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The Boxing Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by \o/, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. hiphopaddict

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    The Klitcschkos both avoided Valuev because of the size issue. Im not saying Valuev was any good, but because he was actually bigger than they were....and that was something they were not used to.....neither would fight him. Valuev twice held the WBA belt during this time aswell.....and still both Klitschkos avoided him.

    And Lewis did have a hard fight against Vitali. But most people agree that Lewis was in the worst shape of his career when he fought him......even at that he still beat him.....so you can imagine what an in shape Lewis in his prime would have done to him
     
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    Going back a couple of weeks, good return by Brook.

    Absolutely love his walk-in music too, best ever, just seems perfect tune.
     
  3. Nasser

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    Valuev was a goofy stiff slow giant, Klitschko didn't avoid Valuev, if anything Valuev ducked him and his brother. Vitali offered him 1 million to fight and Valuev turned it down, Vitali really wanted the fight because he knew he would have destroyed Valuev.

    They even tried to have it in a contract to fight his brother, both brothers wanted a piece of of the big stiff Valuev.
    https://www.boxingscene.com/valuev-explains-why-klitschko-fight-never-happened--102740
     
  4. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    The Klitschkos did not avoid Valuev FFS.
     
  5. Mcguire1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Watched that Quigg fight recorded which was decent but he's pretty finished since Frampton done him..

    Face was absolutely * after it. Like the elephant man..
     
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    I don’t remember ever hearing about either of the Klitschko’s being in contention to fight Valuev, not seriously anyway. If you consider that Vitali was willing to fight Lewis at short notice, and Wlad was willing to test himself against Joshua even towards the end of his career, I have a hard time either of them would’ve been hesitant to step into the ring against Valuev.

    If there’s a shortage of great names on their resume, it seems to me it’s more due to there being a shortage of great heavyweight fighters during the their time at the top, rather than them actively avoiding anyone.
     
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    Thats the other point I was making. After Lewis retired and the Klitschkos took over they went on to fight in a relatively easy division for about a decade. I think Samuel Peter came the closest to stopping them, but still lost 3 out of 3 against the Klitschkos. Their dominance centred around fighting in a weak division where the majority of the fighters were considerably smaller than they were, which meant their tactics fitted the bouts perfectly against fighters that were poorer than they were in any case
     
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    Comments Thread For: McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight
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  9. Mcguire1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Quality this..
     
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    Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne this weekend should be fun fight hopefully.
     
  11. Mcguire1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Buglioni/Johnson should be decent and wee Cardle/Ritson as well..

    No a bad card..
     
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    I think Whyte is an under rated fighter, think he’ll school Browne personally.
     
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    Browne packs a lot of power also. If it turns into a slugfest, which it highly likely will, then Browne should be considered favourite. Really looking forward to this, and betting on Browne stoppage second half of the fight.
     
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    I'm actually going to cover my bets. 11/10 Whyte points and 5/1 Browne KO. Cannot see any other outcome so i should be covered. Strongly fancy Browne to stop him though.
     
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    I'm not sold on either of them, but the build up has been tasty seems like both generally dislike each other. I think Whyte wins on points is the most likely outcome. Browne has a punchers chance but he could also get KOed by Whyte as I think Whyte has the better chin if it's a war but Browne has the more power but is much more of a brawler than a boxer.
     
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    If Whyte has genuinely sorted his fitness out and built his muscle (as he says) up where he's no as fleshy....I can see him winning by stoppage late on instead of points..

    I was slightly alarmed when that lump Chisora looked the heavier handed fighter between the 2 at time's but technically when Whyte puts it together, he's a good fighter..

    Hopefully he does the job as I like him anyway and as Joshua already knows, he can bang his self..
     
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    Who have we got this weekend?? I know Joshua is fighting next Saturday but haven't been following it this week.
     
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    Buglioni v Callum Johnson should be entertaining. I like Buglioni, I've not seen much of Johnson so dunno how good he is, bookmakers have it basically evens for both so it's seen as a 50/50 fight.
     
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    Hopefully Buglioni does the business so he can do a number on Yarde after..

    Who has Johnson fought really? Looks good and can bang so this deffo ain't hearing the final bell but I expect buglioni to have just too much for him..
     
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    No one of any not at all, he's unbeaten but against very poor standard of boxers. I guess it's all down to hype, I want to bet on Buglioni as you can get odds of evens on him but these home nation fights often can be risky to bet on as they often turns into wars at this weight class.