Sat, 2016-11-12 18:30
I think this fight is great. Vasyl Lomackenko is in the top 10 boxers in the world in my opinion, he's a an absolutely sensational fighter, I've never seen an amateur record like his, 396-1, now that, is virtually perfect, it isn't a golden record, it's a platinum record, like Top Rank have said in the past, his footwork is incredible, possibly the best footwork I've ever seen, and people have no idea how useful a tool footwork is in this sport, it's a great attribute, footwork isn't his only dynamite attribute, as he showed against Martinez, he can punch, the way he set up that knock out (forget, 'found the stoppage', that, was a knockout!!), the way he timed that shot, and of course the power on it, it was the perfect knock out, and it made everyone take Lomackenko a lot more seriously, I was so impressed by that performance, as I think everyone was, and Roman Martinez, is a genuine world class opponent, easily world class, not the sort of guy who one can beat easily. Lomackenko seems to be growing in confidence fight by fight, and improving fight by fight, against Salido, he was defeated, but I think that's just shows that you can have as much successful amateur experience you have, the pros, that's a different game completely, and the only way to prepare for a world title fight, is to gain professional experience, Lomackenko competed for a world title in his second professional fight, I think that's absolutely ridiculous, I also thought Charlie Edwards fighting for a world title against John Riel Casimero in his ninth fight was too soon, and thee fight turned out backs this up, I don't think fighters should be allowed to fight for a world title until they're 15-0, that's my opinion. Nicholas Walters really made a name for himself when he beat Nonito Donaire, he made a massive statement, since then, he's looked decent, we don't know why he drew with Jason Sosa, but he hasn't impressed in the way Lomackenko has. I think because Walters is undefeated, and such a big puncher, the fight is very exciting, he is a risk, a threat, and a dangerous opponent for anyone.
I think Lomackenko will win this fight very comfortably, securing a wide decision, I think he'll out box Walters over 12 rounds, I think it'll be quite one sided, but entertaining, and I think fans will appreciate the phenomenal performance from Vasyl, I think he will use his feet to stay out of range at the top right times, he's a great counter puncher, and there are no issue with his work rate. I think this will be a big turning point in Lomachenko's career, I think it would be great if he was to move up to 135, where there are far more challenges, Arum is keen for Crawford vs Lomackenko, but I don't see that happening for a while if ever, even if Lomackenko stays at 130, I hope he gets more opportunities to prove himself at this level, because he's a very special fighter, and I'm a big fan.
Thu, 2016-11-24 13:31
Underrated fight! Loma may be the favorite, but Walters has the enough tools to complicate things. I still think Loma gets a late TKO, but I wouldn't put my money on it.
Tue, 2017-11-28 20:55
What a fantastic performance Vasyl Lomackenko!
Walters tried, had occasional success, I don't think he won a round, but for the first 3, it looked like he just wasn't the one managing to steal the early rounds, so Lomachenko had that degree of respect for his power, and overall ability, but Walters, really, just outclassed, he couldn't deal with the attributes of Lomachenko, and when he became, mentally, so vulnerable, and discourged, Lomachenko found him an easy target, to make matters worse, Walters hates taking punches, I saw a shade of that when he fought Nonito Donaire. Lomachenko was really under challenged after 5 rounds, and when Walters lost belief in himself, it became sad to watch, Lomachenko was just bullying him, he inflicted some real pain on Walters, and seemed to beat him to the point in which Walters was persuaded to retire himself from the fight. Walters's toughness, grit, when really, really tested, let him down, it is so sad when that happens, because at least when a fighter loses at a high level, and they never give up, they go home, defeated, but knowing they went out on their shield, and they never gave up, people can criticise Walters, but he'll have given himself all the criticism he deserved, and a lot more. People were confused as to why Walters 'quit' when he wasn't taking a physically brutal, brutal beating, he hadn't been dropped, he was physically holding up against the punches, and that is understandable, especially seeing as his corner seemed so against his decision to end the fight, but it is easier to deter a mentally struggling fighter, with a lot of physical pain, a lot of technical dominance, taunts, and all round, clear ring superiority, than it is to deter a boxer who is completely the right place, with an extremely painful, long, gruelling beating, several knockdowns, you can concern a trainer alright, concern many people, but one thing you can't do, is make a boxer, at this level, who is mentally in the right place, decide to stop fighting. You have to respect Nicholas Walters for speaking in that post fight interview, being honest, and facing the wrath of the angry viewers, a lot of fighters, having lost, in front of a crowd which isn't full of angry, disappointed fans, wouldn't have waited for the post fight interview, and spoken with no denial, excuses, or disrespect, the way Walters did. This might have been the best performance of Lomachenko's career so far, he was precise, active, accurate, defensively successful, as he always is. Whether or not Lomachenko is at the top of your list, he has to be recognised as an outstanding boxer.
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