The Boxing Thread


#806

Anyone got a link?


#807

Gotta give Eubank Jr some credit here that was an improved version of his usual style. Can’t believe this guy went that long without a decent coach.


#808

DeGale should definitely pack it in. Achieved a lot but he hit his ceiling a couple years ago now


#809

WBO have ordered Kovalev v Yarde for the light heavyweight belt.

Really hope they take it.

LIONS IN THE CAMP


#810

Saturday 16, March 2019
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia (3am Main Event)
David Benavidez vs J’Leon Love
Charles Martin vs Gregory Corbin

Don’t forget to buy that extra EXTRA food & drink today people & enjoy the boxing on ITV4 tonight.


#811

Sooo excited!!!

Also, for those recording the fight - I strongly recommend recording the program after. Last time I recorded a fight on ITV the recording stopped half way during the fight because the fight carried on past the program schedule time.


#812

I can’t wait. Was scrambling around looking for reasonable last minute flights to Dallas for a few days but they were around £1.3k unfortunately.

Listen Spence via TKO is my prediction.


#813

I agree mate. The size will be too much

Huge if, but if Mikey does it - would you agree that automatically puts him top 3 p4p? A lot of names up there but I imagine he has a strong argument to claim his space there


#814

Will either of these doods be able to face Canelo? He annoys me for some reason I wanna see a better fighter knock him off his perch.


#815

Think it’d be too big a jump for either of them. Especially Mikey, he’s probably pushing his limits even going for the welterweight title (tbc tonight of course).

Yeah, would love to see Canelo knocked off his horse. Not because I dislike him, I actually don’t despise him as much as others but just to give Golden Boy a kick to their cash cow.


#816

I know very little about boxing. But anyone got any love for Katie Taylor?

She’s in the conversation for Irelands greatest sportsperson by my reckoning.


#817

That was a whooping and tbh I think an argument could have been made for the fight being stopped in he 9th


#818

I saw her live last year at the o2, and she is hands down the most talented boxer I’ve seen live across both genders. Fantastic sportsperson too

And yeah, the Spence fight went almost exactly as I thought it would, I cannot wait to see him step in with Thurman or Crawford one day!


#819

I hope it’s not Pacquiao, that would be similarly one-sided now


#820

Her doc that’s recently gone onto Netflix is worth a look. Not massively insightful but she’s so private it’s good to see any really. :slight_smile:


#821

Shall check it out for sure! :blush: