Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by MMALOPEZ, Aug 28, 2019.
Low kicks allowed right?
Spong sleeping Usyk with a big punch out of nowhere would surprise me less than him winning rounds. Outboxing Usyk for the duration of a round is a hard enough task for lifelong boxers let alone kickboxing converts
Yeah, you're likely right on that one especially considering most of Spongs wins come by KO. Also, when I say a few rounds I mean just 1 or 2. Maybe Uysk gets a bit stunned one round and plays it very defensive for a round or two? Obviously this is unlikely and very speculative.
If Spong does win a round or two I'd be happy with that performance from him. You're right though, Spong outboxing Usyk for any portion of the fight will be a big surprise and I'm not expecting it.
but floyd was old, a few years retired, and had the kind of style that allowed conor to at least throw something.
imagine conor making his debut against canelo. that is what spong facing usyk is like.
usyk will paw him with the jab, spong will throw a flurry, miss it, and usyk will throw and land on his chin at will. if spong makes it past 4 rounds, i'll be really impressed.
Lol, no chance Usyk stops him that early. He's a very weak puncher and Spong can eat bombs and survive, not to mention he has a very solid clinch. If it gets stopped, it's probably later, in the 10th or so, due to fatigue/accumulation of punches like Conor was vs. Floyd.
Usyk isn't a weak puncher, just look at what he did to Tony Bellew. He doesn't hit like Lennox Lewis but when he sits down on shots he hits plenty hard. And Spong isn't a natural HW he's Usyks size so Usyk's power can affect him. Usyk will use Spong for target practice so I wouldn't be surprised if he really sits down on his shots and goes for an early stoppage.
Early destruction here, it really is a mismatch.
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