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Title: :::::{The Boxing Thread}:::::
Post by: indi on Saturday 21 October 2006, 08:43:01 PM
Welcome to the Boxing thread, does what it says on the tin.

I'll try and keep the title up to date with what's being discussed at the time, well until I get bored of it anyway.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: Nobby on Saturday 9 December 2006, 01:44:58 PM
Audley Harrison v Danny Williams,

just found out its at the Excel Centre!
£40 for a ticket, might go up there after work and try and get one


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The Big Fight Live
Sat Dec 09
10:05 PM
135 min
Live coverage from ringside at London's ExCeL for one of the top boxing events of the year, featuring a host of Britain's best fight talent. First up on there's a heavyweight re-match between 2000 Olympic champion Audley Harrison and Danny Williams for 12 rounds of action.

The fight had to be arranged at the last minute after Harrison's intended opponent Matt Skelton fractured his hand. The two met a year ago, with Williams winning on a split decision. The boxing career of the loser will be over while the winner could see the possibility of a shot at the World Title. There's also action from Bolton-born boxing prodigy Amir Khan, who will be fighting for his first title, the vacant IBF Intercontinental light-welterweight championship, against Frenchman Rachid Drilzane. Khan celebrated his 20th birthday the night before the fight. Boxing legend Barry McGuigan joins Jim at ringside, whilst commentary comes from John Rawling and Duke McKenzie and reports from Gabriel Clarke.
Presenter:    Barry McGuigan and Jim Rosenthal.


Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 02:00:06 PM
Hopefully it won't be as dull as the last time they fought each other.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dave on Saturday 9 December 2006, 02:01:52 PM
I'll be watching, and the Amir Khan fight too.

[/not going out]
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 9 December 2006, 02:43:12 PM
I thought Harrison had pulled out?  blueconfused.gif
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 9 December 2006, 02:44:43 PM
I thought Harrison had pulled out?  blueconfused.gif

Nope, blue line and everything!
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dave on Saturday 9 December 2006, 02:45:17 PM
I thought Harrison had pulled out?  blueconfused.gif

That's Scott Harrison, different guy.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 9 December 2006, 02:47:39 PM
I thought Harrison had pulled out?  blueconfused.gif

That's Scott Harrison, different guy.

Ahhh.

Just heard 'Harrison' had pulled out of a fight.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Nobby on Saturday 9 December 2006, 03:05:39 PM
hopefully they should go for it like they did at the press conference
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 07:28:52 PM
Was this not the fight that was so horrendously boring last time?  I'll still probably watch it though.  As long as it doesn't clash with Jaws 2.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 08:51:40 PM
Was this not the fight that was so horrendously boring last time? I'll still probably watch it though. As long as it doesn't clash with Jaws 2.

Aye it was, they hardly threw a punch at each other they just kinda of grappled a bit.  Everyone was boo-ing at them if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Clay on Saturday 9 December 2006, 08:53:54 PM
It was in the paper today that they had a bit of a scuffle at the pre-fight weigh in... Should get them fired up a bit more for this one.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:18:10 PM
Here we go.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:24:22 PM
No idea who I want to win this fight.  The two of them are utter pricks.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:31:32 PM
"At last, is Harrison starting to look like the finished article?" 

No, Williams is just as bad as he is.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Baggio on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:31:55 PM
Good fight this :vava:
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:32:16 PM
Williams isn't even hitting him.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:33:39 PM
Spoke too soon  :lol:
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:33:57 PM
That was quite a cut under Williams' eye like.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:35:36 PM
Over already...
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:35:40 PM
:lol:

Hilarious, man.  They're making Harrison out to be some sort of world beater.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:45:17 PM
Well that was a waste of time tunning in, how are they going to fill in the next hour an 40 mins?  :lol: Turned over to motd, shearer is on again, he's a regular it seems now. ;p
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:47:19 PM
Still chuckling at the way they're building him up.  Going to be great when he steps up and gets absolutely slaughtered.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:57:30 PM
Still chuckling at the way they're building him up.  Going to be great when he steps up and gets absolutely slaughtered.

How old is he anyway, 35?
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 10:59:51 PM
Still chuckling at the way they're building him up.  Going to be great when he steps up and gets absolutely slaughtered.

How old is he anyway, 35?

Yep, and "he has the world at his feet."  bluelaugh.gif
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 11:36:19 PM
Khan on now.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 December 2006, 11:41:14 PM
Wouldn't mind Khan getting beat, to be honest.  No particular like for him, and I'm not particularly patriotic about boxing.  Other guy seems to have a bit more charisma about him.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:04:57 AM
Did Khan win?
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:05:33 AM
Khan isn't going to lose this unless something major happens or he gets very very tired. The other guy must've thrown about 3 punches all fight.

*spoke too soon*

French guy has gone mental....   ....  . .   and we're back to Khan jabbing away


(for Dave- its round 7 atm live itv)
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:07:10 AM
Why is it on so late, or is it coverage from earlier?
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:08:33 AM
programme only started at 10. Williams vs Harrison was before it for some reason... it wouldve been later if all 3 advertised fights had gone ahead (i think).
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:08:41 AM
Why is it on so late, or is it coverage from earlier?

It's live, not sure why so late.

Well, I'm pretty sure it's live like.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:12:28 AM
That's the thing, I thought this would be the precursor to the Harrison fight. Weird.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:25:44 AM
Not a dig at Khan, cause he's clearly talented, but I've yet to enjoy a boxing match he's involved in.  A professional one, anyway.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:50:43 AM
Not a dig at Khan, cause he's clearly talented, but I've yet to enjoy a boxing match he's involved in.  A professional one, anyway.

Isit because you reckon you could "have him" in a fight?

Sounds stupid but whenever I see him box I'm always thinking to myself "I could have that skinny runt."


P.S. Dear Danny Boy, You got MERKED!!!
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:52:49 AM
Not a dig at Khan, cause he's clearly talented, but I've yet to enjoy a boxing match he's involved in.  A professional one, anyway.

Isit because you reckon you could "have him" in a fight?

Sounds stupid but whenever I see him box I'm always thinking to myself "I could have that skinny runt."


P.S. Dear Danny Boy, You got MERKED!!!

Hmm, never thought of it like that, but I don't think so.  Might have something to do with fighting people he has absolutely no chance of losing against like.  Even the guy tonight he was always expected to beat.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 10 December 2006, 12:54:17 AM
Not a dig at Khan, cause he's clearly talented, but I've yet to enjoy a boxing match he's involved in.  A professional one, anyway.

Isit because you reckon you could "have him" in a fight?

Sounds stupid but whenever I see him box I'm always thinking to myself "I could have that skinny runt."


P.S. Dear Danny Boy, You got MERKED!!!

Hmm, never thought of it like that, but I don't think so.  Might have something to do with fighting people he has absolutely no chance of losing against like.  Even the guy tonight he was always expected to beat.

Tonights opponent won him a belt though, so really the guy was good, and not many better in the weight left. His last fight the guy was no 14 in the world in his weight, im guessing the dude from tonight was higher.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 10 December 2006, 10:29:09 AM
Enjoy watching boxing but don't know much about it, one thing though.

Are all boxers "very good but, do have their critics for xxx"

and do they always fight people who are actually good enough?

Obviously you do get the big fights now and then but it seems everytime i watch it the commentators are moaning about how boxer xxxxx really isnt being tested and needs to fight someone better.
Title: Re: Harrison v Williams
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 10 December 2006, 11:44:56 AM
To be fair Amir will have taken a lot from that fight. Its the first time I have seen him take a few punches (especially in round 6/10).

Amir showed a weakness in his guard on his left side. He failed to keep his left hand high and was hit with some real quality right hands.



Audly was good but tbh he aint got too long left. 
Title: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Saturday 17 February 2007, 09:29:38 PM
What a fight this is!!! :rockyII:
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 17 February 2007, 09:31:19 PM
Probably a s*** fight you just wanted to use that smiley :)
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Saturday 17 February 2007, 09:36:49 PM
Seriously they're beating the crap out of each other!!

There were 4 knock downs in the first couple of rounds.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Saturday 17 February 2007, 10:24:49 PM
Well the Khan fight lived up to its billing. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:13:18 AM
Ordinary Harrison must be finished now.He'll get a cauliflower arse if he continues.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:24:42 AM
f***ing magic. Earl vs. Katsidis. Straight out brawl, no technique involved.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:25:25 AM
Ordinary Harrison must be finished now.He'll get a cauliflower arse if he continues.

Yeah, he's got to be finished now.

Everyone's totally Boredly of Fraudley Audley.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:25:51 AM
Apology not accepted.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: colinmk on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:41:57 AM
Did anyone see the fight with Graham Earle against the ozzy guy? f***ing hell! The guy took so many smacks, got knocked down 3 times and still almost beat him. Class fight.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:55:13 AM
Boxing should be banned.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Sunday 18 February 2007, 01:12:01 AM
Did anyone see the fight with Graham Earle against the ozzy guy? f***ing hell! The guy took so many smacks, got knocked down 3 times and still almost beat him. Class fight.

What a fight this is!!! :rockyII:
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Stevie on Sunday 18 February 2007, 02:14:45 AM
What a fight this is!!! :rockyII:
Best fight I've ever seen in my life, and the bravest fighter I've ever seen.  Hand on heart it was better than Drago v Balbao in Moscow, it was fuckin incredible.  You would need steamroller to put that little lad down, the sad thing is and he did take a beating and a half he would've won the fight if he'd continued imo, the Greek fucka was probably a better boxer, but to come back from 3 knock doons and then put him doon, different class, honest the best fight av ever seen in my life.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Li3nZ on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:20:12 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:22:16 PM
Greek? Katsidis? He's an Australian.

Value for money for those that paid to watching Khan win in 55 seconds and Harrison lose again.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Li3nZ on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:32:44 PM
Not sure who said he was Greek but I think he is of Greek blood but Aussie citizenship. I would guess so with a name like that aswell, and the fact he was draped in a greek flag.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 18 February 2007, 12:49:37 PM
Not sure who said he was Greek but I think he is of Greek blood but Aussie citizenship. I would guess so with a name like that aswell, and the fact he was draped in a greek flag.

yeah he had both flags with him in the ring.

That fight was possibly the best ive ever seen Im so glad I didnt switch off after the Khan fight, it was sensational.

Loved the bit where Earl was aginst the ropes and took about 30 punches as fast as lightening from Katsidis and then came back and nearly knocked him out!

Plus that bit where his corner threw in the towel only for the ref to throw it out again and then 2 seconds later Earl almost has him on his arse!!

Mint!
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: colinmk on Sunday 18 February 2007, 01:01:58 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.

Aye ive never seen a ref do that with the towel either. Didnt even know they could! Honestly what a fight though, like Stevie was saying i think Earl could of won it. He was f***ed though so probably was the right thing to do to stop it just in case anything bad happened to him. Wouldnt mind downloading that fight from somewhere to watch it again, anyone know if you can?
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Sunday 18 February 2007, 01:51:06 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.

Aye ive never seen a ref do that with the towel either. Didnt even know they could! Honestly what a fight though, like Stevie was saying i think Earl could of won it. He was f***ed though so probably was the right thing to do to stop it just in case anything bad happened to him. Wouldnt mind downloading that fight from somewhere to watch it again, anyone know if you can?

Sent you a pm. ;)
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: colinmk on Sunday 18 February 2007, 03:52:33 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.

Aye ive never seen a ref do that with the towel either. Didnt even know they could! Honestly what a fight though, like Stevie was saying i think Earl could of won it. He was f***** though so probably was the right thing to do to stop it just in case anything bad happened to him. Wouldnt mind downloading that fight from somewhere to watch it again, anyone know if you can?

Sent you a pm. ;)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Sunday 18 February 2007, 04:10:12 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.

Aye ive never seen a ref do that with the towel either. Didnt even know they could! Honestly what a fight though, like Stevie was saying i think Earl could of won it. He was f***** though so probably was the right thing to do to stop it just in case anything bad happened to him. Wouldnt mind downloading that fight from somewhere to watch it again, anyone know if you can?

Sent you a pm. ;)

Cheers!

Welcome.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: Li3nZ on Monday 19 February 2007, 10:34:47 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.

Aye ive never seen a ref do that with the towel either. Didnt even know they could! Honestly what a fight though, like Stevie was saying i think Earl could of won it. He was f***** though so probably was the right thing to do to stop it just in case anything bad happened to him. Wouldnt mind downloading that fight from somewhere to watch it again, anyone know if you can?

Well I was fairly p*ssed at the time and I questioned the legality of Vann throwing the towel back out of the ring... At first I was sure he must have had money riding on the fight, possibly the round Earl was to be KO'd or if fixed TKO'd. I still think it's a realistic possibility as I say I've also never heard of this EVER and I've seen many boxing matches and hundreds of amateur bouts. On the other hand the bout is fought at the sole discretion of the referee and the only other person who can stop the fight without question is the ringside doctor... and even then it's only an offer of advice!

Either way it were still a great fight and I would compare it to the tragic Nigel Benn and Gerald Mclellan fight from about 10 years ago... Despite the tragic end for the American it were one of the most gutsy, brutal, and awesome display of heart, strength, and stamina with thousands of punches thrown and hundreds landed.
Title: Re: Boxing on ITV4 - NOW!!
Post by: indi on Monday 19 February 2007, 10:39:59 PM
Cracking fight, pure boxing at it's best. It was a prime example of how boxing is intended to be done. Bouts between a pair of bombers or scrappers often turn into mass grapples of hanging on and rabbit punches. I could count on one hand the amount of times Micky Vann had to step in and split the boxers - it were toe to toe, at arms length, and just bombs to the head! It also helped they were both of exact same build and height too... What a fight.

It's the first time I have ever seen a ref actually throw the towel OUT of the ring after the corner have retired their man! Micky either had money riding on the fight or he's a better ref than even his high profile suggests, and to have dropped him immediately after your corner throws in your towel was a moment of genius. I don't think his knee touched down but there was no doubt it should have been counted as a standing 8 count.

Aye ive never seen a ref do that with the towel either. Didnt even know they could! Honestly what a fight though, like Stevie was saying i think Earl could of won it. He was f***** though so probably was the right thing to do to stop it just in case anything bad happened to him. Wouldnt mind downloading that fight from somewhere to watch it again, anyone know if you can?

Well I was fairly p*ssed at the time and I questioned the legality of Vann throwing the towel back out of the ring... At first I was sure he must have had money riding on the fight, possibly the round Earl was to be KO'd or if fixed TKO'd. I still think it's a realistic possibility as I say I've also never heard of this EVER and I've seen many boxing matches and hundreds of amateur bouts. On the other hand the bout is fought at the sole discretion of the referee and the only other person who can stop the fight without question is the ringside doctor... and even then it's only an offer of advice!

Either way it were still a great fight and I would compare it to the tragic Nigel Benn and Gerald Mclellan fight from about 10 years ago... Despite the tragic end for the American it were one of the most gutsy, brutal, and awesome display of heart, strength, and stamina with thousands of punches thrown and hundreds landed.

The corner can't retire the fighter in Britain apparently. Mickey Vann is a good ref, but he's also got a pretty big ego and it wouldn't surprise me if he wasn't just saying: "I'm the boss here" and making an even bigger name for himself.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: indi on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:04:18 PM
http://www.itv-boxing.com/News/Story_Page/0,14442,6169_1462875,00.html

Anyone think Manfedo has a chance?

Someone told me that you could get 10/1 on him winning, I think that's worth a tenner. Not because Manfredo is good, but because if Calzaghe is as half-arsed as what he was last time he's going to lose sometime and if he can't get himself up for it against a proper boxer like Sakio Bika, then how's he going to be against a reality-tv show not-quite-winner like Manfredo?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tonight ITV
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:05:35 PM
Stupid risk.  Stupid f***ing fight, to be honest.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tonight ITV
Post by: Dokko on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:06:51 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tonight ITV
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:10:09 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?

May 5. Gonna get his arse kicked royally.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: indi on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:17:50 PM
Erm it's actually on tomorrow night. :blush:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tonight ITV
Post by: Tooj on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:17:51 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?

May 5. Gonna get his arse kicked royally.

Hope not though.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: Rebellious on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:18:56 PM
Erm it's actually on tomorrow night. :blush:

I was just typing that.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: indi on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:20:08 PM
Erm it's actually on tomorrow night. :blush:

I was just typing that.

Bloody bankholidays!!
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: Dave on Friday 6 April 2007, 08:28:43 PM
It'll be utterly ludicrous if Calzaghe loses, but as Bluf says - what a stupid risk.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 7 April 2007, 12:19:48 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?

May 5. Gonna get his arse kicked royally.

Hope not though.

I think one of these uber rich celebrities has a million dollar bet on Mayweather to defeat Oscar.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 April 2007, 12:55:04 PM
this fight insults my intelligence
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 7 April 2007, 01:29:39 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?

May 5. Gonna get his arse kicked royally.

Hope not though.

I think one of these uber rich celebrities has a million dollar bet on Mayweather to defeat Oscar.

50 Cent(knobhead) has put $1m on Mayeather to KO De La Hoya. A KO is pretty unlikely IMO.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 April 2007, 01:46:47 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?

May 5. Gonna get his arse kicked royally.

Hope not though.

I think one of these uber rich celebrities has a million dollar bet on Mayweather to defeat Oscar.

50 Cent(knobhead) has put $1m on Mayeather to KO De La Hoya. A KO is pretty unlikely IMO.

De La Hoya has just signed a pre nup with 50 Cent's record label, watch out for a dive in the 5th, trust me
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 08:40:38 PM
Bump
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 08:53:29 PM
Gunn misfired a bit there!  :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 08:55:49 PM
Gunn misfired a bit there!  :lol:

:lol:

Just a bit.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 08:58:42 PM
Gunn misfired a bit there!  :lol:

:lol:

Just a bit.

Back across the pond for that guy, is the big fuker any good? Looks a big hitter, also what weight was that?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:01:46 PM
Gunn misfired a bit there!  :lol:

:lol:

Just a bit.

Back across the pond for that guy, is the big fuker any good? Looks a big hitter, also what weight was that?

Never seen him fight before to be honest, but he looked pretty good going forward, won't be able to do that against a decent opponent though.

It was Cruiser weight.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: stozo on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:02:56 PM
also what weight was that?
Cruiserweight.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: stozo on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:04:58 PM
How many rounds do we think it's gonna take Khan to knock out Steffy Bull then?



As for Calzaghe he has to be motivated for this as he knows if he wins he sets up the American superfight he has been waiting for. Tonight is just to get him some exposure on HBO.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:06:35 PM
Love a bit of boxing, really want to see De La Hoya, is it PPV though?  >:(
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:09:46 PM
Knowing nothing about Steffy Bull, I reckon it'll take Khan about 4 rounds, they really need to stop putting mugs in the ring with him, they're seriously running the risk of him believing his own hype now and as everyone should know that usually spells disaster for a boxer. The fact is he's fought a load of nobodies so far, he needs a serious step up in class before the public simply get bored of seeing him lay people out in the first round.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: mavericknufc on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:25:31 PM
Love a bit of boxing, really want to see De La Hoya, is it PPV though?  >:(

Its on Skysports 1 or 2 was quite suprised it isnt PPV
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:30:56 PM
Love a bit of boxing, really want to see De La Hoya, is it PPV though?  >:(

Its on Skysports 1 or 2 was quite suprised it isnt PPV

Spot on, getting watched  :thup:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: mavericknufc on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:39:11 PM
Just double checked Skysports 1,  2am,  6th May.  Should be a cracking fight, Mayweathers going to retire after the fight apparently
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:58:52 PM
You'd have to be a reet tit to jump around like a loon behind a bloke on telly.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 09:59:46 PM
Here comes Khan.

"Lets get ready to Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmb le!!"  :rockyII:

:lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:01:08 PM
fuking s*** enterance music for Khan, just had it done especially as well, tit.  :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:06:23 PM
Weehaay, we might get to see a second round here!  :thup:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:07:52 PM
He was on the run like.  Also has the shittest Ali Tattoo I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:13:02 PM
He was on the run like.  Also has the shittest Ali Tattoo I've ever seen.

Yeah, looked more like Chairman Mao!! :lol:

He's just running away at the moment, maybe he has a plan, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:15:01 PM
next.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:15:59 PM
Well that was s****!

He f***ing bottled it, what a pussy.

Win number 12, mug number 12.

He won't get any respect for that off the yanks. If he didn't take a dive, then I don't know who has.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:20:32 PM
Well that was s****!

He f***ing bottled it, what a pussy.

Win number 12, mug number 12.

He won't get any respect for that off the yanks. If he didn't take a dive, then I don't know who has.

Bid old nasty rib shot, took it clean out of him, he could hardly breathe.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:22:26 PM
How has Khan got to be ranked 14th in the world?  This is meant to be his toughest fight and he's boxing a lad who's 260th!!

I don't follow it close, just watch the odd fight, has he actually beaten anyone of quality as a pro?

He does look infinitely more in control than anyone I've seen him fight, but how many pussies is he going to pummell?

Audrey mark II?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:35:46 PM
Fuking s*** hot atmosphere, hope he does this yank fuker.  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: midds on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:40:23 PM
50p each way on Calzaghe.  :thup:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:46:23 PM
Jesus that was the longest "pre-fight formalities" I've ever seen!! :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:52:52 PM
Longer than the fight.

Taught him a lesson.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:52:59 PM
pathetic fight

epitomy of everything that is wrong with the sport
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:54:38 PM
pathetic fight

epitomy of everything that is wrong with the sport

Whey no-one got there ear bitten off or flew into the ring on a jet-pack at least.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:55:23 PM
Dunno why i bother tbh.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:56:08 PM
You complain like you expected any more.  He was always going to p*ss it.

Enzo is a legend btw.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:57:01 PM
Has Calzaghe fought yet?  Can't get to tv to watch.....
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:57:07 PM
Don't know why the ref stopped it then, he wasn't hurt, he was obviously going to lose like, but still that was bollocks!!

Again, that's not going to win the Yanks over, getting a dodgy decision like that.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:58:04 PM
Has Calzaghe fought yet?  Can't get to tv to watch.....


Did you blink?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:59:17 PM
That was worthwhile.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Saturday 7 April 2007, 10:59:47 PM
what the f*** is all that slapping from the sheep shagger? I thought the idea was to punch your opponent
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:00:02 PM
At least I didn't lose my tenner. :D
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:04:15 PM
35 years old, still only had 2 fights...Yet another anti climatic whomping for some nobody who didn't have a chance. The man is an insult to his own talent.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:04:34 PM
Boxing is f***** to a great er degree......it's only the Mexican's such as Marco Antonia Barerra (sp?), Eric Morales and others who fight a REAL fight.  I think Hatton is a real good fighter who fights the BEST in his division.  How the f*** some poxy American t*** gains a  shot at the title for beating a dozen or so 'pretty boys' is beyond me.  British boxing (Hatton excluded) is a shambles.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:11:17 PM
Hatton is my personal Fav, really sound lad to go with it.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:16:02 PM
When does Oscar De la Hoya fighting?

May 5. Gonna get his arse kicked royally.

Hope not though.

I think one of these uber rich celebrities has a million dollar bet on Mayweather to defeat Oscar.

50 Cent(knobhead) has put $1m on Mayeather to KO De La Hoya. A KO is pretty unlikely IMO.

That's it. Apparently he's been within Floyd's camp and says he's in great condition, reckons Oscar is going to get eaten like a flapjack. Still a ludicrous bet.

Audrey mark II?

Audrey was like 33 when he went pro and wasted his best years fighting total dross.

Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:17:05 PM
what the f*** is all that slapping from the sheep shagger? I thought the idea was to punch your opponent

Yeah, he's definitely a slapper, whatever he says, but as has been said he slaps pretty hard.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - Tomorrow Night ITV
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:25:11 PM

Audrey mark II?

Audrey was like 33 when he went pro and wasted his best years fighting total dross.



True, but he was overrated too
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:30:13 PM
has the calzaghe fight been on yet?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:40:44 PM
aye. easy win in the 3rd

This Manfredo bloke was an absolute joke. Calzaghe shouldn't be fighting such sh!t opponents.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 7 April 2007, 11:53:44 PM
aye. easy win in the 3rd

This Manfredo bloke was an absolute joke. Calzaghe shouldn't be fighting such sh!t opponents.

Manfredo got beaten twice on the reality programe "The Contender"...which is in fact on right now on ITV4.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 8 April 2007, 12:09:22 AM
Now maybe Joe can move on to the 'superfights', but I cant believe the people slating Joe.


Yes this was a stupid fight, but it wasnt his fault it got stopped I just wish more people would appreciate that we have this amazing world champion who will retire soon, cause when he's gone we might never see such a dominant champion again in this country.

With regards to the big fights, Joe challenged Kessler and he said no, what more do you want him to do??

ps - The Americans are absoloutely livid over the booing of their national anthem over on the boxing forums.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: midds on Sunday 8 April 2007, 12:13:18 AM
Now maybe Joe can move on to the 'superfights', but I cant believe the people slating Joe.


Yes this was a stupid fight, but it wasnt his fault it got stopped I just wish more people would appreciate that we have this amazing world champion who will retire soon, cause when he's gone we might never see such a dominant champion again in this country.

With regards to the big fights, Joe challenged Kessler and he said no, what more do you want him to do??

ps - The Americans are absoloutely livid over the booing of their national anthem over on the boxing forums.


The Welsh should be ashamed of themselves...
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Sunday 8 April 2007, 12:27:31 AM
Now maybe Joe can move on to the 'superfights', but I cant believe the people slating Joe.


Yes this was a stupid fight, but it wasnt his fault it got stopped I just wish more people would appreciate that we have this amazing world champion who will retire soon, cause when he's gone we might never see such a dominant champion again in this country.

With regards to the big fights, Joe challenged Kessler and he said no, what more do you want him to do??

ps - The Americans are absoloutely livid over the booing of their national anthem over on the boxing forums.


Got a link?
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 8 April 2007, 12:31:25 AM
Here you go mate......  :thup:

http://www.eastsideboxing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60593 (http://www.eastsideboxing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60593)
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 8 April 2007, 12:38:17 AM
Yay, let's go laugh at some Yanks... :cheesy:

Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Mick on Sunday 8 April 2007, 12:49:22 AM
aye. easy win in the 3rd

This Manfredo bloke was an absolute joke. Calzaghe shouldn't be fighting such sh!t opponents.

Manfredo got beaten twice on the reality programe "The Contender"...which is in fact on right now on ITV4.

Manfredo was ranked 6th, that's a joke.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: indi on Sunday 8 April 2007, 01:53:47 AM
Here you go mate......  :thup:

http://www.eastsideboxing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60593 (http://www.eastsideboxing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60593)

Thanks, but I can't believe I've just spent time reading the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittte on that forum. :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 April 2007, 08:56:18 AM
Enzo was quality, how old is he?

Never really make an effort to watch boxing but when I do I always really enjoy it (even last night). Someone remind me of that in future when there is a fight on :D
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 8 April 2007, 10:21:32 AM
this fight insults my intelligence

Also Khan didn't look that impressive considering the shitness of his opponent. He will get found out.
Title: Re: Calzaghe v Manfredo - 9pm ITV1 (Undercard on ITV4 Now)
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 8 April 2007, 10:23:34 AM
Enzo was quality, how old is he?

Never really make an effort to watch boxing but when I do I always really enjoy it (even last night). Someone remind me of that in future when there is a fight on :D

It's morons like this who have ruined the sport :lol: watch any old dross they will
Title: De la Hoya vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 5 May 2007, 10:32:47 AM
De La Hoya (38-4-0) vs Mayweather (37-0-0) tonight on PPV...

Cant see anything but a Mayweather victory, as much as i would like the Golden Boy to beat the Pretty Boy
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 5 May 2007, 10:37:59 AM
De La Hoya (blind hope)

I really wanna watch this but.... 2a.m.??! hmmm not sure i can manage it. Its not PPV in UK also, just Sky Sports.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 5 May 2007, 11:29:53 AM
De La Hoya (blind hope)

I really wanna watch this but.... 2a.m.??! hmmm not sure i can manage it. Its not PPV in UK also, just Sky Sports.

It's on at a more sane time the later on in the day.#

De La Hoya is going to get eaten.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Mayweather
Post by: Nobby on Saturday 5 May 2007, 12:32:30 PM
hopefully they will both go for the ko


ps change the title to Mayweather
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: stozo on Saturday 5 May 2007, 01:03:36 PM
De La Hoya (blind hope)

I really wanna watch this but.... 2a.m.??! hmmm not sure i can manage it. Its not PPV in UK also, just Sky Sports.
Will be more like 4am, tbh.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: TRC on Saturday 5 May 2007, 04:37:07 PM
So what time then 2am or 4am?

I'm up for staying up till 2 but not 4.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Nobby on Saturday 5 May 2007, 04:41:04 PM
So what time then 2am or 4am?

I'm up for staying up till 2 but not 4.

the programme starts at 2, so the fight will probably be at 3
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: TRC on Saturday 5 May 2007, 05:02:24 PM
Will probably go the distance aswell. So I might just miss it.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Nobby on Saturday 5 May 2007, 05:13:31 PM
Will probably go the distance aswell. So I might just miss it.

aye expect it to go the points. the fight will probably be 3am til 4am
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: stozo on Saturday 5 May 2007, 05:49:34 PM
So what time then 2am or 4am?

I'm up for staying up till 2 but not 4.

the programme starts at 2, so the fight will probably be at 3
Just heard there is a couple of live fights on the undercard they will show as well, so it will be like like 4/5 at the earliest before Mayweather/De La Hoya get on.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 5 May 2007, 06:14:45 PM
I told you bitches before. Avoid SSN and you can watch it again at 7 with all the excitement.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:13:37 PM
Hope De La Hoya wins like but it will be really hard for him.

Did anyone see the build up programme about them training? class, Mayweather though came accross as an arrogant prick I hate to say it but typical of most black American fighters today.

Firmly in the Golden Boy fan club for this one although I wont be able to watch it till 9pm on Sunday!  >:(
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Nobby on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:19:19 PM
I told you bitches before. Avoid SSN and you can watch it again at 7 with all the excitement.

7am?
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:20:12 PM
Mayweather is funny, and he can back it up, he's a good boxer. Hope he beats De La Hoya just for coming out with the line "when I hit you, you're going to hurt for a week".
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: dcmk on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:39:55 PM
de la Hoya is a legend, but think Mayweather has too much for him, i think de la hoya's best days behind him.

heart says Hoya, but brain says Mayweather
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:49:51 PM
It'll probably be p*ss. Over in two rounds.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:53:38 PM
I told you bitches before. Avoid SSN and you can watch it again at 7 with all the excitement.
7am?

PM


And why doesn't anyone want Mayweather to win? Seems like a character to me.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:54:38 PM
I told you bitches before. Avoid SSN and you can watch it again at 7 with all the excitement.
7am?

PM


And why doesn't anyone want Mayweather to win? Seems like a character to me.

Everyone's gay for De la Hoya
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 5 May 2007, 08:57:48 PM
The way i understand it, the fight will start close to 2am UK time... there wont be any undercard to watch first
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Saturday 5 May 2007, 10:10:30 PM
stuck 5 quid on the draw
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 6 May 2007, 05:35:39 AM
Mayweather wins going backwards for 12 rounds.

Yanks calling it a classic - pretty average to be honest.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: eyeball_tickler on Sunday 6 May 2007, 06:12:55 AM
bit disappointing, nobody really lost that fight. no knockdowns and barely any clean connections worth mentioning.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 6 May 2007, 06:14:07 AM
Won me 20 bones so I ain't complaining
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Sunday 6 May 2007, 08:48:02 AM
I couldn't be arsed staying up/getting up to watch it, but I happened to wake up by chance at half 4, so I listened to it on Five Live.

Mayweather seemed to deserve it.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 6 May 2007, 09:49:33 AM
Another fkn fix, now ay he won that on points!!
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 6 May 2007, 09:57:38 AM
saw the last 4 rounds on repeat this morning. By then it was all a bit weak... oh well
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 6 May 2007, 03:47:39 PM
The result was obvious which was really dissapointing, Floyd simply too quick for De La Hoya.

Someone should alert folks that we are already talking about the result as they may want to wait and be underwhelmed and watch the fight later on.
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Matweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 6 May 2007, 03:49:26 PM
Watched it online, with some American commentator constantly reminding the listeners "ive braodcast 10k fights, and this is the most exciting and thats a bold statement for me to make" "my scoring is always accurate along with the Nevada judges" "what a fight this is, ive been to boxing scoring schools, and i know how close this is"

Anyways, i had De La Hoya ahead after 7, and all even after 10, but Mayweather won the last 2 for me. I thought it was fixed to be a draw. Crap fight!
Title: Re: De la Hoya vs Mayweather
Post by: Tisd09 on Tuesday 8 May 2007, 01:14:27 PM
I enjoyed the fight, it was no classic but still very enjoyable. Some of the defensive work from both boxers were awesome to be fair.

A younger quicker De La Hoya probably would have snatched that, but props to Mayweather he proved he is the best out there at the moment.

On that showing Hatton wouldn't last 6 against him in my opinion. Not that I think that Hatton is a bad fighter I just think Hatton's come forward style would suit Mayweather down to the ground.

Best fight out there at the moment has got to be Shane Mosley and Mayweather, if Mosley can turn back the clock like he did v Vargas and Collazo then he is in with a chance!
Title: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Skirge on Friday 22 June 2007, 02:05:06 PM
Live on Setanta Sports.  :thup:

Looking forwatd to this even though its going to be at stupid'o'cl0ck in the morning, COME ON RICKY!!
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Friday 22 June 2007, 02:19:08 PM
voted Hatton but I dunno if he can win it
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Mowen on Friday 22 June 2007, 02:19:29 PM
Hitman. Don't know anything about boxing, mind.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Syrette on Friday 22 June 2007, 02:20:34 PM
Is Rooney going to be walking out again with him?
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Friday 22 June 2007, 02:23:32 PM
Last I heard Marco Antonio Barrera was carrying his belts instead. Probably wise Ricardo...no many City fans were too chuffed to hear about Rooney :hmm:

Have they weighed in yet? Castillo missed the weight last couple of times he fought IIRC. Think Hatton will beat him anyway tho.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Skirge on Friday 22 June 2007, 03:08:22 PM
Last I heard it was still Rooney brinign the belt out, duno though they may have changed it. I think Ricky has way to much skill and stamina for Castillo to cope with. Ricky to win, it will be stopped in the 9th..
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Baggio on Friday 22 June 2007, 03:12:45 PM
Hatton to win on points after another cautious performance.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Morph on Friday 22 June 2007, 04:04:02 PM
Ricky Hatton is the best in his weight divisions.  He will win.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 23 June 2007, 11:55:00 AM
So who's stayig up for the fight ?
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Saturday 23 June 2007, 01:56:56 PM
I'll listen to it on the Radio. Haven't got Setanta in yet.

One of my mate's has gone out to Vegas for the fight.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: NE6 on Saturday 23 June 2007, 03:07:16 PM
Just rang Virgin, got to ring back tonight after 8 to book the fight, £15
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: div-s- on Saturday 23 June 2007, 03:18:03 PM
ill be watching it but a hate the pathetic times its on at!
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 23 June 2007, 03:22:57 PM
Aye I hate the USA fights, time difference is a killer but I am fkd if I am paying those t***s £15 to watch it.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 23 June 2007, 11:28:25 PM
Paid the £15 for the fight & got the Setanta Sports package for 2 months &  some  Premierships games as well. Not bad going compared to SKY box office prices.

Come on the Hatton.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 24 June 2007, 02:59:42 AM
COME ON RICKY, KNOCK THE FKER OUT!!
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Mike on Sunday 24 June 2007, 03:13:10 AM
God damn those City fans were dying for something to cheer about.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Baggio on Sunday 24 June 2007, 03:36:08 AM
s*** first round, too much holding.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Baggio on Sunday 24 June 2007, 03:47:10 AM
All over.

Hatton with the body shot.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 24 June 2007, 03:51:08 AM
What a punch like but gutted its over in the 4th..
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 24 June 2007, 12:51:11 PM
Bit of a disappointment it was over so quick, but at the same time I'm glad he won in such style.

Some f***ing punch.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Thespence on Sunday 24 June 2007, 03:53:09 PM
The 4th round http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggo4hlf8V8Q
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 24 June 2007, 07:02:33 PM
Does anyone know when this will be aired for free on Sky or somewhere else?

I so wanted to see this fight but refused to pay 20 fuckin pound.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Dave on Sunday 24 June 2007, 07:22:11 PM
Does anyone know when this will be aired for free on Sky or somewhere else?

I so wanted to see this fight but refused to pay 20 fuckin pound.

Check your PMs.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 24 June 2007, 09:37:08 PM
Does anyone know when this will be aired for free on Sky or somewhere else?

I so wanted to see this fight but refused to pay 20 fuckin pound.

The 4th round is up on youtube. It'll probably be removed soon though no doubt.
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 24 June 2007, 09:45:31 PM
great punch, I can hurt myself quite badly punching myself in that spot, painful s***. Mayweather/Hatton would be a great fight don't know if Hatton's energy and vigour is enough to defeat Mayweathers silky skills
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 24 June 2007, 11:47:15 PM
great punch, I can hurt myself quite badly punching myself in that spot, painful s***. Mayweather/Hatton would be a great fight don't know if Hatton's energy and vigour is enough to defeat Mayweathers silky skills

Mayweather would be a HUGE test for Hatton.

Im not sure whether Ricky could hurt PBF and PBF would have the better stamina imo.

Still, would love to see it !!
Title: Re: BOXING : Hatton v Castillo - 23/06/07
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Monday 25 June 2007, 01:03:10 AM
great punch, I can hurt myself quite badly punching myself in that spot, painful s***. Mayweather/Hatton would be a great fight don't know if Hatton's energy and vigour is enough to defeat Mayweathers silky skills

Mayweather would be a HUGE test for Hatton.

Im not sure whether Ricky could hurt PBF and PBF would have the better stamina imo.

Still, would love to see it !!

Could he even hit Mayweather? He's one slippery motherfucker. Would be a fight worth watching though and they're almost none existant in boxing today
Title: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:05:12 PM
Anyone else watch it? Cracking fight. Khan looked beaten and could barely stand at one point after being knocked down but somehow found the strength to come back and get a knock down of his own. Limond was pulled out of the fight at the end of the 8th round with a broken jaw. Really enjoyed that.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: jwillie on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:06:13 PM
Great ITV coverage as usual....
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Jamie on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:07:09 PM
Great fight.Thaught Khan had lost it but came back to show great spirit.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:08:41 PM
Yeah was a fantastic fight, Khan showed some weaknesses but respect for the lad for getting back in it when I thought he was gone.

Haven't been that excited watching a boxing match for a while.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:09:33 PM
Great ITV coverage as usual....

Aye, comes back from the adverts and Khan is being paraded around the ring on someone's shoulders celebrating victory!  ???
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:52:52 PM
He'll never be World Champ-them mexicans will ko him.Cannot take a punch.Second time he's been down IIRC.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: marko1892 on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:52:58 PM
did anyone hear the post fight interview from Amir Kahn? how many times did he say 'know what i mean' started to p*ss me off to be honest.

Great fight though. Not ready yet in my opinion but getting better which is good to see
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10:57:54 PM
did anyone hear the post fight interview from Amir Kahn? how many times did he say 'know what i mean' started to p*ss me off to be honest.


Yeah :lol:
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:20:52 AM
Fuckin' hell, you can tell I'm a fuckin' immigrant when the first two words of the title of this thread brought about images of the actor, and not the boxer.

For those who know what I mean... ;).

Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: toontoon on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:27:40 AM
did anyone hear the post fight interview from Amir Kahn? how many times did he say 'know what i mean' started to p*ss me off to be honest.

Great fight though. Not ready yet in my opinion but getting better which is good to see
:lol:I counted at least 20
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Munkey on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:59:16 AM
thought the fact that one of Khan's trainers gave Limond a piggy back around the ring at the end showed a lot of class...
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:28:03 AM
Yeah was a fantastic fight, Khan showed some weaknesses but respect for the lad for getting back in it when I thought he was gone.

Haven't been that excited watching a boxing match for a while.

You not watch Hatton vs Castillo then? Fantastic performance by Hatton, top class.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: clarkyshan on Sunday 15 July 2007, 08:45:28 AM
commonwealth champion at 20 is not bad going
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:05:28 PM
He'll never be World Champ-them mexicans will ko him.Cannot take a punch.Second time he's been down IIRC.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:43:37 PM
His hardest fight yet and what a come back, he took a massive shot to the head and to come back from that and break the kids jaw was fantastic. His hand speed is great, this lad is going to go far, world champion without doubt!!

Unlike that shocking display of heavyweight s**** afterwards, Skelton and Sprott were utter utter utter crap..
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:50:18 PM
Limond blew it,  had Khan there for the taking, and just stood off and let him get back into the fight.

But Khan know knows he cannot just stand there with his arms down by his sides, trying to be cockey, as his chin wont last out against the big hitters in the division, and Limond is one of the weakest punchers in the lightweight division.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:52:21 PM
I wo
His hardest fight yet and what a come back, he took a massive shot to the head and to come back from that and break the kids jaw was fantastic. His hand speed is great, this lad is going to go far, world champion without doubt!!

Unlike that shocking display of heavyweight s**** afterwards, Skelton and Sprott were utter utter utter crap..

I would not pay to watch any of the current british heavyweights.  Sprott,Skelton,Williams,Harrison all journeymen cloggers. 
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 15 July 2007, 12:54:55 PM
Yeah was a fantastic fight, Khan showed some weaknesses but respect for the lad for getting back in it when I thought he was gone.

Haven't been that excited watching a boxing match for a while.

You not watch Hatton vs Castillo then? Fantastic performance by Hatton, top class.

Only brief highlights, I was supposed to watch it but was hammered/shattered and never would have stayed up. Was fast asleep a couple of hours before it even started! :D
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:04:26 PM
Limond blew it,  had Khan there for the taking, and just stood off and let him get back into the fight.

But Khan know knows he cannot just stand there with his arms down by his sides, trying to be cockey, as his chin wont last out against the big hitters in the division, and Limond is one of the weakest punchers in the lightweight division.

and this.  think the hype following khan, who hasnt really achieved anything yet is totally over the top
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Bellers on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:06:06 PM
Yeah was a fantastic fight, Khan showed some weaknesses but respect for the lad for getting back in it when I thought he was gone.

Haven't been that excited watching a boxing match for a while.

You not watch Hatton vs Castillo then? Fantastic performance by Hatton, top class.

Hatton was top class, a text book performance in beating someone who is technically greater than yourself...
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:14:34 PM
Khan is one of the best boxing talents out there, and he took that punch well and he stayed up from it, yes he wobbled but then was more bullied over than punched down.
Just a young lad still learning his trade, yes there is loads of hype but well deserved hype in my opinion. Lots of so called boxing experts said he had taken to big a step up and was going to to be well beaten.
Hahaha, he showed his class in there and out out classed a good boxer!


Hatton was immense in his fight, broke 4 ribs with one body shot!!
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:29:15 PM
Khan is one of the best boxing talents out there, and he took that punch well and he stayed up from it, yes he wobbled but then was more bullied over than punched down.
Just a young lad still learning his trade, yes there is loads of hype but well deserved hype in my opinion. Lots of so called boxing experts said he had taken to big a step up and was going to to be well beaten.
Hahaha, he showed his class in there and out out classed a good boxer!


Hatton was immense in his fight, broke 4 ribs with one body shot!!

Khan was down from the punch,  think you were watching another fight.  Khan was just embarresed after the fight, that he was knocked down by one of the weakest punchers in the lightweight division.
His legs were gone, Limond had him, and he just let him off the hook

He was trying to bring up the same lame excuses as what Nasseem Hamed tried to say aft6er his fight with kevin kelly. Oh i was pushed bla bla.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:36:04 PM
Khan is one of the best boxing talents out there, and he took that punch well and he stayed up from it, yes he wobbled but then was more bullied over than punched down.
Just a young lad still learning his trade, yes there is loads of hype but well deserved hype in my opinion. Lots of so called boxing experts said he had taken to big a step up and was going to to be well beaten.
Hahaha, he showed his class in there and out out classed a good boxer!


Hatton was immense in his fight, broke 4 ribs with one body shot!!

Khan was down from the punch,  think you were watching another fight.  Khan was just embarresed after the fight, that he was knocked down by one of the weakest punchers in the lightweight division.
His legs were gone, Limond had him, and he just let him off the hook

He was trying to bring up the same lame excuses as what Nasseem Hamed tried to say aft6er his fight with kevin kelly. Oh i was pushed bla bla.

He was definitely shaken and it did scare him but he was also helped to go down though Limond moving into him.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 15 July 2007, 01:48:53 PM
a top class fighter, would of finished him off there and then. he was shaken badly,
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: indi on Tuesday 17 July 2007, 11:08:47 PM
Just got round to watching it.

Decent fight, pretty entertaining stuff. Limond did well, but should have finished him off when he had the chance, even so it was a brave performance and he deserves credit for fighting like that on what'll probably be the biggest night of his life. Khan showed impressive heart to get back up off the floor and turn the fight on its head in the very next round, but he's got a huge amount to learn if he's going to be able to cope with the best in the division. If he leaves himself open like that in a world title fight he won't get the chance to get up again because he'll be out cold. I think that's about his limit for now, he needs to fight four or five people of around that level before he goes for one of the big titles, at the moment he makes too many mistakes and anyone better than Limond won't give him a second chance. He's still learning though and he showed guts, which is something he'll need that can't be taught.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: indi on Tuesday 17 July 2007, 11:17:52 PM
Hatton's performance against Castillo has been seriously over-hyped in the British press by the way. I watched the HBO coverage which always offers a more balanced and realistic view than Sky's and what gets reported in the papers and was frankly disappointed, after reading about it I was expecting something fantastic, it simply wasn't.

I like Hatton, but if he gets carried away by that performance then he's going to be in serious trouble next time he faces one of the big-guns.
Title: Re: Amir Khan v Willie Limond
Post by: Rebellious on Wednesday 18 July 2007, 10:24:18 AM
Anyone that missed the fight like I did I found the video here.   


http://www.amirsfans.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=5957&st=0
Title: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 July 2007, 10:21:54 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/6920484.stm

Quote
Deal struck for Hatton-Mayweather

Ricky Hatton's father Ray has confirmed a deal has been struck "in principle" for his son to face Floyd Mayweather later this year.

Ray Hatton said a verbal contract had been struck between lawyers for both parties with, crucially, an agreement reached over the financial side.

But he is remaining cautious until contracts have actually been exchanged.

Hatton said: "We have agreed a deal in principle but the date and venue is up in the air."

The most likely dates are 10 November or 8 December in Las Vegas.

"I can't honestly tell you a deal has been done until I see the signatures on all the documents," he said.

"But what I can say is that both sides were happy with what we finalised verbally."

Ricky Hatton admitted he was eager to take on five-weight champion Mayweather after demolishing Jose Luis Castillo in his outing for the IBO light-welterweight title on 24 June.

Both fighters are unbeaten, although Mayweather had previously insisted his own victory over Oscar de la Hoya last month would be his final bout.

The American's representatives flew Ray Hatton and the family's lawyer Gareth Williams out to Las Vegas to watch last week's fight between Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright.

Ray said negotiations were "cordial", but that the pair had flown back to England with both camps "far apart" on the financial aspects of the fight.

However, a deal has been reached over the telephone in recent days.

"It is a great fight for Ricky. How many times do you get to fight the best fighter in the world? I see it as a win-win situation because Ricky cannot fail to impress," Hatton added.

"Floyd is coming off a great win over De La Hoya and Ricky over Castillo. Between them they are unbeaten in 81 fights. There is nowhere else it could happen. It would be an unbelievable fight."

Neither fighter will go into the ring bearing a recognised title belt.

Mayweather handed back the WBC light-middleweight belt he won over De La Hoya because he had no intention of remaining at that weight.

But both Mayweather and Hatton possess the Ring Magazine's belts at 147lbs and 140lbs, respectively. It is likely Hatton would agree to move up to meet Mayweather at the higher weight.

Mayweather's adviser Leonard Ellerbe said Hatton deserved praise for taking the fight.

He told USA Today: "I never thought he would do it, but Ricky Hatton deserves credit for stepping up to the plate.

"He asked for it and now he's going to get it. Floyd is extremely excited. He wants to show Hatton that he's never fought at this level before.

He's going to show him what it's like to step in the ring with the best fighter."

Should be good.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Saturday 28 July 2007, 10:30:23 PM
He'll get f***ing mullered. :rocky:

Especially at 10 1/2.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 28 July 2007, 10:44:28 PM
He'll get f***ing mullered. :rocky:

Especially at 10 1/2.

Who will?

Ricky for the win!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 28 July 2007, 11:07:41 PM
I hate to say it but Ricky's un-defeated record might well hit the skids in this one.

But, fair play to him he is going for the best of the best and is a true champion.

Come on Hatton!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Friday 21 September 2007, 12:32:29 PM
Haha!

Anyone see this on SSN's right now?

Mayweather came out and changed into a Manu top!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Friday 21 September 2007, 01:25:29 PM
I've got a tenner on Mayweather to win :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: RodrigoPalacio on Friday 21 September 2007, 01:29:13 PM
Should be a good fight like.  Want Hatton to win, purely for the fact that Mayweather looks like a complete and utter t***.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Minhosa on Friday 21 September 2007, 01:38:29 PM
Should be a good fight like.  Want Hatton to win, purely for the fact that Mayweather looks like a complete and utter t***.

This. I actually fancy Hatton to do him.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: 80 on Friday 21 September 2007, 01:56:17 PM
Noone else see Hatton's live piece at the press conferences? Hilarious, Sky didn't know what to do. "I've been away for a while now and I've missed my young son. Fortunately, I've not missed him as much as I might've done because I've had another f***ing 6 year old to deal with", "Floyd, stop feeling my dick, you poof". The hate-merchant.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Friday 21 September 2007, 05:46:21 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 21 September 2007, 05:52:40 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4)

Class.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Geordiesned on Friday 21 September 2007, 07:14:16 PM
 mackems.gif
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 21 September 2007, 07:50:51 PM
Shame that they both can't lose, tbh. What a couple of pricks.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: mobiius on Friday 21 September 2007, 08:17:49 PM
i reckon Hatton will knock the t*** out if maydaisy lets his ego get the best of him. look what happened to SRL when he did the same with duran. But the chances of maydaisy doing that are slim to none. as a fight , hatton will win as a boxing match maydaisy will outclass him and win.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: MagicNumber9 on Saturday 22 September 2007, 12:22:10 AM
Hope Hatton knocks the pr!ck out
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Saturday 22 September 2007, 12:33:14 AM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4)

Class.

Haha it's class, Hattons gunna kill him tbh..
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 22 September 2007, 12:42:29 AM
Hope Hatton knocks the pr!ck out

This! :thup:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Saturday 22 September 2007, 12:55:05 AM
Yep, hope Hatton destroys the c***.

Can't wait for this fight, like.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 22 September 2007, 01:12:32 AM
Think Ricky may find this a fight too far-Mayweather although an arsehole is pound for pound the best boxer in the world right now and will have too much speed and boxing ability for Hatton.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 22 September 2007, 01:28:13 AM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4)

Class.

Haha it's class, Hattons gunna kill him tbh..

Yep class!, sky tv are f***ing idoits though who in the hell watching that is offended by a few f***s here and there!?

 :rant:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Saturday 22 September 2007, 01:00:04 PM
Mayweather will win on points by a 3 or 4 rounds imho.  He is just too quick, and such a defensive fighter,  he just does not get hit, and he is bigger than hatton, and will take his punches.  Hatton will come out all guns blazing, and will just get frustrated as he tires as the rounds go by.  Mayweather seems to to be able to maintain his speed for the whole of a fight.

If it was in England i would fancy Hattons chances, with the crowd behind him, and that tends to influence judes during tight rounds. In Vegas all the tight rounds will go Mayweathers way as his work rate will be that much higher than hattons.

Hatton looses and will fight Witter Next summer as his comeback i feel.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 22 September 2007, 01:04:51 PM
Really want Ricky to knock him the fk out but this is going to he his toughest fight so far by a mile.
Loud mouthed American fker needs taken down a peg or two though, lets hope Ricky can be the man to do it!! Roll on December.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Saturday 22 September 2007, 01:12:54 PM
Really want Ricky to knock him the fk out but this is going to he his toughest fight so far by a mile.
Loud mouthed American fker needs taken down a peg or two though, lets hope Ricky can be the man to do it!! Roll on December.

Would love it to happen too, but Mayweather is just too quick and skillful for him i'm afraid. Watched the Graham v Jackson fight last night, for Hatton to win it will have to be something like that. Graham just boxed his head off and was about 10 rounds in front, then bang, caught sweet on the chin, and it was night night. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 22 September 2007, 01:55:18 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4)

Class.

Haha it's class, Hattons gunna kill him tbh..

Hope you're joking, most of the english "boxing fans" I encounter have no clue about the sport. Mayweather is without doubt the better boxer. The only way Hatton will win is if Mayweather does f*** all training or if he can catch him with a sweet connection to take him down like Walkerville said. The problem is Hatton may have the heart and workrate but he just does not have the skill and boxing is a sport where skill matters. Mayweather can take a good punch too.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 22 September 2007, 04:17:23 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5M0fo4BWw)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcSgR07Bpz4)

Class.

Haha it's class, Hattons gunna kill him tbh..

Hope you're joking, most of the english "boxing fans" I encounter have no clue about the sport. Mayweather is without doubt the better boxer. The only way Hatton will win is if Mayweather does f*** all training or if he can catch him with a sweet connection to take him down like Walkerville said. The problem is Hatton may have the heart and workrate but he just does not have the skill and boxing is a sport where skill matters. Mayweather can take a good punch too.
good thing is so can Hatton, i'd say Hatton has the stronger punch, but he will have to be on the defensive and counter mayweather, its the only way he can win. But Mayweather will win, he will probably just keep on jabbing Hatton and using his speed for the first 5 rounds getting him frustrated, Ricky will begin to open up then Maywaether will take him out about round 7. Hatton might get a knockdown though (would be an achievement), but Mayweather is too tough.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: MagicNumber9 on Saturday 22 September 2007, 05:48:20 PM
What time of night (our time) is the fight on?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 22 September 2007, 07:12:47 PM
I work across the square from the townhall and the sound of the crowd was phenomenal! A couple of the lads from work went over to give the prettyboy some stick. Apparently floyd didn't take it too well when they started chanting who the f***ing hell are you!?! The lord mayor said it's nice to see that you're giving our guest a friendly manchester welcome. :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 23 September 2007, 02:07:53 AM
What time of night (our time) is the fight on?

about 3am maybe later depending on the fights previous.
Title: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:18:13 PM
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Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:19:30 PM
5

I have no idea who he is fighting.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:21:10 PM
I have no idea who he is fighting.

It the usual nobody.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:21:25 PM
Agree with four. Also have no idea of his opponent but I assume he's s***.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Clay on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:22:19 PM
2
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:24:16 PM
3 or 4
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:26:11 PM
The commentator said the kid from Stoke can take a  punch, which is good as he cant throw one.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:31:38 PM
All over round 4
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:32:04 PM
4

Agree with four. Also have no idea of his opponent but I assume he's s***.

WINNORZ!
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:33:04 PM
BINGO ALL OVER IN ROUND 4!!!!

The lad who fought Khan was a human punchbag & did well to last that long.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:34:49 PM
I can only remember Khan taking 2 punches, Lawton took loads.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Legacy on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:36:35 PM
Is this guy going to fight someone worth while? I watched him 2 fights ago and kahn threw one punch and k.o'd the guy after 10 seconds of round 1.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Happy Face on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:40:52 PM
Did he just thank his sparring partner "Matt Bianco"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXeMp6wE8d8

 :kasper:
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:41:41 PM
Is this guy going to fight someone worth while? I watched him 2 fights ago and kahn threw one punch and k.o'd the guy after 10 seconds of round 1.

Khan is still learning, he'll fight better boxers when he's ready.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:42:50 PM
Shades of Audley Harrison?
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:43:24 PM
Did he just thank his sparring partner "Matt Bianco"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXeMp6wE8d8

 :kasper:

It could have been him, I watched the clip for a couple of minutes and I wanted to punch him.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:44:23 PM
Shades of Audley Harrison?

I think Khan has more about him than Harrison.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:46:19 PM
Shades of Audley Harrison?

I think Khan has more about him than Harrison.

I meant more the continual fights easily won.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:51:50 PM
Shades of Audley Harrison?

I think Khan has more about him than Harrison.

Definitely, mainly the fact that he doesn't think he knows it all already, unlike Fraudly Harrison, whose only ability of championship standard is his ego.

Thought the ref jumped in maybe a tiny bit too soon tonight, probably would have had to have stepped in a couple of seconds later, anyway, but after watching the Jermain Taylor v Kelly Pavlik fight last weekend, who knows what could have happened?
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:01:45 PM
but after watching the Jermain Taylor v Kelly Pavlik fight last weekend

That was a good ruck but the best fight I have seen for while was Thaxton V Stewart which was on SKY last night it was two blokes going at each in a very brutal way.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:04:28 PM
but after watching the Jermain Taylor v Kelly Pavlik fight last weekend

That was a good ruck but the best fight I have seen for while was Thaxton V Stewart which was on SKY last night it was two blokes going at each in a very brutal way.

Might see if I can acquire that then. ;)
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:05:03 PM
THIEF! :razz:
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:10:10 PM
 :hiding:
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:11:17 PM
Can only find a 1.09gb version or the full DVD, not sure I can be arsed with that to be honest.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:13:59 PM
but after watching the Jermain Taylor v Kelly Pavlik fight last weekend

That was a good ruck but the best fight I have seen for while was Thaxton V Stewart which was on SKY last night it was two blokes going at each in a very brutal way.

Might see if I can acquire that then. ;)

It will be worth making the effort for.

I had a look on SKYSPORTS.com to see if there were any highlight clips on there but couldnt see any.  I did find out next week Friday Fight night is from Peterlee :yikes: :

C'wealth Super-Bantamweight title
Isaac Ward v Anyetei Laryea
Peterlee LC
Co Durham
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:14:22 PM
Check your PMs poypul.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:18:41 PM
Did anybody see Hearns/Leonard and Duran when they were fighting each other?  Some of those fights were brilliant.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:20:04 PM

I meant more the continual fights easily won.

I knew what you were getting at, it was the same with Frank Bruno when he first started boxing.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: midds on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:21:14 PM
Peterlee eh? Wouldn't surprise me if they just use the CCTV that's trained on The Gamecock at hoying out time tbh...
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:26:02 PM
Did anybody see Hearns/Leonard and Duran when they were fighting each other?  Some of those fights were brilliant.

Yeah, those were the days, not that I was old enough to see them first time around, but I've got the famous Hagler v Hearns 3-rounder on my pc which was total class.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:41:44 PM

Yeah, those were the days, not that I was old enough to see them first time around, but I've got the famous Hagler v Hearns 3-rounder on my pc which was total class.

Hagler ripped Minter apart to win the title, I don't think I've ever seen so much blood.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:48:13 PM

Yeah, those were the days, not that I was old enough to see them first time around, but I've got the famous Hagler v Hearns 3-rounder on my pc which was total class.

Hagler ripped Minter apart to win the title, I don't think I've ever seen so much blood.

Did you see that Matt Skelton v Danny Williams (?) fight where he had blood pumping out of a cut on his head?
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:51:09 PM
Did anybody see Hearns/Leonard and Duran when they were fighting each other?  Some of those fights were brilliant.

Yeah, those were the days, not that I was old enough to see them first time around, but I've got the famous Hagler v Hearns 3-rounder on my pc which was total class.

I've seen the Duran vs Leonard "No-Mas" fight.

Top drawer pisstaking. Disrepectful as owt, but quality skills.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:57:41 PM

Did you see that Matt Skelton v Danny Williams (?) fight where he had blood pumping out of a cut on his head?

I can't remember seeing that one.

I've just searched youtube and been reminded how tough Duran was.

Have a look at this but turn the music down if you're near any kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohS570Pz6nc
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:59:15 PM

I've seen the Duran vs Leonard "No-Mas" fight.

Top drawer pisstaking. Disrepectful as owt, but quality skills.

Was it this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPoWrWwwi8M
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:05:38 AM

I've seen the Duran vs Leonard "No-Mas" fight.

Top drawer pisstaking. Disrepectful as owt, but quality skills.

Was it this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPoWrWwwi8M

Yep.

That video misses half a dozen rounds of "action" tho. Basically SRL running away and throwing bolo punches for 20 minutes. Duran was absolutely fuming with him but he couldn't get near him to give him the beating he deserved :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:05:48 AM

Did you see that Matt Skelton v Danny Williams (?) fight where he had blood pumping out of a cut on his head?

I can't remember seeing that one.

I've just searched youtube and been reminded how tough Duran was.

Have a look at this but turn the music down if you're near any kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohS570Pz6nc


heh heh the last guy of the first lot of black and white clips blatantly took a dive!! :lol:
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:07:51 AM

Yep.

That video misses half a dozen rounds of "action" tho. Basically SRL running away and throwing bolo punches for 20 minutes. Duran was absolutely fuming with him but he couldn't get near him to give him the beating he deserved :tickedoff:

I remember that, I'm watching the first fight now.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:08:38 AM


heh heh the last guy of the first lot of black and white clips blatantly took a dive!! :lol:
bluelaugh.gif
I would have gone down long before he did.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:17:44 AM

Did you see that Matt Skelton v Danny Williams (?) fight where he had blood pumping out of a cut on his head?

I can't remember seeing that one.

I've just searched youtube and been reminded how tough Duran was.

Have a look at this but turn the music down if you're near any kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohS570Pz6nc

That's a quality compilation, speaking of the music though, does anyone know who the first tune is? Very DJ Shadowish.

What about Earl v Katsidis? That was one of the best fights I've seen recently.
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:29:28 AM

Did you see that Matt Skelton v Danny Williams (?) fight where he had blood pumping out of a cut on his head?

I can't remember seeing that one.

I've just searched youtube and been reminded how tough Duran was.

Have a look at this but turn the music down if you're near any kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohS570Pz6nc

That's a quality compilation, speaking of the music though, does anyone know who the first tune is? Very DJ Shadowish.

What about Earl v Katsidis? That was one of the best fights I've seen recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndo37LMzmU
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:32:59 AM
Watch this one, it's brutal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89O4Ikku_bY
Title: Re: Khan to win in round....
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:37:04 AM

Did you see that Matt Skelton v Danny Williams (?) fight where he had blood pumping out of a cut on his head?

I can't remember seeing that one.

I've just searched youtube and been reminded how tough Duran was.

Have a look at this but turn the music down if you're near any kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohS570Pz6nc

That's a quality compilation, speaking of the music though, does anyone know who the first tune is? Very DJ Shadowish.

What about Earl v Katsidis? That was one of the best fights I've seen recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndo37LMzmU

Cheers Keef.
Title: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Nobby on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:15:58 PM
He's looking good

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/513/12102007120704reuters20dh2.jpg)
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Skirge on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:16:41 PM
I hope he gets his fk head punched in, just another loud mouthed American!!

Lost all respect for him after the Lewis fight, he was well beaten for 12 rounds and he knew it!!
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Parky on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:18:03 PM
Will it be 'the real deal' tho?
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: midds on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:21:20 PM
He can't be skint already surely?  ???
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Kitman on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:39:50 PM
He plainly needs the money to get his bunions seen to.
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: madras on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:53:58 PM
too old,the pic clearly shows he's p*ssed himself
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Kimbo on Friday 12 October 2007, 12:58:05 PM
He can't be skint already surely?  ???

He's loaded, he's just mental, and a drugs cheat(just like RJJ). I hope he loses.
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: alex on Friday 12 October 2007, 01:01:56 PM
too old,the pic clearly shows he's p*ssed himself
:lol:
Jesus wept at this btw. How s**** is the heavyweight division?
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: midds on Friday 12 October 2007, 01:02:10 PM
He can't be skint already surely?  ???

He's loaded, he's just mental, and a drugs cheat(just like RJJ). I hope he loses.

Thought so. Firmly in the "I gat sumthin to proove to maself" category then?
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: madras on Friday 12 October 2007, 01:04:52 PM
He's looking good

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/513/12102007120704reuters20dh2.jpg)
b****** yanks trying to beat us at everything,even in the beer gut section (headless on pic-far right-highly impressive gut)
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Nobby on Friday 12 October 2007, 02:05:03 PM
He's looking good

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/513/12102007120704reuters20dh2.jpg)
b****** yanks trying to beat us at everything,even in the beer gut section (headless on pic-far right-highly impressive gut)

thats Mike Ashley
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: jimmy1982 on Friday 12 October 2007, 05:30:09 PM
He can't be skint already surely?  ???

He's loaded, he's just mental, and a drugs cheat(just like RJJ). I hope he loses.

yep, remember when he moved up from middle to heavy in about a week (exaggeration) and claimed he'd not been on the steroids! in fairness to him he was pretty handy when he first came on the scene.
this is just one more nail in the coffin for heavyweight boxing's credibility unfortunately. thank God there's still the odd good fighter like Pacman to keep some of the lighter divisions worth watching.
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 14 October 2007, 03:40:08 AM
lol... that's the only thing I can say to describe how I feel about such lunacy.
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Decky on Sunday 14 October 2007, 03:47:12 AM
He's looking good

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/513/12102007120704reuters20dh2.jpg)
b****** yanks trying to beat us at everything,even in the beer gut section (headless on pic-far right-highly impressive gut)

thats Mike Ashley

:lol:
Title: Re: Holyfield comeback
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Monday 15 October 2007, 02:45:27 PM
He's looking good

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/513/12102007120704reuters20dh2.jpg)
b****** yanks trying to beat us at everything,even in the beer gut section (headless on pic-far right-highly impressive gut)

thats Mike Ashley

:lol:


He's fighting the speccy dude behind him in the picture.  His recird is W 0 D 0 L 985. He's getting $100 for the fight. Holyfield getting $135 million. PPV
Title: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:30:58 PM
Bag of f***ing s****!!!

Described as "Live" and yet they just had a 3 minute advert break in tha Calzaghe fight!!!
Title: Re: Setanta Sports - lump them in with Ryanair!
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:31:49 PM
I didn't think it was on until the early hours?  :kasper:
Title: Re: Setanta Sports - lump them in with Ryanair!
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:31:57 PM
It's a replay of the Lacey fight though. ;)
Title: Re: Setanta Sports - lump them in with Ryanair!
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:39:41 PM
It's a replay of the Lacey fight though. ;)

Damn you trying to stop my wind-up!  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:48:55 PM
So who's watching? I'm anticipating a cracking fight tbh.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:50:51 PM
I think I just might.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 3 November 2007, 09:51:19 PM
I think I might just.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 3 November 2007, 10:19:43 PM
Gutted I cant watch this is I havent got Fuckin shitty setanta.  :rant:

Anyone know of any........ ahem............ places on the net to view it like???
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: madras on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:06:01 PM
is it gonna be a proper fight started with insults etc with some bint shouting "joe he's not worth it"
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:11:15 PM
is it gonna be a proper fight started with insults etc with some bint shouting "joe he's not worth it"

Well hey, the fight's saturday night - early hours of Sunday morning in the middle of Cardiff - it's bound to start that way.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: indi on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:25:53 PM
Well I'm off to my mates to watch it in HD (it is on sky isn't it?), so I'll see all the gory details for once.

Gonna be a great fight I reckon, apparently Kessler's hurt his hand in training, hasn't sparred for a week, so I'm going to go for Calzaghe in the eighth.

Slap that bitch down Joe!!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:27:19 PM
Well I'm off to my mates to watch it in HD (it is on sky isn't it?), so I'll see all the gory details for once.

Nope, Setanta
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: indi on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:28:41 PM
Well I'm off to my mates to watch it in HD (it is on sky isn't it?), so I'll see all the gory details for once.

Nope, Setanta

Crap, I was looking forward to the HD, never mind, it'll still be good.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: RodrigoPalacio on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:49:55 PM
Go Joe!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:56:21 PM
Here's the Maccaranelli fight
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: madras on Saturday 3 November 2007, 11:57:01 PM
Go Joe!
"he's worth it"
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: HyDrO on Sunday 4 November 2007, 12:01:17 AM
How's Maccarinelli doing? He's one of my favourites!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Sunday 4 November 2007, 12:09:38 AM
He's doing OK so far - having the best of it
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Sunday 4 November 2007, 12:12:10 AM
Maccarinelli wins by KO in the 4th
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 12:16:45 AM
Kicking off? He had a hissy fit?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Sunday 4 November 2007, 12:18:53 AM
He got him with a head shot from his left, and then caught him on the side, but it was the head shot that did the damage and he was going down anyway.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Baggio on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:21:53 AM
Just coming to the ring.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:26:50 AM
Quote from: Beeb
ROUND-BY-ROUND UPDATES

By Ben Dirs

Still not convinced that's a real name. :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:29:26 AM
Buffer. :D
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:31:45 AM
Why did they schedule this fight for Americans, and then barely advertise it?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:32:22 AM
I am listening on the radio. Bet its s*** lol.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:40:23 AM
Boring, ain't it?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:41:13 AM
It seems like it's one big punch away from being a great fight.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: madras on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:42:06 AM
and he's down
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:42:46 AM
Boxing on the radio is f***ing s***.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:42:56 AM
Calzaghe fighting with his hands damn near in his pockets, jesus.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:43:06 AM
Class round there from Joe.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:43:30 AM
Boxing on the radio is f****** s***.

I was wondering how that was. All the men capable of doing that well died of old age in the 1950's
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:44:06 AM
Boxing on the radio is f****** s***.

I was wondering how that was. All the men capable of doing that well died of old age in the 1950's

Can't tell what the f*** is going on :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:44:48 AM
:lol: I'll update you.

They're fighting.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:45:15 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: madras on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:46:44 AM
he's bit his ear off
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:49:07 AM
You wanna kick him
   in the bollocks!
            /
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/226/harryenfieldnf6.jpg)
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:54:46 AM
Did anyone see that chicken run across the ring then?  :frantic:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: madras on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:55:02 AM
right hand to the jaw and hes down
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 4 November 2007, 01:59:45 AM
Sounds tight what is going on?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:02:25 AM
Uh oh.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:07:15 AM
Kessler is getting more and more desperate, but Calzaghe can take everything he has to offer.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:20:09 AM
Wow that sucked on t'radio. gratz joe.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:21:02 AM
When is the Hatton fight?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Baggio on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:29:09 AM
When is the Hatton fight?

December 8th (I think)
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Dave on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:29:35 AM
Cheers, thought it was sooner.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:38:59 AM
That was a good fight. A few tight rounds here and there. Calzaghe took a few shots but he weathered them and threw the majority.

I enjoyed that.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 4 November 2007, 02:50:10 AM
Get in Joe!!!!! what a great fight!, a pretty convincing win! :frantic:

I amazingly stumbled across a free, live, crystal clear HBO stream so am delighted !!!!!!!

Calzaghe basically came at Kessler with a seeming unending barrage of quick punches which stifled Kesslers gameplan, but Kessler looked so powerfull and with Joes show boating style you always kept thinking that Joe could be dropped at any moment.

Judging by the response from the American commentators I reckon Calzaghe has just exploded in America.

One commentator said "Mikael Kessler should not be ashamed, he is fighting a great fight.......a terrific fight, the only problem, is that he is facing a supreme fighting machine........Joe Calzaghe"

They also said that he can now be truely considered in the top 3 pound for pound fighters in the world.

Also, fair play to Kessler, he seemed like he was a nice guy, admitting that he was hurt by Joe's punches, he also reminds me of Ivan Drago from Rocky!

All in all very impressive from both men but particularly Joe whom at 35, threw about twice as many punches as Kessler aged 28 and at the peak of his powers.

 :thup:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Mike on Sunday 4 November 2007, 03:18:18 AM
To be fair, Calzaghe blew up here after he destroyed Lacy. He just seems reluctant to fight over here, which apparently hurts his marketability.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 4 November 2007, 03:25:05 AM
To be fair, Calzaghe blew up here after he destroyed Lacy. He just seems reluctant to fight over here, which apparently hurts his marketability.

Maybe, but tonight was HUGE leap in the right direction on this regard, they were raving about him.

The US TV team seemed to accept the fact that he had every right to stay and fight in Cardiff when he is drawing 50,000+ rather than going to Vegas where his potential opponents cant even draw 10,000.

Having said this, his next fight is most certainly going to be in America with Calzaghe calling out Hopkins.

Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: indi on Sunday 4 November 2007, 04:34:28 AM
To be fair, Calzaghe blew up here after he destroyed Lacy. He just seems reluctant to fight over here, which apparently hurts his marketability.

Maybe, but tonight was HUGE leap in the right direction on this regard, they were raving about him.

The US TV team seemed to accept the fact that he had every right to stay and fight in Cardiff when he is drawing 50,000+ rather than going to Vegas where his potential opponents cant even draw 10,000.

Having said this, his next fight is most certainly going to be in America with Calzaghe calling out Hopkins.



Now, that'll be a fight!!

Tonight was pretty good, but I had the sneaking feeling that Kessler was going to deck him throughout, luckily for Joe it never happened. Like he said, Kessler is the future, when Calzaghe is gone, he'll rule this division for years.

Setanta is shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite by the way, wish we had HBO over here, its infinitely better. Did they have Manny Steward commentating? He's a total legend in my book.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 4 November 2007, 09:19:03 AM
I fell asleep seconds before it started :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 4 November 2007, 09:27:03 AM
I fell asleep seconds before it started :lol:

Me too. I woke up on the sofa at 5am.  :blush:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 28 November 2007, 11:31:28 PM
This will be good.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Wednesday 28 November 2007, 11:37:08 PM
Can't wait.

My mate's going to see Ian Brown at the MEN and then I'm going round to watch the fight on his flatmate's f***ing huge telly, it's gonna be class. :D

Wish I was going to see The Monkey beforehand though.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Sam on Thursday 29 November 2007, 12:17:47 AM
2am Sunday morning. Been planning for this for ages, but turns out I'm at a wedding at 11am Sunday morning

 :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Thursday 29 November 2007, 12:19:05 AM
2am Sunday morning. Been planning for this for ages, but turns out I'm at a wedding at 11am Sunday morning

 :-[ :-[ :-[

And?

There's plenty of time to get to the wedding after the fight, you can then sit at the back and catch up on some well deserved kip. :thup:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Thursday 29 November 2007, 12:32:56 AM
I read it starts at 3am actually, dunno though.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 29 November 2007, 01:42:30 AM
It's gonna be epic! :frantic:  Mayrunner will probably win a decision, but i do feel Ricky has a decent chance, especially as Floyd oesn't look focused at all. Watching him in the 24/7 series reminds me of the fly on the wall doc about Prince Naz before the Barrera fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 29 November 2007, 11:03:39 AM
Very much looking forward to this. Not especially confident, but would love the Hitman to win it.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Li3nZ on Thursday 29 November 2007, 11:03:59 AM
Naz knew he would never win that fight though.

Both fighters styles suit their opponent, should make for a good fight and plenty of shots landed. Hatton loves to go forward and Mayweather is at ease boxing on the back foot and run, if it's going to be a Hatton decision he will have to try and smother him from the first bell and overwhelm him with sheer numbers of punches, his fitness is key. If he hasn't got the legs to keep this up for the majority of the fight then I think Mayweather will take the decision.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Thursday 29 November 2007, 11:17:56 AM
Hatton will not get a decision in America against the best American boxer since Leonard and Whitaker. The only way Hatton will get a victory is with a KO. That's why I got my monies on Floyd.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 29 November 2007, 11:57:41 AM
Naz knew he would never win that fight though.

Both fighters styles suit their opponent, should make for a good fight and plenty of shots landed. Hatton loves to go forward and Mayweather is at ease boxing on the back foot and run, if it's going to be a Hatton decision he will have to try and smother him from the first bell and overwhelm him with sheer numbers of punches, his fitness is key. If he hasn't got the legs to keep this up for the majority of the fight then I think Mayweather will take the decision.
Naz thought he could beat anyone, he even took a swing at Chris Eubank in an airport once. I'm sure he thought he could beat Barrera. The problem was that he got to the stage where he was just fighting for money and was more interested in goings on outside of the ring, and as a result he neglected his training.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: SUPERTOON on Thursday 29 November 2007, 11:59:05 AM
I really hope Hatton destroys Mayweather
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: ross magoo on Friday 30 November 2007, 11:39:25 AM
I know sod all about boxing but I reckon Hatton will smash Mayweather's ribs to pieces  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Friday 30 November 2007, 11:44:59 AM
I know sod all about boxing

Really? Wasn't obvious
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nobby on Friday 30 November 2007, 11:45:54 AM
loved it when Hatton laughed at Mayweather and said "Fatty's gunna get ya!"  :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nobby on Friday 30 November 2007, 11:46:55 AM
anyon know any bars that are open/opening for the fight?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Friday 30 November 2007, 11:48:00 AM
anyon know any bars that are open/opening for the fight?

All I know is that the bars that are showing it in my area have all sold out of tickets already, were snatched up within 2 days apparantly.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: HyDrO on Friday 30 November 2007, 01:23:37 PM
Watch it be a f***ing draw! ;D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nobby on Friday 30 November 2007, 02:42:34 PM
anyon know any bars that are open/opening for the fight?

All I know is that the bars that are showing it in my area have all sold out of tickets already, were snatched up within 2 days apparantly.

black bull in Morpeth is opening for it
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nobby on Friday 30 November 2007, 03:30:50 PM
Sports Cafe in London is sold out  :weep:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Stu on Sunday 2 December 2007, 06:54:25 PM
anyon know any bars that are open/opening for the fight?

Sports Cafe by Central Station is selling tickets, £5 a pop....probably going to be full of students like ;-)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 2 December 2007, 07:40:42 PM
Hatton vs Mayweather.

Rocky vs Apollo Creed.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: toonarmy1810 on Sunday 2 December 2007, 09:22:14 PM
Just watched a re-run of the mayweather de la hoya fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HaBb01tJAo&feature=related

And i reckon hatton will win within 8 rounds , mayweather cant take a body punch and hates pressure fighters which is what ricky's good at!!!

Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 2 December 2007, 11:49:57 PM
Hatton in 4
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Monday 3 December 2007, 01:54:05 AM
Hatton in 4 a beating
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: RodrigoPalacio on Monday 3 December 2007, 01:54:42 AM
can't wait.  hatton for the win.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Monday 3 December 2007, 02:08:35 AM
Definately looking forward to this :D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Monday 3 December 2007, 02:13:57 AM
BTW question to anyone in Ireland, is it on at all on free TV? Theres a thing on Saturday night on RTE 2 listed as RTE Sport: Pro Box Live, but its on from 9pm to 11:30pm ???
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 3 December 2007, 03:31:23 AM
Hatton in 4 a beating

Lame, but still funny. :lol: 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Monday 3 December 2007, 03:50:02 AM
Hatton in 4 a beating

Lame, but still funny. :lol: 

I like Hatton as much as the next fella but the fact is he's fighting a far superior boxer at a weight (147) he's very uncomfortable at. Even at 140 Mayweather is a big favourite, but Floyd was clever and offered the big monies for Hatton to take the fight at 147 which he did.
Title: Hatton or Mayweather?
Post by: STM on Monday 3 December 2007, 12:59:28 PM
Just want to see peoples opinion of this one. I'm rooting for Ricky all the way but have a horrible feeling about this one.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 3 December 2007, 01:36:55 PM
i voted Mayweather. I dunno, I just think it maybe one step too far for the Fatton
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Shak on Monday 3 December 2007, 01:43:17 PM
BTW question to anyone in Ireland, is it on at all on free TV? Theres a thing on Saturday night on RTE 2 listed as RTE Sport: Pro Box Live, but its on from 9pm to 11:30pm ???

Doubt that's it, probably some sort of Bernard Dunne fight or some such missable fare.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Monday 3 December 2007, 01:47:03 PM
BTW question to anyone in Ireland, is it on at all on free TV? Theres a thing on Saturday night on RTE 2 listed as RTE Sport: Pro Box Live, but its on from 9pm to 11:30pm ???

Doubt that's it, probably some sort of Bernard Dunne fight or some such missable fare.

