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Can Zurdo go any further?


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Or is it "farther?" I can never remember. ;-)

 

 

Anyway, we all know who's who at 168. Ramirez is very talented, no doubt, but his power is questionable, and he hangs his head like a dinner invitation.

His win over the very dangerous (if sloppy) Jesse Hart was very impressive, as was his earlier win over Abraham.

- But neither of those guys could be considered anywhere near elite. Ramirez is not a 1-punch killer, and with suspect defense, that's a BAD combination when facing a Groves, Smith, or (God help him) Benavidez.

 

Still, Mexican fans are badly in need of a real hero, and if they get one, it's great for the sport as a whole.

 

 

Whaddaya' think? Has Zurdo's march to the top reached it's summit, or can he somehow reach thinner air?

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Well, he's got the height, which few in the division possess...apart from Hart whom you mentioned and Mundo Smith. Few top fighters anyway. But if his chin is suspect, that won't help too much. I don't know, have yet to see more of him to judge.

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The odd thing is that Ramirez doesn't really USE his height. He's always leaning forward.

 

He and Joseph Parker both desperately need new trainers, IMO.

 

I guess so. I thought Parker looked shorter than he should against Joshua...you think he too leans forward too much?

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I guess so. I thought Parker looked shorter than he should against Joshua...you think he too leans forward too much?

 

Good question. I never really thought about it much with him. My big complaints are that Parker has literally one way of attacking, and almost no defensive movement at all. Ugonoh's D is only slightly better, and that's just because he's naturally an incredible athlete.

 

 

But yeah, you may be right. Parker's 76" reach is far from long, but more than Mike tyson had. There's no need for him to drive forward the way he does while throwing the kitchen sink. He should use his legs more, in and out. - But Kevin barry evidently doesn't realize that's a valid way to fight. :noidea:

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Good question. I never really thought about it much with him. My big complaints are that Parker has literally one way of attacking, and almost no defensive movement at all. Ugonoh's D is only slightly better, and that's just because he's naturally an incredible athlete.

 

 

But yeah, you may be right. Parker's 76" reach is far from long, but more than Mike tyson had. There's no need for him to drive forward the way he does while throwing the kitchen sink. He should use his legs more, in and out. - But Kevin barry evidently doesn't realize that's a valid way to fight. :noidea:

 

I don't know, I just thought Parker looked too small compared to Joshua, for a 6'4 guy who is not skinny or anything...but he sure made him work with his movement and speed and tricky style.

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--- Parker fights in a semicrouch and has excellent defensive movement with a good offensive attack.

 

josh looks taller because he's absorbed the Ks big man style. Has nothing to do with Zurdo. He's tall and skinny with average power but seems a decent boxer. Who's left in his division? Boxing really thins out at the top these days.

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