QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jul 8 2012, 01:47 PM)
I agree with your point about fighters being slick because they are somewhat fragile. Im still lost on the fact that you would rank Vitali over Ward in the "slickness" department. That's when "slick this, slick that, becomes a mess of a discussion". Besides, he did get outworked by Byrd and his face got ripped to shreds by Lewis, but nobody comes close to landing on him, right? Ward can take a punch and give it back. He's is a bigger version of the current Mayweather, hands down. The Klitz bros. could be considered slick because of their movement at that size, but that's about it.
True, Vitaly did get his face shredded by Lennox and it was kind of a crazy punch because he was slipping the right hand Lewis threw and the left side of the right glove caused the cut, so he didn't slip all the way. He was still winning on the scorecards. But even then, he got his face shredded by arguably the to 5 heavyweight of all time and he quit cause of a shoulder injury. Not many other fights you would see Vitaly in such predicament. He is by far the only fighter to never trail on a scorecard and to land probably at 50% of his punches while not getting touched. That's slick and it is size based no question there but it is what it is.
As far as Ward I can't really give it to him cause he is a dirty fighter, I see the slick maneuvering and the shifty footwork just like I see it with Bhop but in my opinion these two are the dirtiest fighter. I'll give Toney more slickness in his prime cause Toney never fought dirty.
You can even make a case about Sergio being slick but I'll stick to my guns as far as the slickest fighters out there - Rigo, Floyd and Vitaly
and the criteria is this: they land at will, they barely get touched, they don't fight dirty and they dominate.