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F--- boxing

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

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    There isn't enough interest in boxing in the US anymore for anyone to want to turn Wilder into a modern-day Primo Carnera.
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Wilder was the only American to medal in 2008. Other fairly accomplished pros, including Demetrius Andrade (who was favored to win Gold) and Garry Russell, Jr., didn't medal.

    He is arguably the hardest puncher in the sport right now, but he had holes in his game and Fury exploited them. That's all. Nothing more, nothing less.

    There's not a horse that can't be rode and not a rider that can't be thrown.
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    If you know boxing, you know Jimmy's Corner.

    Jimmy Glenn died this morning.

    I'm too angry to post here for a while, so I'm going to stop.

    Stay well.
  4. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I know very little about boxing and don't know if Deontay Wilder was a fraud or not.

    But my impression was always that if you were watching a fight where the promoter (normally Don King or Bob Arum) had a financial interest in one fighter winning it was very, very hard for his opponent to win on decision.

    Am I too cynical?
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  6. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

    This should be very interesting.
    Huggy and sgreenwell like this.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Jack Johnson is one of the most fascinating athletes of the 20th century. (And while his style looks very antiquated today, to me he looked like what we think a heavyweight fighter should look like.)

    This is great stuff for those who haven't seen it:

  8. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    So, Loma / Lopez.

    Title(s) fight.

    Not sure what to expect. Loma is the better boxer - uniquely so - but Lopez is the bigger hitter.

    Should be a great night.
  11. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

    Didn’t realize there was already a thread about boxing so I created a new one


    discussed the fight a little bit there ICYMI.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    It's like competing sanctioning bodies.

    I'll have to consolidate belts and threads.
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