Bojado vs Leija, Gatti-Dorin

Bojado vs Leija, Gatti-Dorin

Post by Walter Lavende » Mon, 26 Jul 2004 13:16:55


I was surprised that Jessie James Leija beat Panchito Bojado tonight in a 10
round bout. It was a split decision, but Leija is 38 years old, but was
fighting young tonight. The hard punching Bojado could not back Leija up at
all and even though he did a good job on the ropes avoiding some of Leijas
punches he was not able to turn the fight around. I think Bojado will be
back but at least he was able to assess his skills against a good fighter.

Arturo Thunder Gatti boxed superbly and sent Dorin to the canvas in the 2nd
round with a tremendous left hook to the body. It was remeniscent of the
hard left hooks of Mickey Ward who accompanied Gatti into the ring tonight.
Dorin was supposed to be tough and had never been off his feet. The left
hook to the body sent him to one knee and he wasn't able to recover.

 
 
 

Bojado vs Leija, Gatti-Dorin

Post by The Lord Memno » Mon, 26 Jul 2004 13:41:18

Quote:

>I was surprised that Jessie James Leija beat Panchito Bojado tonight in a 10
>round bout.

I wasn't. I said in an earlier thread that Leija has never lost to a non
champion. Jesse is a fine fighter and hopefully he will be remembered in a good
light despite his blowout at the hands of Oscar. But then again De La Hoya is a
very special fighter.

Quote:
>The hard punching Bojado could not back Leija up at
>all and even though he did a good job on the ropes avoiding some of Leijas
>punches he was not able to turn the fight around.

I noticed that Bojado was frustrated with Leija's ring savvy and guile. Bojado
actually managed to hurt Jesse, but didn't notice since Leija grabbed him and
punched him to the body. After several moments of posing and feignting Jesse
was recovered.

Quote:
>I think Bojado will be
>back but at least he was able to assess his skills against a good fighter.

Jesse James is in fact a good fighter in the sense that he does everything
well, however, a young hard punching "groomed to become superstar" Bojado
should have been able to beat him. I don't think Bojado is the real deal.

Quote:
>Arturo Thunder Gatti boxed superbly and sent Dorin to the canvas in the 2nd
>round with a tremendous left hook to the body.

Buddy McGirt has done such a wonderful job with Arturo that I am not so sure
Gatti will burn out as quickly as I thought with his exciting style.