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daprofessor
post Sep 5 2013, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE (NoCatchweights @ Sep 5 2013, 02:37 AM) *
Devon is the victim of zombie thinking, he is the same age as Crawford and Gary Russell and he has fought Bradley, Maidana, Lucas, Urango, Koetlink, Bailey and Witter and now Khan at 26 only the most low information fans think Devon isn't improving. Look at how he fought Purdy, Devon realized Purdy couldn't hurt him so he let go, Devon would KO Khan.



who? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

listen....i know how hard it is to get to devon's level. he's a former world champ. he's still a top contender. no one is taking any of that away from him. judging from his string of opponents....i don't believe he's getting better. i think he's hit his plateau. at 147....his style isn't going to get him far and his punching isn't exactly anything to write home about. khan may be past his best....but offensively speaking, he's going to give devon a lot to be concerned about in comparison to lee purdy. i wouldn't favor devon over too many of the top guys at 147.
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post Sep 5 2013, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Sep 5 2013, 11:07 AM) *
who? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

listen....i know how hard it is to get to devon's level. he's a former world champ. he's still a top contender. no one is taking any of that away from him. judging from his string of opponents....i don't believe he's getting better. i think he's hit his plateau. at 147....his style isn't going to get him far and his punching isn't exactly anything to write home about. khan may be past his best....but offensively speaking, he's going to give devon a lot to be concerned about in comparison to lee purdy. i wouldn't favor devon over too many of the top guys at 147.

Period. Devon just isnt that active. Even with fighters who arent throwing much themselves. Khan is going to run those combinations and he wont be a sitting duck like Purdy. Khan is fast, has good feet and is confident he can beat Devon...I remember someone else having those same attributes whooping Devons ass.
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post Sep 5 2013, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE (emd01 @ Sep 5 2013, 02:33 PM) *
Period. Devon just isnt that active. Even with fighters who arent throwing much themselves. Khan is going to run those combinations and he wont be a sitting duck like Purdy. Khan is fast, has good feet and is confident he can beat Devon...I remember someone else having those same attributes whooping Devons ass.


he quit in that bradley fight.
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Sep 5 2013, 02:07 PM) *
who? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

listen....i know how hard it is to get to devon's level. he's a former world champ. he's still a top contender. no one is taking any of that away from him. judging from his string of opponents....i don't believe he's getting better. i think he's hit his plateau. at 147....his style isn't going to get him far and his punching isn't exactly anything to write home about. khan may be past his best....but offensively speaking, he's going to give devon a lot to be concerned about in comparison to lee purdy. i wouldn't favor devon over too many of the top guys at 147.

Totally disagree, Devon makes easy work of anyone but the p4p guys, nothing about Devon would suggest he has fallen off. Devon is absolutely huge he rehryated to 161 in his last fight. It's what happens when you fight world class opponents, people take you for granted.
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Sep 5 2013, 02:47 PM) *
he quit in that bradley fight.



Bradley did his headbutt thing.
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (Dolimite @ Sep 3 2013, 09:54 PM) *
I think he needs another trainer to get him motivated. He will never get a big money fight with his fighting style and personality. His personality is boring as shit. he is a good guy but he just doesn't have the "it" factor. I am thinking Brother Nas or even Robert Garcia could help him out. Devon looks like he has lost interest in boxing.



For the first time I think I'm gonna have to disagree on the Trainer issue although I do feel what you're saying. The kid has decent skills but little pop, so he will have to find a way to be a more exciting fighter since he doesn't have to abilities to score the one shot type of KOs that people want to see in this sport, personally I just see him as a fighter who has mastered boxing basics and has no power.

He is the kind of durable fighter that can be around for a long time and then start to win fanfare based on his longevity as long as he is winning (kinda like a modern day, younger version of BHop).

