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Title: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Gaz on March 20, 2017, 10:41:04 PM
Been a good start to the year and it continues this weekend....any early predictions?


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Tim2366 on March 20, 2017, 10:47:08 PM
Will be made up if Crolla can pinch it....if they both turn up on form I'd say it'll be a repeat win fro Linares.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Socrates on March 21, 2017, 06:43:23 AM
Worst undercard ever.

Arnfield v Brian Rose is chief support.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: The Hurricane on March 21, 2017, 08:48:11 AM
Worst undercard ever.

Arnfield v Brian Rose is chief support.

It rivals the undercard of their first fight for that title.  I did look at going to this when it was first announced but having been to the first, there was no way I was going to spend another 500+ on a weekend just to watch the main event again.

I'm not really sure what Crolla can do that much differently to the first fight to change the outcome in his favour.  I think he's just second best in every department so would have to favour another Linares points win in another good scrap.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: lurkyshaka on March 21, 2017, 09:24:00 AM
The last fight was a strange one because although Linares deservedly won....it was close and there were a couple of crucial moments where the fight could have taken a different turn. Crolla was really coming on when Linares shook him up, and that was a key moment. Gave Linares a round he was losing and took Crolla another round to regroup.

I think Crolla can ratchet up his performance level a bit, not sure if Linares can do much better than he did first time around. That was about the best of Linares for me. I think its very tight and up for grabs. Its a great trade fight, won't get the mainstream attention that other lesser fights have garnered....but this is a quality matchup between two very accomplished and respectful fighters.



Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Tim2366 on March 21, 2017, 01:25:31 PM
It rivals the undercard of their first fight for that title.  I did look at going to this when it was first announced but having been to the first, there was no way I was going to spend another 500+ on a weekend just to watch the main event again.

I'm not really sure what Crolla can do that much differently to the first fight to change the outcome in his favour.  I think he's just second best in every department so would have to favour another Linares points win in another good scrap.

Think it comes down to Linares...if he turns up on form he takes in same way as last time but if he doesn't then he's in trouble.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: TC on March 21, 2017, 03:20:10 PM
Its a great trade fight, won't get the mainstream attention that other lesser fights have garnered....but this is a quality matchup between two very accomplished and respectful fighters.


Agreed. I'm looking forward to it. The missus is out, so looking forward to watching this one at home with a few beers, hopefully with less Sky bullshit hoopla and a bit more professional broadcasting than we've seen on recent shows.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: The Hurricane on March 25, 2017, 08:30:09 PM
The undercard is actually proving to be much better in reality than it looked on paper thus far.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: The Hurricane on March 25, 2017, 09:21:04 PM
For all the commentary talk I can feel the indifference from the crown emanating through the to during the Taylor fight.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Gaz on March 25, 2017, 09:24:10 PM
She's an absolute whirlwind this girl. She wants to slow down a bit and pick punches a bit better IMO.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Gaz on March 25, 2017, 09:24:46 PM
Wasn't expecting Marcus Morrison to lose but he got a bit of a pasting over the distance in his fight.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: The Hurricane on March 25, 2017, 09:30:31 PM
Morrison looked well out of his depth and I think Gallagher should've pulled him out as he was largely lost against a guy whose fallen short at British level.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Gaz on March 25, 2017, 09:33:30 PM
I haven't seen much of him but was under the impression he was quite highly rated so it was a surprise to me to see him dealt with like that by someone as you say who hasn't cracked british level.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: G-man on March 25, 2017, 10:01:20 PM
For all the commentary talk I can feel the indifference from the crown emanating through the to during the Taylor fight.
I thought it was pretty shit and the commentary was cringeworthy.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Gaz on March 25, 2017, 10:02:02 PM
This 'Battle of Blackpool' is boring as F*ck. Worst fight of the night by a mile so far.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Gaz on March 25, 2017, 11:58:43 PM
No one any comment to make about that masterclass from Linares? Fair play to Crolla for lasting the distance but he was thoroughly beaten by a fabulous boxer.

Be a hell of a fight with him and Mikey Garcia if it gets made next.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: AO88 on March 26, 2017, 08:08:56 AM
No one any comment to make about that masterclass from Linares? Fair play to Crolla for lasting the distance but he was thoroughly beaten by a fabulous boxer.

Be a hell of a fight with him and Mikey Garcia if it gets made next.

Linares was awesome, looked to fade in a couple of the later rounds but finished strong. I gave Crolla 2 rounds, he was leagues below The speed and combinations looked easy Jorge was that good.

