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Dougie's Friday Mailbag (Crawford-Khan, final mythical matchups in all weight categories)

Dougie's Friday mailbag (Pacquiao-Broner, Jack-Browne, Canelo-Jacobs, Crawford-Khan)


What Dougie is,

So excited battle week is for us. I attend the Terence Crawford and Amir Khan event. In fact I needed to go and help my son Teofimo Lopez & Shakur Stevenson, who grew a couple of kilometers away from me. I'm really enthusiastic about the fact that Omaha and British fans to travel at all occasions, you’ve two local fighters Lopez & Stevenson on, you could have two Puerto Rican fighters Diazissa Chris and Felix Vedejossa, which put in place.

good electrical set. Now the matches usually are not crazy, but what can you do? Massive names, however I nonetheless consider that we see too many unilateral struggles.

From Verdejo, if he returned to shape, it must be straightforward to struggle even once I know that Bryan Vasquez is just not a breakthrough once I noticed Beltran, if Verdejo shouldn’t be targeted, might flip into an exciting battle. In fact I feel it’s straightforward to win a KO, however to be seen. If he wins, I hope we’ll get him to Luke Campbell or Richard Commey, or if Felix seems impressive, I need to see this match.

The wrestle between Stevenson and Diaz, which I truthfully consider is a simple one-sided hit with a late TKO victory. My good friend of Rica, who’s going to battle in fact, withdraws in shock, so we went again to this. I’m glad that Diaz is with Roach, perhaps he did something, but I consider that as Stevenson Lopez are just on another degree. Their opponents aren’t dangerous, but as they are saying, STANDING THIS SHITI

The primary occasion ought to be straightforward to win for Crawford. Sure, we see some early competitors rounds from Khan, but sooner or later, as all the time, Khan will get caught and goes down. I’ve already heard glass breaking jaw. LOL, just a joke, I all the time felt the evil Khan. great expertise, coronary heart however weak chin.

I am also excited underneath the radar of the ship combatants, as my colleague Dominican (who I don’t get hypediä, till I see him more) Carlos Adames. He is my only hope of receiving Dominican boxing. LOL, I like being with Robert Garcia, so he ought to get nice sparring. I feel Frank Galarza is an effective check for him, so I'm going to see what he can do. I am also wanting forward to seeing Edgar Berlanga, whose pal has been great, and I will regulate Vikas Krishan. It's fun to see her on Khan's sub-card. If I am not flawed, they won’t hold one another or get into an argument. I could possibly be improper.

However I needed you to take a basic Prime Rank / ESPN PPV card and eventually what’s PPV pricing? Why not just make 40-50 $ PPV or even much less and appeal to more individuals and the same quantity? I feel this harm the celebs, don't construct them. In the event that they're pleased, they'll get 300okay @ $ 70 = $ 21mil. The $ 40 worth you’ll be able to appeal to more individuals, say 500okay, and still make $ 20mil, however you’ve got more eyes on the battles and followers that continue to observe them. I don't see any younger fighters who get an enormous publicity from this, perhaps LIVE. But I also needed to take it. Sorry for the lengthy seashore. Hope you and I hope the family will do good. – Omar, Paterson, NJ

I'm not there, Omar, but I’m positive that you may be treated with entertaining night. Win, lose or get KTFO, Khan often makes memorable bouts, and nothing compares the power that Madison Square Backyard creates when it is filled with arduous boxers.

I do not know what to say to the ESPN Pay-Per-View pricing, as in any other case I agree that the PPV options have to be underneath $ 70, $ 60 and even $ 50. But I'm only a journalist and a fan. I am not a promoter, network supervisor, businessman or sports activities advertising professional. I don't know what fans are shopping for or shopping for or I do know more about this business than Prime Rank and ESPN, and I have to point out that all the events have been critical about how the worth of the Saturday event can be priced. We see the way it happens. I don't assume they're all fearful about how many stay "eyes" sub-card gamers get, because they will instantly put all these battles on social media and in addition play matches as a lot as they want on totally different ESPN platforms. For me, a high danger of further financial aspect, is that it strikes and makes lower than 200 000 pieces of shopping for it harm the bargaining energy for future major wrestle Crawford with a potential competitor Errol Spence.

