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Dougie's Friday Mailbag (Crawford-Khan, final mythical matchups in all weight categories)

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What Dougie is,

So excited battle week is for us. I attend the Terence Crawford and Amir Khan event. In fact I had to go and help my son Teofimo Lopez & Shakur Stevenson, who grew a couple of kilometers away from me. I'm actually excited about the truth that Omaha and British followers to journey at all occasions, you might have two native fighters Lopez & Stevenson on, you might have two Puerto Rican fighters Diazissa Chris and Felix Vedejossa, which put in place.

good electric set. Now the matches aren’t loopy, however what can you do? Massive names, but I nonetheless consider that we see too many unilateral struggles.

From Verdejo, if he returned to shape, it must be straightforward to battle even once I know that Bryan Vasquez just isn’t a breakthrough once I saw Beltran, if Verdejo isn’t targeted, might flip into an thrilling battle. In fact I feel it’s straightforward to win a KO, however to be seen. If he wins, I hope we’ll get him to Luke Campbell or Richard Commey, or if Felix seems impressive, I need to see this match.

The wrestle between Stevenson and Diaz, which I truthfully consider is a simple one-sided hit with a late TKO victory. My good friend of Rica, who’s going to battle in fact, withdraws in shock, so we went again to this. I am glad that Diaz is with Roach, perhaps he did one thing, but I consider that as Stevenson Lopez are just on another degree. Their opponents will not be dangerous, but as they say, STANDING THIS SHITI

The primary event ought to be straightforward to win for Crawford. Sure, we see some early competitors rounds from Khan, but sooner or later, as all the time, Khan will get caught and goes down. I’ve already heard glass breaking jaw. LOL, just a joke, I all the time felt the evil Khan. nice expertise, coronary heart however weak chin.

I am additionally excited beneath the radar of the ship combatants, as my colleague Dominican (who I do not get hypediä, until I see him more) Carlos Adames. He’s my solely hope of receiving Dominican boxing. LOL, I like being with Robert Garcia, so he should get great sparring. I feel Frank Galarza is an effective check for him, so I'm going to see what he can do. I’m additionally wanting ahead to seeing Edgar Berlanga, whose pal has been nice, and I’ll control Vikas Krishan. It's fun to see her on Khan's sub-card. If I’m not incorrect, they won’t hold one another or get into an argument. I might be fallacious.

But I needed you to take a common Prime Rank / ESPN PPV card and eventually what’s PPV pricing? Why not just make 40-50 $ PPV or even much less and appeal to more individuals and the identical quantity? I feel this harm the celebs, don't construct them. If they're completely satisfied, they'll get 300okay @ $ 70 = $ 21mil. The $ 40 worth you possibly can appeal to extra individuals, say 500okay, and nonetheless make $ 20mil, but you’ve extra eyes on the battles and fans that continue to observe them. I don't see any young fighters who get an enormous exposure from this, perhaps LIVE. However I additionally needed to take it. Sorry for the long seashore. Hope you and I hope the household will do good. – Omar, Paterson, NJ

I'm not there, Omar, but I am positive that you’ll be handled with entertaining night. Win, lose or get KTFO, Khan often makes memorable bouts, and nothing compares the power that Madison Square Backyard creates when it is filled with arduous boxers.

I do not know what to say to the ESPN Pay-Per-View pricing, as in any other case I agree that the PPV choices have to be underneath $ 70, $ 60 and even $ 50. But I'm just a journalist and a fan. I am not a promoter, network manager, businessman or sports advertising professional. I don't know what fans are buying or shopping for or I do know more about this enterprise than Prime Rank and ESPN, and I’ve to point out that all the parties have been critical about how the worth of the Saturday event might be priced. We see how it happens. I don't assume they're all apprehensive about what number of reside "eyes" sub-card players get, because they will immediately put all these battles on social media and in addition play matches as much as they need on totally different ESPN platforms. For me, a excessive danger of additional financial aspect, is that it strikes and makes lower than 200 000 pieces of shopping for it harm the bargaining energy for future major wrestle Crawford with a potential competitor Errol Spence.

