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« Reply #435 on: August 13, 2012, 12:09:50 AM »

Won 1300 off a 2euro acc, picked 9 winners from
the semi final stage.  Up in a heap waiting on Joshua
result. Put 100 on the Italian to soften the blow if
Anthony lost but even got that bk coz paddypower were doing
a money back special, should it go to count bk.
It even softened the john Joe loss, if he won my acc
Was gone, so silver sounds good to me
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« Reply #436 on: August 13, 2012, 08:18:21 AM »

Stylistically it is two different sports the pro and am game. They're supposed to be warriors, not playing a game of tick, and waving your arm in the air to say 'I GOT THAT POINT'.

I hope to God, that the system is changed, it doesn't produce enough fighters that make it in the pro's.

Someone the likes of Scott Quigg, a fairly decent amateur, but not an 'Olympic hopeful', who was taught the pro game from an early age off Brian Hughes. Now look at him in the pro game, he certainly is a hopeful to reach the top.

The rules are horrendous, if you don't move out for a corner for more than 3 seconds you get stopped, even if they're getting taken on the gloves. Petty things like a little treacle of blood from the nostrils I've also seen people stopped for. I have seen so many poor decisions in the am game, its ridiculous. The hip it and hop it style is not a foundation to the pro game, you can't do that for 3 x 12 rounds.


Back in SRR days etc.. You used to see knockouts and people put away, now its over-protection and rare to see a good-stoppage.

I personally think it is shambles, I don't know if anyone else agrees with me on here. But I think its De-evolved than gone forward.

gaz.. quigg didnt box as an amateur i dont think pal? it was thai boxing?
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« Reply #437 on: August 13, 2012, 12:27:54 PM »

gaz.. quigg didnt box as an amateur i dont think pal? it was thai boxing?


3 years as an Am mate then he turned pro when he was young like 18 I think. Still won jnr aba and went to national tourneys.

Thai boxing was what he started on, then he went to Bury ABC, then Brian Hughes
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« Reply #438 on: August 13, 2012, 12:37:33 PM »

3 years as an Am mate then he turned pro when he was young like 18 I think. Still won jnr aba and went to national tourneys.

Thai boxing was what he started on, then he went to Bury ABC, then Brian Hughes

thanks for that.. i did look on wiki beforehand haha.

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