Originally Posted by fists of fury
Nah. Let's be fair on the guy. He's no bum.
Again, it boils down to basics and fundamentals that he had to learn in the pro ranks, not in the amateurs. Nobody knows how good anyone is until they're hit. Mitchell came from one sport and tried to learn another...not easy. He's not the first football player to try his hand at boxing, and he won't be the last. None have been successful.
His bodypunching is something I really wish more heavyweights had. Our current heavyweight titleists don't know how to throw a decent left hook to the body, for example. He's certainly more physically talented than the likes of Wach or Arreola...but it doesn't seem like he can take a good shot, and as useless as Wach is, that's the one thing he's good for.
Price is in the same boat as Mitchell in many ways...one loss can really set a fighter back if time isn't one his side. The big difference though is that Price does have a good amateur backround.
But we'll not know how good he truly is until he's hit.
Good points and it does come down to fundamentals etc etc but you'd have thought at this point in his career they'd have taught him how to hold on properly when hurt? Or taught him any kind of actual defense atall to be fair.