hibdee you claim.., “As for Rios, yeah he’s a damn effective infighter. The man has had 35 fights, won 23 by KO and lost only 2. Everyone knows he specializes on inside fighting. If the guy wasn’t good at it, he wouldn’t have the record that he does.
Tark, you are quick and hard to blast guys you don’t like and you foam all over those that you do. But whether or not Geale was able to hurt Golovkin, he was landing a number of shots inside and when he got inside, GGG didn’t know what to do with him.”
hibdee… I like Rios a lot.. But he’s not an effective infighter.. He just throws.. Pacquiao easily controlled the ring and the fight.. You don’t get beaten 12-ZIP if you’re an effective infighter. He was bigger, taller, with a longer reach than Pacquiao, and couldn’t do a thing.
GGG knew EXACTLY what to do with Geale.. Beat him up… and knock him out. He was killing Geale and brutalizing him.. Nothing Geale did was effective, or he would have won a round.Posted July 31, 2014 10:33 pm
Tark you are truly pathetic sometimes. I know what my eyes saw in the Geale/Golovkin fight.
As for Rios, yeah he’s a damn effective infighter. The man has had 35 fights, won 23 by KO and lost only 2. Everyone knows he specializes on inside fighting. If the guy wasn’t good at it, he wouldn’t have the record that he does.
Tark, you are quick and hard to blast guys you don’t like and you foam all over those that you do. But whether or not Geale was able to hurt Golovkin, he was landing a number of shots inside and when he got inside, GGG didn’t know what to do with him.
GGG fights best when he has a little distance so he can land his measured punches. He’s doesn’t specialize on infighting and he doesn’t make a habit of trying to.Posted July 31, 2014 10:12 am
hibdee.., “Brandon long had a reputation for being one (a great infigter) long before he ever fought Manny Pacquiao.
Watch the Geale/Golovkin fight again. Daniel was doing a pretty good job on the inside and caught GGG with a lot of punches before he was stopped.”
FIRST… You’re NOT great if your skills produce ZERO positive results against a good boxer.. If you can’t control the pace and fight your fight you’re NOWHERE!!!
2ND… Geale wasn’t landing SHlT that was effective… He ran like a thief… got knocked down twice in 3 rounds… coudn’t make it 25% of the way through the fight… and clearly shook his head “no” … meaning he didn’t want anymore hard shots to the head.Posted July 30, 2014 8:26 pm
Tark, Rios is an excellent infighter. Always has been and he has demonstrated his infighting skills in fight after fight. Pac, like Mayweather has in a number of his fights, chose to box a safe, tactical fight, because he KNEW Brandon was very dangerous on the inside. Pac chose not to slug with him, to box him from a distance with a lot of movment, a lot of angles, and never allowing Brandon to get set. Pac’s domination of Rios doesn’t prove that Brandon isn’t a great infighter. Brandon long had a reputation for being one long before he ever fought Manny Pacquiao.
Watch the Geale/Golovkin fight again. Daniel was doing a pretty good job on the inside and caught GGG with a lot of punches before he was stopped. Rios, were he a middleweight in the same fight and had those same opportunities, would test Gennady’s chin for all it’s worth.Posted July 30, 2014 11:05 am
hibdeebibdee claims.., “Brandon Rios is a true infighter.”
Rios is NOT a “true” infighter, or a good one — because he can’t work his way inside and be effective against a superb boxer like Pac.
A great infighter like GGG attacks behind the jab, works his way in, smashes you in the short ribs and rips you with uppercuts and devastating hooks.
Pac made Rios look like a pathetic 4-round fighter… Rios could never compete with someone on GGG’s level in a million years… He’d get his ribs taken out.Posted July 29, 2014 6:33 pm
“Stevens is a very short guy with short powerful arms — but Golovkin didn’t hold him — and smashed Curt’s body on the inside.. ”
Tark, GGG never mounts a sustained inside attack–unless his opponent lets him. GGG prefers a little distance. He has a very economical, measured boxing style. It’s incredibly efficient and beautiful to watch. But Geale–for as long as he lasted–was doing a better job of infighting against GGG than Gennady was against him.
There is a difference between closing the distance and being a true infighter. Brandon Rios is a true infighter–and yes, like you said, he uses his head as part of that offense. And he is very good at it. But Brandon’s style of fighting is completely different than Golovkin’s.
Like I said before, if Rios was a middleweight I think he would be very effective against Gennady on the inside, significantly moreso than GGG would be against him. Now, I’m not inferring that Rios would win, but Brandon is a damn good infighter. And of course, that match up is just conjecture.Posted July 29, 2014 10:17 am
I thought this would be a great fight, but was disappointed.
No, I mean like the golf player from S-Africa: Corrie Sanders, 6’2 Brewster or 6’3 Puritty.Posted July 29, 2014 3:59 am
anonymous says… “Anyone has a punchers chance against the fragile chinned Wlad.”
You mean like 6’8″ X 250 Mariusz Wach.. He landed one powerful right on Wladimir and absorbed about 60 brutal rghts and 28 hard left hooks..
Wach hasn’t been able to get another fight since that 2012 fight display of toughness.. Haye also caught Wladimir with hard rights that WK easily absorbed.
Wladimir hasn’t lost in over 10 years and beat 2 Olympic Gold Medal wnners… It wasn’t his chin that was the probem.. He was pulled out of the Puritty fight on his feet.. He survived 4 knockdowns against Sanders and was on his feet at the finish.. He collapsed against Brewster, claiming he lost strength and balance because he was drugged..
WK said he could barely get off his stool for the 3rd and 4th round, which he dominated.. He said he could barely stand in the 5th but wasn’t bothered by punches until after the bell sounded.. Brewster hit him after the bell with a left hook.. Refree Robert Byrd said he didn’t count over Wladimir because he was hit after the bell (watch the tape) but when Wladimire got up he was in no condition to continue.
It sure looked like WK suffered from the effects of being drugged if you watch the tape.Posted July 29, 2014 3:43 am
Jennings uses his head like you said TARK and it might work against Wladimir.
Healso has long arms, but he’s still able to put in hook-combos.Posted July 29, 2014 3:29 am
hibdeebibdee…, “GGG ain’t that great on the inside either.”
That’s insane hidalgo… Ask Curtis Stevens how good an infighter GGG is.
Stevens is a very short guy with short powerful arms — but Golovkin didn’t hold him — and smashed Curt’s body on the inside..
He also floored Stevens with a monster double left hook combination after gaining leverage and position on the inside..
Golovkin is one of the best infighters in the world — and he doesn’t use his head and shoulders for leverage like many so-called infighters.Posted July 29, 2014 3:22 am
You just have to find a way to break through the clinching.Posted July 29, 2014 3:19 am
Anyone has a punchers chance against the fragile chinned Wlad.Posted July 29, 2014 3:13 am
Klitschko would knock out Jennings with a jab, and probably murder him with a right. Jennings should just be happy and keep focused on Stiverne. He may have a chance there. Perez should just retire and go back to the buffet. He apparently did not care enough to train very much for this fight.Posted July 28, 2014 10:10 pm
“Wladimir is a terrible infighter so you almost always give up something.”
GGG ain’t that great on the inside either.Posted July 28, 2014 7:08 pm
I rooted for Jennings pre fight but after hearing his post fight interview he comes off as being a bit obnoxious.Posted July 28, 2014 5:54 pm
Snorebore fight but that’s mainly due to Perez who mailed it in after 4 rounds and tried to hold and smother Jennings to survive. I’ve watched all of Jennings’ fights since his TV debut and his bouts are typically entertaining. In any case a win is a win. Onto the next one.Posted July 28, 2014 4:55 pm
Wladimir was a World Champion before he ever met Steward.. He had several technical issues and he and Steward worked them out together over a few years..
It was a partnership… Wladimir didn’t make Steward.. Steward didn’t make Wladimir.. They made each other better.
But Steward didn’t train Vitali.. Vitali was a born fighter and didn’t need any help.Posted July 28, 2014 4:46 pm
The Klitschko’s are great only because of Emmanuel Steward.
He made them what they are.Posted July 28, 2014 3:20 pm
It’s not so crazy dwc.
Very few boxers at any level have a superior stance, great footwork, and a masterful jab. There’s very few trainers around who have the patience and knowledge to teach those skills.
We end up with more fighters than boxers, and that’s the way people seem to like it. GGG, Kovalev, and Klitschko demonstrate you can be very highly skilled, and still be a killer puncher who knocks most everybody out.
