however we’re closing in on the end of the boxing 12 months, my glorious sack continues to be bloated and on the competent for a cash shot of gooey, salty wisdom into the ear holes of boxing lack of know-how. This week, we’ve comments/questions concerning Anthony Joshua, Danny Garcia, and the way forward for the welterweight and heavyweight divisions.
Danny Garcia’s ultimate ride?
Is Danny Garcia’s reign as a exact tier welterweight over after dropping to Spence? When facing appropriate opposition equivalent to Spence, Porter, and Thurman – Garcia is 0-three. additionally let’s no longer forget Garcia in fact lost to Mauricio Herrera, however became awarded a extremely controversial “reward” resolution win.
This query is posed from keen on Garcia’s (now not a hater). He has the abilities, supreme power, and typically gives entertaining fights. although, Garcia tends to get a lil gun shy (like Broner) and on occasion fails to let his fingers go.
in my opinion, I circulate Garcia within the tier 2 column and out of doors of the good 5 ranked welterweights (someplace across the 6-eight rankings).
What’s your innovations?
— Van Davis
hi there Van.
I agree that Garcia has to now go to that second tier spot. I touched on this topic in Monday’s Notes from the Boxing Underground column and within the spirit of laziness, i’ll reply to your smartly-thought out electronic mail by using quoting myself:
“put up-fight, social media become filled with criticism involving yet a further gradual birth from the Philly fighter and the way, once once more, he changed into so close to successful, if most effective he had pushed harder, taken more hazards.
fact is reality, although, and Danny Garcia is who Danny Garcia is. this is no longer a boxing component with him, it’s a man or woman aspect. At coronary heart, he is a cautious, careful, analytical counter-puncher and he is certainly now not comfortable being anything.
That analytical nature can charge him towards Spence, in opposition t Porter, and against Thurman and, to be frank, it be doubtless cost him his run at anything close the correct of the division, at the least for a fine, long while. If he desires to get back to the mountain suitable, he obviously needs to make some changes in the means he processes the video game or he’ll go down in background as simply a pretty good second tier participant. At 32, there may be now not loads of time to make those alterations.”
The Welterweight Future
I guess Errol Spence turned into 80-90% match from what he was. He regarded pretty solid the use of his jab and mid-section-mixture punching (this is the reason why I liked him since he became a prospect).
Crawford become there, of course he become no longer going to get an interview as a result of he is a part of the rival business. in response to the a long time i have been a boxing fan I accept as true with we should just drop any hope of excessive profile fights so long as opponents don’t seem to be aligned in the same network. None of them seem to care about facing eachother, they’re each hoping to land the senator [Manny Pacquiao].
speakme of welterweights outdoor of PBC, my guess is Vergil Ortiz could have the same concerns Crawford is dealing with now. PBC holds all the cards at WW and in case you aren’t aligned with them it be most unlikely you’re going to get high profile fights. on the other hand, how do you envision Jaron Ennis entering the massive image? His supervisor, i am not certain if it be [Cameron] Dunkin, claims him to be the most appropriate fighter he ever had. What do you feel about him?
whats up Miguel.
Boxing is a business. It has always been, first and most fulfilling, a company. It simply used to be that all of the fundamental income scores had been tied into making the top-rated fights. With inflated purses and licensing prices tied to network exclusivity offers, it is no longer so a lot the case anymore. at this time, except the funds rating is completely obscene, it be superior company to now not take the possibility of meeting somebody outdoor of your certain company. This rotten enterprise mannequin has made americans painfully conscious of boxing’s enterprise over recreation dynamic. And, honestly, I do not see that changing any time soon, unless there may be some kind of full-on financial crumple in the game.
I agree that Ortiz will find similar difficulties as Crawford and perhaps greater so.
Cameron Dunkin is appropriate to be high on Ennis (he is his promoter, not his supervisor, incidentally), however there may be certainly a good quantity of promoter hyperbole there. I suppose incredibly of Ennis. I believe he’s the actual deal. however I should see him towards some real assessments earlier than I totally bounce on the bandwagon and start hyping him to hell and lower back.
Anthony Joshua and the Heavyweights, 2021
just wanted to get your take on Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev this weekend. What do you suppose of this battle and the place do you see the heavyweight division going this coming year?
Thanks for stirring the pot all these years. Boxing wants greater guys like you.
— Simon B.
honestly, I don’t believe an awful lot of Joshua-Pulev. it be a “meh” combat and Pulev is a “meh” challenger. He wouldn’t beat Joshua if he had a sack of quarters in each glove and become allowed to kick and headbutt. but it’s o.k. for what it’s. Joshua is k to take this form of fight considering the fact that this loopy 2020 situation and the downtime it caused.
issues seem to be lining up pretty neatly for a good 2021 in the division. It seems we will have Fury-Joshua by using the summer and, if it’s one way or the other blocked, we’ll see Fury-Wilder three instead. not bad. Of route, this 12 months has made me hesitant about any diploma of optimism.
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