Originally Posted by Cutthroat
I don't think a lot of guys have seen people like LBJ actually play, they know they're tall but they don't know just how agile they are. These people see us posting about 7ft guys and IMMEDIATLEY think of some slow plodding guy like Valuev, Ustinov etc. but they don't realize how athletically gifted these guys are, how insanely fast and quick their reflexes are etc. These guys are huge yet move like MW's.
The guy in my avatar, Kawhi Leonard is 20 years old, 6'7 230lbs and he doesn't even lift weights! He's extremely thin, all he benches is around 200lbs yet Wlad barely outweighs this guy by 15lbs. He could easily put on 30lbs if he wanted to.
Kawhi's reach is 87 inches compared to Wlad's 81 inches and Vitali's 79 inch reach.
You can't teach a power puncher, or quick punching. Plus mental fortitude. Look at Lebron the year before last. Imagine him choking in a HW title fight. He'd probably quit boxing for life.
Like I said before, kids now a days aren't built to die in the ring. We'd end up getting athletic guys that give up after getting hit a few times.