From the beginning of Verdejo, if he returned to shape, it ought to be straightforward to battle even once I know that Bryan Vasquez is just not passing once I saw with Beltran if Verdejo just isn’t targeted, it might grow to be an thrilling battle. I feel Vasquez provides as much as 100% wholesome and concentrated Verdejo battle. I've by no means been so fond of Verdejou as lots of my colleagues and followers. I like the baby lots and I hope he understands his potential (or the potential that others consider) because it is good for sport, but I don't see a future world player once I take a look at him to struggle. [19659013] Mild Teofimo Lopez. Photographic Credit: Mikey Williams / Prime Rank "width =" 300 "height =" 207 "/>

Mild Teofimo Lopez Photograph Credit: Mikey Williams / Prime Rank

In fact, I feel it's a straightforward KO win, however I have to see it. Lopez must see the TV, although I should warn that Edis Tatli, the European champion, just isn’t a really aggressive cat in a light-weight division. Tatlin (4) (Lopez is No. 5) has been rated by WBO, so I can see why they took this battle, they usually need to get nearer to the obligatory challenger position for Master Vasiliy Lomachenko.

So if he wins, we'll get him to Luke Campbell or Richard Commey & # 39; s or if Felix appears spectacular, I'd wish to see that it matches together. Give him a challenge to the IBF title later this yr if he comes out of Tatl's battle with out being harmed, after which he will face the Lomachenko title-association ball originally of 2020. Lopez-Verdejo-presentation. I talked about this potential matchup in my previous mailbox.

The wrestle between Stevenson and Diaz, which I sincerely consider, is a simple one-sided strike too late for the TKO victory. Actually? I feel it is more durable (bodily) than the silver medals for the Olympic Video games, however I help a scorching view of the previous identify competitor. A tissue for a kid to take this danger after 10 pro-bouts.

The primary event for Crawford must be straightforward to win. Boxers love sneakers around the word "easy", don't they? All the things is on the lookout for "easy" in boxing, but nothing actually is, particularly making an attempt to wreck knowledgeable and gifted boxer with expertise and intestines like Amir Khan.

Yes, we see some early competitors rounds from Khan, but sooner or later, as all the time, Khan gets caught and goes down. Here's the thing, Omar. Since Bredis Prescott is again in 2008, Khan has proven his capacity to survive significantly (vs. Marcos Maidana) and has risen from most of his drops (Julio Diaz and last vs. Sammy Vargas). Sure, Danny Garcia stopped him, but Swift isn’t a multitude, and Khan received up from the drop and the struggle stopped together with his legs. Yes, Canelo Alvarez closed his brain with one huge shot. He didn’t rise from this battle. But Alvarez is the exact punch weight, which is presently 5 in the pound-for-pound. There must be no disgrace in this loss. And between Garcia and Alvarez, Khan landed on highly expert and skilled boxers at Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. Because of his success southpaws is, I feel, that Crawford's capacity to trade not to confuse him a lot as the other. However we see.

I am also excited concerning the radar alikorttivoittajien, as my colleague Dominican (which I do not intend to jump until I see him extra), underneath Carlos Adames. He's just a little raw, but he's coming. I take pleasure in him preventing. I'd wish to see he challenge the WBO 154-pound Jaime Munguian. It's a very good struggle.


Hei Doug,

Properly, lastly my first show at MSG. I feel anyone in the boxing faith ought to go to Mecca at the least once in their lifetime. I’m making a pilgrimage to this weekend and I could not be extra excited. Sure, the battle isn’t just Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta or second input of Ali-Frazier, but a minimum of I'm in the same building. I significantly consider that it ought to be a enjoyable, albeit somewhat predictable battle when it lasts; Amir Khan is a very flawed fighter who all the time provides all the things, however who could be very predictable. He's like a pitcher with a 100-mph fast ball, but a mediocre change, it's onerous at a couple of innings, but ultimately gets residence from the slope.

I'm excited Crawford, he reminds me a stronger more aggressive version of Pernell Whitaker for some purpose. I'm also excited to see this difficult Shakur towards Puerto Rico, which would be the perfect night time's battle. Verdejo and Teofimo make the evening even better, even if they have been tailored to victory, I am glad to see them stay.

Unhappy you aren’t going to be there in a hangout, I'm making an attempt to do it with Canelo-Jacobs, hopefully we will drink there for previous occasions.

Because of Doug! – Juan Valverde, San Diego

Keep in mind to spend no less than one night time in the corner of Jimmy where you recognize my good friend Steve Kim is in the courtroom. Perhaps you get lucky and meet a basic and classy boxer that exists. PunchZone, Aris Pina. Let me assume in case you go to Occasions Sq. and you’re positive you want no less than one Guinness or rum and coke.

Danny Roman (left.) And TJ Doheny set 122-pound identify line on April 26. [19659013] I undoubtedly Canelo-Jacobs, and Cinco De Mayo weeks / weekends great battle in Vegas cannot be beat, however you need to attempt to do it In my hometown next Friday's present was a rematch of Srisaket Sor Rungvis-Juan Francisco Estrada. I heard that Scott Quigg needed to withdraw from the show due to a trainee damage, but it is still a really deep sub-card, and Danny Roman-TJ Doheny's 122-kilo affiliation's parallel function shall be struggle.

