Sons of Peter McNeeley- Boxing Thread

ElUno20

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Joshua/Wilder is finally happening... if they both win their next fights. Link Xmas miracle fight in Saudi has both guys fighting different dudes on the same card. This probably deserves some snappier word-smithing but, you know, whatever.
So happy it's happening. Wilder's age vs AJ being chinny, should be fire works.

I know wilder hasnt covered himself in glory after his fury losses but i still love watching him fight. I've never seen anyone with his type of power.
 

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Excited for Wilder, who’s probably the second best heavyweight of the last decade (depending how Usyk shakes out). He’s kind of like a lesser Joe Frazier. If not for one guy, he’d have dominated the division for a long time.
 

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Excited for Wilder, who’s probably the second best heavyweight of the last decade (depending how Usyk shakes out). He’s kind of like a lesser Joe Frazier. If not for one guy, he’d have dominated the division for a long time.
It's kind of insane how, even in defeat, he put fury down like 3 times in his two losses?

Parker isnt a scrub by any stretch so itll be a good scrap
 

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Oh that first fight was about as close to a ko as you’ll ever see. It’s insane Fury got up from that and not only finished the round and the fight but hurt Fury later in that same round.
 

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Sooooo..... does the fight go forward anyway?

Edit: No, apparently the Wilder-Joshua fight is off for now. Sorry ElUno20. Hopefully Wilder gets back in the ring pronto to get back in shape and put himself back in line for a fight with Joshua

Edit2: thanks to whomever picked my profile picture!
 
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ElUno20

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No apologies needed man. I think he's done. He needs to retire.

One of the oddities of modern boxing is these massive layoffs are a double edged sword. They're the result of being able to get bigger checks which is great for the fighter's health and financially (I'm a fan of both). However, without the reps, guys look terrible coming back and their careers kinda end abruptly because you do need that ring work. Hats off to parker but if thay fight happens a year or two ago, it looks a little more competitive.
 

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I don't know much at all about boxing, but I enjoy this thread and very casually follow the sport since my grandfather was a bit of a boxer and I used to watch fights with him when I was a kid.

Anyway, I came across this video of Ben Whittaker vs. Khalid Graidia. Whittaker portrays the confidence of a boxer who knows his opponent is overmatched. I liked the showmanship and thought the ref should've let it go (unless there is a specific rule against it?). He did have some punches that looked dirty, even the back-of-the-head tap was light, but still dangerous.

He does appear to be able to dodge a punch, though Graidia doesn't seem anything special.

Is Whittaker someone to watch or a guy who gets exposed once he's matched with more talented fighters?

View: https://youtu.be/PnEaz6s-zj0?feature=shared

https://www.tiktok.com/@benwhittaker81/video/7332057085800172832
 

ElUno20

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Bivol/Beterbiev. Finally. This is at least 3 years in the making.

On whitaker, it's so hard early (less than 15 fights) because any "prospect" is matched safely to look great. However, you can see he's obviously a huge prince naz fan
 

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ElUno20

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The secret to Fury's great chin is that he's got three of them. What the hell is he doing
Usyk is a different beast though. He's a master boxer and he has an incredible prime Mayweather like workrate. He's not going to lean in and try to slug it out, Fury is going have to move this fight.

So i think the slimming down is good. Man that 2nd fight vs AJ, around 8-9 when Joshua rallied and then Usyk, dead tired, took it to another level to reassert his control. Chef's kiss on workrate. Dude is a machine.