Jack Slack casts his eye over the Gokhan Saki vs Rico Verhoeven fight and offers his thoughts on how Verhoeven got the upset win over Saki.
- Verhoeven countered Saki’s boxing with kicks
- Verhoeven kept his guard tight, keeping his hands up to his head like “earmuffs”, and used movement to mitigate Saki’s hooks. However Saki had some success with straight punches.
- Verhoeven used feints to neutralise Saki’s countering
- Verhoeven would rush Saki on the ropes, scoring points and allowing him to clinch to avoid counter-attack.
- Saki didn’t throw more straight punches to slip through Verhoeven’s defence.
Marvellous fight by Rico Verhoeven.