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SREDMOND

Khans improvement is NOT “Glacial” its NON existent! How are you improving when guys BEST statement after you being in REAL trouble against an 8-1 underdog was “at least he was not stopped”….. That by definition is operating from a NEGATIVE place…. In his last 4 fights Khan has LOST 2 and only been in control the entire time in ONE and that was against the undersized Molina… Personally I see Khan settling into a place where we have possibly seen his best and he is pretty much in immiment danger of being hurt or stopped EVERYTIME he steps in the ring… You simply cannot count on him being the ring General for a 12 round fight anymore… 3- of his last 4 fights were BAD or terrible performances…. He was better beating Kotelnik, Judah, Malignaggi and McCloskey…. What we are seeing now is a guy who has been figured OUT by the boxing world and they are NOT very impressed with his fast hands etc… Khan is reminding me of Judah who once people took TRUE measure of his liabilities the talent was not detering fighters from taking it to him….How is Khan improving he was doing the SAME thing surviving Maidana till he gets caught with the right shot then he goes DOWN….Klitschko was a serial beatdown victim but when he figured it out after Peter he changed to avoid the big one even to the detriment of his offense at times…Khan is NOT gonna be 7 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier than his foes so he is going to go into battle with that weak chin and he will be tested AGAIN and AGAIN….

Posted May 1, 2013 10:01 am 


Hidalgo

Tark, I wouldn’t say Khan’s improvement has been “glacial” but it has been slow. A lot of that is Freddie Roach’s fault, IMO. Like I said before, Khan used to attempt to mimic Manny Pacquiao.

Posted May 1, 2013 9:44 am 


Public Enemy

It’ll be funny if Paulie Walnuts gives Broner a tough night..

Posted May 1, 2013 7:33 am 


Happyboy

With Broner, Garcia, Matthyse, Rios, Alvarado, Provodnikov,Peterson & Maidana the 140lbs division is the sh….perhaps a Super 8 would do boxing some good.

Posted May 1, 2013 3:06 am 


PEEJ

The plan is for Broner to move back down. He won’t stay at 147 with Floyd being the top dog there

Posted May 1, 2013 1:23 am 


Fight Aficionado

“Garcia is doing well in a stacked division. With fighters like Peterson, Matthysse, Provodnikov, Garcia, Alvarado, and Rios, it’ll be hard for any of these guys to be considered the very top of the division for very long….” – Which is why cherrypicker Broner skipped 140 altogether. Any of those guys would be a handful and Matthysse, Rios and Alvarado would most likely beat the fraud.

Posted May 1, 2013 12:47 am 


TARK

Hidalgo…. Khan needs patience.. He’s a young guy but head shots destroy the chins of the young as well as the old.. Remember Wilfred Benitez??? To me, Khan needs at least 7 or 8 more fights before he steps it up to Garcia again.. Two years, because if there’s an improvement it’s glacial so far.. Garcia is learning every fight as well because he’s younger than Khan.. You think you can absorb hard punches forever but the truth is every shot degrades your chin in accumulative fashion.. You can take so many before it’s time to do what Kelly Pavlik recently did.. Kelly said, “With Ward flaking off this is it for me.. I’ve been taking punches since I was 10 years old and I want to be able to talk to my great grandchildren. And I want to work and be productive until I’m 65.”

Posted May 1, 2013 12:16 am 


Demon

Article synopsis: Khan sucks, Martinez sucks, Garcia sucks and Judah sucks!

Posted April 30, 2013 10:19 pm 


PEEJ

I agree Judah probly should of lost but he also fell behind early and that’s what cost him in that fight. In the Alexader fight the rounds Lucas won he clearly won but there where many close rounds. I didn’t score neither fight though.

Posted April 30, 2013 8:44 pm 


Hidalgo

BTW, it should be clear to everyone that Khan truly wants to be a champion again. I admire that. We should at least give him credit for that what with all the bashing he’s sustained. Besides, who else has beat him except Prescott and doped up Peterson?

