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Fred

Hes crude and has good power, however was much more impressed with Glazkov, if some of u saw his fight with konstantin airich on the same card(klitschkovscharr)
Glazkov has great boxing teqhnique and speed, maybe not the power of mago, but i see him as a much better boxer, could be a future champ or atleast in the mix after the klits retire, hes only 27 i think.

Posted September 12, 2012 7:58 am 


Its Me, Ernie

That sums it up rather nicely…

Posted September 11, 2012 11:21 am 


Kid Blast

Another hype job that will get waxed the next 9and first) time he fights a non-corpse.

Posted September 11, 2012 9:31 am 


Mix

Surely an EBU title fight beckons.

Posted September 11, 2012 7:12 am 


tim zawa

You’re so right. Strange that few think like you. The fake is so obvious.

Posted September 11, 2012 7:04 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

The 42 year old former 4-time world heavyweight title challanger Jameel McCline did it well by knocking down the undefeated prospect and KO artist Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov and sure tested him, sadly its toped there and most fans (Inkluding my self) and experts where right that its past time for the big old warrior McCline and he was sent out in 2nd round wich was sadly earlier than I expected but McCline proved a point here for yhe hard hitting prospect and that is that this was the first real test for hom and we all saw that he is not ready for taking on any serius top contenders yeth until he can develop some more rutine and ring skills becouswe power alone will not take him to the top and old McCline proved that to him and if McCline could do that as early as 1st round, then he stands in day time now chanse against the better ones

Posted September 11, 2012 7:03 am 


KOrnerman

His defence is almost non existent, his power might take him far but not to the top.

Posted September 11, 2012 6:42 am 


Anonymous

There is 20 something HW carrying zeros in their records. Some of them are serious posers. It would be good HW to get in a super 6 or 12 fight off.

Posted September 11, 2012 5:20 am 


Adrian

Exactly fight aficionado ! Mcline might look slow but his big and has that reach that can surprise just about anyone in boxing just like he did it to areola and also peters he almost took peters head off with the upercut!
Let’s see what wilder does against mcline if they ever fight but nah he is to dangerous for wilder!

Posted September 11, 2012 2:06 am 


Adrian

I could tell you are a liberal right in the begining of your post by “assuming”that mago now is scared to fight wilder and you confirmed when you “assumed” about Romney!

Posted September 11, 2012 2:00 am 


Adrian

A lot of guys said mago will lose and as per knockdown , this is boxing it happens and it’s not the end of the world!
Mayweather almost was finished by old fart Mosley so what? Who won in the end?

Posted September 11, 2012 1:55 am 


Adrian

Listen don’t forget that you can very easy get Droped by mcline because of his reach so it dosent mean now he got Droped by mcline now suddenly he is not worth it … Remember Tyson got koed by Douglas who had a reach and it happens but you can’t say Tyson was not good for top guys just because he got Droped by Douglas !

Posted September 11, 2012 1:51 am 


Adrian

Oh please isn’t this guy mcline who robed him against Byrd ? He is not that weak and the “era” at the moment is much deeper than then in any era when it comes to top 10 ! If mcline can outbox Byrd and mago destroys him like that I don’t think he will get beat by the likes of chambers that you say!

Posted September 11, 2012 1:46 am 


AD

Describing someone as top 10 in the heavies at the moment has limited meaning, since a recent KO win over anyone in the top 30 seems to put people in there. Mago is interesting due to his power, and his raw aggression, it`s an equaliser and gives him a shot against anyone. As with the hype behind Chris Arreola though, beating a McCline or a Travis Walker level of opponent does not make you world class, these guys are gatekeepers, and only considered that because the US is relatively thin on talent at the miinute so they keep getting recycled. Still that isn`t Mago’s problem and it is good progress for Mago at this point in his career, he is moving along, and another step up would be good to see. I hope he does well, but he does just look like the classical slugger that is going to get tidily outboxed by an Eddie Chambers or Solis. If I were them I`d jump in there and be the first to do it too while it still means something.

Posted September 10, 2012 11:36 pm 


UJelly?

A knockdown doesn’t mean a great deal and I wouldn’t write Mago off for it… but it was a bit worrying that it was a relatively telegraphed shot that did the damage.
The stoppage was kinda weird and abrupt too. The videos I’ve seen didn’t even show a replay from a different angle, and Mago’s legs/body moved in an odd way for there to have been so much leverage on his shot (i.e. his legs kinda moved before the punch… it looked like the leg movement was more related to absorbing the body shot he was countering). Not saying McCline necessarily took a dive, but I’d like to see the KO punch from another angle.

