THOMPSON VS PRICE
It’s easy to say after the fact that I’m right about something when I never threw my opinion out there before the event took place but…I had the feeling of an upset when David Price stepped into the ring with Tony Thompson.
I had a feeling but at the same time my mind was telling me that, no, Price was going to steamroll through Thompson who was older and coming off a sixth round TKO loss to Wladimir Klitschko was had beaten him almost four years ago. But at the same time, it shouldn’t have been terribly surprising to us. After all, the only person to beat Thompson within the past decade has been Wladimir Klitschko and ever since their first meeting back in summer of 2008, every other opponent was knocked out by the man they called the Tiger.
Looking at Price should we have been surprised as well? Thompson marked his third oppnent in a row who was over the age of 40 and against Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton (Ages 40 and 45 at the time of their losses) and both those fights combined were less than three rounds. Feeding on a diet of old fighters with some name value might do wonders for your resume but won’t help you in terms of developing your skill.
And maybe unlike Skelton and Harrison, Thompson knew that he wasn’t favoured by anyone and that if he lost this fight, it would most likely be the end of his career. With one big right hook to the head of Price though, he shocked the boxing world, managed to give his career a breath of new life and now is in position for a fight with Tyson Fury.
PETERSON VS HOLT
I wasn’t sure if Peterson was being hesitant or experiencing ring rust when he stepped in against Kendall Holt last Friday. It reminded me a bit of his fight with Amir Khan when to me it always seemed like his trainer Barry Hunter was asking him to throw more punches. However he was able to get past that slow start and groove back into championship form by stopping Holt in the eighth round.
There’s something about Lamont Peterson that I’m just not completely sold on him yet. It’s like he’s lacking a quality that I can’t put my finger on. Whatever it is, perhaps it will be revealed in his next fight, according to boxrec.com, against Lucas Matthysse. That will be a real test for him and show us where he stands in terms of talent.
DANCING WITH THE “STARS”
Apparently Victor Ortiz is going to be a contestant on the latest season of ABC’s Crime Against Humanity-I mean, game show (?), Dancing With the Stars. Seriously, what kind of show is this? It’s not really a reality series, it’s not a game show…so why the hell should I care about it?
Also, aside from boxing fans, who is going to be saying, “Hey, Victor Ortiz is going to be on Dancing With the Stars!”?
I expect Victor to be eliminated after trying to bring the Macarena back into fashion.
And now, I must stop talking about Dancing With the Stars before my brain collapses like a neutron star.