Oscar Rivas knocked out Bryant Jennings. how good is he?

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  1. polishstud53

    polishstud53 Member Full Member

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    so rivas koed jennings this weekend. how far you guys think he can go and how does he do against the top 3 today?
     
  2. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's bad. He would be stuck against anyone with a decent jab. Pulev lights him up.
     
  3. polishstud53

    polishstud53 Member Full Member

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    he beat pulev in the amateurs and he beat pulev in the olympics for the record
     
  4. spiderricco

    spiderricco Member Full Member

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    Rivas is only six feet tall with a claimed 76 inch reach even though it looks less to me.He will struggle with any bigger fighter with above average skills.
     
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    polishstud53 Member Full Member

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    jennings has good skills and had a 84 reach...rivas reminds me of mike tyson with less power and less head movement
     
  6. spiderricco

    spiderricco Member Full Member

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    Jennings is a good fighter but I would consider him more of a gatekeeper at this point.
     
  7. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Also over thirty and has bad problems with his eyes.

    I wish him well but I just don't see it for him.
     
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  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Agree he is far too small at HW and not defensively skilled enough or fast enough to beat the bigger HWs

    He would even struggle with the size of most LHWs.

    He looks to be about top 25. He is definitely outside the top 15. In other words I wouldn’t match him against anyone inside the top 15 unless it was for big money and made financial sense.
     
  9. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good enough to get into the top 10.
     
  10. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He obviously has power, if he's matched up smartly against guys that will stand in front of him then maybe he could get some wins that could move him into contender status. But I doubt he can beat any of the top guys.
     
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  11. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was getting shut down for large portions of the fight by Jennings and his pitter pat jab. He lacks ring iq, stamina, footwork or defence to negate his short height and lack of reach.

    He looks to be a younger man's Amir Mansour to me, dangerous but limited.
     
  12. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah, sad to say, but Jennings's hopes of ever reaching the top are more or less gone at this point. A pity, as I thought this guy had way more natural talent and guts than Wilder, but his lack of power and some bad in-ring tactical decisions saw him badly derailed.

    A little part of me still hopes that he can rally back though.
     
  13. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He could beat Breazeale and Kownacki, so those are fights I'd steer him towards if I wanted to move him up the rankings. Parker might also be a risky but winnable fight. If boxing worked the way it should I'd try to get him to become Wilder's mandatory, but we all know what that means (or doesn't mean) in real terms.
     
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  14. Brighton bomber

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    Agreed they are the type of fighters he has a chance with, once that will stand with him and trade, Andy Ruiz Jr is another.

    Parker would be tougher as like Jennings he'd need to chase him down and could get out boxed. But if he can keep Parker on the back foot and set a decent pace he has an out side chance.
     
  15. Hurrikeen

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    Maybe it means he takes over Luis Ortiz as the HW division boogeyman...:roto2palm:
     
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