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Current Wladimir vs the Best Version of Mike Tyson
Very interesting fight.
Wlad's boxing skills, technique,size,and single punch power vs Tyson's unique style of bob/weave, peekaboo defense, explosive multi punch power, chin, and pressure.
I am not so sure who will win but I do like to point out one thing. Most of the posts that I read on the two major boxing sites that support Wlad against Tyson will usually outline a 'game plan' for Wlad which if implemented will actually make Wladimir lose the majority of rounds.
The basis of the Pro-Wlad posters usually outline the fact that Tyson 'struggled' with tall guys and Wlad can lean on him, jab him, and impose his superior size to fight a cautious battle, with the occasional 'right hand' and wear Tyson down into the later stages.
1- Tyson didn't 'struggle' with tall guys, the tall guys fought ultra defensively and lost every single round.
2- Wlad can impose this stragety and will basically lose 8 out of 12 rounds. He's better than the likes of BoneCrusher and Tucker, so he will win a couple more rounds. But if Wlad want to beat Tyson, he will have to open up and be aggressive, which leads to counter punching and leaving himself open as well.
Wladimir does hold his hands down and is very vulnerable to counter punches even today. His inability to fight inside will also hold him back.
A reason I like Prime Lewis against Prime Tyson (just barely) is Lennox's good inside fighting. His various body combinations and upper cuts will be fantastic against someone of Tyson's style. Wlad doesn't do that, he just boxes you from the outside.
Sooner or later, Tyson will get inside on Wlad and a left hook or a body combination will land on Wlad.
Still, tough fight to call.