Re: Matchroom fight camp - 4 weeks of fights
Taylor Persoon is the fight of the night. The first was a cracker. I said before the Taylor needs to find a gear, or hope that Persoon loses one. Persoon was relentless and Taylor got dragged into the fight too often. Taylor is a superior boxer to everyone that she's fought and she should keep it that way, don't fight down to your opponents level. By that I mean don't fight at all, especially with someone like Persoon who's a machine and unless she's lost a step in the last year, will just keep plodding forward. She needs to invest in the body as well. She hits the body pretty good, but not enough. She needs to sort out her barnet as well. Constantly in her face after a few rounds.
Whyte Povetkin. Good fight. Good trade fight they'd call it. I know they've chucked a trinket in the mix but essentially it's two good fighters having what should be a good fight. Povetkin is getting on, but he's a better technical boxer than Whyte, he's a better boxer than most heavyweights even now and will give anyone a decent fight if they can't overpower him like AJ/Wlad did. Whyte should be winning this and I suppose the consensus will be that Povetkin will be game early on, before getting ground down in the second half. Simple formula. It's still an intriguing fight for me. Whyte isn't as big or as powerful as AJ and he just wont fight him in the same way. AJ boxed really well against Povetkin who was pretty lively right up until the stoppage. He kept him largely at distance, used mainly the jab and right hand, the left hook was long when he used it, more of a jab turned around the corner. Dillian wont do that, he'll get closer to Povetkin to do his work and he's going to be actively committing the cardinal sin of hooking with a hooker. Dillian talks about his left hook plenty, it's a decent hit but not very cultured, more of a whack. Povetkin can still bang and his hook is far more compact than Dillian's so there will be windows for him to score big on the inside. The right hand is still decent as well.
All that said, still got to go with Whyte. Fresher, bigger, Povetkin won't shy away from the fight but you'd think Dillian will have the bigger appetite for it as well.
When God said to the both of us "Which one of you wants to be Sugar Ray?" I guess I didnt raise my hand fast enough