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A clash of boxing styles

December 13, 2010

Yesterday, I saw a classic clash of boxing styles between a boxer and a brawler, and the boxer won.  Yes, Amir Khan did retain his WBA light-welterweight title in defeating the Argentine Marcos Maidana, but I was talking about Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koschech for the UFC welterweight crown.

At times, I thought I was watching an actual boxing match, as GSP put on a boxing master class, jabbing and counter-boxing his opponent from the outside, whilst Kos was looking to land one of his big right hands.  Sadly, it was déjà vu for Kosheck, as St-Pierre had previously defeated him in UFC 74, this time it was even more clinical.

Today, there’s another clash of styles as Premiership leaders, Arsenal, take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.  It’s likely that Arsenal will probe the Trafford defences, seeking to prise an opening, with the Red Devils looking to hit the Gunners on the break.

It should be a game to saviour, as two of the best footballing teams contest top spot.  Manchester might have lost some of their big stars but Arsenal haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2006 and has only beaten Manchester in 2 of the last 10 clashes.  Some pundits believe it’s a crucial test of Arsenal’s credentials as future champions and would give their players a big boost if they could claim all 3-points.

As an online Gooner, my bets are on the boxer in this clash, but Arsenal needs to a have “Sweetpea” like defence to prevent Manchester from hitting them with a sucker’s punch.

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