Would Tua Have Being A Danger To Younger Wlad??

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    The Wladimir that was kod by Sanders for eg, would he be more than likely to defeated by David Tua?
  2. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    No! Tua just was not that good...unless you mean a teenaged Wlad then perhaps
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    You mean about 13 year old Wlad!??
    I don't know, he might get his big brother on him Philly!
  4. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Lol. I'm not one of these that build a marvel comic style Tua, that's deadly as the Hulk,but I do think against the less experienced Wlad he may have stood a chance. A little like John Ruiz, who went on to learn from his ko loss to the Tua man.
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  5. Themessiah

    Themessiah TheMessiah Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    There's a small chance he catches him with something, but most likely not since Tua wasn't great
  6. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    To Wlad? Absolutely. I could see Wlad hammering away at Tua for 7-8 rounds gaining a seemingly insurmountable lead. Then, he starts to gas out a bit, and, Tua flattens him. Honestly, it is the most likely scenario. In spite of his plodding nature, Tua carried his power late. And, it would only take one of those left hooks to wreck Wlad.
  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    Of course he would. Whether you like him or not, he would've definitely presented a danger to Wlad.
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  8. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    On the night he fought Ibeabuci, he was like a super-charged Brewster. Based on that alone you'd have to give him a chance.
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  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Pre-Steward, absolutely, quite dangerous if not a Tua being an outright favorite to KO him. Then, increasingly less so from year to year, until virtually hopeless by the peak of Wlad's reign.
  11. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Yes. The sanders Wlad or even worse the Purity Wlad. Tua had a lot of power, sharp left hook and the chin to force his way to the inside.
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  12. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    The Sam Peter struggles say logically and realistically that any Wlad could get slept by Tua.

    Could Wlad beat Tua using the octopus grab , sure.. In a real fight? Unknown.

    Wlad wasn't like Lewis. He didn't have the same type of jab or inside game to keep Tua outside the connect zone

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  13. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Tua was better and faster than Sam Peters
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  14. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Absolutely, yes, Tua would have been a very dangerous fight for Vlad, because he had a great chin, and maintained his power late into fights. Vlad was known for tiring. So even if Vlad badly outboxed him early, at some point Tua might have gotten close and nailed a fatiguing Vlad and taken him out. It would not have been out of the question. We will never know.
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  15. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2019
    Wlad would be sharp for Tua at any point of his career and get an effortless decision.

    Tua lacks the physical attributes and skillset to trouble Wlad, and he wouldn't be underestimated. Maybe if Tua was a hard nosed swarmer like Brewster...and not a turtle that took an entire fight to overwhelm the fragile Oleg.

    Maybe Tua gets a good cheap shot in after the bell, like he did Rahman after getting his ears boxed off..

    Otherwise, no chance for Tua here.
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