Posted September 10, 2012 8:41 pm 


UJelly?

Who said Mago would lose? I don’t think anyone in their right mind thought he was going to lose. In fact, I think everyone thought he’d win, just didn’t expect him to touch down in the process.

Posted September 10, 2012 8:26 pm 


flash knock down

I have been a big fan of Mago for over three years now he beat one of my fighters. If McCline knocked him down he should not be any where near the top 10 he is not ready. This is what happens when you spoon feed a fighter a diet of guys who can’t fight. McCline was not there to win I did not see it but after reading everything you guys have said he was just used for his name. This is bad news for Mago and his team so now we know that he does not have a good chin and we already knew he could not box. I hate Wilder but from everything I have just read him away from Wilder because all Wilder has is a big right hand and he would hit Mago with it I still like Mago but I will have to take another look at him now. If you are going to be heavy weight CHAMPION off the world you don’t get knocked down by a 42 year old guy who has lost 7 of his last 10 fights it just does not happen guys.

Posted September 10, 2012 7:37 pm 


Anonymous

Before the fight they say – Mago will not win. After the fight they say – Mago was dropped.
Bottom line – Mago finished McCline in second round? Who out of the top 10 can do it? Arreola did it in round 4.
Some say that McCline could finish Mago in first round. Experienced fighter like him would do it, if he faced another opponent. Look at his face after the fight. He was shocked, everybody were shocked, because second round knockdown exceed all expectations.
Expect the same in the next fight.

Posted September 10, 2012 7:26 pm 


Dionysus

One could view this two ways: 1) Mago is still green behind (and apparently between) the ears.

2) M.A. Was able to recover after being knocked down and handled adversity well to TKO McCline in round 2.

I would say neither is so much wrong but maybe a little bit of both options fits best.

Posted September 10, 2012 6:46 pm 


Anonymous

One could view this two ways: 1) Mago is still green behind (and apparently between) the ears.

2) M.A. Was able to recover after being knocked down and handled adversity well to TKO McCline in round 2.

I would say neither is so much wrong but maybe a little bit of both options fits best.

Posted September 10, 2012 6:44 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

The 42 year old former 4-time world heavyweight title challanger Jameel McCline did it well by knocking down the undefeated prospect and KO artist Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov and sure tested him, sadly its toped there and most fans (Inkluding my self) and experts where right that its past time for the big old warrior McCline and he was sent out in 2nd round wich was sadly earlier than I expected but McCline proved a point here for yhe hard hitting prospect and that is that this was the first real test for hom and we all saw that he is not ready for taking on any serius top contenders yeth until he can develop some more rutine and ring skills becouswe power alone will not take him to the top and old McCline proved that to him and if McCline could do that as early as 1st round, then he stands in day time now chanse against the better ones.

Posted September 10, 2012 4:53 pm 


Trevor

McCline is a big guy who fights like a timid teddy bear. In the ring he fights like a good cop that has a sugary sweet disposition. But if Magomed had been in the ring with a mean nasty HW who fights like a bad cop in the ring he would have been stopped.For that reason I cannot buy into Magomed`s hype.It`s like buying into a Ponzi scheme.His promoter Sampson Leftkowictz should be in jail for trying to dupe and swindle fans into thinking that Magomed is the next great HW and forget about fighting D.Wilder. After getting a serious scare from McCline , Leftkowictz will be as afraid to put Magomed in with D.Wild as Mitt Romney is to release his tax returns.

Posted September 10, 2012 4:32 pm 


knowall

It was a great finish after being put down, but did mccline care to much to carry on. He will be disapointed to have been knocked down. I steps it up now..

Posted September 10, 2012 4:31 pm 


Drago

I think McCline just held back. Even shot like he is now, he could finish the hype job, but maybe theres nothing else left for him and losing was a secret bonus on the contract.

Posted September 10, 2012 4:12 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Wilder after 26 fights faced who last weekend? A fat blown up light heavyweight nobody ever heard of. Mago KOed a McCline who broke that undefeated Polish prospects jaw a few months ago. Wilder would never get in the ring with Mago because he’d get smashed.

