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F--- boxing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by anonymousprick, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Sure, the GGG from last night wouldn't last six rounds with Cinnabon.

    But my attention is much more on Derevyanchko. With only a few pro fights he's shown himself to be more than up for the challenge against GGG and Daniel Jacobs.
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  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Canelo Alvarez, the clenbuterol-inflated light heavyweight? Probably not.

    Derevyanchenko is already 33 years old. I wonder if he'll have time to realize his full potential.

    His corner did great work on that cut last night to keep him in it.
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  3. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Derevyanchenko is either a hell of a gatekeeper or a fringe contender at this stage? If nothing else he'll get another title shot. He's promoted by Lou DiBella, who pretty much manages to stay in everyone's good graces without offending anyone or committing to any side, so there will be another title opportunity for him. Maybe Charlo, maybe Andrade...don't be surprised if they run it back with GGG.
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    We'll see GGG / Derevyanchenko II before we see GGG / Alvarez III.
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Golovkin is such an interesting story.

    A generational middleweight almost everyone dodges until he ages out.

    By his own admission he wasn't prepared for Saturday night.

    I'm curious to see how much is left in the tank.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    He doesn't have much mileage on him, so I think he's got a few more years as a legitimate contender / spoiler in the division.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Worse yet, it sounds like Shields' brother was the one who sucker punched him.
  9. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Eh...don't be so sure. Canelo tends to like to take fights to look good for optics over real challenges. His fight Kovalev looks good for optics...a middleweight jumping up two classes to take on the "Krusher". But Kovalev is 37 and he's kind of lazy, lost 3 out of his last six and HATES getting punched in the body, which is Canelo's speciality. So it's a challenge, but not as big a challenge as it appears.

    Most of us think he got gifted a draw in the first GGG fight and probably gifted a win in the second one, although it was close enough to go either way. He claims he's done but seeing an aging, slower, less powerful GGG will probably make him reconsider because him just finishing the guy looks good optically.

    In truth the biggest challenges for Canelo are Andrade at 160, who he'll never fight and Callum Smith at 168, who he'll probably avoid. So he'll take the optically pleasing fights because he's drawing a big house either way.

    If GGG doesn't get Cinnabon he should angle for Charlo. It's probably the most money available to him since the Charlo brothers have a little bit of a fan backing. That fight would do very good numbers in MSG.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Crash video. Yikes.

  12. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    That looks awful.

    Glad they are saying he'll be all right, but that's a relative term in compared to saying if he will be able to box at a high level again.
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