The Day by day Bread Mailbag returns with Stephen “Breadman” Edwards tackling subjects reminiscent of Terence Crawford, 12 months-Finish Awards, the current run by Teofimo Lopez, Errol Spence vs. Keith Thurman, the profession of Tim Bradley, and extra.
Hey Mr Edwards,
I preferred the best way you handled those that declare Terrence Crawford ducked Errol Spence Jr two mailbags in the past. If that does not bury that speak, nothing will. The criticism of Crawford’s resume just isn’t legitimate, both. What was he imagined to do? Join with PBC? I believe you answered that one brilliantly a very long time in the past. Crawford had a presence at High Rank and was broadly revered regardless of Bob Arum’s subsequent rant. Solely a idiot walks away from that and turns into simply one other face within the crowd at PBC.
I can perceive boxing followers talking nonsense about Crawford. To a degree, I can dwell with the trolls, additionally. Boxing followers and trolls do not know higher more often than not.However I am unable to settle for Crawford’s friends talking nonsense. I do not need to troll fighters as a result of they’re in a tricky enterprise. Nonetheless, simply who the heck do Teofimo Lopez, Georvanta Davis, Jermell and Jermall Charlo suppose they’re compared to Crawford?Lopez couldn’t get previous a 9-day marvel from Australia and, over this weekend, was badly uncovered by a fighter in Sandor Martin who, though stable, is not going to make any huge waves at championship stage and can finest be remembered for sharing a metropolis with a well-known Spanish soccer crew. Davis should first get a professional title and, though I’ve rated him the very best at 130-135, that was earlier than Shakur Stevenson moved up. So, it appears to me he is obtained a education ready for him and Crawford should not even enter his considering.

Folks bear in mind solely the high-reel knockout however feather-fisted and never so expert Leo Santa Cruz gave him fairly a stiff argument earlier than the anticipated occurred. Respect to Mell for what he achieved at 154 however he was gifted a draw within the first combat with Brian Castano and it appears to me as a substitute of being Spence’s cheerleader, he higher begin considering what he’ll do when Crawford places fingers on him. Oh, and will any person inform him what a knockout artist’s document seems like, please, as a result of his declare on this regard is embarrassing, to say the least. As for Mall, he higher inform us what was going by way of his thoughts when he all of a sudden stood and swallowed air when Daniel Jacobs confronted him in a lodge foyer earlier than he reveals his face in public, not to mention bad-mouth Crawford. Crawford has crushed everybody he is confronted at 147 kilos and he isn’t even a profession welterweight. Folks can discredit David Avanesyan all they like however he bounced again properly from the loss to Imply Machine and claimed the scalps of three undefeated fighters. He additionally has a victory over an albeit light Shane Mosley however a win is a win. Folks converse extremely of Spence’s resume which incorporates Shawn Porter.
Whereas Spence was life and demise with Porter, the latter’s father needed to pull him out to save lots of him from Crawford. And all of a sudden Porter was no-good. Actually?Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Yordenis Ugas and Kel Brook are not any higher than Porter. Crawford does the identical factor to them that he did to Porter, which beats something Spence did to them. I didn’t suppose I might ever say this however huge props to Spence. I’m but to listen to him converse nonsense about Crawford. The identical the opposite approach spherical.  Spence is aware of what’s up. So does Crawford. You understand who I obtained in that combat if it ever will get made.Folks obtained to cease saying these guys are ducking one another. They’re fighters and champions would combat one another on the drop of a hat. The issue is Al Haymon. Folks suppose Crawford is loopy when he says this. Removed from it. Give it some thought. Spence is the flagship in PBC. If, make that when, Crawford beats him, Haymon’s complete fleet looses a number of shine. He cannot take that. So, what does he do? He plans a duck in full view of everybody. Maintain all PBC guys away from Crawford, allow them to be belt heaters for Spence, get Spence to gather every of these belts when these PBC guys have taken just a few footage with them after which set up Spence as a man-made A-side in opposition to Crawford. Make Crawford a gutter supply, let the combat crumble and the duck is on. Solely, it isn’t Spence ducking. It is Haymon.
