Who deserves the KO award this week? | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 35
Mike and Cedric discuss the display had by the boxers this week. From Teo to Xander Zayas – there were early stoppages, but do they deserve this prestigious award?
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Okay, what I’m talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of The Knockout of the week award or is it as you guys can see? The name of this episode is who deserves a KO award this week, because you know what we don’t just give this award away every single week unless it is deserved and, to be honest guys, I don’t know if the two tkos are deserving of this award – that We give away every week, so you know what we’re gon na leave it up to you guys to decide this week and you are gon na have to drop it in the comments we will take a poll and see which you guys believe is the winner of The KO award this week, we will uh, definitely be putting links to the highlights of these Knockouts in the well sorry, in the comments, so that you guys can check this out and uh.
Leave your comments on what you think.
We got a lot to talk about man.
I know there was only one card this weekend, but we got a ton of of crap to talk about uh Cedric.
What’S going on brother um yeah, no, no um! No big knockouts obviously happened this weekend.
Can you hear me okay, yeah, uh, yeah, no big knockouts has happened this weekend, a lot of technical boxing which is boring for a lot of people.
But you know you could turn those those boxing lessons into educational lessons and uh, so yeah so we’ll go through it.
I mean the two, the two main uh uh boxes, that we were looking forward to watching um or Xander zayas and tia female Lopez um.
They both got tkos in their in their in their wins uh.
You know, of course, designers is we’ll get into details about that one um, so yeah.
So unfortunately, we couldn’t decide who to give the war to.
If there’s anybody out there in the chat anybody.
We know we got fans all over the world, talking fight fans all over the world.
If there’s any Knockouts that we so happen to miss like there’s, there’s boxing all over the world, there has to be, there has to be a knockout somewhere like somewhere getting knocked out exactly because obviously this was an undercard full of unanimous decisions and then our only Two big fights that everybody wanted to see: uh one of them is a controversial knockout uh.
You know stoppage and uh.
You know, tfomo just really beat this man down uh.
You know it was a thrashing.
It was a thrashing.
I want to touch on the tiafomo fight um to begin with today, uh honestly, he looked all right at 140.
uh, you know stepped it up.
Yeah class 140.
um Barbosa Junior on the outside, on the other hand, said that he looks like the smaller man and he’s too slow, and if he wants to play with the big boys uh, you know he’s gon na have to set that team up uh.
My my analysis this morning on the scorecard was, was basically that uh tiafimo’s offense was exceptionally good.
He’S very good.
You know he comes in those different angles.
He has the footwork and everything like he looks.
His offense is exceptionally good, but his defense is is is very suspect and uh um.
It was, you know he could get away with it against Kappa um, but against the top five.
I don’t think that that’s gon na be that’s definitely will be a problem because at the end of the fourth round they had an old bag of ice on the side of his face.
Yeah it wasn’t.
It wasn’t just that the ends well, like you know, sometimes you see the end swell it like a little bit of bump.
They had a whole bag of ice on the whole side of his face after the fourth round.
So, and you know Camp is not, you know, Kappa has a good record 34-1, but it’s a good record against c-level competition, yeah and um and and and so yeah so um.
You know you know Lopez Florida camping with a jab in round seven before he pinned him on the ropes to unload uh.
You know that Fury of overhand rights that prompted the ref 20 weeks to stop the fight at 214.
I think it was three unanswered.
Uh rights to the temple uh as as uh Kappa was, you know linked over uh.
You know, after taking a few shots, yeah yeah yeah.
Definitely definitely a good stoppage um.
But you know it was.
It was a lackluster knockout man and honestly uh the way he was dropped, uh with that that jab man that that wonderful job that just smoked it right in the chin, man that was a great shot man place by tiafomo, just going to show you that this Kid um, you know he’s got that unorthodox style.
Where he’s those punches can come from anywhere uh, but definitely needs to tighten up on that defense man for me, um.
You know he says, he’s the answer.
He’S the you know, the next guy he’s the man to beat and all this kind of stuff everybody else are made by men and he’s made by himself.
Kind of thing is what he says.
You know what man tighten your defense up, brother.
You can’t be, you can’t be going in to the 140s.
You know the 140 Division and thinking that you’re going to be able to take big heavy shots from these guys man.
It’S not guys that, are you know your size.
Last night Tio was the smaller guy.
He was the smaller guy, you know, and he can’t use that style that he did before.
You know bullying and pushing these guys around man, just like Barbosa, said and tweeted and text that he’s a smaller man he’s too slow for this Division, and you know he’s got ta he’s got ta, learn man, it’s he’s not gon na be able to perform like That, if he’s taken on the top guys in that in that weight class man to be honest, but what a great performance bite to you, I’m not gon na lie.
You know you showed great offense um, you know: total punches landed 136 to 83 uh total Throne Lopez.
321 Kappa threw up surprising 448, but only landed 83 of them, which uh left out at about 19 and uh.
You know 20 of those were Jabs, 204 Jabs were thrown and um.
The percent of that was 10 were t t fomo, uh jobs landed was 50 out of 157 for 32 percent, which really showed uh.
You know a lot of a lot honestly.
I’M surprised those numbers came up because that left hand was down in his waist more than you know more than half that fight.
So it’s surprising that those numbers are uh are up like that man.
To be honest, uh guys we have some slides here.
Uh, we’re gon na show you of of these Knockouts of clip them uh we’re gon na start off with the uh Teo teofoma Lopez, uh and yeah man we’re gon na we’re gon na break this down for everybody.
This is this.
Is one of these shots here guys? That’S the follow through that’s the follow through from one of those right hands and um you could uh you can see.
You know that the impact when you see the the campus hair go flying up.
These are actually going in reverse guys, [ Laughter ] hold on.
Let me see here we go okay, let’s, let’s get through them yeah.
Let’S start we’ll start it off at the beginning, because I was already looking at this beat down so I’ll start I’ll start at the beat down where this started and then we’ll move forward.
It’S really good guys.
This is a.
This is a this.
Is this barrage of punches that this kid took uh? You know I give it to Tampa for being able to even withstand this.
This flurry of shots and power shots coming from to this is how it all starts right here, guys well, not right.
There right wow man, there was a lot of shots there we go okay, that is, that is the end of the that’s the first knockdown.
That’S the first shot that he took that dropped him on his ass.
Then, as we go through an accurate and accurate jab, you know the jab is mainly you know.
People use the jab just to set things up or to keep your opponent away from you, but if you make it a hard and make it right on the to your opponent’s chin, especially pushing hard off your back foot, that’s that’s how you can drop your opponent With the Jeff definitely so here we go he’s got him on the ropes right and he’s just drilling these punches through the follow through coming back up.
Four more Camp is trying to do his damndest to push him off to get his back off the Rope.
So he can create that distance to slide out from the side like he did in previous exchanges during this whole match.
But unfortunately, Tio was not having any of it again.
Lines up follow through just another shot and if you notice Kappa like the campus main thing right now, is staying against the ropes.
If he would have you know you could take, you could stay there for a couple of seconds, but you could stay there for no.
No, I just no, I didn’t meant you can pause it.
I just meant like and when you’re fighting you can stay against the ropes for a couple of seconds just to fight, but you want to fight your way off not to to to defend a couple of punches and then stay against the ropes.
It’S easier for the person on offense to throw punches when you can’t.
You know it’s hard to move anywhere, so I always suggest people to get back to the center of the ring.
If you want to stop somewhere stop in the center of the ring.
That way you can move left to or to your right, you can move back.
You can move on an angle.
You can move forward if you want to, but when you just chill against the ropes yeah you you know, you only have so it’s easier for your for the person of offense to cut you off and throw punches at you so and here here’s the ref coming In to stop the second, the second of the unanswered rights to the temple, you see the refs hand trying to jump.
No, no [ Laughter ], it was uh, it was a pretty.
It was a pretty bad beat down guys.
You know what we’re gon na we’re.
Gon na put a link to that uh that display there man in the comments, so you guys can click on it.
Just give it a quick watch.
It has like four different angles of of the Beatdown.
Then we got ta talk about.
You know the hottest Prospect in the world, apparently uh Xander zayas uh.
We got ta talk about this fight.
Man, to be honest for me, took two: he took too much damage uh, as, as being you know, the hottest Prospect in the world – and you know with these wonderful – highlight, reel Knockouts and all this kind of stuff that this kid has produced last thing for me: Uh it uh he was taking too much damage.
