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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61000 on: September 13, 2019, 10:08:45 PM »
How good does buffer look for 74 .. also his & tyson's knowledge about boxing.. great watch.
several other good ones too.. Steve O, Tyson fury.. best bits for me is Mike when he gets the giggles  ;D  .. just great to see him in a good place.. & being Mike... not just Tyson  8)
:o Refuse to believe Buffer is 74. Had him down as 62 at most. He's lived a fairly comfortable life I guess, getting paid an insane amount for travelling the world and doing what he loves.

Fury v Wallin tomorrow night. Yet another bum he'll probably take out inside 4 rounds.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61001 on: September 13, 2019, 10:09:32 PM »
:o Refuse to believe Buffer is 74. Had him down as 62 at most. He's lived a fairly comfortable life I guess, getting paid an insane amount for travelling the world and doing what he loves.

Fury v Wallin tomorrow night. Yet another bum he'll probably take out inside 4 rounds.

Even more impressive considering he's fought throat cancer
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61002 on: September 13, 2019, 11:21:03 PM »
Canelo v Kovalev confirmed for 02/11

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/13/canelo-alvarez-sergey-kovalev-fight-november

Kovalev is 7/2 with a few of the UK bookies at the moment which seems worth a punt.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61003 on: September 13, 2019, 11:46:28 PM »
Canelo v Kovalev confirmed for 02/11

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/13/canelo-alvarez-sergey-kovalev-fight-november

Kovalev is 7/2 with a few of the UK bookies at the moment which seems worth a punt.


A good big man always beat a good smaller man. It's just a case of how much Kovalev has left in the tank but his last 2 fights suggest he has learned from previous mistakes.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61004 on: September 14, 2019, 12:13:30 AM »
Canelo v Kovalev confirmed for 02/11

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/13/canelo-alvarez-sergey-kovalev-fight-november

Kovalev is 7/2 with a few of the UK bookies at the moment which seems worth a punt.


I think it might be a bridge too far for Canelo that.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61005 on: September 14, 2019, 12:26:59 AM »
Just for perspective going off boxrec. Canelo started his career aged 15/16 at c140. The last couple of years in his late 20s he's been fighting around 160. Kovalev fights at the LHW limit of 175. So Canelo is essentially cramming in c10-15 years of previous weight gain into 6 months.

Even taking into account his previous ability to hit weight and come into the ring looking massive that is a big ask. 
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61006 on: September 14, 2019, 07:58:21 AM »
Kovalev is on the slide and Canelo has been smart in picking his time. Comfortable win on points

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61007 on: September 14, 2019, 08:12:42 AM »
Just for perspective going off boxrec. Canelo started his career aged 15/16 at c140. The last couple of years in his late 20s he's been fighting around 160. Kovalev fights at the LHW limit of 175. So Canelo is essentially cramming in c10-15 years of previous weight gain into 6 months.

Even taking into account his previous ability to hit weight and come into the ring looking massive that is a big ask. 

Putting on weight quickly is easy for Canelo. Just needs plenty of that special Mexican beef...

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61008 on: September 14, 2019, 11:51:36 AM »
Kovalev is on the slide and Canelo has been smart in picking his time. Comfortable Dubious as fuck win on points
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« Reply #61009 on: September 15, 2019, 12:39:02 AM »
Honestly think Canelo KO's him in the mid-late rounds. Few years ago i would've thrown a wedge of money at Kovalev but his recent fights i've seen, his gas tank seems gone. If Yarde had a better engine or paced himself a bit i think he would've gotten him outta there eventually.

Canelo has great stamina, a high work rate and is precise and technical, even with the size difference, i think we see Kovalev start to tire in the 5th and the ref steps in not long after. Canelo for a stoppage win rounds 6-9 for me.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61010 on: September 15, 2019, 04:26:44 AM »
Some streams for Fury: https://sportsurge.net/#/streamlist/412

I'm on the first, seems ok so far.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61011 on: September 15, 2019, 04:33:19 AM »
Some streams for Fury: https://sportsurge.net/#/streamlist/412

I'm on the first, seems ok so far.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61012 on: September 15, 2019, 06:01:18 AM »
Mad fight. Fury wants to punish him for that cut. 
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61013 on: September 15, 2019, 06:10:36 AM »
Cutsman deserves a rise keeping him in the ring with both of those. Should be a clear 6 or 7 rounds though.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61014 on: September 15, 2019, 10:34:32 AM »
Honestly think Canelo KO's him in the mid-late rounds. Few years ago i would've thrown a wedge of money at Kovalev but his recent fights i've seen, his gas tank seems gone. If Yarde had a better engine or paced himself a bit i think he would've gotten him outta there eventually.

Canelo has great stamina PEDS, a high work rate and is precise and technical, even with the size difference, i think we see Kovalev start to tire in the 5th and the ref steps in not long after. Canelo for a stoppage win rounds 6-9 for me.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61015 on: September 15, 2019, 11:10:31 AM »
Just watched the fight, terrible cut, a lot of refs would've stopped that.  Credit to Wallin, he's a lot better than anyone thought and he should get some decent paydays now.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61016 on: September 15, 2019, 02:36:23 PM »
Good thing for Fury the fight wasn't in the UK. It was a war of attrition just dealing with that cut but the rounds won't do him any harm. I can't see any other tune up fights before the Wilder rematch as any problems with the cut again could scupper it.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61017 on: September 15, 2019, 03:55:27 PM »
Good thing for Fury the fight wasn't in the UK. It was a war of attrition just dealing with that cut but the rounds won't do him any harm. I can't see any other tune up fights before the Wilder rematch as any problems with the cut again could scupper it.

I reckon the fight gets stopped if is Wallin suffering that cut, UK or USA and that Fury gets reprieved in UK with that cut. Reminded me of Hatton's against Thaxton back in the day


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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61018 on: September 15, 2019, 04:03:04 PM »
I reckon the fight gets stopped if is Wallin suffering that cut, UK or USA and that Fury gets reprieved in UK with that cut. Reminded me of Hatton's against Thaxton back in the day
I agree; little chance Wallin gets the benefit of the doubt like Fury did. I believe the cut was caused by a punch too so it would have been a loss  :o

A better fighter than Wallin would have opened up the cut even worse but the Swede appeared to be a bit better than advertised; better than the last chap Fury fought anyway. He won't trouble any of the (handful) of top fighters though.

Hard to know what to make of Fury's performance due to the severity of the cut. He did what he had to do in the end.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61019 on: September 16, 2019, 12:25:00 PM »
Well the Fury fight was a bit more competitive than I thought it would be.  That nasty cut though with his lifestyle and age means the Wilder rematch is a big doubt.

As for Canelo v Kovalev, there's a reason why now Canelo is fighting Kovalev.  He's looked shot since the Ward fights and any other monster Light Heavies would pummel Canelo into the ground.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61020 on: September 21, 2019, 11:48:40 AM »
BJS to make his American debut on the undercard of a fight between some fucking Youtubers  :butt
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61021 on: September 24, 2019, 06:48:50 PM »
Hopefully someone with a bit of sense stops this from happening

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/49810169

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Nigel Benn has been described as the "fittest 55-year-old on planet Earth" as he prepares for a shock ring return.

The ex-world champion has not fought professionally since November 1996 but will resume his career on 23 November, according to his promoter Mark Peters.

"I wouldn't support Nigel if I didn't believe he was fit to box," he added.

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoc) is against the fight, which will be sanctioned by the rival British and Irish Boxing Authority (Biba).

Benn - whose last fight was a defeat by Irishman Steve Collins 23 years ago - has passed all Biba's medical tests, while there will be a specialist in head trauma and a portable brain scanner available at ringside on fight night.

Former world champion Sakio Bika, 40, has been tipped to be his opponent.

Benn seeks closure after years out of the ring
Peters, his promoter and long-time friend, told BBC Sport the story should be seen as a a positive one, and that even at 55, London-born Benn is still in a condition that most men half his age would envy.

"It's not like Nigel left the sport, hung up his gloves and never trained again," he said. "He must be the fittest 55-year-old on planet Earth.

"He has still been training twice a day and he will shadow box anywhere.

"I wouldn't support Nigel if I didn't believe he was fit to box. Nor he is doing this for financial reasons. He is far from skint - in fact, he has just built a massive 10-bedroom property for himself in Australia, where he lives.

"It's his life and his prerogative to fight.

"From his point of view, this is closure for him."

Benn was part of a golden generation in the super-middleweight division in the 1990s, his all-action style leading to big fights with the likes of Collins and Chris Eubank.

There were attempts to arrange a fight with both of those two on this occasion, while an approach was also made to American Roy Jones Jr.

Instead, Benn is expected to face Cameroon-born Bika, who lost on points to the unbeaten Welsh former world champion Joe Calzaghe in 2006, and whose last fight was in 2017.

Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank
Benn fought Chris Eubank in 1990 and 1993, losing the first contest at Birmingham's NEC and drawing the second at Old Trafford football ground
'It is not in the best interests for the sport'
Biba - a rival to the BBBoC launched in 2016 - said it was happy to licence the fight, despite Benn's age.

There will also be stringent medical protocols as Biba introduced portable scanners to ringside at all of their sanctioned fights in March 2017.

"Nigel Benn is in amazing condition," said Biba vice-president Gianluca di Caro. "He is a magnificent athlete. He is not taking any chances and he is minimising risk.

"All the boxes are ticked for us. There will be increased medical supervision and everything will be in place."

No formal application was made to the BBBofC - the governing body for the sport in the UK - despite the fight taking place on British soil.

"Nigel Benn has not boxed for a long, long time," said Robert Smith, the general secretary of the BBBofC.

"We have not had a formal application for a licence from him but we had a conversation in the summer and we advised him that he was very, very unlikely to get one.

"It is not in the best interests for him, or for the sport."

