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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:41 AM

Boxing (11-28-15)

There are three boxing cards on television today. They include:

(1) On NBC: Jermall Charlo vs. Wilky Campfort, for Charlo’s IBF junior middleweight title;

(2) On HBO: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury, for Klitchko’s heavyweight title; and

(3) On Showtime: James DeGale vs. Lucian Bute, for DeGale’s IBF super middleweight title.

The NBC card comes on at 3 pm/est; the HBO card is at 4:30; and the Showtime card begins on Showtime Extreme at 8, then goes to regular Showtime for the two featured bouts.

All of these look to be entertaining bouts.

[Note: I am going to start writing for what is currently the most popular internet boxing site next week. I’ll be posting links here on this forum.]

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H2O Man Nov 2015 OP
H2O Man Nov 2015 #1
twogunsid Nov 2015 #2
Auggie Nov 2015 #3
KamaAina Nov 2015 #4
H2O Man Nov 2015 #5
Lulu Belle Nov 2015 #6
H2O Man Nov 2015 #7
Lulu Belle Nov 2015 #8
H2O Man Nov 2015 #12
StevieM Dec 2015 #13
H2O Man Dec 2015 #14
Kingofalldems Nov 2015 #9
H2O Man Nov 2015 #10
Brother Buzz Nov 2015 #11

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:43 AM

1. Note:

I am scheduled to start writing for what is currently the most popular internet boxing site next week. I'll post links here, for those who are interested.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 12:55 PM

2. Please do post links...

I love reading your wonderful analysis and commentaries on boxing. Congrats on the new gig, too.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:14 PM

3. +1

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 06:59 PM

4. Nice card on NBC just now

 

some of the swing fights were downright bizarre. The Dominican fighter kept slipping, and the Colombian one simply could not keep his punches up against the 6'7" Aussie!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 07:23 PM

5. Fury beats Klitschko!

Very impressive (by decision).

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 07:27 PM

6. Pretty surprising to me.

Fury looked less than intense in the training films that I watched.
Maybe Klitschko's age caught up to him?
Another writer suggested that he might have hurt his hand.

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Response to Lulu Belle (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 07:38 PM

7. A number of factors,

in my humble opinion. (I admit to being slightly less than objective, as I've enjoyed a casual friendship with the new Champ.)

Klitschko has been a dominant fighter for a decade. I have a lot of respect for him. Yet, he has also been the more mechanical of the brothers. And he doesn't have the same level of mental toughness that Vitali has had.

Usually, he can land the left-right, then wrestle, over and over. And he has been highly successful with that. But the difference between fighting a smaller opponent, who has to come forward (at least part of the time), is very different than fighting a big, athletic kid who can move. Fury won the battle of the jabs, and virtually everything comes off the jab.

I think age is a factor. It's more difficult to be at "peak" on fight-night as one ages. Wlad appeared to be slightly over-trained -- specifically, in this instance, likely being two days after peaking in training. His timing was off, more than in other fights.

Lots of hostile Klitschko fans complaining on the boxing forums tonight. They are having trouble accepting what they just saw.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 07:47 PM

8. I wonder if there will be a rematch.

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Response to Lulu Belle (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:14 AM

12. There was a

rematch clause in the contract. After the fight, brother Vitali K was focused on Wladimir coming back, to fight Fury again. However, Wladimir sounded more realistic.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 04:01 PM

13. Do you think there will be a match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder?

I read that Wilder challenged him to a fight that would unify all the titles.

Two questions:

First, I read that Fury might get stripped of the IBF title. Is that true? Can you explain why that would happen?

Second, do you think that a Fury-Wilder fight would be a classic, given that they are both undefeated?

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Response to StevieM (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 04:10 PM

14. Great questions.

The IBF has stripped him, with the "official" reason being that he hadn't signed to fight their " #1" contender .....which is obviously baloney, considering that: (a) he had just won the championship; and (b) Klitschko has a re-match clause from the contract for their first fight.

In reality, the IBF was attempting to be the only commission to get a large pay-day from the defense they insisted upon. No other commission was going to go along with their nonsense. By making their "title" open for their fighter to win, they hope to make money. Nothing more, nothing less.

I think that Fury vs Wilder will happen in September, possibly sooner. And I think it will be a high-quality heavyweight title fight. Not a Frazier vs Ali, obviously, but one of the most interesting in the past two decades. The build-up will be outstanding, and the fight could easily be intense. At this point, I think it will end in a knockout in around 3 or 4 action-packed rounds. And either man could win.

Thanks for asking. I appreciate that!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:35 PM

9. Tyson Fury--first Irish Traveler champ?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:58 PM

10. Yep!

A good man.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:17 PM

11. LOL, Irish Traveler boxer? Did you watch the hilarious movie, Snatch?


Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Hilarity ensues while we try to figure who's conning whom.....


Brad Pitt played a most peculiar bare knuckle Irish Traveler boxer with a heavy Irish accent with just enough Shelta mixed in to totally confuse me.

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