Originally Posted by BoxingGenius27
GB-TR have made several fights lately. The only one they couldn't make was Mayweather-Pac. Don't be fooled by their supposed inability to work with each other. That's just not true. They've worked together plenty of times in the past.
Regarding Rios-Alvarado, I'm just not impressed with Alvarado. Maybe I'm missing something. But after I saw him go life and death with Prescott, I saw something in his game that I'm pretty sure Rios will exploit.
Regarding Mathysse-Rios, I don't want to see it for 140lb supremacy. I want to see it for the fireworks (two guys with juggernot styles) and to shut Rios up. Mathysse could then fight Garcia after.
Really at the end of the day, no one at 140 is beating Mathysse so it doesn't really matter what order they go in.
Prescott is no slouch though, and those first 4-5 rounds, I've never seen Prescott box so well. People can say "oh well Prescott gassed after the first half of the fight', but Mike still took over from rounds 5-8, the 9th was a slow round for both, and then whupped Prescott and stopped him in the 10th.
Alvarado-Rios will be a phone booth fight, and we still don't know how Rios translates to 140 lbs, where he's fighting someone who re-hydrates as big as he does, who can punch as hard as he does, etc. I think Alvarado also applies a better jab to get inside, where as Rios just rushes forward with hardly anything behind it. It's a 50-50 fight. The winner gets a lot of credit in my book.
I just think the time is right for Garcia-Matthysse. If not atthysse, Garcia could fight Judah or Peterson possibly and may lose. The time is now for it, it's the biggest fight there to be made right now.
Oh and I think Marquez can beat Matthysse.