QUOTE (JLUVBABY @ Sep 20 2011, 11:48 AM)
strongly disagree... the blueprint is out on ortiz... but in bradleys case... he out mans ortiz that blue print goes out the window... bradley is more of a man than ortiz is in the ring (ortiz reminds me of jose luis lopez a welter from the 90's... dangerous in his own right but never quite hit the mark where he was expected to go)... pure and simple... ortiz would eventually get frustrated things arent going his way and commence to fouling just like he did last saturday.... ortiz is a good young fighter, but he is not prime time yet.. he thought he was and so did his team... but he is still espn or at best boxing after dark... bradley on the other hand is one of those fighters that when active isnt quite an A level fighter just yet... but he is just above a B level fighter... he is in that empty grey space in between an A class fighter and an upper level B class fighter meaning he needs that chance on the big stage to see what he can do... the fight that needs to be made in some time once he becomes active again is bradley vs berto... that is a great fan friendly fight waiting to hapen...
In my honest opinion, Bradley doesn't really have the tools to beat Ortiz, thats what Im trying to say. He definitely has heart, something Ortiz doesn't have, but I see Ortiz having his way with him. He did almost nothing against Alexander, and he has yet to really impress me or make me view him as a top 10 fighter (in my book). Bradley vs Berto would be a great fight, I do agree with you on that...though I believe Berto would step away with that one too.
You were right about Bradley being in that grey space, and he does need a chance against a strong welterweight on B.A.D., but he needs to win convincingly. I have yet to be sold him, solely because of his activity during fights, and the way his fights end.
QUOTE (TheFonz @ Sep 21 2011, 08:22 AM)
I'm really starting to think you don't know what your talking about.
Well that makes two of us, if you truly believe that Bradley beats Ortiz. Just because Ortiz lost Saturday night, doesn't mean that he doesn't stand a chance against anybody else. He lost to a truly skilled fighter, and I haven't seen that in Bradley yet. He has heart, no doubt, but I need to see him in a better fight (where he wins convincingly), before I start adding W's to his record. If he beat Alexander convincingly, then Im sure Alexander wouldn't have been stupid enough to take a Matthysse fight, knowing that he truly lost to Bradley.
I wont bash him too bad, but needs an impressive win before I consider him beating greater/known opponents. Other than that, Berto/Alexander (hopefully) is what's next...and it should be a decent bout. Oh yeah...it's "you're", not "your". Make sure YOUR grammar is in order before you get gung ho, and call me out about my opinion. My opinion doesn't matter, but your grammar when addressing my opinion, counts the most.