Originally Posted by eli porter
In my opinion, no. Those lazy journo's who wrote off solis all get to excersize their confirmation bias but the reality is that they were wrong. Solis did look like he could have made the fight very competitive. He was winning the round and the shot he did take landed while his left foot was slipping (the slip which damaged his cruciate ligaments in his right knee). Of course he could have gone on to lose but there was nothing to suggest, from the little we saw last night, that he was as heavily outmatched as these people were predicting.
I'm not trying to undermine Vitali, I just wanted to ask: is anyone else getting sick of poor boxing journalists who can't read boxing? they just follow the hype train and put down underdogs because it's easy. Now they all get to say how brilliant they are at reading styles because solis had a freak injury which none of them were previously aware of.
He was good for two minutes and that's some moral victory?
He was a lazy sloth before and it caught up with him Saturday. That it may have been pre-existing makes this even funnier. Biggest pro fight he's had (and it's not like he'd beaten anyone worth a damn yet anyways) and there were people happy that he came in less fat.
It's repugnant that some heap like Solis makes seven figures while fighters in other weight divisions who work their ass off have to be three times as good and 100 times as professional to dream of that sort of check.
Just deal with the fact that he sucks for a ton of reasons and move on