Two of Benn's most famous fights at the height of his career came against Michael Watson in 1991 and American Gerald McClellan four years later, with Watson and McClellan both suffering life-changing injuries.

Injuries in the sport continue to cause controversy, with trainer Robert McCracken's comments about British heavyweight Anthony Joshua regarding concussion in his defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr, recently making headlines.

Brain injury charity, Headway, is uneasy about the idea of a 55-year-old boxing competitively.

"Boxing at any age is an inherently dangerous sport," said chief executive Peter McCabe.

"We know that every blow to the head delivered by a boxer has the potential to cause serious and long-term brain injury or even death."

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61022 on: September 24, 2019, 06:55:02 PM »
Jesus Christ.  He already had about 5 fights too many by the time he finally retired for good.

What is it with that generation?  Loads of nineties fighters don't know when to pack it in.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61023 on: September 24, 2019, 07:01:40 PM »
BBC article on Benn’s Comeback is wrong about Watson suffering life changing injuries in relation to Benn, that was in the Eubank fight.

Terrible idea hopefully it doesn’t happen. But it ain’t just that generation always been the case in boxing, long tradition of comebacks from retirement

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61024 on: September 25, 2019, 12:38:54 PM »
Who the fuck keeps giving these pensioners licenses?  :wanker :butt

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61025 on: September 26, 2019, 07:53:37 AM »
Who the fuck keeps giving these pensioners licenses?  :wanker :butt

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« Reply #61026 on: September 26, 2019, 01:54:57 PM »
The Benn fight is PPV (£15) dubbed ‘One more for closure’. One more for dough more like fuck me, PPV!!!

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« Reply #61027 on: September 26, 2019, 03:25:16 PM »
What an absolute pisstake, what's he playing at? Unfortunately some dumb fuckers will buy the PPV, the very same people who will fork out for the KSI v Logan shitfest.

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« Reply #61028 on: September 26, 2019, 05:38:13 PM »
Just watched the interview on SSN. I cannot believe this will go ahead.
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« Reply #61029 on: September 26, 2019, 05:41:43 PM »
Just watched the interview on SSN. I cannot believe this will go ahead.

What's Big George up to these days??

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« Reply #61030 on: September 26, 2019, 08:31:18 PM »
What's Big George up to these days??

Think he's a Foreman at a company somewhere
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 #61031 on: September 26, 2019, 08:49:41 PM »
The Benn fight is PPV (£15) dubbed ‘One more for closure’. One more for dough more like fuck me, PPV!!!
Apparently he is loaded. It is a daft as fuck fight. Surprised he isn't fighting Roy Jones to be honest.  :butt

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« Reply #61032 on: September 26, 2019, 08:51:13 PM »
Apparently he is loaded. It is a daft as fuck fight. Surprised he isn't fighting Roy Jones to be honest.  :butt

I'd be amazed if the thought hadn't occurred to a promoter somewhere in Russia.

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« Reply #61033 on: September 26, 2019, 09:12:04 PM »
Apparently he is loaded. It is a daft as fuck fight. Surprised he isn't fighting Roy Jones to be honest.  :butt


Apparently they tried to get Jones   :)

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« Reply #61034 on: September 26, 2019, 09:19:56 PM »
I'd be amazed if the thought hadn't occurred to a promoter somewhere in Russia.


Apparently they tried to get Jones   :)
Christ  :butt

Richie Woodhall made an interesting point. Benn and his team are saying he is 'super fit' etc. I'm sure he is in better shape than most 30 year olds. However, Woodhall, who is now 51, said he can easily do 10 rounds on the bag because he is still in great physical condition. Alas, he knows he is physically unable to take punches anymore, and believes Benn won't be able to either. Bika is 3 years out of the ring but is 'only' 40. If he hasn't been on the pies, he will win via early KO.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61035 on: September 26, 2019, 09:20:11 PM »
Sakio Bika would have been a hard nights work for Benn in his prime, he is going to absolutely batter Benn.

Never stopped and with his record that actually means something. Bute, Calzaghe, Stevenson, Ward. Saw all of these fights and wasn't close to being stopped in any of them. Only fought 2 years ago as well

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« Reply #61036 on: September 26, 2019, 09:34:18 PM »
Benn was finished at 32, shots to pieces, I'm sure a 23 year break would have solved the problem.  ;D Mayorga apparently on the undercard too. What a mess but they know mugs will pay for it so stuff like this will happen more, everyone wants a piece of the PPV pie. Bika would batter him under normal circumstances but don't both live in Sydney? I'm sure the outcome has already been sorted.

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« Reply #61037 on: September 27, 2019, 12:15:46 AM »
Wtf. He must’ve gone over budget when building that 10-bed house...
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61038 on: September 28, 2019, 11:53:34 AM »
I was in a pub that happened to have the boxing on last night. It was the worst card I have ever seen; even by Warren's standards it was appalling.

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« Reply #61039 on: September 28, 2019, 01:34:38 PM »
I was in a pub that happened to have the boxing on last night. It was the worst card I have ever seen; even by Warren's standards it was appalling.
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