Boxing Thread

Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

He’s beaten better opponents than Crawford, fights everywhere, and other than great power is the total package in the ring. His stamina is insane. I don’t think the other guys can fight on the road like he does.
 

AboveAverage484

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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

So close. I'm not mad at the decision but I thought GGG won. Announcers seemed biased in favor of Canelo.
 

NoCalMike

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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

GGG won the damn fight. It was 12 rounds of HBO guys being fascinated that Canelo was doing better than the 1st fight. Canelo was doing better early in the fight than he did the first time around, but GGG rallied and eventually pulled away.

Not to mention a judge giving Canelo the 12th is assanine.
 

AboveAverage484

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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

People remember the rounds GGG won more than the ones Canelo won but they still score the same. I'm going to rewatch and make another judgment but I think it's only going to cement my opinion that GGG won it.
 

NoCalMike

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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

Based on immediate memory, I had it even through six. Then GGG started landing combos and seemed to rock Canelo good each round from that point out. Canelo did most of his best work in the first few rounds.
 
Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

I didn't watch it but the opinion seems to be solidly behind GGG winning the fight. There's a lot of talk about crooked judges helping Canelo win.
 

AboveAverage484

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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

Rewatched it. 115-114. I feel dirty giving Round 1 10-10 so if I had a gun to my head I'd go Canelo. That would make it 114-114, draw lol.

Announcers sucked. Seemed biased in favor of Canelo early on. GGG did better early and Canelo did better late than I had initially judged.
 

909

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HBO Boxing has been cancelled. This fucking sucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lup1fhHbz78
 

909

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I'm glad they'll be forced to fight again so I don't give a fuck like I should give a fuck. That was fun.
 

909

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This is weird cause I've wanted him to lose this title for a long time, but not like this. After Adonis Stevenson got knocked out earlier he is now in critical condition. Brutal sport.
 
Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

https://twitter.com/cooperderek/status/1069110425298632704

https://twitter.com/iimattyiceii/status/1069115428926943232
 

Lord of The Curry

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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

The two big boxing matches in recent memory that got me hyped were Canelo/GGG and Fury/Wilder and both end in screwjob draws.
 

909

909
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To update on the Adonis thing, he has a severe TBI and will likely be a vegetable for the rest of his life.
 

AboveAverage484

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What I read says it's still too early to comment on long term health. TBI isn't a good sign, though.
 

909

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Loma is just too good. The combinations he was hitting Pedraza with in the 11th looked like Roy Jones Jr. stuff.
 

Zetterberg is God

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RiP
https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/legendary-boxing-judge-hbo-personality-harold-lederman-dies-at-79-after-battle-with-cancer/amp/
 

909

909
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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

JOSHUA REFUSES TO COME OUT OF THE CORNER AFTER A KNOCKDOWN!!!

I was thinking during this fight that he was fighting like Frank Bruno.
 

909

909
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Wilder would have absolutely murdered him. Joshua has a rematch clause so he might get this one back.
 

909

909
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Re: Boxing 2016-2017 Thread

I try not to overreact over tune-up fights, but there were things in that Fury fight I couldn't believe were actually happening. They will show the last minute of that fight in 20 years the way they show Mike Tyson shit now.
 

Youth N Asia

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www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/boxing/pernell-whitaker-dead-killed-car-crash-accident-latest-virginia-beach-a9005436.html%3famp

Pernell Whitaker was hit by a car and killed at 55.
 
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