Amir Khan and victor Ortiz both put on stellar performances last weekend while silencing the critics a bit.
Victor got his 3rd win in a row since his quieting performance against Maidana. Victor displayed a lot more movement in out boxing Campbell. Victor picked his shots well and his lateral movement kept Campbell at bay and at the end of his punches.
Gone for the time being is Victor’s viscous in your face power punching style. But it will be back in the right fight and during the right moments. Sure he played it safe against Nate but he also gained some valuable experience against a very crafty but shot fighter in Campbell. He also adds a quality name to his resume ass the Ortiz show rolls on.
I thought Victor looked sharp, fought smart, and his swag looks like its coming back. Yes this was against a very faded Campbell. Nate just can’t pull the trigger anymore as Harold Letterman pointed out.
Look for Victor to be matched carefully until he seasons a bit more for the right fight and there are plenty of them in the loaded star packed 140lb division.
I was very impressed with Amir Khan’s performance. I really thought Paulie would cause him some problems but the difference in speed and skill was evident from the start.
I know Khan’s speed surprised Paulie as it slowed him down and didn’t allow Paulie to get into any rhythm.
People can talk all this shit they want about Paulie not having any power and we should take Amir’s win into consideration but bullshit I say as Paulie had speed and great boxing ability, Khan just didn’t allow him to display it.
That KO loss to Prescott was the best thing to happen to amir’s career as it brought him to Freddie Roach and the Wildcard gym where he has gotten superior sparring with Manny Pacquiao.
That’s obviously why Amir didn’t have any problems with Paulie speed, movement, and timing as Amir’s was far better and Paulie was put in check with it.
Amir’s speed, movement, accuracy, timing, and technique was really eye opening. I’m not going over board here either with this hefty praise, the kids been working hard and it shows. He deserves props for his improvement.
Look for Amir to get another fight or two in before challenging fellow titlists and beasts Devon Alexander and Tim Bradley. A fight with Maidana is also a strong possibility.
Bottom line, there isn’t a bad fight in the top ten of the 140lb division! These guys can fight.