Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
Maybe, do you have the same opinion on the other heavyweight prospects though?
If so then fair enough.
I'd just like to see him facing at least decent journeymen.
People gave fury **** for rogan and maddelone, but at least those guys know their way around a ring and are able to clock you a bit stiff if you are sloppy.
I'd like to see wilder at that level at least
I think most guys should be moved with much more caution than they are, getting thrown to the wolves is usually a mistake but some should and can handle being moved quicker than others though. Byrant Jennings for example I see people bring him up as a big deal or next big thing, but he should be moved with a lot of caution because while he has talent he needs to learn to fully harness it to really amount to anything and the same applies to Seth Mitchell who they should pull back on a bit so he can hone his craft a bit more.
Lots of people think getting matched tough is the be all and end all for a prospect (any class) and that is the only way to grow but in fact getting matched tough can stunt a guys growth because to try and win they have to focus on specific things and as time passes they will focus more and more on what worked while other things a get pushed to the side making a guy less than he could have been. On the flip side though some guys putting them in tough really makes them expand their horizons.
Which is why I said when following a prospect what matters is if they are getting better, worse or stagnating. If a guy is getting better everything is pretty much fine, if a guy is getting worse he probably was never that good but if a guy is stagnating that is when they need to be challenged.