Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by houmzz, Aug 21, 2014.
At least he is active. But I agree, someone in the top 30 before the end of the year.
Does anyone know the plans for broadcasting Whyte-Rivas outside of the UK? Since it was announced on a DAZN card I just assumed it would be on there, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case.
I often think that with some fighters, Dychko is another, as long as they are active at this stage, maybe 5 fights a year ... it is an advantage to build up their numbers.
Someone like Usyk doesn't need it.
From someone from a nation without a lot of purchasing power behind it, such fighters kind of need the 18-0 or 20-0 against their name for cred with casuals when they do step up against big name opposition (unless of course they have an Olympic Gold). We've heard of him, but the average sports fan who engages (pays money for) boxing periodically, likely hasn't as yet.
“I’m looking forward to fighting Mario Heredia in Mexico,” said Hrgovic. “I’m expecting a good fight and I will train hard for him like I do for every opponent.
“Mexico is not a new place for me if you look at my amateur career. I have already fought twice in Mexico in the World Series of Boxing back in 2013 and 2014, and both fights I won, so I’m really looking forward to fighting there again.
“I was very satisfied with how my first fight for DAZN in American went. It couldn’t have gone better for me really. I introduced myself in a special way.
“Gregory Corbin was a tough fighter and nobody expected a KO in the first-round. I showed the American audience what they can expect in my upcoming fights. I was only in the ring 60 seconds last time. We will see how much time I spend in the ring this time. I don’t want to underestimate anybody.
“I had three weeks off after my last fight and it was good to rest and recharge my batteries. I have already started my camp in Zagreb and will continue in Miami. I train hard in Zagreb with Yousef Hassan and Igor Cordas, while Pedro Diaz is waiting for me in Miami with my final tactics.
“I’m excited to fight in front of the Mexican fans. I know they are huge boxing fanatics and I'm sure they will appreciate my style, no doubt about that.”
“Following his devastating KO win over Gregory Corbin, we’re excited to see Filip back in the ring,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “We’ve said for a long time that he is the future of the heavyweight division and people are now starting to take notice. His World title charge continues on August 24 in Mexico, where fight fans can expect another show stealing performance.”
Under the radar heavyweight prospects to keep eye on:
Bakhodyr Jalolov-heavyweight with ko power in both hands. Always tries to counter his opponent with fast, precise punches. Not the fastest of heavyweights but to underestimate his power would be mistake.
Lukas Rozansky- fast all around movement for men of his size. Imprresive performance against Ugonoh. He sursprised Ugonoh with his movement, power and hand speed. I bet this is not the last upset he brings.
Igor Shevadzutskiy-another big heavyweight who made his pro debut just recently. Chin and size is one of his main atributes with power helping him as well. I look forward to his future fights. Another heavyweight to keep eye on.
Ruslan Mursatyev-recently came back with ko victory over Danny Williams. He showed his power in this fight once again. Despite his age you expect him to do big things. Another power puncher coming trough.
Martin Bakole Ilunga/Ytalo Perea on 2nd August. Good matchup. The battle of styles. I pick Perea due to his experience.
You're all over the map on Jalolov. Yes, he can counter with fast punches like you say. Then you say he's not the fastest of heavyweight.
Jalolov has towering size, very strong and mobile legs and packs TNT in his left hand. His hand speed if good. His problem as a younger man was standing his ground vs adversity. He he gets over that, he's a A grade contender.
Shrvadzutskiy is a fair boxer. Nothing special. He's 300 pounds and 29 year old at his debut. Neither are good numbers.
He has a bad defense also and predictable offense. Shevadzutskiy isn't future top 10 contender, I'm pretty sure about it.
I mentioned that he tries to counter his opponent with fast, precise punches, read again!
I mostly agree on Jololov but he have to work on speed of his movement more.
I think you are completely wrong on Shevradutskiy. Besides, he will most likely loose weight, he was out of the ring for some time before his pro debut.
He could be bag of tricks but he is worth to keep an eye on. I'm not saying Shevadzitskiy will be a contender but he can bring upsets. It's visible that guy have power and he have rather fast feet.
“I want the rematch to be in Mexico or New York again, Vegas or here at the Staples Center [in Los Angeles],” said Ruiz to TMZ in discussing which venue he wants for the Joshua rematch. “It doesn’t matter [if Joshua disagrees with his choice of venue], because I’m the A-side, calling the shots. We’re the A-side. It’s my time. New York, Madison Square Garden,” said Ruiz Jr. in saying where the rematch with Joshua will take place. “No UK.“
Agree, Jalolov has immense potential. Looking forward to seeing him focus totally on his pro career after the next year or two when he’s done fooling around in the amateurs.
Shevadzitzky is the future though, no doubt about. He joins Ruiz, Kownacki, and Rozanski as the four zeppelins of the Heavyweight apocalypse.
Some boxing fans believe the real reason Hearn has been delaying the announcement of the Joshua-Ruiz Jr. rematch venue is to keep the attention, such as it is, on the upcoming Matchroom Boxing card headlined by Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas on July 20 on Sky Box Office at the O2 Arena in London, England. There’s talk of poor ticket sales for that fight.
The announcement of the Joshua vs. Ruiz Jr. rematch venue would likely further hurt ticket sales for the Whyte-Rivas fight. Top Rank Boxing promoter Bob Arum mentioned last week that Hearn still hasn’t announced the Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell fight. It’s believed that Hearn doesn’t want to make an announcement on that right now in order not to hurt the Whyte-Rivas ticket sales.
Frankllin is overweight for this fight, kinda shows his lack of passion for boxing
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Rivas reflects that fight Ruiz was no easy task, even in the amateurs.
"I really had a tough fight against him. It's a fight I won thanks to my speed and my experience as an amateur, but also you could say that fighting him was my ticket to the Olympics, and a chance to fight the best heavy weights in the world," Rivas said to Sky Sports.
"It was not an easy fight because Ruiz is taller than me. He has really fast hands. He is difficult to box. But I am really proud to have beaten him fair and square. I'm most proud because I fought southpaw. I saw that Ruiz was knocking everybody out so, as a strategy, I decided to go southpaw for this fight. You need to keep your distance because he throws lots of punches. You need to move a lot, do not stand as a static target in front of him."
Ruiz is the new kid of the block, when it comes to the elite level of the division, after he shocked the world last month by stopping Anthony Joshua in seven rounds. He dropped Joshua four times.
"Joshua was a bit overconfident during his fight with Ruiz. You could say that Andy did a good job while everyone thought that he wasn't capable of winning against Joshua but in the end, it was there for everyone to see," Rivas said.
"Eleven years after our amateur fight, I'd like to face Andy Ruiz in a professional ring. A professional fight changes everything because an amateur fight is just three rounds, while a professional one is 12 rounds. You can never tell what's going to happen when you get into the ring with someone. It's best just to get in the ring and give it your best shot."