Its never a fluke when u get knocked out, a punch is a punch.Posted June 28, 2013 2:35 pm
It’s usually not smart to do a rematch immediately when you get hammered out — even if it’s with one punch.. Unless you did something stupid, like Lewis in the Rahman fight.. I think that right hook was an example of getting hit with “stupid stuff.” Price has 30 or 40 rounds under his belt. I don’t care if the fight is more boring than Mitchell-Banks II, he needs to get a lot of rounds in — and this fight is an opportunity to stop looking for the KO punch and start outboxing people every round.
Price needs to liven up those clod plod legs of his.. Wind sprints, including running sprints backwards.. plyometrics.. high hurdles, spacing them so you have to take off on both feet.. stack up tires 4 or 5 feet high and jump up on them as many times as you can, etc.. You need powerful, springy, fast legs, no matter how big and strong you are. You can’t be a great defender without them.Posted June 28, 2013 2:29 pm
I like Price – seems like a class guy, but the open glove blow – which could correctly be called a ‘hard slap’ – that dropped him as if he’d been hit with a baseball bat makes it painfully obvious that he has almost zero punch resistance. Any comparison to Wlad-Klit is ludicrous. Wlad was hit numerous times with much harder shots by Thompson in their first fight and may have been stunned a smidge, but was never in danger of being knocked off his feet in that fight.
Sorry to put Thompson down, but it WAS a fluke! Expect Thompson to get KO’d in the rematch.Posted June 28, 2013 1:47 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Nope.Posted June 28, 2013 1:24 pm
It wasn’t desperate… It wasn’t a desperate situation. It was a perfunctory lead right hook that found a sweet spot.Posted June 28, 2013 12:18 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Price is going nowhere fast, but the punch thrown by Thompson was not a highly skilled technique. It seemed to be a desperate wild shot that hit home…Posted June 28, 2013 11:58 am
thonpson will win again but not as fast , later roundPosted June 28, 2013 10:42 am
A one punch upset KO is often a fluke … but sometimes it’s a matter of styles..
Frazier didn’t have a shot in Hell of beating Foreman.. The unique way a particular boxer thows his best power punch can find that small hole in your defense that the best boxer can’t duplicate.. Closing the hole isn’t that easy because you’ve already been developing your defensive skills as best you can for maybe 10 years or more as an amateur and pro.
Wladimir could have gone right back with Sanders — but he called Manny Steward. WK sensed there was something deeper going on that would take some time to fix.. He was right.. His big brother took care of Sanders.
Duran was asked if he wanted a rematch with Hearns… He said, “Hearns can probably fight me better than he can fight anyone else … so that’s your answer.”Posted June 28, 2013 9:17 am
Price just tried to rush it the first time around. His jab was out there, doing nothing to help him offensively or defensively. When he started to unload combos his hands were down on several occasions. He did not respect Thompson and got caught with a punch behind the ear. This time he will have a stiff powerful jab, a high guard, take his time and fight a text book fight. He will KO Thompson round 5- 7 and silence the critiques.b Price never got hit on the jaw. He will winPosted June 28, 2013 9:04 am
I really think thompson is going to win again, he just seemed to know his way around the ring and now that he knows he can knock Price out her won’t be holding back from throwing punches whereas Price will prob not throw as many punches with the KO in the back of his head.Posted June 28, 2013 8:56 am
Thompson wins again if he can weather the storm a puncher can’t help himself and will sooner rather than later let his hands go so thompson mmust be careful and he will then win againPosted June 28, 2013 8:56 am
I fancy the Tiger to KO the big guy again, he went over like a featherweight the last time, too easy.Posted June 28, 2013 8:19 am
When you look at Wladimir Klitschko’s resume, you’ll see that each and every time he stepped in the ring with the same opponent again, he did considerably better then the first time – Byrd, Brewster, Peter, Thompson. This is the mark of the real champion – correct the failures, do better next time. If you lost first time, win second time. If you won on points first time, win with KO second time. If you won with KO first time, win faster with KO second time. Now we will see who does better second time here, Thompson or Price :-)Posted June 28, 2013 5:56 am
price chin questionable? thomson hit him with a punch that had maybe 40% of his power in it! Sorry but david price = hype jobPosted June 28, 2013 5:35 am
Price is probably faster and way more powerful than Thompson. But Thompson is an experienced veteran, he waited for his chance and took it. All credit to him.Posted June 28, 2013 5:07 am
I didn’t think it was a fluke, unlike khan it was no secret that price chin was questionable.Posted June 28, 2013 3:47 am