From the beginning of Verdejo, if he returned to shape, it ought to be straightforward to battle even once I know that Bryan Vasquez is just not passing once I noticed with Beltran if Verdejo isn’t targeted, it might turn out to be an thrilling battle. I feel Vasquez provides as much as 100% healthy and concentrated Verdejo battle. I've never been so fond of Verdejou as lots of my colleagues and followers. I just like the youngster quite a bit and I hope he understands his potential (or the potential that others consider) as a result of it’s good for sport, but I don't see a future world player once I take a look at him to battle. [19659013] Mild Teofimo Lopez. Photographic Credit: Mikey Williams / Prime Rank "width =" 300 "height =" 207 "/>

Mild Teofimo Lopez Photograph Credit: Mikey Williams / Prime Rank

In fact, I feel it's a straightforward KO win, but I have to see it. Lopez must see the TV, though I should warn that Edis Tatli, the European champion, just isn’t a very aggressive cat in a light-weight division. Tatlin (four) (Lopez is No. 5) has been rated by WBO, so I can see why they took this battle, they usually need to get nearer to the obligatory challenger position for Master Vasiliy Lomachenko.

So if he wins, we'll get him to Luke Campbell or Richard Commey & # 39; s or if Felix seems to be impressive, I'd wish to see that it matches collectively. Give him a challenge to the IBF title later this yr if he comes out of Tatl's battle with out being harmed, and then he’ll face the Lomachenko title-association ball firstly of 2020. Lopez-Verdejo-presentation. I talked about this attainable matchup in my earlier mailbox.

The wrestle between Stevenson and Diaz, which I sincerely consider, is a simple one-sided strike too late for the TKO victory. Really? I feel it’s more durable (bodily) than the silver medals for the Olympic Games, however I help a scorching view of the former identify competitor. A tissue for a kid to take this danger after 10 pro-bouts.

The primary event for Crawford must be straightforward to win. Boxers love sneakers around the word "easy", don't they? The whole lot is on the lookout for "easy" in boxing, but nothing actually is, especially making an attempt to wreck knowledgeable and gifted boxer with expertise and intestines like Amir Khan.

Sure, we see some early competitors rounds from Khan, however sooner or later, as all the time, Khan will get caught and goes down. Right here's the thing, Omar. Since Bredis Prescott is again in 2008, Khan has proven his potential to outlive significantly (vs. Marcos Maidana) and has risen from most of his drops (Julio Diaz and final vs. Sammy Vargas). Yes, Danny Garcia stopped him, however Swift is just not a multitude, and Khan obtained up from the drop and the struggle stopped together with his legs. Sure, Canelo Alvarez closed his brain with one massive shot. He didn’t rise from this battle. But Alvarez is the precise punch weight, which is at present five in the pound-for-pound. There must be no shame in this loss. And between Garcia and Alvarez, Khan landed on extremely expert and experienced boxers at Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. Due to his success southpaws is, I feel, that Crawford's means to trade to not confuse him so much as the opposite. But we see.

I am additionally excited concerning the radar alikorttivoittajien, as my colleague Dominican (which I don’t intend to jump until I see him more), underneath Carlos Adames. He's a bit raw, however he's coming. I take pleasure in him preventing. I'd wish to see he problem the WBO 154-pound Jaime Munguian. It's a very good battle.


Hei Doug,

Properly, finally my first present at MSG. I feel anybody in the boxing religion ought to go to Mecca no less than once in their lifetime. I am making a pilgrimage to this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. Sure, the battle isn’t just Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta or second input of Ali-Frazier, however at the least I'm in the same building. I significantly consider that it must be a enjoyable, albeit somewhat predictable battle when it lasts; Amir Khan is a very flawed fighter who all the time provides the whole lot, but who could be very predictable. He's like a pitcher with a 100-mph fast ball, however a mediocre change, it's arduous at a couple of innings, but ultimately gets residence from the slope.

I'm excited Crawford, he jogs my memory a stronger extra aggressive version of Pernell Whitaker for some purpose. I'm additionally excited to see this difficult Shakur towards Puerto Rico, which might be the most effective night time's battle. Verdejo and Teofimo make the night even better, even if they have been tailored to victory, I am glad to see them reside.

Sad you aren’t going to be there in a hangout, I'm making an attempt to do it with Canelo-Jacobs, hopefully we will drink there for previous occasions.

Because of Doug! – Juan Valverde, San Diego

Keep in mind to spend at the least one night time in the corner of Jimmy the place you understand my pal Steve Kim is in the courtroom. Perhaps you get fortunate and meet a basic and classy boxer that exists. PunchZone, Aris Pina. Let me assume in case you go to Occasions Square and you’re positive you like at the least one Guinness or rum and coke.

Danny Roman (left.) And TJ Doheny set 122-pound identify line on April 26. [19659013] I undoubtedly Canelo-Jacobs, and Cinco De Mayo weeks / weekends nice battle in Vegas cannot be beat, however you need to attempt to do it In my hometown subsequent Friday's show was a rematch of Srisaket Sor Rungvis-Juan Francisco Estrada. I heard that Scott Quigg needed to withdraw from the present because of a trainee damage, but it’s still a very deep sub-card, and Danny Roman-TJ Doheny's 122-kilo affiliation's parallel function might be conflict.

