QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Feb 13 2008, 06:55 PM) [snapback]378489[/snapback]
Guys Taylor getting "gassed" due to what he did in the second round is bullshit.
Taylor threw a round HIGH of 75 punches in the 2nd round... that's his HIGH. Every round was less than that. Klitschko throws that many punches a round for multiple rounds back to back and he's a big heavyweight. Jirov would throw 100 punches a round fighting at 190. Another middleweight Sam Soliman threw 105 punches per round against Wright for 12 rounds.
There's no reason that a 160 pound fighter should gas by throwing 75 punches in a round, ESPECIALLY only 5 minutes into the fight. I don't know what the middleweight average of punches per round is exactly, but I'd guess in the ballpark of 60. Taylor threw 369 punches total in the fight, which is slightly LESS than 60 per round on average.
Also if you watch the 2nd round, the fight resumes at 1:24 following the knockdown. Taylor only pours it on from about 1:15 until about :50 left in the round... from about :40 until the end of the round Taylor is already gassed, initiating at least 3 clinches with Pavlik during those final :40. Pretty pathetic if this limited amount of activity gasses him, and somehow he can "pace himself better" in the rematch. What a joke.
I know that when you throw 100 punches a round and 60 of them are jabs, then you wont tire as easily as someone who throws 75 punches a round and 50 are meant to take you head off!
JT threw Home Run hitters and Missed!!!!!! Those shots take alot out of you! He used no technique whatsoever, Those shots were "imma take your head off" shots. You cannot compare those punches to Sam Soliman who puts no power into his punches or Klitschko who has great technique and most of those punches are jabs!
He should be a little more careful about his punch selection.