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SmartyBeardo
Cotto v Mayorga = I've looked at this one from many angles. It should be a clear Cotto victory. This will be Mayorga's 6th fight in five and a half years. He is very susceptible at this point of ending up on the canvass twitching. His endurance is another question mark. And that is the theme for this fight- Battle of the Question Marks- because Cotto is just as much in question as The King of Shit Talk. If anything Cotto is the bigger question mark. We know Mayorga is going to come out winging it. The only questions are will he be able to KO Cotto and (if not) can he survive the distance? I think the answer to the latter is no. Cotto is nothing but a bundle of question marks. Can he take Mayorga's punch? Can he hurt Mayorga? If Mayorga hurts him does he have the heart to do more than survive the fight? Has Mayorga gotten into his head? Is Mayorga too big for him? Does Cotto have the discipline to stay out of the firefights and break Mayorga down? And on and on. I think Cotto will box. He will break Mayorga down and TKO him late, simply because Mayorga will have nothing left to offer. For me, this fight is lose/lose. There is a distinct possibility that whoever wins this fight will be Team QuackMeow's next victim. Utter horseshit. Cotto TKO 10.

SMartinez v Dzinzurak = While this is a dangerous fight for Sergio, he should pass the test. Dzinzuruk is an excellent boxer. He has a top notch jab. He has decent pop. He has held a 154 belt for more than 5 years. None of that will be enough. He has never faced what SMartinez has evolved into. While it is true that Dzinzuruk has a considerable height advantage, SMartinez has a major reach advantage. Dzinzuruk has not been active enough. He will start slow, like usual, and find himself out of the fight before he ever gets going. If Dzinzuruk can survive until the 6th, it could get interesting. SMartinez TKO 4.

Andy Lee v Craig McEwan = I wonder if Craig McEwan is drawing inspiration from the fact that he has been largely ignored in the run up to this fight? Andy this and Andy Lee that. It is almost as if McEwan is just a punching bag showing up on Saturday night. It is also interesting that McEwan has another fight scheduled in about a month. Of course that may just be because he stepped into this fight to replace the retired Duddy. Andy Lee defeated McEwan in the amateurs about 6 years ago. He will have a large Irish crowd behind him in Connecticut. Steward is his trainer. On the other hand, Lee was stopped by Vera in his only loss. McEwan decisioned Vera. McEwan has never lost but he has shown little to no pop in his recent fights. Lee has been taking people out. My gut says that the Scot has quietly prepared at The Little Roach's gym to Pearl Harbor the tough Irishman. McEwan TKO 9.

Miguel Vazquez v Leonardo Zapavigna = This is a major step up for the undefeated Zapavigna. Vazquez has been through some significant battles. His only losses were to Princess Alvarez twice (the most recent leaping far beyond his normal fighting weight) and Bradley. He has never been stopped. Zapavigna SD (very possibly a gift).

Pawal Wolak v Yuri Foreman = This will be a good test for Foreman but I think he passes it in boring fashion. Foreman UD.

Jonathon Victor Barros v Miguel Roman = Another bullshit belt on the line. This is a dangerous fight for Barros. Roman has never been stopped and can punch. I'm going with the dog in this one. Roman TKO 8.
BigG
Cotto in the 8th, Martinez UD, Foreman UD, Barros UD
Jack 1000
Cotto in 8 and Martinez by SD in a thrilling and perhaps controversially scored fight!

Jack
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
Zapavigna is the truth. I've seen him and like him a lot. I pick him by impressive stoppage.
SmartyBeardo
QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Mar 10 2011, 05:57 PM) *
Zapavigna is the truth. I've seen him and like him a lot. I pick him by impressive stoppage.

If Zap stops Vazquez it will be impressive.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Mar 10 2011, 09:13 PM) *
If Zap stops Vazquez it will be impressive.


Be prepared to be impressed.
JLUVBABY
QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Mar 10 2011, 12:56 PM) *
Cotto in 8 and Martinez by SD in a thrilling and perhaps controversially scored fight!

Jack


im with you jack.. i have a feeling that martinez fight is a lot closer then conventional wisdom says it should be...
SmartyBeardo
QUOTE (JLUVBABY @ Mar 10 2011, 08:41 PM) *
im with you jack.. i have a feeling that martinez fight is a lot closer then conventional wisdom says it should be...

Most of the conventional wisdom I have been reading lines up with you and Jack. And it may hold up. Dzinzuruk is a very, very tough character. He is very highly skilled. If anyone doubts it they should do their research. His defense is meticulous. His counters are pinpoint. He is a prime example of what is coming out of the Ukraine these days. If you haven't been there avoid it, unless you want a Bangkok sexual experience with ludicrously hot caucasians for cheap. The Ukraine is tougher than you even want to think about imagining. It is corrupt from head to toe. The poverty is pervasive. Little Odessa is named that for good reason.

