Originally Posted by dan_cov
Just my opinion but I think they get a lot of criticism. Way too much!
Its not their fault the heavyweight division isn't too clever though again in my opinion, no matter who comes through they will be either judged as a bum or they will apparently be going to murder both brothers, they'll get laced and then branded a bum.
Haye was 50/50 - probably more saying he'd K.O Wlad actually.
Chambers was apparently going to be way too fast.
Johnson too slick etc etc
These guys are gentleman, they fight anybody/everybody, no problem! They face all their mandatory's. They get branded as boring - I've always felt Vitali is exciting and most of Wladimir's performances have been entertaining despite one-sided and lately I think hes been superb and a lot less safety first.
Why won't you guys give them credit? They're a credit to the sport and its a damn shame most refuse to give them their due until they're long retired and we're left with sh1t like Wilder & Fury. Can you imagine that though?
Wladimir in particular is so athletic & his resume really is far from as weak as its made out to be. I'm not asking you to fly out to Germany and watch them and be a fan, it just shocks me how much hate they receive at times when they do everything a boxing fan should want to see in a fighter and more besides.
its not their fault the competition isn't great but just because a poster notes that doesn't mean they hate the Klits. Its just the truth.
Whether they are gentleman or not doesn't matter. The division right now isn't good. This is the same criticism Larry Holmes got so its not like its unique to the Klits. Holmes gets his credit, Klits will too.
As for boring thats a good discussion. They are both highly skilled and that isn't boring. That said, the visual on TV is the far bigger guy jabbing and fighting at a distance. Thats the same criticism people have regarding floyd, roy, bhop etc when they do this. SO again its not unique just to the klits.
Some of their fans go overboard and I think that is why some posters respond so harshly.