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I didn't see that before I posted, but I agree that bgv2.0 is right about the sacrificial lamb in the form of an "American name".
Oh yeah..man they have been doing this shit for years...Brian Neilson just about made his career out of this tactic....even though some of the guys went over there and kicked his ass but got jobbed.
To even remotely get a SD Holyfield is going to have to knock this asshole down at least 3x and make him bleed out of every hole in his face!
Historically Holy never fared well with taller HWs....I don't see that changing at his current age. However....IMHO Valuev does not bring things to the table that Holy's past tall foes did. WHICH MIGHT....even out the age difference.
He does not have the skill, speed or punching power of Lewis, Bowe or Foreman.
I also don't think he has the defensive ability of recent guys Holyfield has fought.....guys like Imbragamov, Donald or Toney.
Valuev will be there for that big melon of a head to be punched....his body will be open too.
There is no doubt in my mind if guys like Ruiz and Chgaev can take this big goon the distance.....even a VERY OLD holyfield will do the same. I just hope he can somehow do enough to get the win.....which I admit is doubtful....but I'll be pulling for him none the less.