It is a promotional duck. Crawford is entitled to a giant payday in a legacy defining combat. I am a South African. I dwell in a rustic the place whites tried to make us into modern-day slaves by preserving us away from alternatives. Haymon desires to make Crawford a modern-day slave. On this sense he is worse than apartheid South Africa’s white slave masters. And even America’s white slave masters. That is so as a result of that is black on black slavery. Do not glorify it by calling it the enterprise facet of boxing. I help Crawford in his profession decisions. He can solely take care of who’s in entrance of him and also you anticipate no extra, no much less, from a fighter. Crawford just isn’t a boxing energy dealer. He is not a money cow like Canelo Alvarez. He is only a nice, nice fighter. Possibly the best fighter since Floyd Mayweather. You say he isn’t ATG Mr Edwards. Suppose once more. Why would Rocky Marciano be an ATG when probably the most notable victories on his resume have been males on the fallacious facet of 30 in an period when 30 was thought-about outdated for the game? Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott and historic light-heavyweight, Archie Moore. I’ve not been to the US so I do not know the geography. Possibly Crawford was simply born on the fallacious facet of the tracks. If he was a Philadelphian or New Yorker, or possibly if he, like Floyd left Grand Rapids, Michigan, he had additionally left Omaha, Nebraska, to dwell, practice and combat in Las Vegas, he can be higher appreciated.
I am sorry, for the lengthy e-mail however that is the final time I write in on Terence Crawford till the Spence combat is signed and sealed, anyway, if ever. Let’s simply recognize this man. He is most likely the one fighter in historical past who has no controversial victory on his resume. That is ATG proper there.
MM – Sugar Ray Robinson v Terrence Crawford. Simply to point out my regard for Crawford just isn’t merely blind loyalty, I believe he is within the combat till Robinson’s horrifying one punch energy turns off the lights. However Robinson cannot are available like the form he was in for the Randy Turpin combat. Crawford would greater than embarrass him like Turpin did. Sugar Ray Robinson v Errol Spence Jr. I believe this can be a horrible beat down till somebody rescues Spence. Spence would by no means be the identical fighter afterwards. Whereas Crawford lives to combat one other day after a loss to Robinson, the robust as nails Spence takes punishment that makes him not more than a future gatekeeper. He is too robust for his personal good within the Robinson combat. I appear to recall that you do not suppose Spence is overmatched within the Robinson combat. However Spence is so mechanical Robinson would have the ability to hear him suppose.

Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bread’s Response: No extra lengthy emails. However I wished to put up this. I’ve by no means been requested about Spence or Crawford vs Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson is the very best the fighter within the historical past of boxing. I might choose neither in opposition to him. At 147lbs so nobody else has to ask me. I consider Sugar Ray Leonard of 79-82 can be extremely aggressive. I consider Tommy Hearns of 1980-81 can be extremely aggressive. I consider the Roberto Duran that beat Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980 can be extremely aggressive. I consider Mickey Walker who was in a position to take punches from heavyweights can be extremely aggressive. However I don’t choose anybody to beat him at 147lbs. 
Carlos Monzon, Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones, Harry Greb, Charley Burley and Dick Tiger would all give him robust nights at 160 however I don’t know in the event that they beat him finest evening on finest evening. I must see Crawford or Spence combat one another or Boots Ennis to say in the event that they may very well be aggressive with a person who went 128-1-2 from 1940-52 in 6 ozhorse hair gloves. That’s a unique sort of nice and it needs to be left alone.
I refuse to take sides on this Crawford vs Spence debate on his fault it’s that the combat didn’t occur. It’s somebody’s fault however we don’t know who as a result of we aren’t in on the conferences. The one factor I’ll say is that there shouldn’t be a giant debate on who’s the A facet. I believe it’s Errol and it ought to be fairly clear. Errol has 3 belts and Crawford has 1. Errol has carried out greater PPV numbers and larger dwell gate numbers. If anybody debates that it’s as a result of they’ll’t be goal. Crawford is a star and he deserves a big piece of the pie. He deserves some say within the negotiations. However not a much bigger piece than Errol. Folks don’t just like the A facet vs B facet speak however the factor is who makes the bigger share of the pie is the primary sticking level to any negotiations. 
