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23 Aug 2019 19:03:08
Disappointed that this lomachenko vs like Campbell fight is ppv. I know he's a great fighter but the causal fans will not have heard of him and some will see his record of 12 fights and just laugh. When I was young ppv was a privilege now it seems its every other week.

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26 Aug 2019 02:46:35
It's Lomachenko, whoever he fights it's going to be PPV. He's at that Canelo and Joshua level in terms of his popularity. Boxing will be this way until it eventually implodes on its self.

28 Aug 2019 23:08:13
Stream it Roro mate 👍.

29 Aug 2019 10:42:56
I done that once championship rounds mate and I couldn't enjoy the boxing because of fear it was going to knock off plus it started jumping and then my nerves were a wreck.

I don't begrudge any fighter making a few quid and of course I would want to be boxing on ppv if I was a fighter but from a fans perspective I'd sick of paying my tv subscription and ppv every week. That's why eddie hearn has been so successful in building up matchroom, he can offer the fighters what they really want which used to be big fights but is now ppv.

29 Aug 2019 13:42:42
The only time I stream a fight, is if it's not being shown on uk tv, such as sky, bt or box nation.

This is how I watch international fights. However, if I could subscribe to legit network I would. Especially when you consider that a lot of fighters tend to exit the ring with a little bit of themselves missing.

29 Aug 2019 20:06:22
Personally I think the fight will do low numbers, causal fans will not pay for this, they won't know lomachenko. Imo the best option would be put lomachenko on just normal sky sports first let the british public see him and then second fight go ppv. Just my thoughts but in reality hearn prob only signed lomachenko by saying the words pay pre view.

29 Aug 2019 20:56:43
Everyone knows who Lomachenko is Roro, even my mother knows who he is.
He's the pound for pound number 1 in the world (arguably), and he's fought in Britain before, at the Olympics in 2012 and the WBSS amatuer series also in London in 2011.

It won't do AJ numbers, that's a certainty, but it will still sell well.

29 Aug 2019 22:13:30
Funny u saying that hsf mate cause reason I posted that was my dad who I would class as casual boxing fan asks me who's these two fighting on sat any good? I told him about lomachenko and his record and he said they looking £20 for this is there a world title involved? So that's the causal fan mate, most of them if my dad haven't a clue who he is.

29 Aug 2019 23:18:06
What exactly is a casual fan? Imo it's a person who doesn't know nothing about boxing except the names Mayweather and joshua. They pay for the massive big fights but not the routine defences. They certainly don't pay round the year for boxing, if they watch it at all they will steam it. To sell this fight to the causal fan u will have to explain how good lomachenko is because most casual fans will not understand what they r watching, they want war that's all.

30 Aug 2019 03:27:14
I don't agree with your description of a casual fan. To me a casual fan, is someone who doesn't know much about the ins and outs of the sport, such as the politics, but still enjoys watching the fights.
The people that you are describing, imo are people who are only watching it because someone around them has an interest in Boxing, or because they've jumped on the hype train of whoever is in the media.

This is how you sell the Lomachenko fight to the casuals.

"His combined amatuer and pro record 418-2-0, that is all. "

30 Aug 2019 12:13:57
Most people I talk to including some of my mates who do watch boxing some of them even used to box themselves and they wouldn't be too sure who lomachenko is? They might know the name but they will not have seen him fight b4 and they certainly won't pay £20 to watch him fight this weekend. We will have to agree to disagree mate and see what the numbers are after.

31 Aug 2019 12:01:51
Hughie Fury v Povetkin on the undercard.

 

 

22 Aug 2019 15:20:49
Anthony Yarde vs Kovalev in Russia this weekend. My older brother has been saying to me for years that Yarde is the real deal and he believes he will walk straight through Kovalev, personally I think he will have to knock him out to have any chance of winning out there.

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22 Aug 2019 16:46:06
Kovalev is a shadow of what he once was. His chin is cracking, his speed is gone and I think this will probably be his last "high profile" fight if he loses.
He's constantly talking about Canelo, which suggests he's not focused on Yarde. So I think a KO from Yarde is likely.

That being said, Yarde is completely unproven at the top level. I can't even name any of his opponents and I like to think I'm pretty good with names. His best opponent according to BoxRec, was some Argentinian who'd only fought outside of his own country once (in Germany vs Avni Yildrim and lost) called Walter Gabriel Sequeira (21-4-0).

Yarde has a really good skill set, good work rate and bundles of power, His chin is untested though, he's never been past the 7th round, his only points win coming in his second fight which was a 4 rounder. And we have no idea how he'd cope with someone as experienced as Kovalev.

I hope he wins though, as it's always nice to a see a British guy become world champion. I suspect a KO for Yarde between rounds 4 and 7.
Also wouldn't be surprised if he got popped after the fight though.

22 Aug 2019 21:57:50
I agree with a lot of your points there hsf mate. If u looked up the word steroid in the dictionary there would prob be a picture of yarde there, it seems the commissions think he's juicing aswell has he's tested a lot but he's passed all of them.

Also agree Kovalev is a shadow of his former self and could be over looking yarde.

Also agree this is the biggest test of his career, it's ok knocking over tomato cans but we will see how good he is now, but fair play to the young lad he is going into the lions den to hopefully win his first world title.

23 Aug 2019 21:20:12
"Passing" tests in Boxing means you gave someone a lot of money and you've not annoyed people in power yet.
If Yarde wins, via a devastating stoppage, news will break a few days after, that he's "failed" a drugs test.

I suspect this is why Whyte has popped hot recently. Wilder has been ducking him for ages, as soon as he's confirmed mandatory, he pops. I just hope they don't do to him, what they did to Fury, keeping him in isolation for 2 years.

24 Aug 2019 12:33:35
Theres a documentary on Netflix called Icarus, if u haven't seen it I suggest u check it out mate. It's about doping in Russia and explains from people who were involved what really happened, state funded program.

I wouldn't put anything past the Russian government, they could easily mix samples but what can Yarde do? Yarde has been the one pushing for more drug tests in this fight.

Whyte was messed about by the WBC for years, but at the end of the day he was offered a shot a AJ recently amd turned it down. He was happy imo to be a challenger because deep down he knows he can't beat any of the world champions, and matchroom knows that too.

24 Aug 2019 14:53:18
The plan for Whyte as far as Matchroom go, was always for him to challenge Wilder and beat him (which Hearn seems to think Whyte will do) and then bring the WBC title back to Britain for a massive undisputed title fight with AJ.

They basically offered Whyte a minimalist contract to fight AJ after Miller popped hot. Whyte wanted a full training camp and a fair share of the prize pot. Which is totally understanable when you're facing your biggest rival.

And Whyte happy to be a challenger? Please. He's got the best resume of any Heavyweight except for AJ and he refuses to take easy fights. That's not someone who's happy to be a challenger, that's someone who's proving a point.

I have seen Icarus, it's very interesting. But at the same time it's very sad that this kind of this is genuinely happening on a mass scale.
It's half the reason I'm falling out with Boxing, the other half being the ridiculous "political" vomit that stops top fighters fighting each other.
I remember when a loss on your record didn't mean you're finished. These days a loss finishes you in the sport, unless you're a cash-cow, such as Canelo, AJ, Golovkin etc.

24 Aug 2019 22:21:41
Well Yarde got wrecked and stopped by a jab. Thought he was going to get him in the 7th with those body shots, but oh well.
Apparently he doesn't spar, which is utterly ridiculous, no wonder he has no gas tank.

24 Aug 2019 22:31:42
Let's face it hsf mate Whyte's best win since Joshua was parker, the rest were hardly contenders like Browne and chisora.

My point is mate that whyte has been waiting for years on his shot at wilder and all of a sudden he's offered a shot at Joshua for the titles and he turns it down. He could be heavyweight champion now instead of being in the mess he's in now.