Posted April 30, 2013 7:54 pm 


Hidalgo

“He’s concentrating TOO MUCH on quick jabs, running, and power shots” I don’t think so, Tark. At least not under Virgil Hunter. I saw patterns of other small improvements in Khan’s last two fights–much moreso against Diaz. Under Freddie Roach, in one fight we’d see Khan mimicking Manny Pacquiao with weird lateral movements and trying to spring forward and back as Manny is know to do. In another fight we’d see Khan foolishly brawling with poor in-fighting skills (mainly because he’s not an infighter to begin with), in yet another fight we see Khan literally backpedaling and running all over the ring–like a track star. What I have seen in Khan’s last two fights is Virgil Hunter’s shadow: Virgil is trying to get Khan to be a consistent, thinking boxer. Amir is a helluva seat of the pants fighter, but he’s not the technician he thinks he is, he’s traditionally impulsive, and agreeing with you, he does not to work–a lot–on his infighting, clinching, and overall strength. He gets tagged on the chin because he hasn’t learned how to move his head! BUT I find it hard to believe that anyone–especially you and others like you, who have equal real experience with the sport of boxing–to not see Hunter’s influence on Khan in his last two fights. Virgil is a disciplinarian. Andre Ward may be a special talent, but Hunter is the one honing the Ward blade. Boxing fans and “experts” should not forget that. Khan is a new blade for Virgil so it’s gonna take him a while to understand–to any great magnitude–Khan’s strengths and weaknesses and how to capitalize on the former and improve upon or minimize the latter. Overall, I thought Khan fought a good fight on Saturday night. It was much better, IMO, than his performance against Molina who came out like a little wildcat and I think, shocked the hell out of Amir with his aggressiveness, speed, and tenacity. If he wasn’t such a smaller guy, I think he might have lit Amir up a time or three. Khan does need the things you say he does, but since going with Hunter, I see some improvements in the overall boxer Amir Khan. I really hope he gets a second fight with Danny Garcia in December. If he beats Garcia convincingly, everyone, including you will think differently of him—to an extent at least. All this being said, I want to make it clear that I’m not on a Khan bandwagon, but like you I critically analyze boxers when they fight. Amir has a lot to work on, but I definitely thinks he needs one more good fight under Hunter before he tries for another championship–that includes a rematch with Danny Garcia. But if not, I’d like to see that fight in December.

Posted April 30, 2013 7:49 pm 


TARK

I had Matthysse beating Judah by 5 points and Alexander by 3 points… He had them both on the canvas and certainly scored more clean and effective punches. But he’s gotten better in his last few fights… I believe those robberies just pissed him TFO and fueled his desire to get revenge and dominate 140. His attitude has changed since the Judah and Alexander fights, which even most American boxers say he won, and now he’s training and fighting like a maniac.

He already unified a couple 140-pound titles when he stopped unbeaten Ajose Olusegun in a furious Duran-like destruction. He’s ready to do more unifying whenever Danny is ready.

Posted April 30, 2013 7:11 pm 


gold

I must say that I think youve hit it on the nail concerning Garcia, ESPECIALLY spot on concerning Khan. Not so much concerning Martinez. Imo…Martinez has a bad knee and he’s at that ‘past prime’ age where his injuries will be affecting everything an elusive ‘hands down’ style like his can muster. Martinez is the real deal, but maybe not so much anymore.

Posted April 30, 2013 6:55 pm 


PEEJ

Yeah Lucas lost twice so he is not the top dog at 140. I think the guy holding the Ring Belt is the top dog. Now the other top fighters at 140 would make good fights and would be close to 50/50 fights but I favor Garcia in all of em just slightly

Posted April 30, 2013 6:19 pm 


PEEJ

Martinez has been challenged by other titlest in his division and the one that didn’t call him out, Chavez, the weakest of the titlest and that is who Martinez chases. There is kid chocolate, Pirog, and there are like 2 other fighters at middleweight that have called him out and yet Martinez says they don’t put butts in seats. He acts like he actually does that. Besides his home country whom had no clue who he was till like a year can’t sell out an arena any where but his home country. He could of moved up and fought Ward to show his greatness but he came up with an excuse on why not too and the called out 140 to 147 pound fighters. Sorry but Martines is just a average to good fighter and that’s about it

Posted April 30, 2013 6:17 pm 


AD

Khan is a guy driving a Ferrari along a cliff edge road with oil slicks on it. He could go nice and slow and get to the end, but he always looks down at some point sees he is in a ferrari and decides to out his foot down.

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Posted April 30, 2013 5:05 pm 


maracho

Tark & Vivic , there are usually biological tradeoffs that leave athletes limited to one or two of the following; speed, durability, endurance, intelligence, punch power, or grappling strength. In other words, khan does have superb punch power but could lack in clinching power and cranial durability. Moreover, the sweet science is an intelligence and muscle memory that is usually adapted to during child development and parental effects. Late comers who dominate the fight game do so from either a unorthodox intelligence, parental effects, freakish power, or supernatural will.

Posted April 30, 2013 4:24 pm 


SREDMOND

Peej, there are NO elite fighters at 160 absent Martinez so unless he bangs it out with himself thats just how it goes… Pavlik was lineal Champ and starching Williams like that was a DAMN good win…160 is not loaded with vetted talent people will say GGG but who the hell has he beat? Martinez would have to go up to 168 and fight Ward which at his age and with his body crumbling would be a disaster…

Posted April 30, 2013 4:17 pm 


Sir Pugglesworth

Peej: surely you jest. I guess if by elite you mean: Sugar Ray Robinson, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, and so forth then yeah Martinez hasn’t beat an elite fighter. I’m not even sure if GGG is elite, because he hasn’t beat an ‘elite’ fighter yet but I’m pretty sure he’d KO Sergio if they fought. To be the best you gotta beat the best, except when the best just aren’t out there. We can’t blame the Klitschkos for not fighting in the 60s and 70s, after all. You fight the guys that are there, and so far Sergio has done that, and has been on a remarkable run that, given how much trouble he was in against Murray, figures to end in the next fight or two.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:37 pm 


PEEJ

Martinez has not fought the best in his division, has yet to beat an elite fighter. He beat a very good fighter in Pavlik but has yet to fight an elite fighter. He struggles against average fighters and calls out 140 to 147 pounders. He is an average wanna be bully

Posted April 30, 2013 3:01 pm 


Pain

Zab is a fvcking loser lol

Posted April 30, 2013 1:28 pm 


srminimo

I do think Martinez has been an elite fighter. He might not be one for long and he might lose soon, but that shouldn’t take away his accomplishments anymore than Roy Jones’ last 10 fights will not take away what he did for his first 35. And in terms of his p4p ranking, I don’t know where he should be, but if we’re judging by level of opposition and the K brothers, Adrian Broner and Robert Guerrero are on the list, he definitely belongs there too. When he fought Paul Williams, the Punisher was the most feared and avoided man in the middle categories, Dzinziruk was an undefeated champ, so was Chavez who, if nothing else, is like a TRex fighting lions at 160.

Posted April 30, 2013 11:31 am 


Public Enemy

Zab was only able to rally in those last three Rounds because of the Dozen or so Monster Headbutts landed by Zab, and I like Zab but he did land some Hideous Headbutts and Elbows.. Danny backed off those rounds but even then he was still connecting on Zab.. the Reason Zab couldn’t come in more agressive in those first rounds is because Danny kept him at bay with his Rights and Body shots.. Considering how many times Danny Put Zab on Noodle legs and his ASS a more agressive Zab would’ve just meant more Noodle Leg Dances.. lets not forget how much Holding Zab was doing for 2/3rds of that fight.. holding on for dear life… but I give credit to Zab for surviving but I think it was more due to Danny taking his foot off of the pedal then Zab doing anything incredible… good fight for two guys I like…

Posted April 30, 2013 11:21 am 


BRICK CTIY

if Zab wouldve started the way he finished, i think he wouldve stopped Garcia.

Posted April 30, 2013 11:03 am 


Public Enemy

Lets not forget the dozen or so destructive Head butts landed on Danny by Zab in those late rounds.. Don’t believe Zab was doing it intentionally but it was due to his desperate attempts to close the distance with Danny who was doing a great Job of keep Zab at the right distance.. Zab also landed a few Elbows..

Posted April 30, 2013 10:59 am 


chacos8

Garcia won, Kahn lost, a cruel theft in England, and Maravilla clearly LOST, an even more cruel theft in Argentina..

Posted April 30, 2013 9:07 am 


Red Ryan

Could you imagine Amir Khan against a prime Kostya Tszyu?? Bambi on ice me thinks…………..

Posted April 30, 2013 7:36 am 


Red Ryan

I thought Judah was masterful on saturday and wouldnt bet against him with any of the other 140 pounders, he showed real spirit and class at times and he still packs a serious wallop, Garcia has a great chin…

Posted April 30, 2013 7:33 am 


lvthefightgame

it was vince phillips not vernon & yes any 1 can get knocked out kostya learnt a good lesson from the vince phillips fight it was you cant just expect to knock everybody out all the time. He tyszu is a great boxer counter puncher with awesome power vince phillps got lucky thats all kostya only had to box him to win but chose to try knock him out & got caught. as for hatton beating kostya even he says he fought kostya at the right time & probably would have lost or been taken out had he fought a prime tsyzu (my cousin just signed with ricky hatton & asked him about that fight & thats what he said).35 was too old for tsyzu plus 270 amatuer fights if you want to see the sublime boxing kostya watch him & vernon forrest in the final of the 1991 world amatuer championships. cheers

Posted April 30, 2013 7:27 am 


SREDMOND

Khan is NOT gonna change and become a defensive master he is gonna keep getting tagged.. He fights like its still the amateurs, in love with his own speed and the fact that he is exposed during those light flurries is lost on him… Mayweather usually throws only 2-3 shots max because he is aware that opponents punch back and he minimizes risk…. Khan thinks he is Roy Jones in his prime a guy who has actual power on the end of those multi-punch combos…At this point Khan cannot lose again in the next couple years or he is TOAST especially if he’s stopped… I see a fighter who is on the way down most likely, we have been hearing about how great his camps were and what he has learned since Prescott and he is still taking bad head shots and wobbling….

Posted April 30, 2013 6:42 am 


The Low Blow !

enjoyed reading ya little rant TARK good stuff like most of youre posts though it was “Vince Phillips” that made Kostya Tszyus body go limp !

Posted April 30, 2013 6:18 am 


TARK

KOrnerman… You know anyone can get knocked out.. Khan took some massive shots from Marcos Maidana without going out — and in this last fight he took some brutal shots against Julio Diaz … He came away with 2 victories. Of course that’s a tough way to win.

For some reason I think NOT taking all those shots will help him more than to keep testing his chin every fight.. He’s put about 300,000 miles on that odometer.

Posted April 30, 2013 5:00 am 


TARK

Garcia is undefeated… Wait until somebody does a Vernon Phillips on him to write him off. I can still see Tszyu’s limp body.

Posted April 30, 2013 4:51 am 


TARK

Kostya Tszyu got knocked out by Vernon Phillips and stopped by Ricky Hatton… Not exactly ATG fighters who drubbed him. Then there’s that clown from Europe who gave him fits… The shot Tszyu landed on Zab was good… You’ll land about one shot like that in a 50 bout career. That doesn’t make you a genius.

Posted April 30, 2013 4:48 am 


lman

I can only imagine the massacre I would witness if khan or Garcia were in with a prime kostya tszyu…hell even a post zab Judah tzsyu would murder these guys

Posted April 30, 2013 4:26 am 


lvthefightgame

i dont think people give zab a fair shot he is a solid 140 guy at his best eats up garcia. tsyzu ruined him he had all the skills but mentally he was not there yet & when kostya smoked his arse he never reached his mental maturity thats his only floor how to fight threw adversity. he gave mayweather all he could handle only time i ever saw mayweather a bit flustered. garcia done ok with good opposition but in there primes zab schools him ko all the way.