Aside from that I believe each are nice fighters and I hope they make the combat. I like each as folks. They each seem to be good dudes who love their households. I want them each the very best to make a historic combat and generational wealth however I refuse to get into the talk of who’s fault it’s. Terence Crawford is the #1 P4P fighter in boxing. Solely Inoue and Usyk can argue his standing at this level. I put him #1 till additional discover. Folks can assault his resume all they need. However Crawford’s resume is stable and it’s stuffed with Ring rated fighters. Simply not superstars. Nevertheless it’s ok in my view to rated #1. I do know what my eyes inform me and I do know what’s he’s carried out. Beating fighters within the convincing style that he has, just isn’t one thing to dismiss. I’ve seen fighters battle with the identical stage of fighters Crawford excels in opposition to. Crawford is 17-0 with 14 kos in title fights. He’s fought 6 undefeated fighters since he’s been a champion. And seven ex world champions. He’s overwhelmed all of them. His resume just isn’t as unhealthy as “they” make it appear. It’s not nice but it surely’s stable. There are 2 methods you possibly can grow to be an ATG. Keep constant and have longevity together with your performances on the high stage. OR have a peak so excessive that you would be able to’t be denied. 
Crawford’s stage of consistency is approaching ATG standing. At this level I wouldn’t argue with anybody who has him an ATG. In boxing historical past only a few males received the light-weight and welterweight titles. Even fewer have received light-weight, junior welterweight and welterweight. Henry Armstrong, Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and guess who Terence Crawford are the one fighters who’re in THAT combine. So if Crawford is an ATG I received’t argue with anybody who says so…..The numbers and accomplishments are piling up. 

Greetings and blessings as all the time sir,
Who’s the 2022 fighter of the 12 months, it looks like an odd 12 months as a result of a number of guys being inactive. My guess can be Bivol? Possibly Inoue relying oh how his combat performs out. Aside from that how are you calling these: Battle of the yearPerformance/ Finest win of the 12 months, Knockout, Prospect, Coach, Upset.
Thanks to your time.
Jack from Detroit 
Bread’s Response: Battle of the 12 months: Fundora vs Lubin
Efficiency of the 12 months: Rodriguez vs SSR
Knockout: Plant vs Dirrell
Prospect: Jared Anderson
Coach: Whoever trains Dmitri Bivol

Upset: Garcia over Colbert. Garcia was a -1400 underdog in that combat.
Fighter of the 12 months: Dmitri Bivol
G ‘day Bread, Love your perception each week. Do you suppose boxing would profit from utilizing Video Assisted Referee VAR reminiscent of within the World Cup and the way?
Have an important winter break.
Vince from scorching Sydney Oz
Bread’s Response: 100% Sure!
I wished to carry up two factors after the fights tonight. The primary level is that Teofimo Lopez is insanely overrated. If we’re being sincere, his combat in opposition to Lomachenko pitted a pure tremendous light-weight in opposition to a featherweight and Lopez barely received. Then Lopez instantly loses to George Kambosas, a man who has proved himself to be effectively exterior the highest stage at 135.Now, he has an unbelievable present on his document in opposition to Sandor Martin, as Martin knocked Lopez down and outboxed him, to be sincere. I don’t see a “takeover” taking place at 140, I see Regis Prograis beating Lopez to a pulp. The second level is that Errol Spence is taking approach an excessive amount of injury exterior of the ring. He obtained into one other critical site visitors accident this weekend (wasn’t at fault this time.) Spence has had the identical variety of automotive destroying site visitors accidents as fights within the final three years. He additionally needed to take care of a retina tear in that point interval. At what level do we’ve got to fret about Spence’s physique having the ability to maintain up? I believe the time is now. I can’t picture selecting Spence to beat Crawford given Spence’s harm historical past over the previous few years. I might love to listen to your takes on each factors!

Bread’s Response: Spence was NOT injured in his newest accident from what I learn. I believe fights ought to be made quicker than later however that’s the fan in me. Spence regarded nice vs Ugas. Higher than he has in years. I really feel like him and Crawford ought to combat subsequent as a result of they aren’t getting any youthful. As quickly as one reveals vital indicators of slippage the combat received’t imply as a lot. However I don’t suppose this accident was a giant deal. It was simply an unlucky accident that per studies was NOT Spence’s fault.
I want I may hug Teofimo Lopez. Life is greater than boxing. You may see that the younger man goes by way of psychological trauma. Mike Tyson not too long ago stated, we aren’t meant to be HUMBLE, we are supposed to be HUMBLED. Man that remark was profound. Boxing and life are humbling Teofimo. He can’t resist being humble although. He has to achieve knowledge whereas it’s taking place. 
I obtained very unhappy once I heard him ask somebody, does he nonetheless have it. However on the similar time he turned defensive with the announcer when he instructed Teo that he was getting hit with a proper hand. Teo tried to right him and stated Martin was a southpaw and it was a left hand. However Teo was fallacious, the shot that dropped him and was troubling him was a sneaky examine proper hook. You may’t argue if you happen to’re fallacious, that is a part of the method of rising.
