Is Wladimir Klitschko the most boring heavyweight champion ever? | The Tylt
After 20 years of professional boxing, Wladimir Klitschko is finally hanging up the gloves. During his career, he was the second-longest reigning heavyweight champion ever—but his dominance was undercut by the lack of excitement in his fights. He was a great boxer, but his knockouts didn’t have the same electricity as Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali. However, his dominance made watching his boxing technique exciting. What do you think? 🥊
Is Wladimir Klitschko the most boring heavyweight champion ever?
There was a time when being a heavyweight champion of the world meant something. The snap of the glove, the power of the punches and the terrifying sound of dead weight hitting the mat made for exciting matches. However, it all changed when Vladimir Klitschko became champion.
There is no doubt Klitschko is a great boxer, but his style does not result in exciting fights. He doesn't take risks, and his unmatched boxing IQ keeps him a step ahead of everyone. However, it means he can win matches without expending any energy. He will wait for opponents to make a mistake or tire, and pounce with a precision punch, but not necessarily powerful ones.
Klitschko may be one of the greatest boxers, but he was boring.
Excellent boxer but boring fights and boring showman. Heavyweight division and all of boxing lost momentum with Klitschko champ.— tak (@tak_twitt) August 3, 2017
There is no way you can call a guy with 53 knockout victories "boring." Wladimir Klitschko was an absolute surgeon in the ring, and real boxing fans knew watching him fight was like watching Pablo Picasso paint.
Klitschko's boxing was a thing of beauty. Every punch he threw had a purpose. Whether it was breaking a guard or setting up a power punch, he wasted no energy inflicting damage or taking it unnecessarily. When Klitschko was in the ring, he controlled his opponents, imposing his will on the fight. Watching him was watching boxing at the highest level.
People who think Klitschko is boring to watch have no idea what they are talking about. He would still knock out opponents, and more importantly, he would win. True boxing fans were excited to watch Klitschko fight.
You lost me as soon as you said Joshua and Klitschko were boring then went on to say you're a student of the game. Obviously you're not(1/2)— FightPicks inc (@MixedMartialBet) May 2, 2017