QUOTE (neophyte7 @ May 20 2013, 12:53 PM)
BRO... I hear you. Matthysee is very formidable.. dangerous... but he has been beaten. he had a good night but LET ME PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.. your mouth said, "you have to be great" to beat Matthysee... Now if you made a typo fine... It ws pointed out he has been beaten by guys not "great". Now your emphasis is on Hopkins saying you have to be perfect. A fighter who is not great can execute a "perfect" game plan. Peterson was devoid of power and he ran up in his ass.. He did not do that with a "not great" nor anywhere near "perfect" JUDAH and lost.
No doubt, it does come down to the game plan. I'm not speaking on past tense, Im speaking present tense. To beat Matthysse NOW, whoever is the man to do it will need to be great. I mean in training camp, mentally, and in the ring. The reason Judah won before was because Matthysse was fighting Judah's fight and actually tried boxing him, Judah got the quick hands so he made use of them.....But the KD is what throws me off for Judah, he may have won but Matthysse didn't seem like a beaten man, if they're were 3 rounds to the classic 15 rounds Judah may not have won. Matthysse has the ability to adjust. And he's improved! I wouldn't care much about Matthysse if he was the same fighter he was when he fought Judah because he wouldn't have shown improvement. Greatness is about growth. If someone came in with Judah tactics again they will probably end up on the floor like Peterson did.
I was just tryna say that Matthysse is game, i recognize the skills and i can see that he's improved and keeps getting better and probably most important asset is to adjust in the ring. And that for anyone at 135-147 is in danger of taking an L. I thought he was pretty good and he turned out to be better than i thought.
Mayweather is an obvious for who could beat him but the only question i have is what happens when he gets hits by Matthysse. Did you see the sparring footage with Sergio getting cracked on and getting backed down by Matthysse. Mayweather's clinching messes up some opponents but Matthysse would probably love it. Like i said before Matthysse can adjust, and with his new sense of urgency he's always thinking of how to end that fight as quickly as possible.
I cant stand when fighters aren't smart enough to adjust (Pacquiao, Martinez, Donaire, Trout, the list goes on). Those that do i sometimes favor them.