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Yeah Americans don’t need an American Heavyweight Champ. Us Americans don’t care about the heavies

Posted October 9, 2013 12:25 pm 


I respect any man who steps in the ring but for Banks to try to compare this fight to any of the Holy-Bowe fights is just wrong.As for the clinching goes, I saw the fight and clinching and leaning on the back are 2 totally different things. Lennox did this and in my eyes is a foul and the same goes for WK. The ref should have warned him from the get go and started to take points for this. And also wrong about Americans needing an American HW champ (it would be nice but not necessary). True fans don’t care the nationality or race of any fighter, they just want to see good overall boxing skills with fighters leaving it all in the ring, this wasn’t the case with either WK or Lewis. So they can win but just won’t be popular in the States. I doubt HBO will put WK on again. And even if they do I’m passing on his next fights.

Posted October 9, 2013 7:38 am 


I don’t see anybody bowing down chanting
Wilder Wilder Wilder Wilder Wilder Wilder

Worship? What Worship?

Posted October 9, 2013 3:08 am 


Right now, Wilder is worshiped in America … Its all the noise made by his marketing machine WE all know Wilder is UNPROVEN ..Having the Olympic success is the big driving factor in as much as the “success” WIlder has had as a Pro …..I feel Adamek could bring him down …. Chisora as well ….

Posted October 9, 2013 2:43 am 


I don’t think anybody can dispute the fact that Vlad and vitali are great at winning fights. Whether someone enjoys their style of boxing or not determines if they “hate” them. Personally, I choose not to watch either of then fight. The same goes for most of the heavyweight division. That’s just my opinion, not “hate”.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:26 am 

Jim Rich

Wow look at that jab from Wlad. It think we found the next Superman AKA Man of Steel. Hollywood here Wlad comes, he can save lois lane and the planet. Wlad would make a good clark kent don’t you think.

Posted October 8, 2013 11:44 pm 


My question to Banks would be….why didn`t you punch Seth Mitchell in the head till he fell over?


Because the “not punching him in the head” tactic wasn`t paying off and was pretty much the only way to lose to him.

Posted October 8, 2013 11:34 pm 

Joseph Herron

I thought Johnathon gave a lot of very logical responses to all of the criticisms that he and Wladimir have been receiving since Saturday night…if you didn’t get a chance to hear the entire interview, check it out. Mr. Banks starts off the show…brilliant stuff!!

Posted October 8, 2013 11:11 pm 


Farmboxer, are you sure you know the meaning of the word “hate?” I don’t think you do.

Posted October 8, 2013 9:52 pm 


Vlad “is” the most talented heavyweight on the planet, but he has been hated by American boxing press since he won the gold medal and the hatred is not just provincial………….I, and so many others, know the “real” reason Vitali and Vlad are hated, to the extreme, in America. Right now, Wilder is worshiped in America. He is ranked #3 by WBC without fighting anyone who is ranked, not top ten, 20, 30 40, ad infinitum. When Vlad knocked Austin out, using only his left hand with five left hooks that were very quick, the haters claimed he was the worst heavyweight in the world today. Vlad knocked Thompson out two times, both Thompson and Austin were 6 feet feet 6, not to mention Wach who was 6 feet 8 inches tall, approx. 250. McCline, Vlad TKO’d him in the 10th round easily when McCline was at his peak. Vlad stopped Derrick Jefferson in the second round, both McCline and Jefferson were 6 feet 6 inches tall. Vlad knock out Bostice at MSG, USA. Bostice was 6 feet 5 and many more. All the haters claim that Vlad can only beat short fighters, including a recent article on this page! Compare Vlad’s opponents with Wilder’s! The same people are now claiming that Wilder is superior to Vlad and would knock Vitali and Vlad out easily, however, when Vlad sparred with Wilder while preparing for the Wach fight, Vlad outclassed him, knocked him down with a jab!!!!!!! Can you imagine what would have happened in the ring without head gear, etc.?! Should Vlad fight Sconiers or some other Wilder opponent? Would Americans call Vlad the best then?! Perhaps Vlad should start fighting a bunch of winos. Vlad won the gold medal in the Olympics and so did Povetkin, if they can fight at all, then why did they win the gold? I am sick of the double standard in boxing.

Posted October 8, 2013 9:37 pm 

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