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Hidalgo

“we’re grateful to have 2 know-it-all at ESB: Hidalgo and Squared Circle.Thank you.” Yes. Thank you. And please, let me tell you personally how thankful I am that we have a know-nothing like you posting on these boards.

Posted July 18, 2013 2:50 pm 


CARLOS

I believe Valero had better opposition than Wilder. Am I correct about that Hidalgo?

Posted July 18, 2013 9:37 am 


Done deal

Thurman is overrated in the skills department. I think people are looking at the out come of his fights and listening to his mouth vs. evaluated his skill and level of opponent. He is not elite in any department

Posted July 17, 2013 9:57 pm 


Anonymous

f*king knowitall.

Posted July 17, 2013 9:41 pm 


Anonymous

why don’t you tell us, after all you know better, don’t you?

Posted July 17, 2013 9:41 pm 


Hidalgo

“Edwin valero?
I ‘ve never read he was a “great fighter”….
27 fights, 27 stopages?”

What would you call a boxer with that kind of record? Good?

Posted July 17, 2013 8:08 pm 


Anonymous

we’re grateful to have 2 know-it-all at ESB: Hidalgo and Squared Circle.Thank you.

Posted July 17, 2013 6:39 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

“Floyd wasn’t getting booed for nothing.”-Let the people BOO at the WIN all they want. Its BETTER than getting CHEERED at your LOSS. Vitali Klitschko says that I am CORRECT on that.

Posted July 17, 2013 4:56 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Broner NEEDS to go back down to 140lbs, or better yet to 135lbs, or else he will get taken to school and beat-up by the top dogs.” – Squared Circle is correct. Broner can’t justify ducking Thurman at 147 since it will be a mandated match. He can’t drop to 140 since Matthysse owns it, unless he wants to be blatant about ducking him. So he should go back to 135 where talent is thin and he can beat everyone.

Posted July 17, 2013 4:49 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Thurman is among a handful of great KO artists we have today. Others are Matthysse, GGG, and the light heavy from Kronk. I’d put him in the category of the Kronk dude, not these offshore guys because he’s got less subtle skills and is more of a straight forward puncher. Great entertainment either way. Thurman vs Broner would be a great test for both. Doubt Broner takes it.

Posted July 17, 2013 4:46 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

“He’s also prime for being KOd. Broner’s britches are way too big for him. He hangs around the welterweight division too long he’s gonna get his head handed to him on a platter.”

Good call, Hidalgo. That’s what I think.

Posted July 17, 2013 3:39 pm 


Supreme Court

Edwin valero?
I ‘ve never read he was a “great fighter”….
27 fights, 27 stopages?
That’s a Wilder type of record, isn’t it?
Wilder should be praised as well….

Posted July 17, 2013 12:46 pm 


Hidalgo

“Young Broner had grown ass Malignaggi running for 12 rounds. ” No he didn’t Cuffy. If you think that then you also have to say that Floyd ran from Robert Guerrero. Floyd wasn’t getting booed for nothing. BTW, WTF is a “grown ass?”

Posted July 17, 2013 12:28 pm 


Hidalgo

“I am not a scholar in boxing, but I have sharp eyes….
And I have never seen a great fighter with such an awkward stance…”

How about Edwin Valero? He never stopped moving long enough to even examine his stance. The guy was a tornado and a very awkward fighter. But he was also incredibly successful–27 fights, 27 stoppages–the last being former champ Antonio DeMarco back in 2010.

BTW, SC, it looks to me in that photo that Keith does have a pretty good stance. with the exception of his feet being a little too close together. he’s not squared up to his opponent, weight is on his back foot, right hand high protecting for the left hook, left in movement–looks like he’s throwing a jab. He is leaning forward a bit and appears to be a little off balance and he does appear to also have his weight shifted to the inside of his left foot–but that’s because of that jab he’s in the process of throwing, and he is moving. I think the photo shows too much transitional action to say determine, just from one photo, that Thurman has an “awkward stance.”

Posted July 17, 2013 12:23 pm 


arroyo bob

Chaves is a big underdog and rightfully so but lets not jump the gun. Matthysse was brought to US to lose also but look what happened. You never know.

Posted July 17, 2013 11:21 am 


TJ

THURMAN vs BRONER is a good match up right now at 147…

Thurman, whilst dangerous will not have the same experience as other, more established 147 lbers and if BRONER is as defensively sound as he thinks he ought to be able to eke out a decision over Keith.