See i was thinking the TV guide i looked at hadnt updated and that a fight was scheduled for that night, wouldnt surprise me if its in the RTE Guide this week as on at 2am or something
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 3 December 2007, 03:53:27 PM
Hatton in 4 a beating

Lame, but still funny. :lol: 

I like Hatton as much as the next fella but the fact is he's fighting a far superior boxer at a weight (147) he's very uncomfortable at. Even at 140 Mayweather is a big favourite, but Floyd was clever and offered the big monies for Hatton to take the fight at 147 which he did.

Aye, I think Mayweather is going to lay a beating on him.  I was watching 24/7, an hour long program on the build up to this fight and Mayweather is training his nuts off. 

I don't understand how Hatton can fluctuate his weight before a fight?  He's lost something like 20lbs for this fight, while Mayweather stays at 147 year round.  That's gotta have some cause and effect on ones body. 

Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Monday 3 December 2007, 04:42:04 PM
Hatton's gonna spark him out  ; )
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Li3nZ on Monday 3 December 2007, 05:59:00 PM
Are there any MMA fights bigger than this in 2008 Bonk ? :)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Monday 3 December 2007, 06:27:45 PM
Hand injury to the yank?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 3 December 2007, 06:29:18 PM
Are there any MMA fights bigger than this in 2008 Bonk ? :)

Brock Lesnar will probably fight a big name by then.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 December 2007, 06:30:09 PM
Are there any MMA fights bigger than this in 2008 Bonk ? :)

Brock Lesnar will probably fight a big name by then.

Isn't he a wrestler?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Monday 3 December 2007, 06:33:56 PM
Are there any MMA fights bigger than this in 2008 Bonk ? :)

Brock Lesnar will probably fight a big name by then.

Isn't he a wrestler?

MMA is Mixed Martial Arts and Brock Lesnar does martial arts according to wikipedia.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 December 2007, 06:34:48 PM
Ah right. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Monday 3 December 2007, 06:36:11 PM
Ah right. :dontknow:

I didn't have a clue until I looked it up tbh.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 3 December 2007, 07:08:38 PM
Are there any MMA fights bigger than this in 2008 Bonk ? :)

I'll be honest and say no, but it's only because Mayweather is fighting and has the biggest ego/mouth in North America.  GSP Vs. Matt Hughes is big, well, for me it is.  ;)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 3 December 2007, 07:10:20 PM
Are there any MMA fights bigger than this in 2008 Bonk ? :)

Brock Lesnar will probably fight a big name by then.

Pales in comparison to Mayweather, sadly.  Couture Vs. Lesnar would have been massive, but UFC f***** that up. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 3 December 2007, 07:44:02 PM
(Lesnar was a wrestler. A big one. Who quit & failed @ NFL)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 3 December 2007, 08:49:02 PM
(Lesnar was a wrestler. A big one. Who quit & failed @ NFL)

(Yes, I know. He's also in MMA now. dan, why are we typing in brackets?) 

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=8334
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: fredbob on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 05:50:50 PM
I'm rooting for hatton but i think floyd will take this, think he's technically a better boxer. Goona be gut wrenching to see hatton possibly lose his unbeaten record but i think it will happen.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:26:01 PM
Is this on Sky Sports 1 or Box Office?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:26:27 PM
Is this on Sky Sports 1 or Box Office?

:(
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:28:14 PM
:D nice, ill be able to get it now :D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:29:28 PM
It's on Sky Box Office.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:31:57 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Minhosa on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:51:40 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.

The actual fight isn't on til 5am is it?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:52:40 PM
Hatton v Mayweather 24/7 part 3 in on Sky Sports 1 at 19:00.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:52:44 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.

The actual fight isn't on til 5am is it?

Scheduled for 3am.

I'm watching it at a mate's.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:53:52 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.

The actual fight isn't on til 5am is it?

Aye summit like that.

That is not a problem, for me (and 150 others) anyway  O0
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:54:49 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.

The actual fight isn't on til 5am is it?

Aye summit like that.

That is not a problem, for me (and 150 others) anyway  O0

What bar is it like? Your local?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:56:30 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.

The actual fight isn't on til 5am is it?

Aye summit like that.

That is not a problem, for me (and 150 others) anyway  O0

What bar is it like? Your local?

Its local, but not my local, thats all am privvy to say.  :laugh:  :razz:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 06:57:08 PM
There is 4 hours of build up on Sky Box Office :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nufc4Life on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 09:08:08 PM
There is 4 hours of build up on Sky Box Office :lol:

They'll be other matches leading up to it, theres always an undercard
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 10:20:22 PM
Lacy vs Manfredo should be interesting. Lacy will KO him early on IMO.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 11:01:07 PM
Lacy vs Manfredo should be interesting. Lacy will KO him early on IMO.

Walk in the park for Lacy. :nods:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: lankybellwipe on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 11:08:04 PM
Whats everyone doing for this?

I'm going out to a bar for it.

can't wait.

The actual fight isn't on til 5am is it?

Aye summit like that.

That is not a problem, for me (and 150 others) anyway  O0

Here's my prediction based on my own (tyson) experience Taylor (so you're prob best ignoring my quaff).  You (and the other 150) will be hammertime by 3am, and will end up leaving and going home, making sure to p*ss on a neighbours' car.  You will wake the next morning with a clowns face painted on you and remember bugger all about your intended quest,   O0
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: div-s- on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 11:16:01 PM
anyone know if ricky hattons brother is fighting before him again?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 11:18:28 PM
anyone know if ricky hattons brother is fighting before him again?

'The undercard for the December 8 Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton superfight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas is set. Former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy (22-1, 17 KOs) returns to the ring against former 'Contender' star Peter Manfredo Jr. (28-4, 13 KOs).

WBO junior featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (33-1, 30 KOs) defends his crown against Eduardo Escobedo (20-2, 14 KOs.

And rising lightweight star Wes Ferguson (17-2-1, 5 KOs), looks for payback in a rematch against Edner Cherry (22-5, 10 KOs). '
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: div-s- on Tuesday 4 December 2007, 11:19:11 PM
cheers dave :thup:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 5 December 2007, 02:55:29 PM
Heart desperately wants Hatton to win, head says its a win for Mayweather on points. >:(
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nobby on Wednesday 5 December 2007, 03:06:24 PM
Fight is at 3am. The Black Bull in Morpeth is opening for it

The Sports Cafe in London is sold out
The Famous 3 Kings in London is also opening for it



Dodgy points win for mayweather if it goes all the way, hope hatton knocks him out
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 December 2007, 06:57:44 PM
These 24/7 programmes are brilliant.

I'd just love for Hatton to win.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 5 December 2007, 10:57:35 PM
These 24/7 programmes are brilliant.

I'd just love for Hatton to win.

Agreed, on both.

The 24/7 programmes have totally got me in the mood for it.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 6 December 2007, 12:21:23 AM
It's on Sky Box Office.

Can you buy it if you'ore on Virgin media though? I really hope so, support line closed at the moment....

edit: If it's any help we've got the XL package, including Sky Sports. If you can't, does anyone know the cheapest way we could get it?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Thursday 6 December 2007, 01:00:15 AM
It's on Sky Box Office.

Can you buy it if you'ore on Virgin media though? I really hope so, support line closed at the moment....

edit: If it's any help we've got the XL package, including Sky Sports. If you can't, does anyone know the cheapest way we could get it?

Yes, through OnDemand.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Thursday 6 December 2007, 07:17:25 AM
These 24/7 programmes are brilliant.

I'd just love for Hatton to win.

The narration is brilliant.  :thup:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: colinmk on Thursday 6 December 2007, 11:30:12 AM
Can't wait for this fight now, hope Hatton knocks him out. Seems like such a genuine down to earth guy, rare for a boxer like that these days.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Thursday 6 December 2007, 01:20:45 PM
My nextdoor neighbor has gone over to watch it.

The rich c***.  :knuppel2:

f***ing tax dodger an all. And he's got a Porsche that leaks oil all over the drive. And we've still got no fences at the front of the house after the gales ealier in the year. But nooo, he's f***ing off to Vegas.  >:(

I'm not jealous or owt.

Mayweather is too good btw.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Legacy on Thursday 6 December 2007, 01:40:50 PM
My nextdoor neighbor has gone over to watch it.

The rich c***.  :knuppel2:

f****** tax dodger an all. And he's got a Porsche that leaks oil all over the drive. And we've still got no fences at the front of the house after the gales ealier in the year. But nooo, he's f****** off to Vegas.  >:(

I'm not jealous or owt.

Mayweather is too good btw.

However he is someone you'd love to whack the face off.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Thursday 6 December 2007, 08:15:59 PM
My nextdoor neighbor has gone over to watch it.

The rich c***.  :knuppel2:

f****** tax dodger an all. And he's got a Porsche that leaks oil all over the drive. And we've still got no fences at the front of the house after the gales ealier in the year. But nooo, he's f****** off to Vegas.  >:(

I'm not jealous or owt.

Mayweather is too good btw.

However he is someone you'd love to whack the face off.

I'd love to see you try :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Thursday 6 December 2007, 10:26:46 PM
depends on the ref. If he jumps in too quickly to break them up then Mayweather wins easily, just back footing most of the fight, jabbing hatton's head off. If the ref, lets them get on with it, I think Hatton will stop him late on. But If Hatton gets him with the same punch that won his last fight, it could be over early.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 6 December 2007, 11:10:36 PM
depends on the ref. If he jumps in too quickly to break them up then Mayweather wins easily, just back footing most of the fight, jabbing hatton's head off. If the ref, lets them get on with it, I think Hatton will stop him late on. But If Hatton gets him with the same punch that won his last fight, it could be over early.

Nobody has ever got close to doing that to Mayweather. After round 6 I reckon Hatton doesn't stand a chance.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Friday 7 December 2007, 12:30:27 AM
Just booked it :D Really looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Friday 7 December 2007, 12:42:48 AM
BTW not sure if i can do this because im not sure if the website has the rights to it, but you can watch 24/7 over here:

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh9HLm479ETZb3HISP

If i cant post it then sorry!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: SUPERTOON on Friday 7 December 2007, 11:48:36 AM
what time is the actual fight??
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Skirge on Friday 7 December 2007, 11:50:01 AM
3am GMT

But these things always run a bit late anyway.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: SUPERTOON on Friday 7 December 2007, 02:54:55 PM
3am GMT

But these things always run a bit late anyway.

cheers

come on Hatton
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Ally on Friday 7 December 2007, 03:02:00 PM
I bet the fight doesn't come on til about 4-5am, f*** that i'll watch it in the morning!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Friday 7 December 2007, 03:17:59 PM
The fight itself will be about 4am.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: K9 on Friday 7 December 2007, 03:28:21 PM
Does anyone have a proper time?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Friday 7 December 2007, 03:28:56 PM
There isn't a 'proper time'.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: K9 on Friday 7 December 2007, 03:30:16 PM
There isn't a 'proper time'.

Surely theres a fixed time the match will start?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Friday 7 December 2007, 03:39:26 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Skirge on Friday 7 December 2007, 05:08:47 PM
they always say 3am but then its never at that time, will be closer to 4 for sure..
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Friday 7 December 2007, 05:22:19 PM
4 am :( Guess ill have to switch around, sleep all day and stay up all night
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: SUPERTOON on Friday 7 December 2007, 08:09:10 PM
4 am :( Guess ill have to switch around, sleep all day and stay up all night


Aye thats what i am planning
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Belfast Boy on Friday 7 December 2007, 08:14:57 PM
4 am :( Guess ill have to switch around, sleep all day and stay up all night

Small matter of a 3pm game is there not?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Friday 7 December 2007, 08:17:54 PM
4 am :( Guess ill have to switch around, sleep all day and stay up all night

Small matter of a 3pm game is there not?


s*** :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: paddy on Friday 7 December 2007, 08:51:41 PM
good undercard before the fight so stop up, coverage starts at 11pm i think, also amir khan fighting Graham Earl, should be a good'un, got tickets for it at Bolton, so should get home 11ish for an all nighter
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Cajun on Friday 7 December 2007, 08:53:33 PM
Mate has knacked his knee so will probably be round his with a few cans to watch the fights. Suits me as I am supposed to be on an all dayer on Sunday so can't really afford (financial and health wise) 2 nights out on the p*ss!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Friday 7 December 2007, 09:23:13 PM
(http://host.qsoftdns.net/~hcrafts/defeated.jpg)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:00:56 PM
Weigh-in is on now live on SSN.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:06:53 PM
Khan's gonna have a job on to beat Earl, that'll be a good fight and all. :nods:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:47:29 PM
Mayweather is good at acting an annoying prat really and making his opponent want to really beat him up as opposed to just win the fight and this can make his opponent slightly lose their gameplan for the fight while Mayweather is good at staying emotionally detached during the fight and just doing what he is good at and fighting his fight regardless of who the opponent is.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nate on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:47:39 PM
...why are Sky apologising for swearing at 22:47?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:48:54 PM
Let's f***ing have him! Quality.
 
Come on Ricky.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mick on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:55:12 PM
The atmosphere was amazing, Hatton should get a massive lift if they do that tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:55:41 PM
Do I need the telephone line plugged in to order on Sky Box Office?

Will I get the fight in both rooms (multiroom)?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Friday 7 December 2007, 10:57:09 PM
Do I need the telephone line plugged in to order on Sky Box Office?

Will I get the fight in both rooms (multiroom)?

Nope you can call up the Box Office
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: colinmk on Friday 7 December 2007, 11:02:12 PM
Khan's gonna have a job on to beat Earl, that'll be a good fight and all. :nods:

Yep the last Graham Earl fight i saw was one of the best fights i have ever seen, he is a very tough character.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Friday 7 December 2007, 11:03:17 PM
Is Aspers showing this?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 01:36:28 AM
Khan's gonna have a job on to beat Earl, that'll be a good fight and all. :nods:

Yep the last Graham Earl fight i saw was one of the best fights i have ever seen, he is a very tough character.

Katsidis?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 02:09:21 AM
Khan's gonna have a job on to beat Earl, that'll be a good fight and all. :nods:

Yep the last Graham Earl fight i saw was one of the best fights i have ever seen, he is a very tough character.

Katsidis?

Just rewatched it and it was truly brutal, I've never seen the corner throw in the towel only for the ref to pick it up and chuck it out again!! He did take a bit of a battering in that fight, but he gave plenty back and Khan will have to be careful because if he gets a bit cocky he'll end up on his arse.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 8 December 2007, 01:00:01 PM
What time (GMT) is it due to start? I read originally it was planned for 2am, but now Sky have been estimating between 4 and 6am?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Stephen927 on Saturday 8 December 2007, 01:09:32 PM
Just watched the weigh-in on Youtube.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: TRC on Saturday 8 December 2007, 01:35:39 PM
Got a link tot he weigh in?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 8 December 2007, 01:53:55 PM
Khan's gonna have a job on to beat Earl, that'll be a good fight and all. :nods:

Yep the last Graham Earl fight i saw was one of the best fights i have ever seen, he is a very tough character.

Katsidis?

Just rewatched it and it was truly brutal, I've never seen the corner throw in the towel only for the ref to pick it up and chuck it out again!! He did take a bit of a battering in that fight, but he gave plenty back and Khan will have to be careful because if he gets a bit cocky he'll end up on his arse.

Yeah thats the one. Yep truly brutal is a good description!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 8 December 2007, 03:08:19 PM
Got a link tot he weigh in?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCjNlnrYyrI

There's no way I can watch it live, got a game 10 ko tommorow. :rant:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 8 December 2007, 03:25:17 PM
Quote
GEORGE FOREMAN has blasted Floyd Mayweather — branding him a 'nobody' and a 'chicken'.

The ex-world heavyweight champion hates the Pretty Boy's king of bling image and insists he is too scared to slug it out in big fights.

Foreman is backing Ricky Hatton to teach Mayweather a lesson by claiming his WBC welterweight title when they meet in Las Vegas during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The American legend said: "I love Hatton and I hope he really beats up Mayweather.

"I think Hatton has got great style and he's always a crowd pleaser, wherever he goes.

"But who is Mayweather? He's a nobody.

"When he was young he was a loveable little fella but something went wrong and changed inside him.

"Now he is always cursing and bad-mouthing other fighters. The guy deserves an Oscar for some of the stuff he says.

"There is no way I would consider him to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

"He is good but he made a fool of himself against Oscar De La Hoya.

"He was in the greatest fight of his career and he just ran and ran like a chicken.

"De La Hoya brought that fight to him all night but I didn't like his style and the way he approached the fight.

"I thought he was very lucky to win it on points."

Foreman famously lost his world heavyweight title to Muhammad Ali in the 'Rumble in the Jungle' in 1974 — a fight he now regrets taking.

And he hopes Hatton does not suffer the same fate as him in the biggest bout of his career.

Foreman said: "Hatton is a fighter I was interested in following for a very long time, but I really wish he hadn't decided to fight Mayweather.

"He doesn't need Mayweather. He doesn't need the risk of possibly losing his undefeated record and risking his future in the sport.

"It is just like when I decided to fight Ali. I just don't know why I chose to do it. I really shouldn't have done it.

"I took the fight to Ali round after round but then the next thing I knew, I was on the floor.

"Hatton doesn't need this fight to prove himself. Even worse, it is almost a fight he cannot win.

"Hatton could beat him up in every round but the judges will just see Mayweather's fancy shots and they'll give the decision to him.

"The world deserves to see the best fighters against each other and that's what they've got this weekend.

"It is going to be great and I can't wait to see what happens, but I just wish Hatton wouldn't have taken the fight."

Foreman is now just as famous for his Lean Mean Grillers as he is for boxing.

But despite promoting the virtues of healthy eating, he thinks Hatton's world-famous binges between bouts are not a problem.

Foreman added: "I don't have a problem with Hatton putting on a lot of weight after fights.

"It's something that works for him and he uses it to his advantage because he has set goals to work towards.

"It is almost an insurance that you are going to train hard to get ready for the fight.

"He has had to work like a dog to get to the right weight for this fight — and he's in great shape because of it."
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Saturday 8 December 2007, 03:27:57 PM
"I love Hatton and I hope he really beats up Mayweather."

:lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Saturday 8 December 2007, 03:43:37 PM
Will I get the fight in both rooms (multiroom)?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 8 December 2007, 03:47:32 PM
Don't think so mate.

When I've ordered before pretty sure that you have to order to a specific Sky Card.

This has just reminded me actually that I need to order it still.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Greg on Saturday 8 December 2007, 04:02:27 PM
Don't think so mate.

When I've ordered before pretty sure that you have to order to a specific Sky Card.

This has just reminded me actually that I need to order it still.

You're correct.

Just rang them up and had it moved so it's on the peasants TV downstairs.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 04:33:35 PM
Just put £20 on Khan => Lacy => Hatton, get £62 back if it comes off.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Saturday 8 December 2007, 04:36:20 PM
Just put £20 on Khan => Lacy => Hatton, get £62 back if it comes off.  :cheesy:

That's not much?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: McCormick on Saturday 8 December 2007, 04:37:18 PM
They made song :lol:
Typical bloody englishmen


"who are ya, who are ya" to mayweather :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 04:43:31 PM
Just put £20 on Khan => Lacy => Hatton, get £62 back if it comes off.  :cheesy:

That's not much?

Yeah, I know, the first two are big favourites though, I'm hopefully just buying money a bit of money to add to my stake on Hatton, which is the big risk in those 3.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:02:20 PM
I'm really geared up for this fight.

Mate is getting it, got 24 cans, some magic powder and a few games of poker organised. I

This is gonna be a fuking mont night!

Am p*ssed fromt he match, should be a classic night if i can stay awake!!!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:04:28 PM
Got 8 cans to last me through the night, think I might need more now  :undecided:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:08:09 PM
Have about 30 cans so ill not be running out :D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:08:53 PM
Think I might have to get some more. Don't want to get too smashed though. 1 can an hour is a bit poor.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:10:12 PM
Think I might have to get some more. Don't want to get too smashed though. 1 can an hour is a bit poor.

Too much aggrssion at testy for 1 can an hour mate.

Get a crate, you rknoes you want too!!!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:11:56 PM
Ill not be drinking come 4am, far too late when ill be starting soon, ill be f***ed and will fall asleep! :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:12:22 PM
Got an all dayer tomorrow though and I am awful with drink. Can't handle a hangover at all these days!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:12:26 PM
10 Stella for 6 quid at the carry out here.

That will see me through.  :celb:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:13:47 PM
Looking forward to this one!Is it repeated tomorow morning instead of waiting up till 4 to watch it?Im too buzzed after the match,I will be well f***ed in an hour ever mind 10 hours!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:15:11 PM
Ill not be drinking come 4am, far too late when ill be starting soon, ill be f***ed and will fall asleep! :lol:

So you gonna stop drinking? Man you'll feel worse, just carry one.

Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:18:03 PM
Got half a bottle of whisky I might take aswell for a few chasers. Still have some bottles of Stella in the fridge but can't be arsed with bottles :D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Saturday 8 December 2007, 06:45:23 PM
Just watched Hatton talking to the fans last night on Youtube, "lets f***ing have em" :D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 8 December 2007, 07:27:37 PM
Just watched Hatton talking to the fans last night on Youtube, "lets f****** have em" :D
yeah, watched it live on SSN.  They apologised for the swearing, then said "Oh, and we've lost the picture".

In 2 minds what to do - have a nap after MOTD until about 3, or just sit, try and stay awake for the 4 or so hours and totally waste tomorrow by sleeping.


A daft mate of mine has £20 down on Hatton to KO Mayweather in the 8th - dunno what odds he got like
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 8 December 2007, 08:22:47 PM
If I buy this with the intention of watching it at 9am what are the chances of me turning the PPV channel on at 8:55am and the f***ers showing the result from the actual live viewing?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 09:35:52 PM
If I buy this with the intention of watching it at 9am what are the chances of me turning the PPV channel on at 8:55am and the f***ers showing the result from the actual live viewing?

About 7/2 I reckon. :nods:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:09:09 PM
Just put £20 on Khan => Lacy => Hatton, get £62 back if it comes off.  :cheesy:
They are pretty s*** odds...

What times it starting anyway?!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:09:45 PM
Getting a bit nervous that I'm going to lose my money on the first fight. :o
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:10:34 PM
Just put £20 on Khan => Lacy => Hatton, get £62 back if it comes off.  :cheesy:
They are pretty s*** odds...

What times it starting anyway?!

Khan now. Lacy's on the undercard of Hatton and Hatton'll be on at 4-5am, I reckon.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Nate on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:13:52 PM
Pwned.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:14:01 PM
Getting a bit nervous that I'm going to lose my money on the first fight. :o

:lol:

Maybe not.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:16:26 PM
Getting a bit nervous that I'm going to lose my money on the first fight. :o

:lol:

Maybe not.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:36:00 PM
I had £1.50 on Khan...gettttinnn!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:36:44 PM
I had £1.50 on Khan...gettttinnn!

How many pennies did that earn you?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 8 December 2007, 10:37:52 PM
43p profit, straight down the corner shop in the morn!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Saturday 8 December 2007, 11:21:02 PM
Starting to get that pre fight anticipation going...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 8 December 2007, 11:22:36 PM
Im off to bed, back up in 4hrs...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 8 December 2007, 11:30:21 PM
anyone else noticed that c*** from The Bill at ringside?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Vieu on Saturday 8 December 2007, 11:43:32 PM
how much can you weight if you fight in welterweight? they dont look big
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 8 December 2007, 11:57:42 PM
147, roughly 10 1/2 stone
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:24:14 AM
My eyes are burning at the back of my head trying to stay awake!!!Hope its going to be worth it!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:27:48 AM
:lol: Same here, so tired...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:50:13 AM
Went to bed, got woken up by my mate ringing to say he's back from Ian Brown, promptly fell asleep again and got woken again by him calling, seriously contemplated going back to bed and sacking it off, but her I am with a cup of coffee trying to wake up so I can drive round there. I'm intending to leave my car and get a cab back, but I might just not drink and jump in the car straight after to get back to bed and not have to f*** about getting it back tomorrow. All this to watch a fight!! :lol:

Better be good.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:52:42 AM
Went to bed, got woken up by my mate ringing to say he's back from Ian Brown, promptly fell asleep again and got woken again by him calling, seriously contemplated going back to bed and sacking it off, but her I am with a cup of coffee trying to wake up so I can drive round there. I'm intending to leave my car and get a cab back, but I might just not drink and jump in the car straight after to get back to bed and not have to f*** about getting it back tomorrow. All this to watch a fight!! :lol:

Better be good.
Jesus ;D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:53:28 AM
Any ideas when its starting? still 4am?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:12:57 AM
Last 5 rounds of this one then Lacy Manfredo, then it's Showtime!! I mean, Let's get ready to Ruuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmbbble!! As the Buffer would/will say.  :rockyII:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:15:31 AM
Any ideas when its starting? still 4am?
Will be roughly around 4am!
Singing now already in the crowd........walking in a Hatton wonderland!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:17:13 AM
so this fight (junior lightweight?) then Lacy-Manfredo, then Hatton??

Just woke up, good to see the British boys in good voice in the crowd!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:18:53 AM
These american commentators are a tad annoying.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:28:32 AM
These american commentators are a tad annoying.

They sound as bored as i am.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:30:48 AM
I'm getting so tired, i'm going to crash halfway through the fight methinks.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:32:14 AM
Joey, your girlfriend's boobs look like a lass from work's.

Big innit.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:32:36 AM
PS - hope you're not offended!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:33:20 AM
lol.

None taken :)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:34:06 AM
Her boyfriend kept seeing me looking. :undecided:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:34:25 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:34:39 AM
Is that your lass Joey? Very nice mate, got any more to share?! :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:35:10 AM
lol, no harm in looking aslong as you don't touch :p
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:35:23 AM
Parky just won.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:35:31 AM
Yeah Karjala and no :p
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:35:36 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:36:50 AM
lol, no harm in looking aslong as you don't touch :p
Does licking the screen count?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:37:24 AM
lol, no harm in looking aslong as you don't touch :p
Does licking the screen count?

Spackface! :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:38:00 AM
Well seeing as most of the posters here are male, whatever floats your boat ;)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:38:56 AM
Is your lass from Durham? I think i recognise them puppies
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:39:51 AM
I almost didn't make it through that horrible s***.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:40:08 AM
Is your lass from Durham? I think i recognise them puppies

 :shifty:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:40:08 AM
Floyd's a right f***ing w*****, let's be fair here.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:40:43 AM
No, she's not.
She's from somewhere equally as exotic though.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:42:22 AM
I almost didn't make it through that horrible s***.

Yeah, crowd went almost silent watching that.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:42:53 AM
Tell me f***ing Buffer is going to be on.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:43:37 AM
Dunno who I want to lose in this one.

Hate them both.

 :rockyII:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:43:46 AM
Tell me f***ing Buffer is going to be on.

 :smug:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:43:48 AM
he's been on a few times, living legend.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:44:00 AM
I remember when Jeff Lacy was supposed to be next. Calzaghe whipped that ass though. Hope he can bounce back here.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:44:29 AM
hope this ends quick so we can get on with the real fight....
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:44:31 AM
Buffer is ace. This c*** is gay.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:45:00 AM
Tell me f****** Buffer is going to be on.

Buffer never met a spanish "r" he couldn't blow completely out of proportion.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:45:41 AM
hope this ends quick so we can get on with the real fight....

Gimme 3 rounds so my Chinese can get here.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:46:21 AM
hope this ends quick so we can get on with the real fight....

Gimme 3 rounds so my Chinese can get here.

God damn you normal-hours folk.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:46:53 AM
#One Ricky Hatton#

Crowd bored as f*** like. :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:47:12 AM
Singing jingle bells in the crowd! :laugh:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:48:19 AM
ive got a full english on the go...with pints.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:49:18 AM
hope this ends quick so we can get on with the real fight....

Gimme 3 rounds so my Chinese can get here.

God damn you normal-hours folk.

:lol: You say that now, but you're not waking up at 8am to watch Newcastle matches.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:49:56 AM
hope this ends quick so we can get on with the real fight....

Gimme 3 rounds so my Chinese can get here.

God damn you normal-hours folk.

:lol: You say that now, but you're not waking up at 8am to watch Newcastle matches.

Fair comment. But then that serves you right for choosing to follow this shower of s***. :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:50:32 AM
hope this ends quick so we can get on with the real fight....

Gimme 3 rounds so my Chinese can get here.

God damn you normal-hours folk.

:lol: You say that now, but you're not waking up at 8am to watch Newcastle matches.

Fair comment. But then that serves you right for choosing to follow this shower of s***. :lol:

My man, if I knew what I was walking into, you never would have heard of me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:50:37 AM
Finding it hard to take a boxer seriously when hes wearing a hula thingy:

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:SAzDDQgvgRwDMM:http://mardigraszone.com/store/images/JA5776-green-th.jpg)

Might be wearing it out of cultural pride or something similar, but it looks strange.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:51:38 AM
I've decided that my perfect ending for this fight would be for the fan man to fly down and slice up them both.  blueyes.gif
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:51:51 AM
up since half 8, fuckin delirious now
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:56:32 AM
I think my perfect ending would have Hatton baking mayweather into a nice meat pie, using the finest shortcrust pasty morrisons can offer.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:58:20 AM
All the fans are going to be asleep. I might be there too. :(

Porn methinks.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Joey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:59:04 AM
I've nearly finished my football manager season just waiting now.

Pleh
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:00:31 AM
Damn shame to get knocked down in a skirt.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:00:42 AM
PS - Melan.

I wouldn't say I'm a boxing fan, but I'll watch it if it's on and I'm in. I just want to watch this 'cos it's a massive, massive fight. And it involves someone I like a lot.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:03:20 AM
Hurry the f*** up, we should be watching it by now.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:04:27 AM
Suddenly realised I'm freezing. I blame that t*** off Contender. RUN TO THE TOYOTAS!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:04:54 AM
Light that fire near me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:04:56 AM
Suddenly realised I'm freezing. I blame that t*** off Contender. RUN TO THE TOYOTAS!

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:05:05 AM
PS - Melan.

I wouldn't say I'm a boxing fan, but I'll watch it if it's on and I'm in. I just want to watch this 'cos it's a massive, massive fight. And it involves someone I like a lot.

Can you read deleted posts or something? That one went like 10 seconds after I posted it, reckoned some people might get the wrong end of the proverbial stick.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:06:20 AM
I really hope they interview Floyd Mayweather Sr. before the fight. I still see his Predator haircut in my nightmares.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:07:35 AM
That woman in the blue jumper in Floyd's dressing room looking canny fit tbf.

"ROCK N ROLL STAR!"  :D :D :D :D   
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:07:38 AM
PS - Melan.

I wouldn't say I'm a boxing fan, but I'll watch it if it's on and I'm in. I just want to watch this 'cos it's a massive, massive fight. And it involves someone I like a lot.

Can you read deleted posts or something? That one went like 10 seconds after I posted it, reckoned some people might get the wrong end of the proverbial stick.

Damn right I can. :smug:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:10:34 AM
Now I'm in me 'jamas, dressing gown and slippers. BUT, I left my socks on. Sexy, baby.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: catmag on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:13:51 AM
Now I'm in me 'jamas, dressing gown and slippers. BUT, I left my socks on. Sexy, baby.

Oh dear me - that is not a good look Dave.

I've got 2 cats asleep on my legs so I'm boiling. You can borrow them if you like..
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:14:34 AM
Thank God for Dave providing the entertainment so far, as the undercard has been s****.  O0
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:15:08 AM
These fights have been mind numbingly boring. If they wanted pre fight entertainment, just get some fire juggling clowns and midgets riding high wheeled bicycles ffs.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:15:17 AM
Live Forever.  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:15:23 AM
Now I'm in me 'jamas, dressing gown and slippers. BUT, I left my socks on. Sexy, baby.

Oh dear me - that is not a good look Dave.

I've got 2 cats asleep on my legs so I'm boiling. You can borrow them if you like..

Second class post should do, going by these f***ers. :hmm:

Btw, off-topic: Cath's cat is ace. Getting him to attack my foot this morning, just moving it under the bed quilt. :lol: :smitten:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:18:39 AM
I'm worried about this fight. :undecided:

I really, REALLY want Hatton to win. It's like goodie versus baddie, Mayweather acts a right prick outside the ring, and I'd love to see him get knacked.

But even though I've never even seen him fight, being classed the best pound-for-pound fighter means a lot. Is he a class too far for Ricky?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:18:49 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:19:29 AM
I'm worried about this fight. :undecided:

I really, REALLY want Hatton to win. It's like goodie versus baddie, Mayweather acts a right prick outside the ring, and I'd love to see him get knacked.

But even though I've never even seen him fight, being classed the best pound-for-pound fighter means a lot. Is he a class too far for Ricky?

 ;D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: catmag on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:19:56 AM
Now I'm in me 'jamas, dressing gown and slippers. BUT, I left my socks on. Sexy, baby.

Oh dear me - that is not a good look Dave.

I've got 2 cats asleep on my legs so I'm boiling. You can borrow them if you like..

Second class post should do, going by these f***ers. :hmm:

Btw, off-topic: Cath's cat is ace. Getting him to attack my foot this morning, just moving it under the bed quilt. :lol: :smitten:

Class :D They're so easily amused. Mildred is obsessed by one of my make-up brushes at the moment and carries it round the house in her mouth. I have to search under things to find it when I need to put my face on.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:20:02 AM
Not long til the main event now, Hatton looks well up for it when they show him warming up in his dressing room. (just as well i suppose)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:20:12 AM
Beckhams here now,managed to get a ticket!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:20:17 AM
I'm worried about this fight. :undecided:

I really, REALLY want Hatton to win. It's like goodie versus baddie, Mayweather acts a right prick outside the ring, and I'd love to see him get knacked.

But even though I've never even seen him fight, being classed the best pound-for-pound fighter means a lot. Is he a class too far for Ricky?

 ;D

Whatever minger. :lol:

Everyone says he's a far better boxer than Hatton, is that not right?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:21:25 AM
Now I'm in me 'jamas, dressing gown and slippers. BUT, I left my socks on. Sexy, baby.

Oh dear me - that is not a good look Dave.

I've got 2 cats asleep on my legs so I'm boiling. You can borrow them if you like..

Second class post should do, going by these f***ers. :hmm:

Btw, off-topic: Cath's cat is ace. Getting him to attack my foot this morning, just moving it under the bed quilt. :lol: :smitten:

Class :D They're so easily amused. Mildred is obsessed by one of my make-up brushes at the moment and carries it round the house in her mouth. I have to search under things to find it when I need to put my face on.

When he's on the window sill too, just pushing the curtain makes him sp** out and attack it. :lol:

Love it. :D
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:22:25 AM
I'm worried about this fight. :undecided:

I really, REALLY want Hatton to win. It's like goodie versus baddie, Mayweather acts a right prick outside the ring, and I'd love to see him get knacked.

But even though I've never even seen him fight, being classed the best pound-for-pound fighter means a lot. Is he a class too far for Ricky?

 ;D

Whatever minger. :lol:

Everyone says he's a far better boxer than Hatton, is that not right?

In technical terms you could say so yes, but I wouldn't exactly say he's far better, or Ricky wouldn't be in the position he is now. Floyd will just be on the back foot all fight picking Hatton off and trying to score points I feel, much in the same way Ray Leonard did to Hagler all those years ago.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:24:16 AM
I'm worried about this fight. :undecided:

I really, REALLY want Hatton to win. It's like goodie versus baddie, Mayweather acts a right prick outside the ring, and I'd love to see him get knacked.

But even though I've never even seen him fight, being classed the best pound-for-pound fighter means a lot. Is he a class too far for Ricky?

 ;D

Whatever minger. :lol:

Everyone says he's a far better boxer than Hatton, is that not right?

In technical terms you could say so yes, but I wouldn't exactly say he's far better, or Ricky wouldn't be in the position he is now. Floyd will just be on the back foot all fight picking Hatton off and trying to score points I feel, much in the same way Ray Leonard did to Hagler all those years ago.

Aye, pretty much every pundit has said Hatton has to get close into him, make it a scrap.

I'm really hoping the Mayweather camp has underestimated him.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:25:33 AM
I think they're playing it like they have and that he isn't a threat. However they know how dangerous he is, not a chance they are underestimating him.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:26:14 AM
Lacy wins.

Nobody cares. Apart from indi.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:29:26 AM
OoooooOOOOOooo!

Swearing!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:32:23 AM
When Mayweather is up for it, he can destroy a person (thinking about the Gatti fight). Most of the time though, he showboats and avoids confrontation. The matchup is good because Hatton is the type of fighter that will force him to throw punches. Still, I think Mayweather has too much for Hatton, but you never know with this sport.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:34:08 AM
Hold me.  :-[
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:35:01 AM
Nervous now.........
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:35:13 AM
Even though I'd love to see Hatton knock him out, in a way I'd prefer to see him dominate and win on points. That way Mayweather might actually admit he was beaten. A knock-out will see Mayweather dismiss it as one lucky punch tbh.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:35:54 AM
I'd sex up Buffer like.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:37:06 AM
Who's hired Rafa Benitez to sing?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:38:05 AM
...Tom Jones? Seriously?  God damn.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:38:18 AM
Who's hired Rafa Benitez to sing?

:lol:

Bald Dudek ftw.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:38:24 AM
:lol: How surreal..
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:38:26 AM
hahaha!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: thomas on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:38:49 AM
ahahaha tom jones
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:38:57 AM
Thats a disgrace booing the national anthem in there country!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:39:09 AM
About ten mins for the US anthem now.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:39:38 AM
They're booing the anthem!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:39:44 AM
are there any yanks there? funny as f***, that s**** gettn well n truely booed
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:40:04 AM
Fans in 'booing others' national anthem' stunner!

:lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: thomas on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:40:30 AM
are there any yanks there? funny as f***, that s**** gettn well n truely booed
Because he's doing it off tempo/cadence/any normality with which most people are familiar, preventing any from, you know, singing along.  Tom Jones at least appeared to sing it at the normal speed with normal inflection.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:40:52 AM
Nice voice.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:41:10 AM
Well we American fans just lost that round.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:41:40 AM
kin hell that lad murdered the american national anthem
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:42:41 AM
As if it's only twenty to nine over there. :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:44:01 AM
Manchester City Soccer Club. :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: KentonMag on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:45:45 AM
C'mon hatton spank the gobbby yank...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:46:11 AM
Born in the USA. No s*** Sherlock.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:46:18 AM
Born in the USA, god damn. Where the f*** is Dolph Lundgren.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:47:06 AM
Born in the USA, god damn. Where the f*** is Dolph Lundgren.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:47:17 AM
LETTTTTTTTTTTT'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:48:31 AM
Three American Judges, American ref. Your boy better get the KO.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:48:39 AM
Born in the USA, god damn. Where the f*** is Dolph Lundgren.

(http://i.1asphost.com/RockyFan/apollopic.JPG)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:49:07 AM
Born in the USA, god damn. Where the f*** is Dolph Lundgren.
If he dies,He dies!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:49:47 AM
That ended badly for us. Can't come out to James anymore.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:50:01 AM
Pigbag.  :nope:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:52:21 AM
Hell of a jab!  :celb:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: KentonMag on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:53:25 AM
1st round to hatton...imo
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:53:57 AM
hatton landed a big one there, mayweather close to stumbling
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:54:39 AM
Floyd's so quick.  :undecided:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:55:22 AM
Floyd has that look in his eyes. He won't do s*** for the next seven rounds.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:56:56 AM
Ref can f*** off.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: ChezGiven on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:59:31 AM
Ref is being a tit.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:00:11 AM
Expect Paul Mosley to jump in and defend the ref in the morning.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:01:04 AM
Not sounding great on the radio. :undecided:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:01:42 AM
Cut. :(
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:01:50 AM
Hatton cut.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:04:39 AM
f***ing stream.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:04:52 AM
Floyd's round this.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:05:43 AM
Radio saying Mayweather had a cracker that round. Sounds like they have it 3-1.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: KentonMag on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:06:15 AM
C,mon matey keep it together....
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:07:33 AM
why are mayweathers gloves fuckin HUGE compared to hattons?!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:08:00 AM
bad round for hatton, mayweather looks comfortable now
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:08:28 AM
4-1?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:09:09 AM
Singing conspicously absent.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:09:15 AM
Sounds like Ricky needs a KO.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:09:58 AM
Radio gave that one to Hatton, 2-3.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:11:41 AM
Deduction by the ref. t***.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:12:12 AM
All the cleaner work is by Pretty Boy. If I hear anyone claim Hatton to be an exciting fighter after this I'll be p*ssed. Its been a holdfest as usual. I think I'm the only Englishman t want a Mayweather win. Boxing is the art of punching your opponent without getting hit, not putting your head in and taking a hit. Thats why I'm supporting the better boxer.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:12:54 AM
lol, point deduction. Jesus.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:13:05 AM
better, still not making much impact tho but at least he avoided getting hit
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:13:29 AM
All the cleaner work is by Pretty Boy. If I hear anyone claim Hatton to be an exciting fighter after this I'll be p*ssed. Its been a holdfest as usual. I think I'm the only Englishman t want a Mayweather win. Boxing is the art of punching your opponent without getting hit, not putting your head in and taking a hit. Thats why I'm supporting the better boxer.

