Originally Posted by Stones!
So, from fight 1 to fight 16, could you plot me the route you would have taken him to correctly develop the raw materials he started out with 3 years ago? Of course the opposition has been limited, he's a 16 fight prospect, still a baby as a heavyweight, who started out in the pros looking like a tub of lard and averaging a fight every couple of months for the first eighteen months-two years of his career. I think he's been brought on pretty well - the recent steps up have provided testing moments for him (and exciting fights for the fans) and he's answered them with the work he's put in to improving his conditioning and polishing and sharpening his skills. It all points to him being pretty much on schedule.
At least he's fighting again soon. I'd rather see him keep busy with a softer touch between the bigger tests than not see him at all.
So you don't think that a defense of his title would be a more legitimate move?