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Subriel Matias And Coach Jay “Panda” Najar Half Methods After Title Loss

Former WBO gentle welterweight world champion Subriel Matias broke off his relationship with Mexican coach Jay “Panda” Najar.

Matias (20-2, 20 KOs) was dethroned by Liam Paro final month, dropping a twelve-round unanimous choice on June fifteenth in entrance of his followers in Manati, Puerto Rico. It was Matias’ first combat with Matchroom Boxing.

Matias Must Regroup and Re-strategize

The 32-year-old Matias should now return to the health club if he needs to proceed to be one of many high fighters within the 135-lb division.

Matias’ model is all offensive and thrilling to look at. He’s the kind of boxer followers need to see each weekend and will be capable of flip issues round.

A Delicate Steadiness: Offense vs. Protection

Matias should stability his protection and offense as a result of he was weak in opposition to Liam Paro. There isn’t a doubt that the battle-hardened fighter who goes to the entrance traces is what boxing followers need to see. Promotional firms are in search of younger individuals with these qualities to signal them and switch them into huge boxing stars.

Nonetheless, Matias should be taught to defend herself slightly extra. Boxers with related types are short-lived. Ruslan Provodnikov and Brandon Rios are two examples of aggressive fighters who had brief careers on the high because of their aggressive preventing types.

Because of the variety of blows obtained, they typically find yourself with extreme and apparent well being issues. You possibly can’t trade well being for cash.

Najar’s Farewell and Zepeda’s Rising Star

“I’m tremendous grateful to the previous world champion, a superb man in all facets of the phrase,” stated Najar on Fb. “Thanks for all of the thanks for giving me the satisfaction of getting my first champion. You understand you’re beloved very a lot. We’ve change into household brothers. Take pleasure in your loved ones, Champion; get pleasure from your daughters. You deserve it.

“Thanks for all of the love you gave my household, my father, and all my employees. The Lord bless you as we speak and all the time. Right here, a brother, Mexico -Puerto Rico, we made historical past. We managed to deliver collectively two lovely and boxísticos nations in a union. Mexico adores you.”

Najar additionally trains Mexican light-weight contender  Williams “Camaron’ Zepeda, who’s coming off a third-round knockout victory in opposition to Giovani Cabrera final Saturday on the Toyota Middle in Ontario, California.

Zepeda’s victory might open the doorways for a world title shot in opposition to WBC light-weight champion Shakur Stevenson. Zepeda’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, needs to see him face one of the best at 135.

John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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