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  • Reply to: Joel Casamayor vs. Michael Katsidis   1 day 9 hours ago

    Great fight, Katsidis was caught cold at the start of the fight, was hurt by the second knock down, that allowed Casamayor to get into a rhythm of moving and throwing at long range, Katsidis recovered well, cut off the ring well, but the difference in foot speed was important, the momentum swung in Katsidis's favour when he was able to close the gap and attack the body, it slowed down Casamayor's movement, and once Casamayor was in range, he wasn't anywhere near as hard to hit, Katsidis hurt him bad, but he did have the skill or experience to keep him under consistent pressure, and when Casamayor was able to recover and go back to moving around the ring. Katsidis was a sitting duck for the left hand throughout, he struggled with Casamayor's stance, he wasn't prepared for the shot, was often at angle where he couldn't see it coming, and in round 10, he walked into a double impact left hand.

  • Reply to: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   2 days 22 min ago

    R12- Postol manages to land a right hand instantly, and draws Crawford into a wild brawl a minute in. This sequence is entertaining, albiet a bit sloppy, with both having some success. As expected, the timing of Crawford and good head movement in between allows him to edge it. Upon having Postol chase him again, Crawford sticks his tongue out at Postol again before turning the tide, walking him down whilst saying “Come on!”. The check hook is still proving to be a good weapon for Crawford, who is also picking off some clean left hands. We see him heavily taunting the outclassed, mentally and literally defeated Postol heavily towards the end, which causes Postol to show some clearly discouraged body language. Great closing round to what was a brilliant performance by Crawford. Bud was in his bag the whole night, unraveling all the tools he possesses within it. He was able to make a world class fighter look amateur, and this is the second time where he took the #2 guy of the division to school (first being Beltran in his last fight at lightweight). His footwork was on point from start to finish, his counterpunching was sharp, he was defensively efficient, and his versatility offensively was extremely proficient. The fight did go the distance, but Crawford’s power was enough to hurt Postol a good number of times, score two knockdowns, and evidently make Postol hesitant to throw at all. The fact that Crawford has not gone the distance in about seven years is a testament to Postol’s durability, even though Crawford did not seem to go for the kill in this fight. Also, the fact that Postol would go on to give nothing but hell to future unified world champions at the weight in Jose Ramirez and even the latest undisputed champ at the weight, Josh Taylor, adds weight to this win for Crawford. No one to date has been able to dominate Postol like this, not even Gary Antuanne Russell upon giving Postol his first stoppage loss. This win is the first time we saw Crawford as a unified champion, the last time we have seen him to go the distance in approximately seven years, the last time he would lose a round in the division, and a gateway to nothing but greater things.

  • Reply to: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   2 days 23 min ago

    R11- Crawford is making the still tentative Postol pay for committing by countering him with 2-3 hooks at a time to either the head or body. In between, there are times where Crawford will move and keep the jab in Postol’s face, flashing his tongue during. Postol does get in a couple of rights late, but ruins the momentum by rabbit punching Crawford in a clinch, even after being warned not to. Due to this, Postol gets the last thing he needs in the fight- a point deduction. Crawford lands one more chopping left before the bell, and Postol is visibly frustrated going back to his corner. Another dominant round for Crawford by default.

  • Reply to: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   2 days 23 min ago

    R10- Postol comes out with more intent and has limited success eith his jab, but he quickly backs off. This allows Crawford to keep throwing him off with his lateral movement, discourage him from committing, and keep him walking into occasional left hands and right hooks.

  • Reply to: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   2 days 24 min ago

    R9- In the opening moments, Postol increases his output slightly, only for every single shot to be blocked or parried away by Crawford. This causes his output to reduce to a tedious amount. Crawford is still confusing Postol, and has virtually beaten him mentally already. A 1-2 hurts Postol late and has him on retreat mode after, but he manages to survive. Towards the end, Postol lands what compubox credits to he the only punch that he got in.

  • Reply to: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   2 days 24 min ago

    R8- The audience is mislead twice when Postol staggers at the beginning of the round by a hook that misses and cuffs the back of his head, pushing him, and later when he is seemingly rocked by an accidental rabbit punch. The crowd boos, and there seems to be a whole minute-length period where no punch is landed. Nonetheless, Postol is hopelessly pawing with the jab, while Crawford lands his counters at will.

  • Reply to: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   2 days 24 min ago

    R7- Clearly content to box, Crawford is still outpacing, outworking, and outscoring the seemingly lost Postol. The 2’s and 3’s are doing the scoring for Bud, whether one at a time or back to back. Postol is simply unable to close the gap or cut Crawford off.

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