Its a shame Sanders gets absolutely no credit for this fight, everyone just dumps on Wladimir for it. First of all, being the better younger fighter does not guarantee you a win. While Wlad doesn't have a good chin, I don't think its as bad as everyone says. Also, Sanders hit awfully hard and had good hand speed. Only thing is, he was only really dangerous for the first two or three rounds because of his poor conditioning.
The fight was more or less a knockout for grabs. Once Wlad felt his power and saw that Sanders was going for a fast KO, he did the same, and got caught.
Watch at 2:33 but also the replay at 3:31: He threw an overhand right that missed, and his whole body got thrown into Sander's left hand that he never saw. So, two things: a huge punch that he never saw and that he threw his whole body into. That would have knocked out a lot of fighters. If Wlad had just calmed down and boxed/held on, he would have won. Or, if he landed that overhand right and Sanders missed with the left, Sanders would be the one sleeping.
Last edited by Derranged; 09-23-2012 at 10:34 AM.