Fair enough really.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:13:57 AM
No Floyd never hit him on the back of the head there as well did he?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:14:22 AM
Hatton looks out of ideas.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:16:37 AM
Hatton looks out of ideas.

He's just had a class idea. Punch him in the back of the head to rile him up and make him take some wild swings.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:16:39 AM
I swear Hatton just turned his back on Floyd, bent over, smacked his arse, pursed his lips and said "come get me, cowboy".
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:17:56 AM
Hatton looks out of ideas.

He's just had a class idea. Punch him in the back of the head to rile him up and make him take some wild swings.

Just as worthwhile as his apparent "jab with my head" plan.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:18:54 AM
So Mayweather's gonna win on points?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:19:41 AM
Hatton looks out of ideas.

He's just had a class idea. Punch him in the back of the head to rile him up and make him take some wild swings.

Just as worthwhile as his apparent "jab with my head" plan.

But that jab with head plan has worked for his entire career. Why change now? Oh wait, he's fighting someone good.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:19:59 AM
With three US judges he was going to win on points anyway.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:20:25 AM
So Mayweather's gonna win on points by stoppage?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:20:31 AM
Awesome from Floyd.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:20:42 AM
needs a knockout but mayweather is too clever and far too quick to get hit like that
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:21:10 AM
Floyd is f***ing tagging his body.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:21:31 AM
Hatton was nailed there.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:22:00 AM
So Mayweather's gonna win on points by stoppage?

Nah, Ricky isn't cut that badly. This will probably go to distance. Still, Floyd is more impressive thus far.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:22:39 AM
Brits silent again. Hatton catching hell.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:23:46 AM
Getting battered now. :(
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:23:51 AM
Best in the world. What a exhibition that round was.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:24:07 AM
ref has been fuckin bought like. Ive got Hatton ahead, but only just...

(dont know how far behind my stream is, 8 gone now)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:25:25 AM
Has no answer for that left straight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:25:43 AM
What a man in fairness!!!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:26:18 AM
Damn!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:26:25 AM
ref has been fuckin bought like. Ive got Hatton ahead, but only just...

(dont know how far behind my stream is, 8 gone now)

You've just watched round 8 and have Hatton ahead. Are you on crack? Even discounting the point deduction, Floyd is 2 ahead at least for me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:27:18 AM
God damn Hatton looks like Roeder.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:27:48 AM
Hatton down.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:28:16 AM
All over.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: ChezGiven on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:29:12 AM
Night night.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:29:24 AM
 :whatdidido: :'(
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:29:37 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:29:46 AM
Ass whipping. Plain and simple. Hatton hurt him f***ing once.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:29:47 AM
Mayweather = horse in a donkey race.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:30:11 AM
ref has been fuckin bought like. Ive got Hatton ahead, but only just...

(dont know how far behind my stream is, 8 gone now)

You've just watched round 8 and have Hatton ahead. Are you on crack? Even discounting the point deduction, Floyd is 2 ahead at least for me.
Go and f*** yourself.

Way to go Ricky, win or lose.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:30:39 AM
embarrasing
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:31:43 AM
embarrasing

Lets not beat around the bush. Utterly outclassed.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:31:45 AM
ref has been fuckin bought like. Ive got Hatton ahead, but only just...

(dont know how far behind my stream is, 8 gone now)

You've just watched round 8 and have Hatton ahead. Are you on crack? Even discounting the point deduction, Floyd is 2 ahead at least for me.
Go and f*** yourself.

Way to go Ricky, win or lose.

Its alright mate. You had him ahead. He can cling to that when he watches himself being outclassed and knocked out on tape tomorrow
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:31:51 AM
ref has been fuckin bought like. Ive got Hatton ahead, but only just...

(dont know how far behind my stream is, 8 gone now)

You've just watched round 8 and have Hatton ahead. Are you on crack? Even discounting the point deduction, Floyd is 2 ahead at least for me.
Go and f*** yourself.

Way to go Ricky, win or lose.

It's half past five in the f***ing morning, but...

Play nice kids.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:31:52 AM
If you're a boxing fan you will appreciate how good that was to watch from Mayweather.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:31:58 AM
embarrasing
Whats embarrasing about going 9 rounds with the worlds best fighter?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:32:48 AM
If you're a boxing fan you will appreciate how good that was to watch from Mayweather.

Outclassed Hatton like.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:32:49 AM
(http://www.maderatribune.com/content/img/f223856/SZ200_0824DonKing.jpg)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:33:47 AM
Bring back Frank Bruno!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:35:21 AM
Fair play to Mayweather complimenting Hatton, glad he's not being as much of a t*** as he was on that 24/7.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:35:35 AM
embarrasing
Whats embarrasing about going 9 rounds with the worlds best fighter?

the gulf in class. hatton only got that far cos mayweather played conservatively for the opening 7 and ground hatton down, when he started landing real punches, hatton went very quickly.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:35:38 AM
You see all the fuss about Floyd now Dave? ;)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:36:26 AM
(http://www.cinemacomrapadura.com.br/especiais/rocky_balboa/personagens/apolo-adversario.jpg)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:36:46 AM
check out the two ring birds tits bouncin up and down on the replays of the 2nd knock down...nice.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:36:52 AM
(http://www.nndb.com/people/880/000024808/carl-weathers-1-sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:36:53 AM
The thing that always kills me about Floyd is that after a fight, he doesn't even look like he's been in one.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:36:58 AM
I could see this coming to be fair, after like the first 3 rounds hattons punches started looking really tired and lazy to be honest and wern't having the impact of the first 3 rounds. I can't stand mayweather though.. his personality just grinds on me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:37:29 AM
You see all the fuss about Floyd now Dave? ;)

f*** off. :lol:

Problem with all boxing is the fights like this come around once in a blue moon. Who wants to see s*** like the Khan fight, over in 72 seconds? We need to see these big fights more often, where the best fight each other rather than nobodies.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:37:38 AM
(http://www.nndb.com/people/880/000024808/carl-weathers-1-sized.jpg)

Redemption. Rest, Apollo. Rest.

"There's no easy way out! There's no shortcut Hoooooome!"
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:38:49 AM
Get up you soon of a bitch, Mickey loves ya!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:38:56 AM
See that was the real Mayweather talking, not the front we all see.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: thomas on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:39:07 AM
The thing that always kills me about Floyd is that after a fight, he doesn't even look like he's been in one.
His conditioning must be insane.  Legacy is spot on about Hatton looking gassed after the third.  Floyd looks ready to go another 9. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:39:24 AM
I didn't hear no bell!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:39:59 AM
To be fair, Hatton failed because he was afriad. Afraid of losing Adrian. Plus, Mickey died too, the cameras didnt show it but its true.

But all is not lost. Hatton just needs some training with Apollo, butterfly strokes in the swimming pool and speed races on the beach, he needs to change his style from aggressive brawler to speedy jabber, then he can defeat Clubber Lang.

(http://i.1asphost.com/RockyFan/running.JPG)(http://)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:40:24 AM
Mayweathr is such an over the top f***er, constantly praises hatton too much, when u can clearly tell Ricky was well f***ed off.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:41:05 AM
Everyone's talking about Hatton losing steam and such. We should all appreciate the fact we've just witnessed a masterclass from an all time great.  blueyes.gif
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:41:34 AM
Mayweathr is such an over the top f***er, constantly praises hatton too much, when u can clearly tell Ricky was well f***ed off.

f***ing hell man.

He's a c*** for having a go before the fight, he's now a c*** for praising Ricky.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:41:40 AM
Now I get to see some naked women. Nice.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:42:22 AM
I can't believe there is no picture of that ridiculous hug on the beach from Rocky 3 anywhere online.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:43:58 AM
he's not a fighter, he's a wreckin machine!

f***, im gannin to bed b4 i end up stickin the Rocky IV dvd...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:43:58 AM
I don't really get into boxing but for some reason I was pretending to punch mayweather infront of my pc screen willing hatton on. Is it just me or does hatton not look like a boxer?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:44:43 AM
I can't believe there is no picture of that ridiculous hug on the beach from Rocky 3 anywhere online.

(http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/9967/gayhugly2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:45:47 AM
The secret behind Mayweather's inspiraton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hykyX-LwRwI
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:45:52 AM
God damn. That scene will never stop being uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Beren on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:46:37 AM
I can't believe there is no picture of that ridiculous hug on the beach from Rocky 3 anywhere online.

(http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/9967/gayhugly2.jpg)

I think he means the tricep shot.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Troll on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:46:39 AM
Boxing is the art of punching your opponent without getting hit, not putting your head in and taking a hit. Thats why I'm supporting the better boxer.

You might as well go all the way and support Arsenal rather than Newcastle because they play prettier football than us.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:46:50 AM
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2323/cleveandquagzy8.jpg)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:48:43 AM
The secret behind Mayweather's inspiraton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hykyX-LwRwI

Completely up for a fight now.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Greg on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:49:33 AM
Everyone's talking about Hatton losing steam and such. We should all appreciate the fact we've just witnessed a masterclass from an all time great.  blueyes.gif

This.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: ohmelads on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:50:16 AM
Referee had a 'mare to be honest, every time Hatton tried to fight on the inside he was straight in there breaking it up. With Mayweather's much longer reach, extra height and speed that was always going to favour him strongly. Obviously you don't want to fight a smaller boxer on the inside so the ref hasn't done him any favours there. Hatton found himself in no man's land towards the end.

No point denying though that the better boxer won. He was tactically beaten but I think going up a weight gave Hatton such a disadvantage. He's a not a welterweight, never will be, and it's a shame he's lost his unbeaten record fighting in a weight class that's not his own.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:51:28 AM
I can't believe there is no picture of that ridiculous hug on the beach from Rocky 3 anywhere online.

(http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/9967/gayhugly2.jpg)

I think he means the tricep shot.

If memory serves me correctly, didn't they wade in the water and splash around a bit too? That was...hm.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:52:04 AM
Referee had a 'mare to be honest, every time Hatton tried to fight on the inside he was straight in there breaking it up. With Mayweather's much longer reach, extra height and speed that was always going to favour him strongly. Obviously you don't want to fight a smaller boxer on the inside so the ref hasn't done him any favours there. Hatton found himself in no man's land towards the end.

No point denying though that the better boxer won. He was tactically beaten but I think going up a weight gave Hatton such a disadvantage. He's a not a welterweight, never will be, and it's a shame he's lost his unbeaten record fighting in a weight class that's not his own.

He got £10 million quid for it, thats all it means to boxers.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:52:06 AM
I can't believe there is no picture of that ridiculous hug on the beach from Rocky 3 anywhere online.

(http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/9967/gayhugly2.jpg)

I think he means the tricep shot.

If memory serves me correctly, didn't they wade in the water and splash around a bit too? That was...hm.

There was some major splashback like. ;)
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:52:06 AM
Quids in for me then! They don't call him Money Mayweather for nothing.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Greg on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:52:41 AM
For some reason I'm not tired yet I've been up all day and night. Bollocks.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:53:50 AM
I can't believe there is no picture of that ridiculous hug on the beach from Rocky 3 anywhere online.

(http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/9967/gayhugly2.jpg)

I think he means the tricep shot.

If memory serves me correctly, didn't they wade in the water and splash around a bit too? That was...hm.

There was some major splashback like. ;)

Just watched it on youtube. It's been 20 years and I still expect them to kiss.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: CPL on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:53:54 AM
Floyd was awesome simple as, Hatton was probably going through the emotions first 3 rounds but probably threw too many punches, after that it was hard to watch he must have took about 10 to his head, as someone said earlier Floyd could have boxed all night.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:54:22 AM
Billy Graham not happy there like, obviously didn't want the step up in the first place.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:59:39 AM
f***ing gutted

hatton had the first 2 rounds under his belt and i thought he could go on and take it, but mayweather really showed his class and just plain and simply out boxed him.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:00:57 AM
p*ssed off I didn't put more money on this. I actually didn't expect Hatton to get hurt so easily.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:04:12 AM
they was good fighters but they weren't killers

knocked into tomorrow
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: fredbob on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:06:51 AM
Really outclassed there, stepping up to 147 punds was just too much for ricky, really gutted. Mayweather thouroughly outboxed him there. Thought this would happen, he looks like he could go for another 12 rounds, you could see how ready he was for this fight between rounds, was relaxed and leaning forward , really casual. Just too good. Hats off to him!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: KaKa on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:21:00 AM
Wait ... so skill and technique won out over 'passion' and 'agression' again?

You don't say ...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:23:24 AM
I was watching the UFC, was it worth you lads staying up so late? 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:25:09 AM
I was watching the UFC, was it worth you lads staying up so late? 

I had a good nights craic myself like
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:27:30 AM
I was watching the UFC, was it worth you lads staying up so late? 

I had a good nights craic myself like

:thup:  It was 55$ to order, figured I'd get my fight fix with the UFC tonight for free.  Kinda funny seeing you chaps up at this hour. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:39:50 AM
I should have put my entire poker bankroll ($2.53)on Mayweather + any other cash I could scrape together. I got cold feet like a pussy because of loads of idiots going "Hatton's well hard, he's from Manchester!" More fool me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:46:04 AM
I should have put my entire poker bankroll ($2.53)on Mayweather + any other cash I could scrape together. I got cold feet like a pussy because of loads of idiots going "Hatton's well hard, he's from Manchester!" More fool me.

You let Money Mayweather down.  Never doubt the money, baby. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:48:27 AM
Best man won, £20 down the drain, should have bet with my head not my heart, nevermind. :(
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - Mayweather wins by TKO.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:50:27 AM
I should have put my entire poker bankroll ($2.53)on Mayweather + any other cash I could scrape together. I got cold feet like a pussy because of loads of idiots going "Hatton's well hard, he's from Manchester!" More fool me.

You let Money Mayweather down.  Never doubt the money, baby. 

$60 feels like a missed opportunity when you consider the amount of action I could have got, with my money going on a heavy favourite at evens; and these guys had never heard of Mayweather before.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:56:24 AM
Changed the thread title, just in case someone sees it who hasn't seen the fight yet.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 07:03:35 AM
tbh it was obvious from before the fight who would win
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 December 2007, 07:12:38 AM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_2956140,00.html

Cant wait for his next fight, God help who ever it is against :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 9 December 2007, 07:56:59 AM
I should have put my entire poker bankroll ($2.53)on Mayweather + any other cash I could scrape together. I got cold feet like a pussy because of loads of idiots going "Hatton's well hard, he's from Manchester!" More fool me.

You let Money Mayweather down.  Never doubt the money, baby. 

$60 feels like a missed opportunity when you consider the amount of action I could have got, with my money going on a heavy favourite at evens; and these guys had never heard of Mayweather before.

Haha....  are these proper brokers?  Why didn't you tip the rest of the forum off?  We could have made some decent coin. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 9 December 2007, 08:03:04 AM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_2956140,00.html

Cant wait for his next fight, God help who ever it is against :lol:

I don't understand how Hatton, who had to loose weight to make weight, fights in a smaller division?  He was making a few excuses in that clip, should have just admitted he was beaten by a better fighter. 
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Kev on Sunday 9 December 2007, 10:44:32 AM
he got tooled all over unfortunitly
was a good fight to watch
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 10:57:50 AM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 11:09:02 AM
Boxing is the art of punching your opponent without getting hit, not putting your head in and taking a hit. Thats why I'm supporting the better boxer.

You might as well go all the way and support Arsenal rather than Newcastle because they play prettier football than us.

Yeah I'm thinking exactly the same, maybe Captain Haircut should start supporting Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal because they are the 'better' team.

Captain Haircut, are you British?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Andy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 11:51:22 AM
I wanted Brazil to win the last world cup and not England.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 9 December 2007, 11:57:21 AM
Looks like Hatton got bummed in the face. Is he gonna retire?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 9 December 2007, 11:58:08 AM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

Curling?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: stozo on Sunday 9 December 2007, 12:04:54 PM
He needs to move back down to Light Welterweight. His forays into the Welterweight division have not been a success, he only JUST beat Collazo last time he moved up and he got the soundly beaten by Maywether the second time he stepped up.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 12:10:18 PM
Boxing is the art of punching your opponent without getting hit, not putting your head in and taking a hit. Thats why I'm supporting the better boxer.

You might as well go all the way and support Arsenal rather than Newcastle because they play prettier football than us.

Yeah I'm thinking exactly the same, maybe Captain Haircut should start supporting Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal because they are the 'better' team.

Captain Haircut, are you British?

Yeah, I'm British but I'm not a Manc thankfully. I support Newcastle as they're my club. Ricky Hatton is not my boxer just because he was born two hours down the road. I support England at Rugby and Cricket but not really football due to a multitude of reasons. One of which is the annoying media who go on as if we're the best in the world. The same went on with Hatton.

Another thing that annoyed me was the portrayal of Mayweater and Hatton. Mayweather was the bad guy as he was brash and cocky but Hatton talked as much s**** in the build up to this one. That annoyed me quite a lot as Mayweather has the tools to back it up while Hatton never has.

So anyway, I find it a bit strange that my nationality is coming into question just because I didn't support some Manc wide boy with limited talent. Joe Calzaghe and David Haye get my support as they have great talent. But I also support Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao as well. Nationality doesn't really bother me individual supports.

Shockingly, I never supported Henman either. Kick me out the country now!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 9 December 2007, 12:13:40 PM
(http://i13.tinypic.com/7y3bvuv.gif)



Night Night.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 12:58:34 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:07:26 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:09:19 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.

So what?

Ridiculous elitism.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:13:32 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.

So what?

Ridiculous elitism.

you dont find it slightly embarrassing when the whole country turns into hardcore, die hard england fans JUST for the world cups/euro's?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Sniffer on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:14:12 PM
No.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:14:31 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.

So what?

Ridiculous elitism.

you dont find it slightly embarrassing when the whole country turns into hardcore, die hard england fans JUST for the world cups/euro's?

Not really. They want us to do well, how embarrassing.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Andy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:16:21 PM
I find it embarrassing. Though mainly just because it conflicts with Dave's opinion.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:17:38 PM
Boring.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Andy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:18:36 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:19:31 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.

So what?

Ridiculous elitism.

you dont find it slightly embarrassing when the whole country turns into hardcore, die hard england fans JUST for the world cups/euro's?

Not really. They want us to do well, how embarrassing.

its just glory supporting. any sniff of england winning something and its all they can talk about. when they lose, and they usually do, its last weeks news. on to the next sport we might do well in.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:21:00 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.

So what?

Ridiculous elitism.

you dont find it slightly embarrassing when the whole country turns into hardcore, die hard england fans JUST for the world cups/euro's?

Not really. They want us to do well, how embarrassing.

its just glory supporting. any sniff of england winning something and its all they can talk about. when they lose, and they usually do, its last weeks news. on to the next sport we might do well in.

Aye, football, cricket, rugby and boxing are minority sports in this country.

Soopafantastic tbh.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:24:31 PM
time to jump off the bandwagon.

whats the next sporting event we may win at so the nation can become instant experts at it and lifelong fans?

This attitude perturbs me. So one is only allowed an interest in an event if they've followed it for a number of years? Bizarre.

Anyway, my cold now feels 10,000 time worse. Excellent work.

rugby world cup, england in the euro's/world cup, the ashes etc. all bandwagons that dont get mentioned by casuals except the week before the event.

So what?

Ridiculous elitism.

you dont find it slightly embarrassing when the whole country turns into hardcore, die hard england fans JUST for the world cups/euro's?

Not really. They want us to do well, how embarrassing.

its just glory supporting. any sniff of england winning something and its all they can talk about. when they lose, and they usually do, its last weeks news. on to the next sport we might do well in.

Aye, football, cricket, rugby and boxing are minority sports in this country.

Soopafantastic tbh.

football, yes. cricket, rugby, boxing - not nearly as popular as they are when the national team/an english boxer is in some sort of final.

football soopafan, yes. i was a boxing soopafan last night, however  :frantic:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Andy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:26:08 PM
I hate national-pride bandwagon jumping so much that I actually wanted Iraq to win the war.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Clay on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:26:54 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:28:29 PM
BTW how - pray tell - do people actually get interested in these sports in the first place without some event that gives them the bug?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:29:07 PM
I hate national-pride bandwagon jumping so much that I actually wanted Iraq to win the war.

They did.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:29:17 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:31:27 PM
Same thing applies to music, it makes me laugh when people absolutely love stuff when nobody else has ever heard it then suddenly don't like it when it becomes popular.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:33:03 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:33:39 PM
BTW how - pray tell - do people actually get interested in these sports in the first place without some event that gives them the bug?

parents passing down their chosen team/sport to their kids is very, very common. i went to a few local football matches when i was young and never looked back.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Andy on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:33:50 PM
I hate national-pride bandwagon jumping so much that I actually wanted Iraq to win the war.

They did.

Gulf war.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:34:22 PM
BTW how - pray tell - do people actually get interested in these sports in the first place without some event that gives them the bug?

parents passing down their chosen team/sport to their kids is very, very common. i went to a few local football matches when i was young and never looked back.

And that would be because you experienced something new and liked it, right?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:35:18 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?

you want me to name everyone who acts like this?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:37:15 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?

you want me to name everyone who acts like this?

You seem to suggest they are common. Who were you referring to specifically? Someone on telly?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:37:38 PM
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Night Night.

You know when that happened I thought Mayweather had grabbed his head and thrown him into the ring post. tbf I was well out of it at the time. :laugh:

He was well beaten tbh. Out of his depth...like pretty much every fighter who has ever got in the ring with Mayweather ever. :rocky:

Gave it a good go tho. He didnt get the almighty bumming that Arturo Gatti got as I feared but too much to ask for anyone to beat that guy. No shame in trying, rather he had a go than hid in the MEN fighting bums and looking after his 0.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:37:41 PM
BTW how - pray tell - do people actually get interested in these sports in the first place without some event that gives them the bug?

parents passing down their chosen team/sport to their kids is very, very common. i went to a few local football matches when i was young and never looked back.

And that would be because you experienced something new and liked it, right?

yes, but a local match. major tournaments never interested me.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:39:23 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

I get what you're saying here though. I get embarrassed on other people's behalf when they come out with a whole load of stuff about something and you think: "You don't actually have the first clue about what you're on about." don't get me wrong I don't have a problem with people making mistakes, it's more the faux "I know what I'm on about" attitude that some people have. It's one thing taking an interest in something, by reading, talking and learning about it, it's quite another to pretend to be somekind of expert from the word go by just repeating what you've read in the paper and passing it off as your own.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Quailman on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:39:55 PM
I don't follow boxing normally, but when a big fight comes along like this one, then sure i'm going to sit back and watch and support one of them. I myself am a huge Rugby and Soccer fan so I don't need a special event to watch it week in week out. But there is no shame in following a sport that you wouldn't ordinarily watch when a big tournament comes along! Support your country, support your heritage... isn't that what it's all about?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:40:11 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?

you want me to name everyone who acts like this?

You seem to suggest they are common. Who were you referring to specifically? Someone on telly?

didnt watch the fight or any coverage. im fairly confident that you know people who acted this way and are just being awkward for the sake of it.. read this thread, there's probably people in here.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:41:52 PM
I hate national-pride bandwagon jumping so much that I actually wanted Iraq to win the war.

They did.

Gulf war.

That was only round one, and as the Mafia supposedly never tire of saying: "Revenge is a dish best served cold".
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:42:40 PM
I don't follow boxing normally, but when a big fight comes along like this one, then sure i'm going to sit back and watch and support one of them. I myself am a huge Rugby and Soccer fan so I don't need a special event to watch it week in week out. But there is no shame in following a sport that you wouldn't ordinarily watch when a big tournament comes along! Support your country, support your heritage... isn't that what it's all about?

Not unless you've been watching it for years, apparently. Or if not, don't have an opinion on it, it's wrong.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:46:59 PM
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Night Night.

You know when that happened I thought Mayweather had grabbed his head and thrown him into the ring post. tbf I was well out of it at the time. :laugh:

He was well beaten tbh. Out of his depth...like pretty much every fighter who has ever got in the ring with Mayweather ever. :rocky:

Gave it a good go tho. He didnt get the almighty bumming that Arturo Gatti got as I feared but too much to ask for anyone to beat that guy. No shame in trying, rather he had a go than hid in the MEN fighting bums and looking after his 0.

Yeah me too, but it was actually a cracking punch, really classy boxing. I still think that headbutting the buckles (is that what they're called? I've been trying to remember since last night) took quite a lot out of Hatton, if he'd fallen in the centre of the ring he might have been able to last the round maybe.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:49:57 PM
Im not really into boxing but the moment I saw the size of both boxers,it was obvious to me that Mayweather would turn out victorious and I was proven right.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:50:18 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?

you want me to name everyone who acts like this?

You seem to suggest they are common. Who were you referring to specifically? Someone on telly?

didnt watch the fight or any coverage. im fairly confident that you know people who acted this way and are just being awkward for the sake of it.. read this thread, there's probably people in here.

If you don't mind me asking do you consider yourself as a boxing fan?

Because if you do, then it strikes me as strange that you haven't watched this fight or any of the build-up, etc. If you don't then I'm not sure how you could be in a position to tell if anyone was behaving in the way you suggest on this subject.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The Libertine on Sunday 9 December 2007, 01:54:37 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?

you want me to name everyone who acts like this?

You seem to suggest they are common. Who were you referring to specifically? Someone on telly?

didnt watch the fight or any coverage. im fairly confident that you know people who acted this way and are just being awkward for the sake of it.. read this thread, there's probably people in here.

If you don't mind me asking do you consider yourself as a boxing fan?

Because if you do, then it strikes me as strange that you haven't watched this fight or any of the build-up, etc. If you don't then I'm not sure how you could be in a position to tell if anyone was behaving in the way you suggest on this subject.

i just read books on boxing, oddly enough. i find watching it quite boring. the time didnt help either. but its not just boxing i have this gripe with, this was just the current bandwagon that was rolling by. if it had been the cricket or the rugby again, i would have said something similar.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:00:23 PM
Who gives a s***, there was a lot of hype surrounding last nights match so people were bound to take an interest, including none diehard boxing fans, including me, i'll probably not watch another fight until the next big one.

I should be ashamed.

taking an interest is fine, its the people who are now (or at least were last night) die hard boxing life longs who know the sport inside out that irritate me.

Like who?

you want me to name everyone who acts like this?

You seem to suggest they are common. Who were you referring to specifically? Someone on telly?

didnt watch the fight or any coverage. im fairly confident that you know people who acted this way and are just being awkward for the sake of it.. read this thread, there's probably people in here.

If you don't mind me asking do you consider yourself as a boxing fan?

Because if you do, then it strikes me as strange that you haven't watched this fight or any of the build-up, etc. If you don't then I'm not sure how you could be in a position to tell if anyone was behaving in the way you suggest on this subject.

i just read books on boxing, oddly enough. i find watching it quite boring. the time didnt help either. but its not just boxing i have this gripe with, this was just the current bandwagon that was rolling by. if it had been the cricket or the rugby again, i would have said something similar.

Bit unusual to read books on something you don't like, but fair enough.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Quailman on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:07:36 PM
I don't follow boxing normally, but when a big fight comes along like this one, then sure i'm going to sit back and watch and support one of them. I myself am a huge Rugby and Soccer fan so I don't need a special event to watch it week in week out. But there is no shame in following a sport that you wouldn't ordinarily watch when a big tournament comes along! Support your country, support your heritage... isn't that what it's all about?

Not unless you've been watching it for years, apparently. Or if not, don't have an opinion on it, it's wrong.

I find that ridiculous,  I mean, there are a lot of people out there who watch sport that they wouldn't ordinarily watch when a tournaments on. Sure they comment and often aren't right on the mark but I don't think you should be embarrassed by them. I myself often humour them because it works for both sides - they feel good that they made an input and you are laughing on the inside.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:11:45 PM
Pisses me off, Mayweather is a class fighter yes but I cannot see past that very poor ref, it seemed as though he was in on the Mayweather fight plan from the start, the ref smutherd Ricky's work until he wad tired and then let Floyd get going and unload,
Elbows
Forearms
turning his back
ducking below the waste line
punching the back of the head
Mayweather did all of this and got away without any punishment, the ref had a massive effect on the outcome of the fight its a fact no one can deny.
Your never going to win a fight when fighting two men at once.
All of Rickys work is done early on in a fight, ref made sure he could not do that.
Yes okay the  fact may still remain that Mayweather is probably a better fighter and may still have won but I would have still liked to see Ricky get a fair crack at him...
A FUCXKING DISGRACE TO BOXING!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:16:12 PM
Probably a better fighter Skirge? Probably? Put the crack pipe down hun.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:20:08 PM
Probably a better fighter Skirge? Probably? Put the crack pipe down hun.

Well okay he is a much better boxer but fk me he had more help from the ref than I have ever seen in any boxing match at any level, and I watch a lot of boxing ..
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:21:43 PM
Pisses me off, Mayweather is a class fighter yes but I cannot see past that very poor ref, it seemed as though he was in on the Mayweather fight plan from the start, the ref smutherd Ricky's work until he wad tired and then let Floyd get going and unload,
Elbows
Forearms
turning his back
ducking below the waste line
punching the back of the head
Mayweather did all of this and got away without any punishment, the ref had a massive effect on the outcome of the fight its a fact no one can deny.
Your never going to win a fight when fighting two men at once.
All of Rickys work is done early on in a fight, ref made sure he could not do that.
Yes okay the  fact may still remain that Mayweather is probably a better fighter and may still have won but I would have still liked to see Ricky get a fair crack at him...
A FUCXKING DISGRACE TO BOXING!!

Yeah, the ref was over fussy, but it's a bit of an over-exaggeration to say that he was a disgrace. Hatton's camp knew that there was a possibility that the ref might be like that, after all that had been said in the run-up to the fight, that's why Billy Graham specifically mentioned it to him in the dressing room. They should have had a Plan B for if that happened and even then Plan A wasn't working anyway, all through the fight I was wanting Hatton to take a step back and land some proper punches, but he never did. He needed to mix it up, that one dimensional approach was never going to beat Mayweather, they should have known that before the fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:24:26 PM
The ref stopped Hatton's game plan and helped Mayweather effect his.
I have never seen anything like it before, over fussy is an understatement
 it spoil the biggest fight in years, I am not saying Ricky would have won it
but I would have liked to seen a fair fight..
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:33:41 PM
The ref stopped Hatton's game plan and helped Mayweather effect his.
I have never seen anything like it before, over fussy is an understatement
 it spoil the biggest fight in years, I am not saying Ricky would have won it
but I would have liked to seen a fair fight..

He was bad, but you make it sound like he was deliberately on the side of Mayweather, which simply isn't true.

Hatton would never have won with those tactics, Mayweather knew exactly what he was going to do, he'd been saying it for weeks. Hatton's only real chance was to do things that Mayweather wasn't expecting and catch him off-guard, he didn't do that, he was predictable. The ref didn't help, but that wasn't even close to being the deciding factor, Hatton never hurt him in the entire fight, yet got hurt himself loads of times. I really wanted Ricky to win, I had money on him doing so, but it was pretty obvious, pretty quickly that it was never going to happen. I was amazed that HBO had the fight so close, you expect Sky to give an optomistic view oof things, but usually HBO are pretty much spot on, I'd like to have seen the actual judges cards, I bet Floyd was well ahead.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: colinmk on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:45:04 PM
Mayweather was class! Hatton seemed a bit one dimensional throughout and Mayweather tactically outclassed him. Really didnt want Mayweather to win but hats off to him, he is real class.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: McCormick on Sunday 9 December 2007, 02:51:52 PM
hatton is ugly
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: ohmelads on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:15:37 PM
The ref stopped Hatton's game plan and helped Mayweather effect his.
I have never seen anything like it before, over fussy is an understatement
 it spoil the biggest fight in years, I am not saying Ricky would have won it
but I would have liked to seen a fair fight..

He was bad, but you make it sound like he was deliberately on the side of Mayweather, which simply isn't true.

Hatton would never have won with those tactics, Mayweather knew exactly what he was going to do, he'd been saying it for weeks. Hatton's only real chance was to do things that Mayweather wasn't expecting and catch him off-guard, he didn't do that, he was predictable. The ref didn't help, but that wasn't even close to being the deciding factor, Hatton never hurt him in the entire fight, yet got hurt himself loads of times. I really wanted Ricky to win, I had money on him doing so, but it was pretty obvious, pretty quickly that it was never going to happen. I was amazed that HBO had the fight so close, you expect Sky to give an optomistic view oof things, but usually HBO are pretty much spot on, I'd like to have seen the actual judges cards, I bet Floyd was well ahead.

Well none of us can say that for sure, the referee certainly knew what he was doing. Boxing is an extremely corrupt sport and if you go to fight an American boxer in the states, with an American referee and American judges, you can't expect any favours to go your way. Hatton was gracious in defeat but did point the finger at the referee as it was obvious what was going on.

I think you're wrong about Hatton's style, he had the right gameplan but the referee wouldn't let him get Mayweather up against the ropes, where Hatton wanted to do some damage. Let's not forget De la Hoya at the age of 34 dominated Mayweather for much of the fight earlier this year and only lost to a very controversial points decision. He used similar tactics to Hatton and Mayweather struggled.

I think we might well have seen a very different fight with some more impartial refereeing because Hatton got Mayweather against the ropes an awful lot more than I thought he would, but the referee was always there to break it up. The ref wanted the fight in the middle of the ring where Mayweather is far more comfortable, where his movement, accuracy and reach would decide the fight. Hatton wanted to slug it out on the inside, push Mayweather into tighter corners and force the fight. Mayweather didn't want that at all.

But credit to Mayweather who is an excellent boxer and waited for his chance. He showed how good his defence is and his accuracy is amazing. I think he'd probably have won anyway, but we'd have seen a much better fight if the referee had allowed Hatton to slug it out.

Sadly for Hatton he isn't a welterweight, everyone knew that and the previous time he fought at that weight he struggled. They've admitted now it wasn't natural for him to be fighting at welterweight and it showed.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:20:50 PM
While the better man definitely won, I would agree with Skirge's comments about the ref, and especially after the point deduction i was beginning to think the ref is under instructions to help Mayweather, and of course the only way to beat the judges in a close fight is with a KO.

All irrelevant in the end, but Hatton made a cheeky comment about it all afterwards too.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 03:59:03 PM
The reason the ref was involved so much is because Hattons inside work was so lazy IMO. In the early rounds when Hattons work rate was high the ref did very little. Later on, Hatton held a lot and was doing very little in close which is why the ref broke the clinches. Thats how I saw it anyway,
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:21:02 PM
The ref stopped Hatton's game plan from the off, made sure Mayweather survived the early rounds by constantly pulling them apart, Ricky got frustrated and went for it instead of thinking the fight. That was brought about by poor refereeing, all Mayweather did in the early rounds was to adopt a messy scrappy style with plenty of illegal s*** that he got away with. I think he showed he was scared of what Ricky would do to him sealy on, a class fighter would have used his speed to avoid trouble and pick Ricky off but he did'nt do that, he used elbows and forearms and the tactic of ducking down straight away so the ref could separate them. No way Mayweather would have been so fresh in the later stages of the fight if the ref had let Ricky do his work.


The reason the ref was involved so much is because Hattons inside work was so lazy IMO. In the early rounds when Hattons work rate was high the ref did very little. Later on, Hatton held a lot and was doing very little in close which is why the ref broke the clinches. Thats how I saw it anyway,

The ref never give Ricky any time at all to do his work  on the inside, he was in between them within 5 seconds of the fight, did'nt give them a chance to exchange blows at all..

Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:22:24 PM
What was his gameplan, though? Looked like he was just grabbing his arm and bashing him in the back of the head.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: captainhaircut on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:40:34 PM
What was his gameplan, though? Looked like he was just grabbing his arm and bashing him in the back of the head.

Yeah, thats exactly my point. I would disagree that the ref didn't give Hatton time early on. When he was actually throwing shots rather than just holding the ref gave him all the time in the world. But all the ref stopped Hatton from doing in the later rounds was hold. SO the ref cost him nothing IMO. If the ref hadn't got involved Hatton would have held for the whole fight and lost on points.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:54:12 PM
Gutted.

Expected in a way, but i thought Hatton would of done better. The gulf in class was huge, poor Ricky.

I just wish he'd won, then there would be a decent point and reason why i feel so fuking ill.

Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: #9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 04:58:05 PM
After all hattons talk of Mayweather not realising how good he was, i think Hatton hadnt realised just how good Mayweather was.

Dissapointed for Hatton but the diffrence in fighters was huge IMO
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:11:06 PM
People need to take a reality check, absolute gulf in class.

Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Knightrider on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:19:52 PM
So is Hatton a national hero for getting his arse kicked? That's what I hate about sport in this country, only here can losers be winners.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:20:40 PM
Hatton might have a chance of winning the fight if he had an uzi
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: ohmelads on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:24:44 PM
When he was actually throwing shots rather than just holding the ref gave him all the time in the world.

...only in the middle of the ring, which is Mayweather's territory.

Anywhere near the ropes and the ref was straight in there from the first round. Hatton wasn't allowed to fight on his terms. That's why Hatton's trainer pleaded to the ref beforehand for a fair fight, because there was always the feeling Mayweather would be protected near the ropes where Hatton is most dangerous. De la Hoya should have beaten Mayweather and showed that if Mayweather has any weakness it is coping with an aggressive fighter in the early rounds. Hatton is one of the best in the business at fighting on the inside but Mayweather got all the protection early on which frustrated Hatton. I always felt Hatton would need an early knockout to win the fight and if he was allowed to go at Mayweather on the ropes as he wanted things could have got very interesting, as they did when De la Hoya controversially lost.

The one-sided refereeing ruined the fight as a spectacle IMO. Hatton knew he couldn't afford to be drawn into a tactical bout but he wasted all of his energy in those early rounds and because of over-zealous refereeing and good defence from Mayweather it counted for nothing.

Hatton had him on the ropes quite often in the early rounds and it could have made for a great fight if the referee had stood back because Hatton would have been fighting his kind of fight. I think the the frustration got to him in the end, he was tiring and ended up chasing the fight and that played straight into Mayweather's hands. I was hoping for a much better fight but the writing was on the wall from the first round when Joe Cortez kept stepping in. I'm disappointed not just for Hatton but for the fact we could have seen a much better fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:27:20 PM
Mayweather was clearly better than Hatton on the inside. Hatton is not a welterweight, or good enough to beat a boxer of Mayweather's calibre at his preferred weight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: ohmelads on Sunday 9 December 2007, 05:40:00 PM
Mayweather was clearly better than Hatton on the inside. Hatton is not a welterweight, or good enough to beat a boxer of Mayweather's calibre at his preferred weight.

He's not a welterweight, and you're probably right on that last point, but I don't think we saw a very good fight because the conditions totally suited a patient tactical fighter. I've seen Mayweather struggle in the early rounds before with aggression, he's a bit of a slow starter and although he's very good at defending, it's the one area where you can get at him. The referee played a massive part in this fight and although I think Mayweather probably would have won anyway as he was much more composed, it would have been a much closer fight if he had stood back when Hatton had him on the ropes. When Hatton started chasing the fight you knew that was it.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:28:36 PM
Mayweather was clearly better than Hatton on the inside. Hatton is not a welterweight, or good enough to beat a boxer of Mayweather's calibre at his preferred weight.

He's not a welterweight, and you're probably right on that last point, but I don't think we saw a very good fight because the conditions totally suited a patient tactical fighter. I've seen Mayweather struggle in the early rounds before with aggression, he's a bit of a slow starter and although he's very good at defending, it's the one area where you can get at him. The referee played a massive part in this fight and although I think Mayweather probably would have won anyway as he was much more composed, it would have been a much closer fight if he had stood back when Hatton had him on the ropes. When Hatton started chasing the fight you knew that was it.

