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Kambosos vs. ?????
George Kambosos is reverting to verbal assaults concerning his potential opponent’s functionality to usher in an viewers. He not too long ago downplayed the concept of combating Devin Haney as a result of supposedly Devin Haney is not a draw. Which means the chance is not well worth the reward. If Haney is not a draw then who’s?
Lomachenko is one other identify. He may need a greater following than Haney. However Lomachenko combating in Australia is simply as massive a draw within the field workplace as Haney is. Lomachenko does not transfer the needle for viewership within the states both. Primarily based on kinds and expertise, Lomachenko is even a heavier threat than combating Haney. If he isn’t combating Haney, meaning he is not combating Lomachenko both.
If he desires to struggle a man who’s a giant draw. Make little doubt about it, Gervonta “Tank” Davis is his man. Proper now, Gervonta will put extra butts in seats and couches than anybody at 135.
Kambosos v. Garcia could be the struggle I might make if I have been Dibella. I would get Ryan within the ring ASAP. However is Oscar keen to threat his solely asset? Particularly coming off of a protracted layoff. If I am Oscar, I would take the gamble and go all in. If Ryan wins he turns into a Canelo-like model in a single day. However with reference to Kambosos, the clock is ticking, he is within the deepest division and he has all of the belts. He must put ink to paper earlier than the sanctioning our bodies pressure him to struggle somone.
What’s your tackle Kambosos’ subsequent opponent?
— Nail Rahman
By the point this Sack will get posted, I ought to have already got an article up about just about this similar matter.
Kambosos isn’t improper about Haney. The child is NOT a attract any sense of the phrase and brings nothing however threat with the tiniest of reward (except DAZN throws a shitload of cash at this fight– which they don’t appear keen to do as a result of they’re totally behind Ryan Garcia getting the struggle).
I don’t assume Kambosos’ level is that he gained’t struggle Haney as a result of Haney’s not a draw, though his individuals could also be pondering that. I believe Kambosos is simply having fun at Haney’s expense after all of the speak from Haney and his crew and the generally delusional posturing. At this level, I believe Kambosos is a much bigger draw within the US than Haney. There are just a few causes for that, however I just about cowl that in my article from a day or two in the past.
If Kambosos’ first protection is in Australia, he’s clearly the draw in relation to reside gate and at-home TV scores. The worldwide cash goes to come back from the opponent’s aspect and that instantly eliminates Haney, whose identify doesn’t transfer the needle one bit and whose community host just isn’t ponying up any cash or exploring pay-per-view choices for him. Lomachenko brings considerably greater than Haney in relation to consideration and scores, however a Loma struggle could be a stylistic suicide mission for Kambosos.
Ryan Garcia completely makes probably the most sense for Kambosos. He’s received identify worth, drawing energy, and, to be trustworthy, he’s extra beatable than any of the opposite prime lightweights. The one downside is that everybody must be holding their breath your entire technique to struggle evening, hoping that Garcia gained’t pull out.
Overlook about Gervonta Davis. Kambosos’ crew has (neatly) not proven in the least of curiosity in Gervonta Davis and Davis, in the meantime, has returned the indifference. It will be a terrific struggle from Davis’ aspect of issues, however his individuals simply don’t appear to care in any respect about it.
If I have been Kambosos, I’d go for a mushy contact protection at dwelling for a nest egg payday first. Then, proper right into a Ryan Garcia struggle. After that, who is aware of?
Thurman vs. Spence/Ugas?
Hey Paul, hope all is effectively. I’ll get proper to it. Thurman seemed like he may make some good fights for the highest canines within the WW division. Will he get the winner of Spence and Ugas? Subsequent question– who you bought? I believe that needs to be a banger of a struggle. I received Spence by shut resolution. Final, does [Jaron] Ennis get a crack anytime quickly?
Thurman will likely be an element on the highest stage of the welterweight division– if he chooses to be an element. If he stays lively and stays sharp, he has a strong probability towards any of the welterweight tops canines and would in all probability safe a agency prime 3 spot behind Spence and Crawford.
The query, nevertheless, is at all times whether or not he WILL keep lively and sharp and never simply fade away after one other payday or two. Thurman is a great man who handles his struggle enterprise like a wise man, which isn’t at all times a fan-friendly plan of action. We’re not going to see him run by way of a gauntlet of maximum challenges in pursuit of warrior greatness, we’re in all probability going to maintain seeing him decide his spots and struggle on his personal timeline till he can’t struggle at a excessive stage anymore.
On this specific run, I can see him sitting out the remainder of 2022 and getting the winner of Spence-Ugas early subsequent 12 months. If he does get the winner, I see him beating Ugas through resolution, pretty decisively, and dropping an in depth resolution to Spence (however I’d wish to see how Spence appears towards Ugas earlier than locking in that decide).
Ennis goes to must get a crack quickly. He’s working his means up the rankings of all 4 sanctioning our bodies and there are solely so many interim belts they will throw at him. Ennis’ scenario is a bit odd since he’s labored numerous PBC reveals, however is technically not a PBC fighter. I see that altering, formally, within the close to future. It’s simply sensible enterprise to be “all in.” All the large welterweight fights are available through the PBC route, except a one-off Terence Crawford struggle appeals to him.
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