- Posted on Sat, November 16th, 2013 by JayDee2020
I am really looking forward to this fight.
It's a confrontation between the "in-his-prime," boxer-puncher Adrien "the Problem" Broner (27-0, 22 KO) against the "in-his-prime," hard-hitting Marcos "El Chino" Maidana (34-3, 31 KO). And when you add the fact that Broner also punches hard, the thought of this fight going the 12-round distance is a long shot.
So, who's going to leave the Alamodome with the WBA welterweight title belt wrapped around his waist?
Based on his huge advantage in hand speed and significant advantage in defense, look for Broner to stop Maidana by about round eight (and don't be surprised if it's to the body). He'll be looking to make a statement after his somewhat difficult decision victory over the "always hard to look good against" Paulie Malignaggi. And I think he will fight with the right balance of caution and aggression to make Maidana yield.
However, the fight will not be without its measure of drama. When you hit like Maidana does, you have much more than a puncher's chance. I'm sure he'll have his moments when he touches Broner to the body or head. But I don't think he'll do it enough based on his track record of struggling with boxer-punchers (Amir Khan and Devon Alexander).
When they meet on Saturday, December 14th, I expect Maidana to face a serious Problem. And we all know who that is.
- Posted on Tue, October 29th, 2013 by JayDee2020
- Posted on Thu, October 10th, 2013 by JayDee2020
With all due respect to Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO's), if Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO's) can not defeat him on November 23, then we can unofficially mark the end of Pacquiao's career.
The only thing that makes this fight interesting is the "Juan Manuel Marquez" effect. More specifically, how will Pacquiao respond in his first first fight back from his devastating KO loss to "Dinamita" last December?
If history is any indicator, many top-flight fighters have struggled in their return matches after suffering brutal knockout losses, especially if they happen later in their career.
Roy Jones's struggles come to mind, following his crushing losses to Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson. The once-promising Jermain Taylor never seemed to fully recover from his KO loss to Kelly Pavlik several years ago as well.
On the other hand, fighters like Lennox Lewis, who was dramatically KO'd on two separate occassions by Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman, went on to win rematches and recalim titles against the same men. So, success can be had.
What will Manny Pacquiao's fate be two months from now? It will be a positive one. He'll stop Rios in round eight but the fight won't be a cakewalk for the aging Pac Man.
I am sure boxing betting websites will make Brandon Rios a live underdog but I am not buying his chances.
- Posted on Thu, September 12th, 2013 by JayDee2020
The buck stops here for undefeated welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley (29-0) when he faces Mexican boxing legend, Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1) on October 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bradley was very fortunate to win his last two fights-his controversial decision win over Manny Pacquiao and his narrow victory over the hard-hitting Ruslan Provodnikov.
He will not be so lucky against the still-deadly, counter-punching savant Marquez. The picture to the right says it all.
- Posted on Sun, August 18th, 2013 by JayDee2020
Although the junior welterweight title bout between Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO's) and Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO's) is on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez junior middleweight championship fight, it reads like a main event.
It has all of the ingredients that you want in a title fight. In one corner, you have an undefeated champion (Garcia) putting his "0" on the line. In the other corner, you have a hungry, often-avoided challenger (Matthysse) with scintillating punching power.
This is indeed a tough one to call.
When in doubt, I have to pull out my fight predictor for "hard-to-predict" bouts like these.
And the verdict reads:
In truly a pick-'em fight, Garcia has solid advantages in ring generalship and speed. As a result, he also has a slight advantage in terms of defense.
However, Matthysse has a huge advantage in terms of punching power and solid advantages in terms of strength and competition to-date.
Speed usually kills, but Garcia's sometimes inconsistent defense will make him susceptible to Matthysse's bombs.
The (Matthysse) power advantage will lead him to victory (by late TKO) in what may be the most exciting bout of the night.