The Biggest Fight Jul 8, 2011 17:56:11 GMT -5
Post by TD on Jul 8, 2011 17:56:11 GMT -5
the article below is on multiple websites such as "fightnews.com" and "boxingnews.com and others too.
Initial reactions from the two camps.
Braekhus received the news in her training camp in Kienbaum. "That's fantastic," she enthused. "I have been waiting to fight Holly Holm for such a long time. She is a great fighter but so am I. There can only be one winner and that will be me. I believe I am faster, stronger and better than her. It will be a great, great fight.
Holly Holm is also looking forward to the showdown. "I am excited to leave America and come to Europe to prove that I am the best female boxer in the world," she stated. "I am the undisputed pound-for-pound queen and I can't wait to show everybody in Europe that I am the best."
Lenny Fresquez adds that Holm will destroy Braekhus.
As stated previously, I believe Braekhus is the best of the best in the welterweights, and I have no doubt that she will justify my statements with a smashing victory over Holly.
this is likely to be the pose one will see after the fight!
Holly fighting away from HOME? OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Usually, she is "3 rounds ahead" from the New Mexico advantage...that means opponents have to chase her and she can counter at will OR not. Which happens far too much, IMO.
Interesting, Braekhus starts this fight w/ a "homer" advantage...but I doubt she fights that way. She likes to fight.
So Holly can't run around the ring and expect a win, she actually has to go forward and initiate. This is another huge challenge for John W. He is one of the most masterful trainers in the sport today. He totally gets it, he knows what to do.
So Holm V. Braekhus should be an action fight. I don't believe Braekhus has a much of a punch and Holly has been hiding hers for years.
Mathis V. Holm should be a track meet as Ms. Mathis makes the fight, chases Holm, throws more, lands more and loses 6 to 4. I certainly hope I am wrong and it turns into a great fight. But you are NOT going to get alot of interest fighting a world wide title fight in New Mexico. This should have been a Vegas or AC fight on a major card. It really could have been a break out for women's boxing had it been in a major boxing market because NO HOMER advantage means you have to punch your way to the win.
Lamare V. Mathis were great fights that had all of France ( boxing fans) watching either in seats or at home. These ladies defined women's boxing IMO, they banged tooth and nail, non-stop back and forth.
You can't win a fight with your feet unless your kickboxing. You run, we snooze, you lose...unless you are at home. No doubt, there are HOMERS all over the world and it has been the curse of women's boxing...one way to tell, how many times did you fight in Vegas or AC...those are where the BIGS happen.