Posted September 10, 2012 3:47 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Mago passed a test every prospect must before calling them a contender. He beat a former world title challenger, showed he can recover from getting shelled, and won by dramatic KO. Not sure he’s in the top 10 but definitely top 20. Keep in mind he’s only had 16 fights so he’s well on his way.

Posted September 10, 2012 3:43 pm 


Delgado

This was my first time seeing Abdusalamov and I was very disappointed. He got dropped by a 42 year- old shot McCline who has lost 7 of his last 10 fights and lost to journeyman Harold Sconiers who has a record of 17 wins and 23 losses back in February. Abdusalamov does remind you of Ibragimov. Mago is amateurish. He jumps in which is dangerous one of these days he is going to jump right into a punch and get knocked out cold. He swings wide which leaves him wide open.The first good heavyweight that Mago fights and who is skilled and keeps his punches straight and is not old like McCline is going to knock him out.If that had been Wilder , Mago would not have gotten up.

Posted September 10, 2012 3:39 pm 


Anonymous

It was a hard lead shot so i wouldn’t call that a jab necessarily. The other point is Mccline is able to do these things (look at an early example in the Peter fight) but he has no stamina (i always thought it was a prison thing. You know lots of weightlifting no ability to do cardio or stamina etc.) to finish guys off.

So its not surprising. Mccline has good talent for approximately 45 seconds or so and then gasses. The hard lead shot was coupled with Mccline being too tired to recover from it.

Posted September 10, 2012 3:37 pm 


the voice of reason

Abdusalamov reminds me very much of sultan ibragimov but without that guys speed and mobility. This was a bad fight for him cos there is no doubt his legs were gone for that entire first round and if mcline had really gone on the attack i feel he would have finished him. He looked impressive in the second sure, but mcline went down without being hit just like vs Valuev. It WASNT a punch. I like mago though and he is exciting to watch, be interesting to see where he goes now cos theres some great figts out there for him!

Posted September 10, 2012 1:55 pm 


the voice of reason

What the f*** are you talking about man?

Posted September 10, 2012 1:50 pm 


huckster

The usual suspects: The most guilty of posing: Hanks, Towers, Abdusalomov, Wilder, Kelvin Price, Jennings, Ortiz, Perez, Rodriguez, Larsen, Sypilka, Scott, Glazkow, Gerber . . . The next level of zeros: (Larsen should be here), Ustinov, Wach, Boytson, Pianeta, David Price, Mitchell, Fury, Pulev and Pochicken the champ of zeros. There is a need for a serious “get rid of the zero” contest.

Posted September 10, 2012 1:36 pm 


Derek

top ten, give me a break. Beating Jameel McCline puts you in the top 100, top 50 maybe. Mago’s had maybe 3 notable fights which is at least 2 more than Wilder but top ten? Not a chance. One of the belts will probably bite and rank him top 15 but Ring and any sensible ranking system will not have Mago in the top 25 after this win.

Posted September 10, 2012 1:16 pm 


scottyboy

What ‘single, devastating right hook’ was that?! I dont know what this author is smoking but if you watch the replay, McCline got stopped by a JAB, and not a particularly hard one at that. I suspect that McCline was there purely for a payday and his pathetic ability to take a punch reinforces this theory. I really cannot see the fascination whatsoever with this Abdusalumov guy. Lets face it, if McCline had anything at all in the way of finishing ability, Abdusalumov would have been stopped in the first round. McCline didnt even try for the ko even whilst he had him hurt by that straight right. I just dont see any boxing ability in there at all and if this clown gets in there with anyone that can bang and has finishing ability, I dont see him lasting a round. David Price sparred Abdusalumov and absolutely battered him, even with a headguard and 20oz gloves on. He said on Boxnation that he hopes Abdusalumov goes 25 fights unbeaten and makes it to world champ because it would be his easiest fight to date.

Posted September 10, 2012 1:16 pm 


sal.o

Deontay Wilder!!!! what a match against Abdusalamov but this fight wont happen their promoters wont let them fight and rob the people of a fight between two knock out artist ,,, golden boy wont let Wilder face any body that seems to be any kind of danger to their fighter .. Abdusalamov has fought at least fighters that have a heart beat.. this is the very reason boxing is stagnet right now promoters wont put the fights people want to see they protect their fighters to build their records up,, OTHER SPORTS ARE STEALING FANS AWAY ,,,

Posted September 10, 2012 12:59 pm 



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