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Title: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 02, 2019, 06:55:22 PM
And the year's fun starts tonight with an interesting bill topped by Ted Cheeseman against Sergio Garcia.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 02, 2019, 09:26:03 PM
And a good opening round in Jake Ball against Craig Richards.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on February 19, 2019, 10:21:42 PM
I look forward to AJ beating Miller.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 08:06:24 PM
Who's your money on tonight?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on February 23, 2019, 08:12:18 PM
I think Degale will have too much for him. Would love to see it, but I'm not giving my money to itv.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on February 23, 2019, 08:25:47 PM
If Degale has anywhere near his best left heíll win.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 08:36:21 PM
I think Degale will have too much for him. Would love to see it, but I'm not giving my money to itv.

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Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Risso on February 23, 2019, 08:41:08 PM
I think Eubank's superior power will see him though.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 09:25:42 PM
My five shillings is on DeGale so Eubank only has to turn up. Lee Selby won well enough.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 10:06:27 PM
There are few things in sport poorer than a crap heavyweight fight.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on February 23, 2019, 10:10:43 PM
Joyce didn't sound too impressive.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 10:13:33 PM
Joyce didn't sound too impressive.

He didn't look it.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Proposition Joe on February 23, 2019, 10:40:20 PM
Joyce didn't sound too impressive.

He didn't look it.

He has the slowest looking punches I think I've ever seen at this level.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 11:23:37 PM
I make it 88-82 Eubank.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on February 23, 2019, 11:51:41 PM
Time to go James. Hell of a career but itís done.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2019, 11:52:30 PM
My five shillings is on DeGale so Eubank only has to turn up. Lee Selby won well enough.

Every time. I am to boxing tipping what Legion is to buying lottery tickets.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Risso on February 24, 2019, 12:46:43 AM
I think Eubank's superior power will see him though.

I did say.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 02, 2019, 08:28:14 PM
Anybody else watching tonight's card?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on March 02, 2019, 08:45:00 PM
Enjoying the fight at the moment.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 02, 2019, 08:54:52 PM
Enjoying the fight at the moment.

Tommy McCarthy didn't.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on March 02, 2019, 08:59:17 PM
He was all over the place at the end. Have to keep an eye on Riakporhe, seems an impressive guy.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 02, 2019, 10:03:22 PM
I don't know if that was a good performance, or just an opponent who wasn't interested. These NextGen shows are a bit of a waste of time.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on March 08, 2019, 10:05:06 AM
Boxing returns to the Royal Albert Hall tonight for only the 2nd time in 20 years. If you haven't  seen him before, worth having a look at British heavyweight Daniel Dubois. Unbeaten in his 9 fights, 8 kos, Frank Warren rates him very highly.

On BT Sport 1 starting 7.30, thankfully free to watch.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on March 08, 2019, 10:46:59 PM
Yarde looked really impressive, held a lot back, but looks destined for the big time.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 10, 2019, 10:13:57 AM
Yarde looked really impressive, held a lot back, but looks destined for the big time.

I watched it last night and I wasn't all that impressed. He should be facing better opponents by now.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 23, 2019, 08:12:23 PM
Eyes down and as usual you get nothing for weeks then two cards on the same night.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 30, 2019, 08:08:26 PM
David Price is on tonight. It won't last long.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 30, 2019, 08:50:01 PM
Disgraceful scenes which have no place in boxing.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 30, 2019, 10:10:32 PM
Even if I am the only one watching, Fowler v Fitzgerald is a cracking fight.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on March 30, 2019, 10:25:35 PM
Was a great fight, get that one on again
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 30, 2019, 10:27:07 PM
Was a great fight, get that one on again

Tomorrow. And good to see three good judges cards with a Matchroom home fighter losing a close one.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 13, 2019, 08:55:48 PM
Anthony Crolla took a fearful battering early this morning.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on April 20, 2019, 08:32:01 PM
Very impressive by Cordina
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 20, 2019, 08:45:31 PM
Very impressive by Cordina

I was just about to type similar. I can see him being the next big British star. 
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on April 20, 2019, 08:49:05 PM
Agreed Dave, but I think Josh Kelly whoís just about to fight is pretty handy too. Both very good to watch.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on April 20, 2019, 09:02:16 PM
Actually I take it back. Heís behaving like a bit of a Edit : Oops , sorry tw*t !
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 20, 2019, 09:28:10 PM
He should have ended this one long ago.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 20, 2019, 10:19:19 PM
Chisora might well be the most uninteresting top-line fighter of all time.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on April 20, 2019, 10:28:36 PM
This is truly tedious
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on April 20, 2019, 10:31:39 PM
The boxing equivalent of dog heads v Brighton
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 20, 2019, 10:34:42 PM
It's Chisora all over - stink the place out against a couple of journeymen, lose when he steps up for a title fight, then pull off a good win when he looks like falling away.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on April 20, 2019, 10:40:30 PM
Spot on Dave.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on April 21, 2019, 02:14:52 PM
This is truly tedious

To be fair to Chisora, his opponent clearly didn't want to engage and was on the run the whole fight.  His recent performances against Whyte and Takam were decent.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on April 27, 2019, 02:58:05 PM
British heavyweight Daniel Dubois topping the bill tonight at the Wembley Arena, if you haven't seen him before worth a look. Only 21, so far 10 out of 10, that's a familiar stat, 9 kos.

Live on BT Sport 1 starts 8pm
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 27, 2019, 09:57:42 PM
Tommy Langford doing his best to lose again.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 27, 2019, 10:21:58 PM
But Richards might be one to watch.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on April 27, 2019, 11:00:43 PM
Richards did look good, Sunny Edwards also pretty tidy
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 27, 2019, 11:08:37 PM
Richard Lartey must be the oldest-looking 27 year old since Geri Halliwell.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on April 27, 2019, 11:26:44 PM
Ha, came to have a go though, lovely shot to finish
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on April 27, 2019, 11:34:51 PM
At the age of 21 Dubois looks a tremendous prospect, when you think Joshua was nearly 24 before he had his first professional fight. The fight against Joe Joyce should be a good one.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on April 28, 2019, 08:35:58 AM
Enjoyed watching the last 3 fights, Richards, Edwards and Dubois all look like they're destined for great things.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 17, 2019, 09:51:20 PM
I might be the only one in the world watching it but this Ryan Burnett fight has started off well.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PGW on May 17, 2019, 09:52:23 PM
I might be the only one in the world watching it but this Ryan Burnett fight has started off well.
What channel?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 17, 2019, 09:52:57 PM
I might be the only one in the world watching it but this Ryan Burnett fight has started off well.
What channel?

ESPN, or something beginning with 's'.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 17, 2019, 10:07:31 PM
Well that was a strange ending but Burnett was doing well.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 18, 2019, 10:19:02 PM
Anyone watching tonight?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Rory on May 19, 2019, 01:35:05 AM
Anyone watching tonight?

Yup, pretty much as expected thus far.

Found it interesting that GGG was called out for BJ Saunders. I wanted that fight a couple of years ago but it would've made sense before Canelo robbed - sorry, beat... - Golovkin and before Saunders fell off the wagon.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on May 20, 2019, 02:16:55 PM
Didn't really learn much new from the Wilder fight other than confirmation that he can punch.  Got caught himself though and was rocked for a shot period before he finished the job.

Next fight has to be either Joshua, Fury or Whyte if there is any sense of credibility.  The fact that Luis Ortiz was in the ring after talking about a rematch doesn't exactly inspire confidence though. 
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 25, 2019, 09:25:53 PM
It might not be up to much but tonight's card is on free TV so be grateful.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 25, 2019, 09:52:51 PM
Alex Dilmaghani looks a good prospect.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 01, 2019, 09:10:50 PM
There's  nothing on TV tonight so have a look at this live stream.

Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: adrenachrome on June 02, 2019, 03:59:46 AM
Joshua in big trouble.

Down twice in the 3rd Round after downing Luiz.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: adrenachrome on June 02, 2019, 04:14:11 AM
Joshua down again in the 7th.

That's it.

