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    Shogun vs Nog II, whats changed since the first fight.

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    rudeboyben84
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    Shogun vs Nog II, whats changed since the first fight.

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Mon May 06, 2013 3:34 am

    Well its safe to say both fighters are past their prime, Both fighters bodys have been through wars since they last fought and both have certainly slowed a bit.

    For me Shogun has deteriated as a fighter, he hasnt added anything new to his game or corrected flaws where as I think Nog has worked crazily hard on his Wrestling defence.

    Id say Shogun is the better striker myself but when they go head to head the Styles seem to favor Nog. I remember him connecting well with Counters and dropping Shogun. Shogun worked with Freddie Roach in the run up to this and I hope he put in the time because correcting his pure Boxing could work wonders for him.

    Im assuming Shogun has taken the easy aproach to a training camp again, I think he will have a much harder time getting the takedowns against an improved Nog and unless Roach works wonders I think Nog shades him in a standing fight especially in the later rounds where weve seen Shogun gas bad.

    Nog UD for me.
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    Re: Shogun vs Nog II, whats changed since the first fight.

    Post  Ginginho on Mon May 06, 2013 4:29 am

    Shogun just doesn't look interested anymore - easy Nog win unless he is able to light Shoguns fire somehow
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    Re: Shogun vs Nog II, whats changed since the first fight.

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Tue May 07, 2013 3:12 pm

    Suppose the training with Roach could be make or break. If Shogun really put the work in and tightened up those punches, added a jab and a straight, learned to pull his hands back into a defensive position when he punches he could walk away with this one.

    If like you say and I agree he is uninterested he will probabally spend a couple of days at roaches and then back to his own gym where no one bosses him about or pushes him hard. Sad to see potential wasted.

    Has anyone any news on his training camp or pics?

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