Jump to content

Boxing: Fights coming up


Recommended Posts

On 06/02/2020 at 06:19, RailwayRowdy said:

The forgotten man of British boxing steps back into ring on Saturday for the first time in over a year.

Kell Brook takes on American Mark DeLuca (24-1) and says a defeat will take him into retirement. His fantastic performance when beating Shawn Porter to take the IBF title now seems a long, long time ago.

Is this just an attempt to arouse interest in a final pay day against Amir Khan, a man he avoided like the plague when both were in their pomp, or a serious attempt to resurrect a once glittering career ?

Either way, I always enjoyed watching Kell’s ring craft, but he possibly lacked the power to back that artistry up. 

Let’s just hope that he is in good shape for Saturdays bout following  his recent spell of inactivity. No one wishes to see him as a shadow of his former self.

Good win by Kell Broook over DeLuca but the American hadn't fought anyone of note and wasn't a top ranked fighter. I would prefer to see Kell retire rather than risk more serious injury but can understand his motivation for a future fight against Khan and a good payday, there would certainly be mega interest in the UK.

Difficult to see who he would fight besides Khan as there are some very good, hard hitting Light Middleweights about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 297
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Brook has not been the fighter he was for a few years now, mainly due to the injuries.  But the night he beat undefeated Shawn Porter in Vegas was one of the finest displays I can remember from a

Thought Kell Brook did well in the first 3 rounds. But then Crawford got warmed up and absolutely pummeled him. Well done to the ref for stopping it early. I noticed they had VAR like system tonight.

AT LAST!!! THE most unskilled heavyweight champion I have seen has finally been smashed, and his gob-shyyte spouting about being one of the best of all time was rammed down his throat. Luis Ortiz

Biggie on Saturday in more ways than one. Intriguing fight. Iff Fury is still standing at the end of the 12th he stands a great chance of being the victor but Fury only has to lose his concentration once and it could be all over. Can't imagine a 12th round knockdown and resurection  like in the first fight but anything is possible in this one.

Too close to call.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 14/02/2020 at 03:50, Paul6754 said:

Difficult to see who he would fight besides Khan as there are some very good, hard hitting Light Middleweights about.

Rumours over here are that Brook may face Liam Smith of the Liverpool fighting dynasty in his next fight.

Although Smith has had a decent career, he is pretty much a “yesterday’s child”  and I cannot see the same clamour for tickets as there would be for a bout against Khan.

Wilder v Fury ? I feel Tyson has to stop Wilder to win. It’s going to be awfully difficult to beat the American on home canvas, as was proven in the first fight. 

Bring it on !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

It's going to end in tears (and perhaps a concussion too) for Fury unfortunately. He very nearly put on a masterclass last time out (in their first fight) and I can't see him doing that again now that Wilder knows what he's about after sharing a ring with him. Wilder will be more patient this time around. If Fury tries to sit down on his punches more believing that he can take Wilder out he won't last 3/4 rounds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fury won 10 rounds in the first fight in my opinion, and Wilder was losing every round last time out v Ortiz.

 

If it goes to points this time I think Fury wins. I was more confident he could do it but I'm not sure why he's weighed in so heavy.

 

The best technical heavy weight against the best puncher. It should be a great fight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually fear for Fury if he actually does what he says he's gonna do and try and knock Wilder out in the first few rounds as he will undoubtedly give Wilder chances to land big and that would  be a huge mistake. Fascinating contest just hope both of them come out of it without serious injury.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AT LAST!!!

THE most unskilled heavyweight champion I have seen has finally been smashed, and his gob-shyyte spouting about being one of the best of all time was rammed down his throat. Luis Ortiz all-but beat Wilder in their 1st fight but ran out of gas just as he had the win in his hands.

Get in there Tyson!

Fury was utterly magnificent. Completely dominated and outboxed Wilder (again!) and made him look the p1ss-poor boxer that he is. 

F**k a 3rd fight between these two - got to be a Fury-Joshua unification fight for all the belts.

Britain rules the heavyweight division!

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sensational performance from Fury !

I think we’re all aware that the Brit is the better boxer, but I never expected him to take the fight to Wilder in such a dramatic way and put him on his backside so early in the fight.

Tyson dominated from the first bell and this is one of the most complete performances I’ve seen for quite some time.

He was out of sight on the scorecard and for the American’s corner to throw the towel in with nearly have the fight to go is incredible ! Especially when Wilder’s punching prowess may still have turned the bout around.

But Wilder was outboxed, outfought, out thought and overpowered. I don’t think I have missed anything have I ?

Sublime performance. What will AJ think watching that ?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, boslemportvale91 said:

Wow wasn't expecting that. Absolute masterclass from Fury , bullied wilder the whole fight. 

Heavyweight boxing is the best it's been in years. 

Imagine fury vs AJ at Wembley.

Or possibly under the roof at the millennium ? That would create some noise and atmosphere !

But one thing is for certain this fight has to happen, especially being an all Brit affair.  We’ve been robbed of AJ v Wilder for 2 years. Don’t let AJ v Fury slip by ! 

But if Fury/Wilder III does happen, where does that leave Joshua for 2020 ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, boslemportvale91 said:

I believe Pulev is mandatory for one of the belts. 

Usyk name was being mentioned fighting Joshua as well. 

Definitely agree about AJ and Fury it simply has to happen now 

Pulev is currently Joshua's next fight, as the mandatory for the IBF (I think).

A plus of this is that Pulev & Fury share the same promoter, Bob Arum, so Pulev could easily be made to stand aside for a Fury-Joshua unification bout.

The only spanner in the works is if Wilder takes up the Fury rematch clause, that he has 30 days to activate. He shouldn't, as he's been comprehensively outboxed & outclassed twice by Fury, and shown up to be an amateur-like, unskilled one-trick pony (.......admittedly a very powerful right-hand one trick!)

You just know that he's going to take the rematch though & a heavyweight unification will get delayed even longer.

Edited by The Kalamazoo Kid
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watched the fight last night and it should have been stopped in the 5th.  From then on Wilders arms were heavy and he wasnt protecting himself effectively.  Thankfully his corner had the good sense to throw the towel in but why didnt the referee do his job?

Wilder couldn't handle Furys size and weight advantage.  His only tactic was to catch Fury with a bomb at some point but when you have someone as heavy as him you have to work him, ware him down..  poor display of skills from Wilder.

A rematch could turn it around because of Wilder lands a few bombs it could go the other way, but Fury has just shown the world how to beat Wilder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wilder triggers his rematch clause sadly. Dillian Whyte is mandatory for WBC, needs to fought by Feb 2021. So any uni fight is mid 2021 earliest sadly.

On his day Fury is class above. The question is, will he be on it? For example will he be up for a third Wilder fight, when he's beaten him out of sight twice.

I fear we will be denied Fury/Josh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to the Manchester arena last night for the Quigg/Carroll fight.

Carroll pretty much dominated the fight with some brutal shots which led to Quigg corner throwing in the towel. Sadly for Quigg this could his last fight

 

Hughie Fury was also on the undercard. I always fount it strange when matchroom signed him 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Reporting Posts and Ignoring Users

    Moderators don't read everything. Please don't assume we'll spot rule breaking (e.g. personal abuse) - use the orange report button above a post to alert them.

    If you can't get on with another forum user you can select the "ignore" option. Simply click on the link below, type in their username and save - Click here




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy