For those who think all heavyweights are fat sloths, try to catch Sultan Ibragimov TKO 7 Lance "Mt." Whitaker, from 12/15/05. I saw this for the first time last night and was pleasantly surprised at the effort both guys put forward. Ibragimov reminded me a little of Dempsey as he attacked a man who was six inches taller and fifty pounds heavier from the first bell, dropping Whitaker in both the first and second rounds and pretty much kicking the manure out of him. Lance gritted his teeth thereafter and made an actual effort for several rounds. In the fifth, he landed a decent right that made Sultan take a stutterstep, but the European wasn't really staggered (contrary to 'Net reports) and had no difficulty in moving out of range to collect himself. Ibragimov seemed to be winding down, only to score a highlight reel stumble-across-the-ring knockdown in the sixth and then tattoo Whitaker for most of the seventh. A punch cut Lance severely over the right eye (the ref ruled it from a blow), and the microphone clearly picked up Whitaker telling the doctor, "I'm okay, but I don't want to fight anymore." This was a bit of a letdown, naturally, but for the majority of the scrap Whitaker turned in an honest effort and Ibragimov looked very quick and dangerous for a "little" guy in the 6'2", 220lb. area. The bout is playing regularly in syndication (along with John Duddy TKO Wilmer Mejia and that guy who almost beat Bowe last time Riddick boxed TKO Stacy Frazier), so try to catch it if you have the opportunity. Might renew your faith in the big 'uns a touch. PeteLeo.