Originally Posted by F!x
Wlad is a good boxer but he's boring as hell for a heavyweight champion. There's no way Wlad would take those sort of risks against Golota - the guy was cautious against Mormeck who was a much, much smaller man coming up from cruiserweight.
On the one hand it's smart because Wladimir has been KOd several times before, he knows he could get KOd again- it's just the heavyweight division was what made boxing great back in the day and Wlad has systematically ruined that. Ultimately it would be good for boxing if he gets knocked out again as soon as possible.
Don't blame Wlad for having the best jab in the sport. Hell if he wanted to he could jab his way to a UD every single fight. But he doesn't. He systematically breaks his opponent down and when he shoots that right hand it's lights out. I think it's a thing of beauty.
To each his own.