Originally Posted by Vysotsky
Chakhkiev keeps his hands under at his chin and has very active head movement in a classic peek-a-boo style. I think his defense is rather good. Now Masternak's lean back reflex style defense especially since he tries to use it while in the pocket and countering is definitely a liability. If it is as exploitabe as it seems than Chakhkiev is as bad a style match up for Mateusz as possible.
Mateusz also keeps his hands down and has a tendency to move back in a straight line instead of changing angles, while Chakhiev is a very good boxer with decent fundamentals and power, he can be outboxed by a quick, skilled guy who can avoid being caught
as i said, i would love this one to be a title shot one day, maybe even an eliminator for the WBC belt held by Wlod, both guys repeatedly said they want to fight him