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Old 07-19-2012, 11:54 AM #28
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Originally Posted by Capaedia View Post
Early Wlad had a great jab and wasn't afraid to brawl.

Steward changed him to his 'one-dimensional' style.

One-dimensional is the most over-used and one of the most meaningless terms in boxing. Wlad is very difficult to hit, he controls distance and pace, he has a great right hand to keep them honest, he smothers (effectively yet boringly) any fighter that gets inside, and he has a full arsenal of punches.

Rios is one-dimensional. Wlad is not.
Most of those things you mention are dependent on his size. He does have a great jab so that would carry over.

But he's difficult to hit because of his length, it allows him to position his body in a certain angle and distance. That wouldn't be half as effective if he was a smaller fighter.

He controls distance again because of his longer reach due to his size.

He does have a great right hand when it lands but his body weight helps him with that power. If he was smaller but had the same body weight, he'd be slower.

He's only able to smother that way again because of his size, he can force his weight down on to opponents.

Most of those things are size-dependent, apart from the jab.
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