Boxing Thread

The grief and sadness, yet pride in poor Chris’ face as he speaks about his son is so sad.

May he and that entire family get some peace.

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Lmaoooo this is too much :joy::joy::joy:

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I had to go and watch Floyd fight Canelo and also watched his fight with De La Hoya. Man the way he made elite fighters miss punches and countered them was unlike anyone I’ve ever seen. Only Toney ever rolled like he did in a way that I found truly masterful. Toney had some incredible fights and his ability to slip and roll was nearly unparalleled.

The master of the shoulder roll toying with elite legendary fighters like De La Hoya, Canelo, Cotto and Mosley. So good he makes fighters with ridiculous speed, technique and timing miss punches at close range.

Meanwhile big boy Fury gets dropped by Steve Cunningham, 4 times by Deontay Wilder, tagged for fun by Otto Wallin and beaten up by John McDermott.

There’s level to this game not everybody will get that unfortunately.

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Pernell Whitaker and Floyd are my two favourite defensive fighters ever in terms of how they made guys miss punches.

Hopkins is my favourite boxer ever and had such an uncanny ability to make fighters look bad and miss a lot of punches with his fundmentally sound and methodical approach.

Herol Graham was very good at that. Not quite in that class though but still pretty unique in his day.

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Incredible fighter. So overlooking when people talk about top British fighters.

Shame he’s remembered most for the Jackson knockout these days.

Do you remember Kirkland Laing?

Yeah I do. Quite possibly the most naturally gifted talented British boxer. Just the discipline outside the ring and distractions but poetry in motion on his day.
Truly was a brilliant generation of fighters in the 80s in this country.

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How close was Floyd to being knocked out by a 38 year old Mosley?

Yeah. Britain produced a golden generation of fighters in the 80s and early to mid 90s.

Honeyghan, Laing, Graham, Lewis, Eubank, Benn, Watson, Bruno, even Hamed on his early come up was as good as any lower weight fighter in the world at one point. Calzaghe and Hatton were two top fighters that came at the tail end of that production line and had good careers.

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I’m liking this because the “stupid emoji” crying kid liked it and it’s brilliant.

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It’s amazing how the fluffer waits about four or five days before he chimes in.

All after the Lord Mayor’s Show.