I guess you have heard the news. The man´s retiring and I think it´s right on time.
The question is, what´s the legacy? An Olympic gold medalist. He usually got the job done via KO, but not really in an eye catching fashion. Some say these KOs were just boring to watch. If there is such a thing. However, this should not overshadow the length of Wlad´s reign and the dominance he was able to show during his fights.
Since I have always liked boxing, its purity and using ones advantages to the fullest I have always enjoyed watching Wlad fight - nevermind the paw paw paw right, paw paw style. His questionable chin often made things more interesting than they should have been, but 64/53/5 is a GREAT record against good opposition (considering the talent pool used to be shit in the division)
He also was a smart dude, always well spoken, chose his words wisely and was a great advocate of the sport.
My favorite fight of his was the first fight against Sam Peter. Showed heart and will!
I wish the man a great after boxing career!
Edited by mitukczuk, 03 August 2017 - 02:38 PM.