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All these guys have the wrong style to beat Wald! They would be just be KO’d.

Posted August 26, 2012 1:31 am 


wilder needs to step it up. Face someone good. I think old Michael Grant would beat these guys

Posted August 26, 2012 1:18 am 

Fight Aficionado

Slim, Arreola is not a prospect he’s a contender. Once you get a title shot you’re no longer a prospect. If this was about American contenders I’d still put Arreola on top of the list.

Posted August 25, 2012 5:38 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Mitchell’s definitely America’s best prospect. Those polled are calling Wilder #2 simply on talent and potential upside. The real #2 American prospect is Jennings, by a mile. I’m talking real world prospect, not theoretical prospect based on what-ifs.

Posted August 25, 2012 5:34 pm 


pugfan – I totally agree with you. Besides the Klits, none of the former Soviet fighters (or Eastern Europeans) are worth anything either. I know that everyone hates him due to his no-show against Wlad, but to be honest David Haye is by far the most talented fighter out there. Fast, good amatuer background, and one-punch KO power with either hand.

Posted August 25, 2012 12:37 pm 


the European heavyweights are not any better then the American heavyweights.if they were someone would have beaten a Klitschko by now.the heavyweights from England are hype jobs who really just look like bums in my opinion.

Posted August 25, 2012 12:21 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie…

Styles make fights, Jennings can’t get past Welliver.

Posted August 25, 2012 11:56 am 

Not Stupid

Calling Rodriguez’s opponents “journeymen” is an insult to actual journeymen.

Posted August 25, 2012 11:14 am 


Sad when the best US heavy is fres and he is about 39, easily the best american

Posted August 25, 2012 9:27 am 

Myo Sint

Is this the reason his name is not mentioned Dave?

Posted August 25, 2012 9:22 am 


These are terrible times for US heavyweights. Up until The K brothers American heavyweights were household names globally, from Johnson, Dempsey, Louis, The Rock, Ali, Holmes and Tyson. Nobody in the US never mind Europe would of heard of any of these current guys. Very sad times.

Posted August 25, 2012 8:48 am 


If “Nino” took anymore time, he’d be eternity.

Posted August 25, 2012 8:13 am 


Yes, huge punch, very flawed and super exciting

Posted August 25, 2012 3:41 am 


“take your time” yeah when klitchko retire and become senior than challenge them … Lol

Posted August 25, 2012 12:55 am 


I got one American talent in my mind who I think if he has a right trainer will go very far in haveyweight his name is stivens bujaj
He is a cruiser right now but he is young and he will definitely fight at haveyweight later on…
Watch him!

Posted August 25, 2012 12:47 am 


Translation – It’s pointless and dull.

Posted August 24, 2012 10:15 pm 


Discussing the American heavyweight “talent” pool is like having a conversation about a fleet of old Reliant K Cars instead of Porches, Lamborghini’s or old American Muscle cars.

Posted August 24, 2012 10:14 pm 


Personally, I think Wilder and Jennings would ko Mitchell.

Posted August 24, 2012 9:51 pm 

Kid Blast


Posted August 24, 2012 9:27 pm 


Wilder is decent but needs to refine his skills….he looks sloppy. both K-bros would destroy him.

Posted August 24, 2012 8:02 pm 

john white

I believe David ” Nino ” Rodriguez will be heavyweight champion, I think?
36-0 34ko’s, he has 24 first round ko’s. Of course fighting journey men.
Was at one point ranked 15th by the WBC but now scratched due to a knee injury.
Take your time David heal properly get in shape and take care of the two robotic
stiff bums name Klitschko. That’s if 6’7″ ko artist Deontay Wilder 24-0 24ko’s doesn’t beat them both first.

Posted August 24, 2012 7:25 pm 

philly shell

I tend to route for the philly fighters, but Jennings doesn’t have a lot of KO’s which is what I like in heavyweights. On the other hand I can’t wait to see Wilder step up and fight some names. 100% ko ratio. Sure he’s fighting mostly bums, but he’s doing what he’s supposed to do with bums – knocking them out.

Posted August 24, 2012 7:12 pm 

Myo Sint

Have you guys heard of Magomed Abduslamov?

