Originally Posted by MarcoHooker
I'm saying you can excuse the Klits for beating such a low level of opposition
But you can't excuse Wlad losing against such a low level of opposition (That's what I'd use to compare him to other great HW, I'm not saying that Wlad is a great HW, just that that's why I don't think much of him)
Purrity is low level (This loss was around 15 years ago)
But is Brewster & Sanders really low level opposition? Two decent heavyweights with real big power IMO
He has bounced back superbly since. People make excuses for other heavyweights saying they was shot at the time they lost & that well Wladimir was very green & arguably not quite in his prime, a loss is a loss in my eyes. I don't see why others should get a pass. Its just a shame they won't get their respect until after they're retired.