I think this is true. Mayweather would always have more in his armory in the end but Hatton wasn't allowed to do it his way in the early rounds, after round 6 it was always going to be Mayweather to win.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: NE6 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 06:34:37 PM
The ref stopped Hatton's game plan from the off, made sure Mayweather survived the early rounds by constantly pulling them apart, Ricky got frustrated and went for it instead of thinking the fight. That was brought about by poor refereeing, all Mayweather did in the early rounds was to adopt a messy scrappy style with plenty of illegal s*** that he got away with. I think he showed he was scared of what Ricky would do to him sealy on, a class fighter would have used his speed to avoid trouble and pick Ricky off but he did'nt do that, he used elbows and forearms and the tactic of ducking down straight away so the ref could separate them. No way Mayweather would have been so fresh in the later stages of the fight if the ref had let Ricky do his work.


The reason the ref was involved so much is because Hattons inside work was so lazy IMO. In the early rounds when Hattons work rate was high the ref did very little. Later on, Hatton held a lot and was doing very little in close which is why the ref broke the clinches. Thats how I saw it anyway,

The ref never give Ricky any time at all to do his work  on the inside, he was in between them within 5 seconds of the fight, did'nt give them a chance to exchange blows at all..



Agreed but he was beaten fair and square in the end. Captain haircut has blatantly had his arse banged off a manc at some point in his life, and enjoyed immensely but hates himself for it.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: div-s- on Sunday 9 December 2007, 07:30:47 PM
a think alot of people are being harsh on hatton. its naw his weight  he was fighting in but he took the chance and had the balls to step up a level and give it a go, fair play he failed but he gave it a damn good shot imo
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 9 December 2007, 07:31:58 PM
All I wanted to see was a fair fight, yes the fact remains Mayweather would more than likely have won anyway but Ricky never got a fair shot at it and that was down to the ref!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: toonarmy1810 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 07:47:41 PM
Only true boxing fans know how much the ref spoiled the fight!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 December 2007, 08:02:30 PM
a think alot of people are being harsh on hatton. its naw his weight  he was fighting in but he took the chance and had the balls to step up a level and give it a go, fair play he failed but he gave it a damn good shot imo

took the chance, had the balls? They gave him the right money that was the main motivation behind it.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 9 December 2007, 11:03:52 PM
Itll be interesting to see if there are any videos made about the ref. If he was being the total t*** he is being made out to be, it should be pretty easy surely.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: ohmelads on Sunday 9 December 2007, 11:53:38 PM
Itll be interesting to see if there are any videos made about the ref. If he was being the total t*** he is being made out to be, it should be pretty easy surely.

I wasn't aware there was an industry of videos about fussy one-sided boxing referees! Can you point me to any others?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: tmonkey on Monday 10 December 2007, 12:01:59 AM
Itll be interesting to see if there are any videos made about the ref. If he was being the total t*** he is being made out to be, it should be pretty easy surely.

I wasn't aware there was an industry of videos about fussy one-sided boxing referees! Can you point me to any others?

Im talking about youtube videos made by angry fans who feel cheated - which usually means several repititions of the same slow motion shot from the same angle, Arial fonts in bold letters with a plain background, and bad music.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Karjala on Monday 10 December 2007, 10:17:18 AM
Barry McGuigan was critical of referee Joe Cortez for his propensity for breaking the fighters up throughout the contest, while deducting a point from Hatton.

"Joe Cortez was very biased, I thought," McGuigan told BBC Radio Five Live. "He broke them up every time. Every opportunity he got, he broke them up.

"Hatton fought tremendously bravely. I thought the whole thing, the point being deducted, being broken up - he (Cortez) never really allowed Ricky to fight his style of fight."
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: NE6 on Monday 10 December 2007, 10:26:47 AM
McGuigan has got it spot on
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Parky on Monday 10 December 2007, 10:36:26 AM
I hate national-pride bandwagon jumping so much that I actually wanted Iraq to win the war.

 mackems.gif




Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Parky on Monday 10 December 2007, 10:46:36 AM
Didn't see the fight but I'm guessing one fighter has a classy boxers name and can box and the other is a kind of name who beats people at darts in the pub. Only one winner really.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: alex on Monday 10 December 2007, 10:53:59 AM
Would have been more impressive if you'd wrote that before the fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Parky on Monday 10 December 2007, 10:55:53 AM
Would have been more impressive if you'd wrote that before the fight.

I could have done if I'd taken a passing interest in the thread dear.  :angel:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 10 December 2007, 06:59:10 PM
So is Hatton a national hero for getting his arse kicked? That's what I hate about sport in this country, only here can losers be winners.

:lol:

Writing with supposed authority about something you know nothing about? You'll get out of bed one morning and find out you're Rob W..................
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Kimbo on Monday 10 December 2007, 08:39:23 PM
I thought Ricky was a national hero for beating Kostya Tszyu. I suppose that's what you get for living in 2005, the good old days. :thup:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: ElDiablo on Monday 10 December 2007, 08:54:25 PM
6 out 103 got it correct. :iamatwat:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 10 December 2007, 09:32:52 PM
6 out 103 got it correct. :iamatwat:

Yeah that's funny.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: sicsfingeredmong on Tuesday 11 December 2007, 08:10:42 AM
Would've been a shame if Mayweather, who really is the complete package, had record tarnished at the hands of a glorified brawler in Hatton.

That accolade would be much easier to stomach if that honour had gone to someone more deserving - De La Hoya, or Cotto in the foreseeable future.

Mayweather's demolition job on Hatton was a great result.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: Karjala on Tuesday 11 December 2007, 09:13:52 AM
Did anyone see the post-fight conference? Hatton was funny as f***, and Mayweather played his part, singing with the British fans, its on YouTube.

Love to see Hopkins-Calzaghe next, looks like its on. Again, did you see the pre-match conference where all the Brits booed Hopkins on stage, before giving Joe the biggest welcome possible, Hopkins was obviously p*ssed off and started showboating before the Brits began singing "Who Are Ya" and prompted him to square up to Joe.

Calzaghe WILL knock him out.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: NE6 on Tuesday 11 December 2007, 06:22:54 PM
Would've been a shame if Mayweather, who really is the complete package, had record tarnished at the hands of a glorified brawler in Hatton.

That accolade would be much easier to stomach if that honour had gone to someone more deserving - De La Hoya, or Cotto in the foreseeable future.

Mayweather's demolition job on Hatton was a great result.


Sweaty black men obviously float your boat fly boy
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 21 December 2007, 11:36:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JGSKjvpfBY&feature=related

 ;D

Whoever made it deserves a medal.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: TRC on Friday 18 January 2008, 09:04:09 PM
Anyone know what channels it is on the Skelton and the Jones Jnr fights?
Title: Re: Boxing this weekend
Post by: indi on Friday 18 January 2008, 09:44:16 PM
Skelton's on Setanta, not sure about Jones v Trinidad.
Title: Re: Boxing this weekend
Post by: indi on Friday 18 January 2008, 09:50:46 PM
Skelton's on Setanta, not sure about Jones v Trinidad.

It's on Setanta and all:

http://www.setanta.com/en/Sport/News/Other-sports/2007/09/13/Boxing-coming-up-on-Setanta/
Title: Re: Boxing this weekend
Post by: TRC on Friday 18 January 2008, 10:05:19 PM
Sadly I don't have setanta, gutted the Haye - Enzo fight is on there.
Title: Re: Boxing this weekend
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 19 January 2008, 02:14:40 AM
Watch it on a stream, sopcast or summat. :thup:
Title: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 18 February 2008, 03:06:45 AM
Just legitmatly punched the Big Show 3 times in the face resulting in the 'Big Show' breaking his nose and being all bloodied up mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif




GREATEST THING TO HAPPEN IN WWE FOR A LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG TIME




p.s Mayweather then proceeded to run out the ring with his entourage mackems.gif mackems.gif
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Beren on Monday 18 February 2008, 03:19:09 AM
No waaaay!
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: RodrigoPalacio on Monday 18 February 2008, 03:32:25 AM
Is this at No Mercy?  Might have to try and watch this.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:42:39 AM
Just legitmatly punched the Big Show 3 times in the face resulting in the 'Big Show' breaking his nose and being all bloodied up mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif




NON GAYEST THING TO HAPPEN IN WWE FOR A LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG TIME




p.s Mayweather then proceeded to run out the ring with his entourage mackems.gif mackems.gif

See what I did there? ;)
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: danswan on Monday 18 February 2008, 08:44:47 AM
Legitmatly (sic) and WWE don't mix.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: shido on Monday 18 February 2008, 10:32:39 AM
Legitmatly (sic) and WWE don't mix.

;D ;D true that.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:11:37 PM
Must admit I thought it was a blood pack at first. Replay showed he caught him on the nose, though. Nice little left hook. It still looked a bit fake to me, though... the colour of the blood didn't look natural. It was BRIGHT red.

Doesn't really matter I suppose, Mayweather is still a tosser. After punching him and running off, he then tripped, fell over, Big Show caught him and had to slow down to wait for him to get up so he could run off properly. One crappy cameo appearance and he still manages to balls it up.

I'm still not even sure how he ties in with Rey Rey. They're two of the most pointless creatures in existence. Pointless angle.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:12:37 PM
kingdawson after I've spent all these years defending you, look at what you've done to me.  :angry:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:12:38 PM
Seen it on youtube setup, although i doubt the blood was faked, i think he popped his nose.

If it wasn't fake, Mayweather would be spending the next several years in jail, and most if not all of his career earning taken away from him by Vince and the WWE.

Does nobody think about these kind of implications?

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:15:22 PM
Seen it on youtube setup, although i doubt the blood was faked, i think he popped his nose.

If it wasn't fake, Mayweather would be spending the next several years in jail, and most if not all of his career earning taken away from him by Vince and the WWE.

Does nobody think about these kind of implications?

 :rolleyes:

Well I don't think anyone actually thought it wasn't a set up, did they?

The celeb run-in is a staple of WWE pay-per-views.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:17:41 PM
Seen it on youtube setup, although i doubt the blood was faked, i think he popped his nose.

If it wasn't fake, Mayweather would be spending the next several years in jail, and most if not all of his career earning taken away from him by Vince and the WWE.

Does nobody think about these kind of implications?

 :rolleyes:

Well I don't think anyone actually thought it wasn't a set up, did they?

The celeb run-in is a staple of WWE pay-per-views.

See original post.  :lol:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:17:58 PM
Seen it on youtube setup, although i doubt the blood was faked, i think he popped his nose.

If it wasn't fake, Mayweather would be spending the next several years in jail, and most if not all of his career earning taken away from him by Vince and the WWE.

Does nobody think about these kind of implications?

 :rolleyes:

Well I don't think anyone actually thought it wasn't a set up, did they?

The celeb run-in is a staple of WWE pay-per-views.

Kingdawson  :lol:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:29:29 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO People i knew the square up between the 2 was set-up but i doubt very much, Mayweather was supposed to break his nose with the left hook.


P.s it wasne Mayweather who tripped but a guy in his entourage :thup:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 18 February 2008, 01:30:29 PM
Also sets-up a mayweather vs Big show match for Wrsetlemania :frantic: :frantic:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Monday 18 February 2008, 03:56:12 PM
Although he was obviously holding back somebody should really have told Floyd how to do a wwe punch. :iamatwat:

(http://s82.photobucket.com/albums/j264/Kimbo_XVIII/th_floydhitbigshow.gif)
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:11:34 PM
Although he was obviously holding back somebody should really have told Floyd how to do a wwe punch. :iamatwat:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/dj_60_2000/floydhitbigshow.gif)

Its the last hit which he fuked up on, certainly connected on his nose, i reckon the blood is real, i doubt the break is though, no where near heard enough any of those punches to break his nose.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:21:38 PM
I believe the broken nose story, the nose is only a small bone and breaks quite easily. And the way he hit it side-on makes it look very possible.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Dokko on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:36:34 PM
I believe the broken nose story, the nose is only a small bone and breaks quite easily. And the way he hit it side-on makes it look very possible.

Not a bone is it, technically its cartilage, well that's what i was always told.

Simply don't believe its broken, if it was WWE would come out and say he's got a fractured skull!
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: TRC on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:36:41 PM
Just lost respect for Floyd, turning into a money grabbing c***.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:40:04 PM
Just lost respect for Floyd, turning into a money grabbing c***.

When wasn't he a money grabbing c***?
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: alex on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:40:49 PM
I believe the broken nose story, the nose is only a small bone and breaks quite easily. And the way he hit it side-on makes it look very possible.

Not a bone is it, technically its cartilage, well that's what i was always told.

Simply don't believe its broken, if it was WWE would come out and say he's got a fractured skull!
The bit in your nose that is made of bone is bone though. :lol:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Rocker on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:47:10 PM
Also sets-up a mayweather vs Big show match for Wrsetlemania :frantic: :frantic:

For f***s sake man, get a grip  :lol:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:51:22 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO People i knew the square up between the 2 was set-up but i doubt very much, Mayweather was supposed to break his nose with the left hook.


P.s it wasne Mayweather who tripped but a guy in his entourage :thup:

Yeah alright, he's still a nob. All that bouncing around like a tit. He's like a cartoon character.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: NE6 on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:56:32 PM
Wouldn't get sick of punching mayweather.............thats if I could catch him like
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Tooj on Monday 18 February 2008, 04:57:11 PM
He looks about as tall as you there like Wacky lad!
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: tmonkey on Monday 18 February 2008, 05:54:42 PM
Holy moly, I cant believe he did that. The cheek. I think im going to write an angry letter to the WII.
Title: Mayweather v The Big Show
Post by: davy_fulla on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 03:15:28 PM
Just caught the tail end of Mayweather and Big Show having a head to head in the ring.  Obviously I know it's staged but does anyone know if this is actually going to take place?

Even if it does take place the result will already be decided but who do you reckon would win in a no holds barred cage match?  Bearing in mind that Biggy is 7'2" and 400lbs.  Would love to see Mayweather get smashed to bits!
Title: Re: Mayweather v The Big Show
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 03:16:27 PM
http://www.newcastle-online.com/nufcforum/index.php?topic=50176.0
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: davy_fulla on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 03:21:39 PM
Cheers 2j. Must pay more attention in future  :doh:
Title: Re: Mayweather v The Big Show
Post by: LucaAltieri on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 03:29:27 PM
Just caught the tail end of Mayweather and Big Show having a head to head in the ring.  Obviously I know it's staged but does anyone know if this is actually going to take place?

Even if it does take place the result will already be decided but who do you reckon would win in a no holds barred cage match?  Bearing in mind that Biggy is 7'2" and 400lbs.  Would love to see Mayweather get smashed to bits!

Well a mate of mine reckons that Big Show was training to go into boxing, anyway. He's quite knowledgable on the subject so I'm willing to believe him. With that in mind they may well end up doing another Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean type thing. I'm just guessing, mind.

They will do some sort of match. That's all but been confirmed. No idea whether it'll be a shoot or a work, though. My guess is that as Mayweather is athletic enough so it'll be a work.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: clarkyshan on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 05:05:09 PM
none of those punches actually hit his nose. glad im 25. in sayin that mature people normally like the performing arts.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 05:18:01 PM
It was meant to happen but to break his nose.
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Kimbo on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 05:43:10 PM
none of those punches actually hit his nose. glad im 25. in sayin that mature people normally like the performing arts.

Apart from the last one. ???

(http://s82.photobucket.com/albums/j264/Kimbo_XVIII/th_floydhitbigshow.gif)
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 05:50:14 PM
Seemed like Big Show took it seriously though, you noticed him running after him and literally throwing the staff in the crowd out of his way :lol:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: kingdawson on Thursday 21 February 2008, 01:21:09 AM
Just caught the tail end of Mayweather and Big Show having a head to head in the ring.  Obviously I know it's staged but does anyone know if this is actually going to take place?

Even if it does take place the result will already be decided but who do you reckon would win in a no holds barred cage match?  Bearing in mind that Biggy is 7'2" and 400lbs.  Would love to see Mayweather get smashed to bits!

Well a mate of mine reckons that Big Show was training to go into boxing, anyway. He's quite knowledgable on the subject so I'm willing to believe him. With that in mind they may well end up doing another Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean type thing. I'm just guessing, mind.

They will do some sort of match. That's all but been confirmed. No idea whether it'll be a shoot or a work, though. My guess is that as Mayweather is athletic enough so it'll be a work.

Your mate is spot on :thup:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: Rocker on Thursday 21 February 2008, 01:25:38 AM
I'm not ashamed to admit it, I watched wrestling from the age of about 7, till I was about 18/19, for some reason.


What a load of s****.  :lol:
Title: Re: Floyd Mayweather
Post by: LucaAltieri on Thursday 21 February 2008, 02:16:33 AM
I'm not ashamed to admit it, I watched wrestling from the age of about 7, till I was about 18/19, for some reason.


What a load of s****.  :lol:

I've been watching it on and off since roughly the same age (recently on again). Obviously the particular things about it you find entertaining change over time. Currently we all meet up once a month to see the pay-per-view shows and spend 3 hours drinking and bitching about how s*** wrestling is compared to when we were kids.

The shiteness is all part of the appeal at the moment. At different points we've gone through the stages of appreciating the skill involved, the history, the backstage soap opera that you don't see on TV and the politics of "the business" (it's always called "the business" or "the industry" for some reason. You're not allowed to just call it "wrestling").

For some reason people tend to get hung up on the fact it's "not real" therefore it's not worth watching... and every time they spout this crap they expect it to be some Earth-shattering revelation.  :rolleyes:

Last time I checked nobody was avoiding Lord of the Rings because it's "not real" or the elves and wizzards aren't believable enough.

If someone doesn't like it; fine.... but it's only an opinion. Don't try to give me a rational reason why I shouldn't or decry it as any worse than the s*** you do watch. There are far more layers when you peel back the juvenile exterior of it. If you can't be f***ed to look for them then I'm not particularly interested in hearing your opinion.

This isn't directed at PB in particular. It's just a little frustrating everytime one of these threads gets hijacked by the "ZOMG WRESTLING IS SO GAY!!11" brigade.
Title: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: TRC on Saturday 12 April 2008, 10:38:00 PM
Antonio Taver (Played Mason Dixon in Rocky Balboa) vs Clinton Woods for the light heavyweight title. Chad Dawson vs Glenn Johnson also at light heavy, then two welterweight fights Cotto v Gomez and Margarito v Cintron. Some pretty good fights and non of them are easy picks like normal in boxing, just wondering if anyone else is going to be watching and what fights? I think its only the light heavy that is shown in the UK on Setanta at stupid oclock.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 12 April 2008, 11:02:19 PM
Aye good fights shame I havent got setanta tho  :doh:

Also, Cant wait for Calzaghes fight next week................come on Joe knock that tosspot Hopkins the f*** out!  :rockyII:
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: TRC on Saturday 12 April 2008, 11:12:54 PM
Cotto is on Sky Sports 3 tomorrow, which is the main one I wanted to see, and I don't have SS3.

Any bars in town showing Calzaghe v Hopkins? I know Aspers will be
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: TRC on Saturday 12 April 2008, 11:37:14 PM
Setanta 2 now for the build up, for Tarver Woods, Tarver is more arrogant than Mayweather.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Mike on Saturday 12 April 2008, 11:50:09 PM
Cotto fight should be a good one.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 13 April 2008, 02:21:29 AM
Cotto/Gomez for me.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Mike on Sunday 13 April 2008, 03:26:18 AM
Fight on now has that bloodbath feel to it. Won't go 12.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Mike on Sunday 13 April 2008, 04:19:16 AM
This is like watching surgery.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 13 April 2008, 06:50:02 AM
Cotto - Mayweather will be fantastic IF it happens
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: TRC on Sunday 13 April 2008, 10:58:51 PM
Tarver was pretty solid like, not sure why there were boo's from the Americans like.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Dave on Sunday 13 April 2008, 11:00:47 PM
Tarver was pretty solid like, not sure why there were boo's from the Americans like.

Not seen Woods fight before, but he disappointed me. Never got to grips with the slippery Tarver. Pretty boring fight like.
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: TRC on Sunday 13 April 2008, 11:19:46 PM
Dunno I thought it was a decent fight, just because of the technical ability from Tarver, not many big punches like. No idea how one the judges scored it 116-112 like...

Big fight next week though
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Dave on Sunday 13 April 2008, 11:20:45 PM
Aye, can't wait for that. I'll probably miss it though. :(

What time does it start?
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: TRC on Sunday 13 April 2008, 11:45:02 PM
I'm guessing about 4.30 or 5, Audley Harrison is on the undercard apparently haha!
Title: Re: Boxing tonight - 4 good fights
Post by: Ronaldo on Monday 14 April 2008, 05:28:04 PM
I'm guessing about 4.30 or 5, Audley Harrison is on the undercard apparently haha!

big Audley, weakest chin in boxing
Title: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: pedro111 on Tuesday 15 April 2008, 05:09:48 PM
Such a big fight I thought it deserved its own thread.

Who will win??  :rocky:, get voting!

(http://www.markoelgart.com/MarKO%20Boxing/bernard_hopkins.jpg) (http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00370/joe_calzaghe_280x39_370196a.jpg)

Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins  VERSUS Joe "The Italian Dragon" Calzaghe

Age: 43                                                                      Age:36
Total fights 54                                                           Total fights 44
Wins 48                                                                     Wins 44
Wins by KO 32                                                           Wins by KO 32
Losses 4                                                                    Losses 0
Draws 1                                                                     Draws 0
No contests 1                                                            No contests 0


Come on Joe make him eat his racist words and knock him the f*** out!, do Britain proud!!   :rockyII:

Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight is this weekend...........
Post by: fredbob on Tuesday 15 April 2008, 05:29:52 PM
Calzaghe for me, technically a much better boxer.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight is this weekend...........
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 15 April 2008, 05:32:34 PM
when?
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight is this weekend...........
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 15 April 2008, 05:40:11 PM
Gonna be Calzaghe :thup:
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight is this weekend...........
Post by: farfrompuken on Tuesday 15 April 2008, 05:55:47 PM
Hope Calzaghe wins!

Anyone know when it's likely to start/finish? Might have to go right through to the derby!
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight is this weekend...........
Post by: pedro111 on Tuesday 15 April 2008, 06:02:07 PM
I should add that its on Setanta in the UK  this Saturday night 19th of April not sure about the states probably be HBO.

Personally, this fight couldnt have come at a worse time for me as a) Its not gonna start till probably 4 in the morning and Ive got to be up early for the big match and b) I dont have Setanta!

 :tickedoff:

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Post by: pedro111 on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:30:02 AM
Just found this brilliant preview programme on Youtube called "countdown to Hopkins vs Calzaghe"

3 parts, each about 9mins long a must see!  :clap2:

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re_PMMTh0Bk&feature=related
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C6eckpjUlc&feature=related
Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxY9SNhhjQI&feature=related
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Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:31:16 AM
I hope Calzaghe batters him purely for the 'white boy' comment tbh.

Obviously hope he wins anyway like.
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Post by: midds on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:33:35 AM
Didn't these 2 have a bit of banter during the Hatton-Mayweather weigh-in?  ???
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Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:36:28 AM
Didn't these 2 have a bit of banter during the Hatton-Mayweather weigh-in?  ???

It was far more entertaining than the actual weigh-in.
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Post by: pedro111 on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:36:48 AM
Didn't these 2 have a bit of banter during the Hatton-Mayweather weigh-in?  ???

Aye, watch the first video I just posted.  :thup:
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Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:37:46 AM
Yeah I thought that earlier. I like Calzaghe so hope he batters him.
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Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 02:52:02 AM
Bernard is going to win.

/says it just to be different
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Post by: GAMMELL on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 10:42:09 AM
Big Joe inside 6, C'mon the dragon.  O0
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Post by: Jawesome on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 11:57:24 AM
Class video.  'Mon the Calzaghe!
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Post by: loonietoonie on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 12:54:49 PM
what times the fight ?
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Post by: CPL on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 02:43:56 PM
Hopkins can't be that good if hes lost 4 times right?

He's 43 past his best surely Joe is the favourite
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Post by: STM on Wednesday 16 April 2008, 04:00:34 PM
Can't wait see "black boy" lose. Racist piece of s***!
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:20:40 PM
Hopkins lost to good people though like Roy Jones, and Jermain Taylor, and Calzaghe hasn't been in the ring with anyone anywhere near there skill. Joe will still win though.
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Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:23:59 PM
Are you betting on that?
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:30:31 PM
Me? I'm not betting on the fight as the odds are s**** Calzaghe is between 1/3 and 1/2 which are s**** odds for what they should be. I think he should be about 4/6 or 8/11
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Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:43:03 PM
Hopkins lost to good people though like Roy Jones, and Jermain Taylor, and Calzaghe hasn't been in the ring with anyone anywhere near there skill. Joe will still win though.

Kessler would batter Jermaine Taylor, and probably will at some point in the future.
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:49:11 PM
Maybe, but Kesslers the only top fighter Calzaghe has fought. I'm not including the legend that is Eubank, as he came out of retirement and took the fight on short notice, also he wasn't the same fighter then. I think it will be a good fight like.

Also I did say skill, and Taylor IMO is alot more skilled than Kessler, but Kessler is an animal.
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Post by: alex on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:50:42 PM
Me? I'm not betting on the fight as the odds are s**** Calzaghe is between 1/3 and 1/2 which are s**** odds for what they should be. I think he should be about 4/6 or 8/11
4/9 is the best you can get I think at present (had a cheeky look on oddschecker). You can get 22/1 for the draw which is a better value punt imo.
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Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 17 April 2008, 02:57:30 PM
Maybe, but Kesslers the only top fighter Calzaghe has fought. I'm not including the legend that is Eubank, as he came out of retirement and took the fight on short notice, also he wasn't the same fighter then. I think it will be a good fight like.

Also I did say skill, and Taylor IMO is alot more skilled than Kessler, but Kessler is an animal.

But compare this to Hopkins, who has Hopkins beaten that would beat Kessler? Kessler would eat welterweights like De La Hoya and Trinidad. Hopkins career has the same flaws as Calzaghes, but he gets away with it for some reason.
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 03:06:43 PM
Possibly Wright, Tarver, Trinidad at the time was class just is too small for Kessler. Hopkins done most of his fighting at middleweight, and Kessler would never have made that weight anyway, so its pretty hard to say.
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Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 17 April 2008, 08:26:23 PM
Hopkins can't be that good if hes lost 4 times right?

He's 43 past his best surely Joe is the favourite
Hopkins in his prime would have absolutely destroyed Calzaghe.
But this is the weekend's match will probably be won by Calzaghe simply due to age.
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Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 17 April 2008, 10:00:32 PM
Hopkins can't be that good if hes lost 4 times right?

He's 43 past his best surely Joe is the favourite
Hopkins in his prime would have absolutely destroyed Calzaghe.
But this is the weekend's match will probably be won by Calzaghe simply due to age.

Why do people say this? Who did Hopkins beat to prove he was a world beater? Apart from Robert Allen 3 times ofcourse. Feel free to say that about Roy Jones, he was awesome, but not Hopkins. Infact  i would say that this version of Hopkins gives Calzaghe more trouble than a "prime" Hopkins, this version will be defensive, Joe doesn't like this, but a prime Hopkins would attack and play right into Joe's hands. Lets not play down JC's talent, the guy won 3 ABA titles at 3 different weights, and knocked out Chris Byrd as an amateur.
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 10:53:18 PM
Felix Trindidad, Wright, De la hoya theres three world class fighters he has beaten
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Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 17 April 2008, 11:24:02 PM
Felix Trindidad, Wright, De la hoya theres three world class fighters he has beaten

And Calzaghe couldn't beat them? Two of them are welterweights, even Robin Reid would've beaten De La Hoya and Trinidad.
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 11:31:49 PM
I'm not saying anything about that though, you were saying BHop hasn't beat anyone to justify his rep. Calzaghe was to big for them anyway, so he would beat them. I don't really like De La Hoya tbh but Trindidad was world class when he fought BHop
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Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 17 April 2008, 11:37:35 PM
I'm not saying anything about that though, you were saying BHop hasn't beat anyone to justify his rep. Calzaghe was to big for them anyway, so he would beat them. I don't really like De La Hoya tbh but Trindidad was world class when he fought BHop

Beating two welterweights isn't enough to justify being called a legend though does it. A European fighter would never get away with calling themselves a legend on the back of that.
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 17 April 2008, 11:46:47 PM
Unified the middleweight division, pretty good effort tbh, fought decent opponents. Either way this fight should have happened years ago, as I can't really see the point in Calzaghe fighting him, apart from the money. Apart from Harrison, who is on the undercard?
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Post by: Kimbo on Friday 18 April 2008, 12:10:04 AM
Unified the middleweight division, pretty good effort tbh, fought decent opponents. Either way this fight should have happened years ago, as I can't really see the point in Calzaghe fighting him, apart from the money. Apart from Harrison, who is on the undercard?

Bernard Hopkins SC Joe Calzaghe 12
David Lopez SC Ryan Davis 10
Nathan Cleverly SC ? 8
Danny Garcia SC ? 6
Audley Harrison SC Ed Perry 6
Hylon Williams Jr. SC Marcos Mendias 4
Jermell Charlo SC Jesus Villareal 4
Daniel Jacobs SC Leshon Sims

A who's who of boxing...  :-X
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Post by: TRC on Friday 18 April 2008, 12:24:17 AM
Pretty s*** that like, then again its not even a pay per view fight.
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Post by: Sniffer on Saturday 19 April 2008, 01:54:06 PM
I've listened to a couple of interviews with Hopkins this week and to his credit, he isn't caught up in the hype that surrounds boxing and doesn't come out with the usual drivel. In fact as he puts it, he calls a spade a spade. I hope Joe beats him but he'll have to be at his very best. Hopkins, even at 43, is a very good fighter and probably the rightful favourite. If it comes down to a slugfest, Joe will lose and I'm not sure that he's strong enough to beat hopkins.
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Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 19 April 2008, 02:31:30 PM
I've listened to a couple of interviews with Hopkins this week and to his credit, he isn't caught up in the hype that surrounds boxing and doesn't come out with the usual drivel. In fact as he puts it, he calls a spade a spade. I hope Joe beats him but he'll have to be at his very best. Hopkins, even at 43, is a very good fighter and probably the rightful favourite. If it comes down to a slugfest, Joe will lose and I'm not sure that he's strong enough to beat hopkins.

You what? He calls himself a legend in every other sentence. The other day he was comparing himself to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. The man thinks he's Sugar Ray, he's away with the fairies in my opinion.

Btw a slugfest would be perfect for Joe, Hopkins isn't as strong as he looks, and isn't fast, at times in the Winky Wright fight Wright looked the stronger guy and was pushing him back. And Hopkins shouldn't be the favourite at all IMO.
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Post by: Sniffer on Saturday 19 April 2008, 02:55:25 PM
Winky Wright is a good fighter and better than anybody that Joe has fought with the exception of Kessler.  It's important that you compare apples to apples unlike the tomatoes that Calzaghe has fought.

As for Hopkins, I listened to his interview on Jim Rome the other day and whilst I didn't agree with everything he says, he's his own man and not afraid to say what he thinks. I've watched his last few fights and, even at 43, if he can produce the same performance level Joe will be pushed.
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Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 19 April 2008, 03:14:06 PM
Winky Wright is a good fighter and better than anybody that Joe has fought with the exception of Kessler.  It's important that you compare apples to apples unlike the tomatoes that Calzaghe has fought.

As for Hopkins, I listened to his interview on Jim Rome the other day and whilst I didn't agree with everything he says, he's his own man and not afraid to say what he thinks. I've watched his last few fights and, even at 43, if he can produce the same performance level Joe will be pushed.

Winky is definitely a good fighter, i'm a fan of his, but he is a defensive light middleweight that has never been known for strength. Btw Hopkins has fought his fair share of "tomatoes" aswell.
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Post by: Kenton Magpie on Saturday 19 April 2008, 03:44:47 PM
Have to fancy Calzaghe for this one, should be a canny fight worth a watch if i can keep my eyes open
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Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 19 April 2008, 04:01:57 PM
I've listened to a couple of interviews with Hopkins this week and to his credit, he isn't caught up in the hype that surrounds boxing and doesn't come out with the usual drivel. In fact as he puts it, he calls a spade a spade. I hope Joe beats him but he'll have to be at his very best. Hopkins, even at 43, is a very good fighter and probably the rightful favourite. If it comes down to a slugfest, Joe will lose and I'm not sure that he's strong enough to beat hopkins.

You what? He calls himself a legend in every other sentence. The other day he was comparing himself to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. The man thinks he's Sugar Ray, he's away with the fairies in my opinion.

Btw a slugfest would be perfect for Joe, Hopkins isn't as strong as he looks, and isn't fast, at times in the Winky Wright fight Wright looked the stronger guy and was pushing him back. And Hopkins shouldn't be the favourite at all IMO.
A slugfest is the last thing Calzaghe will want, Hopkins is bigger, stronger and taller so commands the main advantages needed in a punch for punch contest.
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Post by: TRC on Saturday 19 April 2008, 04:25:06 PM
I've listened to a couple of interviews with Hopkins this week and to his credit, he isn't caught up in the hype that surrounds boxing and doesn't come out with the usual drivel. In fact as he puts it, he calls a spade a spade. I hope Joe beats him but he'll have to be at his very best. Hopkins, even at 43, is a very good fighter and probably the rightful favourite. If it comes down to a slugfest, Joe will lose and I'm not sure that he's strong enough to beat hopkins.

You what? He calls himself a legend in every other sentence. The other day he was comparing himself to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. The man thinks he's Sugar Ray, he's away with the fairies in my opinion.

Btw a slugfest would be perfect for Joe, Hopkins isn't as strong as he looks, and isn't fast, at times in the Winky Wright fight Wright looked the stronger guy and was pushing him back. And Hopkins shouldn't be the favourite at all IMO.
A slugfest is the last thing Calzaghe will want, Hopkins is bigger, stronger and taller so commands the main advantages needed in a punch for punch contest.

Hopkins would never get into a slugfest, but if he did it would benifit Joe, as he has the fast hands, and neither of them really have alot of power.
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Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:04:01 PM
The Weigh In:  :thup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mb-sjle_ag
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Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:11:51 PM
I've listened to a couple of interviews with Hopkins this week and to his credit, he isn't caught up in the hype that surrounds boxing and doesn't come out with the usual drivel. In fact as he puts it, he calls a spade a spade. I hope Joe beats him but he'll have to be at his very best. Hopkins, even at 43, is a very good fighter and probably the rightful favourite. If it comes down to a slugfest, Joe will lose and I'm not sure that he's strong enough to beat hopkins.

agree, Hopkins isn't just another dickhead who looks in the mirror while whacking one off like Mayweather and Tarver and I have some respect for him and his career

still hope Joe anihilates him though
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Post by: lovejoy on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:12:46 PM
what time is it on?

i'll watch it if its around 2am, but im not staying up until 5 or whatever like i did for hatton.

big day tomorrow!
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Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:14:46 PM
what time is it on?

i'll watch it if its around 2am, but im not staying up until 5 or whatever like i did for hatton.

big day tomorrow!

tell me about it, have a flight at 8, still staying up though

it'll be at around 3.30 - 4 i reckon like
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Post by: lovejoy on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:16:51 PM
what time is it on?

i'll watch it if its around 2am, but im not staying up until 5 or whatever like i did for hatton.

big day tomorrow!

tell me about it, have a flight at 8, still staying up though

it'll be at around 3.30 - 4 i reckon like

thats curtains for me then!

i'll watch the re-run tomorrow!
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Post by: Jamie on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:30:09 PM
Just been a mackem on the news  :lol: t***

I recon Calzaghe will go all the way, but will get chinned on points
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Post by: Cajun on Saturday 19 April 2008, 10:58:47 PM
Tempted to stay up for this now but its still a long way away!
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Post by: stozo on Saturday 19 April 2008, 11:01:51 PM
Getting up at 3am but if it's not close to starting im going straight back to bed.
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Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 19 April 2008, 11:10:33 PM
Wish I had feckin Setanta the b******s!  :angry:
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Post by: Jamie on Saturday 19 April 2008, 11:38:54 PM
I thought it started at 2  :kasper:
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Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 12:09:00 AM
Setanta say the main event is scheduled for 3am.
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Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 01:45:57 AM
Haye reckons BHop, not long now!
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:02:01 AM
hour to go?
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Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:19:40 AM
Jesus christ. Audrey is thrilling the crowd here. :undecided:
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Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:38:08 AM
As if he will ever win a world championship.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:39:19 AM
Ah s***. If I watch this, I'm absolutely missing the match tomorrow. Almost on?
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Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:41:12 AM
20 minutes lad
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:43:48 AM
First time I've wished our match was on at 10.
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Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:45:08 AM
Don't be soft man, still get a decent kip
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:46:10 AM
Think Mike lives abroad tbf (could be wrong).
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:49:10 AM
Yeah, after this, I get enough in then just jump up at 8:30 and catch the match.

This fight might be too good to miss, though.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:52:26 AM
I stayed up, am impressed with myself
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:54:31 AM
You'd think they'd schedule the fight earlier, given the interest over on your side.
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Post by: Decky on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:55:32 AM
When does it start? 3 or half 3?
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:58:34 AM
not long now by the looks of it
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Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:00:37 AM
BHOP JUST SMASHED HIS FACE OFF!!!
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:00:58 AM
Hopkins is going to block for six rounds, and then start fighting. If the first fight vs Taylor is any indication, it'll be too late. Last time I underestimated Calzaghe, he beat the p*ss out of Jeff Lacy.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:03:27 AM
Gone to the commentators now. AS9 stop being a cock :lol:
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Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:06:05 AM
BHOP JUST SMASHED HIS FACE OFF!!!

Everyone in this thread is watching it you nugget.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:06:15 AM
Here we go, national anthems.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:06:46 AM
That Welsh language is some s***.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:07:33 AM
Really don't like Welsh :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:07:52 AM
20 minutes for our anthem.


Ray J? Really?
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:08:31 AM
Whitney Houston in the audience, and Ray J is singing this? Wow, he is bad!
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:09:48 AM
You can call me Ray, you can call me J, but if you call me Ray J...

Same person? Can't even remember where that is from :lol:
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Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:10:28 AM
Fuckin hell Tom Jones just knocked BHop out after he called him a orange honky
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:11:09 AM
:lol: I only know that from the Simpsons, but nah, not the same person. If I had to be honest, if Ray J was famous for anything it would be in order

1. Pissing on Kim Kardashian on video
2. Being Brandy's brother
17. Singing.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:11:51 AM
AS9 in a "zany" mood tonigh then :lol:
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:12:33 AM
Yeah did think it might be the Simpsons :lol:
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:13:42 AM
Why do Americans seem to get more stick on their home soil than the British fighters?
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:15:44 AM
Why do Americans seem to get more stick on their home soil than the British fighters?

British fans travel.

Also, no matter how much the world hates us, you can't come close to how much we hate each other.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:17:42 AM
Makes me proud to be British when it happens (as sad as that sounds).
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:19:40 AM
National pride in sports is great. Love it when I get to cheer for America for those six magical days of the World Cup.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:19:55 AM
Nice shot!
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:20:28 AM
Come on Joe!
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Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:21:01 AM
HIT IM!!!
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:22:37 AM
Not a great start for Joe.
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Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:24:25 AM
Never really good when you get smashed in the face repeatedly
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:25:09 AM
Bore off.
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Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:26:17 AM
this will make it a good fight; Joe will go for it now especially if he gets another cut
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:29:12 AM
Can see this ending one way unfortunately :(
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:30:26 AM
Think Hopkins has won all three so far.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:38:55 AM
Coming back into it a bit now.
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Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:47:05 AM
Knockout or loss for Calzaghe now.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:54:47 AM
Calzaghe's best round so far, I think.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 03:57:23 AM
Prick.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:08:38 AM
No clue who won that.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:13:16 AM
No clue who won that.

Calzaghe. Nice one.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:13:20 AM
Get In there Joe !!!!!
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Mike on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:15:12 AM
Eh, wouldn't have been mad at a draw.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:15:23 AM
BHop clearly has some bad blood with people upstairs
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:21:03 AM
Fuckin get in there Joe come on!!!

