Originally Posted by purephase
Kirkland against Ishida, Bundrage against Powell I, and Campillo against Kovalev all looked extremely dry at the start of their bouts, though I'm not sure being properly warmed up would have made a difference in any of these cases.
Agree on all 3. Can't remember circumstances on Bundrage-Powell, but in the other 2 cases the fighters had been going through a lot of shit outside of the ring, and were clearly not mentally prepared.
Props to Kovalev tho. He's one of my favourite fighters ATM, but tomorrows fight against White will probably tell us more than the Campillo fight did.