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DoesNotFollow

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #180 on: March 03, 2020, 09:11:21 PM »
Probably completely out but I did worry when I looked at his eyes when they were announcing him as new champ, felt like despite it being everything he was hoping for there was still sadness behind the eyes.

Looked like he was saying thank you to the crowd/press which was nice to see. Given his history perhaps he's been humbled by the fights he's lost and won in his own head and this is a more measured response in light of that. Could be total projection on my part though.

Chollis

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« Reply #181 on: June 10, 2020, 03:49:51 PM »

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« Reply #182 on: June 10, 2020, 04:50:43 PM »

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« Reply #183 on: June 10, 2020, 11:02:04 PM »
I kind of wish this was the next fight, and not Wilder again, but it is what it is, look forward to them all. Glad Fury didn't get chubby again, hope he hasn't struggled too much mentally that last few months.

Yussef Dent

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« Reply #184 on: June 11, 2020, 05:27:51 AM »
"two-fight deal"?

This is probably to appease all broadcast deals. It could well be like Lewis vs Tyson where HBO and Showtime had to collaborate for it in America. For Fury vs Joshua you've got Matchroom with Sky for Joshua, and Queensberry with BT for Fury, in America it's Matchroom with DAZN and Top Rank promoting Fury with ESPN. It's a lot wanting a piece of a big pie, so may as well make two of them.

I kind of wish this was the next fight, and not Wilder again, but it is what it is, look forward to them all. Glad Fury didn't get chubby again, hope he hasn't struggled too much mentally that last few months.

There was an interview with him on BT Sport where he seems to be in a really good state of mind, despite openly admitting the change of routine was challenge early on. I just think Fury has to do what he did to Wilder last time again, Deontay was really quite unprepared for that and I don't think that can be rectified so quickly. I feel a bit for Dillian Whyte though, I mean, when is he actually going to get his chance?

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« Reply #185 on: June 11, 2020, 08:10:26 AM »
Think Fury did say he had two fights left, Joshua and Whyte - I don’t think Whytes in the same class as those 2 though

Also the Joshua fights are gonna be next year so I guess fury wilder still a possibility?

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« Reply #186 on: June 11, 2020, 08:39:58 AM »
If Fury loses the plot and gets out of shape and takes Wilder for granted then I'd still make him favourite for Wilder although with more of a chance of an upset. If he goes in fit then he could end the guy's career if last time is anything to go by.

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« Reply #187 on: June 11, 2020, 03:30:57 PM »
Wilder won't want another Fury fight, unless it's as a final pay day.

lebowskibukowski

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« Reply #188 on: June 12, 2020, 09:37:28 AM »
Anyone know much about this Daniel Kinahan chap? Sounds like the Irish media are none too happy.

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« Reply #189 on: June 12, 2020, 10:16:07 AM »
Anyone know much about this Daniel Kinahan chap? Sounds like the Irish media are none too happy.

Apart from inheriting and running one of the biggest drug distributors in Ireland and being involved in a drug-gang war feud.
His association with boxing in Ireland has made it practically impossible for any major events (such as a Katy Taylor professional fight) to take place in the Republic. Very icy relation with Irish media to say the best. Also; a rival gang targeted one of the actual fighting weigh-ins that did take place in Dublin with one of his associated members shot dead. Kinahan himself believed to have been a target but had left the event early.
The international boxing fraternity seem to have taken to him and Tyson Fury association is certainly enhancing his profile, with Carl Frampton and Billy Joe Saunders some other successful boxers he manages. 

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« Reply #190 on: June 12, 2020, 11:06:04 AM »
I believe Jamie Moore's shooting was also connected to Irish gang links in boxing.

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« Reply #191 on: June 16, 2020, 07:16:54 AM »