Originally posted by ninerdemonsjotoplasm:
Pretty good day of boxing on Saturday. Even with the Mitchell/Banks letdown (both pretty much lost out on any chance of a Klistcho bout with that snorefest), the Bika-Periban fight made up for it (not a boxing match, just two guys punching each other out in the back alley of a bar, very entertaining) and the Broner-Malinaggi bout was exciting throughout.
Been into a few heated discussions about the outcome, I thought Broner should've been unanimous 117-111. Yes, Paulie was "busy" with volume punching, but where was he landing? To me, it looked like he threw 50 punches a round, but only landed like 8, unless boxing now counts hitting the arms as landing a punch, then he was 45/50. Paulie seemed reckless and it definitely screwed him over later in the fight, since he looked exhausted from Round 6 on. Yes, I know Broner wasn't throwing punches at a high level, but why did he need to? Every punch he threw seemed to land, and Every punch showed to affect Paulie.
Sure, Broner didn't KO him, but there were a few rounds that if Broner had started throwing punches w/45 seconds left instead of 40 seconds that Paulie was about to fall over. Definitely thought Broner was classless, but the thing is, did anyone expect anything less? I mean ANYONE? Been a shyt talking series, I loved the trash talking during the fight, and the end just culminated what was shown between each fighter throughout.
I would actually prefer Broner going down to 140lbs to take advantage of his power, seeing that he's only 5'5. Here's my list on who I'd like to see him fight next:
1. Amir Khan: Great matchup for Broner. Big name in Khan, very similar to Malinaggi in style (fast w/no power), and has shown a weaker jaw. Would be an easy sell.
2. Marcos Maidana: Very risky, but could be very exciting. Broner definitely has never faced a guy this powerful, but would like to see if Broner listens to PBF's suggestions on footwork from last night and works the counter game. If he couldn't KO Paulie, there's NO way he'd be able to KO Maidana.
3. Andre Berto: Won't happen with the Top Rank/GB crap, but the styles would make for a pretty sweet matchup.
Can't wait for GGG vs Macklin!!!
Broner has no choice but to fight top tier opponents now that he's the WBS..err..WBA champ.I don't see Broner being dominant at welter hiding behind that shoulder roll at
Canelo , Josesito, Pac, Golvokin, Maidana, Garcia, Mattyese, JMM, Ortiz,Rios....all those fools are in range to shoot at any ''big '' name at welter.147 is a huge jump.
I like Khan vs Broner. Khan looks like he's in some type of daze/slump/downfall. I wouldn't mind seeing him give it one last hurrah.
Syber is right . That Mitchell fight was the worst fight I've ever seen. No wonder U.S. Heavyweights are in low demand; they have no stamina, and waste valuable time and money.