 :rockyII:

So B-Hop you finally lost to a 'white boy' eh?

So un-gracious in defeat.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:24:48 AM
Unlucky B-Hop, if this was a wrestling match you would've walked it. :thup:
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Sniffer on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:26:38 AM
Excellent. Thougfht it was going south after that first round but get in!!!!!!

Typical that a black female judge is totally out of touch in favour of the black fighter. Useless biased c***.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:33:32 AM
Excellent. Thougfht it was going south after that first round but get in!!!!!!

Typical that a black female judge is totally out of touch in favour of the black fighter. Useless biased c***.

You're clearly out of touch with boxing!
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Greg on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:00:03 AM
Have that you old c***.... now... I'm meeting me mate in town at 9am, he decided to have an early night.. i've been up all night on the sauce to watch the fightl.. should i even go to bed?
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 20 April 2008, 06:39:55 AM
Who won then?
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 20 April 2008, 06:47:23 AM
Who won then?

GSP whooped Serra! UFC 83 was pure class!
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 11:47:44 AM
Shocked it went that way (not because Calzaghe didn't deserve but because of the home advantage with it being so close.)
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 20 April 2008, 11:55:33 AM
Did see it, but sounds like Joe got battered, tbh.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 12:47:07 PM
Did see it, but sounds like Joe got battered, tbh.

Not at all, apart from the flash knockdown at the start he was fine. All Hopkins wanted to do was hug him, Calzaghe clearly won IMO.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Shearergol on Sunday 20 April 2008, 02:00:33 PM
Who won then?

GSP whooped Serra! UFC 83 was pure class!

Did Bisping win?

Thought the ref was shocking tbh. All Hopkins wanted to do was hold, and the ref let him do it. Correct decision though.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:06:02 PM
How the hell did Calzaghe win that?. Hopkins was picking him off, round after round. Joe didnt even get a proper connection in, throughout the whole fight. Love it when Hopkins clearly got low blowed, and the commentators had the audacity to claim it didnt happen :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:10:10 PM
How the hell did Calzaghe win that?. Hopkins was picking him off, round after round. Joe didnt even get a proper connection in, throughout the whole fight. Love it when Hopkins clearly got low blowed, and the commentators had the audacity to claim it didnt happen :rolleyes:.


I never saw the fight.  Are there highlights on tv other than those that are not Beeb or ITV?

(I have the ultimate s*** package)
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Coco on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:11:28 PM
How the hell did Calzaghe win that?. Hopkins was picking him off, round after round. Joe didnt even get a proper connection in, throughout the whole fight. Love it when Hopkins clearly got low blowed, and the commentators had the audacity to claim it didnt happen :rolleyes:.

Hopkins was completely negative throughout the entire bout. Joe was scoring for his aggression and being willing to try and take the fight to him. I mean, Hopkins was clinching at every opportunity. Don't get me wrong, he played to his game plan, and picked Calzaghe off with counters on a good number of occasions, but  the judges obviously didn't think he did enough going forward...

As for the low blows, he was just milking it to get himself a couple of minutes to take a breather (he is 43 ffs), little to no contact imo...
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:13:00 PM
How the hell did Calzaghe win that?. Hopkins was picking him off, round after round. Joe didnt even get a proper connection in, throughout the whole fight. Love it when Hopkins clearly got low blowed, and the commentators had the audacity to claim it didnt happen :rolleyes:.

Hopkins was completely negative throughout the entire bout. Joe was scoring for his aggression and being willing to try and take the fight to him. I mean, Hopkins was clinching at every opportunity. Don't get me wrong, he played to his game plan, and picked Calzaghe off with counters on a good number of occasions, but  the judges obviously didn't think he did enough going forward...

Calzaghe also landed alot more punches. Maybe if Hopkins concentrated on throwing more shots and not bear hugging he would have won.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:20:57 PM
Calzaghe was poor imho. The guy kept throwing a succession of punches, but usually kept missing. He didnt even throw his usual 'jab' once, and even his own dad thought he was losing the fight. Hopkins kept grabbing, but the ref didnt dock him any points, so that really shouldnt be a factor.


If Calzaghe really won this fight, then De la Hoya should have beaten Mayweather that time (de la hoya actually landed some of his punches). One idiot judge, actually gave calzaghe 9 f***ing rounds mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:22:08 PM
How the hell did Calzaghe win that?. Hopkins was picking him off, round after round. Joe didnt even get a proper connection in, throughout the whole fight. Love it when Hopkins clearly got low blowed, and the commentators had the audacity to claim it didnt happen :rolleyes:.




I never saw the fight.  Are there highlights on tv other than those that are not Beeb or ITV?

(I have the ultimate s*** package)

Sorry mate, dont think there is.  It might be on the net soon though.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:24:21 PM
How the hell did Calzaghe win that?. Hopkins was picking him off, round after round. Joe didnt even get a proper connection in, throughout the whole fight. Love it when Hopkins clearly got low blowed, and the commentators had the audacity to claim it didnt happen :rolleyes:.

Hopkins was completely negative throughout the entire bout. Joe was scoring for his aggression and being willing to try and take the fight to him. I mean, Hopkins was clinching at every opportunity. Don't get me wrong, he played to his game plan, and picked Calzaghe off with counters on a good number of occasions, but  the judges obviously didn't think he did enough going forward...

Calzaghe also landed alot more punches. Maybe if Hopkins concentrated on throwing more shots and not bear hugging he would have won.


IMO Calzaghe "punches" are very slappy if that's an appropriate term. Very quick but not effective. Dare I say style of substance? He looks like he's doing damage because he's throwing alot of punches but they don't do alot of damage.

But I agree Bhop was overtly negative. Fought like a 43 year old man tbh.. needs to retire

Not impressed by either boxer or the match.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:30:00 PM
Calzaghe was poor imho. The guy kept throwing a succession of punches, but usually kept missing. He didnt even throw his usual 'jab' once, and even his own dad thought he was losing the fight. Hopkins kept grabbing, but the ref didnt dock him any points, so that really shouldnt be a factor.


If Calzaghe really won this fight, then De la Hoya should have beaten Mayweather that time (de la hoya actually landed some of his punches). One idiot judge, actually gave calzaghe 9 f****** rounds mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif.

Aye Calzaghe's dad didn't even think that. Joe finished strongly winning the last 3 or 4 rounds but certainly not 9 rounds, that was ridiculous.

Roy Jones jr. is passed it but I reckon he'll still have too much for Calzaghe.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 04:44:05 PM
Joe won the fight, I had it 115-113, it really could have gone either way. Don't like that it looks like he's going to fight RJJ next, picking an easy fight IMO Pavlik or Tarver would be better.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:21:49 PM
Joe won the fight, I had it 115-113, it really could have gone either way. Don't like that it looks like he's going to fight RJJ next, picking an easy fight IMO Pavlik or Tarver would be better.

Pavlik wants none of it. He's already lined up a guy called Rubio for after the Lockett fight, and then there is the John Duddy fight that will probably happen. By the time Pavlik is available Joe will be retired. For me Pavlik would be an easier fight style wise than Tarver and Roy, he's very straight forward and pretty one dimensional - a bit like Kessler.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:32:51 PM
I just don't want Calzaghe to fight RJJ, purely because when Roy was in his prime he was untouchable, and is a shadow of his former self.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:34:29 PM
The "low blows" were nowhere near low enough, Hopkins was doing the equivelant to a footballer diving!
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: TRC on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:37:24 PM
Unless he had a hard on, and trapped his cock in his waste band.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Jawesome on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:51:14 PM
Any ideas where I can watch a replay of this?
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:53:54 PM
Any ideas where I can watch a replay of this?

Eh? This is newcastle-online.. I think you're on the wrong forum...
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: indi on Sunday 20 April 2008, 05:54:31 PM
Any ideas where I can watch a replay of this?

Buy a subscription to Setanta Sports.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Jawesome on Sunday 20 April 2008, 09:00:15 PM
 O0
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 20 April 2008, 09:09:06 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 20 April 2008, 11:17:37 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

What's with the eye rolling? That WAS great.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: pedro111 on Monday 21 April 2008, 11:17:11 AM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: alex on Monday 21 April 2008, 11:51:42 AM
Not convinced he won like and certainly not by the margin of 5 rounds one judge claimed he won by. Still Hopkins deserved to lose for holding on and spoiling for nearly the entire fight.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Atticus on Monday 21 April 2008, 12:13:55 PM
Was boring as f*** like, but glad he won in the end. Still not sure it justified the way I felt on Sunday after staying up til 5am.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Dinho lad on Monday 21 April 2008, 01:11:45 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.

he dosen't hate Paul Robinson.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 21 April 2008, 03:27:42 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.

he dosen't hate Paul Robinson.

Yes i do.

Calzaghe is not a "British sporting great" imho. Much prefer Hatton than him.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: alex on Monday 21 April 2008, 03:29:24 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.

he dosen't hate Paul Robinson.

Yes i do.

Calzaghe is not a "British sporting great" imho. Much prefer Hatton than him.
Well, you might well prefer Hatton but I'd suggest Calzaghe is the greater talent. Nothing against Hatton who I think is a class bloke and a very good boxer.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: sicsfingeredmong on Tuesday 22 April 2008, 10:29:20 AM
I'd much prefer a Kessler-Calzaghe rematch than the holdfest - ie. between a champion at the peak of his powers and a former champ who finds himself at the end of the road, and his holding antics were a reflection of this imo...... Hopkins was in 'survival mode' - seen yesterday.

Kessler-Calzaghe, as an ongoing match-up/rivalry, has the potential to square up favourably against some of the great middleweight rivalries i grew up watching ie. Leonard v Hagler, Leonard v Hearns while throwing Duran into the mix as well.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: midds on Sunday 27 April 2008, 12:03:45 PM
Being repeated right now on BBC2 in full for anyone who missed it.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 27 April 2008, 12:24:26 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.
Thing is, he's not a true British sporting great.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: NE6 on Sunday 27 April 2008, 12:44:04 PM
Being repeated right now on BBC2 in full for anyone who missed it.


If anyone wants a sunday afternoon snooze
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: alex on Sunday 27 April 2008, 12:45:28 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.
Thing is, he's not a true British sporting great.
I really can't see how he isn't like.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 27 April 2008, 01:01:14 PM
Watching the re-run, it was very tight and difficult to score, could easily have been called a draw. I had Joe winning it by two points.
Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 27 April 2008, 01:50:52 PM
Calzaghe pretending to bum Hopkins after the low blow was another 'great' highlight from the Welsh/Italian dragon :rolleyes:.

Lol, why do you hate a true British sporting great?

Come on, lighten up a bit.
Thing is, he's not a true British sporting great.

Oh thats right, undefeated in 45 fights, Super Middleweight champion for over a decade, the current Ring Light Heavyweight Champion of the World and not a true British sporting great? :rolleyes:

Just watched the fight again, very close but I am convinced Joe can fight much better whereas I think thats as good as Hopkins can fight at his age but he is super fit though, he has the body of a boxer 20 years younger.

 

Title: Re: So, the Big Calzaghe/Hopkins fight *****TONIGHT!!!*****
Post by: NE6 on Sunday 27 April 2008, 07:59:05 PM
Calzaghe speed slapped him to victory
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 10 May 2008, 10:30:49 PM
Have you EVER seen a nash anthem sung before a fight?

ITV now, well, it's been sung, so you won't see it   O0
Title: Re: Hatton vs Mayweather - ??? wins by ???.
Post by: indi on Sunday 11 May 2008, 05:37:58 PM
Have you EVER seen a nash anthem sung before a fight?

ITV now, well, it's been sung, so you won't see it   O0

They always do that in Yankeeland, also they often do it in amateur boxing, but yeah, I was surprised the first time I saw it.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: Tooj on Friday 6 June 2008, 11:22:53 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/7441343.stm

Quote
Welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr has announced his retirement from boxing.

Widely considered boxing's best pound-for-pound fighter, the 31-year-old retires unbeaten with a record of 39-0.

The American's final bout was in Las Vegas last December when he knocked out Britain's Ricky Hatton to retain his WBC welterweight crown.

"This decision was not an easy one for me to make, because boxing is all I have done since I was a child," Mayweather said in a statement.

Mayweather was expected to meet Oscar de la Hoya on 20 September in a rematch of their fight in May 2007.

But 'Pretty Boy', who has recently performed for World Wrestling Entertainment and appeared on US TV shows, admits he has lost the desire to continue his glittering boxing career.

"These past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport.

"I am sorry I have to leave the sport at this time, knowing I still have my God-given abilities to succeed and future multi-million dollar paydays ahead, including the one right around the corner.

"But there comes a time when money doesn't matter. I just can't do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time."

Mayweather won six world boxing championships in five different weight classes.

He won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics and went on to win world championships at junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight.

A total w*****, but then again after the Hatton fight he showed some true class IMO, he got rid of The Pretty Boy if you will. Absolutely brilliant fighter.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: lankybellwipe on Friday 6 June 2008, 11:33:18 PM
He taught Ricky how it's done,  sadly..........

It's a shame there won't be a re-match
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 6 June 2008, 11:38:48 PM
I know he would probably murder Hatton again in a rematch but I would have loved to see it happen at Wembley infront of 100,000.

It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 6 June 2008, 11:41:28 PM
Merely adding a few mill dollars to his next purse.

Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Tooj on Friday 6 June 2008, 11:42:22 PM
I know he would probably murder Hatton again in a rematch but I would have loved to see it happen at Wembley infront of 100,000.

It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

No chance man, I love Ricky to bits but just no, I even said the first time around he wouldn't do it when so many people thought he would, he's just not in Floyd's league, but at least he got out there and had the hunger and sought it and never hid.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: lankybellwipe on Friday 6 June 2008, 11:50:47 PM
I know he would probably murder Hatton again in a rematch but I would have loved to see it happen at Wembley infront of 100,000.

It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

No chance man, I love Ricky to bits but just no, I even said the first time around he wouldn't do it when so many people thought he would, he's just not in Floyd's league, but at least he got out there and had the hunger and sought it and never hid.

He's certanly the man we can only dream of Toofmeister
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 12:07:26 AM
I know he would probably murder Hatton again in a rematch but I would have loved to see it happen at Wembley infront of 100,000.

It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

No chance man, I love Ricky to bits but just no, I even said the first time around he wouldn't do it when so many people thought he would, he's just not in Floyd's league, but at least he got out there and had the hunger and sought it and never hid.

Meh, you're probably right but i thought he did ok in the opening stages against Mayweather and but for the ref holding him back all the time he may have even got round to hurting him a bit.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: TRC on Saturday 7 June 2008, 12:25:44 AM
What a tit, p*ssed me right off that has, but not unexpected. Keeps saying he is better than Sugar Ray Robinson, but isn't going to back it up, he's fighting in one of the deepest divisions, so he has the chance to prove it.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:00:20 AM
What a tit, p*ssed me right off that has, but not unexpected. Keeps saying he is better than Sugar Ray Robinson, but isn't going to back it up, he's fighting in one of the deepest divisions, so he has the chance to prove it.

I disagree. No matter how long he would fight on for he could never match the legacy of SRR; the sheer volume of fights SRR fought and the fact that he dominated the Welterweight/Middleweight divisions when they were far deeper and had more quality is something Mayweather could never acheive. Add to this the fact SRR all but won the Lght Heavyweight title had he not passed out through the heat; there's not many in boxing who can hold a light to SRR, this is the guy who performed the greatest punch of all time remember. SRR would beat FM via KO in my opinion.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:01:37 AM
It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever

Do you know anything about boxing?

and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

Didn't think so.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Shak on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:08:21 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: TRC on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:10:21 AM
Yeah I didn't mean he would be proving he's better than SRR, I just meant that he has the chance to prove how great he is, if he cleans out the WW division he he could be rated in the top 10 of all time maybe.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:17:26 AM
Yeah I didn't mean he would be proving he's better than SRR, I just meant that he has the chance to prove how great he is, if he cleans out the WW division he he could be rated in the top 10 of all time maybe.

Aye true there were still some good fights available for him, you never know he might make a dramatic 'comeback' sooner than we think; he does love his cash.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:26:24 AM
It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever

Do you know anything about boxing?

and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

Didn't think so.


Clever b******.

If you think that a re-match between those two at a packed Wembley stadium would not be a great occasion/spectacle whatever you want to call it however one sided it may turn out to be, then I suggest that it is YOU who knows nowt about boxing.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: TRC on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:29:02 AM
It might be a good occasion for the casual British fan, but it would be like Henmania with Wimbledon, everyone gets excited about something that will never happen.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:29:09 AM
It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever

Do you know anything about boxing?

and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

Didn't think so.


Clever b******.

If you think that a re-match between those two at a packed Wembley stadium would not be a great occasion/spectacle whatever you want to call it however one sided it may turn out to be then I suggest that it is YOU who knows nowt about boxing.


Go and watch some men in tights hugging each other you stupid b******.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:33:59 AM
It would have been one of the greatest boxing occasions ever

Do you know anything about boxing?

and who knows with that crowd behind him Ricky might just have caused an upset.

Didn't think so.


Clever b******.

If you think that a re-match between those two at a packed Wembley stadium would not be a great occasion/spectacle whatever you want to call it however one sided it may turn out to be then I suggest that it is YOU who knows nowt about boxing.


Go and watch some men in tights hugging each other you stupid b******.

 :laugh:

Did a lass knock you back or something tonight? cause you sure have an itchy trigger finger there cowboy.

Random abuse, I love it!  :wave:
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 7 June 2008, 01:36:21 AM
Just taking the mickey of your love of wrestling is all!
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 7 June 2008, 02:05:31 AM
What a tit, p*ssed me right off that has, but not unexpected. Keeps saying he is better than Sugar Ray Robinson, but isn't going to back it up, he's fighting in one of the deepest divisions, so he has the chance to prove it.

His argument is that he's undefeated and Sugar Ray isn't. I'd love to see Floyds record if he fought 200 times, sometimes against guys that out weighed him by 20 pounds.

It looks like he could be for real this time, it's shocking that he has managed to not fight Mosley and Cotto especially.

And on Hatton, i think anyone that saw the Lazcano fight would agree that Hatton would get an even worse beating. The man is obviously past his best.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: TRC on Saturday 7 June 2008, 04:49:34 PM
Yeah, SRR only had 2 defeats or something when he past his century mark? He also fought Lamotta twice in 3 weeks and had a fight inbetween. He should just fight Cotto like, pretty annoying that he wont. Apparently De la Hoya will still fight on the 20th September, and Pacquiao says he wants to fight him, what a legend.
Title: Re: Mayweather Calls It A Day
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 8 June 2008, 12:34:58 AM
Yeah, SRR only had 2 defeats or something when he past his century mark? He also fought Lamotta twice in 3 weeks and had a fight inbetween. He should just fight Cotto like, pretty annoying that he wont. Apparently De la Hoya will still fight on the 20th September, and Pacquiao says he wants to fight him, what a legend.

Another amazing thing is the ONLY time Sugar Ray was stopped was when he was fighting for the light-heavyweight title and collapsed from heat exhaustion in the 14th round, while ahead on the cards. The man was a freak.

I'd like to see Cotto fight De La Hoya if he gets past Margarito, that would be a very even and physical fight. September would probably be too soon though. Pacquiao would just get crushed, he's too small.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: Skirge on Friday 20 June 2008, 02:44:59 PM
What a prick this Gomez dude is, seen his pre fight bollocks? not showing up for the press conference then calling his own today and going on like a right knob.
Hope Amir knocks this fker out in the 1st round.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 10:52:52 PM
Don't know what it is about Khan, but I really don't like him.

Maybe its the hype when he's fighting mugs.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Stephen927 on Saturday 21 June 2008, 10:55:37 PM
Howay Khan son.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Mowen on Saturday 21 June 2008, 10:56:06 PM
Did I just see the Power in the ring?!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:01:12 PM
Didn't hear this Gomez guy earlier. Hope Khan wins though, he's a good fighter, not amazing but fast and a good attitude.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:02:34 PM
Think this one could be decent.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Stephen927 on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:03:39 PM
Well in!

 ;D
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:05:13 PM
Gomez is getting a battering/
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:05:14 PM
Mint 1st round, hope it at least gets to 5, should be a good watch if so.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:05:39 PM
Good round, Khan doesn't seem to have that heavy punch though.  Its all just speed & action.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:05:52 PM
Cracking 1st round there, Gomez has a big mouth Kahn has just shut it up :lol:
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:06:50 PM
Come back from GOmez!!!

 :celb:
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:07:28 PM
These are Rocky rounds!

Am on me feet!

Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: #9 on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:08:08 PM
i see a rocky style double knockout coming up haha
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:08:53 PM
f***ing hell this is class so far!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Stephen927 on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:08:55 PM
THE RUSSIANS CUT!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:09:02 PM
Khan would be better off watching Gomez than constantly looking to the referee for help.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:09:11 PM
What a 2nd :lol: cracking fight..
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:09:27 PM
2 cracking rounds of boxing, Gomez's face is in bits, Khan down though, great stuff.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:09:39 PM
Just hope that cut doesn't spoil it.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:10:10 PM
Scary stuff for Khan in that round. World Champion by the end of this year. ???
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:10:55 PM
Probably still win like.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:11:46 PM
Look at this from when he was on his way to the Olympics:

(http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/51038973.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A657B9302814B1909A392EAD04625AFC9D)


The size of the fuker now!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Mick on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:12:50 PM
What a fight.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:12:51 PM
I reckon Arshavin would have them both...at the same time...hands behind his back.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:13:18 PM
Looking at the size of him now, you'd not put him at well under 10 stone.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:13:39 PM
Wish I had recorded this, its a classic..
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:13:50 PM
Look at this from when he was on his way to the Olympics:

(http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/51038973.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A657B9302814B1909A392EAD04625AFC9D)


The size of the fuker now!

f***ing hell, that's quite scary, he's almost as skinny as me there!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:15:01 PM
Best boxing fight i've seen in ages, fuking ages.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:15:17 PM
Good round, Khan doesn't seem to have that heavy punch though.  Its all just speed & action.

This again.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:17:04 PM
Oh oh broken rib me thinks..
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:17:10 PM
God i need a beer after that.

Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: #9 on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:17:36 PM
Best boxing fight i've seen in ages, fuking ages.

Beats the last few Hatton fights by a mile - non of that hugging s*** here
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: tmonkey on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:18:17 PM
Apollo has broken ribs. I repeat, Creed has broken ribs.

Great fight this.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:18:57 PM
Might have him here!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:19:11 PM
Apollo has broken ribs. I repeat, Creed has broken ribs.

Great fight this.


Adriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: tmonkey on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:20:16 PM
Apollo has broken ribs. I repeat, Creed has broken ribs.

Great fight this.


Adriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

How did he know Adrian wasnt still in the locker room?

Plot hole.

Come on Gomez, hang in there!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:20:18 PM
Best boxing fight i've seen in ages, fuking ages.

Best one i've seen since Katsidis Earle a while back, f***ing hell, what a fight!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:20:32 PM
Mint 1st round, hope it at least gets to 5, should be a good watch if so.

Should have had a bet!



Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Mick on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:20:50 PM
That was brilliant.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:21:06 PM
Stepped in too early IMO
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:21:20 PM
The Irish boy was f***ing tough.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: tmonkey on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:21:44 PM
Bullshit - shouldve gone on.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:21:55 PM
Amazing, absolutely amazing.

Rematch written all over it, has to be, i'd actually pay money to see it.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:21:59 PM
Stepped in too early IMO

I agree.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:23:15 PM
Its right though, even 16lbs heavier than last fight Khan still doesn't have a KO punch, although that guy was one tough fuker mind.

Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:23:34 PM
Poor officiating.  Protecting the "champ" unfortunately.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: captainhaircut on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:23:34 PM
ITV's boxing coverage is a joke. Why are they still wanking over Khan? Manny, Campbell or Diaz would have knocked him out easy. A nobody like Gomez through two meaningful fights all night and Khan never even looked like missing them.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:24:20 PM
I was all ready for bed but now the bloods pumping and i need a drink!
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:25:17 PM
Its right though, even 16lbs heavier than last fight Khan still doesn't have a KO punch, although that guy was one tough fuker mind.



It was that series of punches in the 4th (?) where he sort of ran onto him raining in maybe 10-12 shots, but didn't hit him with one knockout shot.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Mowen on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:25:26 PM
Best boxing fight i've seen in ages, fuking ages.

Best one i've seen since Katsidis Earle a while back, f***ing hell, what a fight!

I don't watch too much boxing but tonight was brilliant and that fight was out of this world.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:26:19 PM
Best boxing fight i've seen in ages, fuking ages.

Best one i've seen since Katsidis Earle a while back, f***ing hell, what a fight!

I don't watch too much boxing but tonight was brilliant and that fight was out of this world.

Yeah the Katsidis Earle is the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: TRC on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:26:22 PM
Agree with the above, all three Diaz's, and Cassamor would beat him. He's only 21 like so give the lad time.

Ref was s**** like, Gomez ducked the last 2 punches.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:28:41 PM
Its right though, even 16lbs heavier than last fight Khan still doesn't have a KO punch, although that guy was one tough fuker mind.



It was that series of punches in the 4th (?) where he sort of ran onto him raining in maybe 10-12 shots, but didn't hit him with one knockout shot.

Aye, that's worrying if he's to step it up to become world champion. He is young and strength can come in later on, he does have enough to be a good boxer, but to be great he really does need to find that next level. When he's 27ish if things keep going the way they are he should be bang on track, but really that KO punch needs to be found sooner rather than later.

Personally i think he needs to slow down, he skims a lot of his shots as he's thinking about the next punch, needs to follow through with more conviction and body weight, but he's then taking a chance isn't he leaving himself open and or weight shifted on his feet?
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:32:54 PM
No doubt at all he will be a World Champion one day...
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:32:57 PM
Its right though, even 16lbs heavier than last fight Khan still doesn't have a KO punch, although that guy was one tough fuker mind.



It was that series of punches in the 4th (?) where he sort of ran onto him raining in maybe 10-12 shots, but didn't hit him with one knockout shot.

Aye, that's worrying if he's to step it up to become world champion. He is young and strength can come in later on, he does have enough to be a good boxer, but to be great he really does need to find that next level. When he's 27ish if things keep going the way they are he should be bang on track, but really that KO punch needs to be found sooner rather than later.

Personally i think he needs to slow down, he skims a lot of his shots as he's thinking about the next punch, needs to follow through with more conviction and body weight, but he's then taking a chance isn't he leaving himself open and or weight shifted on his feet?

Always think back to what Hamed was like at an early age, & he had that ability to finish a fight with one punch almost whenever he wanted.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:33:00 PM
Its right though, even 16lbs heavier than last fight Khan still doesn't have a KO punch, although that guy was one tough fuker mind.



It was that series of punches in the 4th (?) where he sort of ran onto him raining in maybe 10-12 shots, but didn't hit him with one knockout shot.

Aye, that's worrying if he's to step it up to become world champion. He is young and strength can come in later on, he does have enough to be a good boxer, but to be great he really does need to find that next level. When he's 27ish if things keep going the way they are he should be bang on track, but really that KO punch needs to be found sooner rather than later.

Personally i think he needs to slow down, he skims a lot of his shots as he's thinking about the next punch, needs to follow through with more conviction and body weight, but he's then taking a chance isn't he leaving himself open and or weight shifted on his feet?

I think it's his speed that gives him the edge over a lot of other boxers though. But as you say that means he isn't following through for the knockout as he could maybe.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: TRC on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:34:00 PM
KO punch isn't everything in boxing, Calzaghe doesn't have a KO punch and he is regarded as some as the best pound for pound. Khan does have a KO punch IMO, Gomez has a good chin as well. Khan doens't seem to have a chin, and has s*** defence, thats his problem, he's a KO waiting to happen against top fighters.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:45:09 PM
An interesting read

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gomez
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: TRC on Saturday 21 June 2008, 11:53:32 PM
He's got a film coming out, what a hero. Micky Ward does apparently also.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Dave on Sunday 22 June 2008, 12:24:11 AM
Great entertainment, and ITV put it on in HD too. Looked amazing. :celb:
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: colinmk on Sunday 22 June 2008, 12:34:39 PM
Just watched the Earl Katsidis fight again, incredible fight.
Title: Re: Khan v Gomez
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 22 June 2008, 01:05:22 PM
Its right though, even 16lbs heavier than last fight Khan still doesn't have a KO punch, although that guy was one tough fuker mind.



It was that series of punches in the 4th (?) where he sort of ran onto him raining in maybe 10-12 shots, but didn't hit him with one knockout shot.

Aye, that's worrying if he's to step it up to become world champion. He is young and strength can come in later on, he does have enough to be a good boxer, but to be great he really does need to find that next level. When he's 27ish if things keep going the way they are he should be bang on track, but really that KO punch needs to be found sooner rather than later.

Personally i think he needs to slow down, he skims a lot of his shots as he's thinking about the next punch, needs to follow through with more conviction and body weight, but he's then taking a chance isn't he leaving himself open and or weight shifted on his feet?

s*** chin, can't fight on the indside, over zealous.
Title: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 September 2008, 09:39:38 PM
Is anyone watching Fraudley Harrison?

Just give up for f***'s sake!!

He's about a foot taller than this bloke and he's doing nowt to hurt him, throwing no combinations at all.

You're s*** Harrison!!  :angry:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 6 September 2008, 10:19:07 PM
What time is Khan fight due to start?
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: catmag on Saturday 6 September 2008, 10:31:07 PM
Dear me, is Harrison still pretending to be a boxer?
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 10:41:00 PM
Bit gutted he's gone to Sky.

I have seen every one of his fights so far but they can f*** right off If they think I am paying £14.95 to watch his fights.  :rant:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 6 September 2008, 10:43:45 PM
I can't stand Khan mind. Canny boxer though.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: stozo on Saturday 6 September 2008, 10:52:00 PM
Bit gutted he's gone to Sky.

I have seen every one of his fights so far but they can f*** right off If they think I am paying £14.95 to watch his fights.  :rant:
Totally agree with that.

Especially when you can get Setanta for £15 a month and you get atleast 2 quality fights per month usually, plus all the other coverage of other sports.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 10:55:14 PM
Bit gutted he's gone to Sky.

I have seen every one of his fights so far but they can f*** right off If they think I am paying £14.95 to watch his fights.  :rant:
Totally agree with that.

Especially when you can get Setanta for £15 a month and you get atleast 2 quality fights per month usually, plus all the other coverage of other sports.

Dont get me started on Setanta cause I havent got that either.  Just regular old Sky Sports which seems to have lost all the best things in recent years.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:00:28 PM
I'm watching a stream, Khan on PPV is a joke.

Cook just beat Arthur, that's a small surprise.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Toon Argy on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:17:43 PM
<no, just no>
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:19:43 PM
f***ing KO'd!
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Nate on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:19:49 PM
 mackems.gif
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:20:11 PM
Khan knocked out within 1 minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :kasper: :kasper: :kasper: :kasper:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:20:14 PM
Well that's that. :doh:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: indi on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:21:54 PM
Ha! Took a total kicking!!


Hopefully he'll learn from that, but with a chin like that, he'll never get a world title.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: ToonTastic on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:22:50 PM
Bet those who paid £15 are so glad they paid to watch that LOL
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:22:54 PM
Ha! Took a total kicking!!


Hopefully he'll learn from that, but with a chin like that, he'll never get a world title.

He won't learn. He's had a s*** defence since he turned pro and nothing has been done to improve it.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Edd on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:23:59 PM
Ha! Took a total kicking!!


Hopefully he'll learn from that, but with a chin like that, he'll never get a world title.

Agreed.  He's never looked like he's got a good chin and he hadn't really fought anybody of note previously.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:25:17 PM
 mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif mackems.gif
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:26:28 PM
:lol:

£15!
Title: Amir Khan v Prescott
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:26:49 PM
Khan is s***!  mackems.gif
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:26:59 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:29:06 PM
I like Khan, he always seems like a decent lad.

But as for those greedy c*nts at Sky who signed him up and put this on PPV  mackems.gif
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:29:38 PM
Imagine how Sky feel now getting on this 6-fight contract or whatever it is. :lol: As if anyone's going to pay it next time.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:30:30 PM
:lol:

£15!

29p a second. :lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Baggio on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:31:29 PM
:lol:

£15!

29p a second. :lol:

I thought your last post didn't sound right. :lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:33:02 PM
Thats what you get for selling your soul to SKY!!  :colo:

But fair play to him he took it well, I hope he comes back and proves himself.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: #9 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:33:22 PM
i almost wish id paid the 15quid just to see him get knocked out so easy, cant stand him
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:35:37 PM
tbh, Khan should have known Prescott had a good jab...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yG8buxb0lg
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:36:30 PM
:lol:

£15!

29p a second. :lol:

I thought your last post didn't sound right. :lol:

Damn you spotted it! :lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:48:46 PM
(http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7193/khangm0.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:54:04 PM
"If he can't take world class punches, then there's not a future"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS3-jd3j_Wo
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: midds on Saturday 6 September 2008, 11:57:45 PM
i almost wish id paid the 15quid just to see him get knocked out so easy, cant stand him

I think I'll just catch the highlights...
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: optimistic nit on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:00:36 AM
:lol: didn't prescott say withing 4 rounds?
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Carlito on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:15:05 AM
(http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7193/khangm0.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

mackems.gif
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: ElDiablo on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:15:46 AM
Haha, good stuff. That'll silence the young asian community around here who see him as some sort of god.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: TRC on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:21:04 AM
Had money on Prescott, was going to put it on the first round at 100/1, gutted I didn't. Very surprised Warren let Kahn fight Prescott.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: davy_fulla on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:21:37 AM
Vid here for us peasants that couldn't afford it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKj68DPNFNQ
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:21:48 AM
(http://i38.tinypic.com/v5a3xx.gif)

Kapow!
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: stozo on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:25:05 AM
Watching the video I'm stunned the ref didn't stop it after the first knockdown.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: davy_fulla on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:28:09 AM
Watching the video I'm stunned the ref didn't stop it after the first knockdown.

Happy when I heard he got knocked down - even better when I saw it was twice :)
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: hakka on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:55:32 AM
For the last few fights before the Prescott one, Khan had displayed defensive weakness and that he couldn't take a decent punch.  Willie Limond had him on the floor and in each fight after that he showed that if you caught him, he's hurt a bit.  Tonight he got his first few hits from a power puncher and boy did it make good viewing!  I was stunned and shaking after after that fight! don't give two s***s about Khan losing, he was arrogant enough to think he was ready, especially being knocked down by the power of a commonwealth champion.

I didn't have to pay to see this fight, but it would have been still worth it if I did!  mackems.gif

Watching Khan looking drunk while trying to stand was funny!
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 01:36:03 AM
(http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7193/khangm0.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 01:40:18 AM
£15:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTXhubLsoe4
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:53:19 AM
He's incredibly lucky that Prescott didn't hit him with the right as he was falling to the mat the first time. That right was a full swing and had it connected I reckon they'd have been bringing the stretcher out for Khan.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:19:48 AM
Will this mean Bolton Wanderers will stop wheeling the bugger out before every single game?
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Coco on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:31:06 AM
That cheered me up no end! f***ing amateur...

Should've backed Prescott, had a feeling he'd win, but never thought it would be like that!
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:32:05 AM
haha that's f***ing brilliant
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:47:27 AM
He's incredibly lucky that Prescott didn't hit him with the right as he was falling to the mat the first time. That right was a full swing and had it connected I reckon they'd have been bringing the stretcher out for Khan.
Agreed. Totally out of his depth, terrible.

If you get caught sweetly on your chin it's a wrap but he seems to particularly have a problem and it isn't all down to a very poor defensive. If the first flooring was at any other time in the match (you know, not the first 40 seconds) it would've been stopped. Totally rocked.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: catmag on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:51:05 AM
There's never been anything for support on here for Khan as I recall, so why the mirth at his knockout?
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: 80 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:57:04 AM
By all decent accounts, I hear he's supposed to be a good lad... But yeah, I enjoyed it, too. The hype machine that has surrounded his walkovers, its generated feelings in me similar to those of when England are embarrassed by Northern Ireland or whoever.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 7 September 2008, 04:17:21 AM
Imagine how Sky feel now getting on this 6-fight contract or whatever it is. :lol: As if anyone's going to pay it next time.

Pay to watch him be 6 other boxers little Bolton bitch? f*** yes.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 11:16:25 AM
£15:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTXhubLsoe4

more fool those that paid.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Shak on Sunday 7 September 2008, 12:23:49 PM
Brilliant. :lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:05:34 PM
I love how Sky are still trying to sell the replays of this.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: timmy boy on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:25:36 PM
Khans face when he gets up the first time is brilliant looks like he is actually seeing  stars  ;D ;D

The ref should of never let him carry on, the punch that put him on his arse the second time was brutal.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:33:08 PM
And he said he wants to fight Hatton at some point?

Aye, good one.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: TRC on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:55:09 PM
If it was the other way round, the ref would have stopped it like. Khan gets easy stoppages all the time.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:49:24 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_4107465,00.html

:lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 7 September 2008, 09:53:59 PM
First time he has taken a hit, weak as f*** just as my dad predicted.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 7 September 2008, 10:03:20 PM
Tbf he has taken a good hit before and recovered but he did show his weakness then.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 September 2008, 10:25:20 PM
Yeah, but the people he's fought before are real powderpuff stuff compared to this guy and when they caught him he still went down, this was always going to happen when someone with some real power tagged him.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 7 September 2008, 11:20:51 PM
Didn't expect that, 1st fight i've missed and look what happened. Funny enough same happened to Naz, must be me!  :laugh:

Hopefully this takes his posse and promoters down a peg or 6, and get the lad moving in the right direction, really hope its not the end of little ole glass jaw  :blush:
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: tmonkey on Monday 8 September 2008, 12:10:43 AM
Overrated show pony since day one. Should've stuck to the Olympics.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Mucky01 on Monday 8 September 2008, 03:19:43 PM
I’ve always moaned previously about his opposition that he was fighting against small opposition that looked at least 2 divisions below Khan’s weight. Not this time though, the outcome – ‘kapow’ indeed.

I was having a rant to my mate on saturday about most of the boxing going to Santanta and the cheek of putting that Khan fight on Sky pay-per-view. If they have signed Khan up for a 6 fight PPV package that’s going to be hilarious watching how they market it!!

It’s like Calzage who kept moaning about how he didn’t get any recognition or marketing sponsorship yet he kept signing PPV deals – idiot.
Title: Re: The Boxing, Khan and all that.
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 11 September 2008, 11:46:22 PM
Just seen it in full on SS1 now.

The reaction of the crowd is fantastic.  :lol:
Title: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:30:11 PM
Anyone know what time this is likely to start?
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Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:34:12 PM
It looks like it's scheduled for 11. So it must be on early in the US for once. ???
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Post by: Dokko on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:37:14 PM
Heard 3am.
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Post by: Cajun on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:38:39 PM
Doesn't the show start about 11 so the main fight will be about 3-4am?
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Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:41:35 PM
f***ing gutted with the 3-4 am start.

I love Calzaghe but there's no chance I will be staying up till that time.

Why cant there be a compromise and have the fight staged a couple of hours earlier in the States?
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Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:43:09 PM
Doesn't the show start about 11 so the main fight will be about 3-4am?

Every time i get tricked by the ridiculously early coverage. :dave:
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Post by: Mikky on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:46:48 PM
4.15am
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Post by: Pilko on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:48:21 PM
I'd probably stay up late and watch this, but I pulled an all nighter last night and don't feel like doing it again. Will probably retire after MoTD and then get up for The Championship tomorrow morning.
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Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 8 November 2008, 05:50:23 PM
Doesn't the show start about 11 so the main fight will be about 3-4am?

Every time i get tricked by the ridiculously early coverage. :dave:


It's called 'advertising revenue opportunism'

The b******s!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:03:53 PM
Will be closer to 4am, its a pisser but am staying up.
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Post by: Dave on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:06:42 PM
I really want to watch it, but I'm undecided on whether to stay up.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:08:40 PM
Im just gonna get out of bed at 4 for it, ive Setanta in my room so f*** it may aswell
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Atticus on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:08:51 PM
I really want to watch it, but I'm undecided on whether to stay up.

Do it.

Sundays are for sleeping.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:09:11 PM
I really want to watch it, but I'm undecided on whether to stay up.

