He just had the best performance of his career to motivate him right when his career was at the brink. I am now convinced Margcheato was plastered against Cintron as well, (and i'm betting Kermit believes it deep inside at this point too). Aside from Plasterhands he's never been knocked down, (also discounting the headbutt KD against Martinez), and while his chin may still be an issue he took several good shots from Angulo without ever seeming hurt. He also at least partially answered 1 of the 2 biggest questions in his career which is of course, "Does the guy have any heart when the going gets tough?" The way he stood in and swung with Angulo in the 12th, though he was completely gassed to the point of hanging on to not fall down from exhaustion, showed he could fight through adversity. (And even win the exchanges with the super hittable Angulo)
Now for the question marks. He is still a 8 to 10 round fighter. He completely took 2 rounds off in the 5th and 8th to recover and was still dead by the middle of the 11th round. Can he ever get the gas tank to throw the kind of leather he did tonight that made him look so good and last 12 rounds? Will the excellent movement he showed tonight become a staple of his future arsenal? Lastly... Will he continue with the beautiful combination punching that he was murdering Angulo with in the 3rd and 4th rounds or revert to his old 1-2 back up and reset style?
If nothing else his career is certainly brighter today that it was at this time a week ago. So....
Where does Cintron go next??? A rematch with Martinez who just seems like he has the skillset built to make Cintron look bad? Perhaps a matchup with Cory Spinks who seems to be on the downward side of a stellar career for the IBF title? Or should Kermit do battle with Daniel Santos (for the WBA strap) in a battle of the Puerto Ricanos?
The Non-title options for Cintron are perhaps even more dangerous... There is the possibility of a matchup with the always dangerous Vernon Forrest or the super high risk almost no reward match with now deposed WBO contender Verno Phillips. There is also a matchup possible with undefeated deposed title holder Sergiy Dzinziruk, (a very dangerous opponent with no common fan name recognizion).
WHAT SAY YOU FAN FOLK??? What do you think of his prospects and where should Kermit go from here?
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