Heavyweight Prospects

DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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When I first saw Schwarz (I think it was the Mezencev fight) I wasn't at all impressed but I do think he's improved considerably since then. I agree with @Cableaddict that sometimes he pushes his shots and leans in a little too. At 23 he's still only a baby in HW terms and I think these types of opponent are quite good for his development - I've been particularly impressed with how relaxed he's looked in the ring in his last couple of outings. The stoppage wasn't great though and I don't think he's ready to face anyone in the top 30 just yet - I'd stick him in with more durable journeymen and have him much more active.

Schwarz-Mezencev II for September 28th.

https://www.boxingscene.com/tom-schwarz-vs-ilja-mezencev-ibf-regional-on-sept-28--142243
 
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