QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 29 2011, 09:45 PM)
bradley is very underrated imo. the dude can do it all. sure he lacks that single punch power...but he punches hard enough to get respect. he's fast...has solid defense...he can fight hard for 12 rounds...i can see him shutting marquez out....maybe even stopping him late.
Im wondering why we didn't see him do this against a faded Casamayor. I mean he did win by stoppage, I give him that, but I still wasn't sold on him afterwards. Dude really needs to take a tough opponent (Matthysse, Maidana, Guerrero) and win in a convincing fashion, then he definitely has my utmost respect as a fighter...not to say that he doesn't have any from me.
Im sorry, but I just dont see all the described skills in Bradley, though people throw it out there like that. He's decent in the ring, but I dont see him beating Marquez. JMM has fought Bradley-type fighters, but I dont remember Bradley fighting JMM-type fighters (his best victories were against Holt and Peterson).
QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Dec 30 2011, 04:27 AM)
I proposed this fight right after Pac/Marquez 4. i think its a great fight. Bradleys defense, angles and punch output will keep Marquez busy. I hope for this one in the very near future.
I proposed this fight last summer, when the 140 lb division seemed to be headed in the right direction...then the shit went haywire again. Hell, I created a big bracket for the division, but again, it totally went left. I dont think any of the above will JMM busy, because it will be a different type of fight (to me). I just see Bradley trying to impose his size and aggressiveness on JMM, and taking advantage of it on the inside.
Bradley has that Ortiz-like leap when he attacks, which becomes an obstacle for guys who aren't used to pressure (not saying that JMM isn't). If you have 3 lief & death battles with Pacquiao and his offense, and still have something in the tank, then I dont see JMM having too many issues with Tim. Just my take on it...
QUOTE (fightscoreollector @ Dec 30 2011, 05:06 AM)
so if bradley vs marquez and pacman vs peterson happens.....where does that leave khan for all his bitching???
That leaves Khan right where he needs to be at the moment...quiet and out of everybody's way
He'll bounce back real soon, but the whining about wanting his titles back, ring injustice, and such, is becoming annoying. Some guys just dont know how to take a loss.
He may need to go back and fight Prescott and a couple of other guys. We dont hear him complaining about the Prescott loss (other than making excuses), and he hardly looked into avenging it...though he wanted us to believe a rematch was in sight. Khan will be back in the loop sooner than later...