Boxing After Dark - A few Thoughts on Victor Ortiz, Nate Campbell, Amir Khan, Paulie Malignaggi, Tim Bradley and Devon Alexander
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (May 17, 2010) Special to Doghouse Boxing (Photo © HBO)  
Just a few thoughts on the HBO broadcast this past weekend. This might be premature, but I think that Victor Ortiz, like other fighters of the past, has been “Rosario’d.” In other words, after his harrowing experience against Marcos Maidana last year, he isn’t really interested in getting into another tussle like that ever again, much the way that Hector Camacho Sr, was never the same after taking some big right hands from one Edwin Rosario back in 1986.

Ortiz, who easily out-boxed Nate Campbell (who looked every bit of his 38 years), is now a guy who will look to box, use his legs and work from the outside and play it safe.

Don’t know if it’s too early to label him “Victor Bore-tiz,” but I don’t believe this type of style will endear him to Mexican fans.

- Don’t want to sound like Emanuel Steward, but that’s EXACTLY how I thought the fight between Amir Khan and Paulie Malignaggi would go on Saturday night at the WaMu Theater inside MSG. While Khan was impressive, it’s mitigated by the fact that he faced a guy who couldn’t break a smoke ring with horseshoes in his gloves. I just wonder when Khan’ll be put in there with a legitimate puncher. You can improve a lot of things, but not even Freddie Roach can teach a chin.

- I still say that Tim Bradley and Devon Alexander are, by far and away, the two best 140-pounders on the planet.

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