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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:27 pm

Fair play for him retiring at the end, in the final of tournament. Probably deserved one more big cash out but have to respect that and he has put his health first. Hope he stays retired though.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:44 am

Slacking student wrote:Got to love Carl Froch's tribute to Carl Froch when talking about George Groves's retirement

https://www.skysports.com/boxing/news/1 ... lete-sense" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:lol:


Just shows what a classless prick Froch is, can't help himself, can he? Calzaghe would have took him to school.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby OooohChristianDailly on Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Quite surprised Groves didn't wait for Degale to beat Eubank and then have that as one last fight.

I would have thought that the two Truax performances from James would have given him that confidence. the first one was disgusting and the second one very sub-par. Would be a nice pay day, good fight and interesting build up given the history. That said you have to wonder how much the shoulder injury took out of George. He has had so many tough fights for someone who is 30 and been pro for 10 years already.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Slacking student on Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:02 pm

Listened to the BBC podcast on the subject with Costello and Bunce. They seemed to think the Eduard Gutknecht took a lot out of him mentally and since he's not been the same fighter.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/boxing/ ... t-disgrace
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:44 pm

The hatred Froch has for Groves is incredible even years later considering he beat him twice. Groves really unhinged Froch somehow that he is still in his head now, pretty mad really. Need a gloves are off counselling session for the pair of them.

Froch pipped up about Groves, so Andre Ward tweeted him

This dude is the biggest hater . Your over 40 bro, let it go. The arrogance is off the charts.

:lol:

For all the fake hate and beef, Groves and Froch, well mainly Froch detest each other
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:22 pm

I’m waiting for the night Froch snaps on commentary and goes on a rant about how great he was, he never really lost to Ward or Kessler and then racially abuses Amir Khan

So bitter for a man with so many achievements in the sport. He needs to lay off Ward. Ward would have beaten him any day of the week and twice on Sundays, leagues apart as their fight proved.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:32 pm

Brilliant from Kovalev, he's back.

Ted Cheeseman came up short against the better boxer, he's still only 23 so there's time for him to bounce back and improve, I don't think he should be taking a fight with Anthony Fowler just yet though, a period of rebuilding is needed.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Patito on Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:01 pm

Jumby wrote:Brilliant from Kovalev, he's back.



He looked very good, unfortunately.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:51 pm

Yeah he's not a particularly likeable man, but, if I can just focus on what he does in the ring, he's a very good boxer. I still wonder where he'd be had he not had that unlucky and arguably controversial first defeat to Ward.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Patito on Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:56 am

Jumby wrote:Yeah he's not a particularly likeable man, but, if I can just focus on what he does in the ring, he's a very good boxer.


Absolutely, he looked a lot sharper this weekend too, made Alvarez look unusually sluggish at times.

Jumby wrote: I still wonder where he'd be had he not had that unlucky and arguably controversial first defeat to Ward.


Still punching women when they don't put out I'd have thought...
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Re: Boxing thread

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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:39 am

I have a feeling that Dave Allen is going to get battered by Lucas Browne. He's incredibly lucky to be getting this opportunity as he hasn't really done anything in his career to deserve it. I like him but the "I'll fight anyone" rubbish is wearing a bit thin now, each time he has stepped up he's just been a punchbag.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 pm

WBC order Whyte vs Brezeale for Interim Title
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby NorthBankAlliance on Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:53 pm

Rodriguez v Inoue announced on the same card as Taylor v Baranchyk (providing he doesn't pull out) up at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, on 18th May.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:28 pm

You would have to be off your face to pay £20 to watch Joshua knock out Miller at 4am
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby stu1 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:02 am

I can’t see Miller causing too many problems for AJ. Yes he’s big (fat), has a surprisingly good engine and decent chain but he’s also slow, labourous, with little defence or movement, limited power (especially for someone so big) and shockingly bad technically.

I’ve seen a few of his fights and he just walks forward wearing his opponent down using his substantial weight advantage, but he’s never fort a puncher like AJ. I don’t care how good your chin is, no one can let AJ tee off on them and not expect to get KO’d.

The build up will be interest, whilst the fight probably won’t live up to much and isn’t worth paying for, but it could be interesting to see how AJ deals with someone who outweighs him by 3-4 stone.

I wonder if he’ll come in heavier, maybe around 18.5 stone.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am

Joshua will win easy, can see it being over inside 3, it will sell Miller can talk, people will buy into the UK vs USA nonsense.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Patito on Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:15 am

fmgod wrote:Joshua will win easy, can see it being over inside 3, it will sell Miller can talk, people will buy into the UK vs USA nonsense.



Yep - Joshua getting his big opportunity stateside will be one narrative
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