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Offline Shearergol

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« Reply #12150 on: Sunday 21 April 2019, 02:03:30 PM »
Khan’s finished like.

Offline Anderson

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« Reply #12151 on: Sunday 21 April 2019, 02:40:20 PM »
Watching him explain why he quit with "I'd never quit." :lol:
Apt finish for anyone who paid to see it.
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Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12152 on: Sunday 21 April 2019, 02:53:38 PM »
Now they’re going to expect us to pay for Khan vs Brook.

Offline Chrisjraby

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« Reply #12153 on: Monday 22 April 2019, 09:09:52 AM »
"Early in the fight there were a lot of low blows. The last one was really low.  I don't know if it was a tactic of his to use low blows."

Is he for real :lol:

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« Reply #12154 on: Sunday 28 April 2019, 02:43:01 PM »
Enjoyed the Dubois card last night.
Dubois is a talent, was a tad naive against the Ghanian (27 my arse) but looks a real prospect and at 21 surely has a big future.
Joyce isn't a great talker (forgot he was 33 as well), will be interesting to see if they match up soon.

The undercard was canny, the lad Edwards is a real class act (cocky little fecker too), and Lerrone Richards looks the deal too.
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Offline GeordieDazzler

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« Reply #12155 on: Sunday 28 April 2019, 03:32:40 PM »
Enjoyed the Dubois card last night.
Dubois is a talent, was a tad naive against the Ghanian (27 my arse) but looks a real prospect and at 21 surely has a big future.
Joyce isn't a great talker (forgot he was 33 as well), will be interesting to see if they match up soon.

The undercard was canny, the lad Edwards is a real class act (cocky little fecker too), and Lerrone Richards looks the deal too.

You can say that again :lol:

Two most awkward public speakers going.

Offline Chrisjraby

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« Reply #12156 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 05:45:38 PM »
Anyone ever heard of this fella that Joshua is fighting?

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #12157 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 05:54:15 PM »
Yes. He's actually not that bad (although he looks really fat).

One (close) loss in his career. Joshua a clear favourite but he isn't a mug.

All things considered, it's a decent replacement imo.

Offline GeordieDazzler

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« Reply #12158 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 06:33:53 PM »
Yeah the casual crowds reaction has been quite funny. He's arguably a more credible opponent than Miller.

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12159 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 06:43:44 PM »
Anyone ever heard of this fella that Joshua is fighting?

Yeah, he's probably better than Miller tbh, who wasn't a good boxer but was a tank(and now we know why). He's going to look a right pudding stood next to Joshua though. He's also probably better than Wilder's opponent and certainly better than Fury's.

Ortiz's team turning down $7m+ confirms to me that he wouldn't pass the VADA test.

Offline GeordieDazzler

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« Reply #12160 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 06:55:57 PM »
How does the anti doping work? Like would Ortiz only get tested if he has a fight coming up? Can't they test him out of competition so to speak?

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« Reply #12161 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 08:45:40 PM »
How does the anti doping work? Like would Ortiz only get tested if he has a fight coming up? Can't they test him out of competition so to speak?

The WBC and WBA require the top 15 in it's rankings to sign up to year round testing, using VADA, this is pretty new, and the other two should be copying that soon. Ortiz is in the WBC rankings so he should be tested, BUT Miller was in the WBA rankings and he was walking around like Lance Armstrong crossed with Super Hans until he signed to fight Joshua and got caught. Clearly out of competition testing is still s***. Generally though the US is the wild west, and outside of the biggest fights testing is non-existant. I'm somewhat suspicious of high profile fighters that take long breaks from the ring, especially now when there is so much money being pumped into the sport and promoters have so many dates to fill. Why not fight 4 times a year, maybe taking on a couple of easier opponents? Even 3 would be considered active in this era.

In the UK all boxers are supposed to be subject to year round testing by UKAD to be licensed, but UKAD are government funded and therefore underfunded, and they have many other sports to cover, so apparently they mainly do p*ss tests on the day of fights, outside the bigger names.

Offline GeordieDazzler

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« Reply #12162 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 08:59:06 PM »
Read this article on doping and testing a little while ago, amazing how corrupt USADA is :lol:

http://tss.ib.tv/boxing/featured-articles/54479-the-hauser-report-usada-vada-and-the-state-athletic-commissions

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12163 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 09:15:31 PM »
Very interesting. I've heard USADA being called corrupt but i've never looked into it.

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Virtually all of USADA’s tests were administered in conjunction with fights in which companies controlled by Al Haymon had a vested financial interest.

