QUOTE(AussieLad @ Jan 6 2008, 05:12 AM) [snapback]373669[/snapback]
Who do you guys think are the best U.S heavyweights at the moment, and are there any young and promising up and comers on the horizon?
There are a few .... few good US prospects in the HW division. But, they aren't the dominant type that we saw a decade ago. It seems like we're entering the era of the large bodyfat HW in the US, rather than the muscular well trained HW of old. None of them can compete with Wlad, even though wlad runs out of steam at times ..... still he packs one hell of a punch and there are few who can really stand in there and match him. The way things are going, it will be a long, long time before we see another US born Holyfield, Tyson type of HW. Briggs, who was a massive HW with much potential, just didn't have good stamina and was always out of gas by the second round. So his tenure was short and unfullfilling.
One thing I glad about is that I don't have to see an overweight, sloppy, James Toney anymore. That was bordering on a disgrace for someone as talented as he was to come into the ring in such terrible shape. Peter, though from Nigeria isn't even a good HW in my opinion. Look at his last fight with Mcline who had ten+ days to get ready and he floored Peter three times before the 6th rd. If Mcline had been better trained, Peter wouldn't have that measley belt right now.
In Russia the HW division seems to be alive and well ........... In the US it is on its death bed, hoping for someone to revive it.