I dont have Setanta and was gonna get a dodgy stream somewhere but 4am is just too much for me like!  :lol:

Proper gutted though, this will be his first fight in years that Ive missed and considering that it is his last it makes it even more gutting!  :weep:

Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Atticus on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:13:21 PM
I really want to watch it, but I'm undecided on whether to stay up.

I dont have Setanta and was gonna get a dodgy stream somewhere but 4am is just too much for me like!  :lol:

Proper gutted though, this will be his first fight in years that Ive missed and considering that it is his last it makes it even more gutting!  :weep:



Last time I went dodgy on boxing was Hatton/Mayweather. Between foreign commentary, being 5 minutes behind the rest of the world, blank screens and the fight/result it made me wish I'd never bothered.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:15:32 PM
I really want to watch it, but I'm undecided on whether to stay up.

I dont have Setanta and was gonna get a dodgy stream somewhere but 4am is just too much for me like!  :lol:

Proper gutted though, this will be his first fight in years that Ive missed and considering that it is his last it makes it even more gutting!  :weep:

Last time I went dodgy on boxing was Hatton/Mayweather. Between foreign commentary, being 5 minutes behind the rest of the world, blank screens and the fight/result it made me wish I'd never bothered.

Ive had some pretty good streams in the past like, mine was excellent for Hatton/Mayweather aswell as Calzaghe/Hopkins. Proper HBO commentary.

I am sure those fights started about 2am didnt they?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:29:07 PM
Last time I tried to stay up that late for a fight I managed to keep myself up till about 10 mins before then fell asleep on the sofa :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:37:40 PM
I'm up early in the morning to get the train to Fulham so won't be staying up unfortunately.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:40:29 PM
Is this not at Madison Square Garden? Usually 4am for Vegas fights, hoping this'll be a bit earlier...
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:40:39 PM
Problem is there's f*** all to do until that time.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 8 November 2008, 06:41:49 PM
I'm up early in the morning to get the train to Fulham so won't be staying up unfortunately.

Get yourself a six-foot five suitcase with some airholes and air conditioning, I'm f***ing coming.
Or not.  :weep:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Saturday 8 November 2008, 11:44:23 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/7714516.stm

Fight is at 4:15GMT
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Saturday 8 November 2008, 11:48:33 PM
f***'s sake.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Shak on Sunday 9 November 2008, 12:59:36 AM
There's a big college football game on from one until four, gonna watch that as long as its competitive.

Should go nicely into the Calzaghe fight.

Hit the sack around 5, get up at 3ish and get some food then watch the Fulham game. Then there's 3 good NFL games which should take me up until 4 tomorrow night.

Might venture outside for a bit on Monday.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Atticus on Sunday 9 November 2008, 01:00:08 AM
There's a big college football game on from one until four, gonna watch that as long as its competitive.

Should go nicely into the Calzaghe fight.

Hit the sack around 5, get up at 3ish and get some food then watch the Fulham game. Then there's 3 good NFL games which should take me up until 4 tomorrow night.

Might venture outside for a bit on Monday.

:snod:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 01:10:49 AM
There's a big college football game on from one until four, gonna watch that as long as its competitive.

Should go nicely into the Calzaghe fight.

Hit the sack around 5, get up at 3ish and get some food then watch the Fulham game. Then there's 3 good NFL games which should take me up until 4 tomorrow night.

Might venture outside for a bit on Monday.

:laugh:

f***ing students/layabouts.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:08:57 AM
Boxing has been dead for a decade and they're still charging fifty bucks for this s***.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:23:21 AM
Boxing has been dead for a decade and they're still charging fifty bucks for this s***.

Full agreement Mike!

The nineties were a complete revitalisation of the sport! Eubank v Benn were classics, and Jones jr was a scary fooker!

There's no-one around lately, or for the past 5 years to bring the punch back! Calzaghe will go to retirement with a win i think, but boxing has not been the same for years!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:27:32 AM
Boxing has been dead for a decade and they're still charging fifty bucks for this s***.

A decade? So you missed Gatti/Ward? Castillo/Corrales? Barrera/Morales? Pacquiao/Marquez? I could go on. 2007 alone was an awesome year for boxing.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:32:42 AM
Always felt as if the sport lived and died based on the quality of the heavyweight division.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:35:29 AM
Hatton/Mayweather fight was quality in recent times imo
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:42:57 AM
Always felt as if the sport lived and died based on the quality of the heavyweight division.

Why? Most of the greatest boxers of all time aren't heavyweights.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:45:00 AM
Grew up watching the heavyweights. It's all personal preference.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Willow on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:59:22 AM
(http://www.nnuploads.com/pfiles/2910/40c50b25690bac420bbd7e30a933c89c.gif)
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 03:37:05 AM
Doesn't the guy with the beard look exactly like the frazzled old lifer from OZ? Almost uncanny resemblance.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:18:46 AM
Not starting at 4:15 anyway...
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:34:06 AM
There's a big college football game on from one until four, gonna watch that as long as its competitive.

Should go nicely into the Calzaghe fight.

Hit the sack around 5, get up at 3ish and get some food then watch the Fulham game. Then there's 3 good NFL games which should take me up until 4 tomorrow night.

Might venture outside for a bit on Monday.

:laugh:

f***ing students/layabouts.
I had that lifestyle last year, sadly Im up 9 am every Monday :(
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:34:32 AM
Starting now, or so HBO are saying
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:38:20 AM
Aye Roys in the ring totally opposite in terms of Ring style these two, ones a cocky sod the o ther is very relaxed and calm.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:40:10 AM
4.45am ffs.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:42:39 AM
I know howay man, its all right for americans they forget the f***ing rest of the world is hours ahead! Aww here we go American national anthem. Aye right Dawns early light now can we get to watching two blokes beat the s*** out of each other please! Its moments like this I regret we gave these two independence if we hadn't we could have just said "God Save the Queen alright everyone in agreement? Magic boys get it on!".

And now f***ing 2 minutes introductions I know whos f***ing fighting man I've been waiting long enough.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:46:38 AM
:lol: "gave"
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:47:53 AM
Abit of booing for the US anthem there? LETS GET READY TO RUUUUMBLEEEEEEEE :D
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:48:12 AM
:lol: "gave"
Didn't you read history books, we let them win man! :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:50:14 AM
wow!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:50:19 AM
f***ing hell. :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:50:52 AM
If he gans in the first I'm going to cry.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:50:55 AM
Some craic Joe lost his last fight
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:51:32 AM
Credit to Calzaghe. He fought back after the knockdown.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:51:53 AM
Nice clothesline.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:52:18 AM
s*** Joe down already
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:53:38 AM
Roy is a cocky little b****** :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:53:57 AM
RJJ doesn't look that geared up like hes not really taking him serious, almost like hes sparring, he looks in better shape than Joe as well.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:54:30 AM
Massive hit.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:55:16 AM
Being outclassed. That cut might f*** him up.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:56:21 AM
I'd love him maintain unbeaten but I only see one winner.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:57:54 AM
Not liking the goading, he'll get binned if he's not careful.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:58:34 AM
when it said Calzaghes girlfriend i was expecting to see a sheep sat in the audience
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:58:36 AM
Joe has great hand speed and throws a hell of a lot, but he's not landing too much...
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:59:06 AM
:lol:

That end.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:59:21 AM
Calzaghe won that one.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 04:59:24 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:03:10 AM
and that one.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:04:38 AM
Why does every sporting event involving an american against a 'non-american' always turn into chants of U S A, U S A ?    :crazy2:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:04:59 AM
Reminds me of Bowyer Dyer this fight lots of punches not many hits.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:05:12 AM
This is a good fight
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:07:16 AM
Why does every sporting event involving an american against a 'non-american' always turn into chants of U S A, U S A ?    :crazy2:

We hate f***ing everyone.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:07:20 AM
Just not convinced about Calzaghe's shot power. Jones looks like he could one-inch-punch him out.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:08:52 AM
Just not convinced about Calzaghe's shot power. Jones looks like he could one-inch-punch him out.
True but hes halfway through now he can't keep dicking about.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:09:15 AM
Just not convinced about Calzaghe's shot power. Jones looks like he could one-inch-punch him out.

Jones is ridiculously past it. Ten years ago this might have been over.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:17:04 AM
Won't last much longer before a stoppage unless they can work miracles on that cut...
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:18:28 AM
Credit due to Calzaghe. He's been on top essentially since he went down.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:19:45 AM
That looks hurty.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:21:15 AM
Credit due to Calzaghe. He's been on top essentially since he went down.

Aye, he has, and tbf to Joe, it was a forearm smash (admitedly, after a good hit) that knocked him down...
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:23:56 AM
It's over for Jones.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:26:20 AM
All he can hope for is a knock out punch, and that doesn't look likely...
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:27:19 AM
All he can hope for is a knock out punch, and that doesn't look likely...

He's not even really going for it. He's just standing there.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:28:38 AM
Surely giving adrenaline isnt allowed?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:30:05 AM
That cut is nasty.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:32:30 AM
Jesus Christ that is a lot of blood.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:32:48 AM
Did i just hear that right?

"hes out Roy Jonesing Jones"

:shifty:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:35:10 AM
Night fellas.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:40:58 AM
Well done to Calzaghe. Can't stand the way he fights, but you can't say anything about his record.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Coco on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:49:22 AM
 :lol: at Jones' interview...

Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:50:59 AM
Mayweather vs Calzaghe UNDEFEATED

Make it happen :smitten:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: clarkyshan on Sunday 9 November 2008, 07:57:09 AM
Always felt as if the sport lived and died based on the quality of the heavyweight division.

Why? Most of the greatest boxers of all time aren't heavyweights.
you could be right but the heavyweights are generally the most popular. bet people could name alot more heavyweights than in other divisions.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 9 November 2008, 11:55:53 AM
Sad to see Jones like that tbh, he looks old and he is just past it. A far superior fighter to Calzaghe but he's just not got it in him anymore, probably one of the greatest fighters ever. If he'd been 5 years younger this fight would have been over in the first half.
Don't think Calzaghe should retire with the last 2 fights he's had though, all he's done is beat legends who are older than him and who are finished.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 9 November 2008, 12:25:38 PM
Sad to see Jones like that tbh, he looks old and he is just past it. A far superior fighter to Calzaghe but he's just not got it in him anymore, probably one of the greatest fighters ever. If he'd been 5 years younger this fight would have been over in the first half.
Don't think Calzaghe should retire with the last 2 fights he's had though, all he's done is beat legends who are older than him and who are finished.

Get in Joe!, will have to catch the fight somewhere.

Lol, its not like Calzaghe is some 25 year old fighter taking on some old man he is 36 man FFS!!, 3 years difference is f*** all.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 9 November 2008, 12:28:44 PM
Mayweather vs Calzaghe UNDEFEATED

Make it happen :smitten:

You're joking arent you?

Floyd is a Welterweight and Calzaghe is a Ligh Heavyweight now, thats some 30lbs weight difference.  Calzaghe would KO him in all probability.

Having said that, I would love to see Floyd get torn a new arsehole like!  :lol:
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 9 November 2008, 12:50:22 PM
Sad to see Jones like that tbh, he looks old and he is just past it. A far superior fighter to Calzaghe but he's just not got it in him anymore, probably one of the greatest fighters ever. If he'd been 5 years younger this fight would have been over in the first half.
Don't think Calzaghe should retire with the last 2 fights he's had though, all he's done is beat legends who are older than him and who are finished.

Get in Joe!, will have to catch the fight somewhere.

Lol, its not like Calzaghe is some 25 year old fighter taking on some old man he is 36 man FFS!!, 3 years difference is f*** all.
3 years is alot in sport never mind boxing. Being older and slower is one thing, but in a sport such as boxing where all the fights you had in your younger days really kick in when you hit 36/37, all the jumping your body did from weight to weight, especially Jones who's been in 4 different divisions, of course it'll have an effect and most fighters get to an age where it all just goes down the swanny very rapidly. Roy is at that stage now, i imagine that Joe will start to go that direction too, which is wise that he'll probably retire as i think any fight he has form here on in will be a loss.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 9 November 2008, 01:26:33 PM
He was in top top form, p*ssed me off as he messed around way to much though, BUT it should have been over you cannot let a fight goon with a fighter cut lik that. Thats USA though, the fight before Joe's that kid was cut twice from two headbuts and it was let to go.

Strange for him to be thniking about retiring though when he is in such great form.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:24:40 PM
Strange for him to be thniking about retiring though when he is in such great form.

Doubt he needs the money any more.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:48:10 PM
Strange for him to be thniking about retiring though when he is in such great form.

Doubt he needs the money any more.

Would you rather he retire after several embarrasing defeats like Ali, Tyson, or RJJ himself? If there's a sport you ought to retire on top in it's boxing.

Both Calzaghe and Jones have had very similar careers imo. They both have had great careers and are top class fighters, but neither of them were able/willing to fight another great fighter in their primes. For Calzaghe this is due to his unwillingness to leave home. He waited far too late to expand his horizons I think. Jones frankly wasted his talent ripping through noones when he could have been fighting big name fights. I guess technically he fought what was in front of him, but one has to question how he managed not to fight any of the top fighters from nearby weightclasses during that time period.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 9 November 2008, 02:54:25 PM
Strange for him to be thniking about retiring though when he is in such great form.

Doubt he needs the money any more.

Would you rather he retire after several embarrasing defeats like Ali, Tyson, or RJJ himself? If there's a sport you ought to retire on top in it's boxing.

Going undefeated through his career is something he probably wanted to retire with as well. He's now left a legacy that wouldn't be the same if he had one more fight and lost it.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 9 November 2008, 03:05:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o0c8fXHp-4&feature=related

Roy Jones should have retired back then instead of treading water til now.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 9 November 2008, 03:30:34 PM
Still don't rate Mr. Slappy
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 9 November 2008, 03:33:16 PM
Still don't rate Mr. Slappy

I'm sure he would be gutted to hear that.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 9 November 2008, 03:34:35 PM
I mean you call him Mr. Slappy, but clearly his punches had an effect on Jones last night.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 9 November 2008, 05:04:36 PM
Are you guys watching Hattons fight?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: TRC on Sunday 9 November 2008, 06:30:01 PM
Joke of a fight that. Nearly as bad as Holmes v Ali.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Decky on Sunday 9 November 2008, 06:35:19 PM
Are you guys watching Hattons fight?

I will be
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 9 November 2008, 06:59:50 PM
Bird on ITV news: "Calzaghe was knocked down in the first round but came back strongly to extend his unbeaten run to 38 games"

Games? GAMES?

Stupid bint!
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 9 November 2008, 09:26:24 PM
Strange for him to be thniking about retiring though when he is in such great form.

Doubt he needs the money any more.

He said the other day that he is comfortable but by no means a multi millionaire.

A big payday would easily tempt him back imo.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 9 November 2008, 09:29:15 PM
Sad to see Jones like that tbh, he looks old and he is just past it. A far superior fighter to Calzaghe but he's just not got it in him anymore, probably one of the greatest fighters ever. If he'd been 5 years younger this fight would have been over in the first half.
Don't think Calzaghe should retire with the last 2 fights he's had though, all he's done is beat legends who are older than him and who are finished.

Get in Joe!, will have to catch the fight somewhere.

Lol, its not like Calzaghe is some 25 year old fighter taking on some old man he is 36 man FFS!!, 3 years difference is f*** all.
3 years is alot in sport never mind boxing. Being older and slower is one thing, but in a sport such as boxing where all the fights you had in your younger days really kick in when you hit 36/37, all the jumping your body did from weight to weight, especially Jones who's been in 4 different divisions, of course it'll have an effect and most fighters get to an age where it all just goes down the swanny very rapidly. Roy is at that stage now, i imagine that Joe will start to go that direction too, which is wise that he'll probably retire as i think any fight he has form here on in will be a loss.

Agree and disagree.

Ive seen Calzaghe perform worse than this 8 or 9 years ago.  3 years difference between the fighters at this age is really f*** all.  36 or 39,  Its all in the mind. 
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 9 November 2008, 10:25:25 PM
It's all in the mind :lol: Different bodies react differently with age. Some cope better and some worse, stating the obvious.

Whta I will say to any Calzaghe fans who rate him as P4P one of the best ever:

Before this fight he said (paraphrasing), "I'm really up for this fight. It's hard to motivate yourself sometimes to fight people you've never heard of (referring to past fights)".

Then why spend an entire career fighting them? People talking about his legacy, what is his legacy? Ducking the best fighters in his prime. It's a shame for boxers today because of the lack of competition now, you really can't acheive what others did in the past of the sport.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 9 November 2008, 10:28:30 PM
Its also easy to blame the 'body' so to speak.

When its two late 30 year olds fighting the body cannot be an excuse imo.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 9 November 2008, 11:12:33 PM
Its also easy to blame the 'body' so to speak.

When its two late 30 year olds fighting the body cannot be an excuse imo.
I think bodies really do make a difference though when you hit the declining age, which is around 35 because you can go down so much in just one year. Sure if it was a 30 year old against a 27 year old but its not, age really does come into play a lot more. You say about mind though, Jones was an animal in his heyday, and last night he just seemed apologetic and so defeatist, it was really a sad way to see such a great fighter. I think he knows his body can't take it anymore, so psychologically he's just not up for it anymore.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Jawesome on Monday 10 November 2008, 11:17:47 AM
It's all in the mind :lol: Different bodies react differently with age. Some cope better and some worse, stating the obvious.

Whta I will say to any Calzaghe fans who rate him as P4P one of the best ever:

Before this fight he said (paraphrasing), "I'm really up for this fight. It's hard to motivate yourself sometimes to fight people you've never heard of (referring to past fights)".

Then why spend an entire career fighting them? People talking about his legacy, what is his legacy? Ducking the best fighters in his prime. It's a shame for boxers today because of the lack of competition now, you really can't acheive what others did in the past of the sport.

Not the blokes fault if his challengers aren't up to scratch.  How long has he been champion for?  Why should he go to the best, why can't the best go to him to try and win the title?  If someone challenges him then he has to accept or he loses his belt(s) am I right?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 13 November 2008, 02:01:05 PM
It's all in the mind :lol: Different bodies react differently with age. Some cope better and some worse, stating the obvious.

Whta I will say to any Calzaghe fans who rate him as P4P one of the best ever:

Before this fight he said (paraphrasing), "I'm really up for this fight. It's hard to motivate yourself sometimes to fight people you've never heard of (referring to past fights)".

Then why spend an entire career fighting them? People talking about his legacy, what is his legacy? Ducking the best fighters in his prime. It's a shame for boxers today because of the lack of competition now, you really can't acheive what others did in the past of the sport.

Not the blokes fault if his challengers aren't up to scratch.  How long has he been champion for?  Why should he go to the best, why can't the best go to him to try and win the title?   If someone challenges him then he has to accept or he loses his belt(s) am I right?

100% correct.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: Mucky01 on Thursday 13 November 2008, 03:16:45 PM
Strange for him to be thniking about retiring though when he is in such great form.
Doubt he needs the money any more.
He said the other day that he is comfortable but by no means a multi millionaire.

A big payday would easily tempt him back imo.

he was cleaned out by his ex when they got divorced, the amount of money that can be made in the States is huge compared to UK – he will make another fight now that he’s caught the eye over there, but it will be definitely another 4am fight.
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 13 November 2008, 09:06:01 PM
Anyone any idea when Terrestrial tv is gonna show this?
Title: Re: Calzaghe Fight............
Post by: TRC on Saturday 15 November 2008, 08:44:32 PM
It's all in the mind :lol: Different bodies react differently with age. Some cope better and some worse, stating the obvious.

Whta I will say to any Calzaghe fans who rate him as P4P one of the best ever:

Before this fight he said (paraphrasing), "I'm really up for this fight. It's hard to motivate yourself sometimes to fight people you've never heard of (referring to past fights)".

Then why spend an entire career fighting them? People talking about his legacy, what is his legacy? Ducking the best fighters in his prime. It's a shame for boxers today because of the lack of competition now, you really can't acheive what others did in the past of the sport.

Not the blokes fault if his challengers aren't up to scratch.  How long has he been champion for?  Why should he go to the best, why can't the best go to him to try and win the title?   If someone challenges him then he has to accept or he loses his belt(s) am I right?

100% correct.

He was WBO champion for years, which is the the worst title out of the 4 main ones, he needed to get out there and go to the fights to get a legacy, Jones, Hopkins, Toney already had a legacy, and didnt need Joe to become hall of famers. Calzaghe had no marketability until he beat Lacy, then people took notice, which is why Hopkins fought him.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: kingdawson on Saturday 6 December 2008, 10:20:48 PM
Anyone gonna stay up for this? Really want Manny to take this but i think de la hoya is just to big for him (no homo). De la hoya on a decision is my prediction.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: madras on Saturday 6 December 2008, 10:24:09 PM
how often does KD show his mug in here ?

guess the idea of two oiled up beefers gets his juices going ?
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 6 December 2008, 10:33:31 PM
I'm not sure i can be arsed. Just been watching the boxing on ITV4, i think one guys nose ended up a few rows back and another had a cut that made him look like an extra from braveheart.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 6 December 2008, 10:35:44 PM
This really ought to be a hell of a fight. According to the boxing insiders the winner faces Hatton, so it's good to see boxing working to put together big fights instead of avoiding them. If I had to predict I'd say  the Pacman in 12. Activity, activity, activity. However, Pac can be hit and he will need to watch himself. Will have to go out to bar or pub to watch it though, can't believe Americans are expected to pay 50 dollars for this stuff.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:02:46 PM
Anyone watching the fight on 3 right now? Don't know who these guys are but I have a feeling it might be a good fight.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Fenham Mag on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:07:50 PM
Anyone watching the fight on 3 right now? Don't know who these guys are but I have a feeling it might be a good fight.

yeh im watching it , good start and it is going to be one hell of a fight i predict! Froch is suppose to be the next big thing even though he's 31 he started when he was 26 so he is sort of 'fresh'.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:14:24 PM
Great stuff so far! Froch is quick and powerful but poor on the defence, think pascal might pick him off with a big one.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:15:17 PM
been a cracking fight so far. enjoying this immensly.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Fenham Mag on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:19:01 PM
Absolutely cracking fight. Best i've saw in ages
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:22:58 PM
f***ing hell! Pascal had a fair few in after the bell there, great fight.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Fenham Mag on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:24:32 PM
Title change is needed!
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:39:25 PM
 :lol: These guys are insanely hard, thought pascal was going there but comes straight back with some massive punches.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:41:40 PM
truly excellent this.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:51:11 PM
a victory for boxing. :clap:
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:52:08 PM
Great fight, Froch surely won.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Fenham Mag on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:55:31 PM
Immense  :clap: After all that not even one of them hit the floor which is amazing
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 7 December 2008, 04:16:36 AM
Cant find a link ffs.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 7 December 2008, 04:32:53 AM
yes i found it.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 7 December 2008, 04:35:22 AM
Damnn oscars getting disciplined so far.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 7 December 2008, 04:47:11 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Manny destroyed him. Now he's gonna dismantle Hatton.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 7 December 2008, 05:30:25 AM
This really ought to be a hell of a fight. According to the boxing insiders the winner faces Hatton, so it's good to see boxing working to put together big fights instead of avoiding them. If I had to predict I'd say  the Pacman in 12. Activity, activity, activity. However, Pac can be hit and he will need to watch himself. Will have to go out to bar or pub to watch it though, can't believe Americans are expected to pay 50 dollars for this stuff.
Pac man was just so much quicker and sharper than De la Hoya....it was beyond belief. I really don't regret leaving my studies and going to the pub to watch this. Amazing to see the way things ended up going. Oscar had no response the entire time. He never even saw punches coming. I thought Calzaghe embarrassed Jones, but this was a completely new level of career ending shame. Pac made Oscar look like an amateur...like a sparring partner. Terrible way to end his career (the interviews made it seem he would retire)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Manny destroyed him. Now he's gonna dismantle Hatton.
I think Hatton is a much more difficult prospect for Pacquiao. That would be the ultimate clash of styles at that weight class...and really that fight could be decided by what kind of referee is present. Pac is better, but I really don't like that matchup for him especially considering that Hatton is significantly younger and much more active than Oscar. But yeah...Pac v. Hatton and Pac-Floyd....are fights that really need to occur.
Title: Re: De la hoya vs Pacquiao
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 7 December 2008, 02:21:41 PM
The Froch fight was excellent, I am not a boxing regular but I always seem to catch the quality fights.
Title: The boxing thread
Post by: indi on Saturday 17 January 2009, 08:48:36 PM
This fight is kinda funny the German bloke looks like a midget compared to Fury.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Boxing on ITV4 - Now
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 17 January 2009, 08:56:57 PM
Fury shat on him there.
Title: Re: The Boxing on ITV4 - Now
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 17 January 2009, 08:57:13 PM
This fight is kinda funny the German bloke looks like a midget compared to Fury.  :lol:

And the midget jock crumbles, poor, poor oompa loompa man!
Title: Re: The Boxing on ITV4 - Now
Post by: TRC on Saturday 17 January 2009, 09:20:43 PM
Tyson Fury looks good like. John Murray fight is on now
Title: Re: The Boxing on ITV4 - Now
Post by: indi on Saturday 17 January 2009, 11:47:27 PM
That whole fight had funny things about it from the start, with Fury's dad sounding exactly like Paddy Considine's character in A Room For Romeo Brass, to the mad German/Scotsman in his kilt, to the ridiculous size difference, not to mention that Fury's totally out of shape he could be really really good if he got some proper conditioning under his belt.
Title: Re: The Boxing on ITV4 - Now
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 18 January 2009, 08:58:42 PM
canny belly on fury.
Title: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Friday 23 January 2009, 11:21:23 PM
Fight confirmed for May 2nd.

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LOS ANGELES -- In a dramatic reversal of his position, pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao on Thursday night agreed to terms to face junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com.

A day after the fight supposedly dissolved because Pacquiao had not signed the contract for the May 2 super fight by Hatton's prescribed deadline -- causing Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer to declare the fight dead and to cancel a media tour planned for next week -- Pacquiao had a change of heart, Arum said.

The fight would take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Manny has assured me that he has signed the contract and was going to announce it to the Filipino press," Arum said.

Pacquiao's $12 million guaranteed purse -- $1 million more than he was guaranteed when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya on Dec. 6 -- probably had a lot to do with it.

"I think everyone [on Pacquiao's negotiating team] finally came to the realization of where we are in the world and where this economy is," Arum said.

Arum passed along the news to Schaefer, who didn't want to commit to anything until he had seen a signed contract and spoken to Hatton.

Arum and Schaefer had originally agreed to a 50-50 deal in mid-December, but Pacquiao demanded the lion's share. Hatton (45-1, 32 KOs) budged, agreeing to a 52-48 split in Pacquiao's favor, but it wasn't enough for Pacquiao, who wanted at least 55 percent.

In the end, Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs) accepted the 52-48 split with a tweak to another part of the agreement, Arum said.

"Manny had a problem with one thing in the deal but we worked it out," Arum said. "I massaged something in the deal, which I'm not going to tell you about, but it didn't cost me anything. We got it done."

Arum, who is in California promoting Saturday night's Antonio Margarito-Shane Mosley welterweight championship fight at the Staples Center, said his attorney would pick up the faxed confirmation of Pacquiao's signature at his Top Rank office in Las Vegas on Friday morning. After that, Arum said it would be forwarded to Schaefer, who would in turn offer it as proof to a skeptical Hatton.

It had been a wild day before Pacquiao finally agreed to the fight. Arum had said earlier Thursday that he had spoken with Pacquiao's adviser, Michael Koncz, and planned to fly Sunday night to Manila to meet with Pacquiao in a last-ditch effort to get him to sign.

About a half hour later, Koncz called Arum from the Philippines and told him the trip would not be necessary because Pacquiao had decided to sign.

Koncz then surprised Arum, whom Pacquiao had refused to speak with for the past couple of weeks.

"I got on the phone with Manny and I said, 'I can't believe I'm talking to you. Why are you ducking me?'" Arum said. "We had a laugh and Manny told me he had agreed to the fight and was going to sign the contract and fax it to my office."

Arum said all's well that ends well.

"We're dealing with a different culture and a different way of negotiating," he said. "And it's hard to do a deal over the phone where there's a big time difference between us and them on the other side of the world. It's very difficult making a deal. But Manny will make his biggest purse and if the fight is a hit like we all think it's going to be, he could make $20 million for this fight. He's very happy."

Schaefer had left open the possibility of resurrecting the fight after calling it off Wednesday, saying that even though he was going to move on to negotiating with other opponents, they could still make the fight with Pacquiao if he signed a contract before another opponent was secured.

As for the canceled media tour, Arum said they would hit Hatton's native England with stops in his hometown of Manchester and London the last week of February, followed by stops in New York and Los Angeles to promote the pay-per-view fight.

Arum said he and Schaefer are considering proposals from HBO and Showtime, whose deal would include a promotional component by parent network CBS.

Has potential to be a hell of a fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: madras on Friday 23 January 2009, 11:22:02 PM
not derek hatton then ?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 24 January 2009, 12:09:15 AM
Fuckin hell, Mike starting a thread!, Ive seen it all now!

Anyways, I said I'd take the sig down after BB was over.

Sadly, that day has come.  :sadnod: :weep:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Cheshire Mag on Saturday 24 January 2009, 12:11:02 AM
Thought it got called off last night because they couldnt agree a fee?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 24 January 2009, 12:18:32 AM
Thought it got called off last night because they couldnt agree a fee?
It was. But it is boxing. So every one knew it was nonsense. I wouldn't even trust that the fight will go on now. Boxing is so full of politics and other nonsense. Call me when they're having the weigh in. I'd tip Hatton to win this btw.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: midds on Saturday 24 January 2009, 12:46:53 AM
Manny's harder than a coffin nail.  :sadnod:

He'll bray Hatton if he gets his mitts on him.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Saturday 24 January 2009, 12:50:24 AM
Thought it got called off last night because they couldnt agree a fee?
It was. But it is boxing. So every one knew it was nonsense. I wouldn't even trust that the fight will go on now. Boxing is so full of politics and other nonsense. Call me when they're having the weigh in. I'd tip Hatton to win this btw.

That's a joke right? Hatton couldn't even take a mayweather left hook, the f*** is he gonna do when Manny starts unleashing? Hatton just better hope he dosen't come out of this with some serious injuries.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 24 January 2009, 12:52:46 AM
Everyone just cut your yappin, we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Saturday 24 January 2009, 01:00:57 AM
Pac is a monster, but Ricky kept saying the reason he lost against Floyd was because they couldn't trade blows. He'll get that chance here. I really think Pacquiao will take this, but it will almost certainly be a good fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 24 January 2009, 01:12:28 AM
My stepdad is going to this one. He and his mates have their flights and hotels booked for it. Were so p*ssed off when it was "called off" so can imagine they will be made up that its back on.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 24 January 2009, 01:41:58 AM
Hatton is gonna get f***ed up something big. Feel sorry for him in a way, but then again, you gotta be dumb to step in the ring with pacman he gonna smash your face off.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 24 January 2009, 01:57:33 AM
I'm not really a Hatton fan but this isn't as one sided as alot are making out, Pacquiao is the best in the world but we still don't know how he will handle a bigger guy that can actually hit back, especially a bodypuncher like Hatton(both of Pac's KO loses came from bodyshots). I think people have got a bit carried away with the Oscar fight, he was basically a punch bag, Hatton would've killed him, so would a whole bunch of others at welterweight.

Obviously Pacquiao is the favourite, but it won't be a walkover.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: indi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 11:25:11 AM
It's gonna be a good fight I reckon. It's true that Hatton is not as good as he's made out to be and it's easy to be unrealistic about his chances, I should know, I lost money on him against Mayweather having bet on him against all logic, but Pacquiao has come up a lot of weights and is the smaller man, it won't be easy for him fighting at Hatton's weight, a weight he's never lost at remember. Looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Dave on Sunday 25 January 2009, 11:44:41 AM
I'm assuming this will be on Sky Box Office at about 5am.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: indi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 11:53:36 AM
I'm assuming this will be on Sky Box Office at about 5am.

Pretty safe bet. :nods:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Thespence on Sunday 25 January 2009, 12:02:29 PM
Anyone else see Mosley win last night?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: indi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 12:40:58 PM
Anyone else see Mosley win last night?

Just acquired it, gonna watch it later on.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 25 January 2009, 12:46:09 PM
It's gonna be a good fight I reckon. It's true that Hatton is not as good as he's made out to be and it's easy to be unrealistic about his chances, I should know, I lost money on him against Mayweather having bet on him

:lol: you idiot
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: indi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 01:10:47 PM
It's gonna be a good fight I reckon. It's true that Hatton is not as good as he's made out to be and it's easy to be unrealistic about his chances, I should know, I lost money on him against Mayweather having bet on him

:lol: you idiot

I know! I had an accumulator going on all the fights that night and Hatton was the only one to let me down, although having said that if I'd have bet on Floyd then what I'd have got back would have been so s*** that it almost wasn't worth having.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 25 January 2009, 02:15:28 PM
Fair enough. A lot of my friends put money on Hatton with me giving me evens, made a killing.

Pre fight quotes included, "Who is this Mayweather? What's he done? He doesn't look as hard as Ricky, he's from Manchester."
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: NE6 on Sunday 25 January 2009, 02:18:10 PM
Fair enough. A lot of my friends put money on Hatton with me giving me evens, made a killing.

Pre fight quotes included, "Who is this Mayweather? What's he done? He doesn't look as hard as Ricky, he's from Manchester."


f*** me it's Steve Bunce
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 25 January 2009, 02:23:01 PM
thank you, I thought I was very clever betting on 3-1 favourite also
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: TRC on Sunday 25 January 2009, 04:55:15 PM
I'm not really a Hatton fan but this isn't as one sided as alot are making out, Pacquiao is the best in the world but we still don't know how he will handle a bigger guy that can actually hit back, especially a bodypuncher like Hatton(both of Pac's KO loses came from bodyshots). I think people have got a bit carried away with the Oscar fight, he was basically a punch bag, Hatton would've killed him, so would a whole bunch of others at welterweight.

Obviously Pacquiao is the favourite, but it won't be a walkover.

Agree with all of this. I reckon Pac could stop Ricky on cuts, Rickys face looked pretty f***ed up after Lazcano. Everyone gets sucked in to the pre match hype, I think the odds will be a lot close come fight night.

Mosely was awesome last night, I had a bet on Mosely on points, was pretty gutted but the bloke did it in style.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 06:35:58 PM
Margarito was caught with plaster on his gloves....had to get it taken off. Maybe that explains why he was able to beat Cotto so brutally.

Hatton is relentless and is not an easy matchup for anyone at 140 pounds. Unlike De la Hoya, Ricky will probaly move about and attempt to hit Pacman instead of just standing there like a life-sized action figurine. It's not like Pacman is some kind of invincible figure either. He's lost a few fights and has had several close decisions, including two very controversial ones against Marquez. I think it will be a fantastic fight anyway.

In other news, the s*** boxer from Manchester, Amir Khan, has signed up to be beat senselessly by Marco Antonio Barrera, so hopefully he will end any ideas of him being a serious player in worldwide boxing.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: NE6 on Sunday 25 January 2009, 06:39:19 PM
Thought Khan was from Bolton.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 06:42:23 PM
Thought Khan was from Bolton.
Is he? I'm no expert on English geography. I've personaly never been outside of London on my trips there.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Thespence on Sunday 25 January 2009, 06:50:35 PM
Anyone else see Mosley win last night?

Just acquired it, gonna watch it later on.

Good ruck you will enjoy it
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 25 January 2009, 09:44:57 PM
Isn't Barrera dead?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 25 January 2009, 10:07:46 PM
Isn't Barrera dead?
That's Corrales.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: indi on Monday 26 January 2009, 12:53:43 AM
Anyone else see Mosley win last night?

Just acquired it, gonna watch it later on.

Good ruck you will enjoy it

I did, great fight.
Title: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:39:54 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/7871918.stm

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Undefeated world super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion Joe Calzaghe has announced his retirement.

The 36-year-old Welshman, who reigned as a world champion for more than 11 years, quits the ring with a glittering record of 46 wins from 46 fights.

"It was a difficult decision but I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve in boxing," he told BBC Sport.

"I've been world champion for 11 years. I've got no other goals to go for. That's why I am calling it a day."

In an exclusive interview with BBC sports editor Mihir Bose, Calzaghe, who held the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF super-middleweight belts during his 16-year professional career, said he had thought "long and hard" about retiring but insisted it was the right move.

"I had a long think with my family," he said. "My children wanted me to give up, plus my mum. That's why I called it a day and will go on to do something else."

Asked if he could ever be tempted back into the ring in the future, the Newbridge fighter replied: "My decision is to retire. I've been boxing for 25 years and, like I said, I've achieved everything I want to achieve.

"You can never say never in this game, but I can't see myself boxing again. There's loads of things I want to do. I'm proud to be one of only a few fighters in history to retire undefeated."

Calzaghe, who was born in London but moved to Wales when he was two, chalked up an impressive record as an amateur, winning 110 of his 120 contests after taking up the sport at the age of nine.

He began his professional career with a first-round stoppage of Paul Hanlon on 1 October, 1993, going on to win seven of his first nine bouts in round one.

Trained by his father, Enzo, he became British super-middleweight champion in 1995 before capturing his first world title in 1997, outpointing Chris Eubank to claim the WBO crown.

Despite suffering from several hand injuries, Calzaghe defended the title a total of 21 times, adding the IBF version to his trophy cabinet with a stunning victory over American Jeff Lacy in March 2006.

He then claimed the WBA and WBC belts with what he feels is his most satisfying fight, a unanimous points win over Denmark's Mikkel Kessler at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 4 November, 2007.

"Unifying the super-middleweight division in front of 50,000 fans was a dream come true for me," he told BBC Sport.

"I was fighting a younger fighter than me, I was the underdog. A lot of people thought I was going to lose that fight. It was a great night."

Just a few weeks later, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, collecting a CBE soon afterwards, which went nicely along the MBE he received in 2003.

Calzaghe's final two fights cemented his reputation as one of Britain's greatest ever boxers.

Stepping up to light-heavyweight and fighting in America for the first time, he won a split decision against Bernard Hopkins in Las Vegas to become 'The Ring' light-heavyweight champion.

He then finished his career with a comprehensive points victory over the legendary Roy Jones Jr at New York's Madison Square Garden on 8 November.

Calzaghe, who will be 37 on 23 March, hinted before the fight with Jones that it would be his last, despite talk of a re-match with Hopkins.

Fellow Briton Carl Froch, who took possession of Calzaghe's old WBC super-middleweight belt by beating Canadian Jean Pascal in December, was also eager to take him on.

But Calzaghe resisted the lure of another big pay day and the chance to inch closer to Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins from 49 fights.

Calzaghe, who has two sons, Connor and Joe, from his marriage to Mandy, says he now plans to concentrate on his charity work and becoming a boxing promoter.

Now divorced and living with model girlfriend Jo-Emma, he also revealed he had several TV projects lined up.


Fair play to him I say.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:41:33 PM
Well played.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:06:16 PM
Legend. :)
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Stephen927 on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:07:20 PM
This is what Rocky should have done after he beat Mr T.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:20:30 PM
:clap:

Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 5 February 2009, 08:02:42 PM
 :weep: fair play to him though.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 08:08:36 PM
Hell of a boxer, not as great as some will make out but beat everything in front of him and never demonstrated any diminishing of ability. He looked almost as quick against Roy Jones Jr as he did against Eubank all those year ago and that's a hell of a testament to his work in the gym and dedication of lifestyle. Lacked the power and in-fighting ability to be as exciting as Hatton but as technically sounds as middleweights come, will be missed.

Bernard Hopkins to clean up the light-heavyweight division now methinks, even at 43
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: hakka on Thursday 5 February 2009, 08:30:22 PM
Glad he's retired.  There was no need to carry on, he beat everyone that was put in front of him.

Keep your brain intact while you can.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:15:06 PM
Well done Joe...Jeff Lacy your best performance...all the other big names you fought wewre past their best tbh.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:17:05 PM
Hell of a boxer, not as great as some will make out but beat everything in front of him and never demonstrated any diminishing of ability. He looked almost as quick against Roy Jones Jr as he did against Eubank all those year ago and that's a hell of a testament to his work in the gym and dedication of lifestyle. Lacked the power and in-fighting ability to be as exciting as Hatton but as technically sounds as middleweights come, will be missed.

