The Each day Bread Mailbag returns with Stephen “Breadman” Edwards tackling subjects reminiscent of Terence Crawford, Yr-Finish Awards, the latest run by Teofimo Lopez, Errol Spence vs. Keith Thurman, the profession of Tim Bradley, and extra.

Hey Mr Edwards,

I preferred the way in which you handled those that declare Terrence Crawford ducked Errol Spence Jr two mailbags in the past. If that does not bury that speak, nothing will. The criticism of Crawford’s resume shouldn’t be legitimate, both. What was he purported to do? Enroll with PBC? I believe you answered that one brilliantly a very long time in the past. Crawford had a presence at High Rank and was extensively revered regardless of Bob Arum’s subsequent rant. Solely a idiot walks away from that and turns into simply one other face within the crowd at PBC.

I can perceive boxing followers talking nonsense about Crawford. To some extent, I can dwell with the trolls, additionally. Boxing followers and trolls do not know higher more often than not.However I can not settle for Crawford’s friends talking nonsense. I do not need to troll fighters as a result of they’re in a troublesome enterprise. Nevertheless, simply who the heck do Teofimo Lopez, Georvanta Davis, Jermell and Jermall Charlo assume they’re compared to Crawford?Lopez couldn’t get previous a 9-day surprise from Australia and, over this weekend, was badly uncovered by a fighter in Sandor Martin who, though stable, is not going to make any massive waves at championship degree and can greatest be remembered for sharing a metropolis with a well-known Spanish soccer staff. Davis should first get a reliable title and, though I’ve rated him the perfect at 130-135, that was earlier than Shakur Stevenson moved up. So, it appears to me he is received a education ready for him and Crawford should not even enter his pondering.

Folks keep in mind solely the high-reel knockout however feather-fisted and never so expert Leo Santa Cruz gave him fairly a stiff argument earlier than the anticipated occurred. Respect to Mell for what he achieved at 154 however he was gifted a draw within the first combat with Brian Castano and it appears to me as a substitute of being Spence’s cheerleader, he higher begin pondering what he will do when Crawford places palms on him. Oh, and will any person inform him what a knockout artist’s document seems like, please, as a result of his declare on this regard is embarrassing, to say the least. As for Mall, he higher inform us what was going by his thoughts when he abruptly stood and swallowed air when Daniel Jacobs confronted him in a lodge foyer earlier than he reveals his face in public, not to mention bad-mouth Crawford. Crawford has crushed everybody he is confronted at 147 kilos and he is not even a profession welterweight. Folks can discredit David Avanesyan all they like however he bounced again properly from the loss to Imply Machine and claimed the scalps of three undefeated fighters. He additionally has a victory over an albeit pale Shane Mosley however a win is a win. Folks converse extremely of Spence’s resume which incorporates Shawn Porter.

Whereas Spence was life and loss of life with Porter, the latter’s father needed to pull him out to save lots of him from Crawford. And abruptly Porter was no-good. Actually?Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Yordenis Ugas and Kel Brook are not any higher than Porter. Crawford does the identical factor to them that he did to Porter, which beats something Spence did to them. I didn’t assume I might ever say this however massive props to Spence. I’m but to listen to him converse nonsense about Crawford. The identical the opposite approach spherical.  Spence is aware of what’s up. So does Crawford. who I received in that combat if it ever will get made.Folks received to cease saying these guys are ducking one another. They’re fighters and champions would combat one another on the drop of a hat. The issue is Al Haymon. Folks assume Crawford is loopy when he says this. Removed from it. Give it some thought. Spence is the flagship in PBC. If, make that when, Crawford beats him, Haymon’s whole fleet looses a number of shine. He cannot take that. So, what does he do? He plans a duck in full view of everybody. Hold all PBC guys away from Crawford, allow them to be belt heaters for Spence, get Spence to gather every of these belts when these PBC guys have taken a couple of photos with them after which set up Spence as a man-made A-side in opposition to Crawford. Make Crawford a gutter provide, let the combat crumble and the duck is on. Solely, it isn’t Spence ducking. It is Haymon.

It is a promotional duck. Crawford is entitled to a giant payday in a legacy defining combat. I am a South African. I dwell in a rustic the place whites tried to make us into modern-day slaves by holding us away from alternatives. Haymon desires to make Crawford a modern-day slave. On this sense he is worse than apartheid South Africa’s white slave masters. And even America’s white slave masters. That is so as a result of that is black on black slavery. Do not glorify it by calling it the enterprise facet of boxing. I assist Crawford in his profession selections. He can solely take care of who’s in entrance of him and also you anticipate no extra, no much less, from a fighter. Crawford shouldn’t be a boxing energy dealer. He isn’t a money cow like Canelo Alvarez. He is only a nice, nice fighter. Possibly the best fighter since Floyd Mayweather. You say he is not ATG Mr Edwards. Suppose once more. Why would Rocky Marciano be an ATG when probably the most notable victories on his resume had been males on the mistaken facet of 30 in an period when 30 was thought-about outdated for the game? Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott and historical light-heavyweight, Archie Moore. I’ve not been to the US so I do not know the geography. Possibly Crawford was simply born on the mistaken facet of the tracks. If he was a Philadelphian or New Yorker, or possibly if he, like Floyd left Grand Rapids, Michigan, he had additionally left Omaha, Nebraska, to dwell, prepare and combat in Las Vegas, he could be higher appreciated.

I am sorry, for the lengthy e-mail however that is the final time I write in on Terence Crawford till the Spence combat is signed and sealed, anyway, if ever. Let’s simply admire this man. He is in all probability the one fighter in historical past who has no controversial victory on his resume. That is ATG proper there.

MM – Sugar Ray Robinson v Terrence Crawford. Simply to indicate my regard for Crawford shouldn’t be merely blind loyalty, I believe he is within the combat till Robinson’s scary one punch energy turns off the lights. However Robinson cannot are available in like the form he was in for the Randy Turpin combat. Crawford would greater than embarrass him like Turpin did. Sugar Ray Robinson v Errol Spence Jr. I believe it is a horrible beat down till somebody rescues Spence. Spence would by no means be the identical fighter afterwards. Whereas Crawford lives to combat one other day after a loss to Robinson, the powerful as nails Spence takes punishment that makes him not more than a future gatekeeper. He is too powerful for his personal good within the Robinson combat. I appear to recall that you do not assume Spence is overmatched within the Robinson combat. However Spence is so mechanical Robinson would be capable of hear him assume.


Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bread’s Response: No extra lengthy emails. However I wished to publish this. I’ve by no means been requested about Spence or Crawford vs Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson is the perfect the fighter within the historical past of boxing. I might choose neither in opposition to him. At 147lbs so nobody else has to ask me. I imagine Sugar Ray Leonard of 79-82 could be extremely aggressive. I imagine Tommy Hearns of 1980-81 could be extremely aggressive. I imagine the Roberto Duran that beat Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980 could be extremely aggressive. I imagine Mickey Walker who was capable of take punches from heavyweights could be extremely aggressive. However I don’t choose anybody to beat him at 147lbs. 

Carlos Monzon, Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones, Harry Greb, Charley Burley and Dick Tiger would all give him powerful nights at 160 however I don’t know in the event that they beat him greatest night time on greatest night time. I must see Crawford or Spence combat one another or Boots Ennis to say in the event that they might be aggressive with a person who went 128-1-2 from 1940-52 in 6 ozhorse hair gloves. That’s a unique kind of nice and it must be left alone.

I refuse to take sides on this Crawford vs Spence debate on his fault it’s that the combat didn’t occur. It’s somebody’s fault however we don’t know who as a result of we aren’t in on the conferences. The one factor I’ll say is that there shouldn’t be a giant debate on who’s the A facet. I believe it’s Errol and it ought to be fairly clear. Errol has 3 belts and Crawford has 1. Errol has executed greater PPV numbers and larger dwell gate numbers. If anybody debates that it’s as a result of they’ll’t be goal. Crawford is a star and he deserves a big piece of the pie. He deserves some say within the negotiations. However not an even bigger piece than Errol. Folks don’t just like the A facet vs B facet speak however the factor is who makes the bigger share of the pie is the primary sticking level to any negotiations. 

