Showing posts with label Kimbo Slice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kimbo Slice. Show all posts

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Humiliation of Kimbo Slice and Its Similarities to Mayweather vs. Hatton

By: T.R. Slyder,

I thought about making this headline "Kimbo takes too many head blows, blows the fight.". Make sure you aren't trying to text while watching this. You'll miss the entire fight. Thanks for comin' out Kimbo.

The first punch that stunned Kimbo reminded me of Floyd Mayweather's knockout of Ricky Hatton. It's hard to see Petruzelli's first landing blow in real time, but they do a good job of showing it on the replay. In the Mayweather fight, Mayweather caught Hatton with, what I learned from Mayweather's post-fight interview is called a "check-hook". When the guy is closing in on you, he's focused on your face and isn't thinking about his peripheral field quite as much and is vulnerable to a hook. Even if you don't knock him down, you'll at least impede his process a bit and be able to regroup.