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Same as you, saw a lot of fights this weekend. Agree about Dirrell. He really has talent but it’s being wasted by his attitude and people around him. He’s just taking an opportunity to fight when he thinks all the odds are stacked in his favor. Douglin is a journeyman and will never be better than he is now, Mama or not.
Cowboy is a tough dude who likes a good scrap. With Shields as his trainer, he’ll get some more decent opponents.
Jamontay Clark has the height, reach and southpaw stance to give people problems but doesn’t seem to have a lot of power. Dalton did what he could but couldn’t overcome the disparity in size.
I liked Nyambayar a lot. Good amateur credentials and tough. Had to overcome Delatorre’s reach early on but as soon as he figured it out, he took over. Good movement, hits hard and goes for it. Delatorre fought a respectable fight and I’d like to see him again.
Thompson fought a smart fight and took Newman’s length away by using his own jab extensively and pot shooting him with good right hands and then moving away. Thompson’s experience against better fighters, even as losses, proved too much for Newman. Newman tried but doesn’t seem to have the fire necessary to advance any further. I’d like to see Thompson keep busy and make some money for his efforts.
J-Rock and Ishe, good stuff. Both epitomized what the heart and mind of a boxer is all about. Train hard, be ready and give it your all. I had taped it and watched Sunday morning but the damn tape ran out in the eight round. I’ve gotta make sure I add on some time when I do that again. But
I definitely saw a great effort by both. I was actually surprised that Ishe was able to take some of the punches by J-Rock because they were really solid and right on the button. But Ishe is the ultimate warrior and fought hard.
Looking forward to watching this light heavyweight matchup with Elbiali and Pascal. This kid Elbiali has thunder in his hands and should be ready for a title shot if he gets by a worn, Jean Pascal.