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The Green Machine Takes on Diablo Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk puts his cruiserweight WBC title on the line in Australia November 30th against local legend Danny Green.

Diablo vs Green Machine

Diablo vs Green Machine

Wlodarczyk has been a class operator in the division for the last 6 years or so against many of the best fighters in the division, so Green seems to have his hands full with this bout. I did not see Wlodarczyk’s last fight against Francisco Palacios, but it was a hometown split decision which means the fight was very close, but truth of the matter is that many of Wlodarczyk’s fights are close spirited battles, so perhaps there is no concern there.

I’ve heard rumors that he had some serious health problems that may be a concern, but most rumors in boxing are mean spirited attempts to degrade a fighter and need be taken with a grain of salt. It was no rumor that Green was coming off a serious scare of appendicitus not too long ago, and was subsequently knocked about and out by Antonio Tarver in their last fight.

Green is the hometown fighter with the “power of the purse” and he uses that to set catchweight bonus incentives, so we’ll have to see what weight Wlodarczyk comes in at, but Diablo is not a big cruiserweight, that is certain.

Wlodarczyk is 8 years younger than Green, but with more fights and rounds,  45-2-1, 32 KO in 278 rounds of boxing to 31-4, 27 KO in 177 rounds of boxing, so perhaps the age advantage is moot.

Should be a good solid action fight if you are up early in the AM Western time.

The Class of Jason Robinson

This last weekend was a fairly quiet one in boxing unless you were one of the pugilists duking it out with his all like Jason Robinson was. Jason challenged WBC cruiser champ, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk for the rights to claim the championship belt, and what a fight.

The Fight

The Fight

Robinson had to pack up his essentials to fly way, way over the rainbow to Warsaw, Poland, the champ’s hometown stompings, just to stake his claim. It was a bittersweet moment for the Chicago based fighter who had never challenged for a world title before. Jason may have come up short on the cards, but he put up a valiant effort in spite of being outgunned and outboxed against a prime younger champion at the height of his powers.

Can we ask any more of any fighter than that?

But wait, there’s more. In contrast to far too many big name fighters making bad press these days, Jason Robinson had the temerity to conduct himself with the utmost class and respect in and out of the ring. Not withstanding the brave fight that he put up, Robinson deserves a shout in an otherwise dreary period of low boxing activity.

It was a good, entertaining back and forth scrap that saved the weekend for me, one that I will remember.

I don’t claim to know much of the full story of Jason Robinson, but the press he received in the build up to the fight was admirable. He was always going to be a big underdog and has no special experience or physical attributes to call on, but he can fight and he can train, so once he stepped through the ropes, he was in the fight from the first to the 12th and final bell.

The Training

The Training

He trained at a public gymnasium, the Chicago Park District Garfield Park from what I understood. His trainer, George Hernandez is also deserving a big shout for training Jason while making himself available to the kids who walk into the gym. It echoes a similar story of the Agape Boxing Club in my area that I recently wrote about.

https://roberto00.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/my-thoughts-on-agape-boxing-and-jem-mace/

Jason Robinson may not fully realize the extent to which those kids looked up to him, but it’s almost guaranteed that some if not all managed to figure out how to watch his title challenge, and kids, they do keep character references for future use. They now have an exemplary example to draw on as they get on with the ups and downs of everyday life.

Mr. Robinson and Mr. Hernandez are doing the essential unsung noble work that every society needs in order to develop and maintain a sense of social civility, justice, and to progress forward as sentient human beings and citizens.

Society could use a few thousand more little boxing gyms like these for that purpose alone, but, make no mistake, it’s these little clubs that are truly the backbone of boxing. Gypsy Jem Mace, the great granddad of modern boxing, ran one and so on and so forth, too many to remember have come and gone. Gypsy Jem was only carrying on what was passed on to him through the mists of time.

So, a hearty congratulations Gentlemen, and that includes the great champion, Krzysztof Włodarczyk and his team who also played their parts to perfection.

Well done…………

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen