Originally Posted by kosaros
After being floored and losing the first two rounds
Just trying to keep the optimism up in this thread!!
I haven't watched the whole fight since I saw it live but I remember Jhonny winning the first(and flooring Nishioka) and Nishioka narrowly winning the 2nd.
The 3rd I think was close till Nishioka landed that big shot.
Now my memory of the fight may be somewhat hazy but the fact Nishioka could even compete with Jhonny Gonzalez technically spells terrible trouble for Munroe. Gonzalez would rule the 122 lb division if not for his fragility, and while people will think I'm being extreme I reckon he'd be a top 5 p4p fighter aswell. Gonzalez is an amazing fighter but he''s just so fragile to both body and head.
Munroe's chances of winning rely totally on being able to get Nishioka on the ropes and keep him there for long periods. I'm not sure Munroe is even going to be able to back him to the ropes nevermind keep him there !, the Japanese fighter's footwork will just be too good.