Yeah, I'm procrastinating here but...
When Cool Vernon Phillips TKO Tszyu he was da man at that time. Was
he the better fighter? he was in that fight, but he was never a p4p
Look at Junior Jones' great wins over Marco Antonio Barrera. Surely no
one will remember Junior 'tkoed by Paul Ingle' Jones as a top p4p
So what do these two have in common with with Mayorga? I mean, what
did they have that gave them those one win wonders???
All have one or two great wins in a mediocre record.
I mean, who could think of anyone being able to Ko Tszyu in his
and Barrera?? a 5 round tko loss???
One would assume that Jones and Phillips had great power against
opponents with good chins!
Mayorga seems destined to be soon lumped into this group of fighters
that are great at pulling upsets, but were never serious p4p material.
I hope I am wrong about Mayorga, because he possess a style that is
rare in the top fighters out there. A true asset. He is a throwback
to the old times and can provide e***ment and suspense to a science
plagued with boxing technicians. But my guess is that the bull caught
his first big victim off-guard and unprepared. The next time he
fights a big fish, it might be a whole different story.
If he, unlike Phillips and Jones, continues to be consistent in his
wins then I think we have something new. But we have the other factor
of instant fame. How well will Mayorga handle it? Is he going to be
able to train in 'silk pajamas'?
There are too many "ifs", and I personally never jumped in the wagon
of Mosley or Forrest. One night they seemed indestructible. The next
they are worth sh*t.
And the same "fans" that are cheering for Mayorga wil be the very
exact same bunch that will trash him when he loses a lopsided decision
against another master technician.