Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
Yeah, it could definitely go either way IMO.
I'm just thinking from the perspective of Glazkov possibly losing; does he continue to get pushed by Main Events and NBC Sports while Hamer is rewarding with fading back into obscurity? (look at the Pirog and Jacobs situation...the victor is relegated to the basement while the loser is coddled and given featured segments upon his return)
Brilliant comparison. As with Jacobs loosing to Pirog a loss for either man here is damaging. But it is so clear amongst boxing fans that these are determined prospects with clear talent. A loss for Tor stacking up with the one against Kelvin Price damages his current stock and lands him more fringe on your list of prospects but seeing that massive upset to Johnson in prizefighter with him still his career can return. At top level? Maybe. Jacobs is doing a fine job giving it a run so I surely wouldn't be surprised.
But then again Jacobs has a story to sell him as a cancer surviver which gained him applause from fight fans. Tor doesn't have a specific personality based reason so he needs to show his worth 100 percent in the squared circle, win or loose.