It will also be interesting to see if he can bully a big welterweight with decent power in both fists!

Posted July 17, 2013 7:23 am 


CUFFY

Young Broner had grown ass Malignaggi running for 12 rounds. Thurman is too big for Broner. Broner needs to fight at 140 for a few more years. That’s where the $$$ is.

Posted July 17, 2013 2:59 am 


Brick City

Kent, stfu you idiot. Anyway, this is a pickem fight, i say Diego by KO, it will be a slugfest!!!!

Posted July 17, 2013 2:55 am 


M

You should be knocking Malignaggi about, if you want to be taken seriously, not a close decision, wating for the scorecards, not that sure if you have won.

Posted July 17, 2013 12:40 am 


CORRECTAMUNDO

And it WAS a showcase. Broner showed that effective punches TRUMPS pitty pat punches. Malignaggi needs to eat him some WHEATIES.

Posted July 17, 2013 12:29 am 


M

Broner is not that good, way over hyped, his next fight will be against a safe opponent, you can guarantee that, I say safe opponent, Malignaggi was meant to be a showcase for Broner, but it was a split decision, result could of gone either way.

Posted July 17, 2013 12:06 am 


CORRECTAMUNDO

SISSIES always find a way to B*tch and MOAN…. First they SAID that he’s running from 140. Now IF he vacates and goes to 140 they’ll say he ran from Welter. That’s why you can’t listen to the AMATEURS.

Posted July 16, 2013 11:40 pm 


REALTALK

I don’t see Brooner fighting him now! He will go down in weight!

Posted July 16, 2013 8:56 pm 


Supreme Court

Watch the stance of Thurman on the picture,
And if you wanted the illustration of an unbalance stance, there you have it !
Feint left and immediately follow up with an over right hand, and Thurman would have his face planted in the canvas, just like Pacquiao’s…
I am not a scholar in boxing, but I have sharp eyes….
And I have never seen a great fighter with such an awkward stance…

Posted July 16, 2013 7:58 pm 


Hidalgo

“Broner is only 5′ 6 1/2″ with a 69″ reach” He’s also prime for being KOd. Broner’s britches are way too big for him. He hangs around the welterweight division too long he’s gonna get his head handed to him on a platter.

Posted July 16, 2013 7:57 pm 


KOrnerman

Watch Broner vacate before he has to fight a mandatory challenger,betcha.his place is at 140 but there are some tough fights there he migh well lose but if he’s as good as HE thinks he is that’s no problem.

Posted July 16, 2013 7:17 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Broner NEEDS to go back down to 140lbs, or better yet to 135lbs, or else he will get taken to school and beat-up by the top dogs.

Broner is only 5′ 6 1/2″ with a 69″ reach. He is too small to compete with the elites at WW — and maybe even Jr. WW. That’s why it was a BIG mistake for AB to take that title fight with PM.

Thurman is 5’9″ and has about 3″ on Broner in reach. He’s proven that he can bang, but is still an up-and-comer with a weak resume. It’s still too soon for me to make official predictions about Keith, but I like him.

Both Thurman and Chavez are untested at class-A, but the winner will be interim WBA Champion and will move-up the ranks to the outer fence of “dog pound” — where the top dogs live. Real talk.

Posted July 16, 2013 7:06 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Keith is the future…

Posted July 16, 2013 6:31 pm 


murderman

Thurman is way too big for broner! He needs to go down to 140!

Posted July 16, 2013 6:27 pm 


Hidalgo

This will be a great fight and it’s a logical choice and a good test for Thurman to prove himself as he aspires to fight higher-level opponents. This fight will also reveal a lot more about Diego Chaves. Chaves hasn’t fought the quality of, or experienced opponents that Thurman has. So this will be a very stiff test for Chaves. I like Thurman but he still shows that he’s a little “green” for top-level world-class competition. As for Broner, at the present time I’d give him the edge over Keith Thurman but after seeing how Thurman fights Chaves, I’ll reassess.

Posted July 16, 2013 6:25 pm 


Truth Teller

I like Keith Thurman…he’s a Florida buy too so I have to root for him. I think he is going to be a dominant force at 147 but I honestly see him moving up to 154 before long. Good potential opponent for Canelo down the road regardless of the outcome against Mayweather.

Posted July 16, 2013 5:07 pm 



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