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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60880 on: August 24, 2019, 07:41:43 PM »
This ring walk is ridiculous
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60881 on: August 24, 2019, 07:46:27 PM »
I know what you mean.  I'd rather post about the great fights of the (not so distant) past, compared to the somewhat tedious stuff that mostly gets talked about on here. 

Meant to post this a while back, not sure whether anyone caught it at the time, but it's a good long read about Sonny Liston by a BBC news journalist: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/48974341

Anyways, Kovalev.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60882 on: August 24, 2019, 07:48:51 PM »
Is my stream way behind or has the ringwalk really been going on this long?

Still just announcing the boxers in the ring.  ???
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60883 on: August 24, 2019, 08:21:31 PM »
Great round there for Yarde

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60884 on: August 24, 2019, 08:22:26 PM »
Kovalev looks 10 years older after that round.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60885 on: August 24, 2019, 08:30:50 PM »
Yarde looks gassed, he got lit up in that round

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60886 on: August 24, 2019, 08:32:09 PM »
Ouch

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60887 on: August 24, 2019, 08:32:44 PM »
Kovalev found a second wind after that onslaught int he 8th, pretty impressive from him.

Yarde punched himself out in the 8th it looks.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60888 on: August 24, 2019, 08:33:36 PM »
Got to feel for the guy. So close to finally being right about boxing.

Maybe next time Fordy
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60889 on: August 24, 2019, 08:33:52 PM »
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60890 on: August 24, 2019, 08:34:06 PM »
Goodnight Irene. Apart from the 8th, masterclass from Kovalev.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60891 on: August 24, 2019, 08:34:29 PM »
Jab was an obvious problem. Getting KO'd by it...
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60892 on: August 24, 2019, 08:34:53 PM »
 Yarde tried man. Fcking hell he should have finished kovalev offin the 8th/9th. Never let punchers off the hook. He can come again and rebuild

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60893 on: August 24, 2019, 08:34:54 PM »
Good fight.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60894 on: August 24, 2019, 08:35:58 PM »
you gotta feel for the lad, but one step up too far. he wasn't built up at all. with a bit more of experience he could have got him out in round 8

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60895 on: August 24, 2019, 08:38:06 PM »
Canelo is really going to have a field day against Kovalev.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60896 on: August 25, 2019, 09:22:47 AM »
Yarde should have taken the step aside money and fought a contender. Didn't realise the fee was the same as his actual fight fee.

He can't go back to Latvians now. His lack of seasoning is what let him down. Has done entirely what he wanted for his whole career and been 90/10 favourite (being generous) in all of his fights so far.

He needs to fight a Badou Jack/Joe Smith type fights before going in again at world level

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60897 on: August 26, 2019, 01:21:05 PM »
Lads my cousin got tickets for the Lomochenko vs Campbell fight. The fucker soft lad is sorting me out with one.  8)

Was talking to my cousin last night and we agreed no one below Light Welterweight beats Lomo.  I think that's the limit, should he try Welterweight we're heading into career suicide.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60898 on: August 26, 2019, 02:06:34 PM »
No shame in coming up short against Kovalev. Yarde needs to get some decent experience before he goes back to that level again.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60899 on: August 26, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
Lads my cousin got tickets for the Lomochenko vs Campbell fight. The fucker soft lad is sorting me out with one.  8)

Was talking to my cousin last night and we agreed no one below Light Welterweight beats Lomo.  I think that's the limit, should he try Welterweight we're heading into career suicide.

Nice one. Had a chance to see him fight Rigo but swerved it because of the money, always retretted it though.

140 is not great at the moment so I think you're right. He'd end up having a Chocolatito moment at 147.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60900 on: August 28, 2019, 10:10:09 AM »
3 Days until Loma, cant wait now

also Terence Crawford rumoured to be headlining an MSG show in December 14th with Michael Conlan (vs Isaac Dogboe at super bantam) and Carl Frampton both on the undercard.

perfect excuse for a trip imo

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60901 on: August 28, 2019, 11:03:09 AM »
Why are people excited for Campbell/Loma this weekend?

Is it 'just' to see Lomachenko fight someone/anyone?

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60902 on: August 28, 2019, 11:58:02 AM »
Why are people excited for Campbell/Loma this weekend?

Is it 'just' to see Lomachenko fight someone/anyone?

Partly, yes.  But Campbell isn't exactly a bum either.  He'll lose, but if you can't get excited about watching Lomachenko dismantling a live opponent then what are you in it for?

Like watching Liverpool v Arsenal last week.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60903 on: August 28, 2019, 12:03:56 PM »
Partly, yes.  But Campbell isn't exactly a bum either.  He'll lose, but if you can't get excited about watching Lomachenko dismantling a live opponent then what are you in it for?

Like watching Liverpool v Arsenal last week.

Haha - I thought as much. Was just interested to get someone else's take on it, and to see if anyone thinks it will be anything other than a one-sided affair.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60904 on: August 28, 2019, 12:13:46 PM »
Haha - I thought as much. Was just interested to get someone else's take on it, and to see if anyone thinks it will be anything other than a one-sided affair.

Well Lomachenko is 14-1 on with the bookies so that should tell you all you need to know ;D

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60905 on: August 28, 2019, 12:18:09 PM »
Why are people excited for Campbell/Loma this weekend?

Is it 'just' to see Lomachenko fight someone/anyone?

I'm looking forward to the day out with my mates and to see the best in the world in the flesh


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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60906 on: August 28, 2019, 12:36:00 PM »
I'm looking forward to the day out with my mates and to see the best in the world in the flesh



Aye - fair enough. Similar situation to when I went to see GGG against Brook with the lads.

Not going to see this one live, but will be drinking with mates for the footy all day - then heading back to mine for the fight.

I am looking forward to it, but for Loma only, like most others it seems.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60907 on: August 28, 2019, 01:41:23 PM »
It's not every day the P4P #1 visits our shores mate. And if you see any scraps on the tele in the crowds don't be surprised if it's with some of the fuckers that I'm going with. One or two really can't handle their drinks.   :D

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60908 on: August 28, 2019, 02:57:04 PM »
It's not every day the P4P #1 visits our shores mate. And if you see any scraps on the tele in the crowds don't be surprised if it's with some of the fuckers that I'm going with. One or two really can't handle their drinks.   :D

Must be a great honour to defend your Maltese title on Lomachenko's undercard ;D

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60909 on: August 28, 2019, 09:12:06 PM »
Well Lomachenko is 14-1 on with the bookies so that should tell you all you need to know ;D
I fancy Campbell to give him problems in the first half of the fight. Loma's ability will shine through but this could go the full 12 you know. I'll be surprised if Loma wins inside 10 rounds to be honest.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60910 on: August 29, 2019, 07:18:47 AM »
Bigger crowd at the public workout than some of the shows ive been at the last year haha Jesus

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60911 on: August 29, 2019, 09:29:34 AM »
I fancy Campbell to give him problems in the first half of the fight. Loma's ability will shine through but this could go the full 12 you know. I'll be surprised if Loma wins inside 10 rounds to be honest.

Mid to late stoppage is kind of his MO isn't it?  He never blasts anyone out early.  Those KOs will start turning into UDs as he keeps moving up.

Campbell's got the height and reach and the southpaw factor so you can imagine it being awkward for a while.

Struggling to find something that makes it interesting, but 9-1 on both fighters to get knocked down could work?

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60912 on: August 29, 2019, 09:43:27 AM »
Throwback Thursday

The Four Kings - an era when the best truly fought the best - in their prime - Duran, Leonard, Hagler and Hearns

This week is a look back at the trilogy between two of the four kings, Roberto 'Manos de Piedra' Duran and 'Sugar' Ray Leonard

There are books, documentaries, films and anything else you can think of on these two (and the Four Kings), made all the more famous for Duran's 'No Mas' decision at the end of their second fight. This was a real rivalry with two completely opposing styles both trying to implement their will on each other. It's what Mayweather and Pacquiao should have been!

If you're into your books then Hands of Stone by Christian Guidice and The Four Kings by George Kimball are well worth a read as is the Four Kings documentary

To understand the magnitude of their first fight...Sugar Ray Leonard was undefeated, 27-0, an olympic and WBC champion and seen to be the much bigger man compared to Duran who had moved up from lightweight having won and defended the WBA and WBC World Champion for 6.5 years. Duran was coming into the fight with a 71-1 record! It was as big as it gets. The rematch and arguably one of the most famous fights of all time doesn't need much more to be said. The tough Panamanian was seen to quit in the ring although he says today he has no regrets, I'm sure he would like to rewind that one back. They did meet many years later to 'rewind' it but both were past their primes although it's well worth a watch.

Duran finished his career with a record of 103-0-16 (70KO's) and as a 4 weight world champion capturting belts at Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Super Middleweight

Sugar Ray Leonard finished his career with a record of 36-1-3 (25 KO's) and as a three weight world champion winning the WBC and WBA Welterweight title, WBC Middleweight title and WBC Super Middleweight Titles

If you haven't seen these fights, congratulations, you're in for a massive fucking treat!

Fight 1
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/ZuGZVkYuHM4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/ZuGZVkYuHM4</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuGZVkYuHM4

Fight 2 - No Mas
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/x7aChC6U3Ks" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/x7aChC6U3Ks</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7aChC6U3Ks

Fight 3
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/QX5GnoLjPhc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/QX5GnoLjPhc</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX5GnoLjPhc

I am Duran - Leonard Duran interview
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/BfHymlxsJlw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/BfHymlxsJlw</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfHymlxsJlw


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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60913 on: August 29, 2019, 11:25:22 AM »
Duran looks a bit like David Jason the actor these days  ;D

Mid to late stoppage is kind of his MO isn't it?  He never blasts anyone out early.  Those KOs will start turning into UDs as he keeps moving up.

Campbell's got the height and reach and the southpaw factor so you can imagine it being awkward for a while.

Struggling to find something that makes it interesting, but 9-1 on both fighters to get knocked down could work?
I suppose Campbell could catch him off balance and make him touch down. Can't see Loma actually being hurt mind.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60914 on: August 29, 2019, 11:41:38 AM »
Duran looks a bit like David Jason the actor these days  ;D
I suppose Campbell could catch him off balance and make him touch down. Can't see Loma actually being hurt mind.

Yeah I was thinking of the Linares KD, something like that.

Throwback Thursday


Now you're talking.  Duran is one of my favourites and his career is unfairly defined by the second fight.  The first fight with Leonard was I think the biggest achievement from the Fab Four's fights with each other, and I actually think his loss to Hagler is right up there as well.

No Mas is boxing's equivalent of the JFK assassination with so many conspiracy theories.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60915 on: August 31, 2019, 09:42:42 PM »
Anyone got a decent stream for tonight?
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60916 on: August 31, 2019, 09:43:20 PM »
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60918 on: August 31, 2019, 09:57:58 PM »
Hughie Fury fights should come with a public health warning.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #60919 on: August 31, 2019, 10:03:14 PM »
Hughie Fury fights should come with a public health warning.

Definitely shouldn't watch them while operating heavy machinery.