Is that he lookd so... damned beatable, but he keeps on winning. Most of the punches he threw looked incredibly slow and didn't appear all that hard, but they landed more often than not and seemed to hurt Williams everytime they landed solidly.
Does anyone else think this way? I was picking his performance apart when I watched the replay of his fight last night, but the man continues to win lol. I think he's one of those guys who's just awkward as hell. So much so, that you cant even begin to appreciate how awkward until you're in the ring with him. Really hard to time and unpredictable.
My former trainer described Corey Spinks like that when he spent a week at the gym Spinks was training in. He said "He'll beat most people because you take most of the fight trying to figure him out and how to time him. By the time you do... fights over."
(Interestingly enough, he also said that many of his sparring partners do very well because they've sparred him so many times that they know what to expect, and that any good fighter who was given a rematch would likely beat him. Guess we'll see in the Zab rematch huh?)
It seems to me that because he keeps his hands so low and his chin up, that the way to fight Vitali would be to stay in the pocket and use his size against him. Dig short hooks into his body and head from inside. However, I've not seen anyone able to carry it out, or willing to try yet.
Because of this, I would like to see Toney get a shot, because I think he would be able to get inside of Vitali's reach. I dont think he could hurt him to the chin, but I do think he could give him fits inside by being busy and defensively frustrating.
Can James take Vitali's power? Would he be able to avoid it for the whole fight? Could James hit Vitali hard enough to get his respect? All interesting questions.