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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

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

RIP

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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

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i'll be there that weekend so will probably go

Got my tickets sorted fro this,

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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
« Reply #61132 on: October 17, 2019, 10:41:30 AM »

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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 »
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61136 on: October 24, 2019, 05:20:14 PM »
Going to the Taylor Prograis fight at the weekend and looking forward to it. Who has everyone got?

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61137 on: October 24, 2019, 05:45:22 PM »
Going to the Taylor Prograis fight at the weekend and looking forward to it. Who has everyone got?

Taylor for me but looking forward to a great scrap

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61138 on: October 24, 2019, 09:06:27 PM »
Chisora is such a fucking idiot. Says stuff like this just a week after another boxer dies.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/50174257

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61139 on: October 26, 2019, 07:08:29 PM »
Chisora is such a fucking idiot. Says stuff like this just a week after another boxer dies.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/50174257
I would love to see Price flatten him. Not confident however.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61140 on: October 26, 2019, 07:20:42 PM »
Any idea what time Price is likely to be fighting. Am i right in thinking him and Chisorra are the main support ?

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61141 on: October 26, 2019, 07:43:27 PM »
Any idea what time Price is likely to be fighting. Am i right in thinking him and Chisorra are the main support ?

yes  they are

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61142 on: October 26, 2019, 07:53:22 PM »
Okolie on now. Hopefuly a good match and not a hugfest

Chisora is going to one shot Price in  my opinion, as for the main event. Fcuk knows. I like Taylor, he looks the type that will fight you outside for free if you didn't do it for a living, real spite in his work. Have not seen full fight of Prograis but I hear he is the dog's. Still going for Taylor

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61143 on: October 26, 2019, 07:58:38 PM »
has anyone got a good stream for this please?

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Re: Boxing thread
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61146 on: October 26, 2019, 09:48:26 PM »
Would really love Price to win. A big red and seems like a good bloke, but I fear for him tonight. Hope I’m wrong.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61147 on: October 26, 2019, 09:52:00 PM »
I expect prograis to dismantle Taylor.

Chisora price is a bit pointless. .

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61148 on: October 26, 2019, 09:55:40 PM »
Chisora in the 2nd

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61149 on: October 26, 2019, 09:56:04 PM »
Would really love Price to win. A big red and seems like a good bloke, but I fear for him tonight. Hope I’m wrong.

Same here. But to win he's going to have to blow Chisora away and that never really happens.

You never know with Chisora though. Sometimes he shows up and is utter shite.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61150 on: October 26, 2019, 10:14:34 PM »
Price hurt badly at the end of the 3rd here!  Don't think he'll make t through the 4th round.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61151 on: October 26, 2019, 10:16:50 PM »
WTF
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61152 on: October 26, 2019, 10:16:58 PM »
Towel thrown. Chisora easy win

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61153 on: October 26, 2019, 10:17:02 PM »
He needs to give it up before he gets hurt

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61154 on: October 26, 2019, 10:17:11 PM »
What?  Have they thrown the towel in?  Price really needs to pack it in.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61155 on: October 26, 2019, 10:17:51 PM »
Please retire while you’ve still got your wits about you.
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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61156 on: October 26, 2019, 10:18:02 PM »
Towel thrown in. It was coming.

Went to the prediction. Price came out first couple of rounds but just too much power

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61157 on: October 26, 2019, 10:18:51 PM »
Price. Just take what Eddie gave you and retire. Get yourself a box at Anfield and get a gym somewhere in town

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61158 on: October 26, 2019, 10:19:02 PM »
Nothing left for Price in boxing anymore, needs to pack it in.

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Re: Boxing thread
« Reply #61159 on: October 26, 2019, 10:19:08 PM »
This has happened before where he had an injury and the corner said they'd take him out if it got hairy. Forget which fight.