QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 28 2013, 11:42 PM)
great breakdown of each fight!
i am not sure floyd stops guerrero...but i'll remember u said it! bold prediction.
hopkins is gutter when the opponent isn't. cloud is gutter...i think he makes it rough...but bhop can definitely out-skill him. it's going to be interesting. is stopped betting against bhop a long time ago. wouldn't be shocked if he won.
i'm thinking trout schools canelo. i hope everything is on the level and they get some fair officials for that one.
garcia is going to end judah's run. this will be his 9th life. party is over. garcia has a lot more than ppl think.
mares should beat deleon. both can be hit.
rios/alvarez doesn't interest me at all.
It was pretty bold, wasn't it. lol. I noticed two things about Robert in the Berto fight: He doesn't like being hit to the body and he appeared tired after about 6 rounds. I think what made the difference is Berto wasn't mentally prepared for Robert's grit (nor dirty tactics) and he's just not a fighter that can make adjustments. Berto was in great physical shape, but he underestimated Roberts chin and tenacity. Golden Boy has always presented Robert as a "class act" and I think they initially had him in mind as torch recipient to Oscar...until Ortiz, that is (ever noticed that barely masked hatred/jealousy the Ghost has for Victor?)...my point, Robert is not the clean, polished guy they've always portrayed him. The boy is a thug. And I'm sure the hardships of the last few years have hardened him even more.
I think, Andre Berto thought he was going to be the thug in that fight. lol
Bottom line: What Floyd does masterfully, is everything Robert will struggle with. I rarely hear anyone talk about/praise Mayweather's body shots. But he destroys guys, breaking them down softly, gradually, from round 1 with stiff shots to the solar plexis, hooks to the body. It doesn't appear so gruesome...but its the slow death. I know if I noticed Robert's discomfort every time Berto touched his body, Floyd (and Roger and Pops and Jeff) all did too! Berto seemed to be the only one who didn't notice. lol.
And then there's Floyd's reach. Robert won't be able to smother him as he did with Berto. And he can't outbox him. So what's left....?
I don't think it's an easy fight for Floyd per se. But I think Floyd will go to Robert's body from round one. Robert will slowly wither. And by 10, I'm calling a code. =)
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 28 2013, 11:55 PM)
I'm ready to see how he fairs against Devon. I saw him struggle against Carson Jones, but we'll see if things changed since then.
Yes, I'm looking forward to this one too. I think Devon takes it. Too many holes in Brook. Devon may be strangely boring (I say strangely, because he has all the tools, but wields them in the most awkward of ways), but he is a good solid boxer. Even talented. I do hate the noises he makes. Smh. But I think he's actually talented, just not fun to watch. I think Brook is still in the "potential" stage. I think he picked the wrong opponent to shine.
Of course, Devon often disappoints. So who knows! lol
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 1 2013, 12:37 AM)
I'm going to the Mayweather-Guerrero fight so I'm very interested in that but TBH I'm excited about all the matchups. It's been pretty dry to start the year off and soon we'll be bombarded with more fights then we can manage.
I did want to attend the B-Hop fight as I think he's going to expose Tavoris. But my girl still has nightmares from the 1st Hopkins-Dawson fight and that's not going to happen because she said she'll never attend another one of his fights lol... She does want to go to the Garcia-Judah fight so I might look into that
So, true. We've had quite the drought...disappointing postponements and cancellations...and now a lot of fights to look forward to!
BHOP is definitely an acquired taste! But I think Chad should at least take half the blame for the boredom and theatrics of their fights. lol