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A Closer Look At George Comer Vs. Khama Worthy:
George "Bonesaw" Comer | Khama "The Deathstar" Worthy
Khama “The Deathstar” Worthy (0-0) will make his professional debut this weekend against GriffonRawl product George Comer (0-1) at the Fight Nite in the Flats held in downtown Cleveland. Khama was last seen winning the NAAFS 2011 lightweight tournament by knockout over the highly touted Frank Sloan back in 2011. George Comer last competed on the Rock and Rumble card all the way back in August of 2011 in a hard fought decision loss to lightweight ruler Clint Musser. The fight was Comer’s professional debut and before that he had gone undefeated as an amateur.
This will be both Comer and Khama’s first fight of 2012.
Comer should come into the bout conditioned and with an air tight game plan in an effort to derail Khama’s current 4 fight win streak. George uses his Greco skills along with some good old fashion horsepower to keep the fight where he wants it, which is usually on the fence or on the ground. His work on the feet he is improving but still has significant room for growth. Khama should hold a pretty hefty striking advantage both on the feet and the floor. Comer is great at using his striking to set his opponent up for some dominating clinch work and a strong top game that has pushed him past 10 of 11 opponents.
Who will be able to impose their will and control where the fight ends up?
Check out the breakdown after the jump:
Whether Comer realizes it yet or not, he does not want to be on the feet engaged in a striking shootout with Khama Worthy. Worthy can, and has, KO’d opponents with either hand, not to mention he has one of the best chins in the business. Then one must factor in Comer’s learning curve on the feet and this is obviously not an area where he wants to be caught relaxing in. Comer will have to walk through some fire regardless and even then it’s a substantial risk. On the flip side, it’s going to be very hard for Khama to launch his striking offense at Comer if he is pinned up against the fence and defending countless trips and sweeps.
George doesn’t approach the takedown like the prototypical wrestler, shooting for high crotches and doubles. Bonesaw prefers to pressure his way in with boxing combinations and low kicks on the outside while working his way through traffic to get inside where he is very proficient from the clinch and 50/50 ties. His approach to fighting on the floor is wrestling based in that he is more interested in punching and passing as opposed to a submission based strategy.
Once he hits the floor Bonesaw will have passed over a major hurdle but he's not necessarily in the clear as Khama’s ground skills are ever improving considering his camp has one of the best ground specialists in the area. How much damage does Comer absorb trying to get the fight to the floor is really the central question. Conditioning has never been an issue for the Deathstar so he can expect a full 15 minutes of threats from the PTT product.
In terms of opponents for Khama this is just another fight with another wrestler looking to keep him on his back and away from his arsenal. Comer has a lot more to be concerned with because Khama can end the fight from multiple positions whereas Comer is built for the long haul. And by long haul I mean that he tends to win by decision; 8 out of 10 to be exact. The game plan to beat Worthy is always “Take him down” and until the game plan shifts into a more dynamic approach you are going to see a lot of guys coming up short. In my opinion, Worthy has answered all of these wrestling questions in wins over Joe Goyette, Josh Kallai and Frank Sloan. This is Khama’s fight to lose, if he gets a little too comfortable or a little too wild he could spend a lot of time counting
lights stars, but he has more options to win and frankly has already won this fight before.