Aside from that I believe each are nice fighters and I hope they make the combat. I like each as individuals. They each seem to be good dudes who love their households. I want them each the perfect to make a historic combat and generational wealth however I refuse to get into the talk of who’s fault it’s. Terence Crawford is the #1 P4P fighter in boxing. Solely Inoue and Usyk can argue his standing at this level. I put him #1 till additional discover. Folks can assault his resume all they need. However Crawford’s resume is stable and it’s crammed with Ring rated fighters. Simply not superstars. Nevertheless it’s ok for my part to rated #1. I do know what my eyes inform me and I do know what’s he’s executed. Beating fighters within the convincing trend that he has, shouldn’t be one thing to dismiss. I’ve seen fighters battle with the identical degree of fighters Crawford excels in opposition to. Crawford is 17-0 with 14 kos in title fights. He’s fought 6 undefeated fighters since he’s been a champion. And seven ex world champions. He’s crushed all of them. His resume shouldn’t be as unhealthy as “they” make it appear. It’s not nice but it surely’s stable. There are 2 methods you possibly can turn out to be an ATG. Keep constant and have longevity together with your performances on the high degree. OR have a peak so excessive you could’t be denied. 

Crawford’s degree of consistency is approaching ATG standing. At this level I wouldn’t argue with anybody who has him an ATG. In boxing historical past only a few males gained the light-weight and welterweight titles. Even fewer have gained light-weight, junior welterweight and welterweight. Henry Armstrong, Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and guess who Terence Crawford are the one fighters who’re in THAT combine. So if Crawford is an ATG I gained’t argue with anybody who says so…..The numbers and accomplishments are piling up. 

Greetings and blessings as at all times sir,

Who’s the 2022 fighter of the yr, it looks as if a wierd yr attributable to a number of guys being inactive. My guess could be Bivol? Possibly Inoue relying oh how his combat performs out. Aside from that how are you calling these: Struggle of the yearPerformance/ Finest win of the yr, Knockout, Prospect, Coach, Upset.

Thanks to your time.

Jack from Detroit 

Bread’s Response: Struggle of the Yr: Fundora vs Lubin

Efficiency of the Yr: Rodriguez vs SSR

Knockout: Plant vs Dirrell

Prospect: Jared Anderson

Coach: Whoever trains Dmitri Bivol

Upset: Garcia over Colbert. Garcia was a -1400 underdog in that combat.

Fighter of the Yr: Dmitri Bivol

G ‘day Bread, Love your perception each week. Do you assume boxing would profit from utilizing Video Assisted Referee VAR reminiscent of within the World Cup and the way?

Have an important winter break.

Vince from scorching Sydney Oz

Bread’s Response: 100% Sure!

I wished to deliver up two factors after the fights tonight. The primary level is that Teofimo Lopez is insanely overrated. If we’re being trustworthy, his combat in opposition to Lomachenko pitted a pure tremendous light-weight in opposition to a featherweight and Lopez barely gained. Then Lopez instantly loses to George Kambosas, a man who has proved himself to be effectively exterior the highest degree at 135.Now, he has an unimaginable present on his document in opposition to Sandor Martin, as Martin knocked Lopez down and outboxed him, to be trustworthy. I don’t see a “takeover” taking place at 140, I see Regis Prograis beating Lopez to a pulp. The second level is that Errol Spence is taking approach an excessive amount of injury exterior of the ring. He received into one other critical site visitors accident this weekend (wasn’t at fault this time.) Spence has had the identical variety of automotive destroying site visitors accidents as fights within the final three years. He additionally needed to take care of a retina tear in that point interval. At what level do now we have to fret about Spence’s physique having the ability to maintain up? I believe the time is now. I can’t picture choosing Spence to beat Crawford given Spence’s damage historical past over the previous few years. I might love to listen to your takes on each factors!

Bread’s Response: Spence was NOT injured in his newest accident from what I learn. I believe fights ought to be made quicker than later however that’s the fan in me. Spence appeared nice vs Ugas. Higher than he has in years. I really feel like him and Crawford ought to combat subsequent as a result of they aren’t getting any youthful. As quickly as one reveals vital indicators of slippage the combat gained’t imply as a lot. However I don’t assume this accident was a giant deal. It was simply an unlucky accident that per stories was NOT Spence’s fault.

I want I might hug Teofimo Lopez. Life is greater than boxing. You’ll be able to see that the younger man goes by psychological trauma. Mike Tyson not too long ago mentioned, we aren’t meant to be HUMBLE, we are supposed to be HUMBLED. Man that remark was profound. Boxing and life are humbling Teofimo. He can’t resist being humble although. He has to achieve knowledge whereas it’s taking place. 

I received very unhappy after I heard him ask somebody, does he nonetheless have it. However on the similar time he grew to become defensive with the announcer when he instructed Teo that he was getting hit with a proper hand. Teo tried to appropriate him and mentioned Martin was a southpaw and it was a left hand. However Teo was mistaken, the shot that dropped him and was troubling him was a sneaky test proper hook. You’ll be able to’t argue should you’re mistaken, that is a part of the method of rising.