Matchroom were happy just putting him on ppv every few months against fringe fighters and whyte was happy to go along with it.

24 Aug 2019 23:20:50
I think yarde will learn from this and improve. He was getting outboxed and like u say hsf he near had him, how kovalev stayed on his feet I'll never know. Was good scrap fair play to both fighters.

25 Aug 2019 04:58:02
Whyte has no amatuer experience to really speak of, this is evident with some of his techniques which are a bit, strange. But yet he still beats these well versed amatuer pedigree's such as Parker, Rivas and Helenius, all of which have been training in boxing since they were young children.

As for turning down the Joshua fight, he was given 2 weeks notice, no real time to build the fight up for the American audience, plus he wouldn't have been given a fair share of the pot. Plus both Joshua and Whyte know that their rematch is going to probably be the biggest selling fight of their careers domestically. I'm almost certain that fight will break viewing records in the UK, if they are given the right time and resources to promote the fight.

This is a career and business for them after all, let's also not forget that Whyte is a bonafide PPV fighter now (3 in a row? ) . Whether you think he deserves to be or not, the fact is he is.

25 Aug 2019 10:16:58
Cant complaining about yardes chin he stood up to everything that Kovalev hit him with, was tiredness that finished him. Showed great heart.

25 Aug 2019 10:42:10
He was offered the shot at the title and he turned it down mate u think ruiz thought about any of that stuff? He got offered the same shot and he took it.

Whyte imo was happy shouting about how all the champs were ducking him and when he was offered the shot for some reason he didn't fancy it.

He does deserve a shot at a title. Hearn could and should have got him the rematch with AJ sooner but in all honesty whyte got beat up in the first fight and finally ko'd in the 7th, aj imo would destroy him again in the rematch then were does that leave whyte? can't put him back on ppv saying he's rebuilding to face the champ again cause he's just got destroyed twice. That's what I think matchroom were thinking and whyte was happy to go along with it.

26 Aug 2019 02:29:46
I'm sorry Roro, but you're not thinking from a business perspective.
Of course an unknown quantity like Ruiz is going to jump on that offer. His highest payday was against Parker for about 200k. He was being offered 8 million just to turn up. Ruiz had nothing to lose and everything to gain, if Whyte was in his position I think he would have taken the fight. But why would he take a seriously high profile fight like that, on two weeks notice when he's currently a PPV fighter? The risk/ reward isn't good enough, especially when you know you'll be at a disadvantage with a shorter training camp.
Besides, why would you rush an event like Joshua vs Whyte II, and waste it in America when it's going to sell like candy to kids in the UK?


Whyte did get beaten well in his fight with Joshua, but you've seen the improvements yourself since. He's really generating power from his left hook now, he's got much better head movement, much better punch variation and his footwork - although still clumsy at times, is improving.
I think when Joshua beat Whyte, the gap in levels between them was very far apart - Joshua was pretty clearly destined for big things, but now it's a hell of a lot closer now. And just for clarification, I've been saying this long before Joshua lost to Ruiz.

26 Aug 2019 14:20:34
If matchroom or Whyte really thought they could beat any of the champions they would have had the fight by now.

Matchroom could have made AJ vs Whyte 2 for April 13th at Wembley but decided against it, they opted for Miller in America instead.

The WBC in 2018 ordered a final eliminator between Whyte and Ortiz with the winner to face Wilder but again Matchroom didn't go for it and actually appealed against their decision. In fairness to Whyte he did face Parker and boxed well and has been his best win, but imo parker's first knock down was caused by a clash of heads and if u take that knockdown out of it, it was a draw imo. But that doesn't matter he still got the win, but after who did he call out? It wasnt Wilders name it was Ajs.

U might remember hsf mate but when Whyte vs chisora first fought I was on here complaining again about ppv lol, and after the fight I said it was a good win for whyte and that he would face Chisora again in the rematch, well I was told no way would he have a rematch he's fighting Joshua next? Well that was 2016 mate and he's still waiting on the joshua rematch which they could have but didn't make. So my point there is, whyte if he really wanted to face wilder he could have made it happen himself by leaving matchroom or facing Ortiz but done neither.

