Originally Posted by kiaba360
"Out-class" isn't the word I would use. The fight was competitive and Guzman paid the consequences for his tactical errors.
Guzman had his best flurry of punches towards the end of the first and then after that round he occasionally landed a what-looked like a hard, fast punch but Khabib walked through all of his power shots after round one.... All that while outworking, landing the harder shots AND sending Guzman to the floor officially
to the floor what, once or twice? Then the...what 3 times unofficially
that he knocked him down... He was slippin' and slidin' all over the place and it's not like his "injury" was at any point of the fight before the time where Khabib smelled blooded and was about to knock him out regardless (IMO)
You could sense that Guzman was going to be put away by the 3rd round or so...
Could Guzman have fought more "tactically" to his advantage similar to how he fought in round 7? Sure, maybe.... But don't all the Guzman detractors always say "coulda shoulda woulda, ifs and buts" with Guzman for a reason? He had his opportunity tonight and he didn't do that. There was obviously a reason for that... was his team dumb? Maybe.... but he was the man in the ring, and lettuce be real for a second...do you think Guzman was going to avoid the bigger and stronger fighter for 12 rounds anyway? Khabib would have pressed the action and eventually caught him and ended it, IMO. All of those things considered, Khabib was on another level and completely outclassed Guzman (who I wish would not have took this fight in the first place) , IMO.