Sunday, 7 December 2008

Froch, Khan, Maccarinelli win, Harrison...

With no footie for my nominated teams other than Wigan, who lost to Arsenal due to the weather, the focus tonight is pugilism aka boxing.
Best fight of the evening was the Carl Froch vs Jean Pascal WBC Super-Middleweight bout. This was a classic fight with both fighter throwing bombs and haymakers from start to finish and you will see footage on the classic fight sites forever. Seriously, I can't think of a better fight at super middleweight. Froch eventually came out on top, the judges made it by 8,6 and 4 rounds. I made it closer but then I just watch lol and frankly the 2-7 odds for Froch seemed a travesty for this Canadian who really went for it and no doubt in the future in my eyes, will feature in a return bout between these two, perhaps to unify the title?
Elsewhere, for the brits, it was a good night. Amir Khan regained his winning form against Oisin Fagan with a second round stoppage having completely overpowered his opponent with skill, speed and strength. Something tells me Fagan was a well chosen oppnent?
Enzo Maccarinelli got back to wimming ways after his stunning loss to David Haye in a hurriedly arranged heavyweight bout with Matthew Ellis with a second round knockout. A good win which will give him confidence if his proposed WBO Cruiserweight title fight comes to fruition.
Audley Harrison...what can I say? I saw him win at the Olympics and thought I had seen the perfect heavyweight, poise, power, mobility, will to win. It seems that when Audley gets hit....he stops fighting rather like the school bully who Knows he's bigger and better than you but when you challenge him he backs down. He lost tonight by a single point to Martin Rogan and the above scenario applies. One of the most disappointing "British Hopes" ever.....

Be Well and Prosper,

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