By: Anthony Whitby
Ladies and Gentleman let us begin by saying this: Let’s just jump into some sporadic notes form the Khan Peterson fight. No order nor rhyme or reason applies just quick shots to the dome my friends. Let’s go.
I like Seth Mitchell and pay little mind to the late start of his career but I am not going to jump on the hype train just yet and still say he needs to build solid creditable wins here in the states here first off and on Saturday night he looked to work towards just that.
By the way in fantasy matchup dreams, Seth Mitchel vs. Amir Mansour (I Say fantasy because I think it’s highly unlikely to ever happen)
Round one of Khan vs. Peterson felt more like a five minute round. Amir Khans ability to bum rush and intimidate with movement alone was prevalent. In my view it shook Lamont and thought the Beltway fighter was going to be in trouble. Then in Round three Peterson found the body and felt more relaxed and confident in his own defensive abilities.
Man when Khan gets on his 10speed he heads for the mountains that’s for sure.
I would love to see Victor Ortiz vs. Amir Khan at 147lbs. Call me crazy but honestly think it would be a huge fight.
Rounds six Khan began to silence much of Petersons work by jabbing efficiently.
The Body Shots Peterson was attacking with made Kahn run and was a telling sign in my book that uppercuts and good body shots is the blueprint on “How to beat Amir Khan”
Am I crazy to think that Freddy Roach fighters are more receptive to eating uppercuts?
I stand alone enjoying the refs work in the fight. I am serious there was no injustice on Saturday night.
It’s not often me and Harold Lederman share the identical sore card. 113-112 for Khan
So David Haye is they guy who wears his sunglasses at night (yeah)
Hey I am content with the controversy yes probably because I was rooting for Peterson maybe its karma for the Maidana fight? Maybe it’s karma for this fight and not so much on the pushing off but more so on the pushing the head down and at the same time fighting backwards any time trouble arose.
Honestly you may believe my biasness is unjust but in the most simplistic way I will state something that could lead into a whole article but if you are angry with Peterson winning a tough gritty and gully fight against an elite fighter, I believe you’re mistaken. Lamont and has earned his stripes while other champions are handle belts because of freckles, last names, or managers that sway the sport. Peteron is a rougue fighter and is very much entitle to share ranks of being called a champion.
Is it fair to say that weather you believe Peterson won or not that he is more of title winner than let’s say Adrian Broner when he beat who again (thought so, that my friends is check mate)?
And just so we are clear I loved the press guy in the ring wearing the “press hat” after the fight.
Khan kept saying he was a much cleaner fighter. Cleaner? Really? Or Sprinter?
I will probably never say this again but Kellermans ending statements were 1000% dead on.
Why did Larry Merchant’s closing statements feel or sound like they were closing statement’s after a fifth of vodka?
In my closing on this topic I will say anyone who wants to claim Lamont was handed a strap I argue the guy fought 12 rounds just as hard as he has fought his whole life, he has a track record that speak deservingly of a title tenfold over other so called champions so I commend his performace and hope he gets as many title bout paychecks he can get.
And if Khan wants a rematch have the sore loser fight Marcos Maidana first, ‘nuff said let’s move on.
I wasn’t able to watch the Segura vs. Viloria fight but will say respect goes to the Hawaiian Punch for doing something had no clue he could do and that is beat Segura. Word is Giovanni is in the hospital with a broken orbital bone. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for the kid and congratulate a big win for Brian Viloria.
Arizona Boxing Beat:
First off big ups to Fanbase Promotion sending out a press release on Jesus Ernesto Gonzalez stating the case for El Martillo and how much he wants a fight with the mainstay fighters at 168lbs. it was nice to see some vigor that is merited for the Phoenician super middleweight.
Also last week Alexis Santiago was sparring with none other than the Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire. Also at this time it seems Nonito has picked Beaver up as sparring partner prepping the bay area fighter for a fight against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.
And finally local boxing protégé Jose Benavidez Jr. is slated to return to a fight in the valley ticket info here Tickets to “RUMBLE AT THE RIVER III: THE FUTURE” are on sale now. The entire floor seating is $50.00 and balcony seating is only $35.00 www.wingilariver.com or call 1-800-WIN-GILA to get your tickets also on the fight card is Juanito Gonzalez light middle weight prospect.
Hey some were asking what happen to last week’s edition and or the P”N”B first annual greatest hits edition and truth is: file corruption of documents is a mean beast and recovery is not my forte.
Some good news is a I am working hard on P”N”B radio so be assured that we are only moving forward my friends.
That’s it people its finals week and many deadlines for myself you can reach me here