Life is taxing. Being an important fighter is double the tax. Being nice comes with a price. Teofimo didn’t perceive what it price. As soon as he beat Loma, he blew his profession momentum and now it’s costing him items of his profession he could or could not ever get again. He turned on High Rank the corporate that constructed him, now that very same firm has his profession of their palms. They’ll transfer ahead with greater or harder fights, or they’ll sluggish him down and permit him to rebuild. Let’s see in the event that they actually forgive him for leaving….

DISCERNMENT is a religious phrase that Teo has to analysis and be taught. The following few choices he makes, will actually put his profession on the road. I hope the child comes out of his rut. I don’t need to see him get harm. His bodily potential is ok. He’s nonetheless quick and explosive. However boxing is greater than that. It’s adjusting with confidence. It’s resisting resistance with confidence. It’s preventing out of your pure type to be able to win. 

For instance Teofimo shouldn’t be a strain fighter. He can come ahead however what he’s, is a explosive boxer puncher who truly favors the shoulder roll stance. So a stick and transferring southpaw boxer, is a critical job for him in his pure type. He didn’t lack potential vs Martin. He lacked the changes to chop the ring off or elevate his quantity to dominate Martin. That’s why he struggled within the combat. 

I don’t assume Teofimo is overrated. He beat Loma when Loma was #1 P4P. He was a unified champion. He has some nice spotlight reel kos. He was within the high 10 P4P. I believe what we’re seeing is the residual results of not dealing with a giant win effectively, private points and dropping to George Kambosos all take affect over him on the similar time. 

I’ve been by a state or vitality of confusion round fighters. I’ve been by stuff in actual life that make you query every part. However Teo must belief a mentor and take stock of his life. Once I say stock, see who was round for the nice and unhealthy and what rolls they performed. 

Once more I want  the child the perfect however it is a critical subject. I had a buddy who was going by some stuff. I gave him a number of the greatest recommendation I ever acquire anybody. I instructed him to take stock of not solely who was in his life throughout good and unhealthy instances. However take stock of what he did to get to these good and unhealthy instances. That’s going to inform him how and when to maneuver.  Teo has to do the identical and it’ll information him again to the spot he was in Pre Loma.

I’m formally now rooting for Crew Lopez. I don’t prefer to see individuals get kicked whereas they’re down and Teo is down now. I want him the perfect in life most of all. Boxing is secondary at this level.

Hey Bread,

Thanks for placing out a stellar mailbag. And props to Boxing Scene for his or her half in it.  It’s an pleasant and academic learn each Saturday.    A pair questions and follow-up questions for you:Are you aware if PBC is having $ points? I assumed you might need addressed this not too long ago, however I looked for it and got here up empty.  Should you can’t reply as a result of nature of your relationship with them, I get it.  Or, possibly one other option to phrase the query:  Based mostly on earlier years, shouldn’t PBC have extra upcoming fights scheduled by now?  Is that the actual cause Crawford-Spence hasn’t gotten made?  I hope every part is cool as a result of they’ve a number of nice fighters on their roster and I miss seeing them in motion.  ESPN and DAZN are placing out content material fairly recurrently, although a number of the matchups go away rather a lot to be desired. I do know you don’t like to speak an excessive amount of about fights that aren’t truly scheduled, however are you able to converse to the way you see a possible Spence-Thurman combat enjoying out, even when solely briefly?  I’ve been a Thurman fan for a very long time and I’m effectively conscious of his inactivity, accidents, age, and so on., but when he’s wholesome I really feel like there are some good causes to assume he might upset Spence.  Am I dreaming?  I solely found your mailbag a pair years in the past and Keith has been inactive for many of that point.  On the events you probably did write about Keith I felt such as you had been fairly down on him.  Possibly an excessive amount of.  However, with the way in which you assessed him earlier than and after the Barrios combat I believe I used to be mistaken.  In any case, I’ve learn sufficient of your mailbags now to see you’re honest; you merely inform it such as you see it.  Was I mistaken?

