boxing wiz -
This is my thoughts last night on a different thread.
I thought Paulie looked horrible. His so called feints looked more like he was flinching and twitching. His balance was terrible, leaving him nearly falling down whenever he tried to roll or turn while backpeddling. He has never been no for his offence, but tonight he could not throw anything. He also seemed very tight and nervous. As bad as he looked, I think he won 3 of the rounds. The only punch he really attempted was a jab. His jab had no snap, pop or anytanything. It was barely a flicking type,, but Artem somehow walked into many of them. It was a pathetic performance by both, but I thought Paulie barely won.
Artem couldn't land punches on the slow, flatflatfoot and poor balanced, jitterish completely shot former boxing champion. Artem seemed timid, and hesitant to press for much of the fight. I think that he was the one moving forward gave the appearance of effective aggression. He couldn't land punches. There were a few headbutts from both guys, but Artem's did the damage causing the cuts. I was for some reason excited to watch this fight and expected it to atleast be exciting. It ended up being a complete uneventful shit show. I even skipped the stream and paid for it. I deserve to be out $40 for knowing better yet buying it anyways.
This is a fucking great post. I agree with most of it. You're right about Paulie fighting like a nervous wreck early on. He's never looked like that before, all reluctant and stiff, and it allowed Artem to appear to be in the fight. As soon as Paulie got loose, he hurt his right hand.
This whole thing was odd from the beginning. Paulie might be the least suited boxer for BKB, but I figured he'd make Artem look like a guy off the street. That didn't happen. Artem actually stunned Paulie with a shot, which I wouldn't have believed in a million years.
It was a terrible fight and I have no interest in watching BKB ever again. Paulie's a good dude, who came off incredibly bad in this whole thing, in attitude, sportsmanship, and as a boxer. He's actually a really sharp, nice guy who can (literally) talk boxing and gangster movies all day like an UGer. Sucks that he's walking away from this thing tainted.