Originally Posted by boranbkk
The thread title should read:
"Ageing Playboy ATG Fighter Seeks Giant Golden Parachute"
No seriously, I hear the Kem fight is definetly on....
& Somluck had no great love for boxing, it was a veichle at the time. His heart has always been firmly in the Muay Thai camp......
How do ya reckon Somluck would have done in the Pro ranks fellas?
Okay, so he turned pro after 1996 olympics.
Supposed he got by the preliminary ranks sooner than expected, like less than 10 fights in. That's after probably 2 years.
Alright, so he's into title contention by 1998.
The champs at that time were Freddie Norwood (WBA), Manuel Medina (IBF) and Luisito Espinosa (WBC).
I think he can forget the WBA and WBC. His best chance is against Manuel Medina who is a bit inconsistent at times.
And honestly the IBF roster at that time was relatively weak.
IMO, he'll get beat by Espinosa, Norwood, Hamed, Gainer and Marquez. Not to mention Morales and Barrera yet to move up at 126.
Somluck can win a title, but I don't think he'll keep it long as well. Not to mention that his heart isn't into boxing as it should.