters. Rarely exciting, so I get it. But dominant
     
  9. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ok, you're convinced me. Sultan Ibragimov and Elmer Ray is better than Jack Dempsey. Thank you.
     
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  10. GlassJoe

    GlassJoe 1-99 TBE Full Member

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    Wladimar is arguably in most people's top ten ATG heavyweight list. Its difficult to imagine being on that list. In any area of life.
     
  11. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You're funny, name the fighters that were better than them in their era.
     
  12. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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  13. SheenLantern

    SheenLantern Active Member Full Member

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    They currently have Valuev over Foreman all time.

    They also have Audley Harrison over Jack Johnson.

    Whoever designed their algorithm should be fired.
     
  14. T.S.

    T.S. T.Stout Full Member

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    His achievements and success are downplayed ad nauseum in the USA and UK.
     
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  15. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That's just one of the reasons why I rate Vitali so much higher than Wlad.
     
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