TyCooN's Official Boxing Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by TyCooN, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    Agreed. Great fight.

    Not the fight I was expecting. I thought Wlad was going to go "Bernard Hopkins" and jab and clinch to hold off the young bull. But Wlad came to fight. I don't think Wlad will retire, but if he does, that's a great way to go out.
     
  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Chavez has no heart but that WWE type of swerve in the end :lol:


    September, Canelo v GGG at 160


    LETS GO!
     
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    This scumbag should be arrested and prosecuted. He should also be banned for life and fined! Really could have ruined that guy.
     
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    the boxers jaw is supposedly broken due to that punch but yeah that dude is currently being sought by the cops

    it was a busy boxing weekend, Crawford and Russell Jr dominates, that fiasco (where while the dude was already warned for punching after the bell the first time, it should have just been a point deduction and the ref shouldn't have told Dirrell that he was DQing the other dude because then all Dirrell had to do is pretend that he can't continue to solidify the win) and then there's this 7 punch-combo-ko:

     
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    I saw that 7 punch KO earlier. He put his punches together in those 30 secs.
     
  6. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    Speaking about refs, my respect for that ref in the Crawford fight went up a lot(can't remember his name). Crawford WAS holding and Diaz head butted him. The ref gave Diaz a mild warning, but he also told Crawford that since he was holding, headbutting "was gonna happen." Thought it was a good example of the ref warning both fighters. No point deduction for anyone.

    I know this happens many times when a fighter will lean on the back of someone's neck. The other fighter will usually throw a body punch and it goes low. Most of the time, that fighter gets warned or penalized for a low shot. The right call is to warn both fighters or let it go when this happens IMO.
     
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    it's the dude with the funny facial reactions and yeah, he's a pretty good ref

    he also told Crawford to knock if off when he started patting dude in the head just to embarrass him
     
  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    To my fellow boxing fans:

    I write in the hopes that together we can protect the sport of boxing.

    With each passing day, it looks more and more likely that the circus known as Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor will be coming to town in the near future.

    As undercard fights start to take form, athletic commissions give their blessings in exchange for millions of dollars and the fighters start counting even more cash, one group will eventually be left to make sure this farce doesn’t occur.

    We, the fans, who are the lifeblood of our sport.

    Boxing is starting to dig out of the hole that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao shoveled by waiting seven years to put on a fight that ended up being as dull as it was anti-climactic.

    2017 has started off as a banner year for boxing. Joshua vs. Klitschko; Thurman vs. Garcia; Golovkin vs. Jacobs; Canelo vs. Chavez. All four of these fights — and many more — have brought the fight game back and reinvigorated interest from the ever-elusive casual fan.

    But if you thought Mayweather/Pacquiao was a black eye for our sport — a matchup between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters that simply didn’t deliver — just wait until the best boxer of a generation dismantles someone who has never boxed competitively at any level — amateur or professional.

    Our sport might not ever recover.

    I fully understand the initial attraction from any fan of combat sports. McGregor is almost certainly the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter. Floyd is Floyd — the most dominant boxer of his time.

    But success in one sport does not guarantee success in another. Far from it. And let’s be clear, these are two different sports — from the size of the gloves fighters wear, to the size and shape of the ring, to the fact the one sport allows combatants to use their legs to strike.

    Think about it, beyond Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, what other athlete has successfully competed in two sports in the modern age? And Jackson and Sanders both played both baseball and football throughout their high school and college careers before going professional.

    Furthermore, it’s not like McGregor would be fighting a good fighter, let alone a mediocre one. He would be fighting the best. To use a bit of an extreme analogy, I happen to be a pretty good golfer. Could I potentially hold my own on one of the second-tier tours? Maybe. But would I be able to compete with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith or Sergio Garcia? Of course not. Nor would I think to try.

    Now, I know critics will say that I’m only writing this letter because my company is promoting what will be the culmination of an outstanding boxing year when Canelo Alvarez takes on Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in September, and I don’t want anything to distract attention away from that fight.

    But my interest is in the health of boxing as a whole. It always has been. And if Floyd were to come out of retirement to take on someone like Keith “One-time” Thurman, Errol Spence or some other top welterweight, not only would I applaud the fight, I’d be the first one on line for a ticket.

    That kind of fight is what the fans — and I am a fan first — deserve.

    Which brings me back to the circus.

    Floyd’s and Conor’s motivation is clear. It’s money. In fact, they don’t even pretend it’s not. But it’s also a lack of consequences for when the fight ends up being the disaster that is predicted. After this fight, neither of them will need us anymore. Floyd will go back to retirement — presumably for good this time with another nine-figure paycheck — and Conor will go back to the UFC.

    It’s a win-win for them. It’s a lose-lose for us. We’ll be $100 lighter and we will have squandered another opportunity to bring boxing back to its rightful place as the sport of kings.

    At this point, only we can shut the circus down by making it clear that we won’t pay to see a joke of a fight and telling our casual-fan friends that they shouldn’t either.

    Sincerely,

    Oscar
     
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    ^ ^ ^
    De La Hoya wrote on that his Facebook page yesterday
     
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    DLH is a joke. I knew it was him half way through the post.
     
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    Back to serious boxing....another solid fight tomorrow with Spence vs KB.


     
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    who you got?

    I feel like Spence can win it but he is fighting in Brooks territory and this is a major step up in competition for him. He has to do a knockdown with total domination to get that decision or just ko his opponent to be sure. But Brooks got the experience, boxing skill and enough power to stand up to GGG.
     
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    Yeah, Brooks kinda came back there with GGG. Then, he got his eye socket blasted and it was over. However, he DID beat Sean Porter. Everyone is saying this is a coronation for Spence. Don't pop the champagne just yet.
     
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    Just saw the Brook Spence fight. It was pretty competitive until the last few rounds. Did not like the way Brook quit because of his left eye (GGG had damaged his right eye previously). He may be tagged with the "quitter" label from now on.

    I had a question, they interviewed Brook's promoter at the end and the crowd booed him. Why? Is he the Don King of England?
     

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