I'm excited Crawford, he jogs my memory of a stronger more aggressive Pernell Whitaker version for some cause. This can be a very massive thanks, Juan, however I see where you come from. Bud just isn’t as slippery, liquid, or intuitive as Candy Pea was (no one was or is), but his wrestle typically follows the same pattern as most of Whitaker's early rounds, "feel out," mid-way adjustments, dominant competitors; only Crawford typically gets a late stop and might be what happens to Khan.

I’m also excited to see this difficult Shakur towards Puerto Rico, which might be the perfect night time's battle. I agree. I feel that I look ahead to Stevenson-Díaz for greater than'm the primary event (despite the fact that I am concerned in Crawford Khan matchup).

Verdejo and Teofimo make the evening even better, despite the fact that that they had agreed I win, I'm glad to see them reside. Lopez is going to locations. I'm unsure about Verdejo.


Hey Dougie,

I hope you, the family and the staff are positive.

It's an enormous question! I’m a fan of Khan, nevertheless it's an enormous survey.

First, the credit score where the credit is due. Khan has taken the toughest battle there and stories less cash. Considering all the heavy division between BS, AJ, Wilder, Fury and Whyte, it’s refreshing.

You have to additionally give Crawford credit. There's a neater battle than Khan. Despite the chances, he's a handful of some elite voltage

If anyone can Amir Khan !!! Can he do this?

I feel that I learn Jeff Horn disintegration, and I agree. IMHO's logic ought to be a field and movement, not an assault. Let Crawford come to her and attempt to struggle, send and show her. I don't assume Amir has ever been gone.

Does Khan have the power to do it? I feel yes, however the actual question is, does he have temperament?

Khan has quicker hand velocity, quicker foot, however Crawford IMO puts his ft better and smarter than Khan. Khan has an awesome engine. In addition, it has skilled exceptional excellence. However can he keep on with the fact that they didn’t need to stand and commerce, which has been in his previous?

There are two things to do here

1) Corner. Hunter is excellent at maintaining Khan targeted. I feel he can pay an excellent deal in the battle.

2) The battle is properly built. I don't assume he’ll come to Garcia or LeGreco for the hate he has.

Can he do it? Yes

Nevertheless, if we need to remain truthful and balanced, we must return to Eddie Murphy Uncooked since 1987. "What have you done to me lately?"

Has Khan proven any previous options in the last battles? You can also make excuses that the last two battles have been rebuilding battles and exhausting to get away from bed. Nevertheless, you can’t ignore the truth that if Samuel Vargas (who doesn't like respect) might discover Khan's jaw and vaccinate him, P4P will certainly come and reap the benefits of it. Is the velocity still there? Is the engine the identical? Are your ft actually quick? I hope that the camp has made the best adjustments to take advantage of his skills. Simpler to say than executed.

Crawford is considered one of my hottest fighters. His love is nothing. He's bodily just a little smaller than Khan and shorter, however I don't assume this makes an enormous distinction in the battle. Khan has been involved with Southpaws and slick ** t fighters and beat them. Taking a look at Crawford's sequel, I don't assume he's been as fast or slippery as Khan with anybody. For Crawford, the logic I might say can be to regulate the storm, then wait or drive an error and try to catch him in a later part of the battle. I feel Crawford is definitely sensible enough and onerous sufficient to do so.

Do you assume Crawford is making an attempt out velocity and out of Khan? If he did, it might be fairly a press release.

I actually suspended, and the chances are so stacked towards Khan? Khan had great success with Canelo, another excellent, slippery boxer until he received caught. Allow us to be truthful that the stroke would have taken the center weight or the center weight. Crawford and Khan are rather more constant in measurement and energy, so we are saying Crawford finds it really easy?

Don't go flawed, Crawford is a number ring and a very clever fighter. But I don't assume he would have a simple night time in any approach.

So who is beneath strain? I should say each. Khan shouldn’t be in the final attainable saloon, however poor efficiency or early fall guidelines out of the top flight will battle until he needs to rebuild once more.

To Crawford, when the dominant performance of Spence towards Garcia, Crawford sorted out to remind individuals why he’s # 1 and the dominating victory for Khan will surely assist.

In any case, this can be a nice matchup towards two fast, skilled boxers. All of the components for an excellent struggle! I'll be rooted in my husband Bolton, but I do know Bud is a special expertise and it's an enormous massive ask for Khan.

How do you name it? Khan Vs E-book At this time and enjoy the weekend. – Tabraze, London U.Okay.

Thank you, Tabraze, I will. And I'll go over to Brook in Khan in 2014, Khan Brook tonight, Garcia's late TKO, Khan over Pac's close choice and Spence's brutal midnight stops.

I help Crawford's late stop, perhaps a very good battle for the championship. No less than I hope it’s a compelling matchup. I am disillusioned, in case your son Bud scamper early.

First, the credit where the credit score is due. Khan has taken the hardest battle there and stories less cash. Considering all BS in the Heavyweight division between AJ, Wilder, Fury and Whyte, it is refreshing. Good level. And see how most of the largest heavy goods and cash are in preparation, so you possibly can step in and challenge Joshua's three huge titles now, as Jarrell Miller is out on June 1, the primary occasion as a result of he has a constructive drug check. But Khan has by no means pulled the problem. As a champion he was ready to defend this title in america, including the hometowns of the top 10 rivals, Paulie Malignagg and Lamont Peterson (who have been treated in a privileged manner by judges and judges, and he has taken a dangerous match towards Collazo, Alexander, Canel and now Crawford towards the post-title kingdom) , I've acquired lots of respect Amirille, and I’ve all the time loved interviewing him before his nimipalautuksiaan, when he educated with Freddie Roach Wild Card Boxing Membership, but I acquired the opportunity to get to know him just a little higher, meet a few of his households and spend time together with his father's fitness center in Bolton, England Canelo- to battle, and I can inform you (what you in all probability already know)

You also have to offer Crawford a credit, because there’s a neater wrestle than Khan. n? On paper, sure. The tire, No.

I feel that I read Jeff Horn disintegration, and I agree. IMHO's logic ought to be a box and movement, not an attack. In fact! It's primitive. (And never Hornet taught in elementary faculty?)

Let Crawford come to her and attempt to battle, ship and present her. I don't assume Amir has ever been out. Me neither. Peterson pointed out, however I assumed Khan deserved this choice. Nevertheless, regardless of the bias of the decide and two official judges, Khan made this battle nearer than being alleged to be involved in Peterson's mining operations throughout the battle.

Khan and Hunter

Does Khan have the power to do it? I feel sure, however the actual question is, does he have temperament? No, see above. Although I say this: he is a more disciplined boxer when he is educated beneath the management of Virgil Hunter, who directed him to his folds by profitable Collazo and Alexander.

Two points come to thoughts here.

1) Nook. Hunter is excellent at holding Khan targeted. I feel he's paying an awesome deal for the battle. I agree 100%, and it is likely one of the fundamental reasons I'm interested Matchup. I respect Hunter properly as a trainer and instructor.

2) The battle is nicely built. I don't assume he’ll come into contact with Garcia or LeGreco. Khan appears to have a head hooked up to this problem, and it have to be if he hopes to be competitive, to not point out the winner.

Can he do it? Yeah. Mmmmm …. I don't assume so.

Crawford is one in every of my most popular fighters. You’ve gotten a great style of boxers. He’s Marvin-Hagler's strong,

Khan has been concerned with southern and clean ** t fighters. Taking a look at Crawford's sequel, I don't assume he's been as fast or slippery as Khan with anyone. I feel Yuriorkis Gamboa was as fast as Khan, and I do not think about Khan to be a "slippery" boxer.

For Crawford, the logic I might say can be to regulate the storm, then wait or drive the error and try to catch him in the later a part of the battle. I don't assume Bud has to take the storm. My guess is that Khan is going to hit the fly and check out to figure out Crawford in the same newbie fashion he had gained in his first world championship towards Andriy Kotelnik. 19659002] I feel Crawford is definitely sensible sufficient and arduous enough to try this. That's what he does every time he enters the ring and has worked for him over the past 34 races.

Do you assume Crawford is making an attempt out and out of Khan? Out-speed? No. Out-box? Sure.


Good night Dougie Recent. I typically supporter and every reader to "bag" and a few of your favourite contribution are many "mythical matchups," or MMs for brief. I want to present the final mythical matchbacks for each weight class –

with Nicknames:

Strawweight – Hekkie Budler vs. Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon

Junior Flyweight – Yuh Myung Woo vs. Michael “Manitos de Piedra” in Carbaja [19659002] Flyweight – Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson vs. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

Junior Bantamweight – Khaosai "Thai Tyson" Galaxy vs. Srikaset Sor Rungvis

Bantamweight – Orlando Canizales vs. Naoya "The Monster" Inoue [19659002] Junior Featherweight – Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez vs. Jeff fenech

Feathers – Chris John vs. Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao

Junior Mild – Azumah "Professor" Nelson vs. Vasyl "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko [19659002] Mild – Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker vs. Sugar Shane Mosely

Junior Welterweight – Julio Cesar “Culican Lion” Chavez vs. Terence “Bud” Crawford

Wel terweight – Felix ”Tito” Trinidad vs. Errol Spence Jr. 59002] Junior Middleweight – Mile ”The Physique Snatcher McCallum vs.“ Terrible ”Terry Norris

Medium – Thomas“ Hitman ”Hearns vs. Genaddy“ GGG ”Golovkin

Super Middleweight – Joe Calzaghe vs. Andre“ Son of God ” Ward

Mild Heavy Weight – Michael Spinks vs. Virgil “Quicksilver” HIll

Cruiserweight – Dwight “The Camden Buzzsaw” Muhammad Quai vs. Orlin Norris [19659002] Heavyweight – Larry's The Easton Assassin Holmes vs. Lennox Lewis

Ladies's Boxing – Anne Wolfe vs. Claressa Shields

Comedian Heroes – Aquaman vs. Sub Mariner

What do you consider Doug? – Todd Elliot, Brooklyn

Right here I discover Todd:

Strawweight – Hekkie Budler vs. Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon – Calderon by making a choice about entertaining battle (Hekkie's Butt-Ugly Little ass)

Junior Flyweight – Yuh Myung Woo vs. Michael “Manitos de Piedra” near Carbajal – Carbajal, maybe with a contradictory determination, because of heavier (small stone arms)

Flyweight – Mark “To Sharp” Johnson vs. Roman ”Chocolatito” Gonzalez – Too Sharp by the choice in the GREAT battle, Johnson's prime was 112 pounds, Chocolatito was in all probability at its greatest at 108 kilos.

Junior Bantamweight – Khaosai "Thai Tyson" Galaxy vs. Srikaset Sor Rungvisai – Galaxy determinedly in another nice battle, I feel Khaosai's bigger motion is the key;

Bantamweight – Orlando Canizales vs. Naoya "The Monster" Inoue – Canizales determination in a troublesome struggle; I’ve to go to undervalued Texan until I see more Inoua 118 pounds.

Junior Featherweight – Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez vs. Jeff Fenech – Gomez completes another massive, in all probability brutal battle; The legend of Puerto Rico is the most effective ever 122 character (which says something); he was in a position to draw as well as he might hit. However Fenech was an absolute beast, he took anyone to hell and back.

Feather – Chris John vs. Manny Pac Pacia Pacquiao-Pac; I feel Dragon will give him an excellent match, but the Philippine icon will tell a drop or put it on an Indonesian stick-and-move professional to win a small majority of the rounds.

Junior Light-weight – Azumah "Professor" Nelson vs. Vasyl "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko – Vacation with a aggressive however clear choice in a really entertaining battle

Mild – Pernell "Sweet Pea" by Whitaker vs. Sugar Shane Mosely – Whitaker by choice close aggressive (and entertaining, because of california) fights. The bull would have to get out and deal with the painful moments here.

Junior Welterweight – Julio Cesar "Culican's Lion" Chavez vs. Terence "Bud" Crawford – Chavez by making a decent determination in the thriller. 19659002] Welterweight – Felix "Tito" Trinidad vs. Errol Spence, Jr. – Trinidad, which is a qualifying spherical earlier than the Championship

Junior Middleweight – Mike "The Body Snatcher McCallum vs." Horrible "by Terry Norris – McCallum with Medium and Final The stop was a wrestle he had put on scorecards. Know-how and jaw will ultimately cease velocity and sportiness.

Center weight – Thomas "Hitman" Hearns vs. Gennady "GGG" Golovkin – Golovkin, who interrupted the basic 160-kilo confrontation.

Tremendous Middleweight – Joe Calzaghe vs. Andre "The Son of God" Ward – Calzaghe, by a controversial choice, in a quick chess recreation with Welsh Wizard's edges on account of higher action and motion.

Mild Heavy Weight – Michael Spinks vs. Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill – Jinx's Disappointing Undressed Battle

Cruiserweight – Dwight "Camden Buzzsaw" ] Heavyweight – Larry "The Easton Assassin's" Holmes vs. Lennox Lewis – Holmes choice with dramatic reciprocal encounters

Mid-KO KO boxing – Anne Wolfe vs. Claressa Shields – Wolfe. (Shields mouth would hate and encourage Anne to be her absolute and merciless greatest.)

Comic Heroes – Aquaman vs. Sub Mariner – I have to go together with Avenging Son, Prince Namor, he is MEANER. Imperius Rex!

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