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Offline Chrisjraby

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« Reply #12164 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:07:28 PM »
All my years watching boxing and I'd literally never heard of the guy before, clearly I'm in the minority here though :lol:.

Is he a different style of fighter to Miller?  Given the fight is a month away I presume the change of opponent won't effect the training that much, unless he's Southpaw of course.

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12165 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:45:56 PM »
Well he's only really fought Parker in what was pretty much an even fight. It's not much but that's the heavyweight division, Luis Ortiz is hyped up but he has one semi-notworthy win over Bryant Jennings.

He's not so different to Miller, he's fat and moves forward 90% of the time and isn't really built for anything else, so Joshua's probably going to jab and tee off on him for a while and then stop him. He is more skilled than Miller though who relied solely on being a 300lb man with a high workrate. Tbh i'm not staying up for any of these heavyweight fights.

Never count out a puddin though, Fury was given hell by this man early in his career.


Offline samptime29

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« Reply #12166 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 09:15:57 AM »
Excited for Canelo/Jacobs toneet. Defo staying up for that

Reckon it will be a very good fight, fancy Jacobs to start well and to be winning into middle rounds.

Think Canelo will win with a late KO, maybe a nasty body shot in 10/11th.

Intrigued to see Vergil Ortiz jr on undercard aswell - heard he's a real talent, let's see what he's got!

Offline County Durham Mag

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« Reply #12167 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 10:34:28 AM »
Excited for Canelo/Jacobs toneet. Defo staying up for that

Reckon it will be a very good fight, fancy Jacobs to start well and to be winning into middle rounds.

Think Canelo will win with a late KO, maybe a nasty body shot in 10/11th.

Intrigued to see Vergil Ortiz jr on undercard aswell - heard he's a real talent, let's see what he's got!

Yeah it should be a cracker! Really hope Jacobs can pull it off but it must be like fighting a lump of steel fighting Alvarez, punches just seem to bounce off him

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #12168 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 10:45:50 AM »
Excited for Canelo/Jacobs toneet. Defo staying up for that

Reckon it will be a very good fight, fancy Jacobs to start well and to be winning into middle rounds.

Think Canelo will win with a late KO, maybe a nasty body shot in 10/11th.

Intrigued to see Vergil Ortiz jr on undercard aswell - heard he's a real talent, let's see what he's got!

Yeah it should be a cracker! Really hope Jacobs can pull it off but it must be like fighting a lump of steel fighting Alvarez, punches just seem to bounce off him

Jacobs has to start well to win the fight IMO.

If Jacobs can get his jab going, and hurt Canelo early - he can certainly win.

Thing is Canelo has a strong chin and a lot of balls, so it will be difficult.

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« Reply #12169 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 12:51:51 PM »
Excited for Canelo/Jacobs toneet. Defo staying up for that

Reckon it will be a very good fight, fancy Jacobs to start well and to be winning into middle rounds.

Think Canelo will win with a late KO, maybe a nasty body shot in 10/11th.

Intrigued to see Vergil Ortiz jr on undercard aswell - heard he's a real talent, let's see what he's got!

Yeah it should be a cracker! Really hope Jacobs can pull it off but it must be like fighting a lump of steel fighting Alvarez, punches just seem to bounce off him

Jacobs has to start well to win the fight IMO.

If Jacobs can get his jab going, and hurt Canelo early - he can certainly win.

Thing is Canelo has a strong chin and a lot of balls, so it will be difficult.

f*** is he a Garbage Pail Kid ?
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Offline Nate

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« Reply #12170 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 07:08:39 PM »


Eddie getting in on a bit of the panto.

No reason this shouldn't be an amazing fight. Reasonable argument to be made that each man should have the opposite W/L on their record for GGG.

There probably isn't any hope of the scorecards holding up should Jacobs beat him over the distance.

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« Reply #12171 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 08:42:12 PM »
Jacobs fined $750k for rehydrating 3lbs about the 10lb limit.
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Offline samptime29

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« Reply #12172 on: Sunday 5 May 2019, 12:24:49 AM »
Sneaky Jacobs. Can't wait. Going to be a class fight.

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« Reply #12173 on: Sunday 5 May 2019, 05:11:50 AM »
Man, this is disappointing. Canelo looks a class above.
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« Reply #12174 on: Sunday 5 May 2019, 05:15:18 AM »
Mind, not seen anything like Canelo's head movement tonight. Jacob's can't land a glove on him. :lol:
Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal: "From impending tragedy to near-triumph via the most improbable route possible - 95 minutes that neatly encapsulate 130 years of football on this particular piece of grass. Newcastle, United, will never be defeated."

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