26 Aug 2019 17:11:53
Also yes it's clear that whyte has improved mate but do I think he's improved enough to beat any of the top 3? No I do not, but he does deserve to find out.

26 Aug 2019 18:49:57
It was really matchroom and Joshua who have created this problem for whyte. Instead of forcing whyte down the wilder route, a route that Joshua was actively seeking himself they should have played fury and wilder at their own game and stayed in the uk. If them 2 want to stay in the states fighting each other then Joshua instead of doing this world tour he's on now should have stayed grounded and give Whyte his shot in April. After that they could have had the mandatory at Christmas In Wales then back to Wembley next year to face usyk. Play the waiting game on fury and wilder, sooner or later one of them would take the Joshua fight at Wembley. That's a better business plan than the one they went for imo.

09 Aug 2019 19:13:50
AJ vs ruiz rematch 7th dec Saudi Arabia. what a disgrace.

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10 Aug 2019 15:01:00
Hearn was always going to go with the highest bidder.

11 Aug 2019 10:44:20
It's the biggest fight of the year and it's going to a country that has no experience putting a top level fight on, the amir khan fight there was a shambles. Joshua says he's all about the fans, but this fight is all about the money.

11 Aug 2019 10:55:15
Boxing is turning into WWE. Hasn't been the same since floyd left.

11 Aug 2019 22:12:51
It’s absolutely sickening that Saudi Arabia is allowed to host this fight. At least 104 people have been executed there this year including an 18 year old who was simply protesting against the government aged 16. I have zero respect for anyone who profits from working there. Hearn, Joshua, Ruiz, Khan, Fury, all of you are greedy c u next Tuesdays with no regard for human rights.

{Ed001's Note - people are executed in the USA every year as well but you don't complain about fights being held there.}

12 Aug 2019 10:55:32
Its the suppression of their citizens especially women that needs sorts. I don't care where the fight is as long as that country is capable of showcasing the biggest fight of the year and going by the khan fight Saudi Arabia is not. It's just all about the money.

{Ed001's Note - well then why aren't you against the USA which props up the Sauds? Or the UK who put them in power? Every regime and country is corrupt sadly. They only fight in the US when it pays more or any other country they put events in. I agree it is all about the money. I think you just have to put politics aside, as you can find a reason to be against holding it in any country if you looked. I mean Canada is supposed to be one of the better regimes in the world, yet they have actively been trying to wipe out the indigenous population since at least the 1950s.}

12 Aug 2019 11:38:22
It's the standard that's annoying me ed. Did u see the Khan fight over there recently? The microphones and speakers they used didn't even work and the atmosphere was terrible.

{Ed001's Note - now that is a good reason not to hold it somewhere, I can get on board with that one. Though they have only recently begun to allow these kind of events to be held in the country (at least they are moving forward I guess) so they are going to struggle to get them right. I am with you on them not holding this level of event yet. They should start with more local events, get used to it and then build up to the big stuff when they are ready and practiced.}

12 Aug 2019 12:36:14
My thoughts exactly ed mate. If a fight this size is already going to Saudi Arabia then if I were Vegas or Wembley I'd be worried for any future fights. Big fights in saudi Arabia might become the norm with the amount of money being thrown around.

{Ed001's Note - they do love their fighting arts out in the gulf as well as having money to throw at it. You would have a point, but for one thing. Gambling. Most of the money made from boxing comes from betting and having the big fights in a casino brings in lots of punters to the casino to splash the cash. That can't happen in Saudi Arabia, as gambling is illegal, so they are never going to get the kind of return from holding the events that Las Vegas does. The likelihood is that, if Vegas really wants it, then it will be there.

