Official Boxing Thread

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  1. southlick

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    I watched a replay. I think it lasted about 1:30 and it was very very sad.
     
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  2. audrew

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    Boxing has fully transitioned to a fucking geek show. Pathetic
     
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  3. Redav

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    Think people are overreacting to one event no one took seriously
     
  4. audrew

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    One event?
     
  5. Redav

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    Holyfield is 58. I don't get what people's expectations were. Foreman fought 5 guys in one night in the 70s. There's always been shit like this in the sport
     
  6. SC

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    Holyfield can barely talk. He sure can’t fight. His license got revoked for safety reasons in New York in *2004*.

    Boxing keeps doing this and one of these legends is going to die or get seriously brain injured. I’d rather overreact now than see 55 year old Riddick Bowe or someone take a bad punch and never wake up.
     
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  7. Redav

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    Even if he did it won't change anything as long as money is involved. You have boxers die in the ring every 6 months or so and no one really blinks
     
  8. SC

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    Rank and file guys, boxing at large definitely doesn’t care. A legend though? Different story I think, especially in one of these novelty fights. They’ll grind to a halt if (when?) it happens.
     
  9. Redav

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    I guess I'm black pilled too much but I don't think anyone would really bat an eye. I mean if people actually cared about safety boxing wouldn't even be a thing
     
  10. beerleagueman

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    Last year or so the sport has been embarrassing. Letting YouTube stars dominate the headlines of the sweet science

    I already wasn’t going to watch last night and Trump getting involved solidified not even checking out a free stream
     
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  11. Daniel Ocean

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    I love boxing it might be my 2nd favorite sport. I hate the spectacle aspect we have going right now. I wish they’d stop sanctioning these fights.
     
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  12. SC

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  13. SC

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    Per Top Rank, they have a deal.

    November 20th at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas: Bud Crawford - Shawn Porter. Hell yeah.
     
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  15. Daniel Ocean

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    Let’s Fucking Go Bud
     
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  16. southlick

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    On Thursday came the official announcement from Matchroom Boxing and DAZN that former four-division titlist Mikey Garcia would end a 19-month layoff and return and face Sandor Martin on Oct. 13 in Fresno, California.

    But soon after, they also announced a pair of notable heavyweight bouts had been added to a fall schedule that already includes unified heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua defending against mandatory challenger and undefeated former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on Sept. 25 in London, a fight on DAZN in most regions in the world but the last fight of Joshua’s contract with Sky in the United Kingdom.

    One of the fights made official is between WBC interim titlist Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), 33, of England, and Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs), 30, a southpaw from Sweden, who gave Tyson Fury all he could handle in a decision loss in 2019. They will fight Oct. 30 at the O2 Arena in London. I wrote about that fight here on Fight Freaks Unite just after it was signed on Wednesday.

    The second bout will pit former heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker in a rematch with Derek Chisora on Dec. 18 at the AO Arena in Manchester.

    Parker (29-2, 21 KOs), 29, of New Zealand, and Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs), 37, of England, put on an entertaining fight when they first met on May 1, also in Manchester.

    In that fight, Chisora dropped Parker in the opening moments of the fight but Parker went on to win a split decision, with two judges scoring it for him, 116-111 and 115-113, and one judge having it 115-113 for Chisora.

    Parker has won five fights in a row since back-to-back losses in 2018 to Joshua in a title unification fight and then Whyte

    Chisora has dropped two decisions in a row to Parker and Usyk, but both fights were highly competitive.
     
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