Life is taxing. Being an important fighter is double the tax. Being nice comes with a value. Teofimo didn’t perceive what it price. As soon as he beat Loma, he blew his profession momentum and now it’s costing him items of his profession he might or might not ever get again. He turned on High Rank the corporate that constructed him, now that very same firm has his profession of their fingers. They will transfer ahead with greater or harder fights, or they’ll gradual him down and permit him to rebuild. Let’s see in the event that they actually forgive him for leaving….
DISCERNMENT is a non secular phrase that Teo has to analysis and be taught. The subsequent few selections he makes, will actually put his profession on the road. I hope the child comes out of his rut. I don’t need to see him get harm. His bodily capability is ok. He’s nonetheless quick and explosive. However boxing is greater than that. It’s adjusting with confidence. It’s resisting resistance with confidence. It’s preventing out of your pure type with a purpose to win. 

For instance Teofimo just isn’t a strain fighter. He can come ahead however what he’s, is a explosive boxer puncher who really favors the shoulder roll stance. So a stick and shifting southpaw boxer, is a critical activity for him in his pure type. He didn’t lack capability vs Martin. He lacked the changes to chop the ring off or increase his quantity to dominate Martin. That’s why he struggled within the combat. 
I don’t suppose Teofimo is overrated. He beat Loma when Loma was #1 P4P. He was a unified champion. He has some nice spotlight reel kos. He was within the high 10 P4P. I believe what we’re seeing is the residual results of not dealing with a giant win effectively, private points and dropping to George Kambosos all take affect over him on the similar time. 
I’ve been by way of a state or vitality of confusion round fighters. I’ve been by way of stuff in actual life that make you query the whole lot. However Teo must belief a mentor and take stock of his life. After I say stock, see who was round for the nice and unhealthy and what rolls they performed. 
Once more I want  the child the very best however this can be a critical challenge. I had a pal who was going by way of some stuff. I gave him a number of the finest recommendation I ever acquire anybody. I instructed him to take stock of not solely who was in his life throughout good and unhealthy instances. However take stock of what he did to get to these good and unhealthy instances. That’s going to inform him how and when to maneuver.  Teo has to do the identical and it’ll information him again to the spot he was in Pre Loma.
I’m formally now rooting for Group Lopez. I don’t wish to see folks get kicked whereas they’re down and Teo is down now. I want him the very best in life most of all. Boxing is secondary at this level.

Hey Bread,
Thanks for placing out a stellar mailbag. And props to Boxing Scene for his or her half in it.  It’s an fulfilling and academic learn each Saturday.    A pair questions and follow-up questions for you:Are you aware if PBC is having $ points? I believed you may need addressed this not too long ago, however I looked for it and got here up empty.  In the event you can’t reply as a result of nature of your relationship with them, I get it.  Or, possibly one other strategy to phrase the query:  Based mostly on earlier years, shouldn’t PBC have extra upcoming fights scheduled by now?  Is that the actual purpose Crawford-Spence hasn’t gotten made?  I hope the whole lot is cool as a result of they’ve a number of nice fighters on their roster and I miss seeing them in motion.  ESPN and DAZN are placing out content material fairly frequently, although a number of the matchups depart so much to be desired. I do know you don’t like to speak an excessive amount of about fights that aren’t really scheduled, however are you able to converse to the way you see a possible Spence-Thurman combat enjoying out, even when solely briefly?  I’ve been a Thurman fan for a very long time and I’m effectively conscious of his inactivity, accidents, age, and so forth., but when he’s wholesome I really feel like there are some good causes to suppose he may upset Spence.  Am I dreaming?  I solely found your mailbag a pair years in the past and Keith has been inactive for many of that point.  On the events you probably did write about Keith I felt such as you have been fairly down on him.  Possibly an excessive amount of.  However, with the best way you assessed him earlier than and after the Barrios combat I believe I used to be fallacious.  In spite of everything, I’ve learn sufficient of your mailbags now to see you’re truthful; you merely inform it such as you see it.  Was I fallacious?