Thanks to your time.-Scott, ABQ

Bread’s Response: I used to be very impressed with Keith Thurman in his combat vs Mario Barrios. He confirmed zero indicators of ring rust and he gave Barrios a nasty beating. It wasn’t a lot that I used to be down on Thurman, I simply assume Spence is a nasty type for him. Thurman has good legs, however he’s not an environment friendly mover. Thurman additionally has bother taking physique punches. So Spence who’s taller and longer, would put actual strain on Thurman. Then he would hit his physique constantly. Thurman must determine a option to management Spence with no commanding jab to maintain himself from being snowballed. It’s an awfully powerful combat stylistically. It’s not that Thurman can’t win. It’s simply that I favor Errol massive on this combat. 

Aside from that I believe Thurman is a wonderful fighter. I assumed he was on his option to a HOF profession after he beat Porter and Garcia. He had 2 belts in boxing’s greatest division, he was undefeated and in his prime after which he grew to become inactive and beginning taking off. Though he appeared nice vs Marion Barrios, I can’t however to assist assume Thurman left his prime on the calendar. He fought 3x since he defeated Garcia in March of 2017. He was 29 years outdated. That’s over 5 years. Think about what his legacy might be if he simply fought 2x a yr since 2017. That’s 7 extra fights! We’d know what Thurman is by way of being a HOF. I’m not going to say it’s a disgrace however as a fan I believe it’s unlucky due to how effectively he was doing in his profession.

Hey Bread,

The common age of Rings P4P Checklist is 32.8. I do imagine they take too lengthy to maneuver fighters out and in of their record, but it surely’s nonetheless make me ask the query…With sport science, cleaner existence and fewer exercise, is it doable that the fashionable fighter is of their prime into their mid thirties?Having seen fighters like Floyd, Hopkins and Wlad and guys like Usyk and Crawford I believe this can be the case. What do you assume? Is there some other elements, aside from generics, that might assist a contemporary fighters prime lasting longer.

Bread’s Response: I believe sports activities science and RECOVERY have improved to some extent the place athletes can prepare more durable and recuperate higher so due to this fact they turn out to be extra athletic. It additionally permits extra longevity. However and it is a massive however, however the developments in sports activities science additionally coincided with extra belts being out there, fighters taking softer fights and most of all preventing LESS. 

See the much less quantity of fights now we have to take into accounts. Robust consideration. So now we see guys last more due to all of this. Fighters at the moment are utilizing the precise TIME they’re champions as staking their claims as a substitute what number of title defenses they’ve. They could common 1 title protection/yr and be champion for six years however solely make 6 defenses. 

However a man like Sal Sanchez had 9 title defenses from 1980-82. So the longevity that’s proven may also be an phantasm. Matchmaking can be the important thing to the longevity. Right here is how. The extra a fighter fights the extra he wins or loses. If he wins, he clears out the sector of opponents. If the GOAL is to duck sure opponents, you gained’t see a fighter scream to be energetic as a result of in some unspecified time in the future the opponent that they need to keep away from would be the solely man standing. So now we have to additionally look shut on the exercise. It’s much more to this present longevity than meets the attention. I wish to see high fighters, combat 3/yr vs principally elite fighters and nonetheless combat at a high degree into their mid to late 30s….. 

What’s up Bread?

In mild of Tank Davis’ latest tweet dissing Tim Bradley after Bradley’s induction into the Corridor of Fame, who wins at 140? (Assuming that Tank is at his absolute peak proper now)And greatest needs as you put together Caleb Plant to face David Benavidez

Peace, William in West Palm Seaside

Bread’s Response: Tim Bradley had a wonderful profession. He could not have been the perfect of his period however he was AMONG the perfect. Bradley misplaced solely 2 fights to an ATG fighter in Manny Pacquioa. 

He beat Juan Manuel Marquez, Brandon Rios, Jesse Vargas, Ruslan Provodnikov, Joel Casamayor, Devon Alexander, Carlos Abregu, Lamont Peterson, Nate Campbell, Kendall Holt, Junior Wiitter and Miguel Vazquez. Bradley solely has 36 profession fights and about half of them had been vs both world champions, high contenders are undefeated fighters. 

In boxing if we don’t like somebody we regularly criticize them. Possibly Tank doesn’t like Bradley, I don’t know. However I don’t get into that, I’ve by no means met both of them earlier than. However I simply respect everybody who has earned it. Nobody ought to have something to say about Bradley’s accomplishments or who he fought. He fought a killer schedule, he gained titles in 2 divisions and he unified at 140lbs.

I’ll say this. I’ve heard Tim be somewhat harsh as a commentator at instances, the place as his counterpart Andre Ward is extra RESERVED in his observations. However possibly that is simply Tim’s type…I can not say as a result of I’ve by no means been round him in a private setting. So possibly Tank has a difficulty with one thing Tim mentioned about him. However now we have to separate that as a result of as a fighter, Tim fought a tough schedule and most of the time, he WON.

