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TRR
06-04-2006, 04:19 PM
Is Valuev the next great heavyweight fighter? He improved his record to 44-0 with over 30 KO's after last nights fight. The competition he has faced, is very limited.

I was wondering what everyone else thinks of this boxer. He's over 7'0 tall, and weighs in around 320 pounds.

BigMeatballDave
06-04-2006, 04:24 PM
Over 7'0? Jeez!

jspchief
06-04-2006, 04:29 PM
His record is padded with a lot of tomato cans from early in his career.

I think he's currently the WBA #1, but that Ruiz decision was a little shaky, and he didn't impress me. I think he's probably a little better than the usual freakshow boxers of that size, but his success has as much to do with a pathetic heavyweight division as anything else.

I'd like to see him face Wlad Klitschko. My guess is Klitschko would destroy him.

Heavyweight boxing sucks right now. it's full of nobodys that promoters still expect PPV money for. If quality boxing doesn't get back on cable/network TV, that sport is going to die.

Demonpenz
06-04-2006, 04:32 PM
I wouldn't mind boxing dying as long as ufc got bigger

BWillie
06-04-2006, 04:58 PM
Ultimate Fighting is going to take over. That shit is crazy. Not that I'd ever do it, but those guys got balls of steel.

tyton75
06-04-2006, 05:03 PM
If they could remove the Don Kings from Boxing and just let talent decide its fate, I think it would boom in popularity; at least the heavy's would

Rain Man
06-04-2006, 05:10 PM
Here's a picture. He's the guy on the left.

http://index.hu/cikkepek/0410/sport/valuev.jpg

Rain Man
06-04-2006, 05:12 PM
Here he is taking an uppercut. But then, aren't they all uppercuts?

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41140000/jpg/_41140564_valueza203.jpg

Moooo
06-04-2006, 05:14 PM
Here's a picture. He's the guy on the left.

http://index.hu/cikkepek/0410/sport/valuev.jpg

He reminds me of the guy from Street Fighter... I don't remember his name... And do they not have weight classes where this guy boxes, cause there's no way that other guy is a heavyweight. Looks to be middle or so.

Moooo

Rain Man
06-04-2006, 05:14 PM
He's the one on the left again.

http://www.sport.it/fnts/sport/immagini/278x210/ruiz_valuev.jpg

SPchief
06-04-2006, 05:15 PM
It must be like boxing Tyson in Tyson TKO

Moooo
06-04-2006, 05:27 PM
It must be like boxing Tyson in Tyson TKO

He has to be slower than crap. I bet he's easy to parry, but that doesn't take away from the ONE that does land.

These kind of guys usually run into problems when they run into other boxers who can go 12 with them. They almost never win without the KO.

Moooo

jspchief
06-04-2006, 05:30 PM
He has to be slower than crap. I bet he's easy to parry, but that doesn't take away from the ONE that does land.

These kind of guys usually run into problems when they run into other boxers who can go 12 with them. They almost never win without the KO.

MooooFor his size, he's relatively nimble. Certainly more so than past 7' boxers. He's not really a bomber, just uses his range to jab the hell out of you.

He went 12 with John Ruiz not that long ago and won a questionable decision.

Rausch
06-04-2006, 06:11 PM
Heavyweight boxing sucks right now. it's full of nobodys that promoters still expect PPV money for. If quality boxing doesn't get back on cable/network TV, that sport is going to die.

HBO has some good bouts coming up in the next 5-6 weeks...

Moooo
06-04-2006, 06:15 PM
Heavyweight boxing sucks. I like watching middleweight or so. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is the man...

Moooo

NJ Chief Fan
06-04-2006, 06:34 PM
Heavyweight boxing sucks. I like watching middleweight or so. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is the man...

Moooo


yea the heavyweight division died with lennox lewis, as much as i hate to admit it i couldnt stand the cocky bastard, this new russian looks like a freakin giant but im not interested in seeming him fight cause the division is dead


floyd mayweather is the man...did you see that fight with zab bout a month back? great fight a riot broke out after zab threw a low blow and the thing is the two families use to be real close friends when the 2 were growing up...id love to see a rematch of that fight

im pissed i remember hearing bout the hopkins/jones jr fight but for some reason it was cancelled...now its tarver/hopkins....hopkins is gonna wipe the mat with this bozo

Frankie
06-04-2006, 07:37 PM
Here's a picture. He's the guy on the left.
http://index.hu/cikkepek/0410/sport/valuev.jpghttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41140000/jpg/_41140564_valueza203.jpghttp://www.sport.it/fnts/sport/immagini/278x210/ruiz_valuev.jpg

OH SHIT!!!
Stallone is gonna make "Rocky 8" now.
:shake: :banghead:

ZootedGranny
06-04-2006, 09:03 PM
I've seen him fight a handful of times, and Valuev needs a lot of work to even think of contending with any top heavyweight. He's terrible defensively, and even worse, he has mediocre power.

His undefeated record comes after fighting bums and getting ridiculous decisions in his favor. One fight, he struggled against a has been in Ruiz, and a never was in Larry Donald.

After his last fight, he said something about "dominating America," and that simply won't happen. Anyone with power will put him to sleep, and a top heavyweight will kill him.

TRR
06-04-2006, 09:07 PM
Good to get opinions of the guy. Looking at his past opponents, it does look like a bunch of cupcakes. However, I don't think you can ever count out a guy with his size. I watched Valuev against Ruiz. I was pretty surprised at how nimble Valuev is, and he seemed to hurt Ruiz, who has always been a bruiser.

Good to know there is a little bit of hope in the heavyweight division.

NJ Chief Fan
06-04-2006, 09:48 PM
how old is this guy? 44-0 makes it seem like the guy has been around for a while like hes in his 30s already