FIGHT DIDN'T LIVE UP TO HYPE

FIGHT DIDN'T LIVE UP TO HYPE

Post by Bria » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Compared to the hype and the expectations for this fight, the result was a big
letdown.  This is why most people prefer the heavyweights, where the hitting is
harder and it's just not possible for a fighter to run round after round.  Most
of the fight Trinidad and De La Hoya circled each other and threw one or two
punches.  De La Hoya looked great in the middle part of the fight but the last
few rounds he threw away his lead by running.
 
 
 

FIGHT DIDN'T LIVE UP TO HYPE

Post by Michael Haugh » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Compared to the hype and the expectations for this fight, the result was a
big
> letdown.  This is why most people prefer the heavyweights, where the
hitting is
> harder and it's just not possible for a fighter to run round after round.
Most
> of the fight Trinidad and De La Hoya circled each other and threw one or
two
> punches.  De La Hoya looked great in the middle part of the fight but the
last
> few rounds he threw away his lead by running.

Very true, it did not live up to the hype.  A perfect illustration that
speculating how fights will play out or how fighters will perform is just
that, speculation.  Until they get together in the ring it is nothing but
talk.

Now if we could get them all together in the ring more often, we probably
would see less hype/talk and more skillfull and legitimate action.  That
would help ensure the stinkers would be occasional between more good
performances.

    -mwh

 
 
 

FIGHT DIDN'T LIVE UP TO HYPE

Post by Boxingnu » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00

This was a fan purist fight. The casual fight fan won't appreciate a fight like
this where guys aren't hitting the canvas. Myself, I totally enjoyed the skill on
display. Both guys showed why they are the best in the world. Against each other it
was impossible to fully do what they are capable of doing to lesser fighters. This
was a match of pure skill and concentration. Dela Hoya lost the win by not punching
in the last four or so rounds. Listening to his corner cost him the win. Dammed if
you do and damned if you don't I guess.

Boxingnut

Quote:

> Compared to the hype and the expectations for this fight, the result was a big
> letdown.  This is why most people prefer the heavyweights, where the hitting is
> harder and it's just not possible for a fighter to run round after round.  Most
> of the fight Trinidad and De La Hoya circled each other and threw one or two
> punches.  De La Hoya looked great in the middle part of the fight but the last
> few rounds he threw away his lead by running.


 
 
 

FIGHT DIDN'T LIVE UP TO HYPE

Post by Melanie L » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00

On Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:14:24 -0400, "Michael Haught"

Quote:



>> Compared to the hype and the expectations for this fight, the result was a
>big letdown.

        Depends on whose definition of hype you are using.  I thought
it was an excellent tactical boxing match - you know, the kind I like
over and above the blubber weights pounding each other into the
canvas.  Both had power - there was some good back and forth action
with both being on the receiving end and Oscar fought in excellent
style - constantly moving.  I am of the opinion he ran out of gas and
didn't have enough to pull out the last three or four rounds.  

        I will say I am totally impressed with Trinidad - power,
skill, aggressiveness, stamina - he has it all.  

Mel

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Post by pabl » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>         I will say I am totally impressed with Trinidad - power,
> skill, aggressiveness, stamina - he has it all.

I was underwhelmed by Trinidad's effort. He showed aggression, but it
was -to me, if not to the judges- very ineffective aggression. If
Trinidad gathered points by dull forward marching with a low and
inaccurate punch output, I wonder how anyone every saw Chavez behind on
points against a running Taylor, or saw any injustice in Ramirez beating
Whitaker - just to mention two examples. Chavez and Ramirez than ought
to have piled up every damn round, in theory.  Trinidad was not an
effective aggressor like Chavez: he did not cut the ring effectively, he
did not time his punches well, he did not attack the body... all in all,
he didn't do anything to slow down De La Hoya.

I was rooting for Trinidad, but he was very lucky last night. I thought
De La Hoya landed the clearer, harder punches, even though I agree he
did too little in the last 3 or 4 rounds. But Trinidad's aggression was
so ineffective and crude that I really find it hard to give him all
those rounds.

Trindad better learn something out of this lucky victory. His corner is
weak - the advice he was getting was simply terrible (not that De La
Hoya's was much better). He was obviosuly not prepared to answer De La
Hoya's predictable tactics.

Trinidad showed a lot of vulnerability last night, and in my opinion De
La Hoya showed he's the better boxer. It surprised me, but De La Hoya
showed more variation, more accuracy, more handspeed and better defense
that Trinidad. Not that he showed them very effectively, but he cleaned
Trinidad's clock so clearly and dictated the action so convincingly that
I saw him winning the fight clearly.

And I am saying this as someone that laid $500 on Trinidad to win, and
truly looked forward to a convincing, scintillating performance by Tito.

...pablo

 
 
 

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Post by Sandra Maldona » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00

first of all i don't believe you bet $500 on this fight, so cut the bull
shit. second of all 'm getting tire of all of De La Hoya fans ***ing
nd complaining about hs lost to Trinidad. in my eyes Felix beat him
good,and if you see the fight again you will see that Oscar ran from
Tito the whole time.next time if Oscar wnts to win i think he should
come out and fight like he had on his 30 previos bouts, where he showed
what he really had,but then again he knows that if he steps toe to toe
to Trinidad he  will hit the canvas.
 
 
 

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Post by boymayo.at.boxingchronicle.c » Tue, 21 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I was underwhelmed by Trinidad's effort. He showed aggression, but it
>was -to me, if not to the judges- very ineffective aggression. If
>Trinidad gathered points by dull forward marching with a low and
>inaccurate punch output

Some credit it owed to DelaHoya's defense.  I've never seen him duck under
right hands like he did last night.  Coming off the Carr fight, I was beginning
to wonder if DelaHoya even knew how to get out of the way of a right hand.  

Up in the hills of Mexico, I doubt The Professor saw the fight....but the work
he did with DelaHoya a few years ago resurfaced last night, and it was a
pleasant addition to DelaHoya's game.

.....BoyMayo
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Post by Mike Haugh » Tue, 21 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> first of all i don't believe you bet $500 on this fight, so cut the
bull
> shit. second of all 'm getting tire of all of De La Hoya fans ***ing
> nd complaining about hs lost to Trinidad. in my eyes Felix beat him
> good,and if you see the fight again you will see that Oscar ran from
> Tito the whole time.next time if Oscar wnts to win i think he should
> come out and fight like he had on his 30 previos bouts, where he
showed
> what he really had,but then again he knows that if he steps toe to toe
> to Trinidad he  will hit the canvas.

If Pablo said he bet $500, I believe he bet $500.

There is probably nobody on rsb that provides better, more even handed
analysis of the game in here than him.  Even when I disagree, I enjoy
reading his posts because he knows what he's talking about.

Now as for your post...

Nah, ain't going to go there.

     -mwh

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