Originally Posted by Bogotazo
Coming forward while countering makes sense, as opposed to just trying to corner Martinez
. Much more in line with what Barker had success with, I agree.
You're right about the leaping right; he leans into it sometimes, but it's not as bad in some parts vs. others. Against Cotto, it looks like he could get popped in retaliation due to his balance chasing Cotto. But against an incoming Hatton, he increased his range a whole lot by leaning forward with his feet firmly under him.
And great point on the left to the body, both have excellent straights to the body that land pretty much every damn time. Sergio just has to be careful not to fall into too much of a rhythm. Against Chavez Jr., it was Jab up top, Straight down to the stomach, OR jab to the stomach, straight up top all night. Floyd would eventually fighter that shit out, so Sergio needs to lead and counter to mix it up himself as well.
This is definitely an intriguing battle to think about
Barker's height, reach, and size contributed to this. Floyd doesn't have this advantage, unless he plans on getting underneath Martinez' punches, and coming up after ducking low, which is not the same thing.