Thurman vs Lopez/Munguia vs Inoue

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That's the sort of fight Thurman needed after two years out. If I was handling him I'd have him out again around April/May in another fight to dust the cobwebs off.
 
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Aside from a couple rough rounds where Lopez had success, Thurman looked very good to me. Close to his old form. Great movement as usual, handspeed was there power seemed to be there. Had to knock off the ring rust against a tough opponent. I don't know if he can beat Crawford and Spence based off of that performance, need to see him in with a better opponent. I doubt it would happen but a fight against Egis Kavaliauskas would really show us what Thurman can do. Hell a fight with old Pacquiao would probably be very interesting, still.

I can't tell if Thurman has durability issues or not
 
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That's the sort of fight Thurman needed after two years out. If I was handling him I'd have him out again around April/May in another fight to dust the cobwebs off.
Im not sure thats what i needed, a tough fight yes but out on his feet no, Thurman was ready to go hes lucky Lopez doesnt have alot of power, Thurman did not know what to do when he was hurt and kept getting tagged when his hands were down, anyone that hurts Thurman is going to finish him
 
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Im not sure thats what i needed, a tough fight yes but out on his feet no, Thurman was ready to go hes lucky Lopez doesnt have alot of power, Thurman did not know what to do when he was hurt and kept getting tagged when his hands were down, anyone that hurts Thurman is going to finish him
Well that remains to be seen. Getting hurt like that against Lopez would be a concern going forward into the bigger fights but he's also human. Shit like that tends to happen in boxing from time to time where a heavily favoured fighter gets hurt by someone you wouldn't expect. He's back in the game now and hopefully his injury problems are over.
 
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Happened yesterday in Houston. Munguia won a wide decision but it was total bullshit, Inoue gave him the business, Jaime couldn't bully him and was on the backfoot the whole fight although he was landing the harder punches. It was a great fight overall but the scorecard really left a sour taste in my mouth.
Was it televised?
 
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Well that remains to be seen. Getting hurt like that against Lopez would be a concern going forward into the bigger fights but he's also human. Shit like that tends to happen in boxing from time to time where a heavily favoured fighter gets hurt by someone you wouldn't expect. He's back in the game now and hopefully his injury problems are over.
True, but Lopez is way below world level, almost getting stopped by Lopez is not good regardless of the outcome, even Berto managed to KO that guy in his second fight back after surgery

Its just scary how one punch had Thurman out on his feet and he didnt tie up or anything and kept getting hit by the right straight with his hands down, he definitely needs to develop a clinch
 
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True, but Lopez is way below world level, almost getting stopped by Lopez is not good regardless of the outcome, even Berto managed to KO that guy in his second fight back after surgery

Its just scary how one punch had Thurman out on his feet and he didnt tie up or anything and kept getting hit by the right straight with his hands down, he definitely needs to develop a clinch
This.

His body just didn't react well to being hit solidly for the first time in two years. Not sure if that's something that can be shaken off like ring rust. If it isn't, then maybe he should consider retirement in the near future.
 
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