Viva Mexico!
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Fred Crump on June 02, 2019, 04:49:48 AM
Crikey. Where does he go from here? Iíve got this theory that once a fighters chin is exposed, heís never the same again. Even if he wins the rematch , I canít see Joshua surviving one of Wilders bombs
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on June 02, 2019, 08:29:25 AM
Thatís a bad loss for AJ, but I shallnít leap to judgement. Itís about how he comes back adversity. Well done Ruiz Jr.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 02, 2019, 08:55:39 AM
Tyson was never the same after he lost to Douglas whereas Lewis beat Rahman and never looked back. We will see where Joshua goes from here.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on June 02, 2019, 09:17:17 AM
Indeed. Can see Wilder came out with his standard lack of grace in response. I look forward to the day he gets beat.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on June 02, 2019, 09:21:32 AM
Tyson was never the same after he lost to Douglas whereas Lewis beat Rahman and never looked back. We will see where Joshua goes from here.

Yep itís an interesting one in boxing. I like AJ and I hope he comes back stronger.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on June 02, 2019, 01:38:49 PM
Just watched it now after avoiding seeing anything about it.  Joshua just looked flat right from the off and every time he had an exchange with Ruiz, Ruiz just came back firing. 

Will be interesting to see if Joshua can recover from this.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 02, 2019, 05:08:15 PM
It wasn't a good night for Matchroom. Buatsi didn't look too impressive, Josh Kelly was fortunate to get a draw, Katie Taylor scored the biggest robbery since the Great Train and Callum Smith fought a complete no-hoper.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 15, 2019, 09:19:34 PM
Any comments on  tonight's action?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Drummond on June 15, 2019, 10:57:04 PM
Kid Galahad to win.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Drummond on June 15, 2019, 11:51:06 PM
Well that was a crap decision.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on June 16, 2019, 12:50:49 AM
Felt a bit home town decision but in reality neither could complain if they had lost as they both were frantic rather than measured in what they were doing
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: adrenachrome on June 16, 2019, 05:10:17 AM
Farcical 
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: manic-road on June 16, 2019, 10:06:06 AM
For a big man Tyson has great movement and speed, looking forward to the re-match with Wilder.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 22, 2019, 10:23:35 PM
Hearts are beating Motherwell on YouTube.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 12, 2019, 10:30:32 PM
I wasn't too bothered about this Khan fight but when Dib decided to taunt Khan 2 minutes in he made himself look a bit of a tit.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 12, 2019, 10:39:39 PM
That was a good finish at least.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 12, 2019, 10:40:51 PM
That was a good finish at least.

Yeah, can't really ask much more of Khan there, landed 3-4 good shots in that last round.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 12, 2019, 10:45:32 PM
There's more boxing on YouTube now.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on July 13, 2019, 05:21:15 PM
Dubois v Gorman heavyweight bout between 2 young Brits, both unbeaten, Dubois 11 wins, Gorman 16, should be worth watching tonight. Live on BT Sport 1.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 13, 2019, 09:10:29 PM
There's a good undercard as well. Archie Sharp is looking impressive now.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 13, 2019, 10:33:29 PM
Joe Joyce will never be world level.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on July 13, 2019, 11:55:07 PM
Yeah but Dubois could be world level, at only 21 he's a kid, but was very impressive tonight.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 13, 2019, 11:57:40 PM
Very impressive indeed, and at his age he could be at the top for another fifteen years.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 19, 2019, 11:13:45 PM
I have a mate who's a massive boxing fan who went to watch the Dubois fight. He got chatting with one of his team afterwards and they reckon he's only a few fights away from world title talk.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 20, 2019, 09:11:02 PM
And will Chisora bore his way through another ten rounds?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 20, 2019, 09:15:27 PM
Questions to which the answer is 'No'.

