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Maccarinelli beats Marosi and proves nothing

By William Mackay: Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (33-5, 26 KO’s) was successful on Friday night in winning his first fight at light heavyweight, albeit against a weak opponent in 34-year-old Hungarian Gyorgy Marosi (12-1, 8 KO’s) at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.

It wasn’t much of a fight. Maccarinelli hurt the short 5’11” Marosi with a left to the head followed by a big right hand that had him out on his feet. Referee Jeff Hinds then put a halt to the fight at 1:31 of the round before Maccarinelli could put Marosi out of his misery.

All in all, the fight proved zero other than that Maccarinelli can beat a short overmatched obscure opponent. It’s nice that Maccarinelli was able to drain down to 175 lbs and still win, but the victory only proved that Maccarinelli can beat a guy that’s not world class. Put Maccarinelli in with a good light heavyweight like Chad Dawson and you’ll see Maccarinelli getting spanked like last time he fought against Alexander Frenkel.

I think he’s wasting his time. He might as well still be fighting as a cruiserweight because he’s got a better chance at doing something at that weight if he could learn how to defend his weak chin than he does at light heavyweight.

I think he’s really kidding himself if he thinks he’s going to do something. He won’t. But let him fight another six or seven of these types of fighters so he can get his confidence up once again before he’s decimated by a good fighter.

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