The real key to ODLH vs. FT

The real key to ODLH vs. FT

Post by Jay Wolf » Thu, 16 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>The only question that matters is this:

>Can FT beat ODLH badly enough to get a decision in Las Vegas when it's
obvious
>that the politics and monetary considerations will be totally stacked
against
>him?

>It's going to be tough, not to win, but to get a decision.  He will have to
so
>dominate that a blind man will know.

maybe you can help me. do i file this under "M" for "making excuses for a
tito loss before the fight", or under "R" for "rediculous ***
theory"?
 
 
 

The real key to ODLH vs. FT

Post by The Sanity Cruze » Thu, 16 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>whitaker wasn't sharp when he fought oscar.......whitaker had two close
>decisions with wilfredo rivera (the first of which many thought whitaker
lost),
>and he nearly got beat by diobelys hurtado until coming back late to knock
>hurtado out.

The Whitaker who fought DLH was way sharper IMO than the one who fought
Rivera twice and Trinidad.  DLH fought a better fighter than did Trinidad in
their respective bouts with Pernell.

                                                                     TSC

 
 
 

The real key to ODLH vs. FT

Post by WCri » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Will FT's two handed power and pressure be too much for ODLH and his more one
handed attack?  

Will FT be able to stand up to OLDH's left hook when it lands soldily given his
mildly suspect chin?

Will ODLH be intimidated by FT as he appeared to be against Ike Quartey at some
stages of the fight? This is something that FT will certainly take advantage
of!

Will the big fight hype get to FT as it has to so many other top fighters the
first time they're in a fight of this magnitude?

If ODLH could box evenly with Sweet Pea on a night that SP was still quite
sharp isn't that telling us something very special about his overall boxing
skills?  

Will ODLH's greater experience in late round battles prove an advantage?

None of this matters!!!!!

The only question that matters is this:

Can FT beat ODLH badly enough to get a decision in Las Vegas when it's obvious
that the politics and monetary considerations will be totally stacked against
him?

It's going to be tough, not to win, but to get a decision.  He will have to so
dominate that a blind man will know.  

 
 
 

The real key to ODLH vs. FT

Post by FightFan » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Date: Wed, 15 September 1999 08:49 PM EDT

>If ODLH could box evenly with Sweet Pea on a night that SP was still quite
>sharp isn't that telling us something very special about his overall boxing
>skills?  

whitaker wasn't sharp when he fought oscar.......whitaker had two close
decisions with wilfredo rivera (the first of which many thought whitaker lost),
and he nearly got beat by diobelys hurtado until coming back late to knock
hurtado out.
 
 
 

The real key to ODLH vs. FT

Post by FightFan » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Date: Thu, 16 September 1999 01:29 AM EDT



>>whitaker wasn't sharp when he fought oscar.......whitaker had two close
>>decisions with wilfredo rivera (the first of which many thought whitaker
>lost),
>>and he nearly got beat by diobelys hurtado until coming back late to knock
>>hurtado out.

>The Whitaker who fought DLH was way sharper IMO than the one who fought
>Rivera twice and Trinidad.  DLH fought a better fighter than did Trinidad in
>their respective bouts with Pernell.

>                                                                     TSC

whitaker did seem sharper against oscar than he was against rivera & hurtado,
but most great fighters are known to pick themselves up for a good performance
or two while in the twilight of their careers...regardless, it was whitaker's
arrogance which was the cause of him not getting the decision against oscar. it
was so obvious he could've won if he tried harder to win the later rounds, but
instead he thought he had the fight in the bag and was hotdogging.

the whitaker who fought trinidad may have been in worse shape than when he
fought oscar, but there's a possibility that trinidad was so good that night
that he eclipsed oscar's performance against the same whitaker.

then again, whitaker's fight against the russian (pestriaev?) might've shown
more of whitaker's situation at the time. that and the long lay-off due to
***.  

 
 
 

The real key to ODLH vs. FT

Post by WCri » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>>maybe you can help me. do i file this under "M" for "making excuses for a

tito loss before the fight", or under "R" for "rediculous ***
theory"?<<

I'm not making excuses, I'm analyzing the likely factors leading to the
decision.  If you think money generating ability and politics have nothing to
do with the decisions, you obviously haven't been watching boxing for very
long. Anything close almost always goes to the big name money guy. In this case
that means ODLH as it was against Pernell Whitaker and Ike Quartey. That's why
despite close fights you got very lopsided decisions. Many impartial and
experienced observers think ODLH lost one if not both of those fights. I am one
of them.