Oscar saying the fight was close with two rounds to go? 😆


Why would Joe try to pull Ant out with only three minutes left? He had a bad, bad night. Allowing Morrison to take a two or three rounds of a beating he didn't need, then wants to redeem it by saving his experienced world title challenger three minutes.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Forest on March 26, 2017, 09:16:25 AM
Yep, Linares was brilliant. Crolla just seemed so slow and carried next to no power. Linares seemed better in every department - speed, size, accuracy.

Really felt for Crolla but thought the respect they both showed at the end was brilliant. Shows dipshits like Haye and Bellew you don't need to behave like tits to sell a fight.

And agree with Gaz - Gallagher was a right bellend after the 11th - why would you try and take that away from Crolla? That must have made him feel like shit when he went out for the 12th - you could see how distraught he was, poor sod.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: The Hurricane on March 26, 2017, 09:26:24 AM
Bizarre that Gallagher wouldn't pull Morrison out of a fight for a trinket where he was being battered but didn't want to let Crolla hear the last bell. Wouldn't be surprised if he was looking for an Eddie Futch moment.

Linares was just excellent again. As I've said before, one of the best fighters we've had come over here. When he's in full flow his offence is awesome.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Socrates on March 26, 2017, 10:54:19 AM
Lucky enough to have good seats last night and at the end of the 11th I did say they should pull him.

There was something in his face. He just looked done.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: AO88 on March 26, 2017, 11:00:31 AM
Lucky enough to have good seats last night and at the end of the 11th I did say they should pull him.

There was something in his face. He just looked done.

He looked done after about six rounds or so. How it must of been to get peppered with those combinations last night I dread to think. The uppercut that dropped him, had it been flush I think it would of been curtains.

I don't think Linares beats Garcia though, but it's an awesome fight!


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Bonters on March 26, 2017, 02:37:06 PM
Painful to watch.  Crolla has the heart of a lion and bravery in abundance.  He is a very good boxer, whereas Linares is clearly an elite boxer.  And it showed.  Terribly sad for Crolla but there's no point repeating that again, the result will never vary so long as Linares is at the top of his game. Not sure where this leaves Crolla in terms of his career.  I'm not a Gallagher-basher, as so many have become, but I did think that once his decision had been made to pull the fighter, he should've stuck with it.  I understand Crolla's pride made him want to hear the final bell, but there was no point whatsoever.  In any event, it went the twelve, and proved beyond doubt who is several levels above the other.   :(


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Faulks on March 27, 2017, 08:34:56 AM
I went ot this and watched 3 bouts on the card as drove to it.


I have no interst in woman boxing so took no interest in that bout. Spent every round looking forward to seeing the ring card girl.

Battle of blackpool was shite, there was more action at the weigh in on Friday. I have mnothing against Rose, Ive been to blackpool on more than one occasion to watch him but he isnt worthy of chief support at the Manchester arena in  a nothing fight.

Eddie put together a poor card IMO.

Main event went as expected. After the ast outing i couldnt see how crolla could improve on it and he didnt, he got worse. There are levels in boxing and Antohony wasnt on Linares .

Oh well i get to look forward to Burns v Crolla now  :D


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: jaff_no1 on March 28, 2017, 11:59:31 AM
Awful card IMO only saved by the brilliance of Linares. The fight went the way almost everyone thought with Linares far too good for Crolla. No shame for Crolla as he has gone a lot further than I thought he would. Will be difficult for him to scale the heights again. I can't see a fight with Flanagan happening as the issue over TV will be too big with neither Hearn or W***** giving ground.

As others have stated on here I can't see the appeal of Katie Taylor. Nice enough girl but I just don't get the hype

And I'm not sure whoever has found a Brian Rose fight interesting


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Socrates on March 28, 2017, 12:24:48 PM
As others have stated on here I can't see the appeal of Katie Taylor. Nice enough girl but I just don't get the hype



Outside of Sky and Matchroom there is no hype.

I've been in the arena twice when she's fought. You could hear pins drop.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Faulks on March 28, 2017, 12:45:22 PM
Awful card IMO only saved by the brilliance of Linares. The fight went the way almost everyone thought with Linares far too good for Crolla. No shame for Crolla as he has gone a lot further than I thought he would. Will be difficult for him to scale the heights again. I can't see a fight with Flanagan happening as the issue over TV will be too big with neither Hearn or W***** giving ground.

As others have stated on here I can't see the appeal of Katie Taylor. Nice enough girl but I just don't get the hype

And I'm not sure whoever has found a Brian Rose fight interesting

Agree with this it was as poor of a card that i have seen live.

Crolla has gone a dam site further than i thought he ever would, No shame in losing to Linares the guys a class fighter.

