Originally Posted by Simurgh
I don't know who do you ask this - but it wasn't me (go back a few pages and see yourself).
He avenged the only defeat that made any sense to be avenged. Afer Vitali TKOed Sanders he pretty much retired - he fought 4 more times (losing 1).
Puritty - really? Wlad was 21 when they fought. Guy lost most fights after that (timo hoffmann, chambers, etc). I would be the first to question that fight if it ever happened.
Wlad is in top10, will move up probably.
No, man, I wasn't asking you.
It's a shame he never rematched Sanders; contractual problems and Wlad moving across to Steward appear to have prevented this.
You're right, he'll be a top 10 HW by the end of his career. To me, the lack of any inside game prevents him from being any higher. He's had a relatively easy ride in the HW division (not his fault), but hasn't in the mid-section of his career been particularly convincing. These last few years, though, i've been thoroughly impressed.