The Bojado hype in on but is it real?

The Bojado hype in on but is it real?

Post by sternocleidomast.. » Mon, 25 Dec 2000 22:30:39


In his recent article, Steve Kim(berly) was nice enough to give us some
pretty bombastic hype about an young man named Francisco Bojado.

Here's a few gems:

1) Bojado, who is destined to be among the game's best fighters(mark my
words, this kid can flat out fight).

2) Ok, so he's good looking, a nice kid, a great son, and unbelievably
charitable, but can he fight? You better believe it. This is one of the
best young prospects these two eyes have ever laid eyes on. This guy can
fight like a million bucks.

3) If you look at Michael Jordan in basketball, look at Muhammad Ali in
boxing, or a Tiger Woods in his sport," said Hernandez, when asked what
type of pure talent Bojado was. " That's who they would see 'Ponchito'
as. This kid is a prodigy. They will see some talent they have never
seen.

4) The tools are all there. The hand speed, the foot quickness, the
combination punching, the ability to avoid punches and hit with power.
In other words, he is the complete package.

5) De La Hoya made frequent trips to Bristol Park, and Marquez pointed
out that he lived only a short distance from the gym. Shane Mosley would
also drop by. So how does Bojado compare to those two at the same stage?
He's at an upper level, higher than both of them. Oscar is very good,
but Francisco's got more ability. More of everthing.

6) It was these skills that made him one of the most talked about
prospects in Sydney, despite being tripped up by the computer bandits of
AIBA in the second round. But now he's ready to make his impact in the
pro ranks and Hernandez believes he has his best prospect ever.

Now let's just say that after reading all this it sounds to me that if
Bojado can do 10% of what this guys are saying then he will be a
fantastic fighter, what does everyone think, is he a can't miss
Superfighter?

Andre
Andre
Andre
Andre
Andre

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The Bojado hype in on but is it real?

Post by Peter G Delly » Tue, 26 Dec 2000 08:27:04

He made no impression in Sydney.

It's a bit early to be calling him the second coming, isn't it?

PD

 
 
 

The Bojado hype in on but is it real?

Post by Melanie Le » Tue, 26 Dec 2000 09:08:28

On Mon, 25 Dec 2000 07:27:04 +0800, "Peter G Dellys"

Quote:

>He made no impression in Sydney.

>It's a bit early to be calling him the second coming, isn't it?

        Arghhhh!  I must have someone killfiled who posted about
Francisco Bojado?  

        He just turned 17 last May - made it to the second round in
Sydney and lost.  I don't look for him to be much more than just a
tough banger on the local scene.  He is virtually unknown to everyone
except people from So. Calif. who knew him when he was a young amateur
boxer.  

Mel

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The Bojado hype in on but is it real?

Post by Melanie Le » Tue, 26 Dec 2000 10:57:11


Had to go to Deja.com to read the BS.

Quote:

> In his recent article, Steve Kim(berly)

Is about as bad as Pedro with his information, viewpoints
and "knowledge."  He's a great name dropper, but that's about the
extent of his expertise.

Quote:
>was nice enough to give us some pretty bombastic hype about an young

man named Francisco Bojado.
Quote:

> 5) De La Hoya made frequent trips to Bristol Park, and Marquez pointed
> out that he lived only a short distance from the gym. Shane Mosley

would also drop by. So how does Bojado compare to those two at the same
stage?

Quote:
> He's at an upper level, higher than both of them. Oscar is very good,
> but Francisco's got more ability. More of everthing.

Excuse me while I throw up.  Alfonso Marquez needs to wash his mouth
out with soap if he actually spewed the above words.  When Oscar was 17
he had already won a Golden Gloves championship and was well on his way
to superstardom.  Shane, at 17, was already a rated national boxer and
doing well internationally.  Since Bojado is a non-citizen, his only
national and international exposure has been as a member of the Mexican
Junior Olympic team (under 17) and one can never verify any results or
records from that country.  Another, older more experienced 125 Lber.
who had been on the Mexican team for 5 years, was the one who qualified
for the Olympic Games.  Thanks to Mexican politics, he was cheated out
of his chance and the slot was given to Bojado - who did nothing to
impress or suggest that his illegal inclusion on the team was worth
it.  Shane and Oscar had already accomplished much by the time they
were 17 - Bojado still has to prove himself and do it as a pro.  You
can't even compare the three of them.

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