love watching a defensive masterboxer like floyd , a real old school type of boxer that hits without getting hit , why take a risk for fans who just go or watch to see blood spilt , this style should be taught by trainers more often to fast reflex boxers , thats why boxings great , working out styles versus styles.
hope marquez got paid well , about as one sided a major fight can be as the pretty boy pitches a near shutout. if marquez was able to outscore manny in the majority of the 24 rounds they fought floyd will do the same only more easily - with floyds speed mannys wide open to uppercuts when in close , klitschko to breat arreola easily - chris has no defence other than holding his gloves up around his face , no head movement.
easiest win of his career for the pretty boy , now if he can only get manny signed up for a superfight next year the result will be the same , easy points win for floyd , very simple style v style - mannys wide open for uppercuts when inside.
linden the count by ref meyran is ok , its a myth created by don king that the timekeeper was up to 4 seconds before meyran counted one , have watched this knockdown 1000s of times and buster was down for one and a half seconds before meyran counts 1 , not don kings four and a half seconds everyone talks about , the tape footage made don king look foolish and still does . knockdown happened inside the 10 second mark of round 8 even though the bell did'nt ring until both boxers were waved in to fight again. timekeeper messed up and bell should have rung when count reached 7 .
so called long count is a don king myth created to steal back the belt , tyson was down for a fraction longer than douglas and counted out in the act of rising . douglas's knockdown was a flash knockdown , he got careless , got caught and went down , rolled over banged the canvas for being careless and picked up the count at 4 and rose at 8-9 in the count .douglas was focused and clear eyed for the whole count . ref octavio meyrans count is the same as morets , neumanns , steeles , cappuccinos , giapas , lanes , cortezs , smogers , garzas, cottons , nadys and oconnells . they all go over 10 seconds for knockdowns and knockouts , none ever get it right or do a fast count under 10 seconds , its always 11-12 seconds . question for you linden what do you think the scenario would have been if douglas had got up 5 seconds earlier , which one of your different scenarios would have played out.
regarding the count , douglas done nothing wrong , picked up the count and got up at nine seconds . no ref ever gets 10 seconds exactly . tyson was beat by then , had lost every round bar the knockdown round , if he was as good as we all thought should have been able to solve buster out in early rounds . remember every expert at the time thought tyson was at the peak of his prime for the douglas fight , he was the biggest favorite in the history of championship boxing , in hindsight everyone knows he did'nt have the overall champions package to be a great legend , too many loose screws up top.
got to agree with you totally about the texan from marshall george foreman brownbomber , he has to go down with ali as the most remarkable heavyweight of all time with what he accomplished from winning gold in mexico city in 68 to regaining the heavyweight title from moorer in the late 90s . remember well the 70s when he destroyed frazier and norton with overwhelming power and presence , every one including all boxing experts thought george would destroy ali the same way and he probably would have if the fight was made in the garden or vegas instead of the energy sapping early morning humidity of ziare which suited ali more than foremans all out power style . what about your namesake the original brownbomber , watch his black/white film fights every night , simply spellbinding viewing
common brownbomber mate , thats alis style , if every boxer was a come forward pucher it would become boring , love the match up of styles versus styles - boxer v puncher , swarmer v boxer , boxer puncher v counter puncher , slugger v runner . love frazier like a brother but he had to win death fight in manilla to top ali , who is surely the best heavy of all time , remember its styles versus styles.
iron mike did'nt peak pre - douglas , at the time he was considered unbeatable by everyone , douglas was considered a joke , a fighter with little will to impose himself who tentered to unravel when under pressure , mike just had to turn up for a easy early ko , tyson was a young gifted champion at the peak of his powers . what happened he got outclassed and knocked out , the reason is as old as the first forms of fighting, styles beat styles , iron mike has no left jab to pile up points and needs to close to score , if he cant he loses against stick and move outfighters ,just what every boxing trainer on the planet knows.
uppy , your probably right pac to edge cotto , though cottos style is suited to pacs and pac will have to survive some hard punches but next years big mega titantic fight[ it'll happen way way too much bugs bunny involved] with a pumped up mayweather will determine eachs legacy in boxing history. surely pac will be the walk down chaser/agressor because mayweather wont take this role in this fight and sooner or later pac will walk on too the same punch that stopped hatton , pacs never fought a counter puncher like mayweather thats faster than him and mate i can still see that jab that hussien put on him , you've seen the look manny had in his eyes countless times before in fights in australia from chinned boxers ,i've been waiting since for a fast puncher to land on mannys chin and i think the pretty boy can ice manny next year , just an opinion uppy your still the best sports writer in oz mate.