If I'm his promoter I wouldn't try to change anything about his fighting abilities but I would try to get him in the ring with the biggest names so he can put those names on his resume, Khan's name would've looked good on his resume but an even better idea for him at this point is to wait for the winner of JMM vs Bradley (though Tim has already beaten him) which makes for a better match up either way because if JMM wins and Devon and Marquez fight and Alexander wins then he beat the man that beat him and if Bradley wins vs JMM then we get to see a rematch vs Bradley thus giving DA another chance to redeem himself from the first fight but a win against either man would give him a W and put Floyd at the table with him.
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Sep 5 2013, 02:47 PM) *
he quit in that bradley fight.


Id still call that an ass whooping. Devon looked totally intimidated and lost
QUOTE (NoCatchweights @ Sep 5 2013, 06:07 PM) *
Bradley did his headbutt thing.

You will probably never hear me say this again but devon caused the headbutts, watch the fight. Devon kept stepping in completely wild and leading with his head. He was probably looking to punch and clinch like he does, not a smart idea against bradley who can thrive in the clinch and has a big dome.

You say he can handle anyone except p4pndrs? What about Lucas?

I see him in the top ten in his weight class but he's never gonna be a top guy. Peaked
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE (checkleft @ Sep 5 2013, 07:42 PM) *
Id still call that an ass whooping. Devon looked totally intimidated and lost

You will probably never hear me say this again but devon caused the headbutts, watch the fight. Devon kept stepping in completely wild and leading with his head. He was probably looking to punch and clinch like he does, not a smart idea against bradley who can thrive in the clinch and has a big dome.

You say he can handle anyone except p4pndrs? What about Lucas?

I see him in the top ten in his weight class but he's never gonna be a top guy. Peaked


thanks for saving me the trouble of typing all of this! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Sep 5 2013, 03:36 PM) *
For the first time I think I'm gonna have to disagree on the Trainer issue although I do feel what you're saying. The kid has decent skills but little pop, so he will have to find a way to be a more exciting fighter since he doesn't have to abilities to score the one shot type of KOs that people want to see in this sport, personally I just see him as a fighter who has mastered boxing basics and has no power.

He is the kind of durable fighter that can be around for a long time and then start to win fanfare based on his longevity as long as he is winning (kinda like a modern day, younger version of BHop).

If I'm his promoter I wouldn't try to change anything about his fighting abilities but I would try to get him in the ring with the biggest names so he can put those names on his resume, Khan's name would've looked good on his resume but an even better idea for him at this point is to wait for the winner of JMM vs Bradley (though Tim has already beaten him) which makes for a better match up either way because if JMM wins and Devon and Marquez fight and Alexander wins then he beat the man that beat him and if Bradley wins vs JMM then we get to see a rematch vs Bradley thus giving DA another chance to redeem himself from the first fight but a win against either man would give him a W and put Floyd at the table with him.

Devon needs to wake up. He just looks so lethargic. It is as if he just is there. His personality puts me to sleep and I like his boxing style but he just seems to be going through the motions. Maybe he needs to just add someone with some spice to his team. Who knows. No one is going to pay good money to see a guy with good boxing skills and a humdrum personality. If muthafuckas don't appreciate Rigondeaux's style and say Mayweather runs and is a boring fighter, what makes you think they will have any appreciation for Devon's skill set? The is a bore and he needs to do something to get that "Eye of the Tiger" back.
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (Dolimite @ Sep 5 2013, 07:44 PM) *
Devon needs to wake up. He just looks so lethargic. It is as if he just is there. His personality puts me to sleep and I like his boxing style but he just seems to be going through the motions. Maybe he needs to just add someone with some spice to his team. Who knows. No one is going to pay good money to see a guy with good boxing skills and a humdrum personality. If muthafuckas don't appreciate Rigondeaux's style and say Mayweather runs and is a boring fighter, what makes you think they will have any appreciation for Devon's skill set? The is a bore and he needs to do something to get that "Eye of the Tiger" back.


i can't put him on the level of rigondeaux or floyd. he's a few notches below.

he had robots in front of him in his last two fights. he should have shined like a star....instead, he completely underwhelmed. floyd and rigondeaux will stand in the pocket, make u miss and make u pay. that's exciting to me! what devon does is something less impressive. it's as if he's fighting scared the whole time...like the klitschkos....where as floyd and rigondeaux look super composed and smooth as silk.
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