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Tyson with a lot more stamina than I would have expected.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:27 am Tyson with a lot more stamina than I would have expected.
Waaay more.
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That was awesome, perfect way for both legends to retire with respect and dignity intact
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A draw:) :shock:
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:lol: Tyson won that hands down. Still though it was only an exhibition so who cares. Lets them both go out without losing.

Tyson was bloody impressive.
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Tyson's physique looked almost as good as his prime.

Was he purposely hitting Jones with just heavy body shots as opposed to head shots that might have taken Roy out?

After all I know they are 50 year olds but Mike is a natural heavyweight and one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history against RJJ who is one of the greatest MIDDLEWEIGHTS of all time. Tyson a naturally far bigger and stronger man.
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booji boy wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:06 am Tyson's physique looked almost as good as his prime.

Was he purposely hitting Jones with just heavy body shots as opposed to head shots that might have taken Roy out?

After all I know they are 50 year olds but Mike is a natural heavyweight and one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history against RJJ who is one of the greatest MIDDLEWEIGHTS of all time. Tyson a naturally far bigger and stronger man.
I didn't see the fight. Did you enjoy it? I hate seeing boxing greats box when they shouldn't box anymore.
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Tehui wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:20 am
booji boy wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:06 am Tyson's physique looked almost as good as his prime.

Was he purposely hitting Jones with just heavy body shots as opposed to head shots that might have taken Roy out?

After all I know they are 50 year olds but Mike is a natural heavyweight and one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history against RJJ who is one of the greatest MIDDLEWEIGHTS of all time. Tyson a naturally far bigger and stronger man.
I didn't see the fight. Did you enjoy it? I hate seeing boxing greats box when they shouldn't box anymore.
Didn't enjoy it one bit. I was surprised at how fit Tyson was in comparison to Jones. At the pace they were going Jones was struggling to last the two minute rounds from the start. Tyson on the other hand could have done 12 rounds at that pace. He even started to get up on his toes in the 6th or 7th round.

Tyson will no doubt be back. Jones wanted to do it again but I wouldn't want to see him again. I question his desire or physical ability to do the cardi required to make it worthwhile. His strategy was to throw a couple of pitta patter punches and try and hold for two minutes and that was gassing him. Comfortable win for Tyson
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I was wondering how Tyson's stamina would hold up since he was still smoking joints not long ago. Impressive by him... what could have been if he didn't lose Cus
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Tehui wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:20 am
booji boy wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:06 am Tyson's physique looked almost as good as his prime.

Was he purposely hitting Jones with just heavy body shots as opposed to head shots that might have taken Roy out?

After all I know they are 50 year olds but Mike is a natural heavyweight and one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history against RJJ who is one of the greatest MIDDLEWEIGHTS of all time. Tyson a naturally far bigger and stronger man.
I didn't see the fight. Did you enjoy it? I hate seeing boxing greats box when they shouldn't box anymore.
Didn't enjoy it at all. Two old guys in their fifties. No way they should be in the ring anymore. Having said that they put on a better show than I expected. Just a shame there was no live crowd. Would have created much more atmosphere with a live audience. Watching them fight in an empty arena made it even more weird. Reminded me of those lame UFC team fights back in the 2000's on that UFC tv show.

Tyson looked in great shape for a 54 year old. Jones looked like an out of shape middle age man. Still credit to him for going 8 rounds. He looked gassed in the 1st round whereas Tyson looked much fitter. Tyson hit him with some really heavy body shots. Fair play to Jones. As I said he began his career as a middleweight. To get in the ring with a hard hitting heavyweight like Tyson took gutsxand he went the distance. In the interview afterwards he admitted he felt Tyson's punches.
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Cartman wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:37 am I was wondering how Tyson's stamina would hold up since he was still smoking joints not long ago. Impressive by him... what could have been if he didn't lose Cus
One can make similar "what if" arguments for a lot of boxers.

Salvador Sanchez - what if he had never driven that day?
Roberto Duran - what if he didn't like a party?
Sonny Liston - a lot of "what ifs" in his case
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LandOTurk wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:40 am
Wendigo7 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:24 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:17 am
New Guy 2 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:57 am
RodneyRegis wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 am

He shouldn't have put a callow youth up against a guy who fights differently to every other opponent he's met then. He should have had another 10 or 1t fights before stepping up to this level.
I think there was an element of fast tracking him for a mega fight against Joshua or Fury before they retire.

He should have been in with say, Gerald Washington or Helenius. That sort of calibre. Hindsights a wonderful thing though. We moan when promoters are too overly cautious with their fighters so I cant really begrudge them for this fight.
It's not really hindsight though is it. At 22 he always seemed to be better than current heavyweights were at the same age but the two big worries for this fight were could he take a punch and was it way to big a step up. Especially against an unbeaten Olympic finalist with a granite chin who has already beaten 3 people who have fought for a world title.

Joshua and Fury are not going anywhere anytime soon.
He can take a punch, but that was also the problem. His chin is fine tbh.

It's the accumulation of head punches to the eye, lack of head movement in general and issues around a fighter with a longer arm length which are more red flags.

