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Topic: Boxing Thread
Posted By: admin
Subject: Boxing Thread
Date Posted: 10/August/2005 at 14:13
well looks like we are going to get another big uk versus america fight coming soon. robin reid got beaten badly by jeff lacy. so now it looks like a battle of the undeafeated champions. joe calazghe will BEAT jeff lacy. he looked good last night. but not that good. calazghe is the man. hes the longest reigning champion in boxing. and is far better then young lacy. it would be lacys first defeat.



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Posted By: fizz
Date Posted: 17/August/2005 at 16:34
Yeah. I think that fight is on 5th november (On my birthday) that is. I think that he will beat Jeff Lacy. Go on Joe Calazghe win it on my birthday.


Posted By: The Rabbitman
Date Posted: 08/September/2005 at 13:44
Anthony Mundine should learn to shut up & stop fighting 38 year old concussed taxi drivers.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/September/2005 at 12:00
another good night for british boxing. amir khan couldnt knock out someone who had already lost 13 fights. that is shite and all i wanna say about that. joe calazghe did very well for all 3 judges to give him all 12 rounds. he hurt is left hand at the end of the 5th. and he is left handed. so for 3 quarters of the fight he could only jab with his weakest hand. thats the sign of a good champion. cant see him fighting jeff lacy till febuary now because of his hand. if it goes again against lacy hes in trouble. but if not he will beat lacy.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 26/November/2005 at 16:32

Quote Ricky Hatton is back on Sky Box Office!

The IBF light-welterweight champion's unification match-up with WBA champion Carlos Maussa is coming exclusively to your screens on Saturday, November 26.

Hatton appears to have won his battle with former promoter Frank Warren and fighting under his own promotion company Punch Promotions and Dennis Hobson's Fight Academy, is back in the ring for the first time as a world champion.

After de-throning former undisputed light-welterweight king Kostya Tszyu in June, Hatton plans to unify his belt with the WBA bauble, currently held by Colombian brawler Carlos Maussa.

Maussa shocked an explosive division in June when he stopped champion Vivian Harris in seven sensational rounds and although unorthodox in style, is widely expected to become victim number 40 in Hatton's rise to the very top of the tree.

His previous 39 have been blown away in the Hitman's own enitimable style and with the big-money market in the US and the likes of WBC champ Floyd Mayweather, WBO holder Miguel Cotto, not to mention Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo in the distance, will be keen to steamroller Maussa on his way to world title number two.

It was Sky Box Office brought you the emotionally-charged night at the MEN Arena back in June when Hatton was crowned world champion and will be the only channel you can see his first defence - and possibly his second world title

really looking forward to tonight. a takeaway, a few beers with mates, and watching my favourite boxer. carlos maussa did well to beat vivian harris back in june. but ricky hatton is in a league of his own. after he wins tonight he will go after floyd mayweathers belt next. the most exciting boxer to watch. then you look at things like barrera being ringside tonight and mike tyson hoping to carry rickys belt to the ring. that shows how well hes liked. roll on 10 pm.



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/December/2005 at 09:57
dirty south american bastard maussa. headbutting ricky though after 51 seconds knowing he cuts easily just wound him up. usually ricky is more cautious but because of that plus being headbutted under his other eye, plus having the cut rubbed by his oponents glove made him more attacking. nobody could say maussa even won a round. now people talk about next may hatton versus cotto or gratti. i think he should fight both of them before beating floyd mayweather in the future.

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Posted By: TapYaOut33
Date Posted: 05/December/2005 at 06:38
I haven't seen that much of Hatton as his fights are usually not televised or are Showtime which I dont have.So hard for me to say if he could beat Floyd Mayweather or not,but with the speed,defense,and power Floyd has anybody will have a difficult time beating him.Cotto I think is a better matchup for Floyd or more appealing to myself atleast.

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Posted By: The Rabbitman
Date Posted: 01/January/2006 at 12:01
I just wish Hatton had of been able to fight the old Kostya & not the old Kostya.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 05/March/2006 at 09:49
i dont know who else saw it but WHAT A FIGHT last night. joe calzaghe took jeff lacy to school and beat him in a masterclass. lacy showed the whole world hes just another overated yank who in his first proper fight lost for the first time and got knocked over for the first time. for joe to win 119-105 and 119-107 on the other two judges cards show the full picture. lacy will never be the same again and should have been pulled out by his corner. in calzaghe and hatton britain have the best two boxers in the world.

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Posted By: Crazy Brit
Date Posted: 05/March/2006 at 13:25
I agree Admin. That was one hell of a fight and it proved so many people wrong. I agree that he and Hatton are the best boxers in the world and we should all be proud!

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08/May/2006 at 22:50
great fight this past weekend for oscar da la hoya. what a legend in the true sense of the word. champion in his career at 6 different weights. then comes back after being out 18 months and knocks his opponent (who is the champion) on the canvas in the first round. then he only lasted to the 6th. this weekend ricky hatton fights in america. he will yet again prove that he is the best boxer on the planet. his opponent is making a fuss of hatton going up a weight. but the 7 extra pounds he can have will mean he will put on about a stone and a half over his old weight in the 48 hours before the fight after the weigh in.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14/May/2006 at 10:31
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Hatton gains unanimous decision in welterweight bout

BY TIM SMITH
New York Daily News

BOSTON - They held an American coming-out party for Ricky Hatton, the former junior welterweight champ, at TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday night. He did his best to shine as the next brightest star in the welterweight division. But Luis Collazo of Brooklyn wasn't going to play the wallflower.

It took everything that Hatton had for him to score a 12-round unanimous decision over Collazo and take away his WBA welterweight title. In the end, it may have been Collazo who proved that he belongs in the upper echelon of the division as he repeatedly rocked Hatton, who had moved up from 140 pounds to challenge Collazo (26-2, 12 KOs).

"I thought a guy had to do more than he did to take my title," Collazo said. "He's a tough fighter, but I had him out on his feet in the 12th round. I thought I outboxed him and I was stronger."

Judges Don O'Neil and Paul Driscoll both scored it 115-112 for Hatton, while judge Leo Gerstel scored it 114-113 for Hatton. The New York Daily News scored it 114-113 for Hatton.

"He was stronger than I thought he would be. It's a good test at a new weight," Hatton said. "I felt stronger, but I need to grow into this new weight. He never wobbled me, but I took some good blows."

Hatton (41-0, 30 KOs) decked Collazo within seconds after the bell had sounded to begin the first round. It was a short left that caught Collazo going backwards. Off balance, Collazo went sailing backwards and hit the canvas. Hatton kept up relentless pressure on Collazo, much to the delight of the many Brits that had followed the Manchester native over from England.

A cut opened over Collazo's forehead in the third round, and the position of it could have caused problems with the blood flowing into his eyes.

By the ninth round, Collazo's legs were leaden and that movement that had confounded Hatton a few rounds earlier was gone. Still, Collazo managed to land a solid right that snapped Hatton's head back. But Collazo couldn't put enough of those together to make a difference.

Ricky showed the American audience first hand that he is the best boxer in the world today at any weight except for maybe Calazghe. He moves up a weight and knocks the champion down in 15 god damn seconds. One website even scored the fight in his favour 116-111. Collazo can say what he wants but the fact is he is not in Rickys league. I would hope he would fight Floyd Mayweather next. However both boxers are on HBO and undeafeated so HBO wouldn't want them to fight. Plus Mayweather wants Da La Hoya next if he can.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 09/July/2006 at 19:32
Good night of british boxing last night in Cardiff considering Calzaghe wasn't their because of his hand injury. Skelton finally got what he deserved a win over Danny Williams. The split scoring in the first fight should have gone to him but there was no disputing this call. Amir Khan really needs to fight someone good. Two rounds isn't good enough for a 9th fight. He needs to step it up and stop being like Audley Harrison.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/September/2006 at 10:14
What a great fight last night between Clinton Woods and Glen Johnson. Just like the first two fights between them this was very close but i agree Woods shaded it in the end. I don't know how Woods stayed on his feet with the beating he took in the 9th round. I just hope now he doesn't chicken away from fighting Calazghe because it would be an alright fight. Amir Khan had another none fight with a hand picked opponent to make him look better then he is. Well this guy was the first to say he was going to knock Khan out so why did he lose after being knocked down for a 3rd time in the first 111 seconds ? Khan isn't even fighting again until December which is a joke.

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Posted By: fizz
Date Posted: 04/September/2006 at 10:53
I like Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton. I think that Amir should go up against the known boxers.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 19/September/2006 at 15:48
This past weekend wasn't bad for boxing. Junior Witter won on points and now thinks he can beat Ricky Hatton even more then before. Now Witter is from my side of the pennines but i would want him beat up and his mouth shut. This fight would have Ricky in a no win situation because he is expected to win. He needs Mayweather like fights before time runs out. Marco Antionio Barerra continues to impress with another fine victory. After close to 70 fights and being a champion at one time or another at three different weights. He's still only lost a couple of fights in that time and he truely is a great. All at MGM Grand to watch him would have gone home happy.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 15/October/2006 at 11:03
Wow that's got to be one of the hardest fights Joe Calazghe has been involved in. He won by a good few rounds on the judges cards. However the shock was being taken to points by his tough opponent. Early on it got abit silly when it came to crazy boxing. Joe shouldn't have been showboating as much as he did. However he is now 42-0 and heading towards breaking many all time records in the sport. He does things his way and is only interested in boxing and not all the celebrity lifestyle which makes him cooler.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 17/November/2006 at 20:15
Floyd Mayweather does my head in. Hatton has wanted to face him next year for ages. Now Mayweather is saying his last ever fight will be Hoya in may. That fight will be amazing to be fair. I can see why it's going to make the most money ever at box office. However i would love him to put his unbeaten streak up against Ricky. Then we would see a true undefeated champion. I hope Scott Harrison doesn't let his demons make him lose next month. However i reckon with all his problems he will lose his title (and that is if he is allowed to fight).

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 13/January/2007 at 09:49
I know its a little off subject, but who do you think the best Heavy Weight Boxer of all time was?
I'm sick of everyone saying it was Muhammed Ali. Nothing against the guy, but he never could have gone 15 rounds with Joe Louis in his prime.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14/January/2007 at 12:11
Ali is 65 this week and in the paper yesterday Barry Mcguigan said he is the greatest ever. I am not too sure because as much as i like cocky boxers, i didn't like how he let people have free punches. Mike Tyson in his prime would have taken some serious beating even by Ali. Lets not forget he is the youngest champion ever. By boy Ricky Hatton fights next weekend to win back the belt he gave up. His three fights this year is expected to end with a spectacular clash with Mayweather at long last. That is if Floyd doesn't try pricing himself out of the market again. Dunno if you have heard of the other champion at Ricky's weight called Junior Witter. He also fights next weekend and wants Ricky down the line.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 14/January/2007 at 13:04
The Ali Foreman fight where Ali let Foreman punch himself out was a very unusual situation. The match was out doors in Zaire, Africa in extreme heat. It was a great stategy for that specific situation, but overly stereo typed as it wouldn't have worked in anywhere else.

I like Ali, but I'd have to rank him third or possibly fourth best heavyweight of all time. Joe Louis held the belt for ten years, only lost one fight in his prime. Rocky Marcaino the only Champion to retire undefeated.

I don't think anyone in modern boxing could match the raw toughness of the 1800's bare knuckle boxers. Peter Jackson and James Corbett had a 61 Round match ending in draw. Modern day boxers have gloves, mout guards, doctors at ringside and won't go more then 12 rounds.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 21/January/2007 at 15:03
Very late night last night for boxing. Got to bed after 5 am due to the Ricky Hatton fight live from Las Vegas. Cannot see him impressing American fans with that performance he put on. I know he won 11/12 rounds on all three judges cards. However he never looked like knocking his opponent out, and was fairly flatered by the result. Castillo on the undercard was even worse. The fight could have easily gone against him. I think the best fight of the night was Junior Witter knocking out his opponent in the 9th. He couldn't give Hatton a fight, but isn't too bad.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/February/2007 at 12:31
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Promoter Frank Warren has warned Audley Harrison he faces a long, hard road if he chooses to carry on boxing.

The British heavyweight was sensationally knocked out in the third round by compatriot Michael Sprott on Saturday night.

Defeat, the third of his professional career, leaves the Olympic gold medallist in limbo, although he insists he will be back in action.

However, Warren is unsure Harrison can ever be a force in a heavyweight division devoid of superstar quality.

"Audley has a got big climb back after this," he said.

"It's just not happened for him. He has not even won a British title when the likes of Matt Skelton, with no amateur experience, won it in 12 fights.

"He has not even fought for the British title yet.

"Audley wants to fight for the British title but if he's going to come back he has got a long, hard road."

Surprisingly Harrison received some encouraging words from his opponent, with Sprott feeling there is still hope for the 35-year-old.

As for the Reading boxer, he can now concentrate on a clash against Matt Skelton, with the winner of that fight being lined up for a world title shot.

"It's up to him but I have lost 10 fights and have always come back," said Sprott.

"If he has got the determination to do the same is a different story.

"I had nothing to lose and everything to gain, and I gained tonight (Saturday). I'm close to my dream now."

 
I don't believe that it is all over for Audley Harrison yet. Like Sprott said, he's lost ten fights and still going. By that calculation Audley still as about seven defeats to go LOL He was in fairly decent control of the match. Losing it only showed that it only takes one punch to go and win a fight. Plus the punch was fantastic to the point Audley was put in the recovery position. Amir Khan's 45 second fight was a waste of time. How about they put him in the ring with someone good ? I think they are trying too hard in making Amir look better than he is. I don't buy into the commentators talk that his opponent is actually good.


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Posted By: tna12345
Date Posted: 18/February/2007 at 18:54

Yeah Harrison is not finished and it was some punch to end it.Khan is good but is taking on useless opponents and needs a good opponent and did anybody see Earl vs Katsidis on itv4 before Khans match?That was a good match with the ref throwing the towell back out when it was thrown in.



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 29/April/2007 at 12:22
* Joe Calagzhe I hope manages to get Mikkel Kessler or Jermaine Taylor into the ring this Autumn. Both of them are pricing themselves out of facing the best in the world. If they are as good as they say they should face our Joe.
 
* Ricky Hatton is hopefully back in the gym ready for his next fight in June. This can be a special year for Ricky. But I feel he should come back and fight in front of his home fans. America didn't give a toss about him for his first 40 odd fights. So why should they get to see his last money fights?
 
* Special mention to David Hare. Moved up to heavyweight and in his first fight he beat within 90 seconds, a guy who had lost only one of his 39 fights and one that was a dubious decision. Good for him not wanting the British title, as he is better than Harrison, Williams etc.
 
* Next weekend I hope De La Hoya knocks Floyd Mayweather the fuck out. I cannot stand the cocky bastard who's been ducking Hatton for the past few years. He knows his undefeated streak would be ended. But no worries because it will be by Oscar next weekend anyway.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 24/June/2007 at 15:38
Well this is the 4th and final round from the Hatton fight.........
 
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d0u5_ricky-hatton-vs-jose-luis-castillo - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d0u5_ricky-hatton-vs-jose-luis-castillo
 
Nobody is getting up from a body shot like that. The American commentators were clearly impressed like the rest of America's Boxing fans should be. The fight finished much sooner than I thought it would have done, but Ricky gave a performance that he hasn't in his past two fights. He knew what was at stake and now could be in line for Mayweather. I don't see Floyd going through with his retirement and he will be offered too much cash to turn down.


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Posted By: Steelhammer
Date Posted: 03/July/2007 at 16:04
If anyone doubted Hatton's bodywork, they saw first hand the power Hatton brings as he actually broke one or two of Castillo's ribs with the body shot.  A lot of people thought Castillo took a dive but once the report came about the broken bones, no way.
 
Personally I'm still not entirely sold on Hatton though.  There are talks of him fighting Mayweather, though I wonder what the catch weight will be, I'm guessing 147?  When Hatton went up at that to fight Collazo I don't think he looked that great and was actually rocked at the final round (and Hatton is known for his anvil like chin at 140 and below). Stylistically I think he's perfect for Mayweather being a pressure fighter, but Mayweather would just keep his distance and pot shot Ricky Hatton all night ala the Carlos Baldomir fight.  Jose Luis Castillo is similar to Hatton style wise and almost beat Mayweather their first fight so I don't think Mayweather would risk that again.
 
I would be much more interested in seeing Ricky Hatton fight Miguel Cotto, that one promises fire works as both fighters are aggressive and have excellent body attack.  It would be good for Boxing and would put a good fighter on both fighters resume to build them up if they indeed decide to fight the polished Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the future.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/July/2007 at 16:22
Hatton hasn't been getting the respect he deserves for the last few years now. People saying his wins haven't been impressive, cuts too easily etc. Mayweather has the nerve to say Hatton is the most overated fighter of the past 25 years. Well he will not be saying that if they get in the ring. Mayweather is like a chess player when boxing and is boring to watch. He wouldn't be able to cope with Ricky and I think he was lucky to get the decision against De La Hoya. I think the PPV company simply didn't want their guy to lose his unbeaten record.

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Posted By: Steelhammer
Date Posted: 03/July/2007 at 16:49
Hatton is definately not over-rated, but he hasn't looked spectacular his last few fights especially against Urango and Collazo.  He dismantled Kosta Tsyzu which I did not expect, especially in the fashion he did.  This shows he can certainly grind when he wants but I don't think he will beat Mayweather if the fight happens.  He has the capability being a pressure fighter and pressure fighters have always given Mayweather trouble (see the first fight), but Mayweather is too smart and would just play safe like in the De la Hoya fight.
 
I don't really like Floyd so I'd rather see Hatton pursue a fight with Cotto, Antonio Margarito or even Paul Williams.  Those fights promise action, not high speed chess like a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.
 
admin, how big is Joe Calzaghe there?


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/July/2007 at 17:46
Calzaghe is the only guy close to Hatton in terms of class. The way he dismantled Manfredo was awesome and fairplay to Manfredo getting in the ring with him. Look who Joe did to Jeff Lacy. He won every round on every judges card and threw over 1000 punches. Lacy hasn't been the same since. Kesler is running scared even though he's a champion as well and Joe is willing to fight him in Denmark. I would love to see Joe take out Jermaine Taylor and Ronald "Winky" Wright. He's got more challengers than Ricky does.

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Posted By: Steelhammer
Date Posted: 05/July/2007 at 17:47
I happen to like Calzaghe a lot, one of my top 5.  I expected him to dismantle Manfredo because lets face it, he's a tomato can who didn't even win the reality show he was in.  You could see the difference in class in the first 30 seconds.  The stoppage was premature but it wasn't going to last much longer.
 
The Calzaghe/Lacy fight I have on dvd and I was impressed with how Calzaghe brutally beat Lacy without showing mercy.  I expected this to happen as Lacy was more hype then anything because of his raw power.  Once Calzaghe neutralized his left hook, he looked confused in there.  Lacy didn't look great against Vitali Tsypko I think his name was and his confidence has clearly been shattered ala Tyson when he was considered invincible.

The Kessler/Calzaghe fight will be a good super middleweight showdown if it happens and I predict Calzaghe will win.  He'll trash Jermain Taylor and the only person I see giving him problems is Winky Wright due to his defense oriented style (that is if he manages to get past Bernard Hopkins late July).


Posted By: Steelhammer
Date Posted: 06/July/2007 at 18:24
I am looking forward to tommorow's fight of Wladimir Klitschko vs. Lamon Brewster II.  Klitschko is my idol, as evidenced by my user name and I expect him to whack Lamon around again but actually defeat him.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06/July/2007 at 18:40
The heavyweight division is so poor these days and that's a shame. Wladimir has been in his brothers shadow for his whole career as well. Lennox knew exactly the right time to get out of the ring and keep his money and legacy in tact. When guys like George Foreman and Evandor Holyfield think they can still go, it's obvious the division as problems lol. I remember when Tyson got knocked out by a Irish journeyman, who then went on to lose to Klitschko early doors. The division needs new blood badly.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 06/August/2007 at 20:16
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/6920484.stm - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/6920484.stm
Surprised you haven't mentioned this one Admin but the dream fight we've been waiting for is finally gonna happen.  Ricky Hattons finally got the bout he's been after and the fight with Mayweather is gonna be one to remember.  Never bothered buying a ppv fight before but for this I'll make an exception cos its so big. 
 
Mayweather will no doubt mouth off about how great he is but I think Hattons in with a great chance.  He's the ultimate professional and he's gonna make sure he's at the peak of his game for the fight so he should be able to to at least take him the distance.  He's gonna have great support and it would be one of the biggest british victories ever if he pulled it off. 


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06/August/2007 at 20:31
I would have done but didn't wanna double post lol. But by gosh you in this thread haha. Be in the Rugby one next. Yes this could be one of the greatest fights of all time. Ricky will win and i'm not even worried about it not happening. Floyd will hate Ricky coming at him all the time and his body punches. Ricky will win and then get the best paydays and be called the best pound for pound boxer in the world. To be he already is because he's beaten better people. I don't think Floyd realises what he's let himself in for.

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Posted By: mel250
Date Posted: 03/December/2007 at 17:36
Not long till the Hatton fight now tho doubt il see it. I cant see Hatton losing either well at least i hope not i cant stand that Mayweather.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/December/2007 at 18:13
Hatton is going to seriously destroy Mayweather and I don't see it going past round eight. The only way Mayweather will win, is if it goes to points and the home judges give a dodgy decision. I'm paying the fifteen notes on box office and looking forward to it. I've enjoyed the HBO 24/7 shows in the build up. Mayweather has won a belt at five different weights, i'll give him that. But when you watch his fights, he's only really been tested before by De La Hoya, who I thought won the fight. There's nothing pretty about Pretty Boy and his unbeaten record is close to being ended.

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Posted By: mel250
Date Posted: 10/December/2007 at 17:39
That was a disappointment i was gutted for Hatton. Ah well it was a good Saturday night/Sunday morning! Well done Kahn getting the job done in 1 round.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 10/December/2007 at 17:43
Khan I can't stand. Three reasons for it being.............
 
1. He says he's British and yet has the Pakistan flag on his shorts. Fuck people going for dual nationality for more fans.
 
2. Already been in trouble with the law for being a shite driver.
 
3. Fights nobodies, which makes him look better than he is.
 
As for Ricky, well outside of football, I don't think i've ever been so gutted from a sporting event. I felt like crying and was depressed all day. At least he showed balls to move up a weight, fight someone comforable at that weight and in his own back yard as well.


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Posted By: mel250
Date Posted: 10/December/2007 at 17:55
As for the Kahn thing i agree with the first 2 im not impressed either and as for number 3 we will wait and see tho to be honest im not sure of the level of fighters he has faced just thought it was a good start to Saturday night LOL.
 
I was gonna say the same thing again usually football is the only thing that drive me mad but yeah Sunday sucked after that. I wonder if a Hatton v De La Hoya fight is on the cards now?


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 10/December/2007 at 18:08
I think Ricky should stick to Light Welter, where I don't think even Mayweather could beat him in. De La Hoya is one fighter he should have had if he was still unbeaten. Now I would love to see him face Junior Witter in a battle of the roses clash. If not he should face the WBC champion in his own backyard of New York. Then he can fufil his MSG dream and beat a champion at a weight his comfortable with, in his own backyard. I don't mind dual nationality when it's not rammed down our throats. Like Enzo Macerinelli and Joe Calazghe are both proud of their Italian heritage, but you hardly hear them mention it.

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 08/September/2008 at 01:37
I was celebrating hard on Saturday night as the biggest faker in boxing got knocked out in 51 seconds. Amir Khan, the Audley Harrison of lightweight, got put on his arse yet again by no-mark Bredis Prescott. Khan has been faking it by facing bums like Willie Limond and Michael Gomez ever since he LOST in the Olympics and turned professional. This man hilariously claimed he would win a world title by the end of this year and dreamed of fighting Hatton in the not-so-distant future, but couldnt hack a minute against the unheralded Colombian. Even funnier was Khan(t)s picture alongside greats Tyson, Lewis and Benn in the studio, this had me and my Khan hating friends laughing into our pints and jumping for joy when he got banged out, getting a few angry stares in the pub in the process. Hopefully now people will see through this fake bullshit and realise that the English are shit at all sports. Frank Warren and Sky must be pissed after putting their money into this flop!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08/September/2008 at 11:39
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1hLX9j1gEg - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1hLX9j1gEg
 
* Prescott is talented and undefeated, so I wouldn't call him a no mark.
 
* I found it very funny that Khan got shown up. There were far too much hype about him.
 
* Frank Warren having lost Hatton and Calazghe now no longer has a decent Khan. Trying times for the promoter.
 
* Khan should have played out the round because he had already lost it. Instead he was brainless and carried on with the same wreckless tatics.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 16/September/2008 at 03:06
Its the time of year where the big fights usually happen, and heres the schedule of confirmed fights - Samuel Peter v Vitali Klitschko (Oct 11), Kelly Pavlik v Bernard Hopkins (Oct 18), Roy Jones v Joe Calzaghe (Nov 8), Jermain Taylor v Jeff Lacy (Nov 15), Paulie Malignaggi v Ricky Hatton (Nov 22), De La Hoya v Manny Pacquaio (Dec 6). Calzaghe and the last two fights are the best on paper, its just a shame they come within a few weeks or so, as i aint going to have the money to watch them all (presuming the 'Pac Man's fight will be on PPV). Kessler (v Haussler), Tarver (v Dawson) and David Haye (TBA) fight in the coming months as well, making it an action packed autumn/winter for us boxing fans. Can anyone tell me whats happened to Carl Froch and Junior Witter? Last time i saw them Witter lost his world title and Froch won a Polish bloke on the same card last year. I think Froch is still hoping for Calzaghe (NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN).


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/September/2008 at 10:17
* Pavlik will beat Hopkins, but Calazghe as beaten them both.
 
* Lacy will beat Taylor, but Calazghe took out Lacy with absolute ease.
 
* Klitschko best make the most of being champion, as David Haye is coming for him next year.
 
* Froch is pretty decent for a scab and when Witter got outclassed I laughed my head off (which is probably wrong considering he's from West Yorkshire like me).


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Posted By: malagant1735
Date Posted: 07/March/2009 at 06:10
It's all about Manny Pacquiao. Best division to watch is definitely the welterweights.

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 07/March/2009 at 06:17
Anyone know what happened in the Clinton Woods fight a couple of weeks back?

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Posted By: C-Squared
Date Posted: 07/March/2009 at 08:30
Daniel Geale to fight Anthony Mundine, Geale is gonna get knocked out thats my predction anyway.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 07/March/2009 at 15:55
* Clinton Woods won extremely comfortably on points, but I didn't see the fight.
 
* Pacquiao is good, but Hatton is going to give him the fight of his life.
 
* James Degale is going to have to be more attacking. His debut fight since winning Olympic Gold was a shite contest.


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Posted By: Trice
Date Posted: 03/May/2009 at 20:39
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

* Pacquiao is good, but Hatton is going to give him the fight of his life.
 


I thought the same up until the end of the Round 1.

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 02/October/2009 at 18:37
Super Six World Boxing Classic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXl3Z2RKYyA - Super 6 promo

The six contestants in this tournament have a combined record of 161-4-1 with 117 knockouts: former IBF middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham of Germany (30-0, 24 KOs); US Olympic medalist Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell of Flint, Mich.(18-0, 13 KOs); ; WBC super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch of England (25-0, 20 KOs); WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel “Viking Warrior” Kessler of Denmark (41-1, 31 KOs); former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor of Little Rock, Ark. (28-3-1,17 KOs) and US Olympic Gold medalist Andre “SOG” Ward of Oakland, Calif (19-0, 12 KOs).

This unique event in boxing is starting on the 17th of this month with two former middleweight champs squaring off in Berlin, Germany, when American Jermain Taylor travels across the pond to take on Germany's Arthur Abraham. The 29-year-old Abraham provides Taylor with some difficult challenges. Abraham's defense has been almost impossible to penetrate and when he is hit, Abraham has shown an iron chin and amazing resiliency. Edison Miranda broke Abraham's jaw in the early rounds of a 2006 match, but Abraham fought the full 12 rounds to win a decision. Then there is Abraham's power. His record of 30-0 with 24 knockouts includes stoppages against seven of his last eight opponents.

If there is an Achilles heel for Abraham, it might be his difficulty in dealing with good all-around boxers... Enter Jermain Taylor. With superb skills this 31-year-old is the consummate boxer-puncher. With two wins over ring legend Bernard Hopkins and four defenses of his middleweight title, Taylor has strong credentials, but recent events have cast him in the underdog role for this tournament. He has lost three of his last four fights, but all three were within his grasp. On April 25 he and another Super Six contestant, Carl Froch, engaged in one of the best fights of the year. Taylor put Froch down in the second and boxed superbly for most of the first 9 rounds, then, characteristically started to tire. Froch rallied and put Taylor down in the 12th, but even with that, had Taylor stayed on his feet he would have won the fight. Instead, with just seconds left on the clock, Froch stopped him--a heartbreaking loss for Jermain. There are a number of intangibles that provide intrigue in this match. One is the fact that both of these men have had most of their fights at 160 pounds. Taylor is 1-1-1 as a 168 pounder. All three have been good efforts, a close decision loss to Kelly Pavlik, a win over Jeff Lacy and the Froch fight that barely eluded him. Abraham is 1-0, a TKO win over Miranda in their rematch.

The styles of these two fighters sets up what could be a dramatic ebb and flow to the fight. Abraham is often a slow starter who stays in his shell-like defense for a number of rounds and often loses those rounds. Those are the rounds that Taylor often wins in fights--when he is fresh. Then in the middle rounds Abraham starts to come out of his cocoon and land big power shots. Those are the rounds in which traditionally Taylor has suffered from stamina problems. Can Abraham deal with the boxing skill set of Taylor? And can Taylor avoid tiring as the fight wears on, and avoid he power punches of Abraham?

JERMAIN TAYLOR:

"I don’t really care who I fight, with me there’s always plenty of action in the ring.

"Arthur Abraham is a brawler. I’m going to box him. That’s the key to winning the fight and beating a brawler. Who wants it more........we will find out soon."

"A fighter’s power will be key in this tournament; everyone has power. There will be KOs in most of the matches, but I will outbox Abraham.

"I’m glad to be a participant in this tournament SHOWTIME has put together. It’s good for boxing and the fans."


ARTHUR ABRAHAM:

“I’m very happy to be in New York for the tournament. I want to win. I came here to participate and win. Each fighter, they are all exceptionally good, one better then the next. But I am here to win.’’


Also, on the same night as Taylor/Abraham, in Nottinghham, England, hometown hero Carl Froch defends his WBC title against young American Andre Dirrell. Carl will be defending his title for the first time at home, after making his first defense in America against Taylor. The 32 year old Brit has used his unorthodox style, granite chin and power punching to fashion a 25-0 record, 20 of those coming by knockout. His comeback win over Taylor won him a legion of new fans at home and around the world.

Into this charged atmosphere comes 27-year-old American Andre Dirrell. This former Olympian might be the most gifted athlete in the Super Six tournament, and he too is undefeated at 18-0. He has speed in both hands and feet and can throw dazzling combinations. Dirrell, however, is untested against this level of opposition.

The match-up offers some good plotlines. For Carl Froch, defense is an afterthought at best and Dirrell is a quick puncher. But Dirrell can have lapses in concentration during fights and Froch tends to seize on those opportunities.

ANDRE DIRRELL:

“Thank God and my Savior Jesus Christ. My heart is going 100 miles per hour. It is beating like hell. This is the biggest stage of my career. It is not because it is the hardest. I know I am in a blessed position and the position to be the best of all-time.

“I thank SHOWTIME, Al Haymon, the three Europeans and my grandfather. I am ecstatic. I have this tingling feeling. I had that feeling when I came through the curtains today. I had that same feeling at the Olympic Games each time I entered the ring. I know it is my time. It is my time to shine.

“I love being the underdog. I am going to be in the finals. Whoever is there, that is who it will be (on predicting who he will meet in finals). I guarantee you I’ll be there. I have been hungry for a long time. I just want to get it on. I am the only one here not wearing a suit. I want to wear a suit.

(On Froch) “I begged for that fight. Froch is tailor-made for me. He hasn’t showed me anything. I think this will be my easiest fight. If he can beat me, then he’s a true champion. (But) I will be victorious.

“I’m focused on getting the WBC title. Then, I’ll get the WBA and leave the tournament with both belts. Kessler stands out the most. He has only one defeat and has the most experience. My concern is not getting cut. I am naturally gifted and I will let the world know who I am. It’s a big plus that everyone knows they have three fights. I’m super hungry. All these are top guys and it’s going to take the best to beat the best. But I’m in a beautiful position. I’ve had only 18 fights. I’ll be unbearable. Everyone’s a world champ. It’s a one-man game, every man for himself. I don’t care about the USA vs. Europe. Ward has the most prestigious position having won the gold.’’

CARL FROCH:

“Thanks to all the promoters, and especially Ken Hershman for having the vision to put this together. I will remain the WBC champion throughout this tournament. All the fighters deserve to be here. We mean business and we are taking this seriously.

"I’m going to be the last man standing. I’m a world champion and I’ve worked so hard to get here that I’m not giving my belt up for anyone.

“This is what boxing is supposed to be about with the best fighting the best. These are the kind of challenges I’ve always wanted and I’m really fired up for this tournament.

"It forces the best fighters in the division to all face each other and that’s something that has been missing from boxing in recent years. You’ve got established champions like Mikkel Kessler and Arthur Abraham, a former undisputed world champion like Jermain Taylor, who I already know all about, and then you have the two rising stars from the U.S., Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell.

"Right now Andre Dirrell is something of an unknown quantity for me because I haven’t seen very much of him. He’s coming into this tournament on the back of a lot of hype and he certainly talks a good fight. It’s in the ring that it will count though, that’s where he will have to back it up. But he’s big at the weight, he’s got that great amateur pedigree, he’s unbeaten and he’s some good scalps on his record.

“So he’s definitely a dangerous opponent for my first fight.

"Ultimately I believe the series will come down to myself and Mikkel Kessler in the final. He’s a reigning world champion just like me and I believe the experience of being world champ gives you that extra edge.

“He’s an excellent fighter but I believe I’m the best of the bunch and it’s just about going out now and proving that.’’

Kessler and Ward will take part in the first Super Six World Boxing Classic match in the United States on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. The scheduled 12-rounder will be for Kessler’s WBA 168-pound title and is a first-round matchup in Group Stage 1.

“The favorite in this tournament is Kessler,” Ward’s promoter Dan Goossen, President of Goossen Tutor Promotions said on the media conference call. “There’s no doubt about it. As a matter of fact, the experts have already made their picks: Kessler, (Arthur) Abraham, (Carl) Froch, Jermain Taylor, and then it’s Ward and (Andre) Dirrell, the two young pups. So it’s a big challenge for America right now. But Ward’s going to be up to the task and I think at the end of the day there will be two Americans left standing in that inaugural World Boxing Classic Championship bout..”

Kessler’s promoter Kaller Sauerland of Sauerland Events wouldn’t tab his fighter as the favorite. “I don’t think there’s any favorite in this tournament,” he said. “You’ve got six of the best super middleweights. Mikkel’s got to travel to California which speaks volumes about the kind of boxer Mikkel is. For him to travel into this guy’s backyard with a chance to take away his title ... Again, it just speaks volumes to what this tournament means to the guys involved.”


In the tournament, six of the best super/middleweight boxers square off against each other to detemine who is the best in the world at their weight, all have three fights each, with the boxers holding the four highest points totals later advancing to the elimination semi-finals and onwards. The points are scored as 3 for a K.O, 2 for a decision win and 1 for a draw, naturally, the loser doesnt get any. Over the course of two years, the winner will have engaged in five bouts against championship-level opposition and won at least four of them (a fighter could make the semis with a loss in group stage). More interestingly is the fact that two of the entrants are world titlists at this weight (Froch and Kessler), two are former world titlists at middleweight (Abraham and Taylor), and two are unbeaten Olympic medalists who have recently established themselves as legit contenders and championship threats (Ward and Dirrell). Four of the six are still unbeaten, albeit still unproven for a few, "somebodys 0 has to go!".

For all the tournaments fresh excitement and buzz it brings back to boxing, there are a few faults. Namely, the glaring omissions of big names and arguably better boxers at middle/super middle - Kelly Pavlik and Lucian Bute, as well as WBO champ Robert Stieglitz, IBF champ Sebastian Sylvester and WBA holder Felix Sturm. Im sure there will be controversy, surprises and excitement, which will make it easier to sell the idea to other weight divisions, making boxing more watchable and less tactical politics by picky promotors, as there are no hiding places in a tournament with the best fighters in the world. I see that plenty of people are tipping Taylor or Kessler to win the event, (the only two with losses on their respective records) but my biased pick for winner would be Carl Froch, as although one of the older boxers has a great chin and spontaneous knockout power. October 17, boxing is changing for the better.

*Stats and selective information from Showtime

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 07/November/2009 at 20:49
* Little over an hour until David Haye attempts to beat Valuev and I can't wait Big smile
 
* We've had very few heavyweight champions before like Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno and i'm sure boxing fans around the world wants to see the eastern european dominance come to an end.
 
* My heart says Haye will be too quick, but my head says Valuev on points. No way will David Haye get a points decision in Germany against the champion.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 08/November/2009 at 02:40
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

* Little over an hour until David Haye attempts to beat Valuev and I can't wait Big smile
 

* We've had very few heavyweight champions before like Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno and i'm sure boxing fans around the world wants to see the eastern european dominance come to an end.

 

* My heart says Haye will be too quick, but my head says Valuev on points. No way will David Haye get a points decision in Germany against the champion.




Erm.... Ok then.

You honestly believe he did enough to beat Valuev when the only time he had him troubled was in the 12th round?

What a shit fight. Pacquiao v Cotto will be way better next week.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 10/November/2009 at 11:43
* Nobody that mattered gave the decision to Valuez (except Sky Box Office commentator Jim Watt but he's Scottish so would have had money on the Englishman to lose).
 
* None of the judges gave it Valuev or any national newspaper or Radio 5 Live etc.
 
* He beat the giant with a broken hand for ten rounds.


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Posted By: Johnboy
Date Posted: 10/November/2009 at 20:49
nobody cares about boxing anymore more people are into ufc becuse it more exciting physical and blodder and shorter and even the brits like ufc more


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 10/November/2009 at 23:17
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

* Nobody that mattered gave the decision to Valuez (except Sky Box Office commentator Jim Watt but he's Scottish so would have had money on the Englishman to lose).
 

* None of the judges gave it Valuev or any national newspaper or Radio 5 Live etc.

 

* He beat the giant with a broken hand for ten rounds.




English press are so annoyingly biased, they insist England will win the World Cup every year even though we have players like Heskey in our squads, they insist Amir Khan is the 'next big thing' even though he got KO'd in a minute, what was they going to say about Haye? If you are going to score a fight based on one effective punch the whole fight, then boxing is dead.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/December/2009 at 16:14
From Jim Ross Website..........
 
Quote The promoters of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight are playing all their leverage cards and mind games with the media saying the fight is definitely off. I would bet a case of BBQ Sauce that the fight happens simply because there is too much cash riding on the pugilistic masterpiece for all involved for the fight not to happen. It may not go off in March, which would be a good thing for WM26 but this fight will happen. Just wait and see.
 
* Both guys would be stupid to risk losing out on their biggest paydays ever by calling it off.
 
* Mayweather is winning the mind games though with Manny taking offence to the insinuation he's not clean.
 
* The fight is due to take place on the saturday my neice will be celebrating her 20th birthday three days early, so hopefully it stays on and it's an extra good weekend.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 30/December/2009 at 17:38
I still think Mayweather is the one scared, as there are rumours that he may face MATTHEW HATTON?!? instead.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_5808014,00.html - http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_5808014,00.html

There is still something wrong about the whole drug testing situation though, Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao "freaks out around needles", but yet he has numerous tattoos? I think the fight will happen, but not until late 2010, even early 2011.

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 11/April/2011 at 14:36
Going to DeGale/Groves at the o2 next month

Other assorted ramblings - Maidana v Morales was fucking class, thought Morales was finished when he came out of retirement but he looked the part here, gave Maidana a lot of trouble at times. Bummed about Katsidis losing though.

Glad that Haye and Klitschko are finally gonna fight. Really wouldn't surprise me to see "an injury" forcing one of them to withdraw though....

Also the new Sky Sports website format is shitty. Reminds me of wwe.com.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/April/2011 at 19:40
LOL at Haye being caught cheating on his wife so close to the biggest fight of his career.
 
LOL at Amir Khan's fight not being wanted by Sky even on their normal subscription channels.
 
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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 04:41
Sure glad Pavlik got that win. Was much needed.

Now I'm a fan of pac man, but I'm. A mayweather guy thru and thru so I'm really hoping that sugar can beat the brakes off of manny tonight! Sure is going to be a great fight.

Figured more people would b posting in this section tonight!!

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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 04:47
Oh and by the way ..

Just because floyd wants olympic style drug testing does NOT mean the man is scared. He wants a fair a fight as can be and I don't see anything wrong with asking for those tests.

Pacquiao is the shook one if you ask me. U got nothing to hide or fear, than take the test. That fight would have flooded the PPV gates and surley would have packed an arena.

I'm certain once floyd takes care of his buisness outside the ring, he will be back. Because as big a fan as I am, there are NO OTHER FIGHTERS that are ready to face him. Manny is his only competition. Floyd already beat all the men manny is beating now so manny really ain't shit untill he fights floyd and that's that.

Untill they get in the ring, Floyd is STILL undefeated and the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Manny is #2 all day long. Everyone has their own opinions and that's mine. And truthfully, you can't deny it. people can talk and say all they want, but facts are facts. Records speak volumes in boxing and mannys got years before he catches up to floyds level.

Don't get me wrong, manny is an unbelievable fighter with all the skills to back it up, but when it comes down to floyd v. Manny, id put $$ on prettyboy floyd ANY day of the week!

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:29
De La Hoya got robbed v Mayweather so stfu.

Pacquiao was awful though, no idea why he didnt use combos at all until after he got 'knocked down' (lol, btw, terrible ref). Mosley is wank though.

All about Jorge FUCKIN Arce, amirite?


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:31
So it looks like Manny 'Pac Man' Pacquiao just defeated 'Sugar' Shane Mosley in a fight that lacked a lot of action and went the distance.

Manny's speed proved too fast for the 39 year old Mosley. He looked tired and just was not able to put the oomph into his shots to take Pac Man out. Frustration built as Mosley forced Manny to the canvas, ruled as a knockdown by the way.

All in all it wasn't something I would have payed for and I was glad I caught a stream tonight. Now if Money Mayweather comes back to fight Manny, ill rent that! Good night of fights tho for us boxing fans who love the athleticism of it all, some fans just seem to be bothered by too much at these events. Boxing is a think first sport and going all out is something you do at the right time, not just because the fans want it. Good, smart fight from Manny and he keeps his winning streak alive.

Also we had a great undercard that seen The Ghost Kelly Pavlik get a much needed win after getting beat down his previous 2 fights. My hats off to him, and the artwork on his body didn't look to shabby either! Wish it was an HBO event tho, I just love the announce team in Jim Lampley, Emanuel Steward and The great Larry Merchant with Harold Lettermans scorecard!

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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:32
Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

De La Hoya got robbed v Mayweather so stfu.

Pacquiao was awful though, no idea why he didnt use combos at all until after he got 'knocked down' (lol, btw, terrible ref). Mosley is wank though.

All about Jorge FUCKIN Arce, amirite?


Yeah, the Golden Boy put the hurt on Floyd. That he did. And I really thought Hatton was going to knock him out but the way Floyd did him was just "2 sweet" 2 quote Big Sexy!

And yeah, it was a pretty dull fight. The undercard made it better tho man for real. In a way I wanted Shane to get that win so he wouldn't retire. I like him, always have. He's a great fighter with a Hall Of Fame carear! But Manny keeps doing his thing and I can't hate. I can just hope someone knocks his ass out, then he can go back home and sit in an office doing politics. And I think Floyd is just the man 2 send him back 1st class

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:42
Not a bad note to retire though, fair enough it was a loss, but hes gone to a decision against both Mayweather & Pacquiao in his last 3 fights (Mora draw sandwiched inbetween). Quite impressive, especially since he had a small moment against Money when he rocked him. Still hasn't been KO'd either. Maybe he'll fight Andre Berto before he calls it quits (wouldn't make any sense, but was rumoured bfore).

Still don't think Pac & Money will ever fight though.

Mayweather has Victor Ortiz in September, fairly straightforward win. Pac will probably face Marquez, and be way too big and quick for him. Then it should fucking happen. But wont.


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:49
^^ yeah, I actually just read something about a Mayweather Ortiz match ... idk what to make of it tho. Floyd needs better guys to fight IMO. He should not be getting in the ring unless it the biggest fight it can be. He prides himself on being undefeated and it don't make sense to me to go fight someone like Ortiz when Manny would generate more $ and he has that chance of being knocked out floating around. He hasn't really been in the ring like Manny has been, so that's a factor against him 2. I just think the longer he waits for this fight, the more it favors Manny.

We can hope for the Manny Floyd fight tho, because really that's the only big $$ fight boxing has left to offer us. This guy is running out of people to fight for gods sake

And I really do hope Sugar sticks around, I think he's got a good 3 fights left in him. Add to the fact he's never been KO'd like u said, and he's still one marketable guy. He could easily fall back promoting and making a hell of a living if he chooses 2 hang em up. He's always been a warrior and has had a great carear.

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:55
You need to stick around, we need more boxing fans on here lol.

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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 08/May/2011 at 06:58
Ill definitley be sticking around JTB, I've been here 2 days and I'm loving the format and the people on here are great to share ideas with!

Now I'm just waiting for the heavyweights to start making some noise!!

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 22/May/2011 at 04:32
Met Frankie Gavin outside the o2, he was meeting fans half an hour before his fight.....also there were about 20 arrests inside the arena when fighting kept breaking out between DeGale & Groves fans......

Anyway Paul Smith (guy who lost to DeGale last fight out) looked good w/ a 1st round KO over some bum. Billy joe Saunders won easily too.

Gavin v Mutley was really scrappy, some afters when the round finished but it was cool in the end. Mutley kept headhunting while Funtime kept him away w/ the jab. Gavin won by UD. More interesting was that while this was going on, Derek Chisora & Tyson Fury were brawling in the crowd lol. Fury got thrown out by police after nearly instigating a riot.

Kevin Mitchell & John Murray promoted their fight in June with a bit of banter in the ring.

Cleverley didn't look that great, but didn't have too as the fight was stopped in the 4th, we got told it was via cuts but it looked like the guy gave up and shook his head to say stop. Needs to be better than this v top guys, hes a world champ now.

Groves v DeGale the atmosphere was red-hot, nearly 100% behind Groves. Chunky got booed akin to John Cena at ECW ONS v RVD. Real hate for that guy. Best fight on the card, very close too although Groves deserved it overall, even though JDG had a few flashy combos and rocked him, Georgie was comfortable all the way through. When Jimmy Lennon Jr said "The winner, and STILL....", everyone thought he was going to say "undefeated champion, James DeGale", and the roof came off when Groves' hand was raised.

We could see the Box Office studio too, Joe Calzaghe and Johnny Nelson the cunts.

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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 22/May/2011 at 06:28
Over here in the US we just seen Bernard Hopkins win the lightheavyweight title form Jean Pascal ...

B-Hop never ceases to amaze me with the way he grits thru fights. This one was relativley easy but Bhop has been defying the odds for a couple of years now.

He's definitley in the twilight of his carear and is putting some of his best work in. It really all started when he fought Pavlik out here in AC like 2 or 3 years ago. I was there and wanted Pavlik to put him on his ass but Bhop whupped his ass EVERY round ..

I was pissed, but it renewed intrest in the aging fighter from Philly for me ...

This was his 2nd against Pascal and after the fight Pascal said he wanted part 3 ... I think he'll have 2 wait on that one.

Anyway, I don't expect to see him untill later this year or early next, but I don't think he'll lose the last 4 fights he has left in him.

My names MegaManXXV ...

And if you don't like Boxing than FUCK YOU ... get out of this thread


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 22/May/2011 at 15:45
I was rooting for B-Hop, glad he did it.

I did like Pascal after the fight with Froch, but hes just gone way downhill since stepping up to LHW. He had awful cardio too, seen him gas in early rounds.

I don't think Hopkins will have it for long though, some good young fighters in that division ie Lebedev, Shumenov, Cleverley & Cloud....


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 22/May/2011 at 17:55
Yeah ...

Bhop really surprised me. I thought Pascal would give it to him considering his age ...

But Bhop is just one of those fighters you can never count out. Gritty, grimey, and ready to go 12 rounds. I really thought he would retire already, but hey, it you still go it, you still got it ..

It should be interesting to see who he fights next. You Know Bhop never been the type to take the easy route so we'll see ..


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Posted By: HBKDX97
Date Posted: 23/May/2011 at 08:53
In the immortal words of The Iron Sheik: "Fuck the Hulk Hogan!"

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 04/June/2011 at 21:00
It goes without saying that Kessler and Froch should both win tonight.
 
Kessler should be a stoppage, but Froch will likely have to wait to win on points.
 
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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 05/June/2011 at 14:25
Froch will lose a UD to Andre Ward in the final, as much as I like the guy he struggles with pacy young boxers, which plays right into Ward's hands.

Kessler should fight Bute now, will never happen though.

Other news, Amir Khan is fighting Zab Judah in July (LAME), Katsidis has signed a rematch with Graham Earl (MEGA LAME) and Chisora/Fury is at Wembley Arena @ July 23rd. Might go to that one if theres a good supporting card.


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 08:05
Nice lil' crowd in that tiny ass building. I'm not there, glad I didn't go. I would have been pretty pissed. Plus, @ home is the best seat in the house ...

Damn ..

Paul Williams is slippin' ...

I mean, he got knocked the fuck out last time around, but I figured he woulda had this in the bag ..

Lara is fuckin' him up. Huge gash on the eye and bleedin' from the mouth. Paul might think bout hangin' it up ..

Damn, as I type .. just vicious shots from Lara ...

Nice crowd chant for Punisher tho. Atleast he's guiin' and survivin ... true warrior. No doubt ...

Great fighter but I think he hangs em up after this. He's just not going anywhere ...

Had a good carear .. only 30 ... but damn ... he's. Just lost his game. He needs 2 take that $ he saved up and enjoy it. He deserves it. No sense in hurtin' the body any more. Just ask Ali ...

Great effort for Pun. Truly a warrior ...

And as I type this, Paul won a decision. Fuckin' bullshit .. they took Lara's win .. that ain't right ..

He got his ass kicked. I like him. But this is unjust. Yeah, he was busy, but Lara was fuckin' him up with powershots, even scoring better ...

WOW ..

Fuckin' joke. This is why boxing is losing more and more fans ...

That's all I can say ... WOW


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 17:22
Yeah I heard about that but didn't watch it though.

Love Paul Williams but sick of the judging robberies lately....Lucas Mathysse got robbed against Devon Alexander a couple of weeks back too...

Brandon Rios vs. Urbano Antillion was awesome though, one of the best fights this yr.


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 17:26
That's why they need "big fight" experienced judges ....

Like seriously, what fight were these people watching?

When Paulie Malinaggi got robbed last year, he flipped out and cussed the Houston crowd ...

I can't stand shit like this ....

And like I said, this is why more and more people are gravatating towards MMA instead ...


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 17:30
I agree, but the MMA judges rob fighters all the time as well, just not as blatent as this.

The HBO commentary cussed the decision though didn't they? Like Max Kellerman said Lara was the clear winner and everyone knew it?

Maybe there can be some form of review, and the result can be changed to at least a no contest. Not likely to happen though, boxing is corrupt bro.


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 17:46
Yeah, Kellz and RJJ were pretty vocal about it. Bob Papa, not so muh ..

But he's Bob Papa, what do u expect?

And it makes us in NJ look bad ... all the judges were from here ..

114/114
115/113
116/112

All for Pun. I mean, id say he won the 1st 4 or 5 but 2 win unanimously with scores like that is preposterous. And I don't watch MMA often so I really wouldn't know about their judges roobing people. Usually those fighst end in a tap out or a KO. Boxing 2 the best I know usually has more fights that go the distance. No sure tho Bap, just my guess ...

This happens 2 often in boxing. Definitly corrupt. And idk why because I'm sure they don't get big $ for mis judging fights like that. They might be paied a little but its no Pacman/Floyd fight ...

And I think that's a great idea. .. 2 have some sort of overview or replay would definitly help a lot of judges see more clearly. But if their takin' a payoff, it wouldn't matter ...

I love boxing, but seeing shit like this makes me sick. I mean, did they give it 2 him because they felt bad? Because it might be one of his last fights? Idk, but its wrong. I like it straight down the middle ...

And no, I don't want 2 see Pun and Martinez go ... as much as Pun wants it, he doesn't deserve it. I want a Lara/Paul rematch ... and so does Lara. Lara did have a Massive knot on his temple tho, looked nasty. But other than that, not a scratch on him. Paul on the other hand looked like a messs. I was waiting for the towel, honestly Bap .. I was waitin' for the towel ...


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 21:05
lol did Williams call out Martinez again?

What a dumbass....he proves time and time again that he can't handle southpaw boxers..Martinez made that pretty clear last time w/ that sick KO. I thought he said he was gonna retire when he was 30yrs old anyway? And after that fight last night he may have to soon..

I got a feeling that it's the networks paying off the judges, after all HBO have invested a good deal of money in Paul Williams, it wouldn't shock me if they 'insured' that he won if it went to the cards. Just like Alexander and his bullshit hometown decisions.

You are right though, its a disgrace, like whats the point in watching the fight when the fighting doesnt matter....the judges decide who they like, regardless of who won the fight.




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Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 21:34
You NEVAR leave it the hands of the judges!

/danawhite

Anyway, serious question here, do you guys think the advance of rope-a-dope (dunno if that's even a real thing tbh) and defense is making the sport less exciting?

Guys like Butterbean, who was a huge draw, yet wasn't actually good (or so I'm told. Coulda fooled me), are they good or bad for the sport.

Cuz I'd rather watch Butterbean on his worst day than Pussy Floyd on his best tbh.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 10/July/2011 at 21:55
lol Butterbean.

Yeah hate defensive fighters, kind of against the point to be a boxer if you dont like fighting. Boxing as a whole isn't really that exciting anyway due to top fighters rarely fighting each other and shit, so its ruining the sport yeah.




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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 11/July/2011 at 06:18
Defense wins championships ...

Simple. Like. That. Don't hate baby ...

Money is the best boxer in the world. Fuck Pacman, he's only in the spotlight because Floyd left. And if Pac was so bout it and didn't have shit 2 hide, he woulda took that test and we could have already found out who the best is. But I already know ... iId give Pac 10 rounds with Floyd before he eventually gets knocked out ...

Don't hate Floyd because he's the best. He's Undefeated, hold belts in 5 weight classes, 8 time world champ. Yeah, id say he's far fom a pussy. He's simply a smart fighter .... Bobby Henan would have loved Floyd ...

Everyone Pac is beating, Floyd did it 2 years ago .... so what's so special? Yeah, Pac is exciting and he draws big $ but I'm just not a fan. Never have been. I respect him as a compeditior and an athlete, but fight wise, I ride with Floyd all day ...

But yeah Bap, shits just not exciting anymore. I mean, I try and make fights feel special but when you see misjudged shit so blantly it really takes the wind out. And I definitly wouldn't be surprised if HBO was covering their asses. IMO, he isn't worth all that $. They could easily be building up a younger fighter .. like Lara. Or maybe even get behind Maritnez. Yes, Pauls dumbass called him out again ... he said "The People want 2 see it" ... lol .. this guy doesn't learn does he. He needs 2 give it up, the punisher really ain't punishin' shit anymore. He's takin' the punishment ...

Bet your ass tho that when Floyd returns ... shits on and Boxing will be at the center again. Because that's what Floyd does ....




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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 17/July/2011 at 06:00
September 17th 2011; HBO PPV ...

Mayweather/Ortiz ...

Victor Ortiz ...

I'm takin' Floyd here. No question. That's my boy, but still, Victor Ortiz? No doubt, he's a great fighter and a great welterweight Champ, but IDK if he has the tools 2 take down Floyd. Should be a good fight tho ...

I have Mayweather winning by the 9th ... KO ...

$ has been gone 2 long. Here he's going 2 show why he's #1, then I fully expect a PacMan/Mayweather fight. And guess what ... im takin' Floyd in that1 as well ...

The 24/7 shows are always great. I can't wait for the series 2 start ...

Amir Khan/ Zab Judah is the 23rd of this month. Should be a great one there as well, and I see Khan takin' this one. Zab is just really out there. He was hot a couple of years ago but faded, Khan has been puttin' in work in the division and he's been a favorite of mine since day one. Ill be rootin' for the UK boy on the 23rd ...


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 24/July/2011 at 15:58
Amir Khan was always going to win, but to do it with such ease shows just how much he's improved.
 
Tyson Fury against Dereck Chisora was a great British heavyweight belt. Both guys swinging like mad in an exciting contest.
 
Fury is supposed to now face Vladimir Klitchko but he should turn it down. He's still lots to learn and is young so no rush.


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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 25/July/2011 at 06:26
Zab should have stopped fightin' like 2 fights ago; he's just proving the critics right ..

Amir always been a beast. This win is no shocker ...

I haven't seen the British bout but I'm sure it was good. I say fuck it, let the kid face Klitch. Anyone remember Buster Douglass upsettin' a game Tyson? I do ...

Anything can happen. I just wish the HW division was more exciting. The Klitschko brothers are staples, no doubt; but seriously, how long has Vlad been champ? A while now ..

But I'm lookin' foward 2 Money May steppin' back into the ring. He really doesn't need a Pacman payday but I don't know why he doesn't take it. I doubt its fear, but still, I wonder why he keeps fighting lesser name opponets. Easy win maybe? Idk but I'm still anticipating the ring return of Floyd Mayweather. Victor Ortiz is a great fighter but I don't think he has the skills 2 beat Floyd. That defense puts people off their game and I see May winnin' down the stretch after working him over with counters in the 1st half. Should be a great fight tho ...

On a side note, that Manny comercial for that tablet is just horrible. Him singing? Really? REALLY?


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 04/August/2011 at 12:23
Murray/Mitchell was fucking awesome.

Also, just a thought. If Mayweather does actually fight Khan next yr, and Pacquiao/Bradley happens (dunno bout that one but Tim Bradley let go of his WBC title because he was waiting for a big fight..), then I really think thats a prelude to Floyd/Pac.

Look at Khan and Bradley's styles, Khan is Pacquiao-lite, and Bradley is a solid defensive fighter, ie Mayweather_style. Makes perfect sense. 'Memba I told you.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 10/September/2011 at 02:02
McCloskey v Prescott and Vit Klit v Adamek tmoz, cant wait.

Cant believe that the WBC sanctioned the former as a title eliminator though, nobody wants to see Khan rematch either of them. Vitali should cruise to a late stoppage v Adamek, way too big and experienced for him.

Also, Jamie McDonnell v Stuart Hall last week was fucking amazing, no clinching at all, just 12 rds of action....


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 16/October/2011 at 12:49
What's everyone takes on the farce of B-Hop vs Dawson last night? Can guarantee that one will be back on again very soon!

Also Nathan Cleverley beat Tony Bellew on points last night in a brilliant encounter. Neither man backed down after all the bravado in the build up, Clev took Bellews best shots and vice versa, so Cleverley is still on to face B-Hop or Dawson next year.


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 24/October/2011 at 02:16
Yeah, way better fight than I thought it'd be (Bellew is shit) but still cant see Clev vs B-Hop, Hopkins makes everyone look crap against him with his dirty style and I cant see Warren risking it. More chance of him vs a low risk champ like Shumenov or defending v Enzo Mac or a totally shot to bits RJJ.

DeGale wasnt much cop on the undercard tbh, dunno why he would want to be embarassed by Groves yet again....he should STFU now.


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 25/October/2011 at 16:59
Shumenov looks likely to be next for Cleverley, it's just a shame he can't have a World Title fight in Wales due to him not being that big a draw just yet, so i'd imagine Shumenov would be in London or wherever Shumenov is based these days. Big Mac should be way down the list on potential opponents for Clev as his last few outings, all be it at a different weight, have been appauling.

As for DeGale why he thinks he's almost ready for a World Title fight is a joke, he's nowhere near that level, a rematch with Groves will probably be his best bet at anything of note.

Also Hopkins was reinstated as the Champion after that farce, so i'd imagine we'll see a rematch between him and Dawson pretty soon.

One final note, could we really see Khan vs Mayweather next year? That's one fight i'd pay to see as they are both men i'd like to see shut up!


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 26/October/2011 at 21:40
Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

final note, could we really see Khan vs Mayweather next year? That's one fight i'd pay to see as they are both men i'd like to see shut up!


I think thats easily possible, both guys have stated interest in it (wont be at Wembley no matter how much Floyd says he wants to fight there) and Khan's style sort of mirrors Pacquiao's so it'd be a good test for Mayweather. Still see an inevitable late stoppage/shutout for Mayweather there though.

I do like Khan though, he really won me over in the Maidana fight and is probably our (UK) best hope at world level.


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 27/October/2011 at 11:55
I agree that he's our best hope at the moment but Cleverley isn't far behind. The only problem i've got with Amir is sometimes he's too cocky, and the Prescott knockout proved that at that time he wasn't as good as his people made him out to be. Of course now is a totally different matter, he's matured since moving to the states, and if he gets it on with Mayweather, he'll be the lesser of two evils, as I lost more respect for Mayweather after his demands to have the fight with Pacquiao.

Also Kell Brook is eyeing Amir isn't he? That could be a good fight if they got it on.

I'm also looking forward to the Katsidis/Burns fight next month, that could be a cracker.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 27/October/2011 at 12:50
Couldn't give a shit about Amir Khan. Claims to be British yet all his best fights are abroad and he has the Pakistan flag on his shorts. Fuck him.

Even that dee dar Kell Brook is fecking off to America for his next fight.......

http://www.espn.co.uk/boxing/sport/story/117745.html

It's hard for me to show much interest in British fighters when they usually have their nothing build up fights here, but then piss off to America for the bigger fights.


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 28/October/2011 at 10:04
That's where the money is though, even if they do fight over here, they pander to the US market and have the fights at like 2am. It's only when you're the World Champion you have the advantage of the negotiations. Even then money talks.


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 06/November/2011 at 16:27
Hate to double post but there was a brilliant fight last night between Ricky Burns and Michael Katsidis, I scored it closer than the judges at ringside but Burns was a deserving winner.

Also George Groves knocked Paul Smith out in the 2nd, so a rematch against DeGale is unlikely for a while.

Next up Tyson Fury next weekend!

Also, sad news about 'Smoking' Joe Frazier, i'm sure he'll battle the cancer all the way.


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 08/November/2011 at 03:02
Great fight, very disappointed Burns won though.

Groves KOing Smith was funny, considering the trash talk Smith gave it just before the fight..


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Posted By: bigfloridapimp
Date Posted: 08/November/2011 at 03:25
Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Great fight, very disappointed Burns won though.

Groves KOing Smith was funny, considering the trash talk Smith gave it just before the fight..
Remember when people watched boxing?

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