As for who would win in a combat at 140lbs. I do not know as a result of I haven’t seen Tank in with somebody on Bradley’s degree but. I always remember Andre Ward was requested who his hardest combat was. He mentioned Tim Bradley within the amateurs was an animal and he pushed him to the brink. I at all times remembered Ward’s reward of Bradley. Ward could also be reserved however he’s a really trustworthy man.

Sup Bread,

So I’ve learn that it was certainly Bud Crawford that walked away from the Spence negotiations for the 10M assure to combat Avanesyan. It’s what it’s I suppose. Here is my query: Should you’re Spence, would you even belief Bud sufficient to entertain a negotiation interval with him once more? Bud strolling away principally pressured Spence into giving Thurman a payday that Spence clearly did not need to give him. It simply looks like there was a critical breach {of professional} belief there.Lance.

Bread’s Response: Good query. However possibly strolling away from a negotiation units boundaries so far as letting your counterparts know you aren’t to be performed with.  Possibly it stops the prolonging course of. So it may possibly go both approach. I do not know how Spence feels however my hunch if there’s a subsequent time, it gained’t be dragged out. They may get it executed rapidly.

What’s up Bread?

Are you able to consider any cases the place a fighter tried to shock his opponent and it backfired? For instance, many individuals say Marvelous Marvin Hagler (RIP) made a grave mistake by boxing orthodox within the first few rounds in opposition to Sugar Ray Leonard.  In that case, what are your high three apart from that individual combat?

Peace, William in West Palm 

Bread’s Response: SSR modified stances vs Estrada and it backfired. I can’t consider many off the highest of my head as a result of boxing is fluid. Types change inside a combat. However I believe there’s a fantasy that Hagler stayed orthodox for 4 rounds. He didn’t. He modified to southpaw within the 2nd and third. He simply couldn’t discover his rhythm till the fifth. However Hagler spoiled everybody with the Hearns combat however his type was extra affected person than that on the norm.

Hey Breadman,

Acquired two for you in the present day:1. What are your ideas on Teofimo Lopez and his newest efficiency? I heard him ask his staff after the combat “do I nonetheless received it?” Referring to his high degree expertise. With out being in his camp I couldn’t converse on what could also be happening, however to me it looks as if he could also be in a rut of kinds. What might some doable options to interrupt out of a boxing rut? 2. NIL+switch portal. Undecided how acquainted you might be with it, but it surely has flipped NCAA athletics the other way up. Gamers profit financially, some faculties profit with higher expertise, and a few faculties undergo with their expertise leaving. Being a diehard fan of a college who doesn’t possess the huge wealth of larger state faculties leaves my faculty susceptible to have gamers poached. The college is high 20 all time in wins soccer and basketball, however they lose their high expertise left and proper as a result of they’ll’t afford to maintain them through wealthy NIL offers. Gamers deserve and will receives a commission, however faculty athletics is the Wild West anymore. Professional sports activities have checks/balances. Can the NCAA get their stuff so as?! Stuff is thoughts blowing to me! I might love to listen to your ideas on this topic when you’ve got some data of it.

Thanks Bread.

Mark Stoy Columbus Ohio

Bread’s Response: Teo has to get again to having FUN. He doesn’t appear to be having fun with himself whereas preventing. Fighters combat greatest when they’re having enjoyable and being profitable. Teo wants a mentor he can belief. He must be liked. Love can heal harm. If I knew the child I might hug him. I might take him out to dinner and we might simply discuss life and what makes him completely satisfied. Then within the ring he must win a combat in a powerful trend. He must get his mojo again. He wants his swag again. It’s not misplaced eternally however it should take some work since you’re appropriate he’s in a rut.

 I felt like Julian Williams was in a rut after he misplaced to Jermall Charlo. 3 fights in, he received out of it vs Nathaniel Gallimore. It wasn’t a lot an important efficiency however Gallimore was the slight favourite and Williams wanted the combat to get one other title shot. His swag modified after he gained that one. Teo could should take a combat he’s not purported to win, simply so all he has to do is win and never a lot win impressively, I am undecided, or possibly he will get a man in entrance of him he can obliterate. It is a difficult recreation and fighters get their confidence again a number of other ways.