Wladimir is a terrible infighter so you almost always give up something.Posted July 28, 2014 2:36 pm
Tark…Very true…its crazy when you see a man with that size and reach and he cant use it the right way…Posted July 28, 2014 12:26 pm
He’s still looking for his missing testiclesPosted July 28, 2014 10:23 am
Any news on tyson fury.Posted July 28, 2014 10:08 am
What about her vagina?Posted July 28, 2014 9:58 am
Just look at my JESTER below trying to say I didn’t make the 3rd Round Prediction. Silly Jester fool, you know I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!! You are just jealous because you are not here at my mom’s house with me eating her prized bacon and eggs.Posted July 28, 2014 9:38 am
Takam was robbed big time against Perez he did better
I like GGG v cotto, canelo. Don’t want to see him fight bums like quillan. That guy he beats with his right behind his back. Maybe get a cash fight with manny at 154 which he wins by stoppage before the sixth.Posted July 28, 2014 4:34 am
LEFTHOOK-You got tricked once again. Go learn how to not get tricked SO much. Big DUMMY.Posted July 28, 2014 2:51 am
Spirited? I expected more. Congrates 2 both 4 not hiding & getting it on boxing needs more of that. Geale should c how he go’s @154 he cant keep guys like GGG off him. As 4 the victor, unify the 160 weight class….than cash in and belt Canelo b4 stepping up 2 Ward.Posted July 28, 2014 12:38 am
Lefthook – jeez that was a waste of timePosted July 27, 2014 10:50 pm
Boxtradummy You didn’t say the 3rd round, maybe it was one of “your jesters” that did, you flip flopping mfkr. And NO, you mother aint making you jack sht, she abandoned you years ago, or did you “forget”. You were playing with your Rock’em Sock’em Robots and had on your dork propeller hat, Lone Ranger mask, dirty Superman t-shirt, soiled Green Lantern ballet tights, a damp smelly towel/Bat cape tied around your unwashed neck, over-sized muddy Aquaman flippers, a long shinny greenish yellow snot running down to your lip and seeping into your mouth, saliva and crumbs all over your disgusting chin… Her final words being, “Don’t worry, Mommy will be right back. Don’t forget, you’ll always be Mommy’s little idiot.” She ran out, hopped on the back of a Hells Angel’s Harley and… it was all about granny basement ever since you leaching SOB!! For your first PREDICTION you told everyone at school that she would return and you were WRONG!! But at least you have us, your ESB family, and Granny. You could be a bit more grateful, you jerk! We’re all you have, for better or… for WORSE?? Lord help us!Posted July 27, 2014 10:25 pm
Golovkin WON by TOO MUCH punishment stoppage just as I predicted! !!!!!! I am STILL the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born! !!!!!!!Posted July 27, 2014 10:11 pm
@Bo BO Olson: I totally agree. GGG is pure genius at 160, and it’s great to watch. He proved he can bang as well as take a punch against Geale, who’s an excellent boxer but lacks the power Gennady possesses. Why ruin GGG’s masterful performances at his natural weight by slowing him down with excess bulk and limiting his power? Moreover, the fans love Golovkin’s exciting KO’s; all that would disappear if he moves up to super middleweight.Posted July 27, 2014 8:28 pm
He glossed me!
All are too scared to face GGG…only one desperate enough is Maravilla…Posted July 27, 2014 7:27 pm
this joker could go all the way to A plastic belt.Posted July 27, 2014 6:11 pm
LOL, that was a “spirited effort?” Duane Bobbick must have been Braveheart then.Posted July 27, 2014 6:08 pm
Totally agree, Mr Olson.
Geale is arguably the 4th best middleweight in the world. Can’t c anyone beating triple G at 160 in the near future.Posted July 27, 2014 6:01 pm
Bo Bo Olson
When a small middle weight goes up and fights the big boys at super middle, he’s giving up height and reach.
In championships an inch of reach is a lot….2 inches of reach and two inches of height…is a mile, when both throw at the same time. The one that lands first takes some of the steam off the shorter guy’s punch.
IF GGG “bulks up” he loses everything…..there is no muscle man build to him. No big shoulders, no overbuild. He’s real sleek fast and quick, right now.
Bryant Jenning said, “Perez got a little extension on those little short arms of his.. I didn’t think he could reach me with a lot of those punches.”
Perez doesn’t have any extensions on his arms.. He has fair stance, and fair footwork.. He could reach you with his 74” reach, and you couldn’t reach him with your 84” reach.
Jennings is a great infighter primarily due to his athletic talent… That’s how he won… But his jab, straight right, and outside game suck to the moon.. I don’t care if he has only 66 months of experience compared to Mike Perez’s 20 years experience.. Five years is long enough to develop a functional stance for boxing on the outside.. He should be better.
