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Offline Anderson

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« Reply #12225 on: Yesterday at 10:15:01 pm »
Knockdown Taylor!
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Offline Anderson

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« Reply #12226 on: Yesterday at 10:15:32 pm »
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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."

Sir Bobby Robson - What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses or the marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.

Offline Nate

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« Reply #12227 on: Yesterday at 10:17:03 pm »
Terrible round for Taylor. Doesn’t want to make this a brawl.

3-2 Baranchyk.

Or maybe he does :lol: Lovely shot.

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #12228 on: Yesterday at 10:23:39 pm »
Howay Taylor lad! Good fight this.

Offline Nate

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« Reply #12229 on: Yesterday at 10:41:19 pm »
114-113 Taylor for me. Good fight.

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12230 on: Yesterday at 11:02:49 pm »
Taylor won clearly enough in the end but I don't think it was a great performance, and until the knockdown it looked like it could be going the other way. He got hit more than he should have and wasn't as accurate as he can be. Fun to watch though.

Offline Geordie Ahmed

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« Reply #12231 on: Today at 04:10:42 am »
Well that was quick and easy

Wilder is a poor boxer BUT he has some serious power

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #12232 on: Today at 04:12:22 am »
Well that was exciting lol. Great 2 minute fight, unreal KO.

Offline Astroblack

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« Reply #12233 on: Today at 04:13:20 am »
That indeed would have knocked a horse out. That  was awesome

Can’t wait for AJ - Wilder. And the Wilder - Fury rematch.

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12234 on: Today at 05:52:00 am »
I think you’ll be waiting a while, Wilder has old man Ortiz and Kownacki lined up.

Offline hakka

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« Reply #12235 on: Today at 08:46:24 am »
Insane power from Wilder again.

Offline chopey

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« Reply #12236 on: Today at 10:07:49 am »
I've watched it back a couple of times this morning and Wilder was definitely hurt before the knockout, I think if himand AJ get it on the first person to land will win.

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #12237 on: Today at 10:29:43 am »
I think you’ll be waiting a while, Wilder has old man Ortiz and Kownacki lined up.

He fought Ortiz last year ffs. Urgh, boxing man. I think the absolute avoidance of simply matching the best against the best in their prime, is why we no longer have household stars like Tyson, Ali, Louis, Frazier etc. And I don’t even mean in terms of skill & ability either but in terms of iconic moments. You’d rather see Joshua/Wilder/Fury go at it over & over in rematches than see them fighting relative journeymen like Parker, Breazeale & whoever the hell Joshua is fighting next.

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #12238 on: Today at 11:19:08 am »
Parker was a unification fight and was unbeaten. I think people tend to have rose tinted glasses when it comes to past eras, there were plenty of times when the public had to wait a while for fights, but people forget the wait and only remember the fight.

In terms of household names, Joshua is huge here, but in America the Mayweather era ran the sport into the ground, and people like Bob Arum and Al Haymon haven’t got to grips with it yet. They’re waiting around trying to build PPV stars, but the PPV market is dead, that’s a big reason fights aren’t happening.

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #12239 on: Today at 11:41:13 am »
Parker was a unification fight and was unbeaten. I think people tend to have rose tinted glasses when it comes to past eras, there were plenty of times when the public had to wait a while for fights, but people forget the wait and only remember the fight.

In terms of household names, Joshua is huge here, but in America the Mayweather era ran the sport into the ground, and people like Bob Arum and Al Haymon haven’t got to grips with it yet. They’re waiting around trying to build PPV stars, but the PPV market is dead, that’s a big reason fights aren’t happening.

You're probably right, I just find it pretty frustrating. I was a huge Pacquiao fan and genuinely believed had he fought Mayweather about 5 years before it actually happened (sometime between the Hatton & Bradley fights), he'd would a stood an excellent chance of winning and winning well. But we had to wait and he was injured going into the fight, yet they still tried to hype it up as this massive spectacle - taking the fans for mugs really. Now we have these 3 giants and yet it may be 1 or 2 years before we see the rematch or Joshua-Wilder, when they could be going at whilst all 3 are in their prime and we could end up with one of those famous sagas Ali/Frazier/Tyson/Holyfield etc gave us.

Wilder-Fury was magnificent, so I'm not saying there's a complete neglect of creating big fights, both Fury & Joshua v Klitschko also incredible. I just never feel like the promoters do their utmost to create the best fights.