Monday, February 25, 2008

Grading Klitschko-Ibragimov

Grading Klitschko-Ibragimov? Who the hell am I kidding? They get an F! Grade them on what? That wasn't a fight! I mean they weren't pushed to gauge anything. Tell me the truth, you fell asleep after the six round didn't you? That's good, I hope you slept through Kellerman hyping Klitshcko's jab putting it in the same league as Holmes and Lewis. Mad Max better lay off those espressos or whatever the fuck he drinks to get so amped before the fights. The dude blurts out some what the hell are you thinking bullshit sometimes.

So we had a fight that Wlad dominated with one hand, his jab. Wlad does have a good jab. It's good but not yet that great. EVERYONE was wondering why the hell wasn't he wasn't dropping the so called steal hammer he possesses? Wlad is WAY too safety first. He does not like to engage. Sure he has potential BIG money fights ahead but damn! He could've stopped Sultain if he wanted to.

Sultain couldn't work his way inside as he planned. Klitshko continually knocked Sultain's jab down while keeping him at bay with his. Sultain had no plan b, no way of adjusting. He started to loose his cool lunging in throwing wild hay maker punches. He looked pretty amateurish in there as his frustration grew.

That was basically the fight. Sultain had no way how getting past Wlad's jab to lay hands on him and Wlad chose the path of least resistance by staying on the outside punishing Sultain with crisp jabs and occasional hard right hands. Yup, that's it. Fucking BORING! It's fights like these that make you actual miss the demented but call it like it is Larry Merchant. We would have had more entertainment listening to Larry whine about the fight!

So if anything was to be graded I think it was the corner work.

Klitschko's A

Manny was pleased with everything but Wlad's aggression to go in for the kill. It was there for his taking, but he chose not to go for it. Wlad came in prepared, fit, ripped and used his height and tools to the fullest. Just not his heart and balls. Without them he will never reach the next level. Manny knows this.

Ibragimov's F

I like Jeff Mayweather. He's the quietest/classiest Mayweather. I know, I know, who the hell would've thought there could be after listening to the constant loony tunes of Floyd and Roger.

Jeff gets an F as his body language said it all in the corner. He had NO answer. No way of getting Sultain sparked and back in the fight. No nothing. He was quiet several times in the corner. There just was no answer or insight for Sultain. So it was round after round of the same. Makes you wonder on who the hell they brought in for sparring Sultain? It sure didn't look like Sultain had good sparring with tall ranging fighters. Makes you wonder if Jeff will be back with Sultain for his next fight? Who knows, all I know is I hope Klitschko vs. WBA heavyweight champ Ruslan Chagaev isn't made next cause we could be seeing the same scenario again!

The real big men will be fighting this weekend. Oooooh yes! Varquez-Marquez III is this Saturday night! The super bantamweights are proving to be the true big men of the sport. Watch Saturday night to see for yourself.

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