In 5 years you can develop a stance, refine your footwork, develop better feinting skills, and learn how to get your jab on somebody as limited as Mike Perez.. Especially if you have a monster 84” reach.. Jennings should have controlled that fight from the outside with ease..
If you have the kind of athletic talent Jennings has—with his reach—you have to be able to control the outside better because Wladimir Klitschko will jab your brains out.
Klitschko had a lot of problems so he got himself a great trainer… That’s what Jennings needs to do… He can’t box from the outside, because nobody ever showed him how.Posted July 27, 2014 5:21 pm
burst a buble
Jennings lucky. Typical cheating americans. Ruslan changev would destroy himPosted July 27, 2014 5:21 pm
Stiverne, Wilder, etc are all frauds. As such, they fight once a year so as not to get exposed and have their fraudluent careers ended. Jennings sucks and does not belong on HBO.Posted July 27, 2014 5:17 pm
Speaking of jabs, I believe GGG currently has the best one in all of boxing. After he lands a few, his opponents suddenly have the fear of a goldfish dropped into a bowl with a piranha.Posted July 27, 2014 4:23 pm
Jennings needs a jab! If he would have had a jab last night, I believe it would have led to him stopping Perez. But without it Perez was better able to dictate the pace, the range, and caused Jennings to eat way too many straight shots down the middle.Posted July 27, 2014 4:12 pm
Bill Patrice Jones
What is going on with all these eliminators and what not? Who is in line for who? Stiverne is just too inactive for my liking. He took a whole year off between the 1st and 2nd Arreola fights, and looks almost destined to not be fighting until february or march next year, again almost a full 12 months. Why can’t champions stay active with voluntary defenses while they wait for the mandatory opponents. This is perfect for Stiverne. He doesn’t want to fight Wilder. He wants Jennings or FuryPosted July 27, 2014 3:59 pm
Unbelievable how GGG took a right that Gael sat down on and continued to throw his own right and KO him. You just don’t see that too often. Someone else put Canelo or Froch vs GGG and I agree.Posted July 27, 2014 3:49 pm
Jennings-Stiverne??? Did Wilder bail on his road to glory? Tyson-Wilder 2014! Don’t give them a bucket.Posted July 27, 2014 3:14 pm
Octavius Jomar Chatman
I’m glad that Jennings won; but what had me upset in the fight was how he kept bending and allowing Perez to hold his head down….I was puzzled because Jennings has a 2 inch height advantage on Perez. The taller fighter usually does that to the shorter fighter.Posted July 27, 2014 3:14 pm
“spirited” spiraling sliding sagging slipping slumping downPosted July 27, 2014 3:12 pm
Hmmm. Since when was being autistic a gift?
Rain Man bro. lolPosted July 27, 2014 2:47 pm
De Lima I
Boxtradamus, your posts and predictions are as boring as DaneJones p*rns…Posted July 27, 2014 2:38 pm
jennings is garbage. bailed out by the referee…Posted July 27, 2014 2:30 pm
EVER and I mean EEVVEEERRRRRRRR.Posted July 27, 2014 2:02 pm
NOPE. YOU were shown how much of a FOOL you are as you were FOOLED by a JESTER! I predicted a KO in round 3 for GGG! My balance on my ACCOUNT proves it to me! Just get over it and recognize I am the GREATEST fight prophet EVET born!!!Posted July 27, 2014 2:01 pm
all heavyweight fights should only be shown on the Disney channel.Posted July 27, 2014 1:44 pm
Jennings vs Perez was a close fight, close enough to be a draw as neither man was particularly effective. Jennings stole it by landing the cleaner shots, Perez is slick but got sloppy at times and stumbled onto a few shots. Hard to know what to make of Perez now he’s a a difficult opponent for anyone as he does many things well but he just seems to lack that finishing touch, probably needs to come in lighter next time round.Posted July 27, 2014 1:38 pm
“It is not EASY being as gifted as I am.”
