Originally Posted by bodhi
Yeah would be frustrating. Would be an usual Ottke fight. Taylor is not good enough to force Ottke fighting his fight so Ottke will do what he always does. Fight for the first 7-9 rounds, depending how clearly he wins the first 7, then getīs on his bike and runs until the fight is over giving away the last rounds making the fight closer than it should be.
Thatīs what he did in all of his fights but Mundine and the last 2-3 when he was past it. Only reason his close fights (win or actually lose) are actually close. The man said it himself, he doesnīt care about the fans, just about winning without getting any damage and thus making money and beeing able to enjoy his life after boxing, not ending up like Ali. I think if he really would have had passion for the sport and committed to it, he might have ended up beeing a great, he had the potential.
edit: while not as good as Hopkins and Jones he was on the same level as Calzaghe and better than Dawson IMO.
Dawson didn't have a good amateur career as him but how is he better than Dawson? Skills or what?