View Full Version : Which Klitschko will be rated higher?


her0
03-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Wladimir or Vitali?

The_Demon
03-04-2010, 09:49 PM
wlad
i think vitali is more durable/tough and better to watch but wlad is more technically sound and has achieved more

geribeetus
03-04-2010, 10:07 PM
wlad
i think vitali is more durable/tough and better to watch but wlad is more technically sound and has achieved more

vitalis fought better comp though and was arguably on his way to beating lewis before the cuts.

BEEHOP
03-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Wlad, he actually has a decent HW resume.

The best fighter Vitali fought, turned his face into a bloody mess.

Ziggy Stardust
03-05-2010, 12:27 AM
Put Vitali and Wlad in the ring against each other and ask yourself who you'd favor (hint: If you say Wlad you're smoking crack)

Poet

frankenfrank
03-05-2010, 03:19 AM
wlad will be rated higher for the same reasons Joe Louis is rated so high.
however , vitali is the one who should be rated higher by any sound ranking / scoring method.
vitali stopped 2 of the men whom stopped wladimir and would have stopped the third had they fought.
wlad never fought lewis , and i think vitali had a good chance against lewis had the fight continued , and deserved a rematch he never got for some reason. vitali was never KO'd as a pro , wladimir was , 3 times.

Sugarj
03-05-2010, 06:00 AM
I'd go for Vitali. Better chin/stamina, more exciting. And yes......I think he'd beat Wlad too.

The_Demon
03-05-2010, 07:42 AM
vitalis fought better comp though and was arguably on his way to beating lewis before the cuts.

neither have fought great comp to be honest
lewis is the only truly great HW on either guys record and thats a stoppage loss against a guy out of shape/unmotivated
i said wlad due to the fact he has had more fights,their level of competition has been exactly the same

AKATheMack
03-07-2010, 02:46 PM
Put Vitali and Wlad in the ring against each other and ask yourself who you'd favor (hint: If you say Wlad you're smoking crack)

Poet

I wouldn't outright pick Wlad, but Id say his jab and right hand have more than enough on them to open up Vitali. Also head to head matchups don't determine who will be remembered as the better fighter. Joe Louis ranks higher on ATG lists than many HWs who could conceivably beat him in a head to head matchup.

ny123
03-07-2010, 02:50 PM
vitaly without question is the tougher better fighter who would never lose to guys like corrie sanders and lamon brewster and proved that he could hang with a true top hw like lennox lewis something i highly doubt wlad would have been able to do.

Ziggy Stardust
03-07-2010, 03:40 PM
I wouldn't outright pick Wlad, but Id say his jab and right hand have more than enough on them to open up Vitali. Also head to head matchups don't determine who will be remembered as the better fighter. Joe Louis ranks higher on ATG lists than many HWs who could conceivably beat him in a head to head matchup.

It's pretty good indication since the better fighter usually wins. While in theory anything can happen in a one-off fight, I would favor Vitali to beat Wlad 8 or 9 times out of 10 with Wlad getting 1 or 2 on cuts.

- Vitali has a far better chin than Wlad
- Vitali has far better stamina than Wlad
- Vitali has a much higher workrate than Wlad
- Vitali is tougher than Wlad

In the face of those overwelming advantages for Vitali Wlad's slightly more polished technique isn't going to help him. Simply put, Vitali is a MUCH better fighter than Wlad.

Poet

AKATheMack
03-07-2010, 07:24 PM
It's pretty good indication since the better fighter usually wins. While in theory anything can happen in a one-off fight, I would favor Vitali to beat Wlad 8 or 9 times out of 10 with Wlad getting 1 or 2 on cuts.

- Vitali has a far better chin than Wlad
- Vitali has far better stamina than Wlad
- Vitali has a much higher workrate than Wlad
- Vitali is tougher than Wlad

In the face of those overwelming advantages for Vitali Wlad's slightly more polished technique isn't going to help him. Simply put, Vitali is a MUCH better fighter than Wlad.

Poet

You don't think Vitalis layoff will play a factor in how he is remembered? I agree that Vitali would probably take Wlad in a fight, but I would give Wlad a better chance against a Floyd Patterson, Larry Holes, or Ali type fighter than Vitali.

Jim Jeffries
03-08-2010, 02:08 AM
Depends how much longer each of them fight. Vitali is showing signs of decline and will likely only fight one or two more times. While Wlad seems to still be at his best.

Pirao
03-09-2010, 08:05 AM
Vitali is a better fighter IMO, but Wlad has a better resume and hence he'll be ranked higher. By the time he's done he'll probably have 20 or more title defenses.