Posted April 30, 2013 4:23 am 


KOrnerman

Fu#8king wireless keyboard, as son as he fights a legit 140 or 147 fighter its goodnight Vienna.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:59 am 


KOrnerman

Tark Khans weaknesess in order is 1. CHIN
2.CHIN
3CHIN
he can work on other things till the cos come home but his chin is too weak or to level opposition and always will be, its a shame really cause he has all the other tools to sharpen.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:57 am 


KOrnerman

Garcia could do with working on his footwork, Zab was
able to dance circles around him at times ad making him look a lumbering plodder, He’s god but NOT a clear winner of the best 140 fighter.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:55 am 


TARK

Viveck says…, “Speedy jabs, escape-route driven footwork, and timely powershots. If he only learned to master this plan, Khan could very well be one of the best talents in the sport. Weak chin and all.”

That’s exactly Khan’s problem. He’s concentrating TOO MUCH on quick jabs, running, and power shots… Khan’s problems aren’t jabbing, running, or punching.. His problems ARE in order: defense, clinching, and infighting.. He can’t execute in these areas. He’s already a good jabber, runner, and pot shotter.

But you can’t run. You wear your dumb ass out.. The ring is 20 feet and you can run circles around an elite fighter for so long before you’re cut off and on the ropes.. If you can’t clinch you’re SOL. If you grab one arm and don’t tie up the other arm, you get punched like crazy. Or if you grab around the waist like Seth Mitchell, you get killed. You have to clinch with great finesse. It’s like picking somebody’s pocket in the middle of Times Square with nobody noticing. Or having the 7 of Hearts slide up from the deck because that’s the card somebody’s thinking of without telling you. You clinch with sick finesse.

Defense isn’t something you do when your arms get tired. Your arms get tired from punching non-stop, clinching badly, and pushing off all night. and basically wrestling. You have to be very very strong. Khan, you need more arm strength. If you can’t do 300 no cheat pushups and 30 no cheat chinups you’re not strong and durable. Your neck has to be stronger. When somebody throws a punch you have to move your head, neck, torso, shoulders, arms, gloves, body. Don’t run your ass off. STEP precisely. You move better the stronger you are in every square inch of your body. For instance. Paulie Malingaggi is very weak so you beat him very easily. You have to think about what happens if a punch comes at a certain angle at 20 points on your head. Exactly how do you block it, slip it, roll it, counter it. Do that motion 100 times. Or a 1000 times if you got tagged there in sparring today. Do tons of shadow boxing before you go to bed, in the shower, between wind sprints, after you shave and before you shower, Two hours of shadow boxing before you go to bed isn’t too much. Just don’t be fanatical. You have to have a vivid imagination not to get bored to tears. Conjure up different opponents you’ve never fought.

Infighting is something Andre Ward can tell you about. It’s subtle leverage with the shoulders, head, hands, and forearms, to pry a small opening for a sneaky punch. It can’t be obvious. It has to be pure finesse. Again you need great strength and conditioning to be an effective infighter. There’s a 1000 techniques Andre can show you.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:39 am 


Edgar Guevara

Garcia is the man, good performance by both. Judah did a job, deserve another shot. Khan will be ko with anyone he fights.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:36 am 


KOrnerman

“This was the closest Martinez has probably ever faced to an elite fighter, and it totally neutralized everything perceived to be his strengths coming in. He was tagged at will with the jab. He ate power shots. He simply looked very marginal.” ….man I couldn’t have put that any better myself, well said and true.

Posted April 30, 2013 3:29 am 


bronersboner.

khan always has a good game plan with freddie and every other trainer.until he gets hit.vito is spot on.khan has talent he never uses.could have should have would have.thats khan all over.he would have done much better staying in the uk and become a star like benn and eubanks or hatton instead of seeking world domination.everyone knows america and mexico is the toughest play ground for boxers.he should have cleaned up in the uk instead of giving half to gbp or 40% from what i hear.murray was never a world beater and martinez is just a runner.when martinez goes toe to toe its brief and short.he wont engage in real combat but would rather steal the rounds and look flashy without doing anything.if i want to see a bull fight id go to spain for 2 weeks and vacate in the sun.judah to me is too small for the top guys and hes had his chances,although he got my full respect for this fight exposing garcia as no more than a solid first tier champion.martinez has a far better boxing brain than khan because khan fights on pride where as martinez fights on fear.theres a difference,especially defensively.

Posted April 30, 2013 2:52 am 


CORRECTAMUNDO

LMAO. Haimat gargling Boxtradamus’s nutsack in his throat again. LMFAO!

Posted April 30, 2013 1:51 am 


PEEJ

Been saying it for a while. Martinez is not all that. That is why he does not defend his championship against the top fighters or titlest in his weight class. Murray is a tad bit above average and Martinez should of gotten an L against him. As for Judah, he should of asserted himself more. Don’t think it would of changed the outcome but would of given a better chance. He actually fought better after being hurt. Khan is chinny and there isn’t much you can say bout that. Being chinny with no defense against the hook only spells disaster

Posted April 30, 2013 12:51 am 


Hidalgo

“Enough with the injury lame excuse!!!” Like I said, until tonight I wasn’t aware that Martinez broke his left hand. He certainly didn’t act like it during the fight, he didn’t complain about it to his corner, and he didn’t say anything about it in the post fight interview–at least not that I remember.

Posted April 29, 2013 11:24 pm 


Joel – MTL

Vivek I always like your lounges when they don’t have anything to do with mayweather or Pacquiao.

Gotta agree on Khan. He does not have the boxing brain to make up for his weak chin. Personally I thought his performance was dreadful given he was fighting a not even top 30 welterweight. I think the next world class boxer/puncher or pressure fighter he faces … its another KO

Posted April 29, 2013 11:22 pm 


Supreme Court

Enough with the injury lame excuse!!!
Is it too hard to wonder why we don’t hear about injuries before the bouts?
Only after a disappointing performance?
Martinez prior to the Murray fight is on record stating how he is gonna KO Murray.
All the fight long, he did not complain about his hand, but faked low blows, and he used both hands to hit Murray’s gloves…
He also said he would knocked out Chavez Jr, just to fake injury after a devastating 12 rd knock down….
How about Nonito?
He was arrogant and predicted a KO prior to his fight with Rigo. He used both hands during the fight but he could not find the target. After the defeat, then we hear about the shoulder injury….
Do you remember Haye’s Toe?
Do you remember Pavlik staph infection at the time he was spending more time in pubs?
Why are you guys acting like mouth-pieces of PR teams?
Please show critical thinking…

Posted April 29, 2013 11:12 pm 


el matador

what a bias review vivek but down both martinez and garcia but with khan gave him the benefit of a doubt. khan is garbage hes done defense or game plan any of the top elite 140 ilb will destroy him atlease martinez or garcia stand a chance agaist top level fighters but not khan. the only good thing khan has done in his career is not getting knock out by maidana which maidana came out the winner, from getting drop in the first and then rearranging khans face for the rest of the fight.

Posted April 29, 2013 10:39 pm 


PRdancer

Hi Vivek, I agree with your assessment on Garcia,,,,the kid needs to get a real trainer to teach him new tricks,,,doesn’t show improvements,,,at the elite level he will need a lot more skills,,,,he appears to be a good kid,,,,too bad his father ruins it for him media wise,,,no class,,,I liked Judah’s assessment of the dad,,,very funny!! Peace

Posted April 29, 2013 10:37 pm 


Hidalgo

As for Sergio Martinez, he has been wilting for a while. Murray really made Martinez look bad. Martinez rarely fought in the combat zone and he was very wary of Murray’s power and accuracy. This is a different Sergio Martinez than the one shredded Kelly Pavlik and KOd Paul Williams. Sergio ran and pot-shotted a lot against Chavez and then Murray. And he was hugely inneffective against the latter. Barker was the first opponent to really start exposing the waning Sergio Martinez. And even though Martinez beat Chavez, Martinez came out of that fight with lots of injuries, a couple fairly serious. One more comment on his fight with Murry–Sergio was gassed early. He wasn’t letting his arms hang down in an effort to look nonchalant, he was tired. He was breathing hard and deep between rounds and often looked concerned and exasperated. It was a hard fight for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he announced his retirement in the near future.

