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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Ifebbubbles on Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:52 pm

Also he is living proof that even if you have a troubled up bringing you can turn your life around. He is an inspiration to youngsters in this country and around the world.
What I love about him is he doesn't get involved in bad mouthing opponents. He doesn't get caught up in trash talking. He lets his boxing do the talking.
Looking forward to seeing him add another trophy to his award cabinet at the end of the year when he wins sports personality of the year.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby simonirons on Mon May 01, 2017 1:04 am

Well said Ife, see an image of Joshua and Deeney after the fight, two inspirational characters for the kids of today. :thup:
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby kayahammer on Mon May 01, 2017 3:36 am

The respect between the two fighters was refreshing. Klitschko was an advert on how to lose.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby twixy on Mon May 01, 2017 10:15 am

The last few pages are almost as unbearable as my twitter feed.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby nickkarkie on Mon May 01, 2017 10:51 am

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Re: Boxing thread

Postby twixy on Mon May 01, 2017 10:56 am

I actually saw someone compare him to Muhammad ali.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby nickkarkie on Mon May 01, 2017 11:12 am

Forums and social media really are amazing, the amount of people that just can't accept somebody else's opinion on a subject is astounding. It's not black and white. I really don't post much on any site because it usually leads to an over the top response.

Nobody who is giving their opinion on the fight has anything against Joshua, maybe I should list what he did well ( in my opinion) and what he didn't so that people can see that It's not personal:

Started well with decent jab
Was patient and when the moment came he caught Klitschko with a massive punch and ignited the fight and made it one of the most entertaining fights I've ever seen
Went for the finish after he knocked him down
Recovered well late into the fight cleared his head and came back strongly.

Got caught in the first 5 seconds of rounds 2, 3 and 4 (i think, may have been 3,4,5) which a straight right from Klitschko, dont know how you can come out of the corner and allow that to happen to you 3 times unless you arent concentrating
Got caught with a big punch because Klitschko was hurt and started swinging, looked out on his feet, had nothing to do with being tired as he only threw 17 power punches in the round, the fact is he was badly hurt and lost his senses.
Didn't recover well at all in rounds 6, 7 or 8, didn't try to hold, threw nothing back. That for me is too long a period of being out of it and a more lethal fighter would have finished him.

Do I think he is doing well, absolutely, do I think he will dominate and run through everyone, no. But I think he's the best thing to happen to the heavyweight division for more than 20 years.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Mon May 01, 2017 10:40 pm

nickkarkie wrote:Do I think he is doing well, absolutely, do I think he will dominate and run through everyone, no. But I think he's the best thing to happen to the heavyweight division for more than 20 years.


It gets a lot harder fro here on in, there will be no more easy opponents now, but Klitschko is still one of the best and he beat him. I think Wilder and Fury will cause him problems because of their size, Wilders punching and Fury's style, but I'd back Joshua over both of those two. Joseph Parker looks alright but again you'd have to fancy Joshua. None of these fights will be walks in the park but I think he's capable of beating them all within the next two years. The only problem I see is with Team Fury, if they start f**king about, moving the dates because of injuries or whatever, that could be a problem, whatever anyone says, Tyson Fury has wasted a year of Wald's career, I hope he doesn't do that with Joshua.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Tue May 02, 2017 9:49 am

The potential vulnerability of Joshua, Fury and Wilder will make for exciting fights if the 3 of them can all see action against each other
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby southendmadhammer on Tue May 02, 2017 10:29 am

The German press said afterwards, unanimously, that it was the best they have ever seen Vlad in a title fight. And AJ put him down 3 times and beat him. Nuff said.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Centre Half on Tue May 02, 2017 11:28 am

Fury beats Joshua.

Quick hands, brilliant upper body movement and faints and punches accurately with enough power.

Eddie Hearn coming out and saying saturday proves AJ has a chin is absolutely laughable, it was a big shot from wlad but it took him nigh on three rounds to even know where he was again! Fact of the matter is he's been hit twice by opponents and has wobbled each time. I'd have to add to that the shot he got hit with by Dillian Whyte wasn't even particularly heavy.

AJ gets hit too much, I think Fury would pick him off at will, he won't knock him out but he'll tie him up in knots.

Joshua is a big stiff idiot

Going desperate 'bar brawl' in the 11th and everyone thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Tue May 02, 2017 12:14 pm

nickkarkie wrote:It's not black and white.


Very true :thup:

Whilst they both received deserved immense credit from Saturday, people will naturally speculate about some of the vulnerabilities on display and how other fighters in the weight division would look to exploit them.

Great fights as we saw on Saturday often leave some questions and doubts about fighters going forward, nothing wrong with that.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Tue May 02, 2017 1:17 pm

WBC Mexico belt up for grabs this weekend :lol:

I'd love Chavez jnr to sh!t on Golden Boy's plans, De Le Hoya has ruined the middleweight division by covering Alvarez in cotton wool.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby York Ham(mer) on Sun May 07, 2017 5:23 am

It's been Canelo all the way, a totally one-sided mismatch.

120-108, 120-108, 120-108
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby nickkarkie on Sun May 07, 2017 5:39 am

Chavez just doesn't care, he's a lazy ****er, I remember I watched the 24/7 programme a few years back when he was fighting Martinez I think, he gets out of bed after midday,
lazes around and goes to the gym sometimes at 1am.

The best thing about this fight is they have just announced Canelo v Golovkin for September
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Sun May 07, 2017 3:45 pm

GGG is going to be in top form for that, meanwhile Billy Joe Saunders remains Middleweights forgotten man, which is annoying as he has a decent belt
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Sun May 07, 2017 4:01 pm

The fight felt like a promo for the main event after
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Mon May 08, 2017 8:24 am

nickkarkie wrote:Chavez just doesn't care, he's a lazy ****er, I remember I watched the 24/7 programme a few years back when he was fighting Martinez I think, he gets out of bed after midday,
lazes around and goes to the gym sometimes at 1am.0


I'll always remember that, around the house in his boxers eating cereal. No surprise he failed a drug test for cannabis after that fight :lol:

Brilliant to see GGG and Canelo made. I'm sure after the Jacobs fight that Canelo feels he can beat him now.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby nickkarkie on Mon May 08, 2017 10:03 am

Exactly Nesticles, plodding around in his slippers. You could see all those around him thinking that he's a bum.

Canelo was so fast and accurate on Saturday that I think it's going to be a cracker with GGG as he doesn't try to avoid punches.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Mon May 08, 2017 11:07 am

Chavez Jr trainer said he was worried to let his hands go, as everytime he looked to throw Canelo was tagging him with several punches at a time

GGG doesn't box similar to any of the fighters who have troubled Canelo (Lara, Trout, Mayweather). Will be fascinating to see them fight each other.
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