Upcoming HW: Jermaine Franklin

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I like him quite a bit. He’s actually fought some decent opponents already, much better than the typical early pro career.

2014 Golden Gloves champ.

Very relaxed in the ring, but then he explodes like Deontay WIlder when on the attack. (I mean that in a GOOD way. :lol: )

NEG: He wastes a lot of energy punching through his opponents’ guard. He should jab more and set up openings.

I think he has a very good chance of making the top ten, even top 5. A lot depends upon his trainer, of course.
 
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I like him quite a bit. He’s actually fought some decent opponents already, much better than the typical early pro career.

2014 Golden Gloves champ.

Very relaxed in the ring, but then he explodes like Deontay WIlder when on the attack. (I mean that in a GOOD way. :lol: )

NEG: He wastes a lot of energy punching through his opponents’ guard. He should jab more and set up openings.

I think he has a very good chance of making the top ten, even top 5. A lot depends upon his trainer, of course.
Thanks for that! I've never seen him. Youtube has soem amateur footage. He's been fighting since he was 12 years old apparently. All the footage of him is grainy and not very high quality. Is he fit?
 
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Thanks for that! I've never seen him. Youtube has soem amateur footage. He's been fighting since he was 12 years old apparently. All the footage of him is grainy and not very high quality. Is he fit?
Extremely fit. Interestingly, he's quite stocky, but still very mobile. It's good to have a guy like that in the game, as a nice contrast to the much taller guys currently at the top.
 

beadybea

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How good is he? Anyone have some footage?
I've seen a few of his bouts. Quite a small HW but great movement and very fast hands. He recently signed with Salita and should get on a few PBC cards. I think he is the prospect who'll go furthest out of the US.
 

beadybea

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Isn't he 6 foot 2?
He's listed as that but my guess is that's on the high side (from how he looks in the ring). Either way, by today's standards that's pretty short - I'm 6'1 and both Breazeale & Fury totally dwarfed me when I stood next to them.
 
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He's listed as that but my guess is that's on the high side (from how he looks in the ring). Either way, by today's standards that's pretty short - I'm 6'1 and both Breazeale & Fury totally dwarfed me when I stood next to them.
True. 6 foot 2 is still a big guy but next to the other giants I guess he's small.

:good
 
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Only seen crappy little clips of him, and he looked slow and poor to me. But I'll have to watch him and judge him properly when he steps up and has full fights in clear view first. I don't have much faith in up and coming American heavyweights these days, there's a large quantity of them but they lack quality.