Thanks to your time.-Scott, ABQ
Bread’s Response: I used to be very impressed with Keith Thurman in his combat vs Mario Barrios. He confirmed zero indicators of ring rust and he gave Barrios a nasty beating. It wasn’t a lot that I used to be down on Thurman, I simply suppose Spence is a nasty type for him. Thurman has good legs, however he’s not an environment friendly mover. Thurman additionally has hassle taking physique punches. So Spence who’s taller and longer, would put actual strain on Thurman. Then he would hit his physique constantly. Thurman must determine a strategy to management Spence and not using a commanding jab to maintain himself from being snowballed. It’s an awfully robust combat stylistically. It’s not that Thurman can’t win. It’s simply that I favor Errol huge on this combat. 
Aside from that I believe Thurman is a superb fighter. I believed he was on his strategy to a HOF profession after he beat Porter and Garcia. He had 2 belts in boxing’s greatest division, he was undefeated and in his prime after which he turned inactive and beginning taking off. Though he regarded nice vs Marion Barrios, I can’t however to assist suppose Thurman left his prime on the calendar. He fought 3x since he defeated Garcia in March of 2017. He was 29 years outdated. That’s over 5 years. Think about what his legacy may very well be if he simply fought 2x a 12 months since 2017. That’s 7 extra fights! We’d know what Thurman is by way of being a HOF. I’m not going to say it’s a disgrace however as a fan I believe it’s unlucky due to how effectively he was doing in his profession.
Good day Bread,
The common age of Rings P4P Checklist is 32.8. I do consider they take too lengthy to maneuver fighters out and in of their listing, but it surely’s nonetheless make me ask the query…With sport science, cleaner existence and fewer exercise, is it attainable that the trendy fighter is of their prime into their mid thirties?Having seen fighters like Floyd, Hopkins and Wlad and taking a look at guys like Usyk and Crawford I believe this can be the case. What do you suppose? Is there every other elements, apart from generics, that would help a contemporary fighters prime lasting longer.
Bread’s Response: I believe sports activities science and RECOVERY have improved to a degree the place athletes can practice tougher and get well higher so subsequently they grow to be extra athletic. It additionally permits extra longevity. However and this can be a huge however, however the developments in sports activities science additionally coincided with extra belts being out there, fighters taking softer fights and most of all preventing LESS. 

See the much less quantity of fights we’ve got to think about. Sturdy consideration. So now we see guys last more due to all of this. Fighters at the moment are utilizing the precise TIME they’re champions as staking their claims as a substitute what number of title defenses they’ve. They might common 1 title protection/12 months and be champion for six years however solely make 6 defenses. 
However a man like Sal Sanchez had 9 title defenses from 1980-82. So the longevity that’s proven will also be an phantasm. Matchmaking can be the important thing to the longevity. Right here is how. The extra a fighter fights the extra he wins or loses. If he wins, he clears out the sector of opponents. If the GOAL is to duck sure opponents, you received’t see a fighter scream to be energetic as a result of in some unspecified time in the future the opponent that they need to keep away from would be the solely man standing. So we’ve got to additionally look shut on the exercise. It’s much more to this present longevity than meets the attention. I want to see high fighters, combat 3/12 months vs principally elite fighters and nonetheless combat at a high stage into their mid to late 30s….. 
What’s up Bread?
In mild of Tank Davis’ current tweet dissing Tim Bradley after Bradley’s induction into the Corridor of Fame, who wins at 140? (Assuming that Tank is at his absolute peak proper now)And finest needs as you put together Caleb Plant to face David Benavidez
Peace, William in West Palm Seashore
Bread’s Response: Tim Bradley had a superb profession. He might not have been the very best of his period however he was AMONG the very best. Bradley misplaced solely 2 fights to an ATG fighter in Manny Pacquioa. 
He beat Juan Manuel Marquez, Brandon Rios, Jesse Vargas, Ruslan Provodnikov, Joel Casamayor, Devon Alexander, Carlos Abregu, Lamont Peterson, Nate Campbell, Kendall Holt, Junior Wiitter and Miguel Vazquez. Bradley solely has 36 profession fights and about half of them have been vs both world champions, high contenders are undefeated fighters. 

In boxing if we don’t like somebody we frequently criticize them. Possibly Tank doesn’t like Bradley, I don’t know. However I don’t get into that, I’ve by no means met both of them earlier than. However I simply respect everybody who has earned it. Nobody ought to have something to say about Bradley’s accomplishments or who he fought. He fought a killer schedule, he received titles in 2 divisions and he unified at 140lbs.
