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Re: Boxing thread

Postby WHU Independent on Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:35 pm

ironstu wrote:Okolie v Chamberlain, worst fight I have ever seen.


Bang on the money. It was so bad my dad - a massive boxing fan - said after the first few rounds:"Let's turn this of, it's ****, I'm not wasting any more time with it."

And he did.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby mjustincredible on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:26 am

Why in Gods name where any of you watching that **** British Beef sky card when a brilliant Cruiserweight unification fight was on at the same time on ITV4.

Dorticos vs Gassiev was outstanding! Two warriors in a proper battle yet both highly skilled, with a brutal KO to finish it off in the 12th. It was even better than the Usyk vs Bredis (other semi final) the week before which was also extremely good.(Full fight is on youtube - watch it, you won't regret it)

What a fight to look forward to - Usyk vs Gassiev for all 4 World Titles - Undisputed! :thup:

Love the World Boxing Super Series, fantastic production, lighting, entrances, hot ring girls, decent pre and post fight promos - really classy stuff. The crusiserweights in-particular had the best 8 fighters in the division competing. Even the Super-Middleweight one is gonna bring us Groves vs Eubank Jnr and likely the winner against Calum Smith.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:25 am

I'm off to Manchester next week for Groves Eubank

I can't wait
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:07 am

I was out Saturday couldn't believe people wanted to watch that main event, I can't stand him but Eddie Hearn is a genius, he got so many to buy into a fight that should never had been topping an 02 bill
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:58 pm

I think it says it all about what level Okolie is at at the minute when he says he'll fight again in two months time, against the easily dropped Craig Kennedy. That's where he should be right now, on the undercard fighting people with day jobs.

Dorticos v Gassiev was a fantastic fight, is it me or do they both look far more muscular than Okolie and Chamberlaine? They didn't look like two fights from the same weight class. I really don't know who will win out of Usyk and Gassiev, but I think both will become very good Heavyweights.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:03 am

I really hope Groves does him, I just worry that, in the later rounds, he might come unstuck.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:41 pm

If Eubank is as good as he has been perceived to be, than he will find Groves an easy night's work.

I, personally, don't think he is. I also think he is too small, and he has never been hit by anyone as powerful as Groves

I got a feeling Groves will stop him in the middle rounds
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby White Goodman on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Nesticles wrote:If Eubank is as good as he has been perceived to be, than he will find Groves an easy night's work.

I, personally, don't think he is. I also think he is too small, and he has never been hit by anyone as powerful as Groves

I got a feeling Groves will stop him in the middle rounds


As he thinks he is you mean?

Not sure I know many people who perceive him as top level. I agree with you, Groves will be too much for him to my mind
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Nesticles on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Some boxing pundits, fellow fighters, trainers and so on think Eubank is the real deal and a different fighter from the Saunders fight. As I said, I'm not sure I believe it.

In this fight at least, I think he is a middleweight stepping in with a big super middleweight. Who is also probably the biggest puncher in the division.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Since the Saunders fight who has jnr fought? Nobody of any real note, Spike O'Sullivan is probably the best. Groves, since his first defeats against Froch, has fought twice more for World Titles, and he won the most recent one with a great stoppage. I think he has the power but jnr is faster and probably a bit fitter, lighter too, I don't know how much that will affect things. Since going with McGuigan, Groves has looked like a better fighter, less prone to getting hit hard and he takes it to the body more, which I think could be jnr's undoing.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby twixy on Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 am

Groves wins IMO. Too big, too srtong and too good for the limited Jnr. Groves has one of the best jabs in the world and Jnr cannot defend against a Jab, he will box his head off lke BJS did until he gassed.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Slacking student on Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:35 am

It'll be like a light heavy vs a large middle in the ring on Saturday. I think Groves stops Jr due to the size differential
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby EvilC on Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:31 pm

I am shocked that Eubank is favourite, particularly by the margin he currently is.

I am properly looking forward to the fight though.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby EvilC on Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:29 pm

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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Jumby on Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:36 am

EvilC wrote:I am shocked that Eubank is favourite, particularly by the margin he currently is.

I am properly looking forward to the fight though.


It's amazing what all the hype can do for him, I hope Groves exposes his flaws and makes him eat his words, he's such an unlikeable t**t.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby fmgod on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:39 pm

Quite interesting if it's a draw, it goes to a fourth scorecard
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Slacking student on Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:16 pm

Groves comes in lighter than Eubank Jr

Groves 167.1
Eubank Jr 167.5

George looked incredibly drawn at the weight
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby twixy on Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:24 pm

Slacking student wrote:Groves comes in lighter than Eubank Jr

Groves 167.1
Eubank Jr 167.5

George looked incredibly drawn at the weight


I actually thought Groves looked better than he normally does at a weigh in, he is a big old Super-middle weight.
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Re: Boxing thread

Postby Slacking student on Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:45 pm

This shows it I think better

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Re: Boxing thread

Postby twixy on Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:49 pm

Slacking student wrote:This shows it I think better

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George will probably put a stone on between now and tomorrow. Eubank won't put on a pound.
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