What Will Felix Trinidad Bring To The Table?

felix trinidad27.06.07 - By Jim Amato: If...Felix Trinidad does decide to return to ring wars, how much impact will he have on the current state of the game ? He has not fought in over two years and that was a disappointing shutout loss to Winky Wright. Before that Bernard Hopkins took him to school. What makes him think he can be a factor now ? I know his return would generate a lot of dollars.

Felix is very popular with the fans and deservedly so. He is a great people person and he has been a credit to the game. My question is, does he really think he can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.? In these last two idle years has, he discovered a way to beat Hopkins or Wright?

Rumor has it that Felix is seeking a match with Roy Jones Jr. That is provided that Roy can get by Anthony Hanshaw. No easy task but if he does, will Jones-Trinidad sell? I'd say, yes. Would I favor Roy? Yes, but you have to look at the "chin factor." Tito can tear your head off your shoulders with his explosive power. Roy's chin has become very, very suspect. Felix has been exposed as lacking great boxing skills. Although Roy has lost a step I can still see him giving Trinidad fits with his movement and hand speed. Nevertheless Tito has to be given a solid puncher's chance. How will Trinidad's timing be after a long layoff? If he can't hurt Roy and get his respect, Tito is in for a long, painful night.

Would I buy this fight? Maybe, but it would have to have a decent under card. I'd top out at $ 29.95. Now though, this would be a good under card fight to a real Super Bout. There will be a definite market for this contest.

Article posted on 28.06.2007

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