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I think he answered a lot of questions in the Salido fight.

Posted January 24, 2013 7:18 pm 


Phil, I didn’t see Mikey slowing down–at least not from fatigue. I saw him become more measured–maybe too much so, ergo the nasty, nose-breaking headbutt. Salido went into wildman gear because nothing else was working for him. By the late rounds Salido was lunging in, swinging wildly and Mikey had to be very careful–to avoid a foul by a desperate Salido–but he also had to work on taking Salido out–again, as Robert told him to do. What I saw through eight rounds was Mikey continuing to be effective and still outscoring Salido, just not with as many punches. Thing is, Salido is no great champ and Mikey clearly proved that. If it happens, we’ll see how he does against the likes of Chris John and Ponce de Leon. Meanwhile, Mikey is looking hot!

Posted January 23, 2013 3:10 pm 

te tumbo

“if you paid close attention to how Garcia was starting to slow down in the 7th and 8th rounds and losing his power, you’ll have noticed that Garcia might be showing the hints of problems that other fighters can take advantage of in the future” IF other fighters are also prepared to survive four KDs like Salido did. it’s the primary reason Salido’s even matched-up v. the elites and reason enough to give the younger Mikey pause for thought. fortunately, i don’t anticipate Garcia facing a whole lot of fighters with Salido’s notorioius grit and determination, if ever again.

Posted January 23, 2013 2:32 pm 


This writer hit it right on the button !!! Mikey Garcia was starting to get nervous in the 7 th and 8 th round ,Mikey was surprise that Salido was still fighting back after being drop 4 times ,,Salido was starting to land some punches and Mikey and Roberto Garcia were getting scare ,,, So the first opportunity that came to get out of there ,they took it .. It shows that Mikey is scare to get hit ,he doesn’t trust his chin .

Posted January 23, 2013 2:08 pm 


This writer picked Salido to win, so he’s writing about a fight that never happened… Garcia landed tremendous punches in every round without taking like numbers in return. Even Mayweather gets hit on occasion—it’s a fight… Mikey’s was fine except for the horrendous damage to his nose inflicted by an illegal blow—a hard driving head-butt. When you’re ahead 10 or 12 points after only 8 rounds against a 2-time World Champion you’re doing extremely well. Mikey wasn’t getting winded.. he wasn’t wearing down… he wasn’t getting tagged up… Salido was pinning Garcia’s gloves under his arms after being commanded to break. You’re allowed to free yourself by pulling or pushing when your opponent is illegally holding you.. Salido wasn’t landing “a lot of punches.” Salido was out-punched 2 to 1 and boxed to death. Garcia wasn’t running. He was using the ring to his advantage because he was the more skillful boxer. The sport is Boxing.

Posted January 23, 2013 12:15 pm 


You cant blame him for easing off the gas a bit he was loads of points in front and Siri was posing no real threat,Mikey might have found his next wind and pummelled Siri for the last three we can only speculate.

Posted January 23, 2013 9:25 am 


Garcia was pitching a shutout with a number of knockdowns against a legitimate champion. He took some good shots from a known puncher and handled them well. Why pick him apart? I am an east coast guy and have not seen a lot of Garcia, but what I saw was very impressive.

Posted January 23, 2013 8:54 am 

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