The Sweet Science: Boxing

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  1. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Any boxing fans here?

    There have been some pretty fantastic bouts as of late. Most recently Mares vs Cruz.
     

  2. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    When is the Triple G match? That is pretty much the only one I'm looking forward to. I don't know much about boxing though, but Triple G seems like a beast.
     
  3. The Fresh Prince

    The Fresh Prince Well-Known Member

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    Shannon Briggs for HWC.
    #LETSGOCHAMP
     
  4. DutchJazzer

    DutchJazzer Well-Known Member

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    boxing is boring to watch.
    i do box though it is fun to box.
     
  5. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    Huge boxing fan and follow it closely. It's been crazy so far this year. I can't hate on the PBC. Mares vs Cruz was a war and the under-card was legit too.

    -Adonis Stevenson vs. Tommy Karpency in 10 days. I want to see Stevenson or Beterbeiv vs Kovalev really bad!!

    -Another Deontay Wilder beatdown of an inferior opponent at the end of the month.

    -Guillermo Rigondeaux is supposed to fight in Nov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -Golovkin fights 10/17 at MSG vs A Canadian fighter, with little to no chance at winning - David Lemieux

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzd-jCy2VNI

    -Terrence Crawford Vs Dierry Jean Oct 24th should be great. Crawford is a beast.

    -Matthysse fights Oct. 3rd

    -Cotto vs Alvarez Nov 21st will be entertaining for sure.

    - I'll watch Mayweather-Berto, just wanna see some of these other matches more.
     
  6. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    :cool: Wilder would probably knock his *** out. Hysterical video though, Briggs is crazy.
     
  7. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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  8. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Boxing was the first sport was ever exposed to. My dad was obsessed with it. He has tons of videos of fights on VHS that he recorded when he was younger, that he'd re-watch as I grew up (particularly Hearns, Marvelous, and Sugar Ray). I caught late-career Tyson, but my favourite was the Gatti-Ward trilogy. I watched all three fights, but I actually haven't even seen the movie that was made about it. Always rooted for Ward, despite being Canadian (not sure why-- he just seemed so unorthodox, and full of heart). Also loved Oscar De La Hoya.

    I still get very into boxing if there's a match, but the Mayweather saga (and the many examples of boxing corruption) have taken my interest right out of it.

    The difference between 90s boxing and nowadays boxing is way more drastic than 90s basketball vs nowadays basketball. At least IMO.
     
  9. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    What an incredibly foolish statement though expected from you.

    **** yeah, man! A fellow fan! What say you regarding Felix Verdejo. The kid is an absolute joy to watch. A throwback if there ever was one. Triple G's upcoming bout should be a good one though it is like throwing a lamb to the wolf.

    I will say this, boxing, like music is not a lazy mans sport. If you know who to watch, you will not have a bad time watching.
     
  10. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    Verdejo has some effortless power. He looks like a smaller Tito Trinidad. Should be interesting to follow. Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. looks like a champion level prospect too, he's fighting on that same PBC card next Friday co-featuring the Adonis Stephenson fight.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT-FVvl8IY


    Also
     
  11. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    Here's an excellent read on how Emmanuel Augustus has been getting by since being shot in the head. https://www.athletesquarterly.com/athletes/you-cant-keep-a-good-man-down/


    This war remains one of the best non-title fights I've ever seen. Obviously the Judges did a bit of a job..... Augustus took the fight with 2 weeks notice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxSN5JGsSxo
     
  12. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Mr. Spence Jr.

    Man, dude looks like he's got some great inside/ short thrown strength for real. Most of those KO's in that video were of the short throw variety. I like it!
     
  13. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    Here's Shannon Briggs(59-6-1, 52 KOs) 2nd round knockout of Mike Marrone(21-5, 15 KOs) last night.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5dJjUi44i4
     
  14. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he's a beast and its a joke he's not ranked in the top-10 welterweights. He's been calling out top guys in the division for fights and hasn't been getting replies. I've read he wont even be able to get a title shot in 2016.

    Hopefully he can get a top welterweight to fight him for a Mayweather under-card to get more of a following. He's 25 though, so many think he's the future of the Welterweight division. He'd mop Pacquiao across the ring right now.
     
  15. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Sounds like he needs a little more exposure as well.
     
  16. HighlandHomie

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    Oct. 17... Also an amazing fighter on that card - Roman Gonzalez.
     
  17. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    The #2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world "Chocolatito"(43-0-0 (37 KOs)). One the greatest fighters nobody knows, he's a brilliant technician and one of the best ever at 112 lbs, he's huge at that weight and mastered the art of footwork long ago.. He does infact fight a bit like Mayweather.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I058qmGsD0

    I do think if he fought Guillermo Rigondeaux who's a natural 118 at some catch weight, that Rigondeaux would probably whoop him. I'd have Rigondeaux at #2 P4P.
     
  18. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPztlXk3JSY

    If you want to see why they say the jab is the most important punch in boxing, watch this dude(1:45). Rigo fights are nothing less than master-classes in Cuban style boxing.
     
  19. Gilles de Rais

    Gilles de Rais Well-Known Member

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD-jHrg_TRY
     
  20. The Fresh Prince

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    Vitali couldn't knock him out. I think it's Wilder that'd get his chin exposed. You did see his last fight, right? Wilder is scared to fight anybody as is his camp.
     

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