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munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
Thought I would start a general boxing thread as we tend to have one for each fight that crops up.  

First point was really just  hats off to manny pacquiao.  Yes he went on too long but his wins list is ridiculous including Morales, JMMarquez, Diaz, Barrera, De La Hoya, Hatton, Mosley, Bradley and Thurman.

Was out of his depth a little against Mayweather but so is everyone pretty much.  One of the all time greats for me.
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  • BigBearKrisBigBearKris Frets: 1756
    edited September 2021
    There were a few over the years.

    https://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/131327/

    And fully agree on Manny
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    edited September 2021
    Anyone subscribe to DAZN? I’ve enjoyed the £1.99 subscription for about a year. It’s going up next month to £7.99. If Eddie makes good fights I’ll keep it going. If he doesn’t then…

    Smith v Fowler on 9th Oct - has Cheeseman and a few others on the undercard. A couple of women’s bouts as well…I guess that’s a whole discussion in itself. 

    I doubt I’ll be staying up for the Fury fight on the Sunday morning. 


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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 4931
    This report looks like there may be hard questions about the Rio Olympics:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/58747880

    Outcomes of matches "manipulated" by referees and judges!

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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    Iamnobody said:
    Anyone subscribe to DAZN? I’ve enjoyed the £1.99 subscription for about a year. It’s going up next month to £7.99. If Eddie makes good fights I’ll keep it going. If he doesn’t then…

    Smith v Fowler on 9th Oct - has Cheeseman and a few others on the undercard. A couple of women’s bouts as well…I guess that’s a whole discussion in itself. 

    I doubt I’ll be staying up for the Fury fight on the Sunday morning. 


    I’m still paying sky sports at the moment. I keep toying with canceling it and getting BT sport or boxnation or dazn. Working out where the best fights will be when the dust settles. 
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    All the media attention on Fury currently but there’s a good card tonight in Liverpool as mentioned above. Smith beats Metcalf for me, as his trainer put it so eloquently “if you go to the chippy you have to wait your turn, Fowler’s jumped the queue”.  
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    Iamnobody said:
    All the media attention on Fury currently but there’s a good card tonight in Liverpool as mentioned above. Smith beats Metcalf for me, as his trainer put it so eloquently “if you go to the chippy you have to wait your turn, Fowler’s jumped the queue”.  
    It’s a really good match up. No harm to Fowlers career losing to Smith but a real big scalp if he wins. 

    Smith on paper to win but I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets old during the fight and Fowler has met him at the right time. 
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    munckee said:
    Iamnobody said:
    All the media attention on Fury currently but there’s a good card tonight in Liverpool as mentioned above. Smith beats Metcalf for me, as his trainer put it so eloquently “if you go to the chippy you have to wait your turn, Fowler’s jumped the queue”.  
    It’s a really good match up. No harm to Fowlers career losing to Smith but a real big scalp if he wins. 

    Smith on paper to win but I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets old during the fight and Fowler has met him at the right time. 
    Yeah it’s a great opportunity for Fowler and of course it could go either way, but I’m drawn into Smith’s confidence and experience. 

    Always look forward to a Cheeseman fight and there’s some other decent bouts. 
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    Well Smith did the business and sounds like Cheeseman was in another war. I haven’t seen the fights yet but sounds like a good card. 
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    edited November 2021
    Wasn’t sure whether to put this in the new KO thread. 

    Kid Galahad - pundits saying failure to make weight impacting his punch resistance and recovery ability. 


    Definitely saved by the bell after the first one and clearly not recovered coming out for the next round.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    Should never have been sent back out for round 6. The American press boxing pundits saying he’ll never be the same after knockouts like that. 
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  • Tone71Tone71 Frets: 628
    Missed it last night but that KO was definitely a heavy one.

    Looking forward to Eubank Jnr v Williams beginning of next month, could/should be a cracker
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    munckee said:
    Should never have been sent back out for round 6. The American press boxing pundits saying he’ll never be the same after knockouts like that. 
    Definitely - with hindsight of course. In the moment though his corner must have thought he could weather the storm. 
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    It’s a big call to give up a world championship. I don’t remember someone getting knocked out first punch of a round. 
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    Watched Crawford vs Porter this morning and thought Porter seemed fine but his dad stopped it. Crawford looked good late on but takes so long to get going. Really good quality fight. 
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 995
    munckee said:
    Watched Crawford vs Porter this morning and thought Porter seemed fine but his dad stopped it. Crawford looked good late on but takes so long to get going. Really good quality fight. 
    Watched rounds 9 & 10 this afternoon thanks to Sky Sports on YouTube having the fight for free.  
    Think it was a matter of time before Porter got KO’d, but agree that if it wasn’t his Dad in the corner then it would have continued.
    Apparently Porter announced his retirement after the fight in the press conference.
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    I didn’t see it - I’ll catch it on YouTube this week. Being a father in the corner must be a difficult job. I did see a post fight interview and he was absolutely convinced he made the right decision.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    I suspect his dad knows him best.  Porter is like ricky hatton but with better head movement, he is an attrition fighter and has had some pretty tough fights with fighters at least as good as him, there were also rumours he took a beating in sparring.  The cars were all just in favour of Crawford so probably the right decision.
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  • bertiebertie Frets: 13572
    Winnie and Wilf are most upset
    just because you don't, doesn't mean you can't
     just because you do, doesn't mean you should.
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  • IamnobodyIamnobody Frets: 6908
    Teófimo López vs. George Kambosos Jr from last night is well worth seeking out. 

    I won’t spoil it…
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12433
    Wow the Taylor Catterrall result is up there with Lewis Holyfield and canelo GGG for robberies. 
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