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Vlad vs. Kirk


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Alright y'all

This weekend on HBO boxing its Vitali Klitschko vs. Kirk Johnson.

Odds have it in favor for Vitali after his impressive showing against an under-trained Lennox Lewis. (N)

Im calling it in favor for the underdog Kirk. Just because if the new and supposedly improved Kirk is really on his game plan, then its lights out for Vitali. Not impressed by the Klitschkos at all really. Never thought they were the heir-apparents for the heavyweight thrones.

Also on the card! Yes, the somewhat impressive Baby Joe Mesi. In a water downed heavyweight division, this Italian kid may have a chance. We will see after this weekend if he truly has the goods. His last fight he knocked out Davryl Williamson in the first round and looked real good doing it. I, myself, was rather impressed at his willingness to exchange early on!

Call it if you can! Will it be Kirk or Vitali?

See you with the results on Saturday night... See you in the meantime for discussion.

edit: f'd up on the thread title. put Vlad when it should be Vitali. tough nuts. easy to get the two confused. lol.

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I think Kirk Johnson will win the fight, but I'm not sure whether to call it by TKO or decision. The reason I say TKO is because Vladamir Klitschko seems to have a problem whenever he gets cut. The whole reason Lennox even was considered for winning that fight was because of the damage to the Vlad's left eye. And besides, Kirk Johnson will be about 85% better trained and in shape than was Lewis.

As far as Vlad and Vitali being overrated...I haven't seen enough of Vladamir's fights but Vitali is pretty damn good. But I think the heavyweight division as a whole is just lousy right now. There is nobody worth watching these days (except maybe Johnson if he wins this fight). I miss the days of the old Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Holyfield, Frank Bruno, Hasim Rahman, etc.

Can't wait until Dec. 13th though. Hopkins, Joppy, Rahman, Judah...ohhhhh yeaaaah.

edit: Hey digipoi, I used to live in Waipahu; went to school in Kaneohe at HPU-Windward. Hahaha, needless to say I was an outcast, but it was the only place affordable (and I knew someone there already). Kaneohe rocks! Best weather, best views, best scenery...besides San Francisco ;)

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I think Kirk Johnson will win the fight, but I'm not sure whether to call it by TKO or decision. The reason I say TKO is because Vladamir Klitschko seems to have a problem whenever he gets cut. The whole reason Lennox even was considered for winning that fight was because of the damage to the Vlad's left eye. And besides, Kirk Johnson will be about 85% better trained and in shape than was Lewis.

As far as Vlad and Vitali being overrated...I haven't seen enough of Vladamir's fights but Vitali is pretty damn good. But I think the heavyweight division as a whole is just lousy right now. There is nobody worth watching these days (except maybe Johnson if he wins this fight). I miss the days of the old Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Holyfield, Frank Bruno, Hasim Rahman, etc.

Can't wait until Dec. 13th though. Hopkins, Joppy, Rahman, Judah...ohhhhh yeaaaah.

edit: Hey digipoi, I used to live in Waipahu; went to school in Kaneohe at HPU-Windward. Hahaha, needless to say I was an outcast, but it was the only place affordable (and I knew someone there already). Kaneohe rocks! Best weather, best views, best scenery...besides San Francisco ;)

No doubt the heavyweight division rots. How bout Toney laying a whipping on an old ass Holyfield? Loved it.

Next weekends card should be good. Look forward to Rahman knocking out Luiz (Ruiz), Hopkins with an easy win. Judah easy win, whos his opponent?, never heard of him. Although, Judah is very talented, DO NOT CARE for his attitude, street punk.

The best was Paquiao vs, Barrerra. ****. I called that one. Could have got 7 to 1 odds if I put my money where my mouth was. Damn.

Sidenote (soloredd): Kaneohe rules right now with the rainy ass weather. Waterfalls all along the Ko'olaus. Damn beautiful. Gods country is what most people say. Sorry you have to be in SanFran right now. Just kidding. Aloha!

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sorry its way off topic, but its wierd for beeen not to be here arguing against your predictions.

lol! hey man. Been has nothing on Boxing buddy. He'd get owned quick fast.

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Kirk weighing in a 260lbs!!! Career high. He was wearing like 3 jogging suits maybe adding 10lbs. He could be out of shape thus negating my humble prediction. We shall see tomorrow night.

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Vitali will win. I don't care that people say that Lewis was out of shape because and out of shape Lewis can beat half the heavy-weights anyway. Vitali will win but won't beat Lewis in the rematch.

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Vitali Klitschko because I am Ukranian... :laugh:

no, his fight against Lewis really won me over

Theres nothing I like better than seeing Lennox lose. Damn near threw my chair out the window when Rahman knocked him out!

As far as the Klitschos' go, they never terribly impressed me. Ill tell you what, Lennox was in better shape for the first Rahman fight and he got knocked. Klitschko couldnt do it, but I do think he eventually "might" have got to him. But damn, that dude got cut the f*ck up big time. Theres no place in boxing for those types of cuts.

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"That whale has just been harpooned" Larry Merchant

Oh goodness, Kirk looked so pitiful. Vitali was rather impressive for once. I stand corrected on my prediction. Oh well. Thats why its called the theatre of the unexpected.

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