Posted: 5/15/2012 12:32:57 AM
Jerseyboy youv'e already shown you don't know boxing. Yes I said Chavez JR has excellent offensive technique. But he's slow. Some things you can't recognize unless you've been in the ring.
JR's continued liver attack made Rubio not want to move his right elbow. Have you ever been in the ring with someone who walks through punches and has a dedicated liver attack? If you've boxed then you understand the importance of chin, heart, and balls. JR's got em all.
JR is still improving his game and he looked pretty golden against Manfredo in Houston. He properly used his height and reach, showed intelligent footwork, worked the jab which he sometimes turned into a lead hook, and even showed good counter-punching skills.
JR has good technique but at the end of the day, the disparity in handspeed will be the difference vs Martinez. Martinez has the intelligence and balls to punch inside your punches when he sees the oppurtunities.
Human beings can only take so much punishment to the brain before they start showing signs of damage. The first and most obvious sign is slower reflexes. Neither Castillo nor Corrales was ever the same after their war. Cotto seems a tad slower after the Margarito's plastered hands beatdown. Margarito is even slower now than he was before the Mosley beatdown. JR takes shots in every fight. He's in his physical prime and hasn't been given an extended beatdown yet but Martinez might be the one to give it to him.
Boxing is a brutal sport. Brain damage is a part of the game.