Posted August 24, 2012 6:54 pm 


mitchell is always on hbo and wilder isnt on anything so of course seth is gonna win the poll !!!

Posted August 24, 2012 6:44 pm 


lol @ joe hanks, he’s fought worse opposition than deontay wilder but has none of the power or athleticism, future journeyman at best

Posted August 24, 2012 6:35 pm 

Kid Blast

Pulev, Ustinov, Boytsov, Fury, Price, Helenius, Haye and Pianeta as well

Posted August 24, 2012 6:25 pm 


Oprah Winfrey

Posted August 24, 2012 6:11 pm 


Wilder was my pick. Mitchell is strong, but doesn’t have Wilder’s skill level. Jennings is skillful with not much power.

Posted August 24, 2012 6:10 pm 

Kid Blast

And they are all giants. I mean big and tall. Helenius as just one example. And , of course, Price as another. They would decapitate Mitchell and/or Jennings. Wilder I’m not so sure.

Posted August 24, 2012 6:01 pm 

Kid Blast

Like being the second tallest midget in the circus!! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

Posted August 24, 2012 5:58 pm 

E in Denver

US HW boxing is in a sad state. So this poll is irelevant. The K Bros closest comp will come out of Europe somewhere. The UK is having a surge of potential HW talent. Not sure any could take the K Bros but they are a lot closer than anyone in the US right now.

Posted August 24, 2012 5:44 pm 


Nobody is going to be beating the Klitchkos. They will retire with the belts and then it will be a free for all after.

Posted August 24, 2012 5:35 pm 


Seth Mitchell is the best American prospect but so what? Look at the ratings. You’ve got 4 undefeated non-Americans ahead of him: Helenius, Fury, Pulev and Povetkin. David Haye is ranked ahead of them. Seth needs lots of work before he challenges for the grandest prize in all of sports. Let him fight 3 or 4 of the above mentioned boxers. If he came out on top, I’d give him an excellent shot of winning the title. I wish him well; he seems like a nice guy.

Posted August 24, 2012 5:28 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie…

Jennings doesn’t have enough pop. Only a half dozen ko’s against weak opponents. Arreola would wipe the floor with him. With more experience, Mitchel could make some noise.

Posted August 24, 2012 5:09 pm 

KnucKled Eye

I know I’m not answering the question outright but, the only type person to beat either of the Klits would be someone like Usane Bolt. Imagine someone as tall as Usane with the supreme athletisim, a dude like that would kick ass for a long time.

Posted August 24, 2012 4:29 pm 


The US contenders should fight the EU ditto, so we could get some quality title-fights. They should fight Pulev, Ustinov, Boytsov, Fury, Price, Helenius, Haye and Pianeta to mention a few.

Posted August 24, 2012 4:01 pm 


Thanks for letting me know about this poll. I voted for Seth Mitchell. There isn’t a hell of a lot to chose from. I thought of Wilder, but he’s just moving up too slowly.

Posted August 24, 2012 3:39 pm 

Slim Whitman

Wow, Arreola is already off the radar. Well to be fair, it is a poll, not Ring themselves saying it.

Posted August 24, 2012 3:37 pm 

Kid Blast

Very sad :cry:

Posted August 24, 2012 3:21 pm 

Kid Blast

Ring Mag sucks to the max and is totally conflicted by the fact it is owned by GBP. Nuff said. :evil:

Posted August 24, 2012 3:15 pm 


They would not even be top 20 in Europe. Sad state of HW boxing for us at this time.

Posted August 24, 2012 3:14 pm 


I know everyone in the US likes Mitchell, but my money is on Jennings, he has seasoning that most other young heavies dont have, including Mitchell. Next time you watch Mitchell, Wiler, and Jennings etc. take a close look at their technique, I just think Jennings has the best style and he seems to have that intangible thing that I can’t describe. I also love to watch Mitchell and Wilder, they’re good too. I used to like Hanks but they protected him for so long it looks like they have NO confidence in him. Same with Wilder, if he’s so good (all by ko) then why the hell wouldn’t they want to throw him ion the mix and make millions. Makes you think.

Posted August 24, 2012 3:12 pm 

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