It's a shame, too, because the ending took away from the beauty of the fight. This was Dirrell's coming-out party. Recognizing the mistakes he made in the
The Super Six is now wide open.
Dirrell looked good in the bout, though there are still some questions. His speed is terrific, but he is not always sharp with his combinations. Also, while he was well ahead going into the 11th, he was a bit shaky in the last two rounds. All in all, though, he's improving and should be stronger the next time out. For now, though, I'd say this makes Ward the slight favorite in the tournament.
That said, when it comes to the Super Six, cue
As an aside: If HBO wants to one-up Showtime's super middleweight tournament, why not tap the abundance of talent at 140? Imagine a modified round-robin with Maidana, Bradley, Holt and Khan. Plug in a couple of more rising stars (Ortiz? Alexander?) and former champions (Malignaggi?
Haye is hoping, of course, for a big-money showdown with one of the Klitschkos. (Vitali, who faces European champion
It's very hard to stop Ruiz, so I see Haye winning on points. Too much speed. But it's a tougher fight than most expect. Ruiz is kind of a poor man's