Originally Posted by Dan684
Hall would beat El Maachi.
El Maachi is a great story and nothing more. He has decent power but he is so flawed. Said it several times and will say it again. Whilst training himself shows extrodinary dedication it wasn't the greatest of ideas. He is so sloppy and his defense is pretty woeful too. The bad habits he has seem deeply ingrained and he will find them very hard to get rid of at his age/point of career. Hall is being written off here because of one bad defeat against Small.
If Hall would have used his head instead of his heart and had been fighting his fight against Small instead of seemingly letting the gob****e get to him I have no doubts that the fight could have turned out completely different. Having Brian Hughes in his corner won't have helped either
Of course Hall should be the favourite, but El Maachi has a chance of stopping him IMO.