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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.

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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.

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

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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.}

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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.}

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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.}

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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.}

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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.}

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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!}

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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.}

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

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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.}

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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02 Aug 2019 09:04:04
Whyte Vada Test

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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27 Jul 2019 19:48:16
Its sickening to hear these sky sports pundits trying to make excuses for Whyte and for Eddie hearn not informing the Rivas camp. If this was an American they would be calling him all sorts.

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28 Jul 2019 00:23:13
My views on Hearn are well known on here, and don't get me started on Warren either lol 😁.

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28 Jul 2019 12:22:02
I didn't want to believe it but they r all at it, the fighters, the promoters, the managers, TV companies, the governing bodies. Boxing stinks atm and no1 will clean it up cause they all have too much money on the line.

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29 Jul 2019 08:17:41
Even fury was on the stegs at some point, dirty game full of crooks. Always has been though!

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29 Jul 2019 11:58:36
When Millar got caught before AJ fight, Hearn was rightly going on about the dangers of fighters using peds and now he knowingly let's one of his fighters fail an a sample and doesn't inform the opponent. Scum.

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29 Jul 2019 16:04:29
Your right Lerchy mate boxing has always been dodgy.

The sports writer Jimmy Cannon was right when he said "boxing is the red light district of professional sports. "

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29 Jul 2019 20:16:49
As I said a couple of weeks ago on here, boxing and horse racing have never been straight.

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29 Jul 2019 23:06:26
Now it's being reported that dillian whyte apparently had illegal gloves for the Rivas fight aswell as failing a test.

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26 Jul 2019 09:17:22
Dianabol Whyte.

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29 Jul 2019 08:18:07
Yeah he can join his mate anabol Joshua.

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