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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61120 on: October 15, 2019, 10:03:50 AM »
He's probably making more in this fake match than he will for his last two fights combined. He's a joke, atleast when Mike Tyson went to WWE he had a major impact and boosted his profile.

Except he's doing exactly what he needs to do. He's getting his name out there to a wider US audience because he knows that's where the money is. This hatred of Fury always makes me laugh

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61121 on: October 15, 2019, 02:03:40 PM »
Except he's doing exactly what he needs to do. He's getting his name out there to a wider US audience because he knows that's where the money is. This hatred of Fury always makes me laugh
Don’t hate him at all. If he really wanted to boost his profile in the US, he would’ve done this at Wrestlemania. This thing just comes across as a quick cash-grab. Apparently he’s making £12m for this, insane amount of money

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61122 on: October 15, 2019, 02:23:15 PM »
I doubt he would even be making much for it to be honest. Defo nothing like the reported $12m he is said to be making through this deal. Lesnar gets $12m a year, about $500k a match.

This is too cynical a match up to work in terms of profile. One arguement and now they are fighting.  ::)

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61123 on: October 15, 2019, 11:23:08 PM »
I don't think he was a massive puncher at CW to be fair.  But people seem to talk about him like he's a midget when he's a big guy at 6'3".  Taller than Ruiz for example.  And he weighed in at 215lbs which is heavier than Wilder normally is.

My one concern with him is he seems to take unnecessary shots sometimes.  I'd probably back him against the winner of Ruiz/AJ and Fury as well, but I could see him getting caught with something daft from Wilder.

Ruiz is the smallest of the « big guns » of the division. Usyk is used to be at par with his opponent, while in the HW he will be below either on height (not a problem), reach (more of a problem) and/or weight.

I totally agree with you when you write that he takes unnecessary shots, and those shots can hurt in the HW division. Will he have enough legs to escape those shots, as a Fury did against Wilder? I am not sure: even with good legs, you need to have something to throw.

I am looking forward to see more of him in this division!

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61124 on: October 15, 2019, 11:47:40 PM »
Watched a documentary called Facing Ali last night with the likes of Foreman, Frazier, Norton etc talking about their fights with The Greatest. I don't think any one of them was over 16st at their peaks and yet they'd all wipe the floor with the current crop of heavyweights. I think you're right about Usyk and I expect him to have a title belt or 2 by this time next year.
I keep making this point. Size doesn't mean all that much (I mean a few pounds and inches here and there) when you are light years ahead of the opposition. The younger slimmer version of Foreman would be 'small' by today's standards but would bulldoze the division. Ditto Sonny Liston to be honest.

If Usyk has the punch resistance, he will win at least one, if not all, of the HW belts.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61125 on: October 16, 2019, 11:01:48 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/50066825

RIP

Boxer Patrick Day has died at the age of 27 - four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight against Charles Conwell.

The American was put in a coma with a serious brain injury on Saturday after he was knocked out in the 10th round of his super welterweight bout in Chicago.

Promoter Lou DiBella confirmed Day had died on Wednesday "surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team".

"He was a son, brother, and good friend to many," said a statement.

"Pat's kindness, positivity, and generosity of spirit made a lasting impression with everyone he met."

Day was taken from the ring on a stretcher after the conclusion of the fight on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight victory over Chazz Witherspoon in the US.

Fellow American Conwell, 21, wrote an emotional letter to Day following the fight.

"I never meant this to happen to you, all I wanted to do was win," he said.

"If I could take it all back, I would. No-one deserves this to happen to them."
He's got a tattoo on his wrist that says "I hate blackie blackie blackie blacks, and I fucking love handballing it into the opponent's goal and away from my own goal, and biting people, and kicking young kids in the bollocks when they ask for autographs. And diving. I fucking love that."

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61126 on: October 16, 2019, 11:02:57 PM »
Horrible news

Rest in peace young man

Just shows what a risk these guys take whenever they step in a ring
I fear that if today's performance is not a final straw for Klopp

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61127 on: October 16, 2019, 11:13:00 PM »
Grim as fuck that.

RIP

Puts into perspective anyone saying any fighter is a  coward

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61128 on: October 16, 2019, 11:23:39 PM »
Such a shame.... RIP  :(
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61129 on: October 17, 2019, 04:08:38 AM »
Terrible news. Rest in peace.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61130 on: October 17, 2019, 07:26:20 AM »
Crawford v Kavaliauskas
Commey v Lopez
Conlan v Nikitin

MSG 14th December

i'll be there that weekend so will probably go

Got my tickets sorted fro this,

floor levels for $106, cant go wrong

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61131 on: October 17, 2019, 09:03:54 AM »
Is he Wolverine or something? Wow  :o I hope that is true; and I hope the lad wears his seatbelt from now on!

By the way, Usyk makes his heavyweight debut this weekend against Chazz Witherspoon. Witherspoon stepped in on Tuesday because Usyk's original opponent tested positive for drugs  ::) Anyway, should be a nice, soft introduction for him and I would expect a big step up in class in 2020.

Hope he doesn't drink driving again.

Errol Spence Jr has been charged with drink driving
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Re: Boxing thread
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61133 on: October 17, 2019, 11:57:09 AM »
RIP Patrick Day

Spence needs to hang his head in shame. What an idiot.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61134 on: October 18, 2019, 01:55:13 PM »
RIP young man. He was a credit to himself and the sport by all accounts. Very sad indeed.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61135 on: October 19, 2019, 10:54:33 PM »
Well done 'Fitzy'..   .. new british champion..  Scott Fitzgerald vs. Ted Cheeseman British Junior Middleweight Title
he's a local lad for me, a sound lad too  :thumbup
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