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By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There’s Wladimir Klitschko.
You know him. Tall guy. Born in Kazakhstan. Lives in the Ukraine. Dates a tiny American actress. And he’s held at least two big pieces of the title-belt puzzle for more than half a decade. Outside of the minority that cedes the crown to his older brother, Vitali, most consider him heavyweight champion of the world.
And then there’s Tony Thompson.
You probably know him, too. He beats up most of the guys they put in front of him who aren’t named Wladimir Klitschko. And he unapologetically drops the jaws of live interviewers on British boxing broadcasts. Now, after another stirring night in Liverpool last Saturday, Thompson has a new title, too.
The heavyweight champion of everybody else.
Regardless of whether you think Thompson actually gave Klitschko more than a pedestrian challenge in their 17 combined rounds together – 11 in 2008, six in 2012 – you’ve got to admire the position the old man has worked himself into, thanks to a pair of upset beatings of Englishman David Price.
Though the first defeat of the 6-foot-9 fan favorite could be legitimately framed as a lucky shot from a guy who’d been sufficiently handled in the first round, Thompson’s rise from the floor to batter an out of gas foe in the rematch says as much about his positives as it does Price’s glaring negatives. [Click Here To Read More]
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What the ****?
There is not one serious contender on Thompsons record. He's fought a few fringe guys and got two shots at the title.
He upset a prospect. It's cool and all, but... whoopty-****in-doo, ya know? Dude is now fit to fight Adamek or maybe Arreola or something, and he'd probably loose both those fights, too.
Way too much attention is being paid to this win.
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How is Thompson best of the rest? Ever hear of David Haye or Alexander Povetkin?
Fury v Thompson for the spot below those two may be interesting assuming you ignore Pulev and helenius. But oh wait I forgot Thompson is American so yeah he must be the 'champion of everybody else'