July 25th’s Random Boxing Rants

Whatever happened to Anthony Peterson & Romeo Romaeo?

Bradley Saunders came out of hiding a few weeks back though.

 

175lb. prospect Anthony Yarde is getting the big push from BT and Frank Warren lately, with many UK journalists already opining that he’s on the verge of world level.

I’m not sold on him.

He hasn’t taken a punch, had just a dozen amateur fights and I could see from a mile off that his last padded record opponent (in Yarde’s first main event slot) would fall over in a round.

Also, I wonder, given his comic book physique & background as a sprinter, if he’s being properly drug tested. That said, he does excite and can certainly punch.

Anyway, a BBBofC-ordered bout with Hosea Burton would tell us a lot if it happens.

 

I still doubt Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury will take place.

 

Very interested to see how Cork Cuban Mike Perez will fare at cruiserweight against Mairis Breidis.

 

Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo was recently confirmed to be for all the belts at 140, making it a rarity in the post-WBO era of four widely-recognized titles.

Following on from the two Bernard Hopkins-Jermain Taylor bouts in 2005, this will be just the third undisputed championship fight in this era of titles more fractured than ever before.

2 thoughts on “July 25th’s Random Boxing Rants

  1. Keen myself to find out how Perez will do. He looked amazingly fit in his comeback this summer. I watched some IFL TV and Hatman videos at the time which discussed his long painful return from the misery of the post-Abdusalamov years.

    Crawford made Indongo look terrible, though to be fair Indongo also made Indongo look terrible with those big looping bombs — perfect entry points for the vicious counterpuncher. I’m not sure Crawford can just take over 147, but I’m very excited to see what he does.

    Not sure I understand anything to do with the Fury clan, neither Hughie’s on-again off-again fight plans nor Tyson’s weird comeback twilight in which he seems only to look more gargantuan and conflicted. It’s complicated, apparently. I do enjoy those interviews with Peter Fury, as much for his boxing acumen as the air of menace when he smiles. Would make a good Bond villain.

    • Same here, but I don’t particularly fancy his chances against a good cruiser like Breidis. Shocking stories of him downing vodka pre-Povetkin etc.

      Crawford was remarkable yet again. It’s time for 147 as unfortunately a Garcia fight won’t happen due to the promotional divide. Indongo looked a good technical boxer against Burns, but was lost last weekend.

      Peter was a hardened, big time drug kingpin in his youth. The hard time shows, but he’s the only Fury member who consistently comes off as intelligent too.

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