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COULD IT BE ANY 'WILDER'?

COULD IT BE ANY 'WILDER'?

I know the USA has been hurting for great heavyweights, or at least high-level heavyweight fights to take place on our shores.  However, 3 world title fights have been fought in our country in 2015, and the result has not been what we expected.  For starters, the 3 match-ups consisted of HBO and Showtime coverage only, so thus far, the network TV re-charge of boxing has not included the big boys.  Secondly, so far we have expected 3 scintillating early knockouts, and instead got 2 decisions and a late KO.  

Wladimir Klitschko came to NYC to defend against the second best USA heavyweight in the world, according to most experts.  the fight went pretty much according to plan, with Klitschko landing jabs, and the occasional right hand or left hook, while being to afraid to throw any body shots or uppercuts.  The only thing that we didn't plan on was Bryant Jennings' chin.  he absorbed Klitschko's bombs well, and even moved his hands occasionally to stela rounds, when Big Wlad was resting.  Not exactly the return to our shores that we were hoping for, when it comes to the legit heavyweight champion of the world.

Deontay Wilder, on the other hand, has already fought twice in 2015.  The 2008 bronze medalist went the distance in a wide decision win over Bermane Stiverne to capture the belt.  he then defeated lightly regarded Eric Molina by 9th round KO, after dropping him 4 times, and surviving a hard couple of shots in round 3.  These things may be essential for his development, but if he wanted US fans to take notice of his chances against the elite... he should have stopped Stiverne late, and Molina early.  

Now, while we find Wilder fights a bit more interesting, we are not exactly excited by his chances with Klitschko or even Povetkin, who he must face.  Haymon can steer him away from most threats, and is already pulling out all the stops to delay the Povetkin fight, but eventually that will have to take place.  Haymon has a modus operandi with unbeaten fighters, in that he rarely risks them.  Therefore, whether he believes in Wilder or not, the big Alabaman will be moved as if he is a piece of fine china, not a big, scary heavyweight bomber.  

Tyson Fury has improved his skills impressively, but at his core, he is a glassed-jawed bum.  Klitschko will likely expose him in either a boring grab fest, or a brutal KO.  If Fury looks anything less than pathetic, however, Wilder may make big money taking him on.  Other than that, Povetkin, who has been scoring big KOs lately, and seems to be coming into his own, may put a quick end to our nations flirtation with heavyweight importance.  Either way, at least Wilder finds it hard to bore us.  That is always good news.

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Jim Quiocho RIP

Jim Quiocho RIP

Jim Quiocho was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1927. He begin his boxing career at the age of 17 and from 1945-46 was ranked as a top amateur in the state.  Jim also enrolled in the Air force in 1947 and was a boxing champ for the Air force Team in...

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GGG POSSIBILITIES, Part 2

GGG POSSIBILITIES, Part 2

GGG has been number one for at least 2 years, and now Cotto has hinted that he will give up the WBC belt if they try to force the GGG fight.  This is likely because Cotto sees dollar signs with Canelo, as well as an opponent he actually has a ch...

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GGG POSSIBILITIES, Part 1

GGG POSSIBILITIES, Part 1

We are looking at yet another division where the linear championship is cheapened by the 1 contender not getting a shot at the linear champ.  GGG has been number one for at least 2 years, and now Cotto has hinted that he will give up the WBC bel...

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LOSE THE JUNIOR

LOSE THE JUNIOR

It seems like not very long ago that fathers were discouraged from being the primary voice in their son's corner.  I became an avid fight fan in the mid 1980s, and it seemed like every father-son team had to explain itself.  It may be ok fo...

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