Did you see fight where Stiverne was,(T) KO'd?? If you havent, then i suggest you watch it. its on YOUTUBE. It was the bullsitiest of bullshit stoppages. He got caught as he was tiring from giving that guy a beating. he wasnt down and his hands were up the whole time. I dont think he was really hurt as much as he was tired. True, he should never have been in that situation with that level of opponent. I think that was a learning experience and would not use that particular loss to form any type of bias.
Since we're looking for chinks in the armour, Deontay was knocked down by a tomato can that was 17-20. Of course he won the fight , but surely if a guy 17-20 can get to Deontay, whats he gonna do when Stiverne hits him?
now I'm biased? Ok
I saw the fight a while ago and it probably could've continued but to me a bullshit stoppage was what happened to Meldrick Taylor against Chavez, Bermane going down by a fighter of that record was bullshit on his part. The fact remains, does he or doesn't he have an L on his record from an 11-15 fighter? A majority of the people calling the stoppage bullshit are biased.
Yeah Deontay went down but he doesn't have a L on his record does he?
All I hear is how skilled Bermane is yet his whole body of work is equal to Wilder's. When has he displayed this skill? Against Ray Austin? Against Arreola? Who hurt him numerous times, the same thing you said about Wilder could definitely be said about Bermane. Wilder has freakish power and if he connects flush its over
It's a true pick'em fight to me. If you like Stiverne that's cool but don't be calling me biased because I pointed out a flaw or two in someone you like. Half the people rooting against Wilder doing it because they say he's unproven but ignore that Stiverne is too and for the simple fact that some fans don't like Wilder for whatever reason
But he's an Olympic medalist, undefeated as a pro with freakish power. You've got to have some type of skills to do what he's done up to this point. One could argue that Stiverne and Wilder are equally skilled
And for the record if you don't want to be a victim of an alleged stoppage, you probably shouldn't get buzzed in the first place, pound your chest like a gorilla and get buzzed again...I guess we should ignore the draw he had against a 17-17 fighter as well right?
Wilder got his faults too, I think they should've moved him along faster but he here now. It's time to put up or shutup. And I know Stiverne itching to put a L on Wilder's record. Idk who'll win but I do believe one of them getting KTFO
Edited by mrchitown, 09 January 2015 - 09:50 AM.