Re: Charlo vs. Lubin- I figured it would end like....
Wasn't privy to the pre fight hype as i didn't have my eye on it. From the footage reran by showtime, it already looked liked they were in two different weight classes at the weigh in. Lubin looked confident but not serious. I knew from the walk out he was going to get mashed. he looked cold, and like he spent more time giving grandma directions on how to make his outfit. I'm not saying he has no talent, but from his last fights, barring the heavy punches he was throwing he didn't look very fluid. A certain amount of fear is good for a fighter. It keeps you sharp and focused. He had none of that last night... almost like he was supposed to be handed a title only his opponent didn't read the script. He could conceivably come back, but I wouldn't be on it at this point. (I doubt the kid even knows what he did wrong)
They want your @$$ beat because upsets make news. News brings about excitement, excitement brings about ratings. The objective is to bring you up to the tower and tear your @$$ down. And if you don't believe that, you're crazy.
Roy Jones, Jr. "What I've Learned," Esquire 2003