The Boxing Thread

kippax4ever

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How did you score the fight? It was a very tough fight to score, Most of the rounds you could of given to either fighter really.
Enjoyed it too.

Very close call,but me personally thought Taylor punches were,scoring.but definitely not taking anything from the other girl. Exceptional bout,
I no 1 thing if you were married to any one off them,& they say dinner at 6,you be there 1/2hr early,
Think the rematch will be the decider seeing they've fought previously..
 

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Gutted for Whyte, he was doing so well in the fight and he worked so hard to get to this point in his career. He'll have all the Wilder and Fury fanboys coming out of the woodwork now, claiming he's bum as is the way with boxing these days. Whyte will win the rematch and he beats Wilder for me, who wont fight him anyway(he retires if Fury does the same again).

It seemed to me, that Whyte thought the job was pretty much done. He got overconfident against a puncher, he was respecting his power, moving out of range and outboxing him, before he got those two knockdowns in round 4. He didn't expect him to recover so quickly after the round break. Povetkin is a dangerous fighter, Olympic gold medalist, former world champion, been in with the best in the business(levels above Ortiz for me, that's a fight I'd like to see though). He broke AJ's nose and rocked him in the early rounds when they fought, which had people questioning AJ's chin. Just goes to show you how hard he hits and how accurate he can be.
Thought Price was getting the better of him in their fight then he unloaded a big right And Price was out on his feet before being clubbed with a left
 

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I thought Whyte's defeat was hilarious. He's thick and was a piece of a shit as a child by all accounts.
 

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I thought Whyte's defeat was hilarious. He's thick and was a piece of a shit as a child by all accounts.

he's not done any interviews yet has he?

Well when i looked yesterday he hadn't

Taylor fight was a war, they should do a 3rd one.

Whyte should of won that, but what a punch.

matchroom certainly saved the better card for last
 

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So he’s improved himself

Boxing is full of morons. From Tyson Fury's outspoken comments liking homosexuality to paedophilia or Billy-Joe Saunders encouraging wife beating to Anthony Joshua being a convicted drug dealer.
 

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Thought Price was getting the better of him in their fight then he unloaded a big right And Price was out on his feet before being clubbed with a left
Yeah that's fair, Price has always had good fundamentals though(he's also got decent power himself), there was some hype around him when he was coming through from the amateurs. He also normally has a height and reach advantage given his dimensions, which I think Povetkin was having problems with.

Povetkin is an underrated fighter but he normally starts to tire after 6 rounds these days. So I do think if Whyte didn't make that mistake, his tank would have started to empty. In fact, it might have been in the same round, the way the other rounds had gone and how Dillian was digging into the body.

Whyte really needs to work on how to defend against the uppercut, he's been dropped 3 times with one now, 2 of those were fight ending. Other fighters will be looking for it from now on if they weren't already, so perfecting a slip and counter left hook would be a decent deterrent. Especially since his left hook is already good.
 

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Yeah that's fair, Price has always had good fundamentals though(he's also got decent power himself), there was some hype around him when he was coming through from the amateurs. He also normally has a height and reach advantage given his dimensions, which I think Povetkin was having problems with.

Povetkin is an underrated fighter but he normally starts to tire after 6 rounds these days. So I do think if Whyte didn't make that mistake, his tank would have started to empty. In fact, it might have been in the same round, the way the other rounds had gone and how Dillian was digging into the body.

Whyte really needs to work on how to defend against the uppercut, he's been dropped 3 times with one now, 2 of those were fight ending. Other fighters will be looking for it from now on if they weren't already, so perfecting a slip and counter left hook would be a decent deterrent. Especially since his left hook is already good.

Do believe Price could of gone higher than what he has done

Shame he was cheated out of two fights
 

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Do believe Price could of gone higher than what he has done

Shame he was cheated out of two fights
There was an interview with Emanuel Steward putting his fundamentals above Fury's at the time(early 2012 I think), since he had them all in training camp but giving Fury the edge in toughness, which is why he thought Fury would be more elite(placed a lot of stock on the toughness of a champion).

Another fighter that impressed him was Robert Helenius, who pulled off an upset against Kownacki earlier this year but he put him at Price's level too(could have won a world title but not quite elite).

That also reminds me, in one of Steward's other interviews, he was talking about how he was good at Basketball and Baseball but he was drawn more to boxing because they were team sports and he prefers one vs one.

Since Pep draws inspirations from other sports, including non-team sports for the mental aspects(such as golf or tennis), I wonder whether boxing is one of the sports he has looked at. Especially since the UK is punching well above it's weight in recent years in the sport. If I remember right, he said Tennis was the best sport to look at for one vs one but for me it's boxing. The mental side of it is huge and if he wants to inspire some of our English players, that's the sport to get your examples from, that they can relate to. Maybe he doesn't like the violence though, although passionate and mentally strong, he does seem to be a pacifist in his sensibilities.
 
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