Seth Mitchell and David Price: The Perils of Being Labelled "The Next Great Heavyweight"

Seth Mitchell and David Price: The Perils of Being Labelled "The Next Great Heavyweight"

Post by Street Beat Boxin » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:27:39


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Seth Mitchell and David Price: The Perils of Being Labelled "The Next Great Heavyweight"

Post by Emanuel Ber » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:25:51

As for Mitchell, that fight video (with a Russian commentator!) shows
he is absolutely not up there with elite fighters. His ring movements
are clumsy, and the way he took punches -- with confusion/fear, and
instant loss of balance -- tells me he hasn't done that a lot. But how
could he, if his background is indeed in an altogether other sport?

It is the hype that should be blamed, no he. Compare him (everything
about him) to Banks, and it is clear who is trade craft. Again, it is
the people around him (and the media hype) who should take the punches
in the ring, for promoting him too fast and letting punchbag
opposition victories get to their heads.

With Price, I have to disagree with the article, I don't find those
fights analogous at all. Price *is* a boxer. Whatever the exact
medical definition of what happened, he took a hit to the ear area and
temporarily lost body and mind completely.

Rather, that is comparable to football goalies, who sometimes stand
just right in the ball ... -- well, what do you call it? the line
along which the ball travels -- anyway, they are standing in the right
spot, hands up to catch the ball, but the ball slips in their hands
and drops in the net. This happens to *all* goalies, even elite ones,
and it is comparable to what happened to Price.

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