Socrates, were you in the arena for her Saturday? She got a right cheer into the ring, Second only to Crolla. I was astounded by how many people actually gave a flying F*ck about her. The fight she fought was 'ok' ish. As others have mentioned the lack of power ruins it for me they just seem very 'slappy' fast but no real precision IMO.

I watched Ali's daughter once opver in the States on a MSG night and i had the same opinion then that i do now. Sorry if it sounds sexist but its just not the sport for them IMO..  Where is Hearn going to take her? Is he banging her or something. Surely shes never ever going to headline a major show as there really isnt the competition nor money in it


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: AO88 on March 28, 2017, 01:21:20 PM
Agree with this it was as poor of a card that i have seen live.

Crolla has gone a dam site further than i thought he ever would, No shame in losing to Linares the guys a class fighter.

Socrates, were you in the arena for her Saturday? She got a right cheer into the ring, Second only to Crolla. I was astounded by how many people actually gave a flying F*ck about her. The fight she fought was 'ok' ish. As others have mentioned the lack of power ruins it for me they just seem very 'slappy' fast but no real precision IMO.

I watched Ali's daughter once opver in the States on a MSG night and i had the same opinion then that i do now. Sorry if it sounds sexist but its just not the sport for them IMO..  Where is Hearn going to take her? Is he banging her or something. Surely shes never ever going to headline a major show as there really isnt the competition nor money in it


I can definitely see her headlining in Dublin etc for her world title. We all know Hearn has no limits to what he classes as headline material.


Agree with Crolla, I remember being in Oldham (grim place) when he lost to Matthews and seeing Sykes beat him in prizefighter on Sky. Then their was the collapse when he was due fight I think Erik Morales on the Floyd vs Ortiz undercard in Vegas and he ended up with an afternoon slot. He's done it the hard way in the ring, not counting the events outside the ring. I have no idea what kind of purse he gets but I hope it's decent.



Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Faulks on March 28, 2017, 01:58:48 PM

I can definitely see her headlining in Dublin etc for her world title. We all know Hearn has no limits to what he classes as headline material.


Agree with Crolla, I remember being in Oldham (grim place) when he lost to Matthews and seeing Sykes beat him in prizefighter on Sky. Then their was the collapse when he was due fight I think Erik Morales on the Floyd vs Ortiz undercard in Vegas and he ended up with an afternoon slot. He's done it the hard way in the ring, not counting the events outside the ring. I have no idea what kind of purse he gets but I hope it's decent.



Ive never met him personally but everyone i know who has says hes a really nice bloke by all accounts.

Echo what you say with regards to purse, I hope he's done well out of the game as he has given his all and done it the hard way


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: AO88 on March 28, 2017, 02:02:20 PM
Ive never met him personally but everyone i know who has says hes a really nice bloke by all accounts.

Echo what you say with regards to purse, I hope he's done well out of the game as he has given his all and done it the hard way

Me neither, but comes across very genuine and understanding of how for him he's living the dream. He'd be a brilliant ambassador sort with his story but sadly for him, Sky know his surname isn't Joshua.

I think he beats Burns so if he gets that shot, grab it.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Faulks on March 28, 2017, 02:19:44 PM
Me neither, but comes across very genuine and understanding of how for him he's living the dream. He'd be a brilliant ambassador sort with his story but sadly for him, Sky know his surname isn't Joshua.

I think he beats Burns so if he gets that shot, grab it.

Oh id love him to fight Burns, I'd take Jorg to that fight  8)


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: tweetstreet on March 28, 2017, 03:12:18 PM
Ive never met him personally but everyone i know who has says hes a really nice bloke by all accounts.

Echo what you say with regards to purse, I hope he's done well out of the game as he has given his all and done it the hard way

I think RAZZMCFC is mates with him so could perhaps shed some light on that but haven't seen him post on here for a good while.

Think he sells loads of tickets personally and is a fan favourite a bit like Hatton without the talent I guess.


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Faulks on March 28, 2017, 03:30:35 PM
I think RAZZMCFC is mates with him so could perhaps shed some light on that but haven't seen him post on here for a good while.

Think he sells loads of tickets personally and is a fan favourite a bit like Hatton without the talent I guess.

I spoke to him today, he speaks highly of him


Title: Re: Crolla Linares 2
Post by: Socrates on March 28, 2017, 05:56:49 PM
I think RAZZMCFC is mates with him so could perhaps shed some light on that but haven't seen him post on here for a good while.

Think he sells loads of tickets personally and is a fan favourite a bit like Hatton without the talent I guess.

Ryan is a mate of his but doesn't like to mention it.