Originally Posted by Vysotsky
Didn't see this post, ya i pretty much agree with everything here.
Konecny vs Angulo/Kirkland would be amazing and i agree with the stylistic matchup you described for Trout/Molina fight. I just think Lukas isn't inept on the inside the way someone like Kirkland is, if you're taking the Molina approach Konecny wants to be in close and even if you're trying to smother him his short hooks, uppercuts, bodyshots mean you're still going to get hit when trying doing that. I think he's well suited to foil those tactics.
So many fans love jmw but the majority act like there's some huge class differential between some of these guys especially the North American based fighters.
Even Cotto, he put up a great performance against Floyd in losing, yes, but he really hasn't done anything at jmw. Mayorga coming off a 3 year retirement had a competitive fight with him but guys like Canelo, Lara, Konecny won't be able to compete?
If Cotto and Alvarez haven't done anything at JMW, lets take a look at Konecny. Pardon me while I take a look at Boxrec.
According to Boxrec, Konecny's best three wins are:
1. (220) Serge Vigny (who was at the time 22-15)
2. (162) Hussein Bayram
3. (155) Matthew Hall
For a 34 year old, this is not very impressive.
How about Canelo, age 22?
His last seven
opponents have higher Boxrec rankings than Konecny's best ever win (Serge Vigny).
Kirkland has 4 wins over fighters with ratings above 220 plus Brian Vera and Ossie Duran.
Bundrage has 5 wins over fighters better than Konecny's best win (Serge Vigne).
Say what you will about Boxrec rankings, they are perfectly objective. And what they tell me is that Konecny is 34 years old and doesn't have any notable wins.
But Vysotsky thinks he should be fighting Cotto and has a good shot.
There you go again!