Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 fight : Prefight Pick and the Last Word!

Have 20 minutes before this fight starts.

 

My prediction? To quote Mr. T in ROCKY III…. PAIN!

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All joking aside, while I do not have a dog in this fight, I am one of those who thought the decision of the first fight, a draw was a good decision.

I also think Wilder proved, even being outweighed by 50lbs, he is the harder puncher and the stronger man. Fury proved he is the quicker, more effective boxer.

Coming into this rematch, the winner will be the one who can learn from the first fight and adjust. If Wilder puts the fight on Fury’s chest, doesn’t headhunt but just bangs the body, over and over, the body and arms, keep it an inside fight, and negate Fury’s movement, Fury’s hands will drop, and he will be knocked out.

If Fury can keep Wilder at a distance, and exploit Wilder headhunting, he can outpoint him, and potentially open him up for a knockout of his own.

My prediction… I do not bet, however my gut, I like Wilder. He’s the fresher, more exciting fighter, and if he brings the fight to Fury’s body, rather than headhunting, this could be his night.

 

Okay… LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!

 

RESULTS ARE IN: Fury winner by TKO. Looking at the brief clips, it appears to break down to what I thought above, the one who learned and adjusted from the previous fight… won.

From the brief clips it appears Wilder was headhunting, giving Fury the space to dictate and control the fight from the outside, rather than setting up camp inside his guard and attacking the body. And then once he was concussed it looks like he didn’t have a gameplan.

I will say in the clinches Wilder should have headbutted the eff out of Fury, sometimes you have to get a little dirty to get respect. Fury was crossing the line, in one of the more disgusting displays in a boxing ring, Wilder needed to dissuade that kind of behavior, and a good headbutt or low-blow (generally has no place in a boxing ring, but neither did some of Fury’s antics), is always a pretty good dissuader. 🙂

But bottom line, Wilder and his corner appear to not have course corrected and had a plan to negate Fury’s speed and reach. You have to give it to Fury , he executed his game-plan, and he made the puncher, try and box. I’d love to see these guys do it again, which they are going to have to, as both men, particularly Fury, emphasize an issue with the Heavy Weight division.

Which I will get to below, in my rant section.

 

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I’m going to rant here.

Feel free to ignore this part. 🙂

These guys are super heavy weights, not heavy weights.

There is a reason we have weight divisions to make the fight competitive. Generally speaking if you are 15 pounds more than the next guy you are in a different weight class.

Since the days of Ali and Foreman, when Foreman was the real Ivan Drago (Bigger, stronger, meaner than anyone else in the division. An unbeatable man, a monster. Until Ali in the rematch somehow found a way to beat the unbeatable man) the issue of Super Heavyweight was percolating.

Generally when you did have these super heavy weights, with the exception of Foreman, they were not real contenders, real boxers. You get to the age of Lennox Lewis in the 90s, and then Klitschco in the 2000s and you are suddenly in this period of the super-heavy weights. And it is a bit of a stagnant, unexciting period, because legitimate heavy weights, are blowing themselves up trying to match the natural weight of a super-heavy weight, and just can’t match the reach. So you have a period where the few anomalies, 6’8 guys who can box and punch, super-heavy weights, are holding and stagnating the heavy weight division.

Move to today and we have 3 or 4 of these at the time unbeaten talented super heavyweights, so the division is exciting. But with only 3 or 4 of these guys, the same thing starts to occur, the heavy-weight title stagnates due to lack of competition.

If you are over 225lbs you should be fighting in a different weight class, not the heavy-weight division. That allows the age of future Marcianos and Alis and Holyfields to still happen. And you will always have competitive interesting fights and an influx of a lot of new talent, at that weight class. Above that you then have the super heavyweight division, which is where fighters like Fury and Wilder and Butterbean should be in. But not stagnating the heavy-weight division.

That has been boxing’s issue with the heavy weight division since the late 90s, and will continue to be an issue, until we create a distinction between heavy-weight fighters and super heavy-weights.

 

My 2 cents.

 

Creepiest Post of the Day: Screaming, Furry, Nearly Indestructible Bugs?!!

Okay in some way this has got to be the GMO companies, and the government’s Black Bag projects at work. :).

What am I talking about?

Give a reading here, and when done listen to the good folks at B-MOVIE CAST here (around the 20 minute mark) discuss trying to kill, the near indestructible RED VELVET (COW KILLER) WASP/ANT!

Vince of B-MOVIE CAST mentions trying to kill one of the huge bugs by stepping on it (a natural reaction, I would think to a blood red bug, the size of a few bees on hormones crawling toward you), only to have its head and upper body walk away from the crushing with it making a bloodcurdling screaming noise.

Game over man! Game over!

Damn Secret Government gene-splicing experiments! 🙂

p.s. The pic is of the wimpy male, The female has no wings, and is the one in the habit of killing anything that bugs it. Just like human women. I’m JOKING!!!!!

DEALS OF THE DAY: SHOPPING YAYS vs SHOPPING NAYS

DEALS OF THE DAY: SHOPPING YAYS vs SHOPPING NAYS

I consider myself a pretty savvy shopper. I do my homework. But that said we can’t catch everything. There are only so many hours in the day and sometimes that means buying products (particularly on-line) on hype rather than intrinsic merit.