I’ll say this. I’ve heard Tim be a bit of harsh as a commentator at instances, the place as his counterpart Andre Ward is extra RESERVED in his observations. However possibly that is simply Tim’s type…I am unable to say as a result of I’ve by no means been round him in a private setting. So possibly Tank has a problem with one thing Tim stated about him. However we’ve got to separate that as a result of as a fighter, Tim fought a tough schedule and as a rule, he WON.
As for who would win in a combat at 140lbs. I do not know as a result of I haven’t seen Tank in with somebody on Bradley’s stage but. I always remember Andre Ward was requested who his hardest combat was. He stated Tim Bradley within the amateurs was an animal and he pushed him to the brink. I all the time remembered Ward’s reward of Bradley. Ward could also be reserved however he’s a really sincere man.
Sup Bread,
So I’ve learn that it was certainly Bud Crawford that walked away from the Spence negotiations for the 10M assure to combat Avanesyan. It’s what it’s I suppose. Here is my query: In the event you’re Spence, would you even belief Bud sufficient to entertain a negotiation interval with him once more? Bud strolling away mainly pressured Spence into giving Thurman a payday that Spence clearly did not need to give him. It simply seems like there was a critical breach {of professional} belief there.Lance.
Bread’s Response: Good query. However possibly strolling away from a negotiation units boundaries so far as letting your counterparts know you aren’t to be performed with.  Possibly it stops the prolonging course of. So it may possibly go both approach. I do not know how Spence feels however my hunch if there’s a subsequent time, it received’t be dragged out. They’ll get it carried out shortly.

What’s up Bread?
Are you able to consider any cases the place a fighter tried to shock his opponent and it backfired? For instance, many individuals say Marvelous Marvin Hagler (RIP) made a grave mistake by boxing orthodox within the first few rounds in opposition to Sugar Ray Leonard.  If that’s the case, what are your high three apart from that specific combat?
Peace, William in West Palm 
Bread’s Response: SSR modified stances vs Estrada and it backfired. I can’t consider many off the highest of my head as a result of boxing is fluid. Types change inside a combat. However I believe there’s a delusion that Hagler stayed orthodox for 4 rounds. He didn’t. He modified to southpaw within the 2nd and third. He simply couldn’t discover his rhythm till the fifth. However Hagler spoiled everybody with the Hearns combat however his type was extra affected person than that on the norm.
Hey Breadman,
Received two for you at this time:1. What are your ideas on Teofimo Lopez and his newest efficiency? I heard him ask his crew after the combat “do I nonetheless obtained it?” Referring to his high stage expertise. With out being in his camp I couldn’t converse on what could also be occurring, however to me it looks like he could also be in a rut of kinds. What may some attainable options to interrupt out of a boxing rut? 2. NIL+switch portal. Unsure how acquainted you might be with it, but it surely has flipped NCAA athletics the other way up. Gamers profit financially, some colleges profit with higher expertise, and a few colleges endure with their expertise leaving. Being a diehard fan of a college who doesn’t possess the huge wealth of larger state colleges leaves my faculty susceptible to have gamers poached. The college is high 20 all time in wins soccer and basketball, however they lose their high expertise left and proper as a result of they’ll’t afford to maintain them by way of wealthy NIL offers. Gamers deserve and will receives a commission, however school athletics is the Wild West anymore. Professional sports activities have checks/balances. Can the NCAA get their stuff so as?! Stuff is thoughts blowing to me! I might love to listen to your ideas on this topic when you have some information of it.
Thanks Bread.
Mark Stoy Columbus Ohio
Bread’s Response: Teo has to get again to having FUN. He doesn’t appear to be having fun with himself whereas preventing. Fighters combat finest when they’re having enjoyable and being profitable. Teo wants a mentor he can belief. He must be liked. Love can heal harm. If I knew the child I might hug him. I might take him out to dinner and we might simply discuss life and what makes him joyful. Then within the ring he must win a combat in a powerful style. He must get his mojo again. He wants his swag again. It’s not misplaced ceaselessly however it should take some work since you’re right he’s in a rut.
 I felt like Julian Williams was in a rut after he misplaced to Jermall Charlo. 3 fights in, he obtained out of it vs Nathaniel Gallimore. It wasn’t a lot an important efficiency however Gallimore was the slight favourite and Williams wanted the combat to get one other title shot. His swag modified after he received that one. Teo might need to take a combat he’s not imagined to win, simply so all he has to do is win and never a lot win impressively, I am undecided, or possibly he will get a man in entrance of him he can obliterate. This can be a difficult recreation and fighters get their confidence again a number of other ways.

I don’t know sufficient about NIL offers however I’m presently researching them as a result of I’ve an 11 12 months outdated daughter who’s presently #1 within the nation within the 400M. She’s damaged each CYO document in our space within the 100, 200 and 400. And nationally she’s the 2x defending champion within the 400M. After I discover out the whole lot I must know, I’ll let you realize.
I believe the NCAA has all the time been the Wild, Wild West. However now the lawlessness simply favors the gamers extra….
Hello Bread,
I am one among your greatest fan and your title is like respectable by any publication. Your thoughts I’ll take into account up there with Bert sugar, max kellerman, dougie fischer.  You 4 are thought-about as Mt Rushmore in Boxing evaluation.  I simply have few questions. 1. If they’re all on the similar measurement. Who do you suppose will received. Between the present P4P fighter inoue, Crawford, fury,canelo,usyk,Spence? 2. If Jake paul will combat manny Pacquiao in 2 months now in an exhibition match? And you could wager your own home, who will you select. 3. Lightweights proper now i feel is the deepest division.  It jogs my memory of the 2000 eras of light-weight so i’ll ask you about legendary match up of their prime. 1. Jose luis castillo VS Devin haney 2. Joel cassamayor VS Shakur 3. Diego corrales VS Ryan Garcia4. Edwin Valero vs Tank Davis 5. Acelino Freitas Vs. Teofimo lopez Extra Legendary match up. 1. Tito Trinidad vs Errol spence 2. Aaron Pryor vs Bud Crawford 3. Peime Lara vs Floyd mayweather at 154?4. James Toney vs canelo at 168?Extra Energy. Edelyn Who do you suppose is the extra thrilling fights or match you possibly can interchange?
Edelyn Seso 
Bread’s Response: Thanks.
1. Mainly you’re asking who’s the very best P4P by imagining in the event that they have been all the identical measurement asking who would win. I actually don’t know as a result of I’ve to see extra of them. None have fairly confronted anybody on their stage but. They’ve been preventing the extent beneath them so it’s onerous to think about. Nice query. 

Out of all the guys you named at this second I believe they’ve all proved various things. Fury has confirmed he can deal with an enormous puncher. Canelo has confirmed he can preserve his protection whereas evolving right into a strain fighter. Usyk has confirmed elite stamina and self-discipline vs Joshua. Inoue has confirmed to be probably the most harmful puncher. Crawford has confirmed to be probably the most harmful adjuster and finisher. Spence has confirmed to be an excellent conditioned bodily dynamo, with elite dedication. Ask me this query subsequent 12 months.
2. I can’t reply Jake Paul vs Manny Pacquiao. Pacman is 44 years outdated and he’s tiny. Paul just isn’t nearly as good however he’s nearly 20 years youthful and 40lbs greater. I don’t even need to think about how this fights goes. 
3. I actually haven’t seen these guys in sufficient championship stage fights to say for the exception of Loma and also you didn’t title him so….
1. Tito vs Spence I might go together with Tito in a thriller. Tito will get a nasty rap for the Bhop and Winky fights. However they have been at 160lbs and for Winky he simply wasn’t Tito. Prime Tito from say 95-01 was tough bro. Let’s say the one which kod Zulu or Barnes, I’m simply undecided if Spence can block and parry these sort of heavy photographs and stroll Tito down. It’s an important combat and I’ve mad respect for Spence however Tito of the mid to late 90s was completely different. Throw the Oscar combat out as a result of Spence just isn’t going to stay and transfer and bounce like Oscar.
Pryor vs Crawford is attention-grabbing. It seems that Bud would clip Pryor as a result of Pryor appears so open to being kod. However Bud will get hit simpler than say his brethren of Mayweather and Whitaker. And if Pryor is constantly hitting you, he could make you dizzy. So I barely lean Crawford however I’m not satisfied.

Lara vs Floyd at 154 can be a toss up in my view. I believe Floyd is healthier P4P however at 154 that’s a tricky combat for him as a result of Lara would make him lead and he would problem Floyd would that robust left hand. I don’t know who wins that at 154lbs as a result of I don’t know if Floyd would have the ability to stroll him down and outpoint him. Nice match up, I’ve by no means been requested this one earlier than however as I sit and write I nonetheless don’t know who wins, whereas I do know Floyd is the higher fighter. Bizarre proper.
