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MMA: The Miller Brothers

The Miller brothers continue to impress the Kurowski family. While the results were split at UFC 28 Saturday night, the loss by Dan Miller was a truly impressive performance especially considering the short notice. (Our hearts are out to the Japanese nation in this horrible, ongoing tragedy that keeps unfolding.)

I had goosebumps leading up to the fight of Jim Miller vs Kamal Shalorus, aka “The Prince of Persia”. I’ve been impressed with the undefeated Shalorus and felt this was one of the two more exciting bouts for the night. Jim won the fight with a stoppage in the 3rd so if you haven’t seen the fight, do watch it.

Regarding Dan and his fight against Nate Marquardt, I contend that Dan would have won had the muscle mass differential not been so large. Dan was impressive in his stand up and ground. Now Nate on the other hand didn’t impress me. Yes, Nate would crush me but I’d want to face Dan even less in some situations. While Nate’s boxing has improved (nice work on the uppercuts and angles), it seemed like he was limited in his approach. Perhaps he trained too much for his original opponent in the gym on specific standup techniques that he wasn’t certain the effect on Dan…

In any case, kudos to the Miller Brothers for damn good performances and having such a solid and  consistent approach to training and preparation.


David Haye wusses out – Klitschko dominates Chagaev

So, David Haye wusses out with an “injuury” (perhaps privately failed performance enhancer test?) so I could not see Klitschko take care of him in the ring. However, I did see Chagaev give a valiant try before 61,000+ people in a soccer stadium in Germany. Ultimately, his corner and he knew he wasn’t able to do anything but defend against an onslaught of jabs that could flatten a cars metal into tissue. Klitschko certainly lived up to his nickname, “Iron Hammer”. Chagaev is was no pansy – that man is tough, experienced, and well prepared… and up to the fight this weekend had been undefeated.

Well, David, once the steroi- er, … once your undisclosed injury heals, the world of boxing expects you to stand up to your tall and needlessly vicious and unsportsmanlike talk.

Klitschko vs Lewis II?

Klitscho brothers holding all heavy weight belts.
Klitscho brothers holding all heavy weight belts.

The Klitschko brothers are certainly two of my favourite boxers, heavyweight or not. Wladimir is the current IBF, WBO and IBO world champion while his older brother, Vitali, holds the WBC title. They are the only two brothers in history to hold all the titles in a division in professional boxing.

I always appreciate watching the Klitschkos perform their art which they have honed so well over the years. Each is physically impressive, of course, but their technique, control and accuracy makes for deadly composition.

Recently, Vitali came back from years of retirement to dominate Samuel Peter, the Nigerian Nightmare. I respect Peter’s ability and need to comment that his destruction was not because he shouldn’t have been in the same ring: Vitali just controlled the fight from start to finish in every aspect.

Now I’ve heard that a rematch with Lewis may be on the horizon. While I would watch that fight with interest, I think it would be a mistake by both fighters. Klitschko, disputedly, was rising in that loss and would’ve won had the fight not been called due a gash above Vitali’s eye. Lewis has nothing to gain either. Lewis was a great and no one can take that away from him. I know in my heart what the result of their first bout would’ve been but the TKO was fair and that’s part of boxing.

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