Originally Posted by Earl-Hickey
Was hasim Rahman and monte barett classed as "hopes" when they fought wlad?
Barrett was in his prime, undefeated and was a top prospect at the time when he fought Wlad.
Wlad knocked Barrett down 5 times and won by brutal KO.
Your boy Haye got knocked down and hurt by an old shot Barrett who was coming off a 2nd round KO loss to tomato can bum Cliff "22 losses" Couser.
Hasim Rahman was a replacement opponent for Wlad. Povetkin was supposed to fight Wlad, but he got "injured" and had to pull out.
Wlad easily destroyed Rahman.
Your boy Lennox Lewis got brutally KTFO by Rahman.