General Discussion: The FUK Boxing Thread!


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Ulster_Blue
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5336 posts since 16/7/06

26 Feb 2020 11:33
The state of boxing is brilliant at the minute, some great fights being made, finally seeing the best fighting the best.
fudge.dredd
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1302 posts since 15/12/12

26 Feb 2020 11:45
Kadafi39 wrote:
RickRude wrote: Kadafi - name a fight in last two years that was better?

That you actually watched

Khabib v McGregor, And literally every other UFC fight! Even the female division… Obv not boxing but I think that says something about the state of boxing right now.

I thought he might have meant a heavyweight fight…. but even so, I think UFC is awful.
RickRude
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3433 posts since 13/1/12

26 Feb 2020 11:51
Kadafi39 wrote:
RickRude wrote: Kadafi - name a fight in last two years that was better?

That you actually watched

Khabib v McGregor, And literally every other UFC fight! Even the female division… Obv not boxing but I think that says something about the state of boxing right now.

Sums it up - this is the boxing thread mate!
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

26 Feb 2020 12:14
Klitschko v joshua imo was a better fight then, ruiz v joshua 1 was more entertaining to watch too.

Boxing is the new wrestling though.
RickRude
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3433 posts since 13/1/12

26 Feb 2020 12:56
Klitch vs Josh was nearly 3 years ago.

Your entitled to your opinion mate but your first answer was comparing it to UFC.
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

26 Feb 2020 14:38
RickRude wrote: Klitch vs Josh was nearly 3 years ago.

Your entitled to your opinion mate but your first answer was comparing it to UFC.

Of course, as is everyone else. Seems I am in the minority here and many of you thought it was a good fight.

Yeah I cant help but compare it with UFC, it is fighting at the end of the day and the lines between the 2 have recently become more blurred than ever.

IMO its just not as exiciting to watch as UFC or even old tyson fights where you know when the bell rings his only game plan is to try and kill his opponent. Hes not thinking about scoring or how many rounds hes won, to me, thats exciting to watch.
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

26 Feb 2020 14:39
fudge.dredd wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote:
RickRude wrote: Kadafi - name a fight in last two years that was better?

That you actually watched

Khabib v McGregor, And literally every other UFC fight! Even the female division… Obv not boxing but I think that says something about the state of boxing right now.

I thought he might have meant a heavyweight fight…. but even so, I think UFC is awful.

I find this surprising given that you are a boxing fan, any particular reason?
fudge.dredd
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26 Feb 2020 15:17
I just don’t find watching two guys lying on top of each other with their groins in their opponents faces for 15 mins very entertaining..
smith
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10915 posts since 5/5/04

posted 26 Feb 2020 22:03, edited 26 Feb 2020 22:03
fudge.dredd wrote: I just don’t find watching two guys lying on top of each other with their groins in their opponents faces for 15 mins very entertaining..

This surprises me.
fudge.dredd
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1302 posts since 15/12/12

27 Feb 2020 01:16
smith wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: I just don’t find watching two guys lying on top of each other with their groins in their opponents faces for 15 mins very entertaining..

This surprises me.

Well I make an exception for you.
NigelBenn
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4212 posts since 6/2/08

27 Feb 2020 03:21
Hope Billy Joe Saunders gets the Canelo fight.
-DiscoTits-
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831 posts since 26/11/07

27 Feb 2020 05:51
Laughing out loud @ smith
LFC
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27 Feb 2020 08:14
fudge.dredd wrote: I just don’t find watching two guys lying on top of each other with their groins in their opponents faces for 15 mins very entertaining..

Watch the Hooker Felder fight from the weekend and it might change your mind.

The 15 minutes of hugging happens very rarely now as the refs are told to stand them up if it’s getting dull.

I’m not the biggest boxing fan and thought the Fury fight and the skills on show were average. And I say that as in, is 30 odd percent shots landed good in boxing? I don’t know. Plus doing it at 19 stone is never guna be elegant I get that.
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

posted 28 Feb 2020 12:36, edited 28 Feb 2020 12:36
fudge.dredd wrote: I just don’t find watching two guys lying on top of each other with their groins in their opponents faces for 15 mins very entertaining..



Lol honestly this doesn't happen very often at all. Watch some of Jon jones fights, idesayana, nate diaz, and even the older fights with chuck lidell, rich franklin, jose aldo. They are definitely more exciting to watch than any boxing I have seen in the last 10 years.
LFC wrote: Watch the Hooker Felder fight from the weekend and it might change your mind.

The 15 minutes of hugging happens very rarely now as the refs are told to stand them up if it’s getting dull.

I’m not the biggest boxing fan and thought the Fury fight and the skills on show were average. And I say that as in, is 30 odd percent shots landed good in boxing? I don’t know. Plus doing it at 19 stone is never guna be elegant I get that.

Glad im not the only one that didnt find it to be nail biting! The weight does play a part, but look at the likes of cormier, hes 17 odd stone and he still has that explosiveness, hes still relatively agile and quick.
Crackajack
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7540 posts since 21/4/05

28 Feb 2020 19:43
swede wrote: wilder gonna bury fury.

I'm not a betting man but genuinely thought about finding my betfair details and sticking £20 on Fury after reading this.
zappa1903
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262 posts since 26/8/14

2 Mar 2020 11:14
Joshua fight now confirmed for the 20th June
fudge.dredd
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1302 posts since 15/12/12

2 Mar 2020 13:20
^ fading into obscurity as we speak is old AJ.