> Leija was merely his usual crafty self. If this was a truly rejuvenated
> Leija, Bojado would've left the ring in a stretcher.
> Bojado doesn't have the talent HBO has been touting to start with, and he
> lazy on top of that because he's had it handed to him and seems to think
> he'll continue to get things handed to him. And HBO seems willing to
> continue to comply and waste out time building him up. Building him up for
> what, though? It was amusing to see the commentators try to say good
> about Bojado, but for once Merchant showed he's got a bit of a functioning
> brain and some remote resemblance of integrity when he finally stated that
> perhaps Bojado simply isn't the real thing. I mean, duh, how many flat
> performances do you have to witness to see that? A Bojado's developmental
> stage, if he's not terrorizing the usual suspects serially knocking them
> out, you know he's simply not boxing's next big thing, and will never be.
> HBO: if you've *got* to show us Bojado, at least put him in there against
> someone with some fire and a punch, and give us some entertainment in the
> form of his first "KO by" result.
Bojado's night seemed to change with a single bodyshot around the 4th (?)
round. After he got hit, Bojado did virtually nothing the rest of the
round. And what was with that retreating to the corner and dipping low? I
was thinking he should have been jabbing, throwing one-two's and other
combinations from time to time. When Bojado jabbed, he did okay. When he
abandoned the jab, he was befuddled. The fight was his to lose and he
succeeded in giving it away to a fighter who wanted it more than he did.
And that was the bottom line: Leija wanted the win more than did Bojado.