I don’t know sufficient about NIL offers however I’m at the moment researching them as a result of I’ve an 11 yr outdated daughter who’s at the moment #1 within the nation within the 400M. She’s damaged each CYO document in our space within the 100, 200 and 400. And nationally she’s the 2x defending champion within the 400M. Once I discover out every part I have to know, I’ll let you realize.

I believe the NCAA has at all times been the Wild, Wild West. However now the lawlessness simply favors the gamers extra….

Hello Bread,

I am considered one of your greatest fan and your identify is like respectable by any publication. Your thoughts I’ll take into account up there with Bert sugar, max kellerman, dougie fischer.  You 4 are thought-about as Mt Rushmore in Boxing evaluation.  I simply have few questions. 1. If they’re all on the similar dimension. Who do you assume will gained. Between the present P4P fighter inoue, Crawford, fury,canelo,usyk,Spence? 2. If Jake paul will combat manny Pacquiao in 2 months now in an exhibition match? And it’s essential wager your own home, who will you select. 3. Lightweights proper now i believe is the deepest division.  It jogs my memory of the 2000 eras of light-weight so i’ll ask you about legendary match up of their prime. 1. Jose luis castillo VS Devin haney 2. Joel cassamayor VS Shakur 3. Diego corrales VS Ryan Garcia4. Edwin Valero vs Tank Davis 5. Acelino Freitas Vs. Teofimo lopez Extra Legendary match up. 1. Tito Trinidad vs Errol spence 2. Aaron Pryor vs Bud Crawford 3. Peime Lara vs Floyd mayweather at 154?4. James Toney vs canelo at 168?Extra Energy. Edelyn Who do you assume is the extra thrilling fights or match you possibly can interchange?

Edelyn Seso 

Bread’s Response: Thanks.

1. Mainly you’re asking who’s the perfect P4P by imagining in the event that they had been all the identical dimension asking who would win. I actually don’t know as a result of I’ve to see extra of them. None have fairly confronted anybody on their degree but. They’ve been preventing the extent beneath them so it’s arduous to think about. Nice query. 

Out of all the guys you named at this second I believe they’ve all proved various things. Fury has confirmed he can deal with an enormous puncher. Canelo has confirmed he can hold his protection whereas evolving right into a strain fighter. Usyk has confirmed elite stamina and self-discipline vs Joshua. Inoue has confirmed to be probably the most harmful puncher. Crawford has confirmed to be probably the most harmful adjuster and finisher. Spence has confirmed to be an excellent conditioned bodily dynamo, with elite willpower. Ask me this query subsequent yr.

2. I can’t reply Jake Paul vs Manny Pacquiao. Pacman is 44 years outdated and he’s tiny. Paul shouldn’t be pretty much as good however he’s virtually 20 years youthful and 40lbs greater. I don’t even need to think about how this fights goes. 

3. I actually haven’t seen these guys in sufficient championship degree fights to say for the exception of Loma and also you didn’t identify him so….

1. Tito vs Spence I might go along with Tito in a thriller. Tito will get a nasty rap for the Bhop and Winky fights. However they had been at 160lbs and for Winky he simply wasn’t Tito. Prime Tito from say 95-01 was tough bro. Let’s say the one which kod Zulu or Barnes, I’m simply undecided if Spence can block and parry these kind of heavy photographs and stroll Tito down. It’s an important combat and I’ve mad respect for Spence however Tito of the mid to late 90s was completely different. Throw the Oscar combat out as a result of Spence shouldn’t be going to stay and transfer and bounce like Oscar.

Pryor vs Crawford is fascinating. It seems that Bud would clip Pryor as a result of Pryor appears so open to being kod. However Bud will get hit simpler than say his brethren of Mayweather and Whitaker. And if Pryor is persistently hitting you, he could make you dizzy. So I barely lean Crawford however I’m not satisfied.

Lara vs Floyd at 154 could be a toss up for my part. I believe Floyd is healthier P4P however at 154 that’s a troublesome combat for him as a result of Lara would make him lead and he would problem Floyd would that robust left hand. I don’t know who wins that at 154lbs as a result of I don’t know if Floyd would be capable of stroll him down and outpoint him. Nice match up, I’ve by no means been requested this one earlier than however as I sit and write I nonetheless don’t know who wins, whereas I do know Floyd is the higher fighter. Bizarre proper.

