Bakhodir Jalolov would beat all the Heavyweights who will fight on 23.12

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  1. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Doesn't buy hypejobs Full Member

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    Typically, this translates as "isn't willing to compromise to get fights made".

    In other words, most "boogeymen" either overestimate their own value (name recognition, PPV pull etc) and demand too much money or demand clauses they have no real right to demand... Or they know they're not all that and are scared to prove themselves right.

    To get the name recognition, you need to make the fights that bring you into the consciousness of a bigger audience (and yes, casuals are a big part of that) FIRST... Then you can start demanding more.

    No such thing as an avoided fighter - just fighters who won't do what's necessary to make fights.
     
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  2. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wait his turn for what? He still has to beat some contenders. And at near 30, he should be doing it right now if being a professional HW champ is anything he strives for.

    But if he's making good money as is, who am I to argue.
     
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  3. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Eh, people probably said this about Jorge Luis Gonzales and Odlandier Solis too. Maybe he would, but we won't know until he fights some top opponents. Pros is a lot different from Amateurs.
     
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  4. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He's in bondage to TopRank. He beats whoever they put in front of him. If TopRank has fighters ahead of him that they haven't cashed out yet - he either waits his turn or hopes that another promoter buys out his contract.

    I don't think he's making particularly-good money at the moment - but TopRank let him off his leash long enough to box a fight in his native Uzbekistan on November 17th. The arena held 12, 500 people and, allegedly, the country held a lottery for about 600,000 people who wanted a ticket.
     
  5. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Not really. Solis waited about three years after winning the Gold at the 2004 Olympics to turn pro. The buzz had died down by then and he had problems controlling his weight from the get-go. He looked sufficiently bad against Ray Austin in the eliminator, however, to merit a title shot against Klitschko ;).

    Jorge Luis Gonzalez never got a look because: a) He never participated in the Olympics b) He started his climb while USA HWs were still expected to dominate.

    But, yes, the Pro ranks are different than the amateur ranks.
     
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  6. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fair enough. Jalolov certainly looks the goods, hopefully time will tell.
     
  7. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And hopefully we won't have to wait as long as I fear.