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View Poll Results: Who is the greater fighter, Wladimir or Riddick?
Riddick Bowe 16 17.58%
Wladimir Klitschko 68 74.73%
Equally great fighters 4 4.40%
Neither were/are great fighters 3 3.30%
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:29 PM
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you can clarify it however you see fit, but to post "but good fighters don't get KOed early by Tye Fields," when wlad got KTFO by ross purrity, whether it be the 10th or the 2nd, is really splitting the tiniest of hairs IMO.
Purrity in the 90s was a better fighter than Tye Fields.

Tye Fields wouldn't have lasted the distance with Rahman and Sanders, nor would he have had a draw with Morrison.

Rahman, Sanders, Morrison and Wlad would have easily KOed Tye Fields.

Wlad knocked prime Barrett down six times for an easy win, but Tye Fields was KOed in round one by a faded version of Barrett.
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It's Wladimir, Bowe's career was a huge dissapointment IMO (the 90s were stacked with good heavyweights and the only "name" fighter he fought was Holyfield) he may even be one of the biggest "what could have been"s in history. Yes his wins against Holyfield was good, even great. But outside of that, who did he beat that are sooo much better than Klitschko's best wins? Golota was a fight he was losing both times up until the DQ.

Also, Wlad has been a lot more consistent so I voted for him.
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Wlad will - though Bowe's win over holy is miles better than anything on wlad's record to date wlad has had a far longer run at the top
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Wlad both in terms of the career and especially in terms of H2H rating.

Bowe's win against prime/near-prime Holyfiled is better than anything on Wlad's or Lennox's record but that doesn't mean he is better.

Very clear it's Wlad and not particularly close either.

In terms of skills alone Bowe is no match for Wlad.
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Who do you think will be remembered as the greater fighter?
Wladimir by miles and miles. Bowe had all the attributes needed to be a truly great heavyweight, but his attitude to the sport absolutely stank. Night and day really. Wladimir came back better from adversity, showed real heart and real intelligence and complete dedication, and that is what makes him a great fighter and a great champion.
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Vlad,easily over Bowe.Bowe had:Foreman,Morrison,Lewis,Tyson,and Moorer and never fought any of them.
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Wlad has had the better career by far. Bowe was a beast for a few years though.
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Over 80% so far have chosen Wladimir.

I made this poll on another site this morning and the result is about the same.
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Its very difficult to say. Bowe basically beat everyone he ever faced and had a classic trilogy with Evander Holyfield. But the shameful ducking of Lennox Lewis puts his entire career into question.

Wlad may have hid behind his brother at some points but he never blatantly ducked another fighter the way chicken Bowe did. They are about even when all is said and done.
One could argue he ducked Sanders....I think he did.
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I can't really answer this question. There are too many variables that are not consistant for both men and thats a problem:

a) Bowe was a good fighter in a tough division...He was naturally talented and had a great instinct

B) Vlad will probably be considered a good/great fighter in a horrible division, he is coachable and had to learn to protect his chin.

a) Bowe fought a great fighter that defined his legacy
b) Vlad as dominated weak fighters that defined his legacy.

a) Bowe's career was quick, out of control and crazy
b) Vlad's career was planned from day one, never deviated, no risks taken, no riots, no men in parachutes, no andrew Golata nut hitting....

Going head to head? I don't care for Bowe much but he would treat Vlad like he did Gonzalez...bet on it. Vlad is even scared of today's version of Hollyfield ....
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