Well, Inoue blew Payano away, didn’t he? The match looked interesting until that missile of a right hand landed behind that laser-like jab. Inoue is the only pound-for-pound looking talent in the WBSS tournament, which means he should come out on top.
Few talked about the Relikh-Troyanovsky bout which preceded it. It wasn’t a great fight by any stretch, but it was close and the older guy closed strong. The right guy got the decision, however.
I would love if the WBSS became a regular thing in boxing, across all divisions. Here is a case for it, which was published today. It’s penned by Kurt Emhoff.
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You might want to file this under ‘Things I never said’.
You can nitpick anyone’s resume. The fact remains that he’s the world’s best heavyweight and has beaten a slew of top-10-ranked guys.
Most of us could spend a few seconds thinking about it. Joshua has more to do to enter the conversation, period.
Bellew couldn’t walkover Mateusz Masternak.
Fair point about Alvarez, but calling cruiserweight a joke while ignoring heavyweight, strawweight, and super-middleweight is targeted bias.