Heavyweight Prospects

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Tyrone Spong took a big step up last night on his homecoming show in Suriname to face the capable Ytalo Perea, who won Gold in the Pan American Games at a lower weight and also had victories Vs Simon Kean and Dominic Breazeale in the unpaid ranks.



Sounds like a good scrap. Spong breaking his hand early and getting a split decision. Haven't seen anyone complaining which is a possibility given he was on home turf but will have to wait for a full video to appear
 
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Time to move Oscar Rivas out of the prospect category and into the contender list.

 

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Who would you list as your top five prospects, @beadybea?
Well I guess it depends on your exact definition... but leaving aside Hrgovic (who would be #1 but I have him ranked now) I'll give you my 10 elite prospects - it's hard for me to do 5 as there's a whole range of experience - these are the guys I'd consider to have the highest ceiling. They're probably in order of what I would consider to be the safest bet.

Yoka
Joyce
Makhmudov
Dychko
Ajagba
Dubois
Gorman
Franklin
Sirenko
Rock
 
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Well I guess it depends on your exact definition... but leaving aside Hrgovic (who would be #1 but I have him ranked now) I'll give you my 10 elite prospects - it's hard for me to do 5 as there's a whole range of experience - these are the guys I'd consider to have the highest ceiling. They're probably in order of what I would consider to be the safest bet.

Yoka
Joyce
Makhmudov
Dychko
Ajagba
Dubois
Gorman
Franklin
Sirenko
Rock
Do you have this guy on your list? Lost to Joyce at the 2016 Olympics, but stopped a guy who went the full 8 rounds with Franklin and Arias, and stopped another guy who took Rock the full 6.

 
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Do you have this guy on your list? Lost to Joyce at the 2016 Olympics, but stopped a guy who went the full 8 rounds with Franklin and Arias, and stopped another guy who took Rock the full 6.

Yeah I've seen all of his pro fights so far. Very powerful, considered putting him in there but there are big questions over his chin.
 
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Do you have this guy on your list? Lost to Joyce at the 2016 Olympics, but stopped a guy who went the full 8 rounds with Franklin and Arias, and stopped another guy who took Rock the full 6.

Woah.

6'7" and he moves like a WW.

I'm dying to see this guy against a truly credible opponent.

Overall he shows excellent patience for having such power. However, against Wright (his only opponent that put up a bit of a fight) a few times he looked frustrated and lunged forward a bit. Not really badly, but that's still a bad habit that could be taken advantage of by someone with quick hands.

But DAYUM, does this guy have offensive gifts!
 
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Darmani Rock proves once again that he doesn't give-a-fuk about training.
275 lbs, good lord. His slimmest was 241, and not that long ago.

I really like this guy, he does a lot of things right, but he clearly doesn't have the mindset to make it to the top.
 
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In other news: Promising HW prospect Sonny Conto wins his first pro fight without even landing a single clean punch ! :patsch

(He appeared to use the mystical Eastern technique of "wind power." )

Luckily, Top Rank says he'll be fighting again in March, against an actual credible opponent.
I hear Martin Stensky is available.
 
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In other news: Promising HW prospect Sonny Conto wins his first pro fight without even landing a punch ! :patsch

(He appeared to use the mystical Eastern technique of "wind power." )

Luckily, Top Rank says he'll be fighting again in March, against an actual credible opponent.
I hear Martin Stensky is available.
His opponent could barely stand.