posted on May, 28 2003 @ 03:41 AM
I appreciate your disappointment in the poor showing by Joseph, but I thought Herbie looked good and just didn't have the chance to make a better
fight of it because Joseph folded.
Joseph has lost his last three fights and didn't seem mentally prepared to face Herbie's aggresssive style. Herbie looked in top condition and was
going right for Joseph throughout. He obviously needed to erase the memory of losing in Newcastle to Joseph two years ago.
I thought Herbie looked very, very focused and ready to mix it up and take joseph out. In fact, he was so intent on accomplishing that, that he got a
warning from the refree.
Herbie seems quite hungry to fight both Audley Harrison and Danny Williams, and I think he'll take both of them out easily. Herbie has the right
mentality, focus and determination to re-establish himself and easily defeat most European heavyweights. I believe he could take out Samil Sam also,
and would like to see them fight.
Pairing him with Roy Jones Jr. would be interesting, I believe that Roy's superior boxing and punching power would stop Herbie. But that is the
fight I'd really like to see because I seriously doubt that any European heavyweight would give Herbie trouble, except Lennox Lewis.
I would suggest that Herbie's biggest problem may be to get decent opponents onto the ring, so he can re-build his credibility and earn another title
Should Herbie ever get a shot at Lewis, I give Lewis the nod because of his size and boxing ability.