Naz v. Johnson

Naz v. Johnson

Post by Dave Unswor » Mon, 10 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Hi

Anyone any thoughts on the Naz v Johnson fight?  Watched it last night
and thought it was exciting.  Where do Naz and Johnston go now?

Cheers

Dave Unsworth

 
 
 

Naz v. Johnson

Post by Michael Carli » Mon, 10 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi

> Anyone any thoughts on the Naz v Johnson fight?  Watched it last night
> and thought it was exciting.  Where do Naz and Johnston go now?

  Hamed has absolutely freakish power.  You can argue that Johnson's
legs were old, but it can be argued back that Hamed was hurting him
badly with punches that didn't even land cleanly.  On replay, it looked
to me that Johnson was repeatedly wobbled by fairly modest punches off
the break, etc.  Johnson is probably lucky he didn't get caught flush.
With that kind of power, if Hamed were anything close to a decent boxer
Johnson would not have survived the 2nd round.

  Lightning reflexes, superior athletic ability and god-given stone in
both hands will get the young man far in that division.  I doubt if he
will ever learn to box, and that will be trouble when he meets someone
who refuses to go down and fights back.  There are some similarities in
the Holyfield-Tyson match.