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No Defense of Berto

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“Why did Berto try to use the “Philly Shell” style of defense? The “Philly Shell” isn't a defense that you can just learn and implement at the last minute, it takes years to perfect it. Berto should have used the traditional orthodox high guard stance. Also, Berto's poor footwork hasn't improved, he didn't know how to weave or spin Guerrero, thus he allowed himself to be pinned on the ropes. Berto makes exciting fights, but is just about a “shot” fighter because of his defensive deficiencies. I don't Berto beating any of the elite welterweights, with the exception of Paulie Malinaggi.” –Shoulder Roll Defense offers a critique of Andre Berto

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Another stellar year from our Forum crew, the best in this known universe. Results for Reader of the Year are still being tabulated. In a moment of weakness, I hired CJ Ross to help with the computation and, well, it didn’t go well. Happy New Year to the best and brightest amateur scribes! –Editor Mike

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(MGM) Grand Illusions

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“Boxing is full of optical illusions. And I give Money May MAD props for doing a mix of Houdini and Marlin The Magician. Wow! Money May fought a club-fighting-like humbug in “The Cali Ghost.” And a hyped-up B fighter in Canelo. The promotions were grand to get eyeballs and easy impressionable minds behind those PPV screens. Because the live gates didn’t sell out.” –Radam isn’t sold on this being the year of Money May

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War Torn But Still Dangerous

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“It must be said that even a wounded, war torn Martinez is still a more dangerous threat than Canelo for Cotto. The powers that be must be expecting a phenomenal turnout.” —Brown Sugar says that Martinez is a tougher out for Cotto than Canelo

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