Sumbu Kalambay vs George Benton

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The smooth pure boxing technician with a piston jab against the old defensive master. Who do you see winning this interesting chess match? Would Kalambay's movement trouble a boxing craftsman like Benton, much like it did with Benton's student Mike McCallum?
    I think Kalambay's jab helps him win this one.
     
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  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Real good match up!

    I'll mull it over, but on a whim I'd probably pick Kalamby for similar reasons.
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great match. I would agree Kalambay's jab makes him a slight favorite. Benton is a superb defensive fighter and has some beautiful moves. I wonder however if Sumbu might outwork him particularly with the jab. Super close series of fights i think.
     
  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Agree with my previous. I think Benton's counters of the defense would be just a bit too sporadic to cope with Kalamby jab.
     
  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Benton with confidence.
     
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  6. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    Great matchup up! I'm leaning towards Sumbu but honestly Benton winning would not surprise me one bit.
     
  7. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Don't discount Benton here.
     
  8. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales booted Full Member

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    Kalambay takes it via his superior jabbing and movement.
     
  9. Tin_Ribs

    Tin_Ribs Me Full Member

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    Probably a difficult fight to score where few truly clean punches are landed but both lads come out looking great. I'd lean towards Sumbu as well, I think he'd be the one to press from behind his jab and try to strike first in the event of any lulls in the action. There'd be some godlike boxing going on here, lads. Like @red cobra says, don't rule Benton out.
     


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