I'm excited Crawford, he reminds me of a stronger extra aggressive Pernell Whitaker version for some cause. This can be a very huge thank you, Juan, but I see where you come from. Bud shouldn’t be as slippery, liquid, or intuitive as Candy Pea was (no one was or is), but his wrestle typically follows the identical sample as most of Whitaker's early rounds, "feel out," mid-way changes, dominant competitors; solely Crawford typically gets a late stop and is probably what happens to Khan.

I am also excited to see this difficult Shakur towards Puerto Rico, which would be the perfect night time's battle. I agree. I feel that I look ahead to Stevenson-Díaz for more than'm the primary event (although I’m concerned in Crawford Khan matchup).

Verdejo and Teofimo make the evening even higher, despite the fact that that they had agreed I win, I'm glad to see them reside. Lopez goes to places. I'm unsure about Verdejo.


Hey Dougie,

I hope you, the family and the staff are high quality.

It's an enormous question! I’m a fan of Khan, nevertheless it's a huge survey.

First, the credit where the credit is due. Khan has taken the hardest battle there and stories much less money. Considering all the heavy division between BS, AJ, Wilder, Fury and Whyte, it is refreshing.

It’s essential to also give Crawford credit. There's a neater struggle than Khan. Regardless of the chances, he's a handful of some elite voltage

If anyone can Amir Khan !!! Can he do this?

I feel that I read Jeff Horn disintegration, and I agree. IMHO's logic must be a box and movement, not an attack. Let Crawford come to her and try to battle, send and show her. I don't assume Amir has ever been gone.

Does Khan have the power to do it? I feel yes, but the actual question is, does he have temperament?

Khan has quicker hand velocity, quicker foot, but Crawford IMO puts his ft better and smarter than Khan. Khan has an awesome engine. As well as, it has skilled exceptional excellence. However can he persist with the truth that they did not need to stand and trade, which has been in his previous?

There are two issues to do right here

1) Nook. Hunter is excellent at preserving Khan targeted. I feel he can pay an ideal deal in the battle.

2) The battle is nicely constructed. I don't assume he’ll come to Garcia or LeGreco for the hate he has.

Can he do it? Sure

Nevertheless, if we need to remain truthful and balanced, we should return to Eddie Murphy Uncooked since 1987. "What have you done to me lately?"

Has Khan proven any previous options in the final battles? You can also make excuses that the final two battles have been rebuilding battles and onerous to get away from bed. Nevertheless, you can’t ignore the fact that if Samuel Vargas (who doesn't like respect) might discover Khan's jaw and vaccinate him, P4P will definitely come and reap the benefits of it. Is the velocity still there? Is the engine the same? Are your ft really quick? I hope that the camp has made the suitable adjustments to take advantage of his skills. Simpler to say than completed.

Crawford is one in every of my most popular fighters. His love is nothing. He's bodily a bit of smaller than Khan and shorter, however I don't assume this makes an enormous distinction in the battle. Khan has been concerned with Southpaws and slick ** t fighters and beat them. Taking a look at Crawford's sequel, I don't assume he's been as quick or slippery as Khan with anyone. For Crawford, the logic I might say can be to regulate the storm, then wait or drive an error and try to catch him in a later part of the battle. I feel Crawford is definitely sensible sufficient and arduous sufficient to take action.

Do you assume Crawford is making an attempt out velocity and out of Khan? If he did, it will be quite a press release.

I really suspended, and the chances are so stacked towards Khan? Khan had nice success with Canelo, one other excellent, slippery boxer until he obtained caught. Allow us to be truthful that the stroke would have taken the center weight or the middle weight. Crawford and Khan are rather more constant in measurement and energy, so we say Crawford finds it so easy?

Don't go mistaken, Crawford is a number ring and a really intelligent fighter. However I don't assume he would have a simple night time in any means.

So who’s underneath strain? I ought to say each. Khan isn’t in the last potential saloon, but poor efficiency or early fall guidelines out of the top flight will battle until he needs to rebuild again.

To Crawford, when the dominant efficiency of Spence towards Garcia, Crawford sorted out to remind individuals why he is # 1 and the dominating victory for Khan will certainly assist.

In any case, this can be a great matchup towards two fast, skilled boxers. All of the elements for a fantastic battle! I'll be rooted in my husband Bolton, but I do know Bud is a special expertise and it's an enormous huge ask for Khan.

How do you call it? Khan Vs Ebook At the moment and benefit from the weekend. – Tabraze, London U.Okay.

Thanks, Tabraze, I will. And I'll go over to Brook in Khan in 2014, Khan Brook tonight, Garcia's late TKO, Khan over Pac's close choice and Spence's brutal midnight stops.

I help Crawford's late cease, perhaps a superb struggle for the championship. At the very least I hope it is a compelling matchup. I’m disenchanted, if your son Bud scamper early.

First, the credit the place the credit is due. Khan has taken the toughest battle there and reviews much less cash. Considering all BS in the Heavyweight division between AJ, Wilder, Fury and Whyte, it’s refreshing. Good point. And see how most of the largest heavy items and cash are in preparation, so you’ll be able to step in and problem Joshua's three huge titles now, as Jarrell Miller is out on June 1, the primary occasion because he has a constructive drug check. But Khan has by no means pulled the challenge. As a champion he was ready to defend this title in the USA, together with the hometowns of the highest 10 rivals, Paulie Malignagg and Lamont Peterson (who have been treated in a privileged method by judges and judges, and he has taken a risky match towards Collazo, Alexander, Canel and now Crawford towards the post-title kingdom) , I've obtained loads of respect Amirille, and I’ve all the time loved interviewing him before his nimipalautuksiaan, when he educated with Freddie Roach Wild Card Boxing Membership, but I received the opportunity to get to know him slightly better, meet a few of his households and spend time together with his father's fitness center in Bolton, England Canelo- to battle, and I can inform you (what you in all probability already know)

You even have to provide Crawford a credit score, because there’s a neater wrestle than Khan. n? On paper, yes. The tire, No.

I feel that I read Jeff Horn disintegration, and I agree. IMHO's logic must be a field and motion, not an assault. In fact! It's primitive. (And not Hornet taught in elementary faculty?)

Let Crawford come to her and try to battle, ship and present her. I don't assume Amir has ever been out. Me neither. Peterson identified, however I assumed Khan deserved this determination. Nevertheless, despite the bias of the decide and two official judges, Khan made this battle closer than being presupposed to be involved in Peterson's mining operations all through the battle.

Khan and Hunter

Does Khan have the power to do it? I feel yes, however the actual query is, does he have temperament? No, see above. Though I say this: he is a more disciplined boxer when he’s educated beneath the management of Virgil Hunter, who directed him to his folds by profitable Collazo and Alexander.

Two points come to thoughts here.

1) Nook. Hunter is excellent at protecting Khan targeted. I feel he's paying an incredible deal for the battle. I agree 100%, and it is among the fundamental causes I'm interested Matchup. I recognize Hunter nicely as a trainer and instructor.

2) The battle is nicely constructed. I don't assume he will come into contact with Garcia or LeGreco. Khan appears to have a head hooked up to this problem, and it have to be if he hopes to be aggressive, to not point out the winner.

Can he do it? Yeah. Mmmmm …. I don't assume so.

Crawford is certainly one of my most popular fighters. You might have a superb taste of boxers. He is Marvin-Hagler's strong,

Khan has been concerned with southern and clean ** t fighters. Taking a look at Crawford's sequel, I don't assume he's been as fast or slippery as Khan with anybody. I feel Yuriorkis Gamboa was as quick as Khan, and I don’t think about Khan to be a "slippery" boxer.

For Crawford, the logic I might say can be to regulate the storm, then wait or pressure the error and try to catch him in the later part of the battle. I don't assume Bud has to take the storm. My guess is that Khan is going to hit the fly and check out to figure out Crawford in the same novice type he had gained in his first world championship towards Andriy Kotelnik. 19659002] I feel Crawford is definitely sensible sufficient and arduous sufficient to try this. That's what he does each time he enters the ring and has worked for him over the past 34 races.

Do you assume Crawford is making an attempt out and out of Khan? Out-speed? No. Out-box? Sure.


Good evening Dougie Recent. I typically supporter and each reader to "bag" and some of your favourite contribution are many "mythical matchups," or MMs for brief. I want to current the final mythical matchbacks for every weight class –

with Nicknames:

Strawweight – Hekkie Budler vs. Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon

Junior Flyweight – Yuh Myung Woo vs. Michael “Manitos de Piedra” in Carbaja [19659002] Flyweight – Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson vs. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

Junior Bantamweight – Khaosai "Thai Tyson" Galaxy vs. Srikaset Sor Rungvis

Bantamweight – Orlando Canizales vs. Naoya "The Monster" Inoue [19659002] Junior Featherweight – Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez vs. Jeff fenech