Posted April 29, 2013 10:33 pm 


Tomato Can

Garcia is doing well in a stacked division. With fighters like Peterson, Matthysse, Provodnikov, Garcia, Alvarado, and Rios, it’ll be hard for any of these guys to be considered the very top of the division for very long….. On the same token, poor Khan’s chin is marked, he’ll be lucky to beat any of the forementioned guys. Could you imagine Provodnikov landing a left hook on Khan’s jaw? Ouch… Martinez had a great run, but at 38 and injury plaged, we may be seeing him lose bad soon. GGG, and Quillin would retire him, IMO….

Posted April 29, 2013 10:32 pm 


Hidalgo

Vivek, I disagree with you regarding Khan. He showed admirable poise and concentration in his fight with Diaz. He got knocked down once, rattled several times more yet he stayed focused and got the win. This means he DID execute his gameplan–even if it wasn’t as well as he or Hunter expected–and Khan was NEVER “bouncing and shuffling all over the place” against Diaz, although he certainly has done that in the past. But because of his efforts and because he stuck to his gameplan, Khan earned a good win on Saturday night. He showed grit, determination, and the ability to pull out the win after getting knocked down and hammered hard on several occasions. He did get reckless for just a moment in the middle of the fight, but it was only a moment and he recomposed himself quickly. But being a slick, quick boxer made no impression on Julio Diaz and it won’t make much of an impression on fighters like Rios, Alvarado, Matthysse, and Peterson. Khan has to land the meaningful power punches that will stop his opponents in their tracks. Khan has not done that in a while although he had Danny Garcia doing the dopey shuffle at least twice in their fight. I want to see Khan/Garcia II. If Danny beats him again, especially if by stoppage or a very decisive UD win, Amir is going to have to take a good long look at himself. As far as trainers go, Virgil Hunter is the end of the road. After him and Freddy Roach, no one is going to make Amir Khan a better fighter.

Posted April 29, 2013 10:27 pm 


Hidalgo

Judah had Garcia fairly hurt in the 10th. Going into the 11th Danny was still hurt and Judah continued to land power shots to his head and chin. In the 12th, Judah was not as effective or consistent, but Danny, IMO, was still a bit foggy-headed by the end of the fight. Danny did a pretty good job of hiding the hurt he was in for three rounds, but he was hurt and Judah knew it. That’s why Zab amped it up a notch and continued to land hard lefts and a few zinger rights to Danny’s head. Danny clearly won the fight, but Zab left an indelible impression on his face. And mind.

Posted April 29, 2013 10:12 pm 


boxing so sweet

Matt and Peterson Vs Garcia would be great fights but Rios would be KO’d.

Posted April 29, 2013 10:01 pm 


puglife

I agree with FA. Until Garcia fights Matthysse we just won’t know who is truly the top dog at 140. Leaving aside the whole Top Rank side of the equation, since both Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado deserve consideration.

Posted April 29, 2013 9:58 pm 


The Low Blow !

watch out the Fonz is in da house !

Posted April 29, 2013 9:49 pm 


Martin “EL BRUCHADOR” Honorio

Corectamundo—- Great! Another Boxtradamus enter the esb!

Posted April 29, 2013 9:40 pm 


Martin “EL BRUCHADOR” Honorio

Them better listen to Vivek on this one!

Posted April 29, 2013 9:38 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“I like Garcia, but I can’t say that he’s the top dog…” – No way can anyone say Garcia is top dog. Matthysse owns 140 until someone can prove otherwise. I still doubt Garcia will even face him, though the Garcia/Judah winner vs Matthysse is a mandatory. Garcia started backing away from Matthysse when he saw his destructive KO-1 on Showtime months ago. When Peterson is walking bow legged he’ll run further.

Posted April 29, 2013 9:34 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

I predicted that Martinez, Quillin, and Garcia would all WIN and I was CORRECT!!! Thats why MY name is CORRECTAMUNDO!!!

Posted April 29, 2013 9:32 pm 



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