Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Walk the Walk

A guy who doesn't do a lot of talking but does a great job in the ring is Timothy Bradley. He'll be on the show this week along with Jim Jeffries biographer Jim Carney.

As you know, I picked Kevin Johnson to beat Vitali Klitschko last week. I still think he could have had he bothered to throw a punch. When Klitschko's eye was bleeding and swelling in the 5th round, I thought if Johnson just popped the jab at the eye for the next few rounds, it could have caused enough damage to stop the fight.

However, he refused to throw a damn punch. He wasn't getting hurt, was able to avoid most of Klitshcko's punches, but just wouldn't let his hands go.

To make matters worse he was talking for weeks in advance. Even in private, he was talking talking talking. He told me, "this is going to be easy."

If you talk like that you need to throw a punch now and then. If you're going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

I haven't seen any statements from him so I emailed him to ask him what happened. I haven't heard back.

It doesn't surprise me.


Raul said...

Does Paulie Malignaggi deserve a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez?

Should Juan Diaz retire from boxing or does he still have a couple of fights left in him?

Anonymous said...

Lol, Marc.. I don't know what was worse. Your horrible hair day on Shobox or your horrible pick of Kevin Johnson. Lets hope in the new year that you don't mess up THAT bad again.

Marc said...

The hair was worse. Much worse.

Anonymous said...

It would be worse if you did a radio show about hair grooming, not boxing analysis. But it's all good.. we all make ridiculous picks sometimes.