Rios - Alvarado 2

Rios - Alvarado 2

Post by Emanuel Ber » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:17:40


Alvarado isn't that skilled, probably because of lack of training
hours. On several occasions, he hurt Rios, only to miss by *a
decimeter* on his followup punch!

Rios has the thug, street fighter talent (and a good chin and
stamina), he is fearless, but he has very moderate athletic talent. I
agree he was cutting the ring, however, the best guy I ever saw do
this - Gennadiy Golovkin - if you compare his movements and boxing
stance while doing so, with those of Rios - well, it is like comparing
fluid to a brick wall.

It is actually strange to think Rios has that kind of amateur record,
almost up there with the Cubans! But I guess, if you just fight the
way you always fight, fight after fight - and I suspect that is his
case - it doesn't matter how much you do it, you'll still look more or
less bad, if that's the way you looked when you started it. As a
person, Rios seems like a good kid though. Of course, I hope both he
and Alvarado are OK!

And... for the second time in a row, I thought the undercard fight was
much better! And during that fight, the crowd was booing! What's going
on?!

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Rios - Alvarado 2

Post by DCI » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:15:05

Quote:

> Alvarado isn't that skilled, probably because of lack of training

> hours. On several occasions, he hurt Rios, only to miss by *a

> decimeter* on his followup punch!

> Rios has the thug, street fighter talent (and a good chin and

> stamina), he is fearless, but he has very moderate athletic talent. I

> agree he was cutting the ring, however, the best guy I ever saw do

> this - Gennadiy Golovkin - if you compare his movements and boxing

> stance while doing so, with those of Rios - well, it is like comparing

> fluid to a brick wall.

> It is actually strange to think Rios has that kind of amateur record,

> almost up there with the Cubans! But I guess, if you just fight the

> way you always fight, fight after fight - and I suspect that is his

> case - it doesn't matter how much you do it, you'll still look more or

> less bad, if that's the way you looked when you started it. As a

> person, Rios seems like a good kid though. Of course, I hope both he

> and Alvarado are OK!

> And... for the second time in a row, I thought the undercard fight was

> much better! And during that fight, the crowd was booing! What's going

> on?!

Emanuel,

Boxing history books are filled with fighters who looked "bad," or as I call it, looked terrible. And a surprising number had good records.

My favorite "bad" looking fighter was Lauro Salas. The man's physique looked as it were made up of spare parts. His muscular build featured large knobby knees, little any muscular definition, enough scare tissue that told of a face that rarely missed a punch, a bony rib cage. His moves around the ring seemed very random. He used enough collodium   to cover his eyebrows and made him look like a dullard.

But man! could he fight.

For the RSB regulars, do any others come to mind?

DCI

 
 
 

Rios - Alvarado 2

Post by para.. » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:06:04

oxing history books are filled with fighters who looked "bad," or as I call it, looked terrible. And a surprising number had good records.

Boxing history books are filled with fighters who looked "bad," or as I call it, looked terrible. And a surprising number had good records.

My favorite "bad" looking fighter was Lauro Salas. The man's physique looked as it were made up of spare parts. His muscular build featured large knobby knees, little any muscular definition, enough scare tissue that told of a face that rarely missed a punch, a bony rib cage. His moves around the ring seemed very random. He used enough collodium   to cover his eyebrows and made him look like a dullard.
But man! could he fight.

For the RSB regulars, do any others come to mind?

Juan Carlos "Rocky" Rivero reminds me a lot of Salas. He looked anything but athletic in appearance, yet the guy could definetly handle himself in the ring. Rivero fought most, if not all the top middleweights of the '60s and '70s and had solid wins over fighters such as Floro Fernandez, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and had two back to back non-title bouts with then middleweight champion Joey Giardello, which he clearly dominated and was blatantly robbed by biased and corrupt boxing officials.