And sometimes that means buying a product that is lacking in merit, while overflowing in hype. So this new segment is for me to remember my shopping missteps, and for you hopefully to be informed by them, and perhaps even profit from my mistakes.

So, I’ll list my shopping disappointments, but in addition (I never want my posts to be just rant-fests or cursing the darkness, too many people both off and on-line do that) I’ll also present shopping success stories. Products that were well worth the money and earned the hype.

So that’s what this reoccurring segment will be about. So without further ado…

CASCADIAN FARM RAISIN BRAN vs POST RAISIN BRAN

So CASCADIAN FARM RAISIN BRAN cereal has been my cereal of choice since getting back on the cereal bandwagon; that I haven’t been on since a kid. Now I like bacon (turkey bacon naturally. You know what they say— you are what you eat! Ha!Ha!Ha! Look at all you little piggies out there! Ha!Ha! Ha! H– wait! So does that make me a jive Turkey?!! Anyway—) and eggs, but when you’re pressed for time, nothing beats the ease of cereal and milk (SILK brand Almond Dark Chocalate milk. Both the Soy and Coconut are pretty darn unpalatable).

And while not a tree hugger, I do like to eat healthy food that won’t make me sick. I know crazy talk, I must be insane to actually read labels and be careful about what additives I accept in my food!!

I know, total lunacy, right? And come to think of it, I do like hugging the occasional tree, it’s just those splinters you have to watch out for. 🙂

Can you say digression?

So yeah I landed on CASCADIAN FARM RAISIN BRAN not only because it avoided most of the additives on my ‘you have to pay me to eat this’ list (including high-fructose corn syrup and MSG/modified corn starch), but because it actually tastes good.

Firm flakes, that maintain their crunchiness and consistency in milk, and large, fresh raisins, so yeah CASCADIAN FARM RAISIN BRAN has earned its place as my cereal of choice.

I can’t say that for most of what I’ve tried from CASCADIAN FARM. You know that negative stereotype a lot of people have when they hear organic,…umm not such a stereotype on much of what I tried.

That CASCADIAN FARM ‘clusters’ cereal? Just plain awful. Better used to remove paint from walls. However their RAISIN BRAN… gets a spoon up. It’s a winner. I’ve been a devoted patron of it for some while now.

However, I recently went to the super-market, and they had no CASCADIAN FARM RAISIN BRAN (I’m going to call that CFRB from now on, my typing hand will thank me) so I picked up what I thought was a commensurate replacement in POST RAISIN BRAN. The ingredient list read relatively additive free.

Well it may have been free of additives, but it was definitely free of good taste.

Man that is some awful stuff! How do you mess up such a simple concept as Raisin Bran?? I mean is that brain surgery? Evidently it is because everything you could do wrong with this cereal, POST RAISIN BRAN has done wrong.

It instantly at the first sign of liquid became a soggy mess. I poured a little milk onto the thing, and could have sworn I entered cartoon land, the whole cereal kinda deflated in on itself with a ‘sad trombone’ like musical que. I started looking around for Tom & Jerry, because I knew I had to be in a cartoon, and any second now the raisins were going to jump out of the bowl and start singing “Mammy” or “Ragtime gal”.

Horrifying I say! Horrifying!

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Okay, I may be exaggerating a tad, but on the serious, two bites of the soggy mess and I was done. I returned the one unopened box I had, and threw away the other (and I hate to toss away any food, but I don’t know anybody in this day and age, including shelters that are going to accept open food of any kind. So garbage it went).

So the lesson of our story girls and boys is, all Raisin Bran is not the same. CASCADIAN FARM RAISIN BRAN gets a YAY rating, and POST RAISIN BRAN gets a NAY/Avoid rating.

Well see that wasn’t too painful.

We’ve come to the end of our first installment of SHOPPING YAYS and NAYS!! Come back next time for more true tales of me purchasing things… I shouldn’t have, as well as tales of me purchasing things I’m glad I found.

And a brief aside on MSG.

You can, contrary to labels, still find MSG in foods, however these days it is strategically hidden under the name modified corn starch. Why hide MSG inclusion in food if it is safe? Well that’s a good question citizen, let’s go to my FDA hand puppet.

Wait…Did i say that out loud?

Anyhow, the reason is manufacturers had noted consumers were starting to get wise to MSG being a bad thing (the same reason behind MONSANTO changing their name, to try an avoid negative brand recognition). And quite right manufacturers are to hide MSG under the label modified corn starch.

Goddamn it who do you people think you are, resisting what we want to put in your bodies??!! And why?!! You bleeding hearts, Why???! Just because the additives have negative effects on useless human past-times like— oh let me think— oh yeah reproduction and learning. You citizens are so touchy about your sperm count.

Yeah I really want food laced with additives that negatively effect those two things. You go FDA! Let’s increase your budget because you’re doing such a bangup job.

Sarcasm. I’ve been known to practice it occasionally.

And next time I will have my FDA handpuppet ready to speak to you.

Till later folks. 🙂