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It’s Me, Ernie

Coming from an idiot who ALWAYS goes with the favorite and swears he’s clean…

Posted August 20, 2013 12:41 am 


Right…. Another unknowledgeable writer who got this easy pick wrong…

Posted August 18, 2013 4:43 pm 


FO Ernie…

Posted August 18, 2013 2:01 am 


Remember all those fighters I constantly critic have never brought their game up to my level and attained the great things I have in the ring. Teddy, Freddie, John David Jackson, Robert Garcia and the rest of them have no clue on how to be a trainer such as myself. My contributions to the sport as a fighter and now the top trainer have yet to be paralleled. I am a legend in my own mind.

Posted August 17, 2013 11:37 pm 


The fact that the only thing he cared about was remaining undefeated… Kind of like Sven Ottke only he was a better fighter.

Ottke ducked about everyone… Calzaghe ducked Froch.. Dawson.. Johnson.. Tarver.. and prime Hopkins and Jones.

Posted August 17, 2013 9:18 pm 


Tark, what’s your problem with Calzaghe?

Posted August 17, 2013 8:56 pm 


Held true again…. The big banger destroys the brawler. Gogue was wrong again—just like he was for the last 3 picks I saw where Herron touted his expertise.

Kovalev would have done the same thing to Joe Calzaghe, only faster.

Bring on Ward… Rodriguez… Stevenson… and Hopkins… Better comp there – but beatable by the power punching smooth boxing Russian.

Posted August 17, 2013 8:24 pm 


Not as bad as Gogue’s usual analysis but not accurate… Usually big bangers destroy brawlers in a Matthysse-Peterson or Foreman-Frazier kind of way—but not always.. Hatton beat Tszyu in a big upset.. Tszyu had problems with brawlers—and actually loved to fight runners because he would nail them stepping away with his arrow straight right.

But you have a guy who likes to trade versus a puncher in this fight. Kovalev has the technical advantage. He should definitely be favored.

But Kovalev is green. There’s no body of work to help analyze how he’ll perform against Cleverly. Cleverly isn’t strictly a brawler either. I criticized Nathan for not having a jab since his pro debut—but vs Krasniqi he focused on the jab. Sometimes he threw 8 or 10 jabs in a row. He wants to be great and wants to close the holes in his game. His jab is gangly but it’s getting better.

But Gogue’s analysis that Kovalev needs to clinch if Cleverly gets close or drives him against the ropes??? NO. Cleverly has been point deducted for excessive clinching and Kovalev has 57 rounds and hasn’t learned how to clinch. You can’t employ skills you don’t have. That might be a problem if the fight goes 12. Kovalev will tire. He has a high work rate. He will need to buy time in the late rounds. That’s the only scenario where he might lose.

But when Cleverly attacks Kovalev will hit him. Kovalev’s punches are more compact. He counters better. He punches harder. Cleverly has exactly 3 X the professional rounds at 171. That’s the biggest problem for SK. H’s never been past the 7th round and he’s in no way acclimated to 12.

Posted August 17, 2013 5:33 pm 



Posted August 17, 2013 5:07 pm 

ray gordon reid


Posted August 17, 2013 3:39 pm 

ray gordon reid


Posted August 17, 2013 1:47 pm 


Wow, just wow!

Posted August 17, 2013 1:24 pm 



Posted August 17, 2013 1:22 pm 


The Clever one will win…UD

Posted August 17, 2013 1:01 pm 


Won’t be around tonight, taking the bus to Costco for a case of depends. I just want to say I knew it all along whoever the winner was, I had them @ 9 to 5 to win it.

Posted August 17, 2013 12:59 pm 

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Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev: Gogue’s Big Fight Preview

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