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  1. ell

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    No probably not. But its a fight that shouldn't have happened in the first place. Nobody wanted it until Haye took a swing at the press conference and then they both built it into something it wasn't to get a few PPV buys and fairplay to them for it because it worked. The thought of a rematch is even turning the "casual fans" off, so it cant have been that entertaining for them either.
     
  2. kinkyblue

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    He was injured, all last week Haye was trying to cancel the fight but sky wouldn't let him


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  3. Metalartin

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    Personally I thought if he needed the money that badly and backed his chances of landing a knockout early then you can sort of forgive him for going ahead with the fight and sympathise with how it turned out but he knew the risks. I didn't think of the betting fans since I never put bets on but the rumour was leaked so there was always a risk of there being something behind it if you're a betting man you pay special attention to stuff like that so they kind of knew the risk too.

    The leak meant Bellew knew he could out manoeuvre Haye all night and stay out of harms way, has to be said Bellews camp are doing damage control trying to say he took Hayes best punches(like shit he did) and injured his hand so that's why he couldn't knock him out. Even when Haye went through the ropes it looked more like Haye dipped low to avoid talking the shot flush and inevitably lost his balance/foot gave way but the towel should have come in 3 round sooner(how long should you give an injured fighter the chance to land that one shot that changes the fight?). It also annoyed me that Bellew tried to buy a few seconds claiming a low blow when it was right on the belt(proper milked it and made a noise like it hit his balls)... the poor guy's crippled allowing you to pick him off and you have the cheek to con the ref on a low blow that never was? Poor form not even allowing him a fair chance when he did land something.
     
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  4. tweetstreet

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    He doesn't bullshit and Gob-off because everything he says is scripted by Sky and Matchroom. The True Joshua will likely come out in the papers in a year or so. There was a reason Whyte was saying 'be yourself etc' in the build up to their fight.
     
  5. jay_mcfc

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    Bellew had two knockdowns, neither of which were from good shots. The final one you could see how awkward Haye's legs were and they ended up buckling under him. Haye took a pounding off him yet he wasn't hurt once and could have taken those punches all night. Bellew's face is more of a mess now and it's a fact he'd have lost comfortably with the achilles injury to Haye. If he fights Wilder or Parker he'll end up in hospital.
     
  6. leighton

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    I seen some bullshit that Bellew might well be retiring dont know if it is bullshit or not. Been a joke the sky over load the only reason Sky got the fight on is they must of gave Haye more money as a sweetener for the fight to happen. Also if he was Matchroom it wouldnt of happen. I think Haye if his body holds up will fight again and Idealy in a rematch with Bellew and he will KO him. IF that was Haye v AJ . Haye would of pulled out stating the injury as why because Bellew isnt a heavyweight he took the risk and lost.
     
  7. oman0115

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    Joshua isn't all that fast. He's a prospect but profiting from a poor HW scene, I think if Fury had a mature head on his shoulders he'd cause AJ all sorts of problems. He's a decent heavyweight Joshua, but robotic. Would just be a top 10 contender in the Lewis, Bowe, Holyfield era...
     
  8. Blue Til Death

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    What is that reason, I would be interested to know, we all have a past, some more unsavoury than others, you say he's scripted but he appears quite articulate to me.. We will find out soon how good he is when he fights Klitschko.. Each to their own but I like him and hope he goes far in the HW division.. As for Whyte, he comes across as a right tool and deserved what he got from Joshua.
     
  9. steviemc

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    I don't bother with the press conferences and much of the pre-fight spectacle nowadays. You don't really learn anything useful from these as the main purpose is to generate contraversial hype/interest - hence most of these become mini soap-operas. Fine if you like that sort of thing, but something more befitting for tongue-in-cheek sports like WWE or Extreme Ironing.
     
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