Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by TomBish » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 03:56:25


So far the kid just looks too good to be true, he's got speed, power,
accuracy, dexterity, head movement and inteligence but is it an
illusion?

We all want another Michael Jordan, another Jim Brown another Sugar
Ray Robinson, but we are all cynics, we all refuse to believe that
there will ever be another great fighter, no more Durans, Robinsons,
Alis or Leonard.

Let's face it, even with superprospects with flashy obvious talents
like DLH, Mosely or Mayweather we all said at one time or another that
they were overrated and too much hype, and for sure any of us who saw
Trinidad's first 10, 15 fights never would have believed he could have
achieved all that he has up to now.

The Trinidads and Mosleys are here today and by the time they are done
and we can look back in retrospect we will be happy to have lived in
their era but we will keep on discarding any young hopefulls like we
discarded Tito when we first saw him, many times greatness cannot be
seen at a distance.

But eventually some great superstar will emerge, but will it be
Francisco Bojado, I think deep down we all protect our greats and we
spit on any suggestion that some young kid could ever match them but
is there a better potential young great than Bojado right now?

I think we all want to doubt him and as soon as he faces some
adversity we will all run to say "I told you so".
He's won them all so far, he's KOed everyone so far, he's hasn't been
knocked down, he hasn't been hurt, he has switched from righty to
lefty, it just looks too good to be true.

Once DLH got dropped by Valenzuella and Campanella we all gloated that
we had cynically predicted that he wasn't all he was cracked up to be.
Bullshit.

Once Mosley had tough times with Louis Madrid or Oscar Lopez we all
cherished having been the ones who said the young stud wasn't all that
great to begin with. More bullshit.

As soon as Bojado is extended the distance everyone will come out to
bury him for sure.

Main Events has told me to expect a drastic step up in opposition for
Bojado sometime in Novmeber or December, when asked if that meant
Billy Irwin or Israel Cardonna or somebody else, they didn't clarify
any further.

Could Bojado truly be the next great thing yet we refused to even
entertain contemplating such a possibility? Or is he just flashy hype?

Opinions please.

Tom Bishop

 
 
 

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by The Sanity Cruze » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 04:10:36


Quote:
> Could Bojado truly be the next great thing yet we refused to even
> entertain contemplating such a possibility? Or is he just flashy hype?

Bojado is what he is and will be what he'll be.  I can wait to see what he
achieves in the ring before I care to say what "he'll be".  I get tired of
fans jumping on fighters' bandwagons after every big win or coming-out
party.  I think it's a waste of time to play the guessing game, the one
which, seemingly 90% of the time, fails to produce anything close to the
high projections of many.  YMMV and likely does.

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Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by pabl » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 04:31:27



Quote:

> Bojado is what he is and will be what he'll be.  I can wait to see what he
> achieves in the ring before I care to say what "he'll be".  I get tired of
> fans jumping on fighters' bandwagons after every big win or coming-out
> party.  I think it's a waste of time to play the guessing game, the one
> which, seemingly 90% of the time, fails to produce anything close to the
> high projections of many.  YMMV and likely does.

Amen.

Greatness in the ring is not about unseen potential, it is about proven
accomplishment.

Doubting fighters is the natural, and also healthy, thing to do. If boxing
afficionados are sceptical cynics - then boxers have to truly prove their
qualities. If the boxing public consists of gullible fools that bestow
greatness upon every figher some cable network expertly markets, then hey,
those boxers have nothing to prove, and they'll invariably underachieve.
Let's keep names out of this. :-)

Boxing strives when afficonados are cynics. It dies when they're suckers for
marketing hype.

Bojado is going through the usual motions. He is knocking out the usual guys
a good prospect is supposed to knock out. There's little point in talking
greatness yet. Many things can happen.

...pablo

 
 
 

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by Vizca » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 06:16:39

Bojado is showing that he has the goods to be great. If he will be
great will be determined by how he handles his growing popularity. If
Bojado can stick to his passion(Boxing), and doesnt get caught up in
the media circus, then he will be a great fighter in my eyes. Bojado
at this point seems strong, and time will tell if he can handle the
rotten apples and temptaions that come from being in this sport I
love.

Vizcaya
http://ridecaptain.com

 
 
 

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by YoBro5 » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 22:25:36

Quote:
>He's won them all so far, he's KOed everyone so far, he's hasn't been
>knocked down, he hasn't been hurt, he has switched from righty to
>lefty, it just looks too good to be true.

Wich one of his opponents threw back?
 
 
 

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by Melanie Le » Mon, 10 Sep 2001 01:21:28


Quote:
>>He's won them all so far, he's KOed everyone so far, he's hasn't been
>>knocked down, he hasn't been hurt, he has switched from righty to
>>lefty, it just looks too good to be true.

>Wich one of his opponents threw back?

        The one who beat him in the Olympics............

Mel

Amateur Boxing News at
www.amateurboxing.com

 
 
 

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by NetRic » Mon, 10 Sep 2001 03:19:34

Could Bojado truly be the next great thing yet we refused to even
entertain contemplating such a possibility? Or is he just flashy hype?

He truely seems to be gifted. And who knows he might be the best ever(who
knows?!). But I think is only fair to enjoy he's performances, and what will be
will be. Rather than get dumbfounded. I wish Bojado the best and I look foward
to seeing more of him.

Dan

 
 
 

Panchito Bojado, deserving Hype or impending backlash?

Post by Ulrich Mayrin » Mon, 10 Sep 2001 05:35:49

Quote:

> Bojado is going through the usual motions. He is knocking out the usual guys
> a good prospect is supposed to knock out. There's little point in talking
> greatness yet. Many things can happen.

Absolutely. Let's wait and see.

Although, being the selfish person I am, I must say that I am undefeated
in predicting greatness on this group. I was one of the first posting
about Wladimir Klitschko here and got laughed out of the group at first.
While it's still not entirely clear what Wlad is made of, it really does
look like I can claim the win now, taking my record for predicting
greatness on RSB to 1-0-0 ;-)

Mark my second prediction for greatness, which I have made here about a
year ago: Jrgen Br?hmer, currently at super middleweight. I am
notoriously bad at predicting single bouts, so I decided to concentrate
on long run strategies :)

Ulrich

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Ulrich Mayring