You will see no prima donas originated from the Ukraine for a generation or three.

Dzinzuruk may be too tough to KO. But after what I saw from SMartinez v PWill and the fact that he is the cream of a crop originating from another recently troubled area of the world, I see Sergio overwhelming Sergei. Sergei has not been busy enough, IMO. He has not faced anything close to a SMartinez. That said, Dzinzuruk is tougher and more skilled than PWill or Pavlik.

Many still cannot believe that SMartinez planned that shot on PWill. They are still suggesting that it was lucky. That he had his eyes closed. Bullshit. Team SMartinez saw something with PWill. I believe they detected it in the PWill v Cintron fight. SMartinez threw that same shot no less than 4 times before he landed it. They knew it was there to be had.

I think they have a plan v Dzinzuruk. I believe they have detected something. A chink in the formidable armor. Of course, maybe Team Dzinzuruk has found the same thing.

This is the fight that is ppv worthy.
mexi-cutioner
Cotto TKO4 Mayorga=Cotto might have slowed a bit, but not nearly as much as Mayorga has. Cotto still has the better boxing ability, punching accuracy, defense and overall movement. Mayorga is 37 and an inactive smoker; i expect him to come out hard for the first few rounds but Cotto will break him down with the body shot

Sergio Martinez vs Dzinziruk=Sergio Martinez UD in a competitive fight, Dzinziruk may have even won on some people's scorecards. Martinez' tendency to carry his hands low will cause him to get tagged alot more than most expected.

Lee vs McEwan=Lee wins a good fight, possibly on a gift decision

Vazquez vs Zapavigna=Vazquez UD

Wolak vs Foreman=boring Foreman UD
salvador
Cotto should win a decision but my money is on Mayorga at 6-1.

I'm excited to see Dzinziruk fight for the first time. Just looking at his record, it's odd that a guy so many think so highly of just had a fairly close fight (116-112) with Joel Julio. I can't judge him based on that one fight, but he's definitely taking a huge step up to fight Martinez.

The CEO
Allow me to only call the big ones (as I haven't kept up with a few of the others)...I DO enjoy watching Zappavigna and Roman fight though...and Foreman IS a good, pure boxer with a ton of Heart.

I'll go Cotto by Decision and Martinez by Stoppage.


Cotto isn't as physically worn as some people think...I think he's more worn mentally...and even if I'm dead wrong on how past prime he is, he's nowhere near as done as Mayorga.

That's a fact, right?...lol

Mayorga is all about putting on a show and getting paid...he'll come to fight and try to win like he did against Mosley, but will come up clearly short this time...Cotto will be smart with Steward coaching him in the corner and get the job done...


As far as the Sergio-Sergei fight, there's noticeable advantages for Martinez...Class and Stylewise...think Ward-Kessler...with Ward being bigger and having game changing punches...
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE (The CEO @ Mar 11 2011, 10:00 AM) *
Allow me to only call the big ones (as I haven't kept up with a few of the others)...I DO enjoy watching Zappavigna and Roman fight though...and Foreman IS a good, pure boxer with a ton of Heart.

I'll go Cotto by Decision and Martinez by Stoppage.


Cotto isn't as physically worn as some people think...I think he's more worn mentally...and even if I'm dead wrong on how past prime he is, he's nowhere near as done as Mayorga.

That's a fact, right?...lol

Mayorga is all about putting on a show and getting paid...he'll come to fight and try to win like he did against Mosley, but will come up clearly short this time...Cotto will be smart with Steward coaching him in the corner and get the job done...


As far as the Sergio-Sergei fight, there's noticeable advantages for Martinez...Class and Stylewise...think Ward-Kessler...with Ward being bigger and having game changing punches...


I was going to mention that little fact. Dzinziruk is a well schooled fighter, but he's a well schooled European fighter, who has probably never faced anyone as unorthodox as Maritnez in the pro ranks. He has a very nice, good quick jab, enough to make it a good fight, but his 'backing off straight back' defense will do him no favors here. I don't think Martinez will be landing flush in every single round, after all Cintron was making Martinez miss a lot, so maybe Dzinziruk can blunt some of that offense. I still say Martinez wins.
salvador
Screw it, at +1000 for Mayorga by KO I can't resist throwing another $100 down. I just can't get the Marg/Pac KOs out of my mind. It's not like the Foreman fight was even a little impressive.

Both guys are shot and the fight won't go 12. When was the last time we got a chance to bet on a smaller guy who's been savagely beaten down twice losing by ko to a bigger/stronger former world champion at a higher weight class?

