Another factor about Sylvia in addition to his reach and power, is his ability to take a good punch. He proved that in both the AA fights. Even though the first one he went down, he was all there as soon as his butt hit the ground. Same with the second fight, he got right back up and had few enough cobwebs in his head from the flash knockdown that he was still there altogether. Cabbage got him a few good ones too. The dude can take a punch.