Sun, 2021-05-30 04:49
Haney is a bum, technically good in some aspects (especially his jab) but his defense is too bad and he has no power, he won't win at a world level versus top guys fighting the way he does. The way he ended the fight was embarrassing, I can't see any legitimate star projection he's been given by some.
Sun, 2021-05-30 06:12
I wasn't impressed either, his best years are ahead of him, it will be interesting to see how much he can improve, but at 135, it's hard to put him in the top 3, I definitely think Lomachenko would beat him, I'd give Campbell a good shot even now. Haney's lack of power definitely showed, it's one thing not to have top level power, and if that's the case, fighters can do a lot of damage if they can maximize the power they have, but when you have that low a level of power, you can't stand in the pocket against a puncher who's defending well and landing clean shots in exchanges. I think Haney can be a good fighter, can be a world champion and give great fighters some problems, but I don't think he'll be a great fighter.
Sun, 2021-05-30 06:29
I think he can have success versus certain types of fighters but the top-level guys like Lomachenko and Lopez have too much versatility, Haney wouldn't be able to consistently keep it on the outside at a lower output as he'd want. As we know Linares has been worn down, KOd, knocked down, and cut a number of times, including at lower weights, but it was Linares who finished the fight stronger. Who would you want to see Haney against next? I've seen talks about him versus Lopez but I don't know how realistic that is, I think Haney would win some rounds but he would lose clearly to Lopez and is at risk of being KOd.
By the way, I would recommend watching the Showtime card, the Matias vs. Jukembayev and Oubaali vs. Donaire fights were good watches, but I don't think you've seen them so I won't spoil them for you.
Sun, 2021-05-30 14:51
That surprised me, and I think the reason is Haney's poor tactics, especially his pacing, trying to hit harder than he can, not making Linares react, and just doing a lot of work himself, not using his jab enough, and I thought he was tiring after 8 rounds, I think in round 11, he was still hurt, but in round 12, it was just fatuige. I wouldn't mind seeing him fight Garcia when his mental health issues are under control, and the winner of Diaz vs Fortuna is a good fight. I definitely think Lopez would knock him out, I agree Haney would win some rounds, I could see him winning the early rounds, but Lopez wouldn't be frustrated by his speed, wouldn't fall for his feints, and because of how controlled he is and his educated pressure, Haney would take very little out of him and a lot out of himself, Lopez would have to be patient because of Haney's reactions, but Lopez could let him tire himself mentally as well as physically, wouldn't need to be as reactive himself, and Lopez hits even harder, is a better counter puncher than Linares.
I will when I find them, thanks. Also, did you get my post on your Ramirez vs Taylor card? Obviously you don't have to respond but I just wondered if you missed it.
Thu, 2021-06-03 14:46
I saw a clip of Porter saying Haney's corner wasn't giving him good advice, that after he got hurt he seemed physically recovered but not mentally. Porter would know himself but I think it's tricky with these father son teams, it's hard to let the reins go when the father can't provide the advancement the son needs. I can't say this for certain but I've seen elsewhere that Garcia was exaggerating, that he didn't like the date/opponent and he went on vacation during that time. Now that Fortuna is booked he's looking for other opponents, but I can't say that for sure. I think that's a major problem for Haney versus Lopez, Lopez would limit Haney's offense with the threat of counters, similar to the Lomachenko fight. Lomachenko wasn't able to jab like Haney could because of their size difference, but Lomachenko is far more experienced and is able to turn up the pace as the fight goes, I don't see Haney as a guy who can go through the gears like that as the fight goes on, especially after Linares. I think the fight is more likely now because Haney looked underwhelming which is good, it's still a fight people want to see for obvious reasons.
I just saw it and responded, I will put in my PCOM predictions soon.
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