He was taking way too much damage uh.
What do you think about that? One man against uh, espadas Elia, says Paris who’s 22-4.
Going into that fight last night Sanders is 13-0.
Did you have a chance to uh? You you saw this one, didn’t you Cedric? Yes, yes, I did watch it um.
What round did it get stopped in uh? I believe that one finished in the uh.
Oh, you know what I’m gon na have to check.
I can’t remember, I think it was the seventh sixth or seventh round um but anyways.
I am I’m impressed and what weight class is uh.
Mr zayas? Oh he is These Guys.
These guys are Xander zayas, oh, what is he give me? One he’s a he’s.
Definitely a good super.
Super Welter he’s definitely yeah.
What was that 154 155 something yeah 155.
I know he did last night at 153.
Uh Elias says about us, uh weighed in a 153 and a half so yeah yeah.
So it’s 154.
It’S when wealth weighs 147 and then uh yeah, so super well, there’s one yeah 154.
So you know what great great performance by this kid we do have a slide to this one uh we’re gon na check this one.
Here we go guys uh this this.
This shot was great um, I kind of liked it.
He did drop him early in the first round, uh and came through with kind of like the same same kind of style of knockout.
Here, man uh.
This is the way this one went for me, though.
Personally, I believe uh, it was an early stoppage man um we had uh, you know we have we’ll just go through these slides and then I’ll give my reason why I thought it was an early stop um but yeah and then they’re lining him up with that.
Perfectly long straight jab, just barely I’m not sure, if that, if he missed it or if he uh no, no, that was a follow through that was that was that was a that was a miss right.
Okay, here it is starting from the beginning, they’re, all squared up.
He throws up this nice job right, brings that back out she’s like not, and then brings it through for that hook.
Xander displayed very good random head movement in there too, making making uh yes making his opponent Miss before can’t like he was countering a lot of times when he dropped the most from counters.
Yeah um he’s a great counter.
Boxer uh, definitely an explosive counter.
Boxer this year, if we go back just one slide right, you see how he’s coming through with that hook connecting and he’s already got the right lined up to follow through after this, and here it comes guys, see connects with that left so from the jab to The hook and just following through with this big right that just Clips them as as products was reversing he was in Retreat yo.
He was in retreat at this point in time.
During the fight he was backing up gets clipped here here it is from another angle.
This is the back side of it here, guys, here’s that big right just coming in right there, that’s the set, that’s a shot right there guys and there there’s a follow through there’s the follow through the twist in the back.
You see that you see the way that neck is all torqued right there.
That is just setting vibrations right down that spine.
You know trying to turn the lights out, but I was surprised that he did not lose focus this whole time.
Where he’s going down right now falling backwards towards the ropes, he never loses eye contact with Xander in that yeah, exactly still focused but frustrated and was able to just plant his hands and stand up right away before the ref came in there.
It was like no, no, he was done.
I think even the ringside announcers said they don’t know what the ref saw.
He was pretty pretty with it.
Then I hear you but like when, when you say he had his eyes on him, his eyes might have been looking for him as he was falling backwards of getting clips from from that from that, from that right hand and falling down, I watched that replay.
He was focused focused when he hit that ground.
There was no head shape.
There was no nothing.
He was staring at him like [, __ ].
I got slapped again, you put his gloves down and he went to get up and the ref just said.
No honestly, I don’t know what the referencing I thought it was an early stoppage.
I thought it could have continued.
You know and honestly there were times in there where I thought um, you know espadas could have.
You know, upset this Prospect.
Man there were times there where Xander zayas got hit with shots that you know he shouldn’t have.
That literally could have turned the momentum of the fight in another Direction.
I have to uh.
I have to respectfully disagree with you, okay, hey! We can do that.
We can do that because uh because, like the that last shot that um that the ref that the refs stopped it on like um for the fight he was getting hit with a lot of those shots like throughout the fight.
He wasn’t getting dropped, but he was getting like like getting hit hard with a lot of those those shots.
So I think um, even though it wasn’t a hard one, you’re right, it wasn’t um.
You know it wasn’t.
Definitely it wasn’t hard, especially not hard enough to be rewarded as kale of the week, but um.
