TyCooN's Official Boxing Thread - Page 73
In countless interviews Miguel has displayed a reluctance to face gennady similar to how the latter wants little to do with Ward. These guys aren't down to fight anyone at anytime despite selling you a fearless warrior image, but it's okay since they act well-behaved and have 'exciting' fighting styles.
There's nothing cool about a dishonest person with a sweet persona.
Not taking the mandatory fight doesn't look good on Cotto at all.
What's your point?
I liked never played it safe. really test yourself. played it safe, orchestrating things so that the possibility of his losing was minimal. rather than always putting on the best fights, something that cannot happen because of the way boxing is organized, is what is making boxing less and less popular. Yeah, he made a whole room full of cash. Good for him.
Fury is big and strong, but Klitschko fights a lot taller, and Fury has shown a suspect chin. I'm guessing that the jab and the 1-2 will set up a late finish.
Also, it's going to take place in Germany, so look for enough manhugging to make Hayden Panetierre jealous.
What do you of an eventual showdown with Wilder? I think he's the biggest threat to Klitschko.
There's also this UK kid Anthony Joshua, dude is big and quick and has power, he has a fight in 2-3 weeks so I want to see him in action but he seems to be on a collision course with Wilder.
I like it, not as much heavyweights but there's some rising stars that's willing to fight each other. I want one of those two to retire Klitschko.
Canelo vs Cotto played out kinda like I figured it would, well, besides a stoppage. Canelo was too big and Cotto couldn't hurt him. The Vargas fight was entertaining and the Rigondeaux fight was boring, as everyone who's a fan of him figured it would be. Such a shame that Rigondeaux didn't step on the gas against such an unworthy opponent. He's just proving his critics right that although a top p4p talent, no one wants to see him fight.
I do think Canelo is going to fight GGG, as that's the biggest fight on his plate right now. He basically has to if he wants to stay at middleweight. There aren't any big fights at the moment at super welterweight, except Lara again(who no one wants to see on PPV) or a couple of up and comers, who again have no PPV draw. I don't think he personally is scared of a GGG fight, but since he's Golden Boy's only real star, I could see the people behind him not being eager to make that fight. So, right now they're trying to get any edge they can, either with a catchweight or a money split. They might get it, as GGG needs Canelo more than Canelo needs him.
Re: DSG vs Guerrero
Boring. Welterweight is the most talent rich weight class, but cherry pickers gotta pick and Guerrero looks ripe for Garcia. And I like Garcia, but come on, this isn't exciting in the least.
Re: Cotto not paying
He was due to pay 300k to the WBC for sanctioning and 800k to GGG for stepping aside and fighting Canelo. He had no plans of fighting GGG or anyone at the true 160 limit. It makes no sense for him to pay the 300k. The 800k he may owe GGG, since that was agreed upon by them so he can fight Canelo instead of GGG.
That's how that fight needs to be described. He lost the fight. His extreme caution got the better of him and he couldn't pull the trigger. Sometimes, you have to take a chance. It's a fight, not Dancing with the Stars.
The Klitschko fight was awful. You don't even have to watch the actual fight to know that -just look at the fight stats. Personally, Klitschko's performance was mind bottling. It's as if he didn't try, didn't have a decade experience with a belt, and what's up with continually turning your back to your opponent?! It looks like there will be a rematch. Oh, and the best thing about it is that Fury's and Klitschko's performance might give Wilder the courage to take them on.
Oof, anyone see Quillin get smoked in the first round last night? At first I thought it was a bad stoppage, but after the seeing the reply a few times I changed my mind.