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F--- boxing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by anonymousprick, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    This deserves an ffs mention on this thread, too.

    If Floyd wants to fight another big money MMA crossover exhibition, that's his right.

    But like the McGregor fight, it should go on his record as an asterisk.

    Until he fights another actual boxer, he's stuck at 49-0*.

    'We’re fighting': Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov bout will happen
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I don't get the point/appeal of this one. The general public doesn't know who Nurmagomedov is, and they're not going to sell it with the racist bullshit that McGregor excels at.

    Seems to me the only audience is people who follow the sport and already know better.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Not a single post, thought, prediction in anticipation of tomorrow night's WBC heavyweight champeenship?

    Wilder? Fury?
     
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Another bad decision

    I had Fury winning 114-112.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The draw wasn't outrageous given the knockdowns, but that 115 - 111 scorecard was crazy. I had Fury winning as well.

    But I don't think either one of these guys can beat Anthony Joshua.

    Too bad Wilder never learned to box. He'd be unbeatable.
     
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Fury looks like he just escaped from a mental institution.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    You’re not far off.

    And he totally outboxed Wilder. After he got up in the 12th, I’m not sure there’s anyone in the world capable of knocking him out.
     
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  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

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  11. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Active Member

    I thought it was a draw. There were some tricky rounds in there that could go either way. And Fury had two clear 10-8 rounds. But it was a hell of a fight and a finish.

    And I came out of it liking both guys a lot more and liking the way they didn't bitch about the scores. It was a battle, like a good heavyweight match is, and now they can do it again for a lot more money.
     
  12. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Active Member

    Oddly enough I think both these guys can beat Joshua. If nothing else, they've both faced better competition than Joshua just by fighting each other. Fury is a hell of a technical boxer with his size. Even though he doesn't have a lot of pop in his punches he's generally difficult to hit and clearly he's much much much tougher than people expected. He's a little chinny for sure but he's smart enough in the ring to protect himself better.

    As for Wilder. He has the ability to connect and drop anyone at any time. Joshua has a lot of strengths but he leaves himself very open for counters and he's not immune to being knocked down. If Klitchsko could do it late in a fight after being dropped himself, there's no doubt in my mind Wilder could do it. And Wilder's also shown exceptional heart and toughness against Fury and Ortiz, he's more than willing to walk through some punishment to get in his big shots and he's never had a fight where he didn't get them in.
     
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