Originally Posted by Mikhnienko
Yeah Page is a real good journeyman. Page said Pulev was the physically strongest guy he had ever been in with. In spite of his stoppage wins the 2 or 3 fights iv seen of Ortiz his power didn't impress me, or him in general tbh. People citing his amateur record is very deceptive too as he fought all of those fights domestically. He only fought on a international level 2 or 3 times and lost every time he did. If he reaches his full potential i could see him being a top 10 HW but i don't see him being the best of the best or getting a belt after the brothers retire. Perhaps i need to check out a couple more fights of his though.
Yea the problem is though, he hasn't gotten barely any TV exposure. I think you're being a little tough on him. Thanks for the detailed info about his amateur career though. I know he beat Dmitiry Gotfrid who was a solid amateur.
The good thing is though is that he has all of that amateur experience. Atleast to me he's very impressive. I like Pulev but his power has seem to degraded, he looked somewhat mediocre against Walker. I just think with Ortiz' speed, size and length makes him something to watch.
He puts combinations together very nicely. And from what i've seen of him he has very good counter punching skills. Not to forget either that he's a southpaw, which is somewhat rare in heavyweights. How do you mean his power doesn't impress you? I mean, he's stopped 12 of 15 opponents. When he lands I think he has alot of power. I think he was on the verge of stopping Mendoza, but Mendoza kept low blowing him and got himself DQ'd. You could be right, but to me he could go far.