QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ May 15 2012, 08:54 AM)
I can understand what DP (ha!!!) is saying re. Malignaggi/Alexander possibly being "boring," but I don't find those types of matches boring at all. I love the tactical/strategic aspect of boxiing and for me those types of matches are about who's a better judge of distance, timing etc. I love all elements of the Sweet Science.
Plus, while Paulie is a counterpuncher, he also works behind a jab that is both effective and frequent. Paulie isn't a Mayweather/Hopkins counterpuncher where he'll patiently wait for you to fuck up. He fights behind a constantly popping jab and waits for you to get frustrated, then he pops you with a counter. I actually think Paulie has one of the best jabs in boxing right now. I think a lot of people think Alexander wins this easy. I beg to differ. In fact, I may even give the edge to Paulie. All of these 140-147 new wave of guys (Amir, Devon, Lamont, Tim, Marcos, Berto,Ortiz etc) are around about the same talent level. The things that makes all of them vulnerable is the fact that they rely on their corner to tell them what adjustments to make. With the exception of Maidana and Bradley, most of these guys get heavy instruction from their corner.Not very instinctive. Problem is, your corner can't fight for you and you don't get to fast forward to the end of the round to find out what to do next. Sure, Paulie has zero punching power. But if/when Devon starts getting stabbed in the face with that jab and counter right, if/when Paulie's head movement starts causing concern, is he going to be able to figure it out on the fly? Or is he just going to let Paulie rack up points until he can get back to Kevin Cunningham's stool to fight out what's plan B?