Though there are the odd exception, such as when it is the next big British hope, then you can make more money at Wembley or Pacquiao, where most of the money comes from PPV through the Filipino ex-pats spread around the world so you can hold them anywhere. In the main though, Vegas will always have an edge.}

12 Aug 2019 13:11:05
Good point on the gambling ed mate. I know that gambling in Saudi Arabia is illegal in all its forms, however as they open their doors to more tourists they have plans to open a new entertainment city were precedents have been set for gambling havens within jurisdictions where gambling is illegal.

{Ed001's Note - I didn't know that. That would be a major worry for Vegas.}

12 Aug 2019 16:55:48
Not forgetting, that the British fans won't be able to buy alcohol either 😞 lol.

{Ed001's Note - good point and they have denied that they plan to license it for hotels and restaurants like most Gulf nations do, so that will not entice many Brits along!}

12 Aug 2019 19:00:35
They don't care about the fans, it's the money they r after. If they did care about the fans this fight wouldn't be happening in Saudi Arabia.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure Ruiz has that many fans to worry about to be fair! This is all about AJ, he is the one that they are paying the money for at the end of the day.}

12 Aug 2019 19:11:41
Big mistake from AJ imo going out there to box, the heat alone is a major disadvantage.

12 Aug 2019 19:12:10
Ruiz will have the whole of Mexico behind him now ed.

{Ed001's Note - looks like he ate half of them.}

12 Aug 2019 19:29:27
Lol belter ed.

13 Aug 2019 00:09:42
Sums AJ up, that a fat guy beat him, heaven help him if he ever fights an in shape Fury lol.

25 Aug 2019 05:11:14
I figured China personally, but Saudi Arabia makes sense for Matchroom. They are trying to expand into new markets, looking especially close at South East Asia, some areas of the Middle East while also looking at both the USA and Mexico.
I'm not sure I agree that the location is a terrible one. They held the WBSS Super Middleweight final in Jeddah and that was done reasonably well. It's not ideal for British fans, but for what Matchroom are trying to achieve, the location isn't too bad.
There is a lot of money and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, for snakey salesmen like Eddie Hearn.

07 Aug 2019 15:25:15
Wee prediction for this year. Was thinking last night and I reckon that sky sports will make the price of ppv £24.99 this year and it will happen for the joshua vs ruiz rematch.

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08 Aug 2019 22:10:36
We prediction ajs getting knocked out and badly beaten, probably career ending defeat, he’s got the body just not the brains, I mean trading with povetkin and ruiz when you have that much height and reach advantage makes me realise the lads a Bit thick and has low fighting iq.

08 Aug 2019 22:46:59
Always said I'm not ajs biggest fan but I hope he takes ruiz' head clean off.

09 Aug 2019 17:57:37
Just stream the fights Roro lol.

 

 

05 Aug 2019 22:26:00
Hearing carl Fampton is out of fight this weekend with broken fingers.

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06 Aug 2019 09:35:09
Looks like a large metal pillar fell in a hotel and landed on Carl's hand. Going to be a massive law suit here.

06 Aug 2019 13:34:36
The thing was huge. Lucky it didn't hit his head. He's 32 now and probably won't fight again until next year. Just makes it even harder given that Arum has made it known there's no easy route back to a world title at 126. I really don't want to see him at 130. I'd rather see him retire than move up again. He is a two weight world champion and has nothing left to prove.

06 Aug 2019 20:38:00
He's finished at elite level anyway.

06 Aug 2019 21:11:39
Frampton is done, they say the last thing a boxer loses is his punch but I think Carl has lost that too.

If he retires tomorrow him and his kids r set for life, the next few years of his career was all about securing the grandkids lives.

07 Aug 2019 08:21:05
It's a shame that boxers can be used this way and I blame the promoters.
How many ex world and British champs are being used to fill out shows for tv commitments. Brian Rose was on a next gen show, what was that all about. Brian Rose would have beaten Fowler yrs ago but it gave me no pleasure watching him lose that fight. Boxing on tv I'd dying you know the result before they start boxing.

07 Aug 2019 15:23:22
Don't mean this to sound cheeky but the problem with Brian Rose imo was his nose. First jab and it broke effecting his breathing and then he panicked. He had good skills but no punch.

