Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
Seth Mitchell had been touted as the saviour of heavyweight boxing in the US. However, as Iíd predicted, he was exposed as another charlatan last weekend in Atlantic City, hammered in two rounds by the very average and significantly lighter Johnathon Banks.
I donít doubt that Mitchell, a former gridiron footballer, trains hard but he wasnít even an average talent and was outrageously overhyped. The Yanks still refuse to concede that they are no longer the sportís superpower Ė not just in the heavyweight division but right across boxing.
Other than very few Yanks, that honour has passed to Eastern Europe. Fact.Fighters there might lack the flamboyance of some of the Americans but they more than compensate for that in hunger and fundamental basic technique.
that "HW savior" has been boxing for six years total...
and finally, it's a sh#t division right now without american talent. is it really something to brag about that it's largely european now?
i'll take the 70's, when american big men actually boxed, instead of the fat guys who got cut from the basketball team (thompson,) and the mitchells and wilders of the world, who started boxing when they were almost fully grown men (mitchell was 25