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Old 10-01-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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European Champion and top CW prospect Mateusz Masternak faces his toughest test as a pro against Grigory Drozd on the Klychko/Povetkin undercard. Both are top 10 CW's and pretty evenly matched any prediction for this?

Drozd isn't quite as athletic or fast as Mateusz but he's a well rounded fighter, good technique, good combination puncher and good on the inside. Drozd has a nice jab/cross and can box from the outisde quite well but i expect Mateusz to have the advantage at long range but whenever Grisha gets close i expect him to land good combinations and trouble Masternak due to his hand down style defense. Whichever guy can dictate the range they fight at should have the advantage but i do expect Mateusz to be pushed quite a bit in this even if he does win. Slighty favor Mateusz.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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60/40 fight for Masternak, due to his speed, reflexes and movement, but i expect Drozd to make it the toughest fight Masternak has yet been in
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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Excellent fight.

I want to say Pretty Boy has the poise and timing he needs to deal with Master's speed...but I'm just not sure. . It could be a classic man vs. boy situation or it could be a torch passing.

A real pick 'em to predict that once it starts won't be all that close, if that makes any sense. (either Masternak will impose himself and Drozd won't have a solution for the speed, or Drozd's class and experience will shine through from the start)
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #4
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Excellent fight.

I want to say Pretty Boy has the poise and timing he needs to deal with Master's speed...but I'm just not sure. . It could be a classic man vs. boy situation or it could be a torch passing.

A real pick 'em to predict that once it starts won't be all that close, if that makes any sense. (either Masternak will impose himself and Drozd won't have a solution for the speed, or Drozd's class and experience will shine through from the start)
I understand you. Mateusz can land that jab from outside and along with his movement Drozd should struggle with it but Masternak doesn't really land power shots from long range. Anytime he wants to land that right hand or throw a combination he jumps into the pocket and keeps his left hand near his waist which is when Grisha needs to work his combinations, pretty similar to the flaw Szpilka has. That reflex style of defense is susceptible to multiple punches and Drozd does a great job mixing it up to the body and head.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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masternak by stoppage. Drozd looked good against Arslan until things got rough in there. The same Thing will happen against Masternak.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:45 AM   #6
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masternak by stoppage. Drozd looked good against Arslan until things got rough in there. The same Thing will happen against Masternak.
This, altough i hope Drozd can prove us wrong. Really like his style.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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I'm rooting for the prospect, i'd like him and Krzysztof to fight eventually in a polish battle.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #8
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I'm rooting for the prospect, i'd like him and Krzysztof to fight eventually in a polish battle.
I'm a sucker for a comeback, myself. There are plenty of exciting match-ups for Drozd and honestly losing to him (unless he gets embarrassingly schooled) won't set Masternak back too far in his career. He could still rebound to make some noise and still have the showdown with Diablo.

Grigory on the other hand needs to win this or he is effectively out of the mix at 34 and without much recent momentum built up thanks to his lapses in activity.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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both guys are in great shape, looks to be a good fight
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both guys are in great shape, looks to be a good fight
Awesome.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:32 PM   #11
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This has to be one of the best Klitschko undercards in recent memory.. Solid stuff, can't wait
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #12
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I'm a sucker for a comeback, myself. There are plenty of exciting match-ups for Drozd and honestly losing to him (unless he gets embarrassingly schooled) won't set Masternak back too far in his career. He could still rebound to make some noise and still have the showdown with Diablo.

Grigory on the other hand needs to win this or he is effectively out of the mix at 34 and without much recent momentum built up thanks to his lapses in activity.
Thought he was 31/32 im with you in rooting for Drozd it wouldn't be a big setback for Mateusz but if he does win and really proves himself thats great too. Just want a competitive entertaining fight.

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both guys are in great shape, looks to be a good fight
Forget what the majority of boxing fans think CW's are awesome.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:50 AM   #13
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Looking forward to this
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #14
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good fight, stoppage might of been a little quick, but the better man won, congrats to Grigory
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Another polish fighter exposed.
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