David Reid is done, all done

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Loveboxi » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 10:37:44


In a fight tonight with Urbano Gurrola, David Reid displayed nothing. Gurrola
did basically nothing in the fight outside the ninth round. Reid was rather
timid in his deliver of punches and lacked the ability to close. Gurrola was
right in front of Reid and threw few punches and left Reid with numerous
opportunities to wrap up the show. Instead we saw David Reid get caught in the
ninth round as he lost focus, as usual, and guess what.... that eye problem
that ain't an eye problem.... it became a problem. David Reid is done, all
done.

Russ

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Senn » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 11:18:47



Quote:
> In a fight tonight with Urbano Gurrola, David Reid displayed nothing. Gurrola
> did basically nothing in the fight outside the ninth round. Reid was rather
> timid in his deliver of punches and lacked the ability to close. Gurrola was
> right in front of Reid and threw few punches and left Reid with numerous
> opportunities to wrap up the show. Instead we saw David Reid get caught in the
> ninth round as he lost focus, as usual, and guess what.... that eye problem
> that ain't an eye problem.... it became a problem. David Reid is done, all
> done.

> Russ

Here is spoiler on the Reid-Gurrola fight.

Scroll down.

Reid outpoints Gurrola in 10-round bout

LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2001 9:31 p.m. EDT http://www.sportserver.com) -  
David Reid, the former WBA super-middleweight champion, easily outpointed
Mexico's Urbano Gurrola in a 10-round unanimous decision Sunday.

Reid, fighting for only the second time since losing his title 13 months
ago to Felix Trinidad, received winning scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92
in the middleweight bout.

Reid improved to 16-1, while Gurrola dropped to 18-8. Both fighters
weighed in at 160 pounds.

Senne

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Jaite0 » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 12:00:07

Reid was overrated.Having that gold medal helps, but he is what he is.Not so
good!

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by d.. » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 12:19:28


Quote:
>Reid was overrated.Having that gold medal helps, but he is what he is.Not so
>good!

                                He works at his craft, trains,
                                prepares, adapts with newer tools,
                                earns paychecks, is intelligent,
                                gives the paying fans their money's
                                worth. Whatever he does, he at least
                                gives his best effort. There is no
                                guessing who's getting the ring.

                                Tonight's bout reminded me of the
                                style of Tony Zale: setting up right
                                in front of his opponent, moving forward,
                                hands up, using a straight jab, slipping        
                                punches, and working, working ,working.

                                I could not ask more of Mr. Reid.

                                And I'm sure he won't read or care about
                                the negative comments that have no real
                                constructive purpose.

                                DCI

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Gregg Davi » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 14:22:55

Quote:

>                                 I could not ask more of Mr. Reid.

>                                 And I'm sure he won't read or care about
>                                 the negative comments that have no real
>                                 constructive purpose.

>                                 DCI

well you can't fight at a championship level when you're scared to death
to get hit.  He's fights like he's terrified of damaging his eye
further.  He should be.  the most constructive thing he could do is to
retire.
 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Ivan Weis » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 14:05:45


cq1.aol.com>, Loveboxing says...

Quote:
> In a fight tonight with Urbano Gurrola, David Reid displayed nothing. Gurrola
> did basically nothing in the fight outside the ninth round. Reid was rather
> timid in his deliver of punches and lacked the ability to close. Gurrola was
> right in front of Reid and threw few punches and left Reid with numerous
> opportunities to wrap up the show. Instead we saw David Reid get caught in the
> ninth round as he lost focus, as usual, and guess what.... that eye problem
> that ain't an eye problem.... it became a problem. David Reid is done, all
> done.

You need to remember that David Reid had only his, what,
17th professional fight? He is still learning. He had
success early, but in hindsight it is clear he was in
over his head, and it caught up with him.

I don't think he showed a lot tonight, but he was in
with an opponent who barely wanted to fight. He has a
new trainer and was working with a new style. Put the
hype aside and see him for what he is, a novice pro.

I'm not Reid's biggest fan but IMO a little perspective
is called for here.

Ivan Weiss          http://www.nwguild.org
Vashon WA           http://www.unionrecord.com

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by ? ¢hè?h??hú » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 15:39:01

Quote:

>David Reid is done, all
> done.

Russ, David Reid has had nothing but 17 fights on his record.  He is
just a baby.  You can't stick a fork in a baby.

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David Reid is done, all done

Post by COBALT19 » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 21:32:39

Quote:
>I don't think he showed a lot tonight, but he was in
>with an opponent who barely wanted to fight. He has a
>new trainer and was working with a new style. Put the
>hype aside and see him for what he is, a novice pro.

Anyone else would have found a way to get him out of there early so they wont
look bad.

Brian Davis
Riverdale, IL

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Ivan Weis » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 23:55:55


mf.aol.com>, COBALT1914 says...

Quote:

> >I don't think he showed a lot tonight, but he was in
> >with an opponent who barely wanted to fight. He has a
> >new trainer and was working with a new style. Put the
> >hype aside and see him for what he is, a novice pro.

> Anyone else would have found a way to get him out of there early so they wont
> look bad.

In the first place, that's just wrong. In the second
place, you don't know what their agenda was. It appears
they wanted to get rounds in. Not every fighter's sight
plan is designed to ensure every fight fan's maximum
satisfaction. I'm not making excuses for Reid. INO his
pro career has been mishandled. I'm just telling you the
way it appeard to me, just as you have done.

Ivan Weiss          http://www.nwguild.org
Vashon WA           http://www.unionrecord.com

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Ulrich Mayrin » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 03:11:24

Quote:

>                                 I could not ask more of Mr. Reid.

Darn, first DCI makes friends with Butterbean and now David Reid ;-)

SCNR,

Ulrich

--
Ulrich Mayring

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by d.. » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 02:41:13

Quote:


>>                                 I could not ask more of Mr. Reid.

>Darn, first DCI makes friends with Butterbean and now David Reid ;-)

>SCNR,

>Ulrich

                                Ulrich,

                                Ja! das ist gut . . . but incorrect.
                                I am not friends with Butterbean.
                                The USA is far, far too large and area
                                for me to travel to or hang out with
                                My Main Man, Eric "Butterbean" Esch.
                                But I do support his right to ply his
                                skills in order to make a living. If
                                he does it correctly, he picks up the
                                "fat" (pun intended) checks and takes
                                it home to his loving wife and adoring
                                children.

                                As a far as David Reid is concerned, I
                                also support his right to ply his skills
                                and make a living. Unlike other fighters
                                who play on the charismatic theme, Reid
                                fights his fights at his level and does
                                quite well. If was Ivan Weiss, I recall,
                                who posted recently, that we should his
                                record and the number of fights before
                                we criticize, or words to that effect.

                                If we reward the effort a bit more, we
                                might see fighters taking it seriously.
                                Unfortunately, fight fans seem to reward
                                the flashy hype before the fight and
                                yell loudly after.

                                Just my opinion.

                                DCI    

 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Dman46 » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 03:16:46

Quote:
>>Reid was overrated.Having that gold medal helps, but he is what he is.Not so
>>good!

>                            He works at his craft, trains,
>                            prepares, adapts with newer tools,
>                            earns paychecks, is intelligent,
>                            gives the paying fans their money's
>                            worth. Whatever he does, he at least
>                            gives his best effort. There is no
>                            guessing who's getting the ring.

>                            Tonight's bout reminded me of the
>                            style of Tony Zale: setting up right
>                            in front of his opponent, moving forward,
>                            hands up, using a straight jab, slipping
>                            punches, and working, working ,working.

>                            I could not ask more of Mr. Reid.

>                            And I'm sure he won't read or care about
>                            the negative comments that have no real
>                            constructive purpose.

>                            DCI

I have to take issue with at least one statement of what you said.  I got my
moneys worth out of that fight because I saw it on TV and didn't pay anything
to see it but if I had payed money for a ticket I would have been booing with
the rest of the audience.  I do think fighters have some obligation to make the
bout exciting.  Gurrola was just trying to survive and Reid was just trying to
win without taking any chances he didn't have to.
 
 
 

David Reid is done, all done

Post by Loveboxi » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 06:20:34

Quote:
>He is
>just a baby.  You can't stick a fork in a baby.

Looks like I did , huh. Its only plastic, no damage done.

Russ