QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 24 2013, 07:37 AM)
I know I am late with my response...late night
Showtime: Loved the energy from the announcers it seemed like everyone was hyped and excited to be there. When they called the fights they actually sounded like fans and not critics of the fighters. The energy was so much different than HBO. Watching HBO is like listening to three Simon Cowells. I always enjoy the Magic Man's commentary. Joe Cortez was even interesting. Good show from Showtime
Mayweather: Loved how he hyped up his fighters. He talked more about his fighters than he did his own fight. I did appreciate that. I have no idea what kind of instruction he was giving Love but it seemed to work. I really hope Roger gets better. It was also cool how he said his dad, Roger and Jeff would all be in his corner, outstanding! He showed maturity, he didn't have a lot of bling on he just looked like a fan of the sport a promoter trying to build his fighters. This is the Floyd I love listening to and watching.
J Love: Finely pressured this guy and used some dirty tactics but he kept his cool and stayed with the game plan. I was actually thinking this is how the Guerrero Mayweather fight may look. Love should discipline and poise in the ring. I think he needs to work on his ring generalship a little more but he had a hard test and he passed. I want to see him stay active and improve all around, he has a nice feature, he will get better. Loved the support that his family and fans gave.
Ishe Smith: He stayed focused and never got flustered. He keep pounding away looking for his shots and started landing them at the right time. I did at times think he could of cut the ring off and fight in the middle of the ring more. He finally used his jab to set up his offense. Loved the post interview after the fight. Yes he cried and nearly killed his son but I understand, the moment was a lot and he had been through hell and back. I so appreciate seeing things like that. He will continue to improve good fight and congrats Las Vegas for having your first champ. He gave a shout out to Vernon Forrest and Chico, I thought that was great.
K9: WTF! You are losing a fight but you chose to talk crap in the middle of getting your butt whipped? Then he was jumping all over the place swinging out of control just a terrible way to fight. Terrible. He should had fought a smarter fight instead of jumping around. I think he gassed out toward the end from all that jumping around and wild swinging.
Great night for boxing!
Good call! The Showtime crew, more professional than HBO. We still had two ordinaries for a title which made the fight good, but sloppy. I don't neither are good enough to be world champions, but such as the state with four federation belts, Smith got something. I don't think he is gonna hold the title very long. I scored in my head, and like I said, I think I had it 7-4-1 or maybe 8-3-1, which was close to the judges. (Well, two if of them.) I liked how the commentators had different and diverse scorecards instead of the commentator and color guy, Teddy, "I know I know everything" (NOT!) and Joe "Testicle!"
Commentators in giving their scores SHOULD disagree from time to time. It makes watching the experiance more interesting. Especially when they don't swing from the nuts of Jim Lamply and PUNCHSTAT. What was cool is that they used the statistical profile at the end of the fight as a tool to show how each fighter did, but they didn't do an HBO thing and make love to the software!
PS. Who's a better crier? Corey "Stinks" or Smith?