Arthur Abraham Shuts Up Edison Miranda And Me
- Posted on Sun, June 22nd, 2008 by Ja Dawson
- Boxing Tickets
To all "King" Arthur Abraham (27-0, 22 KOs), fans, I extend a heartfelt apology for predicting that he would lose to Edison "Pantera" Miranda (30-3, 26 KOs). It was obvious after round one, that Abraham was superior in terms of defense and ring generalship. Damn was I wrong.
OK, enough of me beating myself up about my rare, incorrect fight prediction. Let’s talk about how Abraham beat up Miranda.
Miranda actually started off pretty well. On my unofficial scorecard, I had him winning the first three rounds. However, the entire time, Abraham was the epitome of calm; on the surface, it appeared too calm. Little did I know that he was simply sticking to his game-plan of playing counter-puncher and conserving energy in the early rounds.
Perhaps earlier than planned (the fourth round to be exact), Abraham planted the hyper-aggressive Miranda on the seat of his pants with two vicious counter-punches. Two knockdowns later, King Abraham had beaten Miranda again, embarrassing the cocky brawler in front of the partisan crowd in Hollywood, Florida.
What did I learn? One, that boxing skills and defense trump competition and "home ring" advantage, all things being equal. And two, that I need to revise my Boxing Predictions Made Easy post and rank the criteria I have laid out!