08 Aug 2019 09:23:41
Brian Rose has always been a brave boxer with no punch, he has been a pro boxer since 2005 and I remember him having some great fights with Carson Jones and Matt mackin, but my point was he was topping the bill on a next gen show. Fowler beating him doesn't tell me anything about Mouthy Fowler. I just think that letting brave boxers like Rose carry on when they are just using his name to build other fighters to me is wrong.

08 Aug 2019 17:04:13
I understand what u r saying but maybe rose is happy to still have opportunities to earn some money.

04 Aug 2019 18:09:29
Adam Kownacki vs Chris Arreola set a new record for punches thrown and landed in the HW division since Compubox began. Over 2000 punches were thrown and over 600 punches landed. Both fighters showed incredible heart and bravery. I take my hat off to them both!

Here are the highlights:

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04 Aug 2019 21:24:27
Haven't seen the fight hsf mate will check it out when I get home from work. Did I read the other day kownacki was his career heaviest?

04 Aug 2019 21:46:58
Yeah he came in at 266lbs which is 3lbs heavier than when he fought Charles Martin.

04 Aug 2019 23:05:00
Great fight hsf mate. Two tough tough men.

03 Aug 2019 00:41:39
If fury fights otto wallin, I'm not following this rubbish no more. Fury top 10 or 5 of all time I heard here what aload of rubbish.

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03 Aug 2019 12:33:47
It's getting boring now Roro mate, we want the big fights.

03 Aug 2019 14:47:07
To be fair, Otto Wallin is 20-0-0, much like Tom Schwartz was 24-0-0. It's actually quite clever, as the casual boxing fans will simply look at the records of his opponents and will make out he's a decent opponent. Additionally it looks decent on his resume.

But in all honesty, who could Fury fight next? Povetkin is tied up with Hughie Fury, Ortiz is fighting Wilder, Joshua is fighting Ruiz. So that realistically leaves Miller, Pulev and Parker in the top 10, who are all easy wins for Fury. Except for Pulev who's a bit of a liability with his injuries.

03 Aug 2019 14:51:31
Oh and also, Fury is scheduled to fight Wilder in February/ March, so this will just be a stay busy fight to keep him ticking over.

03 Aug 2019 16:13:39
I understand all that hsf mate but what about giving the fans value for their money?

I'm not Joshua's biggest fan but u have to give him credit at least he thought the best that was on offer. After he won the title he fought takam, parker, povetkin in that order 3 solid opponents. What's fury doing fighting a half decent fighter every 3 fights? Otto wallin is ranked near 50th in the world rankings.

04 Aug 2019 00:15:46
Fury isn't a Belt holder so he's under no obligation to have a hard opposition fight, not that there is any tough fights out there to be fair. As I have said I think the Heavyweight division is full of cheats and I have no interest in watching any of them.

04 Aug 2019 00:31:11
It's Warren's way of making money, easy fights, more purses, it's getting absolutely boring now, the only fight the fans want to see is Fury v Wilder.

04 Aug 2019 13:04:43
He keeps banging on about being the lineal champion but he fights bums. I remember u told me b4 about the drugs in boxing tylerano (think it was u) and I didn't really believe u but I do now mate.

I also agree championship rounds mate, boring now.

04 Aug 2019 13:14:04
Also don't think its Frank Warren's doing this championship rounds I'd say it's more ESPN and bob arum. Had the privilege of meeting bob arum last night at the Conlan fight.

04 Aug 2019 19:32:55
Poor turnout last night Roro. Weather didn’t help I know. Thought fight of the night was Luke Keeler v Arias. Don’t think Conlon will be a world champion, but best of luck to him, I hope I’m wrong.

By the way I think they’re just building Fury’s profile in the states to sell the Wilder rematch. Frustrating for fans, but Arum is a very smart man.

