Spence vs Porter
Sparks will always fly when Yin (aggressiveness) meets Yin (aggressiveness)… At what cost? Some cases are more costly than others.
Clearly Spence came into the Porter fight with the mindset of beating his opponent at his own game which is coming forward, aggressive with some technical strategy which in moments were successful and some moments were not looking at the effects on Spence’s face at the post fight interview.
Spence being the favorite, decided to show the world that he was the bigger and stronger man surprising fight fans and boxing community by not utilizing the superior boxing abilities such as lateral movement and angles along with the philosophical strategy of “Hit and not be hit”.
Although this warrior mentality was fan friendly it begs the question of at what cost? How many future fights in the bank were taken if any? Only time will tell.
GGG vs Alvarez
Just as Spence took the more challenging path, Alvarez also turned the tables on the power punching Triple G in the same fashion.
Unlike Spence in comparison, Canelo Alvarez used superior skills coming forward with strategic “in the pocket” tactics and was able to avoid powershots from the powerhouse Gennady Golovkin which is apparent on the face on both champions.
Both fighters Spence and Alvarez were successful in turning the tables on the seemingly stronger opponents, but it is apparent that only one of them came out almost unscaved.
Hence the question, Spence.. At what cost?..