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" IT IS WHAT IT IS " Dec 23, '06 12:31 AM
by Jim for everyone


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My God, in the words of Tony Soprano, that is is state of today's heavyweight division. Sad...Very sad indeed. The # 1 ranked heavyweight by most people's opinion is Wladimir Klitschko. I'm a little uncomfortable with that. Why ? Because as Corrie Sanders, Lamon Brewster, DaVaryll Williamson and Sam Peter have shown, no one will ever compare Wlad to Jake LaMotta in the chin department.

Oleg ??? I beg you not to take me there...

Valuev ??? He makes Carnera look like Muhammad Ali...

To the winner of Sam Peter-James Toney II...Good luck, you'll need it !

Shannon Briggs...His win over Sergei Liakhovich put the division back ten years and then some.

And people wonder why I live in the past ? Duh !!!!
 

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Captainobvious99 said:
I dont even pay attention to the heavy weight division at this point. Until theres some real excitement there, ill be watching the smaller guys.
I cannot ever remember a time there hasn't over all been a a greater number of good fighters at any given time in the lighter weight divisions, however. The lighter weight divisions have never drawn the attention the heavyweights do.

They say as the heavy weight division goes so goes the sport of boxing. It's at its lowest now: there's no real star; but it seems like another great always emerges, somebody comes along for every era.

But it doesn't look like anybody's coming for this one: I hope so, but I don't see it. There are no heavy weight fighters for example like Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, and Joe Frazier's caliber at the top today and none coming up the ladder.
 

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Looks like it will be a while until the heavies get exciting again.There is usually never a dull moment in the lower weights anyway.I hope 07 brings good action. On the club level here at home it looks like a great year ahead.Hope all of you have a happy holiday and a safe time through the New Year.
 
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