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Klitschko-Wach: Mariusz = A slower, less mobile Tyson Fury?

By Sean McDaniel: It’s looking like IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO’s) will be facing #13 ranked WBC contender Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KO’s) in a fight in November. Wach, 31, and his management team have reportedly received an offer from Wladimir’s management for a fight. Wach’s team are deciding to take the fight are not but it’s likely that they’ll accept it.

Wladimir was hoping to get a fight against the winner of the Tyson Fury vs. Dereck Chisora bout that took place recently. However, Fury put a kink in Wladimir’s plans by deciding to go in another direction and face a lesser heavyweight instead of going from Chisora to Wladimir. With few options for fights, Wladimir is dipping down to the bottom of the division to find the near bottom ranked Wach to fight.

From what I can see of Wach, he looks like a slower, much less mobile, more limited version of Fury. I wish I could give a lot of compliments to Wach, because I would like nothing better than to see Wladimir in a competitive fight for a change. However, Wach really does look like less able version of Fury when you remove his ability to dash around the ring, take his left hand completely, his uppercuts and his hand speed.

I rate Wach’s right hand as more powerful than Fury, but only slightly and I’m not even positive about that. Fury can punch with power when he loads up on his shots. Wach just makes Fury look like another Klitschko in comparison. I can’t knock Wladimir for wanting to fight Wach. After all, he’s unbeaten and that flashy record will be enough to attract huge crowds in Germany, as well bringing in a lot of Polish boxing fans hoping to see Wach pull off an upset. He won’t. Wladimir will literally toy with Wach for five or six rounds and knock him out.

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