The current version of Winky Wright?

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  1. chatty

    chatty Boxing Addict Full Member

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  2. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

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    As I've said before and as has been touched on already, Winky just needs to be sharp as he's well schooled with a non reflex-based style (for the most part) and was never stupendously quick anyway.

    Quillin looked ragged against McEwan IMO but he's looked a class prospect before. He's also been relatively inactive over the last few years.

    Williams always would've had a terrible style for Winky. And Winky did take rounds off Hopkins at a bad weight for him. He's so much more experienced, smart, resourceful and skilled than 'Kid Chocolate' (terrible nickname) it's unreal, hope he can pull it off.
     
  3. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Winky will school that kid
     
  4. DanielJFiasco

    DanielJFiasco Active Member Full Member

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    I've got Winky in my long odds accumulator. He's 6-1 to win by decision, which I think is a bit wide, although judges haven't always liked his style.

    Interestingly Winky is saying that this is his stepping stone to another run at a 154lb title. If he wins this with a throwback performance could he be in the mix for the Canelo fight?
     
  5. dftaylor

    dftaylor Writer, fanatic Full Member

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    Winky didn't have the output against Taylor (and that cost him) and six years on is unlikely to even have that.

    But he can make Quillin look pedestrian.
     
  6. DanielJFiasco

    DanielJFiasco Active Member Full Member

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    I caught the fight with the Showtime commentary, and they were all up Quillins ass. Thought on balance Winky didn't look too bad. No questions about the result.

    Winky looked weak at the weight. He looked like he was putting in a Herculean effort in the clinches with the Kid, just to stay upright. Though he's never been a big puncher, he looked totally ineffective at MW, and Quillin very rarely seemed phased by any of his shots. Winky got himself into some good positions, and he was mostly in control of the ring, but he just didn't seem to see the openings. I thought Quillin left the door open a few times and Winky was just gunshy. The old defense was pretty good, despite the fact Showtime couldn't seem to distinguish between glove and face, but there were a couple of hairy moments when shots got through, that the Winky who lived with Hopkins and beat Mosley wouldn't have been bothered by.

    I wasn't overly impressed with Quillin though. I liked some of his angles and he threw a few really classy shots (the uppercut that rocked Winky in the 8th or 9th) but I thought defensively he left a few holes, and his workrate just wouldn't cut it against a lot of top middles. He had Winky ready to go in the 8th and couldn't pick the right shot, he just pinged off the gloves with a lot of his follow ups, and in the 5th after the knockdown he seemed uninterested in putting the pressure on.

    They were saying he was looking at Martinez down the line, but I think Sergio would be a nightmare for him.
     


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