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Weekend Boxing

Devon Alexander vs. Andreas Kotelnik should be a showcase for Alexander, not because Kotelnik isn’t good but because Alexander is great. In two years he’ll be a top P4P guy in all likelihood, if he can gets the fights he needs to prove it.

The fight which interests me more is Glen Johnson vs. Tavoris Cloud. Cloud is the favorite on paper, but something about this matchup says serious upset potential to me. Cloud is young and strong, but he’s also too much in love with being young and strong- he allows himself to be hit more than he ever should be, and he tends to load up on punches and swing away more than boxing to a coherent gameplan. He seems to think he can muscle his way through and impose his size and strength on everyone, and guys like that tend to do very well until they run into someone they can’t do that against. Maybe Glen Johnson is far enough gone that he’s not one of them anymore, but a prime or near-prime Johnson would have taken Cloud apart by outworking him inside, going to the body and dominating the later rounds. I have a real suspicion that even the older one is going to be able to badly frustrate Cloud by giving him angles and stepping out to the side forcing him to reach, and I could easily see him taking a hard-fought 8-4 or 7-5 kind of decision. If nothing else it should be a very fun fight.


August 6, 2010 - Posted by | Boxing

1 Comment »

  1. I’ll take Alexander by 10th round stoppage and I kind of agree with you, Johnson by close decision in a good fight.

    Comment by Tony M | August 6, 2010 | Reply

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