That'll take time and even for Usyk taking on the giants, won't be an easy task to overcome at all. Output won't overcome those issues. He may need a different coach to look at those things.
Its not his chin I am worried about, just his heart. Fcuk me. Never seen anyone take a knee and just stay down like that. He quit.
It was near the end of the fight and he took a punch to his damaged eye felt a really sharp pain and did the only sensible thing.

Daniel Dubois suffers broken eye socket in Joe Joyce defeat


British heavyweight Daniel Dubois suffered a broken orbital bone and nerve damage around his left eye during his stoppage defeat to Joe Joyce.

The 23-year-old was ahead on two of the three scorecards when he was stopped by Joyce in London on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital immediately and will now get specialist advice on the injury when the swelling eases.

A group of fighters past and present said Dubois "quit" in the bout as he fell to the first defeat of his career.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/55122753
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He made the right decision.

He’s 23. If he’s considerably older in a major, major fight then maybe push to the end but don’t have your health go so young.
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Reminded me of when Crocop broke Bob Sapp's Orbital bone. Those egghead boxers in the post fight ought to eat a few of Joe Joyce's jabs before criticizing Dubois's heart.
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Ah ok. Broken eye socket. A knee was the best option.
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U.S. boxing in a nutshell:
Boxing Scene's Dan Rafael reported that Saturday's Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match brought in 1.2 million buys on linear/satellite TV and through Fite.TV. MMA Fighting reported that number could end up being even higher -- a massive win for Triller, a new social media platform that promoted the show.

The year's biggest combat sports event in terms of PPV buys is July's UFC 251, headlined by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal topping an overall strong main card. The ESPN+ exclusive brought in a reported 1.3 million buys which means the Tyson-Jones Jr. fight is in striking distance of surpassing it.

It also would make it the biggest boxing PPV of the year ahead of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II that did in the range of 800,000-850,000 buys.

The fact the 54-year-old Tyson is still a draw decades after he routinely drew over 1 million buys with the likes of Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Frank Bruno, Bruce Seldon, and even Peter McNeeley in his first fight after getting out of prison is impressive. Following the draw with the 51-year-old Jones Jr. Saturday, he promised he would do more exhibitions and has frequently talked about a third fight with Holyfield. It was his first time in the ring since June 2005.
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MABGA
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BJ Saunders on Sky tonight and not box office :thumbup:
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Frodder wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:28 pm BJ Saunders on Sky tonight and not box office :thumbup:
An easy win against a shot Murray.
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Just watching Yarde v Arthur, not the most entertaining fight.
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Yarde has loads of ability but just spends so much time posing.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:01 am Yarde has loads of ability but just spends so much time posing.
Far too many single punches, you’re not going to catch somebody who is on their bike like that.
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Given what I’ve said I don’t know how Richie Woodall has Lyndon Arthur in front, it’s not as if he’s given a display of countering whilst back peddling.
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Would love to see Yarde do more of what he did in the last round. It's very frustrating
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A poor decision but Yarde has only himself to blame, he just didn’t step it up when he clearly was the better boxer.

Frank Warren us having a shocker of a month.
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Not surprised Yarde thought he won that easy. I think his whole team are just fluffers who won't tell him his a lazy git who needs to pull his finger out.
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Emptied the TAB account on an Arthur decision during round 5 for $6. Heart was in my mouth when Yarde landed that huge shot at the end. Enjoyed the post fight interview, it really showed the character of both men.
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Errol Spence Jr v Danny Garcia up shortly. Hopefully Garcia is the one to ruin his opponent's perfect record but I'm picking Spence Jr by dec
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ESJ with the unanimous points victory. Hopefully we see him fight Pacman next.
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Joshua V Pulev this weekend. Anyone give Pulev a chance?

Eddie Hearn seems particularly nervous about this one though which is strange, probably because there's a £100,000,000+ fight round the corner if they win.

I think Pulev is the kind of opponent Joshua matches up well against. Not particularly mobile, not much of a counter puncher, doesn't fight at a high tempo or throw combinations. I think it'll be cagey for a while but then Joshua will catch him with a big right and get the stoppage sometime after the 5th round.
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Pulev has done well to get two title fights considering who he has fought . klitschko ate him up but it remains to be seen if Joshua can get past that jab.
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Bit of bother at the weigh in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/55277896
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Frodder wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:18 pm Bit of bother at the weigh in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/55277896
Christ they were really hitting their hands together hard there. Imagine if they'd broken something and the fight was called off :lol:.

Pulev definitely trying to rattle Joshua. He's hard to beat when he has a solid plan and sticks to it so its a good idea to rile him up.
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I've never seen Joshua act like that before. He's also heavier than desired. Hmmm.
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Tehui wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:45 am I've never seen Joshua act like that before. He's also heavier than desired. Hmmm.
I'm guessing he is the exact weight he desired to be. Virtually the same weight he was in his second fight against Ruiz. Lighter than he used to be but suited him last time out.
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This polish guy doing the funny dance early.
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They got to have a female pundit on male boxing now.

Unless they’re holding the round numbers and walking around the ring we don’t want to know.
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Derwyn she's fine.
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I wouldn't be surprised if this went 12 rounds but my prediction is late-ish stoppage for Joshua.
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