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Old 03-28-2010, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default How did AA manage to win a world title?

He was well out of his depth and his lack of talent really shone through. Typical European with a padded record exposed yet again.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:02 AM   #2
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Yet he KTFO Dirrel with ease with literally the first clean punch he landed in the fight.


Talk about getting hometown treatment.




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Old 03-28-2010, 02:02 AM   #3
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I think with someone lacking the hand and foot speed of Dirrell would have been in trouble. Abraham is certainly one dimensional, but against most fighters that dimension is sufficient to cause some fairly brutal effects.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:04 AM   #4
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what you're saying doesn't exactly make Dirrell out to be a world beater now does it?
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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Probably because he's a pretty good fighter. He's a very small super middleweight, and unlike most fighters at 160 who typically stand in front of you and want to trade, Andre Dirrell was a really bad style matchup for him. He's much taller, rangier, vastly more athletic and showed a mental fortitude in this fight that he had failed to show in his career and had a rock solid gameplan.

Even having said all that, there was still a feeling that Abraham could have pulled it out before his dumb mistake.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:06 AM   #6
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Dirrell is very gifted athletically. The only question was his mentality.

AA is a very good fighter in his own right and was coming on in the latter rounds.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:07 AM   #7
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He was well out of his depth and his lack of talent really shone through. Typical European with a padded record exposed yet again.
He wins by knocking people out.
Sometime it is pretty hard to do when the opponent is falling down all night to avoid getting hit.
But he finally got that coward ****.
Good job.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:07 AM   #8
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You're an idiot. Styles make fights. How many times do people have to say that before everyone is on board? Billions? Trillions?
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:07 AM   #9
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So by your logic Dirrell should get zero credit, right?

You fail. Abraham is a warrior and has shown he is world class. He came up against a very good fighter tonight who style wise was all wrong for him.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #10
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #11
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Abraham's footwork has always been woefully pathetic, ring IQ average, but he's tough as hell and can punch. That can go a long way in this game. Alot of fighters far ****tier than Abraham have won "world titles."
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:09 AM   #12
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Styles make fights. Dirrell was always going to give Abraham problems.

Whilst Dirrell was well on top, Abraham was always looking dangerous. It wasn't as one sided as the scorecards/stats suggest.

For me... that's what I found fascinating about this fight. You had Dirrell boxing beautiful, but Abraham given a sniff, well who knows....
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #13
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:57 AM   #14
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We were talking about AA today at the gym, and how he put on a clinic on "how not to box".

Amazing he's won so many fights with that style.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:02 AM   #15
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This is a bit predictable no?

First the chord is that AA will face Ward in the finals of the super six, then after he loses (** In a fight he was fastly imposing himself in and could very well have knocked dirrell out within the next 4 minutes of the fight, and he was in with someone who is the COMPLETE style and fighter to give him fits, a tall, rangy, slick, FAST boxer**) and now its 'how did he ever win a title'

The reality is he was simply in there with a very tall, very fast, good boxer and worked. The guy loses for the first time in his career and now its how did he win a world title lol... ok.
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