- May 26, 2018
My Rankings -
- Ruiz Jr
I really, really like Usyk, but he fought a tubby doorman (basically). Chazz was never elite and he's been fighting at a way lower level since the Thompson loss. Usyk has the tools to be good (though I reckon he needs to be careful around weight gain/mobility) and injuries suggest his body isn't enjoying the move up.How does Fury put Usyk at #4, when Usyk has yet to face a serious HW opponent?
That's just ridiculous.
Whyte over Ruiz? Ruiz beat Joshua. Both men lost to Joshua, Whyte convincingly.Fury
Ruiz beat AJ, but was badly out boxed in the rematch. Ruiz is a brilliant fighter. Great handspeed, proper Mexican style. It's just a shame he's a tubby mess. Whyte was shite against Wach, but Rivas was a sound win. Could maybe do with being sub 18 stone though. Seems to be a little too heavy and be vulnerable late on (Parker and Rivas fights). 17.5 seems to suit him. Whyte lost to AJ 4 years ago, not relevant now. Ruiz scalping AJ was great, but he has Dimitrenko, AJ and Johnson in the last 2 years. Whyte has Browne, Chisora, Rivas, Wach, Parker...I rank off past results not potential...
Whyte over Ruiz? Ruiz beat Joshua. Both men lost to Joshua, Whyte convincingly.
Hunter over Povetkin? They have a draw.
Povetkin has only lost to Klit and AJ.
Hunter has lost to Usyk.
Should Usyk go in ahead of Hunter and Povetkin?
Hunter has lost to Usyk.
Do you think Hunter beats Usyk at HW?Yeah, but that was at CW, and Hunter was always weight drained there.
He's looks MUCH better since he moved up. Same skillset but more power and more stamina.
I'm not sure exactly where he ranks based on opponents, but I rank him VERY highly based on talent & potential.
I will answer this after the Chisora fight. I have two concerns about Usyk at heavyweight. He's becoming more injury prone since moving up and admitted he was "too light" against Witherspoon. If his body is struggling and he's wanting to get heavier, it won't end well. So much of Usyk's game is movement. I genuinely wonder if he can fight at 105kg and still be "Usyk". Usyk doesn't have massive one punch power, he slowly wears you down. I really liked the Chisora fight and would use that as a grounding. I'm a very big fan. Just wonder if his body is better suited to cw.Do you think Hunter beats Usyk at HW?
Do you think Hunter beats Usyk at HW?
Ruiz Jr. seems far too fucking low. I haven't slept at all today, but I'll see if I can give it a go:
Right, his only losses have been to the consenus #1 ranked heavyweight in the world at the time when he fought themPovetkin is as they say the best HW to never hold the full HW title. The experience and danger he poses has only been handled once by Klitschko excessively holding and a younger AJ in a war.
Can't have a top 5 that doesn't include Povetkin even if he loses to the big 3.