This Thursday, like each Thursday, I ask you to drag up a seat alongside my bulging, bulbous sack and watch me shoot a load of gooey, salty reality proper into the faces of boxing’s purveyors of ignorance. This week, we’ve got questions/feedback concerning Canelo’s subsequent, Shakur’s “retirement,” and Fury-Usyk.
Shakur Retires? Yeah, Proper
I’m certain you noticed that Shakur Stevenson retired. He was annoyed by the politics of boxing and retired after seeing that the WBO organized for Emanuel Navarrete to combat Denys Berinchyk for his or her vacant light-weight title. I perceive the frustration, however there’s no cause to exit like that. Do you see this retirement sticking?
– David from Ft. Myers
Are you being critical? What do you suppose? Is Shakur gonna get a part-time job at Taco Bell whereas ready on his software at UPS to be reviewed? Give me a break. His retirement will final so long as Teofimo Lopez’s. Stuff like this can be a testomony to why fighters have to avoid social media until they’ll actually and really take deep breaths and self-edit earlier than firing off whiny remarks. I additionally perceive his frustration. He didn’t get the title combat. He didn’t get the Lomachenko combat. He didn’t even get Kambosos. He’s acquired nothing on the horizon and, realistically, nothing huge within the works. And his promoter, Prime Rank, appears to be disinterested in pushing him all that onerous proper now. However he has no one in charge for all of this however himself. His combat with Edwin De Los Santos in November was so awful, so brutally uninteresting and missing in fireplace that no one, wherever, is all that enthusiastic about something he could have arising. The mocking and joking that got here because of his “retirement” spoke volumes. No person cared that he’d be gone and even his die-hards had been nowhere to be discovered. All of that needs to be a get up name to a fighter with elite expertise however, apparently, a raging case of entitlement. The child must combat like he’s truly preventing and put some leisure behind his ability. If he’s solely displaying as much as gather paychecks and championship trinkets with half-assed efforts, why ought to the followers care about him? And if the followers don’t care about him, how can he count on to get the massive fights and massive alternatives?
Fury vs. Usyk Prediction
I do know you’ve gone on file prior to now saying that Fury beats Usyk. Are you continue to rolling with that choose? Did Fury’s displaying in opposition to Ngannou change your thoughts in any respect? For me, February 17 can’t come quick sufficient. I’m actually trying ahead to this one. For the file, I’ve Usyk taking an in depth UD to grab WBC’s strap.
Yep…nonetheless selecting Fury. He appeared dangerous in opposition to Ngannou– disinterested and off form and nowhere close to the suitable way of thinking. He’ll be sharper in opposition to Usyk, though it might be argued that fighters shedding that “proper way of thinking” are likely to by no means absolutely recuperate it. We’ll see. However I’ve by no means been all that top on Usyk as a heavyweight, a minimum of not as excessive as different media individuals who would chug a beer mug stuffed with his spit bucket water in the event that they had been allowed to. Fury received’t need to do a complete lot to maintain forward of Usyk– jab, proper hand, and tie up when shut. I wouldn’t name this a simple combat or a one-sided pairing by any stretch of the creativeness, however I’d say that victory or defeat is within the palms of Tyson Fury.
For the file, although, I’m nonetheless not solely offered on this combat even taking place this February 17. I wouldn’t be shocked within the least if a Fury coaching camp “damage” out of the blue popped up.
Canelo’s Preventing Who?
WTF am I seeing on Twitter about Canelo Alvarez preventing Jermall Charlo after which Terence Crawford this yr? Canelo can go to hell if he geese David Benavidez. That’s all I’m saying. Jermall is shit. David has earned his shot. Canelo has misplaced all my respect!
– Mario G.
Understand that all of that Jermall/Crawford speak got here from one Twitter put up from somebody whose solely little bit of credibility comes from his gig at ESPN Deportes. More than likely, even Canelo doesn’t know what his plans are simply but. I’m certain loads of concepts are being kicked round for his two dates, however nothing’s been determined so far as anybody actually is aware of. Preventing Jermall Charlo, particularly, can be an uncharacteristically dopey alternative from the often savvy Crew Canelo, particularly seeing how poorly Jermell carried out in opposition to Alvarez final September (and given Jermall’s clear and lately current private points).
I agree, although, that the Benavidez combat must occur, if not in Could, then in September. It could look actually, actually dangerous for Canelo if he doesn’t make that combat occur. REALLY dangerous.
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