Cruiserweight and Heavyweight thread.

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  1. BeantownAll

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    Mansour got hit with a PED infraction after his fight with Kuzmin was halted. When a 45+ year-old fighter comes down off his PEDs - he usually comes down hard.

    I do think Mansour should retire very soon. But I could also see him as a step-up guy for Darmani Rock. Roc Nation made some noise about wanting to step up Rock for his next fight and Mansour is from Wilmington, Delaware - which is close to Philadelphia. Rock should outclass him but he's not likely to bomb him out of there. As a step-up fighter Mansour would be a good fit and he'd probably get the chance to take a last fight with decent money, some friendly faces in the stands, and no real chance of winding up in a hospital.
     
  2. BeantownAll

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    I really don't see any fighters in the USA wanting work with Ajagba right now. Maybe a guy like Bryant Jennings who is about to have his career slip away and needs to make huge waves is a possibility....but I wouldn't even bet on that.

    Efe is a bit stiff. I'd like to see how he fares with fighters like Hughie Fury or maybe Fedosov.
     
  3. BeantownAll

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    That's too heavy - but he still easily won the eye test with his opponent.
     
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    What's more disappointing is that Joey took that fight on only 13 days notice. It's not too hard to outwork Joey decisively down the stretch but Kuzmin didn't really manage it.

    I'm not writing off Kuzmin, either, but he hasn't always looked like a can't-miss prospect. For example, he made heavy work out of Jeremiah Karpency last year - a smart opponent, but not a talented one. That wasn't an easy fight to watch. He gradually asserted himself over David Price - but we know David can't muster up more than about four quality rounds before he tires. He dominated LaRon Mtichell - but Mitchell was 38 and he had had two shoulder surgeries in the preceding 18 months.

    As you said, future fights should tell the story. I believe there is some good money behind Kuzmin and he is ranked highly. He should be able to get good fights made for him.
     
  5. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    David Allen/Lucas Browne and Dereck Chisora/Senad Gashi on 20th April
     
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    Junior Fa finally in shape, didn't expect that.
     
  7. DanielDimov

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    We were talking about George Arias, but I've noticed that Fa is looking completely different! So far prospects like Arias and Fa are far behind boxers like Ajagba and Hrgovic.
     
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    Yeah but Arias is not throwing enough to be good enough to go further than top 20.
     
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    They are far behind. Fa looked bad few fights back, so I'm cautious about his chances.
     
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    Daniel Dubois back on April 13th.
     
  11. DanielDimov

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    @houmzz absolutely agree with both of your statements. I am even brave enough to say that Ajagba and Hrgovic have a real chance against Joshua and they are better than Whyte for example, just not so experienced yet.
     
  12. houmzz

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    Romonov, Suslenkov, Bepo Filipi, Alexander Frank, Vald Sirenko, Frank Sanchez Faure, Robert Alfonso and Demerizen will be amongst top 30 in some time, so good times for heavyweight division coming up.
     
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    Dubois could be next to join TOP RANK'S stable in a co promotional deal.
     
  14. kostya by ko

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    Ivan Dychko should be knocking on the top 30 now ... but he must be sitting around watching TV or something.

    Fighting anyone and building up his win numbers would be better than doing nothing.
     
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    Wilder, Haymon, Finkel and DiBella have met with DAZN. Hopefully if DAZN can sign Wilder then a fight with Joshua can be made later this year.

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