I see so many fights these days in which you can look at these European fighters and on the surface, they don't look special. It seems like almost every European fighter has that true basic Kelly Pavlik style. However, they come to kick ass, and they usually do it.
Daniel Jacobs, nice style, extensive amateur background but had his ass handed to him by Dmitry Pirog.
Hell, even Sturm/De La Hoya!
Now, I have to admit, it's primarily the eastern block countries, but the same thing applies. It looks like I cherry picked here. All in all, when I see an American outclassing a European, I'm always thinking in the back of my mind, "It's just a matter of time before he gets caught".
Is it an overall talent issue with European fighters or are they just more "Hardened"?.... The clowns we have here in our ghettos think they are doing some real shit by robbing, stealing and going back and forth to prison; cats in some parts of Europe have been ducking and dodging land mines and AK's.
When I see European boxers, they are truly well schooled; however, outside of the basics, there isn't anything else that really stands out------ While, maybe a solid chin and an unshakable will.