Vitali took care of business with a very impressive beat down of Chris Arreola this past Saturday night. Vitali proved that youth is but a tool in Chris’s case and that experience trumps all with his ( Vitali’s ) performance.
That was Vitali’s best performance to date. The energy he displayed and the angles he used while doing it behind a dominat jab was amazing. Vitali looked like the 28 year old fighter not the 38 year old fighter he is.
From the onset you could tell hat Chris’s excessive weight was causing him to loose balance and he lacked mobility when he needed to move in behind Vitali’s long and hard jab.
Chris left himself down with coming into the ring weighing that much. That’s fucking bullshit to come into the ring that heavy against such a tough champion. He really got the ass beating he deserved to teach him a much needed lesson that there’s no half assing it on the world class level.
It’s scary that Vitali just keeps getting better since his four year lay off. I’ll admit, I’m still not a fan of his but I give the man the credit he deserves. I feel he’s a better fighter than his brother, maybe not as polished in skills, but far more tough, determined, mentally strong, and he has balls that Wladimir lacks.
There’s no denying that Vitali is the most dominant heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis and probably could be just as dominant for a long period like Larry Holmes was.
Who can beat him? Good question.
Chris will be back and I feel that he needed this type of fight to really show him what he needs to do to win on that level. There’s no fucking around with the best and the lessons that Vitali taught him in the ring that night will only serve him better BEHIND proper training.
If Chris can dedicate himself, he can be world champion when Vitali retires, Hell, if he can dedicate himself I would give him a hellava shot at Wladimir.
Chris will be back and depending how serious he takes his training, will let us know for how long.