Oct 31 2009

Mythical Match Ups!

Here’s some mythical match ups for you all to enjoy! Disagree? Well, state your opinion.

Rob, your thoughts on the following super fights

Roberto Duran vs Floyd Mayweather
Ray Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather
Roberto Duran vs Aaron Pryor
Thomas Hearns vs Floyd Mayweather

Roberto Duran vs Floyd Mayweather

Floyd has problems with fighters with great speed, reflexes, and movement as again was demonstrated early in the Judah fight.

Duran was a pure fighter, strong in all areas where Floyd was impressive in most, Duran could do more and hit like a fucking mule.

There’s several fighters that could stop Floyd Jr. and Duran is at the top of the list.

He would be just to fierce for Floyd to keep off and cope with. That shoulder roll would do shit against Duran, Duran mentally breaks down Floyd by slipping his fast punches and then timing them with pin point accuracy, then breaks him down physically with brutal body shots having fun all the way and taunting Floyd Jr. to a 8th round tko victory.

Floyd is fast but so what, Duran was a pure fighter with superior skills and equal speed.

Ray Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather

Ray Leonard would whip Floyd Jr’s ass like he whipped his daddy Floyd Sr’s ass.

Leonard was stronger, hit harder, had faster feet, faster hands, was smarter, tougher, and could make adjustments faster.

Look at Ray’s fight with Benitez….I feel Wilfredo Benitez ( who doesn’t get mentioned enough ) was faster than Floyd AND better and Ray handled his speed in a tough fight.

I think Leonard would fuck with Floyd’s head with his speed and style. He’d frustrate Floyd like his father with his movement, speed, and anticipation.

Ray would display phenomenal ring generalship that would make Floyd Jr. look ordinary.

Ray was everything Floyd was bet just at a higher level.

Roberto Duran vs Aaron Pryor

This fight would have been sick to watch. Probably a 4 or 5 fight series.

The Hawk was a killer as Duran. Pryor would be stronger while Duran faster.

Duran’s power would be in his speed and this would be a fight that would take both fighters to higher levels than they displayed in previous fights.

Who could do more? I feel Duran as he could box better while sitting down on his punches. You see, Pryor would crush pure boxers in the ring with his relentlessness… Duran could box brilliantly yet welcome that onslaught with a sneer and his own hell.

Duran by close decision, if they fought several times I could see a draw as several fights would leave both fighters drained.

Thomas Hearns vs Floyd Mayweather

Tommy’s right hand was lethal while his jab was no joke. Stylistically Floyd would match up well with Tommy though with his footwork and shoulder roll.

Tommy lost focus his several of his fights and he would break down mentally and physically late in the fight.

Floyd Jr. would frustrate him by rolling with Tommy’s right and counter with right hand left hooks to his body then spinning and turning Tommy out of position while doing it all over again.

Hearns had the style that would make Floyd look spectacular. Keeping his left hand as low as he carried it would make Floyd fight far more offensives as well.

How could Hearns catch Floyd with his deadly right hand?, as Floyd would bury his chin in his left shoulder and roll with his shots.

Styles make fights and Tommy’s feeds right into Floyd’s.

Floyd Jr. UD


Oct 27 2009

Moving On Up While Looking Good Doing It.

Tomasz Adamek, looked pretty damn good knocking out a faded Andrew Golota last Saturday night. Adamek carried his power with his 214lb heavyweight frame that night. His hand speed and punching accuracy where as good as ever as well.

Since his loss to Chad Dawson Tomasz has been looking better and better with each outing. You have to call Adamek an old school fighter based off his ko of Golota, the dude can just fight, the weight doesn’t really matter. That’s old school, and that’s a pretty damn good fighter who can do that.

I tell you all what… If I was Bernard Hopkins, I wouldn’t fuck with Adamek as was proposed… I’d have to favor Tomasz in that fight, based on his past several performances, it’s easy to see why.


Oct 19 2009

Super Six After Thoughts.

abraham

Arthur Abraham did as expected in stopping Taylor late. It was the hard and sudden ko that was the shocker though.

I didn’t like Arthur’s fight plan during the fight. He just covered up allowing Taylor to get off to a fast start hoping that he would tire hard late.

That was a risky gamble as what if Taylor wouldn’t have fatigued and he would have maintained a busy work rate behind a good defense late in the fight? Arthur just didn’t work as much as he could have earlier on and I really disliked his corner work as well. As his corner was gambling for Taylor to fatigue late and fortunately for team Abraham Taylor did gas out late.

Arthur better fight better than that against Dirrell in their upcoming fight in the super six. If Arthur gives Andre an early lead it’ll be hard to come back from that as Andre doesn’t tire and doesn’t make stupid mistakes. Add that Andre was fucked in England and you have him fighting with more urgency in their upcoming fight.

This is going to be Abraham’s toughest fight to date due to Dirrell’s style and physical gifts of speed and movement.

froch

I thought that Dirrell deserved the decision against Froch. Andre has nobody to blame but himself as he should have sat down on his punches sooner knowing that you REALLY have to beat the champion to take the title from him. Andre did enough but not enough if that makes sense.

I thought this fight sucked and it was sloppy at times. Froch didn’t look good, fought a stupid fight and was lucky to get the decision in his backyard.

If Froch fights like that against Kessler in the next round, he’s going to get his ass knocked out!


Oct 12 2009

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