That thing is the accumulation from the other rounds of of catching like clean shots like that right and uh.
So I guess the ref just didn’t want to.
You know apply any more anymore.
The ref didn’t want to have uh an injury that uh you know could have been could have been.
You know, avoided is really what he was trying to do.
I could see that, but for me you know, as a fight fan, I would like to see it go at least another round.
It stopped five out of eight.
You know I could I honestly I would have let him continue.
I would have let him get up and I wouldn’t let Xander finish him.
You know in his fashion the way that Xander does it.
You know, I honestly I would have stood him up man and but I’m not the ref.
So what am I going to do about it? There’S nothing I can do with that, but guys.
Let us know what you think, who do you think deserves to knock out award this week, because, honestly, I I felt that none of these were deserving of this award.
That’S that’s what I found and I and I feel that I know there are Knockouts out there – that we were unable to see around the world that definitely are are are capable of winning our knockout of the week award so guys.
Please drop your answers for us in the comments.
Let us know which one of these Awards, which one of these you think, deserves this award and if you have a knockout that you want us to see that you think is deserving of this award.
Please drop a link to it in our comments so that we can finally pick a winner for this week’s knockout, because, honestly and truthfully we had a hard time.
There was only one big fight this weekend and honestly, it was not the kind of Knockouts that we were looking for it’s unfortunate.
It is the first time that we’ve had to do this in this show, so we’re leaving it up to you guys out there to come through with the great knockout for this week.
That is your mission, that is your mission people, and we will announce that winner.
Next week, we’ll let you know who you guys picked as The Knockout of the week award uh, I got ta.
I got ta talk about it.
Man I got ta talk about it top rank.
You got ta stop using ESPN as your platform man.
I am so sick and tired of watching a commercial every three minutes.
It is annoying.
It sucks it’s bull crap.
We don’t get to hear what’s going on in the middle of those rounds.
We want to hear what these coaches are telling their Fighters before they go out to that next round.
We want to hear it.
We want to see the amount of ice that they’re being put on their body to see how hurt they are.
We want that.
What do you guys? Do you just cut the commercial every three minutes we got ta watch some stupid dish, soap, crap or something about kitty litter or some other garbage around the world that we don’t care about because boxing’s on you got ta, stop this crap.
It’S annoying, and I know I am not the only one out here that hates it Cedric do you hate it uh yeah.
Well, specifically, because I I like them.
I always want to hear what the coaches are saying in between rounds to the fighters, and then you know and then and then you get to see if the fighter is gon na, actually execute the game plan that the coach set out for him in between you Know we only got 60 seconds between rounds.
Yes, you know enough time to catch your breath, get a sip of water, get two or three specific detailed instructions on what to adjust or what to keep doing, and then um you know and then to see.
If the box is going to actually able to be able to apply that, so that’s the main reason why I like.
I want to uh not see commercials, but I want to see in between rounds right like yo, come on we’re in the day and age of Technology, people like picture and picture it.
At least you know what I mean: keep the fight.
You know, keep that corner fight up in the corner.
Will you show these stupid commercials or something but you’ll? You are losing boxing fans.
By doing this, nobody wants to watch an hour of commercials in a two-hour period.
Nobody wants that who the heck wants that honestly.
Showbox doesn’t do it boxer doesn’t do it Skye, doesn’t do it? Why are you guys doing it come on man? Wake up, stop doing this crap! I hate it.
You’Ve got to stop it.
Man, ESPN smarten, up.
I’Ve had enough.
Well guys, you know what it is.
Man, it’s that time, we’re done shout out to uh.
You know Tia fomo, stepping up winning his match last night for his uh debut at 140, putting a couple belts around his waist xanders.
I asked congratulations to you too, on your uh, your impressive win.
Last night and uh, you know putting uh that vacant WBO nabo super Welter title around your waist, so you know it was uh.
It was a good weekend of fights.
You know always always great things to watch, but uh we’re leaving it up to you guys.
You know what it is man, it’s Mike or Cedric Ben four o’clock not go to the weak award.
It’S up to you guys this week drop it in the comments we’ll leave we’ll leave the links to each video for you guys so that you guys can pick it man and we’ll see you next week same time same channel, hopefully a good knockout peace.