And will Chisora bore his way through another ten rounds?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 02, 2019, 08:52:53 PM
Anyone watching tonight?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 10:10:31 PM
I don't suppose anyone else is watching tonight, either.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 03, 2019, 10:33:09 PM
Watching tonight. It is some setting for boxing.
Got to see Conlan in Tucson a couple of years ago, interested to see how he has progressed.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 10:41:53 PM
Keeler/Arias was a good fight.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 03, 2019, 11:06:09 PM
Body shot could change this fight completely
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 11:16:10 PM
Jeeez, that's a bad cut.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 03, 2019, 11:18:17 PM
Jeeez, that's a bad cut.
Nasty cut, close fight
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 11:22:31 PM
Well what a gloriously awaytown result that was.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 03, 2019, 11:26:32 PM
Jenkins looked the better boxer but it wouldn't have been a surprise had it been given the other way.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 11:35:05 PM
It should have been a stoppage - no way was that accidental.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 03, 2019, 11:38:54 PM
Yeah, they were caused by punches.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 04, 2019, 12:22:07 AM
Job done by Conlan, needs a better test.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 24, 2019, 11:37:24 PM
Anthony Yarde just came close to the upset of the year/decade.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 31, 2019, 08:20:23 PM
Tonight starts with a blistering finish by Buatsi.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: luke:lamf on September 01, 2019, 10:00:20 PM
Only a casual boxing fan, but Lomachenko looked really something else (as, indeed, he was constantly described as being by the commentators). Each time Campbell looked like he'd gotten on top in any given round, however briefly, Lomachenko took it up a gear (against a much bigger opponent and an Olympic gold medallist to boot) and took the round. Excellent stuff.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2019, 09:05:03 PM
Shakan Pitters from Birmingham just won the English light-heavyweight title.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2019, 11:52:37 PM
You've got to have some bottle to call a draw in a British title fight at York Hall when one of the boxers is from West Ham.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: manic-road on September 24, 2019, 07:01:13 PM
Nigel Benn at the age of 55 is about to start boxing again, I presume he's skint and needs the money. His last professional fight was 23 years ago.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 27, 2019, 09:34:17 PM
Nicola Adams is a scary woman.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 27, 2019, 10:47:55 PM
Daniel Dubois is about to start
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 27, 2019, 10:50:13 PM
Daniel Dubois has won.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 28, 2019, 09:46:49 PM
If anyone wants to watch some boxing there's a live card here:
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Risso on October 01, 2019, 09:25:48 AM
Nicola Adams is a scary woman.

I met her briefly in the Corinthia hotel in London.  She was happy to chat and have a photo taken with me and my mate who is a huge boxing fan. 
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 04, 2019, 08:24:03 PM
Am I the only one watching again?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Damo70 on October 04, 2019, 08:32:18 PM
Daniel Dubois has won.


With a surname like that he must be a street fighter with desire  ;)
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 04, 2019, 11:51:19 PM
The MTK tournaments are throwing up some cracking fights.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on October 19, 2019, 10:52:51 PM
Thought Fitzgerald vs Cheesman was a good fight - surprised it was unanimous
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 19, 2019, 11:49:07 PM
Ritson v Davies was a bit special as well.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on October 21, 2019, 12:50:26 PM
Sure was after first couple of rounds I wouldnít have put a penny on it going the distance
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 26, 2019, 08:34:35 PM
Okolie can punch but he's horrible to watch.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 26, 2019, 10:25:42 PM
Did anyone just watch Chisora v Price?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 26, 2019, 10:40:12 PM
Yeah, was half-watching. Seemed to me like he could have continued for a bit but it was only a matter of time, and you can understand why they didn't want to take any chances following recent events.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on October 26, 2019, 11:58:06 PM
Taylor is a brilliant fighter & that was a cracking fight - hopefully a rematch will be forthcoming
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2019, 12:01:14 AM
Was thinking the same, on both fronts.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on November 24, 2019, 09:10:24 AM
If you needed proof that boxing is corrupt then Smith v Ryder last night is your irrefutable evidence.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on November 24, 2019, 09:46:24 AM
If you needed proof that boxing is corrupt then Smith v Ryder last night is your irrefutable evidence.