Bernard Hopkins to clean up the light-heavyweight division now methinks, even at 43

I'm praying Hopkins fights Chad Dawson. That is a bubble waiting to be popped.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:18:59 PM
Well done Joe...Jeff Lacy your best performance...all the other big names you fought wewre past their best tbh.

Mikkel Kessler? Kessler is a far superior boxer to Lacy, he's someone i rate highly. Hopefully he gets some big fights in the next few years and proves himself.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:23:24 PM
Well done Joe...Jeff Lacy your best performance...all the other big names you fought wewre past their best tbh.

Mikkel Kessler? Kessler is a far superior boxer to Lacy, he's someone i rate highly. Hopefully he gets some big fights in the next few years and proves himself.

When Calzaghe fought Lacy,Lacy was an overwhelming favourite and was considered by some as the best pound for pounder in the World...Joe soon disparaged that with imo,his best performance.I believe that was Joe's peak.When he fought Kessler,he didn't beat him as convincingly...but i believe Joe was on the downslide then.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: kingdawson on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:24:48 PM
Hell of a boxer, not as great as some will make out but beat everything in front of him and never demonstrated any diminishing of ability. He looked almost as quick against Roy Jones Jr as he did against Eubank all those year ago and that's a hell of a testament to his work in the gym and dedication of lifestyle. Lacked the power and in-fighting ability to be as exciting as Hatton but as technically sounds as middleweights come, will be missed.

Bernard Hopkins to clean up the light-heavyweight division now methinks, even at 43

It's easy to look quick against an ageing Roy Jones. He looked like an amateur when he was up against Hopkins despite winning in the end (which i don't enen think he won tbh).
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:26:45 PM
Well done Joe...Jeff Lacy your best performance...all the other big names you fought wewre past their best tbh.

Mikkel Kessler? Kessler is a far superior boxer to Lacy, he's someone i rate highly. Hopefully he gets some big fights in the next few years and proves himself.

When Calzaghe fought Lacy,Lacy was an overwhelming favourite and was considered by some as the best pound for pounder in the World...Joe soon disparaged that with imo,his best performance.I believe that was Joe's peak.When he fought Kessler,he didn't beat him as convincingly...but i believe Joe was on the downslide then.

Nobody considered Lacy the best pound for pounder in the world, the best supermiddleweight yes, but that was because people got carried away with his style, he had never actually beaten anyone of note.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:31:26 PM
Joe finished Lacey as a myth.Correct.But going into the fight he was a big underdog.People were saying Jeff Lacy the best pound for pounder,although as i remember,that came from American journo's and experts.They were saying Cazaghe hadn't fought anyone of note....
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:38:11 PM
Joe finished Lacey as a myth.Correct.But going into the fight he was a big underdog.People were saying Jeff Lacy the best pound for pounder,although as i remember,that came from American journo's and experts.They were saying Cazaghe hadn't fought anyone of note....

Seriously, in 2006 the top p4p were Mayweather, Wright, Pacquiao, Barrera, Hatton etc. Lacy was never in the equation, he was just a hyped up prospect, and America thought Calzaghe was a pushover as they had never seen him.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 5 February 2009, 09:55:20 PM
The word is overused, but I think it this case its definitely fitting: Legend.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:00:34 PM
Proper legend Calzaghe!!  :clap: :clap:

The Lacy and Kessler fights  :Jonny2J:
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:01:41 PM
Joe finished Lacey as a myth.Correct.But going into the fight he was a big underdog.People were saying Jeff Lacy the best pound for pounder,although as i remember,that came from American journo's and experts.They were saying Cazaghe hadn't fought anyone of note....

Seriously, in 2006 the top p4p were Mayweather, Wright, Pacquiao, Barrera, Hatton etc. Lacy was never in the equation, he was just a hyped up prospect, and America thought Calzaghe was a pushover as they had never seen him.

I think we agree that Calzaghe proved Lacey to be an over hyped chump.But the Americans did consider him as rheir best and by America,they usually mean world.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: kingdawson on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:03:32 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:06:39 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

You just answered your own question there. History will judge him, just like it did Lennox Lewis, nobody around the world thought he was a legend when he retired, now though he is more popular than ever.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:07:59 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

funny everyone in New York thinks he's a legend now
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:16:57 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

funny everyone in New York thinks he's a legend now

I think he's very well respected around europe aswell. It's the US that has a problem with him.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:19:47 PM
He'll be back.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:22:58 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

46-0

Nothing more needs to be said.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: kingdawson on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:29:54 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

funny everyone in New York thinks he's a legend now

That's not true. I have lots of family in NY and i've been their a few times and no one i talked to said anything about Calzaghe that made me think they held him in high regards. You telling me that beating an ageing Roy Jones has changed their opinions on him? (i'm not even gonna mention Hopkins, because most Yanks didn't even think Calzaghe won the fight).
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:35:55 PM
WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

funny everyone in New York thinks he's a legend now

That's not true. I have lots of family in NY and i've been their a few times and no one i talked to said anything about Calzaghe that made me think they held him in high regards. You telling me that beating an ageing Roy Jones has changed their opinions on him? (i'm not even gonna mention Hopkins, because most Yanks didn't even think Calzaghe won the fight).

That's not true, there's just a vocal minority.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 5 February 2009, 10:47:18 PM
How can a fighter be a legend when out of his 46 fights and wins people can only think of one fighter that ever tested his ability?
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Mike on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:06:25 PM
I thought Hopkins won that fight as well, but no one can deny that he ended Lacy's career.

WHAT? How is Joe Calzaghe a legend? Maybe in this country he is but nowhere else, do they consider him a legend.

You just answered your own question there. History will judge him, just like it did Lennox Lewis, nobody around the world thought he was a legend when he retired, now though he is more popular than ever.

I always thought Lewis was held in pretty high regard when he retired.

I think history will forget Calzaghe, tbh. He'll be that "Who? ...Oh yeah!" guy.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:09:37 PM
Best British boxer of the last 30 years.  Comfortably.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:23:00 PM
Best British boxer of the last 30 years.  Comfortably.


Nigel Benn for me was the most exciting and entertaining.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:31:14 PM
The Best is clearly big Len tbh.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: kingdawson on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:40:07 PM
Best British boxer of the last 30 years.  Comfortably.

Come on man. I don't even like Lewis but he's considerably better then Calzaghe. I'd even go as far as to say that Hatton is better then Joe.

Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:47:19 PM
Best British boxer of the last 30 years.  Comfortably.

Come on man. I don't even like Lewis but he's considerably better then Calzaghe. I'd even go as far as to say that Hatton is better then Joe.

Hatton clearly isn't a better boxer than Joe, but he does have a bigger win at the moment(who knows how signficant the Kessler win could end up being).
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:54:49 PM
Best British boxer of the last 30 years.  Comfortably.

Come on man. I don't even like Lewis but he's considerably better then Calzaghe. I'd even go as far as to say that Hatton is better then Joe.


Put your record on the table. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Sniffer on Thursday 5 February 2009, 11:59:33 PM
Best British boxer of the last 30 years.  Comfortably.

Come on man. I don't even like Lewis but he's considerably better then Calzaghe. I'd even go as far as to say that Hatton is better then Joe.


You won't be saying Hatton is better than anybody after Manny P. finishes with him. I doubt there'll be enough to scrape up unfortunately.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:02:00 AM
Lennox Lewis is a great fighter, but nothing will ever change the fact that he was knocked out by Oliver Mccall and Hasim Rahman in his prime. It's not even like they were close decisions. Big man Lennox couldn't even get up off the canvas. I think Calzaghe has a greater legacy. He came with a very unique style. The man never lost a fight, and aged very well. He came to America for glory and he got it by beating two other great fighters of his era. (I thought that he easily beat Hopkins. Thought he won most every round after the knockdown and that Hopkins employed dirty tactics.) Credit to him, he's had a great career.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:03:02 AM
Definitely see Pacquiao v. Hatton being a close fight btw. Ricky is a tough enough matchup for anyone at 140.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Sniffer on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:05:43 AM
I'll be surprised if Hatton can lay a punch on Pacquiao...certainly without get three back. I don't see it being close on points at all with Hatton looking worse than Oscar at the end.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:07:43 AM
Hatton looks worse than Oscar already though.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:09:02 AM
Lennox Lewis is a great fighter, but nothing will ever change the fact that he was knocked out by Oliver Mccall and Hasim Rahman in his prime. It's not even like they were close decisions. Big man Lennox couldn't even get up off the canvas. I think Calzaghe has a greater legacy. He came with a very unique style. The man never lost a fight, and aged very well. He came to America for glory and he got it by beating two other great fighters of his era. (I thought that he easily beat Hopkins. Thought he won most every round after the knockdown and that Hopkins employed dirty tactics.) Credit to him, he's had a great career.

Lewis fought stronger opposition, and getting KO'd by two big punchers isn't that shocking. Why not focus on his wins? Razor Ruddock, Tucker, Bruno, Morrison, Ray Mercer, Golota, Briggs, Holyfield, Grant, Botha, Tua, Tyson, and Klitschko. That is STRONG record in anyones book, he cleaned up the 90's and early 00's.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Mike on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:11:24 AM
Lewis also beat everyone that ever beat him, didn't he?
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:15:16 AM
Lewis also beat everyone that ever beat him, didn't he?
:lol: Yeah, he beat Hasim Rahman (who is terrible) and Oliver Mcall (Who gave up and started crying in the third round) That really isn't much to proud of. Lewis fans ought to focus on his victories.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:22:42 AM
Totally random somewhat related post.

I was walking along Whitley Bay sea front about 93, I was 11 and this geet big f*** off white limo pulled up from out of nowhere then the door opened and out stepped...............Frank Bruno!!!

Just like that, totally random, I got me picture taken with him and everything.

Was class!
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:40:59 AM
Thing about Calzaghe is that he thinks he's better then he is, he's not a bad fighter by any means but not a great one and has revelled in mediocrity, choosing not to pick the big names when they were big. I think he's a smug t*** personally, never liked him and find it a shame he beat fighters like Hopkins and Jones Jr. who truly are legends, and have earned that status by always picking the best and taking them on. Isn't it funny that he probably got the best fight offers of his life for his last match but retired instead, that sums him up for me.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Mike on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:49:25 AM
Lewis also beat everyone that ever beat him, didn't he?
:lol: Yeah, he beat Hasim Rahman (who is terrible) and Oliver Mcall (Who gave up and started crying in the third round) That really isn't much to proud of. Lewis fans ought to focus on his victories.

That McCall fight was surreal.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Kimbo on Friday 6 February 2009, 12:53:14 AM
Lewis also beat everyone that ever beat him, didn't he?
:lol: Yeah, he beat Hasim Rahman (who is terrible) and Oliver Mcall (Who gave up and started crying in the third round) That really isn't much to proud of. Lewis fans ought to focus on his victories.

Yes, and George Foreman lost to some random called Jimmy Young, Tyson lost to Buster Douglas, Manny Pacquiao got KO'd by two randoms, Tszyu lost to Vince Phillips. There's loads of great fighters out there that have lost to guys they shouldn't have.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 6 February 2009, 01:01:11 AM
Lewis also beat everyone that ever beat him, didn't he?
:lol: Yeah, he beat Hasim Rahman (who is terrible) and Oliver Mcall (Who gave up and started crying in the third round) That really isn't much to proud of. Lewis fans ought to focus on his victories.

Yes, and George Foreman lost to some random called Jimmy Young, Tyson lost to Buster Douglas, Manny Pacquiao got KO'd by two randoms, Tszyu lost to Vince Phillips. There's loads of great fighters out there that have lost to guys they shouldn't have.
No doubt there's some truth to that Kimbo. It's just that it was stated as some kind of accomplishment that Lennox beat all the people he lost to. When, in reality, he's lost to s*** fighters. Rahman and McCall ffs. :lol:

Lot's of weird events have happened with the heavyweights. Golota just quitting after one round with Iron Mike and Mike him self tasting ear. And a bloody skydiver landing in the ring.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Friday 6 February 2009, 07:42:31 AM
Thing about Calzaghe is that he thinks he's better then he is, he's not a bad fighter by any means but not a great one and has revelled in mediocrity, choosing not to pick the big names when they were big. I think he's a smug t*** personally, never liked him and find it a shame he beat fighters like Hopkins and Jones Jr. who truly are legends, and have earned that status by always picking the best and taking them on. Isn't it funny that he probably got the best fight offers of his life for his last match but retired instead, that sums him up for me.

Totally agree.
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: GAMMELL on Friday 6 February 2009, 09:38:53 AM
Thing about Calzaghe is that he thinks he's better then he is, he's not a bad fighter by any means but not a great one and has revelled in mediocrity, choosing not to pick the big names when they were big. I think he's a smug t*** personally, never liked him and find it a shame he beat fighters like Hopkins and Jones Jr. who truly are legends, and have earned that status by always picking the best and taking them on. Isn't it funny that he probably got the best fight offers of his life for his last match but retired instead, that sums him up for me.

Spot on that for me
Title: Re: Calzaghe retires undefeated
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 6 February 2009, 09:50:20 AM
Lennox Lewis is a great fighter, but nothing will ever change the fact that he was knocked out by Oliver Mccall and Hasim Rahman in his prime. It's not even like they were close decisions. Big man Lennox couldn't even get up off the canvas. I think Calzaghe has a greater legacy. He came with a very unique style. The man never lost a fight, and aged very well. He came to America for glory and he got it by beating two other great fighters of his era. (I thought that he easily beat Hopkins. Thought he won most every round after the knockdown and that Hopkins employed dirty tactics.) Credit to him, he's had a great career.

Lewis was in his prime when he fought Mccall? my arse. For one he was 20 lbs off his best fighting weight of 250

You cant compare the likes of Calzaghe to the heavyweights, because one punch, one slip can end it. Lewis beat every man he fought, gave Holyfield a masterclass twice, absolutely destroyed genuine contenders like Golota, Morrison, Briggs, Botha, Tua, Grant and of course Tyson, even beat a prime Klitschko after taking the fight on 2 weeks notice!

George Foreman said it best 'Lennox is without doubt the greatest heavyweight of all time' and the best British boxer ever for me
Title: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Karjala on Friday 13 March 2009, 11:12:20 PM
Heres hoping Barrera does to Khan what he did to that w***** Hamed.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Skirge on Friday 13 March 2009, 11:14:40 PM
Khan has imense hand speed but his glass jaw will again let him down, knocked out by the 3rd round.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 13 March 2009, 11:16:25 PM
Tyson inside two.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Anthnufc on Saturday 14 March 2009, 12:08:06 AM
barrera will win this fight, khan is fast but berrera has blistering speed and can defend like a champ.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 14 March 2009, 12:35:55 AM
Barrera will kill Khan
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 14 March 2009, 01:51:46 AM
Call me a cynic...but there's more money to be split if Khan puts Barrera to bed.Khan in 7 for me.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 14 March 2009, 09:24:19 AM
Hopefully Barrera will win.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 14 March 2009, 09:49:53 AM
Hopefully Barrera will win.

Is it cos he is a...................Bolton fan?
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 14 March 2009, 08:28:38 PM
Not long now till fight,, 9pm
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 14 March 2009, 08:46:03 PM
Not long now till fight,, 9pm

There's a 3-fight undercard - if they all go the full amount of rounds we could be waiting till after midnight for Khan - Barrera.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 14 March 2009, 08:59:43 PM
what times Khan barrera scheduled to start?
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 14 March 2009, 09:06:53 PM
what times Khan barrera scheduled to start?

See my above post - three fight undercard = no real scheduled time. I guess you could say it'll be any time from about 9.30 (three first round knockouts) to about 12.30am.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 14 March 2009, 09:30:52 PM
cheers mate, watching it on a Hungarian channel.

Fight one over with a 4th round KO.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 14 March 2009, 09:55:03 PM
THE WBA INTERNATIONAL AND VACANT WBO INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 9st 9lb (135lb)
AMIR KHAN (Bolton, England) vs. MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA (Mexico City, Mexico)

THE INTERIM WBO CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 14st 4lb (200lb)
ENZO MACCARINELLI (Swansea, Wales) vs. OLA AFOLABI (California, USA)

THE WBO SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 9st 4lb (130lb)
NICKY COOK (Dagenham, England) vs. ROMAN MARTINEZ (Puerto Rico)

THE COMMONWEALTH LIGHT-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 11st (154lb)
BRADLEY PRYCE (Newbridge, Wales) vs. MATTHEW HALL (Manchester, England)

THE VACANT WBA INTERNATIONAL SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 12st (168lb)
PAUL SMITH (Liverpool, England) vs. RASHID MATUMLA (Tanzania)

8 X 3 Minute Rounds International Cruiserweight Championship
DENNIS LEBEDEV (Moscow, Russia) vs. MATHEW ELLIS (Blackpool, England)

8 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
DENTON VASSELL (Manchester, England) vs. EDDIE CORCORAN (Wembley, London)

6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Featherweight Contest
ANTHONY CROLLA (Manchester, England) vs. TBA

4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest
LIAM SMITH (Liverpool, England) vs. KEVIN McCAULEY (Stourbridge, England)

4 X 3 Minute Rounds Bantamweight Contest
CRAIG LYON (St Helens, England) vs. TBA

Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 14 March 2009, 10:44:14 PM
Maccarinelli loses!
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: morgs on Saturday 14 March 2009, 10:46:10 PM
what a punch
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Dave on Saturday 14 March 2009, 10:55:37 PM
Er, the same rules about posting and requesting illegal streams still apply folks.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:00:15 PM
Er, the same rules about posting and requesting illegal streams still apply folks.

Sorry Dave, didn't realise.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: #9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:05:11 PM
just dont seem right watching boxing till at least 3am...im gonna pause it and wait till then  ;D
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: #9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:13:58 PM
Barrera pissing blood after clash of heads in 1st round, good start by kahn mind
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:16:22 PM
Yep Khans f***ing going for it.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:16:53 PM
First two rounds to Khan.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: #9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:19:46 PM
its a blood bath!
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:20:48 PM
Too much blood think its over soon
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: #9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:22:29 PM
Kahns soaked in Barrera's blood, its like a Rocky film !
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Dave on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:22:49 PM
Was it a clash of heads?
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:23:33 PM
No Barrera cut his ballsack when he was shaving trying to get more streamlined.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: #9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:23:51 PM
yeah clash of heads, bad one too
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:28:28 PM
It's over.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:28:54 PM
Well in Khan, looked good there, still not tested to the max though.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: morgs on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:30:25 PM
not exactly a realwin though if he is serious. Barrera was coping with khan and wasnt getting battered. khan was good but is lucky for the cut
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:31:04 PM
not much of a fight...

f***ing head butt, cut way above anywhere of massive significence, but blood flowing into Barrera's eye.

Technical win to Khan.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: #9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:32:35 PM
Was not a "world class performance" as sky are making out.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:33:18 PM
Aye it's hard to gauge that fight because the cut obviously f***ed barrera right over. He didn't put a foot wrong though so fair play.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: morgs on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:35:18 PM
agree with both above, good performance but khan stopped nobody
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: colinmk on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:37:43 PM
Barerra's p*ssed off rightly so, not getting any younger last thing you need is that to f*** you up.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: morgs on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:38:00 PM
barrera said he cudnt even feel his punches. bet they dont talk about that, what with khan being better than floyd mayweather jnr
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:38:52 PM
Barrera is old and unfit  now and never had any devastating power. Khan's significantly bigger/fitter now and would always have won. Put Khan in against the bloke who knocked f*** out of him with 3 punches and the result would be the same. If he ever fights anyone with a top class punch in either arm he's going to struggle.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:42:52 PM
I would love to see Khan fight Joan Guzman next.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Thespence on Sunday 15 March 2009, 09:36:12 AM
Well won Khan.

I enjoyed watching that Ola Afolabi beat Enzo Maccarinelli . Enzo with his Italian & Welsh flags on his shorts & Ola with Nigeria & Britains flags on his meant there was only one person I wanted to see win & it was not that sheepshaggin pasta eating t***, it was the fella with a bowler hat who does email scams.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: hakka on Sunday 15 March 2009, 11:22:21 AM
Khan proved nothing in the hollow victory over Barrera.  His hand speed was impressive and he did deliver far more punches compared to Barrera.  However he didn't appear to truly hurt him, and the cut stoppage makes this bout a no contest to me.  There should be a rematch in 6 months really.  Although ageing at 35, Barrera has shown he can soak up a lot of punches over 12 rounds and I wonder what Khan would have been like if he tried to keep that pace up til the later rounds.  Khan did well to keep his guard up whenever he was backing away, which is better from him.  He threw more combinations, however he didn't upper cut enough for me.  So many of his combinations went in to Barrera's guard
 too.  I wonder if a tired Khan in round 11 could take a big shot from Barrera.  If Khan is to consider this a true victory then he must beat Bredis Prescott before even thinking about a world title shot.

Nicky Cooke was frustrating fight.  He rocked Martinez in the early rounds and instead of stepping up the fight and trying to finish it, he backed off and took his foot off the gas in the following round.  He then got caught by a big shot and sadly the timing of it was what ended things.  It was only 30 seconds in to the round so he had no way to recover and somehow get through 2.5 mins.  If he was hit with that punch during the last 30 seconds of the round he may have been able to shake it off and survive the next 20 seconds.

Enzo fight was a surprise.  He didn't seem to have his usual power.  Ola Afolabi has a poor knock out record, something like 29% compared to 70%+ for Enzo.  You would think that Enzo would have caught him big time as Afolabi seemed to be playing a little rope-a-dope at times.  He caught him with a big punch and night night Enzo.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Dave on Sunday 15 March 2009, 12:36:08 PM
Well won Khan.

I enjoyed watching that Ola Afolabi beat Enzo Maccarinelli . Enzo with his Italian & Welsh flags on his shorts & Ola with Nigeria & Britains flags on his meant there was only one person I wanted to see win & it was not that sheepshaggin pasta eating t***, it was the fella with a bowler hat who does email scams.

:lol:
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 15 March 2009, 02:30:57 PM
I was gutted the way it went, Khan looked good he did but for a cut from a clash of heads to end the fight was very sad, also that cut coming in the 1st round meant Barrera was not as good as he should have/could have been.Hope they have a re-match.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: TRC on Sunday 15 March 2009, 04:47:00 PM
I would love to see Khan fight Joan Guzman next.

Shame it will never happen. Guzman never gets the big fights, when he does he doesn't make weight.
Title: Re: Barrera - Khan
Post by: Slugsy on Monday 16 March 2009, 03:15:59 PM
Its sad the way Sky commented on this fight - built up Khan like he was a world class performer beforehand despite him getting soundly beaten in the last fight and looking dodgy in others.  They really must be banking on a big pay day from Khan.

Additionally, the way they went on afterwards - there is no way that was a world class performance - Barerra is well over the hill and had blood in his eye from round 1 - jesus, hardly difficult to pick him off and he still couldn't knock the guy out.

I'll reserve judgment until Khan actually fights someone in his prime at that level - still think Khan's chin is dodgy as out and while he has fantastic hand speed, can't take a punch for love nor money.
Title: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: indi on Saturday 11 April 2009, 07:54:22 PM
Some decent looking fights tonight.

Especially looking forward to seeing if Tyson Fury's managed to get rid of a bit of his gut and add a little conditioning, if he has then look out; the bloke's a total monster!!
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 11 April 2009, 08:08:36 PM
Thanks indi, will probably give this a watch.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 11 April 2009, 08:32:07 PM
Tyson Fury is an awful boxer. I'd not want to run into him in he street or anything, but he'es rather useless. Worse than Valuev and Bean Bean.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: indi on Saturday 11 April 2009, 08:54:28 PM
Tyson Fury is an awful boxer. I'd not want to run into him in he street or anything, but he'es rather useless. Worse than Valuev and Bean Bean.

He's certainly far from polished, but he's a total beast, if he can add some conditioning and get a good trainer to improve his style a little then he'll do things. The heavyweight division is a bit of a mess at the moment full of good but small boxers (like David Haye) and has-beens or never-will-bes, if Fury is willing to put in the work and manages to get someone decent in his corner then he could make a name for himself.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: indi on Saturday 11 April 2009, 09:10:28 PM
:lol: Well that was s***!!

I hope that bloke loses his purse, he totally bottled it, why take the fight if you've not got the heart for it?
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 11 April 2009, 10:34:39 PM
:lol: Well that was s***!!

I hope that bloke loses his purse, he totally bottled it, why take the fight if you've not got the heart for it?

He boxed like he owns a purse...w*****.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 11 April 2009, 11:10:33 PM
Tyson Fury is the man who managed to hit himself with an uppercut. He will be domestic level at best, same goes for David Price. He's not a beast, he's just tall.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/68/l_af3e748137864254bea0c6e141e858b5.gif)
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: indi on Saturday 11 April 2009, 11:12:46 PM
Tyson Fury is the man who managed to hit himself with an uppercut. He will be domestic level at best, same goes for David Price. He's not a beast, he's just tall.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/68/l_af3e748137864254bea0c6e141e858b5.gif)

:lol: That's class, but he is a beast.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Robster on Sunday 12 April 2009, 12:22:46 AM
 :lol:
 :kinnear:
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 12 April 2009, 12:33:59 AM
That's the greatest thing I've ever seen, I can't stop sniggering at it!
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 12 April 2009, 12:43:26 AM
http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/28/26/kangsung1004/folder/3/img_3_213_0?1238141753.gif
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Mike on Sunday 12 April 2009, 03:37:20 AM
Watching the fights on HBO. Hatton is a s*** talker.

Winky Wright v Paul Williams on next.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 26 April 2009, 03:26:21 PM
Anybody watch Froch-Taylor last night. I didn't, but it was supposed to be amazing. All JT had to do to win was stay on his feet as he was dominating the score cards, but Froch went on the assault in the last round ended up winning by TKO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rguNFCnehc&feature=channel

There's the clip, you can take it down if you want.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 26 April 2009, 03:38:56 PM
That f***er took some punches :o

f*** me what a round :o
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 26 April 2009, 04:07:53 PM
I stayed up for it. It was shocking but predictable at the same time. JT has such poor stamina Froch was always going to come back at him, left it a bit late mind. Very good fight. Froch might not be very skilled or athletic but he has huge bollocks.

The fight is repeated on itv4 at 8:30 tonight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 26 April 2009, 06:24:18 PM
One week to go. Looking forward to this with eager anticipation now.

Dunno if I'm wrong here, but there seems to have been no build up to the fight outside of Sky constantly plugging it on their channels, certainly in comparison to the Mayweather fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 26 April 2009, 06:27:33 PM
The whole USA v UK thing and Floyd's showmanship went a long way in pushing that fight forward.

This will be a better fight, though.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 26 April 2009, 06:37:18 PM
Probably partly because Hatton went to Vegas ages ago aswell. He's not here to do interviews etc.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 26 April 2009, 10:01:10 PM
Just watched the Froch/Taylor fight on ITV 4, man what a finish, bloody superb stuff!

Credit to Taylor too, so gracious and classy in defeat.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: colinmk on Sunday 26 April 2009, 10:05:42 PM
Aye Froch is a tough character, saw him once before and didn't think much of him but he is alright.
Title: Re: Boxing: ITV4 - Now
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 26 April 2009, 10:12:50 PM
Anybody watch Froch-Taylor last night. I didn't, but it was supposed to be amazing. All JT had to do to win was stay on his feet as he was dominating the score cards, but Froch went on the assault in the last round ended up winning by TKO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rguNFCnehc&feature=channel

There's the clip, you can take it down if you want.

I love the American commentary on this "Taylor....In trouble......Froch, punches in bunches..........AND ITS OVER!!!...I'm goin back to England mom, and I'm keepin my title!"

 :lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Monday 27 April 2009, 09:07:04 AM
Stepdad is flying out on Wednesday, he can't wait for the fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 1 May 2009, 08:56:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AJkU_CKK_I
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: ChezGiven on Saturday 2 May 2009, 03:55:58 PM
Been watching some boxing this afternoon, mate of mine was fighting at Levallois Boxe, one of the best clubs in France.

Was moody as f*** but some good fights, my mate drew.

I got Sky installed recently but its registered to some address in the UK, never tried using box office before, so am not sure if i can order this?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 May 2009, 03:56:55 PM
Been watching some boxing this afternoon, mate of mine was fighting at Levallois Boxe, one of the best clubs in France.

Was moody as f*** but some good fights, my mate drew.

I got Sky installed recently but its registered to some address in the UK, never tried using box office before, so am not sure if i can order this?

Can't see why not. It just goes on the bill.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Greg on Saturday 2 May 2009, 03:59:10 PM
Been watching some boxing this afternoon, mate of mine was fighting at Levallois Boxe, one of the best clubs in France.

Was moody as f*** but some good fights, my mate drew.

I got Sky installed recently but its registered to some address in the UK, never tried using box office before, so am not sure if i can order this?

Iirc if you order it over the phone rather then trying to do it through your set top box you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: ChezGiven on Saturday 2 May 2009, 04:04:12 PM
Been watching some boxing this afternoon, mate of mine was fighting at Levallois Boxe, one of the best clubs in France.

Was moody as f*** but some good fights, my mate drew.

I got Sky installed recently but its registered to some address in the UK, never tried using box office before, so am not sure if i can order this?

Iirc if you order it over the phone rather then trying to do it through your set top box you'll be fine.

But then they'll ask for my address etc, which i dont have, as some company manages all that end for me. I just pay some company over here 40 euros a month and they do the rest.

If you order through the set-top, then surely you dont need the details, it just gets given to the account?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 May 2009, 04:06:07 PM
It verifies it through the phone line though I think, which would give it away as well. If you ring you might get away with just giving your Sky viewing card number?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 May 2009, 04:10:19 PM
http://www.skyinfrance.co.uk/sky-box-frequently-asked-questions_33.htm
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You can also add stand-alone Premium Channels to your basic package and subscribers can use Sky Box Office to order extra movies, sport and events. These are priced individually and added to your monthly bill.

http://www.sextantproperties.com/living-in-france/tv
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For those who bring theirs from the UK, once you have installed a new, bigger, dish to receive the signal from the Astra 2 satellite (the SKY mini-dish is not recommended across most of France although it will work in some places), you will receive exactly the same service as in the UK, save for the fact that your telephone line can no longer be connected to the SKY digibox. This will place restrictions on ordering events via SKY Box Office and many interactive services. However, it does not mean that 'pay per view' events cannot be seen, as a phone call to SKY will suffice - though there are dangers in calling from overseas.

Technically, SKY are not allowed to broadcast outside of the UK and for anyone with a SKY subscription, the small print in the contract will state that you are not allowed to take the viewing card outside of the UK and Channel Islands. In reality though, SKY cannot fail to be aware of the fact that many people are taking their digiboxes, viewing cards and therefore continued monthly subscription, abroad.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: ChezGiven on Saturday 2 May 2009, 04:14:48 PM
Nice one Dave, i think the issue here is that I didnt bring the dish etc with me, i ordered them through a company over here. I dont have any idea where the address is in the UK, other than that my BBC is East (W).

If i call and they ask, i will have to admit that.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 2 May 2009, 04:22:34 PM
Going out after Soccer Saturday to get the Red Bulls in.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Atticus on Saturday 2 May 2009, 04:39:19 PM
Pilko taking it to the hardcore level as always. Good man.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 May 2009, 05:18:23 PM
Going out after Soccer Saturday to get the Red Bulls in.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392837/pack-of-red-bull-4-in-pack-75p-each/
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Was in my local wilkinsons (Sunderland town center) and they had packs of Red Bull for 75p. I had to double take but I got 4 packs for £3. Not sure if this is national though but maybe worth a visit.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Saturday 2 May 2009, 06:04:20 PM
Going out after Soccer Saturday to get the Red Bulls in.

Aye I got a few this afternoon. It's going to be a long night.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 May 2009, 06:05:16 PM
What time will it start? 3am?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 2 May 2009, 06:06:21 PM
What time will it start? 3am?

3-4 would be my guess
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 2 May 2009, 08:01:27 PM
I don't see the undercard fights dragging on too much, they're mostly American prospects against stepping stones.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 2 May 2009, 08:05:03 PM
Schedule for 11 pm Eastern US, so I suppose that means 4 am.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: ChezGiven on Saturday 2 May 2009, 08:39:11 PM
Schedule for 11 pm Eastern US, so I suppose that means 4 am.

5am here. Sacked off.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 2 May 2009, 09:43:45 PM
What a t*** of a time this is on for us.

Might try and 'aquire' it tomorrow before I find out the result.

No doubt I will get up, put the news on and see the result though.  :doh:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 2 May 2009, 09:44:15 PM
I might set the alarm and wake up to watch this.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: 1878 on Saturday 2 May 2009, 10:29:50 PM
If Hatton is aggressive in taking the fight to Pac and really works the body shot & takes advantage of his weight and size advantage by roughing him up a bit then he will win.

If he tries to box too much then Pacquiao will thrive on that extra time and space, landing a lot more than Hatton due to his handspeed and better ability. I'd see him winning by TKO or more likely, decision in that scenario.

f***ed if I'm staying up 'til 4am to watch it though. I'll 'acquire' a video of it when I get up.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Saturday 2 May 2009, 10:42:07 PM
11:30 start expected.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 2 May 2009, 11:19:21 PM
This whole boxing being on Pay view concept is ridiculous in this day and age really. I don't know when it was decided that boxing was such a superior sport that it shouldn't be on free tv (or even cable television). I really want to see this fight so I'll be out at the bar to watch, but otherwise I'd just forget it.  Can see why the popularity of the sport has dipped in this sports saturated nation.

I'm finding myself picking Hatton to win. One would think Pacman would want to follow the blueprint set by the De la Hoya fight, while Hatton would want to follow the blueprint of the Tszyu fight. However, both of those were against fighters who were aging or at the end of their prime. This one is between two true fighters at the top of their games who are full of heart and desire. Should be a great spectacke regardless.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: ChezGiven on Sunday 3 May 2009, 02:02:37 AM
Hatton looks like Bono.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 02:14:07 AM
Hatton is gonna get knocked, the f***, out

I hope not, but I have a feeling you might be right.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 3 May 2009, 02:26:20 AM
Hatton was outclassed by a Mayweather who couldnt be half arsed about the fight, and then hes suddenley gonna crush Pacquiao? no way man

The 2 can't really be compared. Pacquiao has never faced a pressure fighter and has been stopped twice by bodyshots, so to say Hatton has a decent chance isn't ridiculous. Plus they have totally different styles.

And on a side note Mayweather would(and probably will) destroy Pacquiao. This fight will be closer than that fight will be.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 3 May 2009, 02:54:01 AM
Hatton was outclassed by a Mayweather who couldnt be half arsed about the fight, and then hes suddenley gonna crush Pacquiao? no way man

that's absolute nonsene. Couldn't be half arsed? Where are you getting that bollocks from?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: madras on Sunday 3 May 2009, 03:00:47 AM
for those stopping up to watch the fight, don't go to sleep relying on a friend to tell you what happened. once at a centre parcs weekend ,we got drunk waiting for the big fight, only one stayed awake, little steve,.......what happened then steve ?... well a bloke flew into the ring......right f*** off steve you were as p*ssed as we were.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 03:08:14 AM
for those stopping up to watch the fight, don't go to sleep relying on a friend to tell you what happened. once at a centre parcs weekend ,we got drunk waiting for the big fight, only one stayed awake, little steve,.......what happened then steve ?... well a bloke flew into the ring......right f*** off steve you were as p*ssed as we were.

:lol:
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 03:34:50 AM
Commentator just said that Floyd Mayweather Snr was very late into the dressing room and there is mounting speculation that he will be fired as trainer after this fight.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 03:35:47 AM
Probably end up back with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 3 May 2009, 03:36:53 AM
Yeah it's not what you need, that.  Hope it's not an underlying thing that's going to affect Hatton's performance tonight, wanna see em both in top form.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 03:59:05 AM
for those stopping up to watch the fight, don't go to sleep relying on a friend to tell you what happened. once at a centre parcs weekend ,we got drunk waiting for the big fight, only one stayed awake, little steve,.......what happened then steve ?... well a bloke flew into the ring......right f*** off steve you were as p*ssed as we were.
:mackems: :mackems:.


Can't wait for this tbh. Like both fighters so i don't really mind who comes out on top. Thing is, don't really want to see Hatton getting completely owned by Mayweather again, so a Manny win is the best thing for Boxing imho.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:17:06 AM
Due to start in a few.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:20:06 AM
Nervous for Hatton.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:22:36 AM
I've never ever heard an anthem that sounded like the intro to a soap opera.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:22:39 AM
Has it started yet? I cant find a ......erm......never mind.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:24:54 AM
Goddamn Tom Jones got old and didn't give a f***.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:38:58 AM
Jezus H bobble christ!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:39:02 AM
Man ricky down early. Manny owning.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:39:34 AM
s****
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:39:49 AM
Hatton down again. Manny just owned average Ricky.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:40:08 AM
Ricky has taken on more than he can chew
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Neil on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:41:00 AM
Pacquiao = Barca
Hatton = Madrid
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:42:10 AM
Slightly better 2nd but Hatton has no answer to the Pacman
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:42:29 AM
Woooow wow. Manny is no f***ing joke!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:44:04 AM
All over, 2nd round!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:44:18 AM
Jesus H Christ.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:46:23 AM
God damn!
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:46:27 AM
What a fkn punch, Hatton does not look good like...
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:47:05 AM
That was a f***ing sick knock out. Ricky's gonna be sleeping for a few days yet.

Freedy Roach said the fight won't go past round 3. He was spot on again.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:48:36 AM
Manny v Floyd could be :fwap:

Think that's the last of Ricky.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:49:24 AM
He got destroyed there like, out classed in every way.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:50:46 AM
He boxed like an idiot.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:52:04 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:52:44 AM
After seeing that, De La Hoya probably feels like he's not as washed up as he thought.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:56:43 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

His hands were down and he wasn't moving his head, he just went kamikaze for some reason.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:58:18 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

His hands were down and he wasn't moving his head, he just went kamikaze for some reason.

It looked like he went in looking for a slugfest. That's why his corner was so p*ssed before round two.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 04:58:43 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

tbh Kimbo's right. Hatton trying to go toe to toe with Manny was pathetic. Manny bringing out the right hand hook was something special.

Hatton's team blocking the camera at the end was pretty pathetic too, and Ricky not doing the interview after all the support he has? f*** off.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:00:05 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

tbh Kimbo's right. Hatton trying to go toe to toe with Manny was pathetic. Manny bringing out the right hand hook was something special.

Hatton's team blocking the camera at the end was pretty pathetic too, and Ricky not doing the interview after all the support he has? f*** off.

You are kidding right? Hatton doesn't know what century he is in at the moment. Give him a chance to pick his brains up.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:02:36 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

tbh Kimbo's right. Hatton trying to go toe to toe with Manny was pathetic. Manny bringing out the right hand hook was something special.

Hatton's team blocking the camera at the end was pretty pathetic too, and Ricky not doing the interview after all the support he has? f*** off.

You are kidding right? Hatton doesn't know what century he is in at the moment. Give him a chance to pick his brains up.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: gggg on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:02:40 AM
What a numptee.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:02:55 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

tbh Kimbo's right. Hatton trying to go toe to toe with Manny was pathetic. Manny bringing out the right hand hook was something special.

Hatton's team blocking the camera at the end was pretty pathetic too, and Ricky not doing the interview after all the support he has? f*** off.

You are kidding right? Hatton doesn't know what century he is in at the moment. Give him a chance to pick his brains up.

and that makes his team block the camera like that? we're not allowed to see a hurt Ricky Hatton?
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Kimbo on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:04:32 AM
He boxed like an idiot.

Didn't even get a chance to do that.

tbh Kimbo's right. Hatton trying to go toe to toe with Manny was pathetic. Manny bringing out the right hand hook was something special.

Hatton's team blocking the camera at the end was pretty pathetic too, and Ricky not doing the interview after all the support he has? f*** off.

He's been training with one of the best defensive coaches for how long now? And he's learnt nothing, it's shocking.

On the plus side he will go down in history on knockout reels.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:04:35 AM
Don't think it matters anymore, tbh. Doubt he'll fight a big fight in the States again.
Title: Re: Hatton vs Pacquiao
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 3 May 2009, 05:05:17 AM
Another Brit