Toney over Canelo at 168lbs. Canelo just isn’t going to stroll Toney down and break him. Toney is simply as robust. Simply as robust. Simply as imply. Simply as slippery. However he punches higher and smoother together and Toney is among the finest fighters I’ve ever seen from 10-12. So Toney by choice in an important combat.
Assalaam alaykum Mr Edwards,
Naoya Inoue is the very best boxer on the planet. I do know that Paul Butler just isn’t rated as extremely at bantamweight as others, however the Monster has already knocked all these “others” out as effectively. I can’t think about one other fighter dominating the hardest challengers at his weight as CLEARLY as Inoue. I am not going to quibble or maintain it in opposition to anybody who has Crawford (who’s come closest to doing what I simply described) or Usyk at #1, they’re all worthy. However Inoue is in his PRIME and his finest days are doubtless nonetheless in entrance of him. Butler was as onerous as a nail and decided to hold within the combat so long as he may and Inoue nonetheless simply chopped him down and knocked him out. Thanks for the whole lot you do for the game. Thanks for taking these emails and all the time responding professionally and with perception and knowledge. Allah bless you and your loved ones and your fighters.
Peace, John
Bread’s Response: I’ve Crawford #1 however in equity I wouldn’t argue  with anybody who has Inoue or Usyk #1. Usyk offers up 20+ at heavyweight and he nonetheless comes by way of for the cash. On high of that he unified at Cruiserweight. Inoue is 18-0 in title fights with 16kos. That’s merely ridiculous. He’s by no means been held shut apart from the first Nonito Donaire combat through which he confirmed versatility. Inoue is probably the most dominant fighter on the earth so far as clear minimize outcomes and profitable rounds. However this comes all the way down to one thing for me. The Bell Curve. I respect smaller fighters. Their abilities and health are not less than on par with greater fighters. I take into account 126lbs on all the way down to be smaller ranges. From 130-175 the center ranges. And clearly something increased the bigger vary. As a result of there are extra folks Terence Crawford’s measurement than there are Inoue’s measurement, I really feel like that his competitors pool is simply bigger. 
I don’t know if Crawford is healthier than Inoue. In reality my eyeballs inform me that Inoue is the extra dynamic athlete. However watching them inside days of one another, I believe Crawford could also be barely higher at making use of his talent. His talent set depends extra on his psychological recreation than his bodily recreation. I don’t need to nitpick Inoue as a result of he’s nice however Crawford is simply smidge higher to me however that would change as a result of whereas Crawford appears barely extra expert, he’s additionally simpler to hit and simpler to harm. It’s very shut however for this actual second I’m simply extra comfy saying Crawford is the very best. However that is fluid. If Usyk beats Fury and provides up 40lbs it’s onerous to say he’s not the very best. And if Inoue beats Fulton at 122lbs as convincingly as he beat everybody at 118lbs it might be onerous to in opposition to that. 

Bread -Simply completed watching Monster Inoue unify the Bantamweight belts together with his stoppage of Paul Butler.  For sure, not a shock and now all of the speak shall be of an inevitable transfer to Jr. Featherweight and a mouth-watering showdown with Stephen Fulton Jr.  And whereas I agree that this can be a nice match-up, it appears to point that Fulton is presently the very best Jr. Featherweight on the earth.  He might very effectively be, however I would not so shortly dismiss the opposite unified champion within the division, Murodjon Akhmadaliev.  I see a combat between Fulton and Akhmadaliev as 50/50 at this level.  Fulton is a superb boxer, with underrated toughness and a excessive boxing IQ.  However, I see some attributes in Akhmadaliev that may hassle Fulton – he looks like a bodily robust 122 lber that may punch, is a southpaw and could be very awkward.  Can be attention-grabbing to see how Fulton would take care of him (I have a tendency to consider Maidana v Mayweather when sizing up this match-up).  What do you consider Akhmadaliev as a fighter and the way would you handicap a possible unification conflict with Stephen Fulton, Jr.?  I believe it has the makings of an important, nice combat.
Reid – Atlanta, GA
Bread’s Response: I believe MK is a superb fighter, I may very well be fallacious however I don’t suppose he’s 50/50 with Fulton. I believe Fulton is 60/40 or 65/35 with him. Fulton could possibly do an excessive amount of for MK. Figueroa is tall and lengthy and he type of engulfs you in his quantity. I don’t consider MK has Figueroa’s physicality. On high of that I believe Fulton shall be higher due to the Figueroa combat. However fights are received within the ring not on paper or by hypothesis. As of proper now, give me Fulton clearly over MK.
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