Feathers – Chris John vs. Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao

Junior Mild – Azumah "Professor" Nelson vs. Vasyl "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko [19659002] Mild – Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker vs. Sugar Shane Mosely

Junior Welterweight – Julio Cesar “Culican Lion” Chavez vs. Terence “Bud” Crawford

Wel terweight – Felix ”Tito” Trinidad vs. Errol Spence Jr. 59002] Junior Middleweight – Mile ”The Physique Snatcher McCallum vs.“ Terrible ”Terry Norris

Medium – Thomas“ Hitman ”Hearns vs. Genaddy“ GGG ”Golovkin

Super Middleweight – Joe Calzaghe vs. Andre“ Son of God ” Ward

Mild Heavy Weight – Michael Spinks vs. Virgil “Quicksilver” HIll

Cruiserweight – Dwight “The Camden Buzzsaw” Muhammad Quai vs. Orlin Norris [19659002] Heavyweight – Larry's The Easton Assassin Holmes vs. Lennox Lewis

Ladies's Boxing – Anne Wolfe vs. Claressa Shields

Comic Heroes – Aquaman vs. Sub Mariner

What do you consider Doug? – Todd Elliot, Brooklyn

Here I find Todd:

Strawweight – Hekkie Budler vs. Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon – Calderon by making a choice about entertaining battle (Hekkie's Butt-Ugly Little ass)

Junior Flyweight – Yuh Myung Woo vs. Michael “Manitos de Piedra” near Carbajal – Carbajal, perhaps with a contradictory choice, because of heavier (small stone arms)

Flyweight – Mark “To Sharp” Johnson vs. Roman ”Chocolatito” Gonzalez – Too Sharp by the choice in the GREAT battle, Johnson's prime was 112 pounds, Chocolatito was in all probability at its greatest at 108 kilos.

Junior Bantamweight – Khaosai "Thai Tyson" Galaxy vs. Srikaset Sor Rungvisai – Galaxy determinedly in one other nice battle, I feel Khaosai's bigger action is the key;

Bantamweight – Orlando Canizales vs. Naoya "The Monster" Inoue – Canizales determination in a troublesome battle; I have to go to undervalued Texan till I see more Inoua 118 kilos.

Junior Featherweight – Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez vs. Jeff Fenech – Gomez completes another huge, in all probability brutal battle; The legend of Puerto Rico is the perfect ever 122 character (which says one thing); he was in a position to attract in addition to he might hit. However Fenech was an absolute beast, he took anybody to hell and again.

Feather – Chris John vs. Manny Pac Pacia Pacquiao-Pac; I feel Dragon will give him a very good fit, but the Philippine icon will inform a drop or put it on an Indonesian stick-and-move skilled to win a small majority of the rounds.

Junior Lightweight – Azumah "Professor" Nelson vs. Vasyl "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko – Holiday with a aggressive however clear determination in a really entertaining battle

Mild – Pernell "Sweet Pea" by Whitaker vs. Sugar Shane Mosely – Whitaker by choice close aggressive (and entertaining, because of california) fights. The bull would have to get out and deal with the painful moments here.

Junior Welterweight – Julio Cesar "Culican's Lion" Chavez vs. Terence "Bud" Crawford – Chavez by making a decent choice in the thriller. 19659002] Welterweight – Felix "Tito" Trinidad vs. Errol Spence, Jr. – Trinidad, which is a qualifying round earlier than the Championship

Junior Middleweight – Mike "The Body Snatcher McCallum vs." Terrible "by Terry Norris – McCallum with Medium and Final The cease was a wrestle he had placed on scorecards. Know-how and jaw will ultimately cease velocity and sportiness.

Center weight – Thomas "Hitman" Hearns vs. Gennady "GGG" Golovkin – Golovkin, who interrupted the basic 160-kilo confrontation.

Super Middleweight – Joe Calzaghe vs. Andre "The Son of God" Ward – Calzaghe, by a controversial choice, in a quick chess recreation with Welsh Wizard's edges as a result of larger action and movement.

Mild Heavy Weight – Michael Spinks vs. Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill – Jinx's Disappointing Undressed Battle

Cruiserweight – Dwight "Camden Buzzsaw" ] Heavyweight – Larry "The Easton Assassin's" Holmes vs. Lennox Lewis – Holmes determination with dramatic reciprocal encounters

Mid-KO KO boxing – Anne Wolfe vs. Claressa Shields – Wolfe. (Shields mouth would hate and encourage Anne to be her absolute and cruel greatest.)

Comic Heroes – Aquaman vs. Sub Mariner – I have to go together with Avenging Son, Prince Namor, he’s MEANER. Imperius Rex!

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