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Started by AshburtonAbove on Apr 6, 2016 9:02:28 PM
Boxing thread.

All things pugilistic. Any of you guys saw Callum Smith on Saturday? He looks well hard?

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StakludKar - 06 Jun 2016 14:26:33 (#2 of 934)

Are there any happy stories that begin with "started out as a boxer"?

SinnerBoy - 20 Aug 2016 03:38:33 (#3 of 934)

Well, I'm doing quite well as an offshore geologist / geophysicist. I started boxing training at 18, had my first fight at 23, went to university at 25.

I packed boxing in at 29, after a motorbike accident.

I think I'm doing all right....

Arjuna - 11 Sep 2016 08:39:55 (#4 of 934)

No wonder that Golovkin is a hard bastard

Golovkin had been throwing big punches all his life. Growing up, Sergey and Vadim would walk the streets with Golovkin and pick men out of a crowd. Are you afraid of him, they would ask Gennady. When he said no, they told him to go get into a fight. Sometimes they wrestled, sometimes they boxed, sometimes they just threw punches.

"My brothers, they were doing that from when I was in kindergarten," Golovkin said. "Every day, different guys."

browserbutton - 11 Sep 2016 08:42:13 (#5 of 934)

Are there any happy stories that begin with "started out as a boxer"?

Prince Buster

Tadagee - 11 Sep 2016 09:18:08 (#6 of 934)


SinnerBoy - 19 Oct 2016 01:56:38 (#7 of 934)

Norman Wisdom.

Anyway, I think that Brook exposed quite a few faults in Golovkin's game. The big one is his confidence in being able to take a shot. He really doesn't have much head movement.

He also doesn't move as well as he could, not much slipping and ducking.

Brook managed to land plenty of good technical shots and hurt Golovkin several times. Not seriously, but enough to stop him doing what he wanted to do.

Golovkin is a hard puncher, slow, methodical and utterly determined.

I think that there will be a few guys emboldened by Brook's performance, hoping to analyse and exploit the gaps.

Watch this space.....

Anthony16 - 19 Oct 2016 05:24:07 (#8 of 934)

Are there any happy stories that begin with "started out as a boxer"

Billy Joel.

Moschops - 19 Oct 2016 05:36:44 (#9 of 934)

Lee Evans? OK, that one isn't so funny.

Loogoo - 17 Dec 2016 07:31:56 (#10 of 934)

Former middle weight champion Bernard Hopkins, 51, fights for the final time in LA today. 55 wins over 65 fights. Incredible career.

SGM1A1 - 17 Dec 2016 10:42:09 (#11 of 934)

Just looking at his impressive career records on Wiki.

I am intrigued by the note against his 1998 fight with Robert Allan which was declared a no-contest 'after Hopkins was unable to continue from being accidentally pushed out of the ring by the referee'.

Loogoo - 18 Dec 2016 02:37:47 (#12 of 934)

Can see the clip here- yeah kind of unusual

90's had some crazy fights. I remember Lennox Lewis had an opponent who broke down crying and could not continue.

Lewis had a great WTF?-look on his face.

Loogoo - 18 Dec 2016 06:35:58 (#13 of 934)

Hopkins fell out of the ring again but not by the referee, so a TKO to Smith...

The ending was strange, coming in the eighth round when Smith knocked Hopkins out of the ring. Rules say that Hopkins had 20 seconds to get into the ring but he was assisted outside the ring and after a long delay, the fight was called in favor of Smith.

SGM1A1 - 18 Dec 2016 12:28:11 (#14 of 934)


Thanks for that link. Very strange. It looked like the ref hardly touched him.

Shame that Hopkins ends his career on a loss.

Peacock - 29 Apr 2017 09:48:11 (#15 of 934)

So tonight?

tasselhoff - 29 Apr 2017 11:34:06 (#16 of 934)

Apparently, some from Birkenhead called "Masher" will be fighting at Prenton Park (home of the world renowned Tranmere Rovers) in August.

IIRC he started late in boxing (24?) and won a title a couple of weeks back.

Arjuna - 29 Apr 2017 19:15:48 (#17 of 934)

I have placed my prediction on a USB stick and shall reveal it after the final bell.

Loogoo - 01 May 2017 09:53:50 (#18 of 934)

Is heavy weight boxing back? Great fight- proper heavy weight match. Really enjoyed the match.

Klitschko- great shape at 41..but youth won the day. Really enjoyed watching Joshua box through that match. Big man.

The fifth round was unbelievable.Could not believe Joshua dropped his concentration-he was so focused up until that point. Reckon if Klitschko was younger he would have finished the round. Nonetheless, that round will go down as one of the best rounds ever..not quite Frias Mancini's first round... but close

Sixth round, thought Joshua was done. Amazing he hung on.

Ref was excellent. By the book to the end. Perfect.

Arjuna - 01 May 2017 10:01:42 (#19 of 934)

It was an incredible fight, amazing to see both men recover from knockdowns.

I cannot seriously Klitschko wanting a rematch, he gave everything and cannot improve but AJ will have learned so much from that fight.

Iancress70 - 01 May 2017 12:36:16 (#20 of 934)

Just watched the key rounds. I haven't watched a proper heavyweight title fight in a long time and it was a real pleasure. Love it when you see someone rally from knockdowns, so much courage and fitness.

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