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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ono, 26 Oct 2010.

  1. Metalartin

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    I agree with most of that actually.

    Also I know it's unpopular to like Eddie Hearn but I'm starting to like him, as far as I can see he's taken matchroom to a new level and now he's signing USA(Jacobs) and Russian(I'm assuming he's signed Bivol who looks very dangerous) fighters something I don't recall seeing from UK promoters before, not sure if UK fight fans will get behind them for UK shows though is my only concern. Maybe the plan isn't to have them fight in the UK but selfishly I would love the UK to become a place where the top non-uk fighters want to put on big fights, something to tick off for their legacy like Vegas is for most fighters.

    I'm looking forward to the Matchroom USA bill later tonight, I really rate Jacobs and thought he was hard done by in the Golovkin fight, I've not watched much of baby Miller(probably wrote him off because he never looks in shape) but it's a big chance for him to impress in his home City/State and he's making the right sounds.
     
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  2. Adidas Sharston

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    Tough fight for Taylor v Vazquez a former world champion, however Josh did look good last time out. I expect beefy to beat Williams but hope im wrong, hope it's as good as the first fight.
    Regarding AJ and Wilder, i fancy a Joshua win late on.
     
  3. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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    Joshua will walk through wilder, in fact it's a complete mismatch, not only in weight, punch power but also styles. Wilders defence is seriously lacking, it has nothing to do with his punching style either, it's his footwork and how he loads up, any heavyweight worth his salt will put him on his arse, hence he's avoiding whyte like the plague....

    Don't buy the hype, it's exactly like the self promotion McGregor put out there, the reality is very different though.....

    AJ is unfortunate that the standard in the division is so poor, it also doesn't look like changing anytime soon either, however he's head and shoulders above the best ranked, make of that what you will!!!
     
  4. EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    What a great fight
     
  5. nw42

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    This bout between Foot & Leather is decent, plenty of needle.
     
  6. EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    It's been great
     
  7. nw42

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    Leather's a bit of a whinger though, I'm hoping Foot wins as he's took it to him for the whole fight near enough.
     
  8. EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    Yeah I've noticed that
     
  9. EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    Fuckin hate that twat warren
     
  10. leighton

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    Yeah i like the looks of the card it could be a good 1 tonight. Also marketing Conor Benn over there and getting him on a few cards out there may well be a brilliant move by the Hearns. Good for him to test himself against the Americans / South Americans over there. I just hope that it works out well for the kid Conor Benn. I like how Nigel is staying away from the limelight and letting Conor learn from the trainers.
    Also if Hearn has linked up with Bivol its a great move by him. That guy looks class could be another GGG for me but its a early stage for him and he is going to have harder tests in the future and I honestly think he has the talent to go far. With the right team behind him.

    I like Dillian Whyte not a bad fighter but as Wilder has said he is a gatekeeper but saying that even a gatekeeper could well end up as a World Champion. Think Dillian if he fights Parker Dillian Whyte will be a World Champion. Parker is the weakest champion out there for me. I hope that they get Parker v Whyte on and have that as a undercard fight with the winner of Wilder v Joshua with the winners fighting each other.

    Also if you think Joshua will walk through Wilder and is a mismatch I find it a bit crazy in a way that both guys can bang and both guys have that punchers chance. Yeah AJ is maybe better technically but Wilder has the technical side too if he didnt he wouldnt of won a Bronze medal at the Olympics so I just think with Wilder he is wild and brash more so just to get the fighters out of the ring as soon as he can. And yes it looks terrible but its working for him.

    Granted we both agree the division is gone to the dogs. When you can say Tyson Fury was a World Champion in the division it just shows how bad the division has got over the years which is sad to say.
     

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