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15 May 2022 04:44:01
Tony Yoka got beaten last night against Martin Bakole.

He was down once in the first round and once in the 5th. He made it to the end of the fight and Bakole given a majority decision win (one judge had it a draw, disgraceful).

I have to say I had really high expectations for Yoka and this comes as a bit of a shock, but not a total shock. He has been KO'd in the amateurs quite badly including a flatline against Savon, so he's always had a questionable chin.

However he didn't look good from the start tonight and anytime Bakole touched him he looked unsteady on his feet. I think this might be the end of his title ambitions as now people know you just have to hit him to hurt him.

Unless of course that fantastic corruption that surrounds Yoka is able to wave its magic wand.

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18 May 2022 18:53:10
Never seen the fight mate and could only get highlights on YouTube. The scoring was a disgrace.

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08 May 2022 10:23:04
Hats off to both men. Bivol produced a great performance, canelo pushed the limits. Canelo should go back to 168 were he is unbeatable imo.

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08 May 2022 15:09:49
I think with a few adjustments Canelo beats him

Bivol put in the performance of his life, congrats to him.

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08 May 2022 20:06:24
I must admit when I heard "all 3 judges scored it unanimously 115-113" I was fully expected Canelo to get the nod. Not because I felt he'd won but because of the blatant and obvious bias in his scorecards.

I remember reading the scorecards after Canelo had knocked Kovalev out
and some how they had Canelo winning almost every round. Even though Canelo had only thrown about 10 punches per round, so I fully expected Canelo to get the win.

Thankfully it was given to Bivol who totally deserved the win. I personally had it 9-3 to Bivol.

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09 May 2022 17:04:32
Like you when I heard the scores I thought they would give it to Canelo, and they tried their hardest to give it to canelo.

Used to this now with Canelo and the judges. The GGG fight or fights, the Mayweather fight, even the Lara fight was close and one of the judges give Canelo every round.

I honestly think that if there hadn't of been so much negative headlines around boxing at the minute with the likes of Kinahan and the scoring of the Jack Catterall fight, that they would have give it to Canelo. I had 10 rounds to 2 for Bivol.

I wouldn't back against Canelo winning the rematch as he is a world class fighter although he will have to change his game plan. He got used to knocking out everyone he hits and that's all right against super middleweights or aging light heavyweights but not someone in their prime and as big as Bivol and most importantly as fundamentally sound and disciplined as Bivol.

What's the craic with the rematch anyway? Bivol was the champ, wasn't even Canelos weight class and he can just choose who he wants to fight and if he wants a rematch? Should be told he has to get in line if he wants the rematch.

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09 May 2022 18:51:35
Yeah the scoring pisses me off so much, but as long as the right man got the win it's all good. I actually felt the 2nd fight with GGG was the right result, first was a joke and GGG won that 8-4 but some how came up as a draw.

I don't know about that mate, as that's mainly here in the UK where the things you mentioned are grabbing headlines, and only because of his connection with Fury. Catterall was a disgusting robbery but again that's mainly a UK thing, the Yanks are more than happy to jibe us about bad judging here for some reason, like they never had a bad decision ever. xD

I think Canelo will win the rematch, he's always adapted well after a loss or a close fight.

The answer to that is money mate and in all honesty if I was fighting Canelo and I knew I could beat him, I'd want a rematch clause in place too because I'd want to get paid as much as possible.

One thing that we're starting to see more of again, especially at the top level is Boxers beating Punchers. Wilder, Joshua and Canelo all beaten by superior Boxing lately.

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09 May 2022 20:01:18
That's true mate it's all about the money but doesn't make it right. Canelo is not ranked in any of the divisions top 10. i'd understand if it was a competitive fight but Bivol won quite easily. He seemed to absorb Canelo's power and at times beat Canelo up. Although as u said yourself mate Canelo is great at making adjustments and eventhough I believe he would start as an underdog I wouldn't bet against him.

As a fan I would like to see Bivol fight the other top guys at light heavyweight, a division which is really starting to come alive again after afew dull years.

On the kinahan and Catterall fight it was just a theory mate I could be miles off Although I do remember the likes of Teddy Atlas reporting on Catterall and the kinahan story gained a lot of traction after the American treasury department got involved. Probably miles off mate and as u say at least right man won.

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10 May 2022 15:22:57
Canelo will be fine. He'll increase his roid intake for the rematch and smash Bivol around the ring for 12 rounds.

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07 May 2022 15:52:39
Kelly Brook has announced his retirement from boxing.

Smart move I think. He's had a solid career and was genuinely avoided when world champion.

Reached for greatness with the Golovkin fight but just fell short. Beat his long time rival I his final fight and ends on a high.

Good luck to him in the future.

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07 May 2022 16:22:50
Great fighter on his day. Shame the Khan fight was as late as it was, but the result would have been the same 10 years ago
Glad he's retired and wasn't lured into fighting Ben or Eubank Jr, as it would have ended badly
Good luck for the future Kell

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07 May 2022 16:39:46
Yeah I agree, Eubank jr would have really hurt Kell.

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01 May 2022 11:08:18
Anyone watch the Taylor v Serrano fight?
Was it as good as the write-ups are saying?
A lot of disparaging comments on BBC Sport below the line, which is a real shame.
It sounds like it was a war?

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01 May 2022 13:03:08
I thought it was sensational, both gave it everything and when it got to the judges score cards I genuinely thought it could of gone either way, a draw would of been the fairest result.

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01 May 2022 23:24:06
It's fight of the year so far, irrespective of gender.

I had Taylor winning it 6-4.

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02 May 2022 00:09:20
Was cracking fight. Could have went either way.

