Monday, November 24, 2008

Adding and Not Taking Away. Floyd Sr. Knows What He's Doing.

I gotta give Floyd Sr. his props. Ricky looked a lot better last weekend with his improved head movement, lead right hand and right upper cut inside.

This was much needed improvement and with only seven weeks to prepare Floyd Sr. had Ricky ready for what really was a make or break fight. With his improved style Ricky has added at least another good year maybe two to his boxing life.

I was hoping not to see Ricky rolling his left shoulder and twisting to much with his torso to try and evade shots. It was kinda of a surprise to see Ricky still smother his opponents with his blitzkrieg style while banging away at anything he could. Many thought Ricky would perhaps take a more cautious route with Floyd. That wasn't the case as the much needed head movement along with his aggressive style was still present.

Floyd Sr. is smarter than I thought. He's adding the obvious to Ricky while making sure not to take away his trade mark style that he's famous for. The damage has already been done though due to Ricky's horrible lifestyle. That's another story in itself.

Floyd Sr. was hired because team Hatton wants to preserve what little ring life they have. From the looks of it and with more time to work together it looks like that goal will be accomplished.

I just hope with the added time we don't see Ricky trying to do what Oscar did working with Floyd. That's emulate the style that made his son Floyd Jr. great. That's not going to happen with Ricky.

All Floyd has to keep doing is add while not taking away and he'll be making more big money along with Ricky.

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