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New Heavyweight Champion


#1

And this russian is a "heavyweight" at 330 Lbs.


#2

Valuev is a joke. Let's see if he ever fights outside of Germany.


#3

But how much would he weigh if you shaved his back?


#4

I've seen this guy on the news or something. I can't imagine it would be easy to get around his jab.

Are there any videos of any of his fights?


#5

I know, and Ruiz isn't all that either.


#6

what happend to heavy weight boxing lol.


#7

Damn good question...There hasn't been a big name heavyweight since Tyson! I mean, Holyfield's in there for sure...I might even agree with Lewis...But for the big, big, names...There just aren't any out right now.


#8

The best exchange of fists happened after the fight. Stone is hilarious.


#9

I found three old Valuev fights, against Donald, Levin and Etienne. The site is in German, but you can easily spot the fights in the menu under "Boxkampfgala":

http://www.boxen.com/themen/aktuelles/stream.php#


#10

Agreed, you can always count on Stoney for entertainment. The best was when he got dropped by Roy Jones Jr's trainer during a press conference.


#11

I'm pretty sure he's been banned from fighting in the U.S.. I think he was banned from one state, and under the uniform rules that banned him from all the others.I can't remember why though, read about it a while ago. Maybe the russian mob or something.

He's big, but plodding and clumsy. He doesn't have a punch proportionate to his size. Shit, John Ruiz was able to hang with him and Ruiz routinely gets beat by blown up middleweights:)


#12

Cool site.

I don't know what to think other than size just doesn't matter that much. Which I already knew. He does know how to box. But he either needs a better jab or just needs to hit harder.


#13

What happened to heavyweight boxing?

Don King.


#14

No, he's not banned, he's just being protected by his promoter. This is the 2nd controversial decision Valuev has been given in Germany.