Originally Posted by Pirao
Or will they eventually come to terms with the fact that they no longer dominate?
As we all know, since the Klitschkos started their rule, many americans have been trying to discredit them and make all kind of excuses as to why americans no longer are on top (mainly NBA and NFL blablabla
). Since considering the eastern european domination has no end sight (just look at the prospects that have already turned pro and the ones coming through the amateurs), do you think they'll finally come to accept that eastern europeans can be great HWs too, or will they keep crying and making excuses forever?
They no longer dominate because the division is dead.
That how 99% of these Euro boxers operate:
They wait until any semblance of talent is either old or retired before they step out of their tiny corner of the world to come to the USA .. the MECCA of boxing.
Don't take my word for it. Just look at Kessler, Calzaghe, Michalczewski, and Bute. They could have face MUCH
better opposition. They CHOOSE
not to until the best get old or get exposed or just retire.
Wlad has been KTFO by guys like Ross Purrity,Corey Sanders and Lamon Brewster. He's hardly anything special. And the only big guys America has aren't anything special either.
The HW division died when Mike Tyson stopped being "Iron
", and any real fan knows it. Getting these tall, uncoordinated giants to put on freakshow matches isn't particularly skillful or entertaining.
But just keep in mind that Vitali wouldn't face Lennox until Lennox already had one foot out of the door. That's exactly what I mean when I say that these Euro fighters wait and wait and wait and wait in the shadows.
They will never go down in history as "great
", only as the best of a dull generation.