Sometimes it appears like our nation is in decline, in case you watch sure channels or learn sure sources. Outside boxing, and inside boxing, too. It looks like possibly Brit Anthony Joshua, as an illustration, actually doesn’t NEED to conquer America to rule the heavyweight division with authority. Used to be you had to come to these shores in case you needed to actually, actually, positively make it.
AJ and his folks have just lately been declaring that he can fill stadiums and our prime American heavyweight…can’t.
Point famous and chewed on..however not totally digested…
This land is still nearer to the be-all, end-all to many individuals, and sure, still athletes who come from abroad to obtain a model of the American dream.
Arnold Khegai, an 11-Zero-1 tremendous bantamweight from Ukraine, is very a lot trying ahead to coming to America, subsequent month, to glove up towards Adam Lopez, in a card unfolding in Philly.
“I think boxing in the U.S. is the capital of world boxing, the next fight will be held on May 11, the opponent is good,” Khagei advised us, by way of e-mail. “I think we will show a spectacular duel! Follow me, and I hope in a short time, I will be the world champion, I want to win the American public!”
The fighter, born to Korean mother and father, began out in Thai boxing, however converted as a result of pugilism promised a extra gleaming highway. He appears up to Mike Tyson, he stated: “I think he was the best fighter of all time, as everyone knows him from all over the world and I like Canelo among active fighters.”
The lone semi-blemish on his document, that draw, got here in his sixth outing, in Moscow, towards Yerzhan Zalilov. “It was not an easy fight, but I believe that I won that fight as most of the observers including the media,” defined the boxer who is being promoted by Dmitriy Salita.
He has respectable hand velocity, will snap the jab, however likes to work in shut, and wing exhausting launches. He isn’t afraid to take a little bit wind up, work each side of the physique, and has a road fighter mentality, not getting overwhelmed by guilt if he rabbit punches inadvertantly. His protection isn’t impregnable and may be struck whereas backing straight up, however he prides himself on having a dense beard. Khegai values being aggressive and can sq. up and throw down, blowing off staying in structured mode, as a result of he merely likes to brawl at instances.
I ponder, how superior is he…is he trying to make a reasonably fast strike, if he beats 16-2-2 Lopez, a Texan, and search out a title crack? “As far as I can see in the championship bouts, I think I will be a very difficult opponent for every champion at the moment. As far as a title fight, everything has its time, when the promoters decide then and there will be a fight, I will be ready at any time for anyone in the super bantamweight division.”
Some of his toughness comes from soldiering on, after his dad died in a automobile crash when he was three. His mother raised him and two brothers.
And his ring fashion? I requested him to describe it: “My style is very explosive. I like boxing in the exchanges, because I feel comfortable there. I am an aggressive fighter, I like to bring excitement to my fights, break my opponent down and knock him out!”
That perspective, sounds to me like it should resonate all over the place and if his deeds match his phrases, I wouldn’t guess towards the Korean-Ukrainian snagging a slice of the American dream, candy science fashion.
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