Enzo Maccarinelli Gets Knocked Out
I think I speak for everyone, not just the fans, but for everyone who has followed, and been involved in Big Mac's boxing career. He's one of the nicest guys in boxing, and as much as I hate to say it, he really needs to retire. Let's be honest, after David Haye beat Enzo it has been down hill from there. Frank Warren put him up against C-level fighters just to get his confidence back after each loss, and he demolished them all, and so he should have. But everytime he has stepped up the opposition, looking to get back up there with the best in his division he has been badly knocked out.
In almost all of Enzo's last 10 fights he has relied so much on just raw power alone, gassing himself out trying to land a massive KO punch, and totally leaving his chin out to dry in the process. At World level you just can't do that. If you do, you get knocked out, simple as that. You have to give Enzo credit, he came back after some bad knock out defeats to win the European Title. He has been a World Champion as well, and I think that was when he was at his best, but now his skills have deteriorated, he just doesn't have the sharpness needed. His last fight against Alexander Frenkel was one of the worst performances I have ever seen from Enzo. All he was doing yet again was looking for that huge punch, no defense, no gameplan, no pacing himself, and look at the result, one of the most crushing knockouts I have seen in a while.
Enzo needs to make the decision, Is he OK with competing at a much lower level and just taking out walking punch bags in a few rounds just to boost his confidence. Or should he just accept that he can't compete at world level no longer and call it a day. Only the boxer himself can make that tough, heart breaking, life changing decision.
I wish Enzo all the best in whatever he chooses to do with his life after boxing, he's such a nice guy, I'm sure he'll do well, and I'm pretty sure he has a lot of good family and support around him.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
David Haye Vs Audley Harrison is the biggest and most talked about all British boxing match up since Lennox Lewis fought Frank Bruno back in 1993.
Audley Harrison will be 39 years old by the time he faces David Haye at the M.E.N Arena on November 13th, so this is Audley Harrisons one and only chance to fight for the heavyweight title. Can he pull off the upset? Anything is possible. No boxing match is a certain win for anyone, and although David Haye is a huge favourite to win, this is heavyweight boxing, and one punch can decide the fight. Like we all seen in Audley Harrisions last fight against Michael Sprott, where Harrison was behind in every round, then in the last round he came back with a contest ending punch that knocked Sprott out cold. Audley does have a powerful left hand, and if this connects on David Hayes much talked about weakness, his suspect chin, we could see Audley, after all the let downs, loses, and being totally written off as a joke, finally fulfill his dream of becoming the Heavyweight Champion Of The World.
But with all that said, It's David Haye who will more then likely dominate the fight and win by knockout. Haye has huge punching power and is a much better boxing technician, with a superior boxing brain, excellent movement and combinations.
But these two do have history together, and boxing is just as much about the mind as it is the body. David Haye used to look up to Audley Harrison many years ago, could this have a phsycological impact on David Haye come fight night.
Some people are saying Audley Harrison doesn't deserve this shot at David Hayes WBA Heavyweight Title, but if David Haye's not fighting either of the Klitschko brothers, who else would people rather see him fight?
The preferred fight for David Haye was against either of the Klitschko brothers, but that has now fell through 3 times for one reason or another. Rumours that Haye is scared of fighting either of the brothers are widely talked about, and that could be the case. But it's more likely that Haye wasn't offered the fight deal he thought he was worth as WBA Champion, and See's this fight with Audley Harrison as a less risky fight, so he actually gets to hold on to the WBA Belt for longer and make some very good money in the process. He knows a loss against one of the Klitschko's would see him lose his WBA Belt, and then have a tough road back to the top, specially if there was no rematch clause in the agreed fight contract.
Tickets for David Haye Vs Audley Harrison are very close to being sold out, but there are still some being offered for sale on eBay. Grab them while you can. November 13th will be a great night of boxing. Don't miss it.
Posted by PMF at 16:32