tark is to boxing what justin bieber is to rock music.Posted February 27, 2014 1:39 pm
“it’s hard to peg how much Tark actually knows about boxing.”
TARK’s boxing knowledge is the same as Dwarf, very little.Posted February 27, 2014 10:09 am
It’s strange, anonymous…sometimes Tark has some very insightful posts that are very detailed…and then sometimes he describes a fighter as a simple “mauler” and “Brawler”…it’s hard to peg how much Tark actually knows about boxing.Posted February 27, 2014 9:12 am
Don’t try to get through to TARK, he’s totally full of crap. You’re wasting your time.Posted February 27, 2014 8:45 am
Tark, you don’t know how to teach fighters how to proficiently fight on the inside, do you?
Because if you think that Chavez is merely a mauler and a brawler, than you really don’t know what your looking at…with all due respect.
Chavez is easily one of the more proficient inside fighters in all of boxing.Posted February 26, 2014 11:29 pm
Tark. – excellent analysis. Yes everything you said is true. He is a punching bag but man that boy has a granite chin.Posted February 26, 2014 11:17 pm
Chavez Jr is a punching bag.
He doesn’t fight like his dad at all. He’s a mauler and brawler who can take everything you throw at him. He has one of the best chins I’ve seen. I’ve never seen anyone really hurt him and Martinez hit him really good. Really blasted him with a few shots and won 11 rounds in a row.
He has a head like George Chuvalo that was put on a light heavyweight’s body.
He’ll have friendly judges and referee again. I expect another blind robbery.Posted February 26, 2014 10:34 pm
Thank you, 1-Ton!!
I wish you could make it down to San Antonio more often so we could catch some of these fights together!!Posted February 26, 2014 2:22 pm
Thank you, Spartacus…your words truly humble me.
Thank you for recognizing my efforts in trying to give the fight fans the option and prerogative to formulate their own opinions.
i state this all the time on my show, that die-hard fight fans are very intelligent and are capable of making their own decisions when it comes to evaluating the fights, match-ups, and performances.
You guys don’t need me to force my opinions down your throats…I just report and present both sides…you guys can make up your own minds…very good minds, indeed!!
Thank you for your support!!Posted February 26, 2014 2:21 pm
Boxing 411….subscribed!Posted February 26, 2014 12:40 pm
I see Vera winning more convincingly this time around. Jr. does indeed pack very respectable power when he delivers his strikes but my gut instinct tells me that Vera will be even better conditioned for the return bout and he will turn his punches over with even more authority suprising Jr. and his corner. Jr. will be determined but I don’t think this will translate into the win column for him.Posted February 26, 2014 12:18 pm
Good day Mr. Herron. My sentiments precisely. Chavez Jr. could have been more aggressive but given his questionable conditioning and Veras nifty footwork and angles it would’ve been a perhaps futile effort. Chavez Sr. was very adept at closing off the ring against fleet footed boxers and possessed more hand speed than his son. Jr for all of his size, height and range still fights as though he is a compact slugger. I don’t see him making any significant adaptions at this point. I could be wrong but time will tell. If Vera is committed to making a serious statement here then it will be a very long night for Junior. Sir I enjoy your articles and I will certainly keep tabs on your insightful programs. Thank you for being proffesional, objective and insightful. I have made up my mind that any other articles written about Mr.Mayweather and Mr.Pacquiao by other writers I will not comment on nor entertain. Save your articles of course. True journalism is rare these days and you are part of a shrinking group. Cheers my,friend.Posted February 26, 2014 12:10 pm
Vera won the first fight and is wasn’t even close. For someone to write that the judges gave the fight to Chavez because of more effective blows is a bunch of crap! Crooked judges………………Vera needs to knock Chavez out cold to get a split decision, watch and see, but everyone knows this and everyone knows that Vera beat Chavez in a one-sided fight……….Posted February 26, 2014 1:40 am
Jr has proven to be a lazy fighter and has benefited from questionable score cards. He has a legendary name and gets more credit than he has earned on his own. Vera is a scrappy journeyman who for all intense and purposes should have never been in the first fight. Vera won that first fight and should have had his moment in the sun, instead he gets another payday and a rematch. Did Jr learn anything from the first fight? Can Vera rise up again and upset the bigger Chavez? I hope Vera can pull off the upset again, Jr has to win impressive if he wants to get the hype machine started again.Posted February 25, 2014 9:43 pm
J.H. Fair enough.Posted February 25, 2014 8:56 pm
A lot of people who saw the last fight and criticized Chavez for not letting his hands go as frequently on the inside and in range, aren’t taking into consideration the footwork and angles Vera was using regularly.
After firing a quick combination at mid-range, Bryan would wisely step to the side and out of harm’s way, not allowing Chavez to square up and sit down on his shots in close quarters.
If Chavez’s camp doesn’t recognize this, it could be another long night for the much bigger and slower fighter.Posted February 25, 2014 8:22 pm
Bustajay: “As a fan I was disappointed with his lack of respect last time for training ( including his treatment of Freddie) and I think he has learned a lesson but who knows how long he will stay the path.”
Very insightful post, brother…how long indeed!!Posted February 25, 2014 8:19 pm
Joesph I liked the video with the write up brother. That reaches and crosses over for different styles of learning and some of the fans need that badly….Too soon?….LOL
I can tell you this bro, JR leaves the impression he has serious power when he lands flush. I worry about Vera’s ability to withstand the power of JR for 12 but I really want him and Ronnie to take this guy out this weekend. Ronnie sure has some great guys.
As a fan I was disappointed with his lack of respect last time for training ( including his treatment of Freddie) and I think he has learned a lesson but who knows how long he will stay the path.Posted February 25, 2014 7:59 pm
Luke: “Vera won the 1st one and I’m not deserting him on this one – maybe that’s based on emotion, but I’m sticking with him. In the 1st go, Vera showed a much improved jab, commitment to it, as well as head movement I hadn’t seen before. following this trend of improvement and quality decision making, Vera by UD!!”
Several factors make this rematch very intriguing!! Vera insists that in the first fight with Chavez Jr, he showed only a glimpse of what he and trainer Ronnie Shields has in store for the son of Mexican fight legend JC Chavez.
But expect Junior to be at full strength in the second fight, while being able to follow up and capitalize during the times that he hurts Vera to the body and head…something he couldn’t do during the first bout due to lack of conditioning.
Should be a much more entertaining fight this time around!!Posted February 25, 2014 7:58 pm
Hidalg0: “Joseph, why is this a 10-round bout instead of 12?”
This Saturday night’s bout will be a 12 round contest, and last year’s contest on Sept 28th was 10 rounds because of the recommendation of trainer Ronnie Shields, due to the added weight and Chavez’s customarily slow start in each and every fight thus far in his career.
The strategic move by coach Shields almost paid off…at least until the judges’ scorecards were read…LOLPosted February 25, 2014 7:48 pm
I just saw one still shot of JC, but from what i seen, his physique looked good. Also saw some of him and his baby, and he looked like a proud dad. Very cool.Posted February 25, 2014 7:39 pm
I just saw one still shot of JC, but from what i seen, his physique looked good. Also saw some of him and his baby, and he looked like a proud dad. Very cool.Posted February 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Thanks for the kind words, Hidalgo!! The Lomachenko/Salido analysis article and video will be up tonight after “The Pugilist KOrner” airs or tomorrow morning at the latest.
Be sure to subscribe, brother!! LOL
And if you want to see any previews, or match-up breakdowns, please let me know in the comment board or shoot me an email at herronboxing at gmail dot com.Posted February 25, 2014 7:33 pm
Joseph, why is this a 10-round bout instead of 12?Posted February 25, 2014 7:29 pm
Nice job on the interview, Joseph. BTW, I wrote Rick’s script. LOL! Really though, this will be a dynamite fight and I am inclined to agree with Rick on the outcome. Still, never count Brian out. He’s a warrior down to his toes.Posted February 25, 2014 7:18 pm
JC Jr. Looks like he doesn’t take boxing seriously… He’s gotten pretty far on his father’s name so far… but the gig is up. Failed drug tests abound, running out before providing a sample, hhhhmmmmmmmmmmm… questionable, all the way around… But whatever, I love boxing and I will be tuning in for this one. Should be a good one…Posted February 25, 2014 7:08 pm
Wish you could make it out here, Bustajay!! It’s going to be a tremendous event!!
And be sure to subscribe to the “Boxing 411″!! LOL
Thanks, brother!!Posted February 25, 2014 6:54 pm
This is going to be a MAIN EVENT FOR REAL PEOPLE.
JR is out to prove he can still train and win, we all know he was not set the first time, and Vera is determined to beat or box some justice out of JR.
I look forward to an emotionally charged fight but I feel JR is going to get the correct UD this weekend.Posted February 25, 2014 6:40 pm
CurlyQ.Howard: “Given the awful judging of the first bout, why should I or anybody else care about this fight?”
Because of the different circumstances surrounding the rematch…different venue, Chavez isn’t coming into this fight after a year of inactivity, both fighters will be competing at a different weight of 168 pounds, Vera will be competing in front of his regional fanbase, Both fighters will be coming into this rematch with a much different mind set.
I think fight will be much more entertaining than the first because of the added controversy, as well as what’s a stake for both Vera and Chavez.Posted February 25, 2014 6:36 pm
Given the awful judging of the first bout, why should I or anybody else care about this fight?Posted February 25, 2014 6:19 pm