Is Deontay Wilder the future of Heavyweight boxing?

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  1. thegamer96

    thegamer96 Yellow Belt

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    The reason I think Deontay has less star power than guys at lower weight classes is largely because a lot of casuals probably don't see him as the best. He hasn't beaten Wlad - Wlad is the ''guy'' of the division.

    Everyone knows that some russian dude has been dominating the heavies, and Deontay not beating him makes people think he's a paper champ. Here's what we know of Deontay:

    • Despite starting boxing at 20, he won a bronze medal
    • Emmanuel Steward, before he died said Deontay had some of the best talent he's seen in years
    • Lennox Lewis said with a few more fights, he can take out Klitschko

    What we know about Wlad:

    • He's dominated for a long time
    • He's seriously slowing down. He looked terrible against Bryant Jennings

    As Wlad gets older, and Deontay gets more experience, he'll be in a more realistic position to win against Wlad

    Conclusion - Deontay, a charismatic American beating Wlad or whoever has the other belts, and unifying the division will put H.W boxing back on the map
     
  2. Athenry04

    Athenry04 Black Belt

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    Short answer: no.
     
  3. robotsonic

    robotsonic Brown Belt

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    'Put heavyweight boxing back on the map'....LOL Wilder is as boring ass a fighter as Klitschko is. Was that just an admission that Americans are only interested in the heavyweight division when the champ is one of theirs and the past 10 years of disparaging the Klitschko's and the heavyweight division in general is down to that?

    Weak...
     
  4. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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    I need to see him face better competition.
     
  5. aries

    aries Silver Belt

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    No. Joshua, Parker and possibly Whyte will surpass him.
     
  6. thegamer96

    thegamer96 Yellow Belt

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    He fought Stiverne. Stiverne was eating shots from Arreola.
     
  7. thegamer96

    thegamer96 Yellow Belt

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    Well, yeah. People don't want a non-American champ. Lennox Lewis wasn't big in the states because he's not American.

    Also, Wilder is FAR more exciting than Wlad.
     
  8. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    Wilder has a lot of potential IMO. I think Joshua will be better, but we'll see. Also, i think Jennings is pretty talented.
     
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  10. actjac

    actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    The answer is yes. Wilder is currently an undefeated champion with huge knockout power and upside potential for greatness.

    Add to the future of the heavyweight division: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker, Hughie Fury and as a 6'3" southpaw even add Olexandr Usyk to the list.....These boxers will compete against each other and dominate for years....I predict that this era will be seen as even greater than the era of Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Norton.
     
  11. thegamer96

    thegamer96 Yellow Belt

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    I fully agree with you. I can envision it now.

    Once Klitschko is out of the picture, the division will liven up; the heavyweight division has ALWAYS had periods of lifelessness, e.g:

    • Period inbetween Johnson losing the belt and Dempsey winning
    • Period inbetween Louis retiring and Marciano winning
    • Period inbetween Marciano retiring and Muhammad Ali winning
    • Period inbetween Muhammad Ali retiring and Mike Tyson winning

    Etc, I'm sure I've missed some, but I think some of the rising stars will make for an interesting future.
     
  12. StopDucking

    StopDucking Ronda Rousey hater

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    How could an era be great with literally zero great fighters?
     
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    ThaiPlumRillo Brown Belt

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    Ruiz is, eventually. Will pan out to what areolla never did.
     
  14. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Wilder is boring?
     
  15. Prime Ang

    Prime Ang Kang Banned

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    Lmao, if you think Wilder is boring you probably should stop watching boxing. I mean holy shit.
     
  16. ssx

    ssx Brown Belt

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    Came here to post this^^^
     
  17. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

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    He is the future, in that he will be around for a few years. But the future will be a reign of FURY.
     
  18. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Hw will never be the same with how baseball, football and basketball pay these days. Any big elite athlete will be directed towards those sports from a very young age. Deontay while a great athlete is not nfl elite
     
  19. Vintersorg

    Vintersorg Blue Belt

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    Don't forget about Filip Hrgovic. He's currently still an amateur cause his manager/coach did not want to push him into the pros too early. He will most probably go pro after the Olympics. He's been fighting in the WSB for a few years now. WSB is really good and the matches there are almost like pro boxing, not as many rounds but very dynamic and lot of the matches are way more entertaining than today's pro boxing(especially HW). He's a tall guy(6 ft 6 in), but very good at inside fighting, he's not your classic distance fighter.
     
  20. MeBig

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    Thanks for introducing yourself and the WSB to the boards proper Filip. Good to have u.
     

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