At this point, Cunningham needs an assistant trainer, to help work on some new weapons for Devon's arsenal. I'm not surprised at Devon's on-the-edge performance last night, he's always risky and keeps us on the edge of our seats.
Im not saying that in a good way either. Devon ALWAYS leaves himself open, and his game plans have been risky, and always leaves us wondering if he's gonna get knocked out. I like Devon and Cunningham, but it seems like something still hasn't clicked with this kid.
He fought a safe risky fight last night...if that makes sense. Those straight lefts to the body were supposed to set up head shots, but Devon leaned in and stayed too long (on more than a few occasions), and left himself open for Bailey's right hand. He did enough to score points, but not enough to keep himself out of harm's way.Quillin/N'Dam:
I think this fight stole the show. I would like to see more of N'Dam in the future! This is one of Quillin's best performances to date, he EARNED his title last night. We've been seeing waaay too many titles being given to fighters, especially when the title fight involves a tomato can who's supposed to lose.
N'Dam brought the best out of Quillin. He moved, jabbed (hard), and showed resolve in the worse times, and gave Kid Chocolate a fight til the very last bell, regardless of how many times he touched the canvas. Great fight and Im proud of Quillin!Malignaggi/Cano:
Not all that impressed with this bout, but Paulie jabbed his way to a victory. Speaking of his punches, shouldn't his hands be fine by now? Can't he work on power at this stage? Dude is in there with bigger guys with more power, so he's gonna need more than what he's been showing us.
He's looked vulnerable over the past year and a half. J. Cotto stunned him, Lora stunned him and almost dropped him, and Cano dropped him last night. Paulie's reflexes are getting a bit rusty, but he does have "learning how to ride a bike syndrome", so he'll get by just fine with his boxing. Garcia/Morales:
Glad this one ended quickly. I like Morales and he showed shades of his old self with the speed at which he started. He was just open for those shots last night. I have to go back and watch it though, since alcohol was in the driver's seat, which may have swayed my assessment a bit.
Garcia just has a nasty hook, and power in both hands. He should work just a bit more on his defense, because he gets hit a bit more than he needs to. One thing's for sure, if you're in an exchange with this motherfucker, you better learn how to duck.
I was a bit pissed at Morales, because he seemed salty about the stoppage. After all the shit he put us through over the past 72 hours, he gets knocked out anyway, then says that it's his last fight "in the U.S.". Really Erik? Thanks for what you've given the sport, and you've had a great career...now go and run amok in Mexico.