Originally Posted by slimshandy69
Slowly Wlad has improved, it appears. In what way? What made him so suscepable to being koed in his earlier career?
Also if the WLad of now fought the corrie saunders of 2003/04, what would be the outcome?
he's improved the most mentally
he said he never felt like a boxer, but a super athlete in supreme condition who would box. he had fast hands and feet and power in both hands and that's pretty much what he'd use to win fights.
he spars much more today. he used to focus his entire camp almost solely on conditioning
now he's a boxer who is also supremely conditioned athlete, and not the other way around
he's much more economical. he used to impose his strength early on his opponents in fights to get respect
now that he's been in the ring for 50 fights he's realized that you don't need to be throwing the right hand and the hook all the time to get a man's respect when you have a jab like he does
he understands that the jab alone for six rounds will break a man down enough when you're 6'6" and 250, and talnted
and then you take the risks and get a man out of there. otherwise you're going to have trouble down the line in the fight if you cant detonate a guy early.
he's slowly learning how to implement the last part and take a guy out
that's really the final step for a HW like him
he's never going to have a cast iron jaw like his brother