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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Casual Mondays: The stupidest things boxing fanboys said this week (08/20/18)

Casual Mondays: The stupidest things boxing fanboys said this week (08/20/18)

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Publish Date: 08/20/2018
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

A typical weekend full of mismatches is once again in the books. Tyson Fury looked less-than-flattering in his return and it’s hard to read just where he’s at physically. We are getting the Wilder fight, however, so I won’t complain there. I’ll leave that up to Eddie Hearn.

Carl Frampton did the trick in quality fashion, beating up a game Luke Jackson en route to a late stoppage. I loved his work to the body, both with the left and right. That’s precisely what you do when you have a guy who is consistently hard to hit up top. I really hope he retains that focus and runs the gauntlet by facing Josh Warrington, Oscar Valdez, and Leo Santa Cruz. I think he could beat all three and I reckon he would be seen as a greater featherweight than Barry McGuigan after that.

I would add that it was downright silly listening to some on the broadcast team say that was the best Frampton they’ve ever seen. Apparently they missed the first Santa Cruz fight.

“Sugar” Tyson Fury

I do think Fury is pretty well-rounded for a big man. It was nice to see someone of that size assume a number of postures, boxing most of the time, but getting physical on the ropes and laying them downstairs when he felt like it.

He doesn’t employ the John Ruiz jab-and-grab thing much, either, which is a plus.

None of that means he’s anything like Ray Leonard, of course, who would have laid waste to a guy lingering around and doing so little, ala Fury’s foe. Ray was special and had no problem proving so. One win over a faded Wladimir Klitschko doesn’t get you within a whiff of that territory.

Jimmy Barry

I can barely make out the last comment, but the one before it is grade-A hogwash. Edwin Valero is far removed from this discussion, whether he had a shiny knockout percentage or not. When your best win is Antonio DeMarco, you don’t get to wear those kind of crowns.

No one can say she didn’t man-up.

Afromexicans

“Technically”.

What’s That?

At first I thought these were the picks Floyd Mayweather made on that show awhile back, but they aren’t–well, not quite. It seems some of the names have been switched for a more personalized but still poor touch.

Putting it kindly: No historian I know has Mayweather top-10 or even 20, let alone #1.

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