Fri, 2020-08-21 06:58
I apologise, I deleted Martinez's comeback fight because I accidentally added 2, but I didn't realise you posted a comment until after I'd deleted it, my mistake
Fri, 2020-08-21 07:02
It’s ok. I just hope Sergio is ok and doesn’t get seriously hurt. He should not be making this comeback.
Fri, 2020-08-21 07:08
Couldn't agree more, the only fighters who should be allowed to fight in their mid fourties are heavyweights who haven't taken much damage, and even then, 45 should be the limit in my opinion.
Fri, 2020-08-21 07:16
What about B-Hop? He was winning titles all the way to his late 40’s at light heavy. I think that if a boxer wants to make a comeback in their 40’s, go right ahead... if you can still compete on the same level as before. Sergio did not look good in his last two fights. In all likelihood, he fucks up his knee again tonight and as a result he will be fucked up. Some people just don’t know how to quit. They’re too stubborn. Sergio is one of those fighters.
Fri, 2020-08-21 07:28
Doesn't mean he should have been, his speech is slurring now, he definitely went on too long. I don't agree if they are in their fourties, but I know it's different for different fighters. Fighters shouldn't be allowed to fight, I think it's a big ask to expect fighters to know when to retire, they shouldn't be allowed to fight. Martinez has probably had physical therapy, the knee has probably been ok in the gym, but in the ring, it's different, and the chances of injury are high, but his opponent might be enough of a drop down in levels that he has a chance.
Fri, 2020-08-21 09:14
I suppose you're right about B-Hop paying for how long his career went, but there are other examples of boxers who fought into their 40's without a hitch. Its just not all that common I suppose. Also, the more I think about it, the more I realize that Chavez Jr. basically ended Sergio's career. The Martinez fight is best win of Chavez's career and it isnt even a win lmao, it was a lopsided loss.
Fri, 2020-08-21 10:57
Well James Toney's speech is also slurring, I can't say I've noticed any bad signs for Roy Jones, but just because not every fighter who does it has apparent health problems, doesn't mean it should be allowed. I don't know about that, he gave Martinez a beating for 1 round, but 1 round only, certainly put a fair few miles on him, but Martinez was old regardless, Cotto wasn't shot when he beat him, and Martinez took a lot of punishment in that fight, dropped 3 times in round 1, it was a very one sided fight.
Fri, 2020-08-21 11:37
The Old Mongoose Archie Moore held the light heavyweight belt until he was 46 and was sharp as a tac until the end. Also Duran kept fighting well past his glory year. He retired in 2001! He seems to be doing well too. So there are exceptions. When I said Chavez basically ended his career, I was referring to the fact that when he went down, he injured his knee really bad. That knee injury was the beginning of the end for him. That injury came back to haunt him in his last two fights. The Cotto fight showed that he was through. His legs couldnt hold him up anymore. I guess what I'm trying to say is Chavez lost the fight but in turn he also probably shortened Martinez's career by a few years.
Fri, 2020-08-21 13:49
Archie Moore lived to 81, so you have a point there, but Duran went on far too long, no doubt, he should have retired in the early 90s in my opinion, he lost to several fighters he was better than, I don't know about his health, but what was the real purpose, aside from money, of his career after the last Leonard fight? I'm not denying there are exceptions, there are exceptions when it comes to kids under 16-17 being ready to learn to drive, but as a general policy, there should be an age limit, maybe starting with a limit on how many rounds a fighter can do at a certain age, it's worth noting that Judah and Stevenson were both hospitalised after being stopped in round 11. I know it was a factor against Murray, and he was fortunate to get the win there, but against Cotto, I don't think it was down to one injury, I think he was shot in that fight. Quite possible, but he has nothing to show for it, he lost by a landslide, not because he isn't talented, but because he isn't diciplined.
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