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Old 08-27-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: somewhere on I-35 in-between Austin and San Antonio
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Why is there such an overall lack of talent in the heavyweight division? I know in the U.S. a big reason why we don't produce a lot of heavyweight contenders is because most really big athletes play football instead of box. Deontay Wilder and Bryant Jennings look like contenders, but they haven't really fought anyone yet. The rest of the world doesn't seem to be putting out any dominating heavyweights either, except for Klitschko. When W. Klitschko retires this division won't have any superstar fighters.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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It is because

A) There are virtually no amateur boxing programs left in the United States, and

B) A lot of these East Euro fighters are going ABA Pro rather than the traditional route.

There just isn' t anywhere for them to come from.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:52 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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Adamek and the Klitchkos are the ****. Whiteboys holdin' it down, ya heard me.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: somewhere on I-35 in-between Austin and San Antonio
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Adamek and the Klitchkos are the ****. Whiteboys holdin' it down, ya heard me.
I agree, but Klitchko is going to retire soon and I think Adamek is overrated. Adamek isn't an A level fighter, he's just a really tough guy who benefited from the Heavyweight division lacking in talent right now.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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Adamek is pretty solid. He's also really small for heavyweight and wasn't even in that division until later in his career.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:21 AM
 
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Adamek is pretty solid. He's also really small for heavyweight and wasn't even in that division until later in his career.
Yeah he is small to be fighting at heavyweight. Steve Cunningham is in the same boat, a Cruiserweight who bumped up to Heavyweight. I see a lot of Cruiserweights doing this right now because the Heavyweight division is so thin. A lot of them are fighting in the Heavyweight division at around 208-212 lbs.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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Adamek is pretty solid. He's also really small for heavyweight and wasn't even in that division until later in his career.
He just got beat by Glazkov, who is himself not that good.

Pulev will be the next big thing. If Robert Helenius can ever get his injury and promotional woes straightened out, he can be a champ. Povetkin has another big fight coming up.

There are young guys our there. Just found out about a pair of Swedes: Granate and Wallin.

A lot of people have been hoping for a few years that Bogdan Dinu's career will take off due to his physical skills and solid amateur career. He just got a new promotional team so good luck to him.

Thing is, a lot of these Europeans who could be big time contributors...Cammarelle, Dytcho...just don't seem to want to turn pro.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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Money is good, but the glory isn't there. Heavyweight-sized (American) athletes can be quarterbacks, defensive ends, NBA small forwards, soccer goalies....any number of sports....and probably take less of a beating.
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