Re: Prospect watch: Rocky Jerkic
The punch that impressed me was his lead right uppercut. He throws it from a distance but he has the reach and speed to land it. Not many can land that punch.
From what i saw, he is a bit of a sucker for catching right hands over his low jab. Thats something he needs work on.
And as with any young kid with potential who turns pro....putting labels on them like " future star" can be a bit over zealous and bombastic. Its best to wait to see how they handle going 8, 10 rounds with decent opposition before you get a true guide.
Lots of kids with am backgrounds look a million dollars over 4 rds sparring and early pro fights. The important part is whether they can keep it all together over longer fights against fighters who ask questions of them.