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30May/17

Kell Brook’s Inability To Defend Against The Jab and The Lead Hand Dooms Him vs Errol Spence

Kell Brook competed very well vs Errol Spence. Here at AMSB we have always been excited by Kell Brook’s potential as a boxer. He possesses phenomenal mental and physical athletic ability. His one flaw as we pointed out four years ago was that he did and does not catch the jab.

We thought he fought well against Golovkin however he did not catch the jab in that fight which doomed him. Against Errol Spence he did not defend well against the jab and it cost him his IBF Belt. Errol Spence proved to have the patience and mental stamina necessary to be a World Champion for a long time.

25May/17

Gervonta Davis vs Tevin Farmer Highlight! Southpaw vs Southpaw Who Wins?

Gervonta Davis vs Tevin Farmer would be one hell of a match up. Though Davis is marketed as a puncher solely, he is an incredible southpaw boxer with great intangibles. His power is an acting as an equalizer he uses it as moth southpaws do in the form of being a crafty counter puncher.

Tevin Farmer “The Museum” aka “Dear Leader” is a dictator in the ring. He controls tempo, pace, when you punch, why you punch and is often bored in fights due to his mastery. Having revamped and upgraded his boxing skills after a rocky start to his career, Tevin is now the boxer to avoid in the 125lb and the 130lb divisions.

Who wins if these two prize fighters ever went head to head?

21May/17

Nick Frese Boxing Sparring Videos (Boxing vs Muay Thai)

Nick Frese Boxing Sparring Footage. Nick Frese is a Professional Boxer from Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Sparring with Sitthichai & Kem Sitsongpeenong among many other fighters have given him a ton of experience heading into his Professional Boxing career.

19May/17

Big Man Game Alert! Antonio Tarver vs Wladimir Klitschko Trainer Johnathon Banks (Master Class)

The difference between an old guy that Mastered the FUNdamentals of Boxing. Roy Jones lost his athleticism which took away a lot of his best traits. This is a great examples of how “Small Things are All Things” in Boxing. Mastering the basics is way more important than strength for example when you get older. George Foreman is another great example of this theory.

18May/17

Floyd Mayweather Should Help Develop & Train Gervonta Davis In Between Fights

There is a difference between telling someone a bit of info and giving them a boring drill and letting muscle memory take over. This close to fight time Mayweather should not be teaching. he should allow the kid and his trainers to work. Athlete Development is for in between fights´╗┐. Floyd Mayweather Sr drilled young Floyd Mayweather and help him accountable in an effort to develop young Floyd Mayweather into the boxer he became. Eventually this style of training wore on Mayweather Jr as he became a man. Obviously it’s great marketing for Gervonta Davis to be mentioned in the same breath as Floyd Mayweather Jr. However should Mayweather be a promoter first so close to fight week and allow Geronta and his training staff to prepare? Is development and teaching best for fight week or in between fights? I think it’s awesome to get advice from a legend however teaching globally comes through drilling not through merely sharing knowledge verbally.

17May/17

Big Man Game Alert: The Godfather Floyd Mayweather Control & Anti Control vs Canelo

Floyd Mayweather vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was a matchup I didn’t think was completely in favor of Floyd Mayweather at the time they fought. I had done plenty of homework on Canelo at the time and he wasa really good developing boxing prospect mentally. Add in his strength… However Mayweather as usual knows his best. What did he know? Mayweather knew Big Man Game Formula. He stood his ground and at times backed Canelo up with a presence physically that is FUNdamental to Big Man Game. Canelo I’m sure learned a ton from this fight. Canelo has the smartest team in boxing and I’m sure would make the necessary adjustments to make a possible future fight vs Mayweather much more competitive.

10May/17

Has Joseph Parker maximized his potential? He can’t fight Anthony Joshua & Deontay Wilder like this

It seems Joseph Parker’s Development has come to a grinding halt. Or worse, has he peaked? I don’t know however I do know watching his last fight it seems his potential has plateaued. That’s unfortunate for him as his competition seems to be improving with each training session and each fight. Specifically, Parker moves pretty well however all his offense is in a straight line with zero glove control game (nota bene. George Foreman). He can defend in circles going to the left or right.However if he has to attack Wilder or Joshua in a straight line as a first option, this could be bad news for him.