Well,an actual response.LOL.Thanks.Arsene lands more shots but Bootland wins the wrestling match. I'd probably score it as a draw but would like to see more Arsene fights to compare.
Most of the people on the hockey fight forums put little if any creedence in the takedown.
Not picking at your call,we just put more emphasis on punches than takedowns.The takedown is generaly seen as an admission of 'I'm losing the fight ,better take the guy to the ice'.
I don't ALWAYS feel that is the case but I think it was here.
It's like the cuts.I personally give it more weight than most guys,but most just score it as another solid punch,regardless of the blood.
The same with class rating. On the fight forums a 'heavyweight' ranking isn't achieved by size and weight,rather by past fight card,willingness to fight,frequency of fights.
A guy like Ryan Vandenbussche was considered a heavyweight by most hf fans even tho he really wasn't the size of guys like Laraque,Grimson,Probert or Brashear.
That being said,although Bootland and Arsene are approximately the same size,Bootland is closer to having heavyweight status than Arsene.
I was surprised to see Arsene outpunch Bootland as fighting-wise Arsene is more of a light-heavy or middleweight.Sorta like Ian Laperierre,Jamal Myers,or Matthew Barnaby.
Arsene handled Ben Eager pretty handily,who is far from having heavy-weight satus.It's like the Louis Robitaille/ Jesse Boulerice scrap in Hershey this year. Bowls is a legitamite heavyweight and Robo is a middle.Boulerice SHOULD have destroyed Louis,going off past performance by both,but the fight was a draw.