Hmmm. Since when was being autistic a gift?Posted July 27, 2014 1:13 pm
If Geale had more power to keep GGG off this would have been interesting. He made GGG miss wildly at times and showed decent head movement. Geale also used his legs effectively misdirecting GGG and countering him. GGG isthe overall better fighter tho. Not only is he going for ko’s, he does it in a skillful manner. He cuts off the ring behind a stiff jab and explosive combinations. Im curioius to see how he holds up once he is hurt or put in with someone who can take his best shots and keep pressure on him.Posted July 27, 2014 12:53 pm
It’s now time for these heavy weight prospects to start fighting each other. For me wilder stands out the most I have never seen such devasting power even if his opponents are real stiffs he still knocks them out cold without sweating. Jennings taka and Perez are tough fighters who could stand up to wilder possibly? And fury needs to get fighting a lot of it his not his fault but still up and coming fighters need to be the most active. He dosnt want to leave it to late before Anthony Joshua starts fighting opponents with a pulse. It may not be the golden days of the heavy weight but there can be some decent fights. But wald is king he’s still got years before he is challanged even vitali would remain unbeateanPosted July 27, 2014 12:39 pm
Well look at his record Geale 13 KO’s out of 30 fights no way in hell was he going to beat G. Triple G is an excellent and reminds of a young Tzyu but he needs to fight an A list fighter to show he can be an A list champion. Hopefully Triple G’s next fight is for a against Peter Quillin, Froch, AA, Bika, Groves, or Dirrell. Cotto would be good but they will probably match Cotto with an easier fight before going to Triple G.Posted July 27, 2014 12:08 pm
Perez was the more fluid confident fighter in that fight but he seemed to actually beat himself with his own tactics. By constantly barrelling forward and falling into Jennings he was actually smothering his own work and not landing any clean punches, maybe he came in too heavy or it’s just the fact that he’s a southpaw and their feet were coming together but Perez just couldn’t seem to land any crisp punches.Posted July 27, 2014 11:54 am
keep it real
spirited? is that code for overmatched.Posted July 27, 2014 11:21 am
People need to see Klitschko fight Wilder. There needs to be a defining fight at Heavyweight. So far, guys like Fury talk but then bottle it when a tough opponent comes along and then you have the likes of Jennings, decent enough bit not experienced enough, or really good enough to make a serious impact. Wlad can fight for another 5 years without a serious challenge.Posted July 27, 2014 11:02 am
I was impressed with Jennings. Mike Perez is a good tough fighter. I thought he would destroy and expose Jennings but that wasn’t the case at all. I had Jennings winning by two rounds easy. His win is even more impressive considering the fact that he had such limited experience compared to Perez who’s been fighting since he was a kid. You don’t see that very often. Jennings seems to have natural talent. Can he hang with Klitchko? Probably not but he definitely can with Stiverene or Wilder.Posted July 27, 2014 10:36 am
Geale just was never going to beat ggg. Jennings gets the winner of wilder vs stiverne. Hope fury mans up and fights ustinov in a few weeks. If they both prepare then there will be no excuses and the winner can fight wladPosted July 27, 2014 9:58 am
“Losses?” Really? How about “Loses?”Posted July 27, 2014 9:58 am
THERE WAS NO BLOOD TEST WHO BELIEVE THIS NONSENSE THIS COULD ONLY HAPPEN ON BOXING THE SPORT NOBODY CAN CONTROL BECAUSE ITS SO CORRUPT HA HA HAPosted July 27, 2014 9:46 am
Box you predicted geale would win you loser!Posted July 27, 2014 9:35 am
It is not EASY being as gifted as I am. I am severely hung over from celebrating my PERFECT picks for last night. Geale was out in round 3 exactly as I predicted. I now predict this dreadful headache will go away within two hours. Luckily mom is cooking me some bacon and eggs which I will enjoy along with some Aspirin. More great picks ahead so be PREPARED! I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!!Posted July 27, 2014 9:27 am
Jennungs gets sparked by either Stiverne or Wilder. Jennings has a lot of heart but very limited skills and below-average power.Posted July 27, 2014 9:25 am
Belts are meaningless. There’s two fights i’d pay to see; GGG vs canelo or GGG vs froch. If GGG is that great move up. If canelo is something special move up! Cause cotto, soliman and quillin dont interest me. We all know what will happen is those fightsPosted July 27, 2014 9:07 am
At least Jennings won’t disappoint vs. Klitschko. Nobody is expecting him to do anything, so he can’t do worse.Posted July 27, 2014 8:55 am
hit the spell check fellasPosted July 27, 2014 7:58 am
…but seems like a great guy nonetheless.Posted July 27, 2014 7:48 am
“Strategic” = synonym for CrappyPosted July 27, 2014 7:42 am
Jennings has as much chance against Klitschko as my 14 year old niece. That is a ZERO.Posted July 27, 2014 7:37 am