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De La Hoya not impressed with Alexander-Bradley, would like Maidana or Matthysse against either

By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya didn’t like what he saw of last weekend’s light welterweight clash between champions Devon Alexander (21-1, 13 KO’s) and Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KO’s), calling it a disappointing fight to watch. The fight has received a great deal of negative comments from boxing fans and sports writers because of the lack of action and how timid Alexander was in the fight. Bradley, although the aggressor, looked weak and often collided with Alexander like a small Billy goat.

De La Hoya had this to say about the Alexander vs. Bradley fight on his twitter: “Wow, what a shiatttt fight. Very bad, very bad. Bradley is a warrior. I would put [Marcos] Maidana or [Lucas] Matthysse with either fighter. You think Alexander wanted no part of him. I am so disappointed. These fighters have to strap their jock and f****n fight.”

De La Hoya, of course, is correct in the fight being a made one. And he’s also right about Maidana and Matthysse being more than a match for either Bradley or Alexander. It looks like Bradley and Alexander are a product of hype and soft match-making. They both did well with the guys that were put in with them. Alexander was finally exposed by Andriy Kotelnik and now Bradley. Alexander probably should have lost the Kotelnik fight as well, because he appeared to lose that one while fighting at home in Saint Louis, but was given a 12 round decision.

Bradley looked flawed in winning against Alexander. And even though he got the win, he looked so beatable it wasn’t even funny. Compared to guys like Matthysse, Maidana and Amir Khan, Bradley looked much weaker and not nearly as good.


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