Toney over Canelo at 168lbs. Canelo shouldn’t be going to stroll Toney down and break him. Toney is simply as powerful. Simply as robust. Simply as imply. Simply as slippery. However he punches higher and smoother together and Toney is among the greatest fighters I’ve ever seen from 10-12. So Toney by choice in an important combat.

Assalaam alaykum Mr Edwards,

Naoya Inoue is the perfect boxer on the planet. I do know that Paul Butler shouldn’t be rated as extremely at bantamweight as others, however the Monster has already knocked all these “others” out as effectively. I can’t think about one other fighter dominating the hardest challengers at his weight as CLEARLY as Inoue. I am not going to quibble or maintain it in opposition to anybody who has Crawford (who’s come closest to doing what I simply described) or Usyk at number one, they’re all worthy. However Inoue is in his PRIME and his greatest days are possible nonetheless in entrance of him. Butler was as arduous as a nail and decided to hold within the combat so long as he might and Inoue nonetheless simply chopped him down and knocked him out. Thanks for every part you do for the game. Thanks for taking these emails and at all times responding professionally and with perception and knowledge. Allah bless you and your loved ones and your fighters.

Peace, John

Bread’s Response: I’ve Crawford #1 however in equity I wouldn’t argue  with anybody who has Inoue or Usyk #1. Usyk offers up 20+ at heavyweight and he nonetheless comes by for the cash. On high of that he unified at Cruiserweight. Inoue is 18-0 in title fights with 16kos. That’s merely ridiculous. He’s by no means been held shut aside from the first Nonito Donaire combat through which he confirmed versatility. Inoue is probably the most dominant fighter on the planet so far as clear reduce outcomes and profitable rounds. However this comes right down to one thing for me. The Bell Curve. I respect smaller fighters. Their expertise and health are not less than on par with greater fighters. I take into account 126lbs on right down to be smaller ranges. From 130-175 the center ranges. And clearly something larger the bigger vary. As a result of there are extra individuals Terence Crawford’s dimension than there are Inoue’s dimension, I really feel like that his competitors pool is simply bigger. 

I don’t know if Crawford is healthier than Inoue. Actually my eyeballs inform me that Inoue is the extra dynamic athlete. However watching them inside days of one another, I believe Crawford could also be barely higher at making use of his talent. His talent set depends extra on his psychological recreation than his bodily recreation. I don’t need to nitpick Inoue as a result of he’s nice however Crawford is simply smidge higher to me however that might change as a result of whereas Crawford appears barely extra expert, he’s additionally simpler to hit and simpler to harm. It’s very shut however for this precise second I’m simply extra comfy saying Crawford is the perfect. However that is fluid. If Usyk beats Fury and offers up 40lbs it’s arduous to say he’s not the perfect. And if Inoue beats Fulton at 122lbs as convincingly as he beat everybody at 118lbs it will be arduous to in opposition to that. 

Bread -Simply completed watching Monster Inoue unify the Bantamweight belts along with his stoppage of Paul Butler.  Evidently, not a shock and now all of the speak will probably be of an inevitable transfer to Jr. Featherweight and a mouth-watering showdown with Stephen Fulton Jr.  And whereas I agree that it is a nice match-up, it appears to point that Fulton is at the moment the perfect Jr. Featherweight on the planet.  He could very effectively be, however I would not so rapidly dismiss the opposite unified champion within the division, Murodjon Akhmadaliev.  I see a combat between Fulton and Akhmadaliev as 50/50 at this level.  Fulton is a good boxer, with underrated toughness and a excessive boxing IQ.  However, I see some attributes in Akhmadaliev that might bother Fulton – he looks as if a bodily robust 122 lber that may punch, is a southpaw and could be very awkward.  Can be fascinating to see how Fulton would take care of him (I have a tendency to think about Maidana v Mayweather when sizing up this match-up).  What do you consider Akhmadaliev as a fighter and the way would you handicap a possible unification conflict with Stephen Fulton, Jr.?  I believe it has the makings of an important, nice combat.

Reid – Atlanta, GA

Bread’s Response: I believe MK is a wonderful fighter, I might be mistaken however I don’t assume he’s 50/50 with Fulton. I believe Fulton is 60/40 or 65/35 with him. Fulton might be able to do an excessive amount of for MK. Figueroa is tall and lengthy and he form of engulfs you in his quantity. I don’t imagine MK has Figueroa’s physicality. On high of that I believe Fulton will probably be higher due to the Figueroa combat. However fights are gained within the ring not on paper or by hypothesis. As of proper now, give me Fulton clearly over MK.

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