Originally Posted by Uncle Rico
But I'm more concerned with his workrate and the slow pace that he prefers to fight at. He looks fine against punching bags who don't throw anything back, but what happens when the likes of Karrass, Ortiz, Berto and Khan don't give him that luxury?
Fighting that way against Khan especially would be bad. Kell seems to try to wheel out of position when his opponent attacks and doesn't do so very quickly. There are opportunities to hit him at that point because he keeps his left hand really low once he starts wheeling out. Just a dangerous posture to be in against someone like Amir who will throw 5-7 punch combinations.
I think Kell could make Amir miss some like McCloskey did, but McCloskey was really tuned in and was working his defense at a really quick rate so as not to get caught. Kell just needs to pick up his overall speed once he gets in there with better fighters.
But, I am most def. a fan.