QUOTE (thehype @ Aug 26 2009, 09:01 PM)
Surely I've posted something more ridiculous than the thought of Shane Mosley getting beat by a guy who's naturally bigger and taller than him who can stick a jab in his face...no?
Look, I'm not saying Shane can't or that he won't beat Cintron, I'm just saying that I don't like the style matchup. In my opinion, Zab makes for the easier opponent because 1) he's smaller 2) he's a tad bit weaker mentally and 3) Shane's only gotta be cautious with him for the first 3 rounds. Stylistically, Kermit Cintron is just a bad matchup for Shane to look spectacular against. Even if he beats Cintron, I don't think he'll look as good doing it as he would beating the breaks off Zab. Remember, the goal isn't just to win...the goal is to look SPECTACULAR while winning in order to force a Pacquiao or Mayweather fight down the road. If Shane looked bad against Mayorga, who was also keeping his jab in Shane's face, then there's a great chance that he'll back against Cintron, who showed in his last fight that he's been working A LOT on keeping his distance behind his jab. Just something to think about.
I hear what your saying man, and thanks for not ripping me a new one with your response.
I think maybe Zab might be more difficult early on, but yeah he fades and Shane would KO him eventually. But I just THINK that even though Zab is smaller, he is more experienced, faster, a lefty, and more skilled than Kermit. I am honestly not impressed with Kermit, though he did look decnt against Angulo. I truly think Shane would easily outbox, outfight Kermit, and his jab would not make a difference, and look spectacular in the process. But again just my opinion.
Oh, I agree how Shane did not look great against Mayorga, but I think that was more due to his awkwardness. Plus Jack trained his son, and I think Mayorga is actually better than people think.
Yeah well, hopefully we will see Shane step in the ring real soon with someone. This is frustrating, I am anxious to see who he fights next.