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Old 05-10-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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While I can appreciate the technical approach of the Klitschko brothers, it was good to see a couple of big men get into a small ring and bang especially after all of the trash talking leading up to the fight. Arreola looked better than he has perhaps ever, but it wasn't enough to win the WBC heavyweight championship that Vitali vacated. Instead, Stiverne snatched the belt with an impressive 6th round knockout. It wasn't a virtuoso performance by any means, but was entertaining nonetheless. Stiverne started out strong buzzing Arreola towards the end of the first round and then his activity level oddly dropped as he decided to give away rounds. Arreola gladly took them by starting to jab and put combinations together though Stiverne got in some nice counter shots here and there. Then that sixth round came and Arreola put a lazy left out there and Stiverne came over the top just like in their first fight and caught Arreola right on the temple. Rubber legs, canvas, beginning of the end.

It was just good to see a competitive heavyweight fight instead of a situation where one guy is so overmatched that he's just trying to survive instead of trying to win. Stiverne by all rights should get a shot at Wlad, but might have to go through Deontay Wilder in order to get that shot. He's only 6'2 and eats a few too many shots imo, but he's got a solid beard, quick hands and pretty nice pop in both. If he does get the fight against Wlad, that reach and straight right will be tough for him to overcome, but Wlad's chin has been suspect in the past. If Stiverne could get to it things could get interesting in the heavyweight division for the first time in a long time.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Stiverne will fight whoever offers the most money- almost undoubtably Klitschko, who wants to unify the title.


As far as boxing organization ratings, that's just not very important as the real issue is the money.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I want to see Deontay Wilder take a shot at this before we go straight to unifying titles.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I want to see Deontay Wilder take a shot at this before we go straight to unifying titles.

So do I...and Wilder is the mandatory to the WBC title.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Dana Point
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I have a feeling that Wilder gets KO'd by Stiverne.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Stiverne is good for the division. He has power, a good chin, and fast hands. Yet he is always overweight, lacks defense, and is ponderous of foot.

In other he could beat anyone or be beaten by anyone on a given day.

Wlad will probably jab and grab his way to a win. I say Deontay gets starched.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I have a feeling that Wilder gets KO'd by Stiverne.
That wouldn't surprise me. An isolated incident, but seeing him on YouTube get knocked down by some bum named Harold Sconiers makes me wonder how he's gonna react when he gets hit by someone who can really punch like Stiverne. Wilder is a long lean guy with thin legs. He doesn't have that solid base that leads me to believe that he can stand up to sustained punishment. He is pretty effective though when he can consistently get off first without too much return fire.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Dana Point
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That wouldn't surprise me. An isolated incident, but seeing him on YouTube get knocked down by some bum named Harold Sconiers makes me wonder how he's gonna react when he gets hit by someone who can really punch like Stiverne. Wilder is a long lean guy with thin legs. He doesn't have that solid base that leads me to believe that he can stand up to sustained punishment. He is pretty effective though when he can consistently get off first without too much return fire.
Agreed.

Wilder, if you let him get off, is hard to beat. I just see Stiverne being able to handle Wilder defensively, and being able to drag Wilder into deeper waters and crack him mentally. Wilder has never seemed like a very mentally tough guy. I mean just recently he got into a real fight with a guy who was trolling him on Facebook. No joke, it was video taped and posted on youtube.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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Poor Arreola man. He was going to be the first fighter of Mexican descent to be world champion. If he would have won his assets would skyrocket and he would have gotten tens of thousands of fans. An opportunity missed.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:59 AM
 
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Poor Arreola man. He was going to be the first fighter of Mexican descent to be world champion. If he would have won his assets would skyrocket and he would have gotten tens of thousands of fans. An opportunity missed.
He has had many of opportunity. His ship had sailed long before Saturday night.
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