By William Trillo
Yeah, it’s a corny line out of an old Meatloaf song but if you are boxing manager Egis Klimis you might want to add this tune to your car Karaoke repertoire. After watching HBO Boxing’s Saturday night show featuring three of his fighters it’s clear to me Klimis has two firecrackers and a big dud. Now if you are a handicapper going to Las Vegas for some Boxing Betting action going 2 for 3 is pretty darn good, so it’s not a loss for Klimis, but if you are looking to hit the Trifecta…. Think again.
WBO Super Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko is without a doubt boxings Pound-4-Pound king right now. His victory over Jason Sosa was once again nothing short of spectacular. This guy is in a league all his own. It’s very hard for me to imagine that anyone in his division stands a chance to defeat him. That being said I still have to chuckle when I think about Orlando Salido using that Smoke and Mirror trick at the scales to his advantage and handing Lomachenko his first and only loss.
When someone asks me what kind of fighter do I like to watch the most I will direct them to video of NABF Light Heavyweight Oleksandr Gvozdyk decimating Yunieski Gonzalez inside of three rounds. My expectation is that Gvozdyk will soon be taking the 175 division by storm. I’d like to see him head to Montreal and take on whichever light heavy dares to step into the ring with him. Beterbiev, Pascal and Adonis would have their respective hands full with this contender. On second thought…take the name of Adonis off the list. “Superman” would rather take his chances with a dose of Kryptonite than face this beast.
The first time I saw WBO Cruiserweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk was in Los Angeles last year at The Fabulous Forum. To say I was less than impressed would be an understatement. In fact, here are but a few snippet highlights of my thoughts after that fight:
…he showed less than world class talent…
…awkward if not downright clumsy…
… looked less than pedestrian….
…He has a very short shelf life….
After his decision victory over Michael Hunter this past weekend I haven’t changed my tune one bit. The big southpaw with two left feet is a true specimen of health but once he gets into the ring with someone who can crack his career will end abruptly.
Now don’t be sad.
‘Cuz two out of three ain’t bad.
Check out www.Pound4Pound.com for all the latest boxing news.