Wladimir Klitschko vs Olexsandr Usyk

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  1. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Prime for prime, according to the forum a h2h nightmare for any heavyweight vs the long reigning Wlad.

    Who wins?
     
  2. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I say prime Wlad but you never know. Until you see them in the ring together, it's just opinions.
     
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  3. Matt0029

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    Wlad was too good against smaller opposition. Especially around his prime say 35.
     
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  4. Matt0029

    Matt0029 New Member Full Member

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    The Joshua from the usyk fight wouldnt of gone 12 rounds with a 35 year old wlad.
     
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  5. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe Member Full Member

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    I think Usyk barely takes it he’s proven to be very elusive and can slip a jab very well so when wlad goes for his iconic 1-2 Usyk will counter with a left cross down the pipe.
     
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  6. Quina74

    Quina74 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Usyk would do what he did to Wlad sparring.. Embarrass him... 34 yo Usyk beat a huge AJ 8-4, a younger fresher Usyk would batter him. I guarantee the "Dr" would use his really super duper high boxing skill and clinch every 5 seconds... Guaranteed.
     
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  7. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Usyk vs AJ was a pretty close fight intill the last couple of rounds. Prime Wlad was a much better boxer than AJ and should be a favourite against Usyk. Wlad got destroyed by Saunders, but after that he went back to the gym and was able to beat some decent southpaws.
    Wlad would probably win a UD in a very ugly fight.
     
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  8. Mordechai

    Mordechai Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wlad is a stylistic nightmare for smaller fighters without one punch power. Wlad jab is atg level at heavy, probably top 5. He would jab and clinch usyk as much as he is allowed to. Imo wlad 60-40
     
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  9. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is a close one. Based on what I know right now, I'd go with Wladimir Klitschko, by Decision, over Oleksandr Usyk. I'd pay to watch it, but wouldn't bet a dime either way.
     
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  10. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'll take Usyk, but I could be wrong.

    Wladdy is the one champ who had massive experience fighting southpaws, and he loved to bully little fighters. It could look something like Chris Byrd, except that Usyk is a lot naturally bigger, hits harder, and has an iron chin.

    This one seems up to the imagination.
     
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  11. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Klitschko probably.

    He beats Fury and I'll reconsider.
     
  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Usyk to win.

    Well reported Usyk schooled Wlad in sparring and he able to do what Wlad couldn't and beat AJ.

    I can't for the life of me see Usyk losing to Fury either (although big difference in level of the prime Fury to the current past it version).
     
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  13. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wlad would win. He was good against southpaws. He’s way better than Joshua in nearly every department and unlike Joshua he knows how to physically roughhouse and fight dirty.
     
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  14. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Prime Wlad would destroy this Lot....
     
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  15. BCS8

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    I lean towards a prime Wlad.

    He used a lot of tools to negate the arsenal of smaller fighters, including making space, keeping them on the end of his jab, countering the rushes he forced them to make and tying them up and leaning on them.

    That said Usyk is an outlier talent with amazing footwork. If anybody could solve the Klitschko riddle it would be him.

    I concur with a lot of the other posters: it's a hard fight to predict, one of the ones that you'd have to actually see.