04 Aug 2019 21:20:11
He got his dream fight up the falls Rian mate but was never going to work putting afew makeshift stands up in a park. It did sell out but u r right weather was shocking mate. Colan is still very raw and could improve but if they match him against the top guys he will get beat up.
Was loving it when I met Arum true legend of the sport.

04 Aug 2019 22:06:20
It’s a really nice park, I’ve never been up that end of the falls during the day. I’m delighted for Conlan, just think at 27 he has some way to go.

Glad you met Arum. I come up to Belfast a lot, so shame I didn’t meet you.

Very disappointed for Paddy Gallagher, I’m a big fan. It was tough.

04 Aug 2019 23:12:29
We have prob been at afew of the same fights Rian mate. Yeah Belfast is looking alright these days, think we r doing ok for not having a working government for the last 3 years but I'll not go into that lol.

Gutted for paddy mate, I know afew of paddy's team and they said he was in the shape of his life for last night and his plan was to come on strong down the stretch, should get the rematch, Jennkings cut was really bad. I haven't watched the fight back yet but they were saying last night it was a punch not a butt that cause it.

05 Aug 2019 00:17:38
It's Fury's new contract that he signed with the networks and Warren I'm talking about Roro mate.

05 Aug 2019 09:09:51
He was already with Warren mate, he signed a new deal with ESPN and Bob Arum.

05 Aug 2019 14:01:41
That's what I'm talking about Roro.

08 Aug 2019 22:12:47
What a disgrace, I mean what other boxer has purposely fought handpicks? Every one I think 😂.

01 Aug 2019 02:22:00
Don't think the Ruiz vs Joshua rematch will be in either the UK or the US.
Watching Ruiz on JRE and he said he's told Joe where it's going to be, then when they were talking about venues he said no to both the UK and US.
Maybe China?

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01 Aug 2019 15:24:07
My guess would be America but I'm hoping for Cardiff 14th as i'm staying in liverpool that night.

03 Aug 2019 14:51:54
Hearn seems to think Cardiff.

30 Jul 2019 00:18:33
Things really looking bad for matchroom, Whyte and British boxing in general.
Russ anber a member of the Rivas camp has said that they were refused to bring the gloves they wanted to the glove selection meeting and were told they must select one of the two pairs of gloves on offer. He then says about half an hr before the fight they were informed that Whyte has changed his gloves and was now wearing a completely different set of gloves from the two sets on offer at the selection meeting and Anber also says that Whyte was already gloved up with the new gloves so no1 had witnessed his hand wrapping.

This is just wrong how the bbbofc or the WBC allowed this to happen is beyond me.

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02 Aug 2019 00:02:51
Maybe not. VADA have come out and said that he "passed" pre and post fight tests.
UKAD are yet to comment though.

02 Aug 2019 09:04:04
Whyte Vada Test

02 Aug 2019 11:20:14
He still failed a UK anti doping test on the 17th june. Tbh mate I think they r all corrupt, eddie hearn and matchroom prob threw millions at this and hope it goes away. Even read a thing the other day saying mayweather was on peds and evidence of him failing 3 tests over the years a d using IV drips. I think they were all on it. Also I believe the fights in the 60s 70s 80s were all on it also.

02 Aug 2019 14:34:07
Probably Roro. I mean I know people who are as fit as you can be, yet they can't produce the amount of stamina most of these guys in boxing can.

29 Jul 2019 20:13:11
Rumours going around that Fury is going to fight Charles Martin next, if true I'm disappointed. Want to see Tyson in with better opposition than someone who got smashed by Joshua 3 years ago and hasn't done anything since then.

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29 Jul 2019 20:52:43
Another prop up job roro mate, it's went from an exciting division to them all taking easy fights, it's getting boring waiting on Fury fighting Wilder again.

29 Jul 2019 22:32:18
I know they wanted an American opponent and I know that there is not many available for that date, but instead of going down the list and picking an easy opponent because he's American why not pick a fighter the America public know like Pulev, plus he's been in the media recently in America, so fight will still sell. I can't see the Martin fight selling much on both sides of the pond.

 


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