Maxy
Cotto will do the tidier work, he will have to resist the Mayorga attempts to turn this into a brawl and do what he does best. Box. By the 5th round I think it will become clear that Cotto is going to win the fight and I see him stopping Mayorga in round 7. Left hook to the body.

Andy Lee wins either a wide decision or late rounds stoppage. I don't think McEwan amounts to much really. He's got a strange style, limited power and he's not very quick. Speed will be the difference as Lee wins comfortably.

Martinez wins via UD, 116-112. Dzinziruk has a brilliant jab but Martinez' work will prevent Sergiy getting off and this will hamper his best work. Everything comes off the jab and although I really rate him as a fighter I think it's a step too far trying to beat Martinez. It's unfortunate for Sergiy that Martinez is the man standing in his way. Even if some of the rounds are close, the flashier work will come from Martinez and that will catch the eyes of the judges.

Foreman will take a near shut out UD.

Zapavigna looks very exciting from what I've seen of him. I wouldn't be confident in putting money on this fight but I do reckon he will overcome Vasquez and win a UD or late stoppage.
Sunni6Killer

Mayorga 9th round TKO.
Sergio close decision.
Lee wide decision.
Lenny Zappa 8th round KO.
Wolak close decision.
BrutalBodyShots
QUOTE (salvador @ Mar 12 2011, 07:56 AM) *
Screw it, at +1000 for Mayorga by KO I can't resist throwing another $100 down. I just can't get the Marg/Pac KOs out of my mind. It's not like the Foreman fight was even a little impressive.

Both guys are shot and the fight won't go 12. When was the last time we got a chance to bet on a smaller guy who's been savagely beaten down twice losing by ko to a bigger/stronger former world champion at a higher weight class?


Sal, I agree with you completely and my bet is right there beside yours. I'm a little pissed that there aren't pick the round props though for this fight on sportsbook.com!
The CEO
QUOTE (Mean Mister Mustard @ Mar 11 2011, 10:39 AM) *
I was going to mention that little fact. Dzinziruk is a well schooled fighter, but he's a well schooled European fighter, who has probably never faced anyone as unorthodox as Maritnez in the pro ranks. He has a very nice, good quick jab, enough to make it a good fight, but his 'backing off straight back' defense will do him no favors here. I don't think Martinez will be landing flush in every single round, after all Cintron was making Martinez miss a lot, so maybe Dzinziruk can blunt some of that offense. I still say Martinez wins.

You got it...Martinez' athleticism is another major advantage...Dzinzuruk isn't ready for all this...the only thing to worry about on this pick is Martinez gettin' old overnight...

Back to Cotto-Mayorga...I see Cotto refused the final staredown...brilliant move imo....tells me he's gonna be all business and secure the win...and the best way to do that is to be smart/play it safe and outbox the old wildman for 12.

Stick and move, stick and move. Stop 'im if he begs for it...
Byrd Man
I'm torn on the Cotto/Mayorga fight. On the one hand I really want Cotto to win that, because I despise Mayorga's ... everything. I don't HATE the man, I just can't stand virtually everything about him, if that makes sense. lol.

That said, while I'd love to see Cotto win, I would REAAAAAAAAAAAALY love to see Mayorga get served up to Pacquiao and have Pac just tee off on him.

If Pacquiao destroys cats when he's not angry, I can only imagine if he legitimately wants to hurt someone, and by the time Mayorga got done running his sewer of a mouth, then I have a feeling Pac would be ready to decapitate him in the ring.

So I'm torn.

That said, go Cotto!
lloyd mayflower
Didnt deem it worthy of a new thread, but Ricky Burns won another title defense tonight, beating Joseph Laryea. All the talk coming from his camp indicates that we could soon see a unification fight in the superfeatherweight division betweeen Burns and Fana. Always welcome.

Hopefully Craig McEwan can make it an all round good night for scottish boxing.
Maxy
QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Mar 12 2011, 08:15 PM) *
Didnt deem it worthy of a new thread, but Ricky Burns won another title defense tonight, beating Joseph Laryea. All the talk coming from his camp indicates that we could soon see a unification fight in the superfeatherweight division betweeen Burns and Fana. Always welcome.

Hopefully Craig McEwan can make it an all round good night for scottish boxing.


Yeah well done Ricky Burns. Didn't enjoy the fight though, I thought it was pretty poor and James DeGale might as well have been sparring too. He never looked interested. Hopefully they make the Groves fight now.
Big Slim Sweet
QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Mar 13 2011, 02:42 AM) *
SMartinez is The Man.

Damn straight, Beardo.
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