QUOTE (KYLE THEEE SPINKS FAN @ Dec 10 2010, 01:41 AM)
I've never been that high on Peterson. He's a fast fighter who utilizes solid movement, but he has no power. This is a pretty safe fight for Ortiz really. Ortiz wilts under pressure and strong punchers. Peterson will do nothing like that, and Ortiz is better than everybody he's fought besides Bradley. Honestly, Ortiz may even be on the level of Bradley right now (lets give it a couple fights). Peterson will try to utilize solid movement, but Ortiz will be able to cut that ring off. He won't just follow Peterson around, like most of his opponents have. He won't have the power to keep Ortiz honest, and eventually will wear down. I like Ortiz to stop him in the 6th round with a solid body attack.
funny you say this before their fight, ortiz came in 9 pounds heavier and there was times lamont (the smaller man) had ortiz circling around the ring on the defensive...there was even a time lamont threw a straight right to hurt ortiz ( the bigger man).
Roy Jones said it best last night: "a power puncher (ortiz) will try to find openings before he throw his punches; but a boxer will throw punches to set up future shots (lamont)"
Ortiz went in a couple of rounds throwing very less...because he kept trying to find openings and go for the knockout, I don't think he had respect for Lamont....good thing lamont kept his cool after the knockdown and proceeded to follow his trainer's game plan, if the knockdown wouldn't have occurred, it's possible that Lamont would have boxed his way to a decision.
only thing about lamont is, he's not a real speedy fighter, but he can box well, someone with a little skill like him and the right speed will give him problems.