The general consensus from the pundits there was that Smith won, but it was a tight one and there were one or two rounds in it at most.  I just couldn't see how anyone could come to the conclusion that Smith won the fight by six rounds though.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on November 24, 2019, 12:51:24 PM
Smith edged it, just, by 6 rounds was a complete farce.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 30, 2019, 08:08:30 PM
And tonight we have a half-full NIA, or Hughie Fury not fighting in Monaco.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 30, 2019, 09:28:37 PM
That was a stoppage and a half.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 06, 2019, 01:43:42 PM
Andy Ruiz is 2/1 to beat Anthony Joshua on Saturday, That must be the value bet of the weekend.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on December 07, 2019, 11:38:28 AM
Really don't know what to expect in the Joshua fight tonight.  Fighters like Tyson and Lewis lost to massive underdogs, but they were more caught by big knockout punches.  Joshua fell apart in that last fight though, so it could well be that there are demons there which will resurface tonight.

I suppose there is the case of Wladimir Klitschko who suffered some similar losses earlier on in his career and came back to be a long reigning champion. 

I just think it is all on the line for Joshua tonight.  He loses, especially in a similar manner to the first time and I can't really see a way back for him. 
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 07, 2019, 07:13:26 PM
It is a huge weight difference. Itíll be interesting to see how AJ goes.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: FrankyH on December 07, 2019, 07:36:07 PM
That's some walk on music !
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Proposition Joe on December 07, 2019, 08:34:57 PM
Thought Hunter was robbed there.
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Post by: LeeB on December 07, 2019, 09:07:40 PM
That's some walk on music !

Fela Kuti, Water No Get Enemy, fantastic!
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: garyshawsknee on December 07, 2019, 09:13:11 PM
That's nearly as good as when Lennox Lewis use to walk out to Crazy Baldheads by Bob Marley.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2019, 09:46:33 PM
Joshua shouldn't be trying to trade.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Pete3206 on December 07, 2019, 09:57:34 PM
Who is this fat bastard?

Joshua, despatch him already.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on December 07, 2019, 10:09:26 PM
Convincing and comfortable win for AJ.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Pete3206 on December 07, 2019, 10:14:50 PM
It was, but I don't think the next opponents will be worried by what they've seen tonight.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Proposition Joe on December 07, 2019, 10:24:42 PM
Convincing and comfortable win for AJ.

He looks better at this weight, not so much a muscle mountain.  That said, he'd do well to hope that Fury takes the belt from Wilder, and get it that way, as I think that one punch from Wilder will knock him out cold.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 07, 2019, 10:31:37 PM
Well done AJ.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 07, 2019, 11:24:40 PM
I do find it funny how some are essentially now criticising AJ for boxing well and not playing into Ruizís hands.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on December 08, 2019, 07:23:12 AM
I thought it would be over in 5 after AJ landed that right in Rd1 that cut Ruiz but fair play, Ruiz has got some jaw on him.
As for the criticism of AJ, he had the plan to beat Ruiz, stuck to it and executed it perfectly.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Rory on December 08, 2019, 11:34:30 PM
Yep, that was more or less a masterclass. Joshua deserved the criticism after the first fight and Ruiz the credit, but equally, Joshua boxed beautifully second time around. A few blips in the middle rounds aside, it was pretty much an exhibition.

I understand frustration given the price of PPV, but this is boxing, not bullfighting. Yes it can be brutal at times, but anyone who just wants to see blood and thunder should watch MMA or whatever the latest Marvel film is.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 11, 2019, 07:31:26 PM
Andy Ruiz is 2/1 to beat Anthony Joshua on Saturday, That must be the value bet of the weekend.

Bookies love me.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 14, 2019, 08:39:35 PM
This should be a decent fight now.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 21, 2019, 07:46:16 PM
Who's up for this one?
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 21, 2019, 09:24:51 PM
Liam Williams was very impressive.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on December 21, 2019, 10:29:14 PM
Hard to tell Dubois level but he sure got the job done.

Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 21, 2019, 10:32:17 PM
That punch would have finished any boxer in the world. He needs to step up now - his next opponent should be Christian Hammer/Joseph Parker standard.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: paul_e on December 21, 2019, 11:56:37 PM
I like Dubois, he's got knockout power but he doesn't appear to rely on it. He does need to step up in quality now though.
Title: Re: Boxing 2019
Post by: Gareth on December 22, 2019, 11:35:07 PM
That punch would have finished any boxer in the world. He needs to step up now - his next opponent should be Christian Hammer/Joseph Parker standard.
Definitely needs to be stepped up, very exciting tho
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