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03 May 2022 16:43:46
Yeah I had Taylor winning the first three then Serrano taking the middle rounds. Taylor showed immense stamina and courage to recover and come back strong in the later rounds. Close fight.

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26 Apr 2022 18:18:45
What yous think will happen next then for Fury and Whyte?

Fury has to fight winner of Usyk v Joshua, then do exhibitions and WWE work as he said.

Whyte is more tricky to see where he goes. Yes there r plenty of fights for him, but Whyte has come accustomed to Ppv money, fighting the likes of Browne and Parker. That Ppv doe has now gone. I don't think them fights can be put on Ppv now, what they gona say, winner fights Fury. No thanks. That's why I can't see these fights being made. Will Dazn put Whyte v Hunter for example on Ppv and if they don't will Whyte accept non Ppv money? I don't think either will.

Imo, there's only one fight that will do really good numbers and can be sold as Ppv and that's the Wilder fight. Get big Wilder over and let him and Whyte go at it in the the O2 with a decent undercard and It might work.

Usyk beats Joshua and fights Fury and Whyte can then have a rematch with Joshua which would sell. Beat Wilder and Joshua and who can complain if Whyte gets another title shot?

That's the only way I can see whyte moving forward on the same doe as he has been getting. He's abit delusional tbh so that's why imo he won't want to take a step back. He will still think he's a major attraction and deserves to be getting paid what the top guys r getting.

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26 Apr 2022 22:20:45
I think Whyte risks being just another Chisora if he continues. I wouldn't be against him having one more fight, perhaps against the loser of Usyk vs Joshua, while Fury fights the winner. Then he should retire.

He won't get another title shot because it's very clear how to beat him. He doesn't defend well against uppercuts and he gets hurt by them more than any other type of punch. It's also evident to see that his punch resistence is decreasing quite rapidly.

Definitely retire.

Fury is a different kettle of fish. He claims he's the greatest of all time, I suspect we'll see him fight the winner of Usyk vs Joshua then "retire" and come back in a year or two to fight for mega money against whoever is the main draw at that point.

Just to clarify something, Fury isn't and never will be the greatest of all time. He can and likely will achieve the status of all time great if he does as mentioned above. But to be the greatest of all time, you need a strong resume and that is something which Fury is somewhat lacking.

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30 Apr 2022 20:15:06
All that greatest of all time talk is for likes and attention online mate.
All u can do is best the best in your time. Then its just a matter of opinion.

Fury good fighter, will go down as good fighter. Difference with fury is he has character. Character as Cus said is what makes u a champion.

Ali had the most character. That's why he's the best. Cus said that and I agree.

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23 Apr 2022 23:42:44
Whyte was terrible. Still hasn't learned to stop uppercuts. I think that should be him down now.

Fury should fight the winer of Uysk vs Joshua then retire.

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24 Apr 2022 00:41:25
Actually pressed send too soon ¬_¬

Fury was talking about retiring but I think he should wait for the winner of Usyk vs AJ - fight them and then retire.

Whyte should probably retire due to him now being a flatline waiting to happen. His lack of ability to defend uppercuts is worrying and he seems to get hurt or KO'd quite easily by them. Maybe his chin is cracked now?

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24 Apr 2022 10:00:10
Was great night, 2 proud Irish men fighting it out for the title. That union belt is a cracker but could have made a shamrock belt lol.

I think that steams from Whytes kickboxing background (his elbows) although you would think he would have got out of that habit by now. He was very amateurish last night.

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24 Apr 2022 10:07:42
Like I said to u in the live chat mate, I expect Whyte to say he over trained. Was into Wallin camp before he started this camp.

How good was furys jab? He beat whyte up with it. On reflection whyte was never the type of pressure fighter that would have success against fury. People compared him to chisora but as we spoke about he's nothing like chisora.

Whyte is in the mix with the likes of Parker, ortiz etc as 5th best heavyweight but they r miles behind the top guys. Fair play to him but cause he's been well paid. Can walk away with his head up.

Fury at the top of his game, he can't walk away.

Time to get rid of the rematch clause, it shows everything up. Now we should have Fury v Usyk but we have to wait about for more rematches to happen.

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25 Apr 2022 13:01:34
Whyte saying he was in the fight, wasn't outclassed and just made a slip and got caught. Sounds like something Amir Khan would say.

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25 Apr 2022 13:42:38
He just said fury pushed him and he hit his head on the canvas which knocked him out lol. c'mon whyte u can be funny, don't make me hate u with these Amir Khan statements.

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23 Apr 2022 22:12:56
Must be cold tonite Fury's wearimg 12 Towels

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22 Apr 2022 23:40:12
Tie him up and box him and you will retire him.

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22 Apr 2022 22:55:13
Ed my man, any chance of a live chat tomorrow to talk about the fight b4 the fight. If we get enough fight fans intrested? Can we get a live chat for an hour?

{Ed033's Note - Yes go here:

talk-boxing.co.uk/live/

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23 Apr 2022 12:03:25
Cheers man

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22 Apr 2022 21:51:02
Why is a lot of people comparing this to Fury v Chisora?

Chisora don't fight like whyte.

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23 Apr 2022 17:00:56
For me it's more a comparison of levels rather than styles. Chisora and Whyte were fairly evenly matched in terms of levels, they had two very evenly contested fights.

Also there is a comparison to how Whyte is a bit of a plodder with his movement, not very fluent and is clumsy with his feet much like Chisora.

Other than that, I can't see much else that is similar.

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23 Apr 2022 20:47:35
They do have similar clumsy and slow feet. But for me they have completely different styles, Chisora likes to fight up close making a fight a real slug fest. Whyte likes to Box in mid range. Whyte uses his jab, can't remember the last time Chisora threw a jab lol.

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