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    By Cliff Rold - It's not always easy to identify the beginning of something in boxing. As pieces come together in a weight class, or the span of a couple of classes, what appears tantalizing can evaporate rapidly. This Saturday on DAZN (10 AM EST), two of the best Jr. featherweights in the world will lock horns for two of the major alphabet straps available. After suffering COVID delays with so many since this time last year, 26-year old Murodjon Akhmadaliev (8-0, 6 KO) gets the chance to make his first defense of the WBA and IBF belts he won in January 2020.
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  • #2
    Gonna leave this thing here...

    Originally posted by glenn mcrory View Post
    I want to bring up something interesting for a second.

    Pre 2010 122lb
    Bs/cucks: *crickets*
    122 lb Rigondeaux arrives
    Bs/cucks: OMG Rigod! Everyone ducking Rigod!
    122 lb after Rigondeaux moves up, is shadowrealmed
    Bs/cucks: *crickets*
    122 lb after Dogboes arrival
    Bs/cucks: massive round robin, never more exciting!
    122 lb after Dogboe shadowrealmed by Navarrette, Navarrette, Roman, Vargas best:
    Bs/cucks: *crickets*
    122 lb arrival of Stephen Fulton, Adam Lopez victim and Raeese Aleem, brother of a notorious journeyman(don't worry well get this one right:
    Bs/cucks: OMG New 122! Super Era! Turbo!!!

    122 lb after Fulton shadowrealmed:
    Bs/cucks: *crickets*

    Actually, add Moreno and Agbeko to the Rigondeaux timeframe for extra hilarity.

    Notice this article doesn't even mention Castro.
    Pretty sure thats intentional.
    Hopefully Arum puts the wayward WBO in its place for letting pbc run wild and places Castro and Conlan at their door.


    • #3
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      Ryosuke Iwasa is a formidable rival, a strong first defense for Murodjon Akhmadaliev, even with a near two year layoff since COVID for the former 122 IBF Japanese champion. This clash has the potential for FOTY 2021, and could bring back that 90's feel. The weekend is looking good.
      Last edited by 1hourRun; 04-01-2021, 03:51 AM.


      • #4
        Akhmadaliev should rematch Roman, iirc Roman said he didn't have a full camp so maybe that affected him physically and mentally going into the fight


        • #5
          like PBC guys are eager to fight MJ who is on DAZN, he'll be left out in the cold, just like Crawfish at 47, or Tszyu or Madrimov at 54


          • #6
            Naoye Inoue needs to move into the same picture of 122 because at bantamweight there is nobody that will beat him. Not even Casimero who will get KO'd inside 4 rounds against Inoue with his reckless style that's tailor made for Inoue's composure and accurate power punching


            • #7
              This was a great walk into time. There are some true great names on that 1996 list. A few had slipped my mind. I tend to love the lower weight divisions, as we see the best tend to rumble with the best more often than at high divisions. There is not as much money below 130, so to earn real cash they have to fight each other. This class is a bit unproven, but there are a ton of great matches just waiting, and I bet we see most of them promotional politics be damned.


              • #8
                Naoya Inoue has ben exposed by Nonito Donaire so don't under estimate Johnriel Casimero he's named Quadro Alas for nothing.


                • #9
                  How about that list from back in the day? Absolutely loaded.


                  • #10
                    118 with the Monster can be very good for a while Casi can do a lot if the fight happens and guys at 115 are getting noticed and may move up, lot of movement in those weight classes of really 108-118 they do bounce a bit. Opportunities is all. Good memories in the write up seems like a long time ago, hey wait it was a while ago now that I think of it. Still another good era of boxing to have been around to witness.