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« Reply #105 on: March 23, 2017, 08:01:29 AM »

Margarito's eye blew up every time he got hit in it after Pac broke it. It would have been wise for Brook to battle-test it first before taking a big fight like this and also practice 147 again - but I guess they just want to get on with it.

Errol is probably a tougher fight than Porter and he's boxed at the London Olympics so is used to coming here under pressure.
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« Reply #106 on: March 23, 2017, 08:57:18 AM »

He has been used to smashing people and he's still quite green. This is a big test for him. Its a massive show, he may not be prepared to get into the big fight bubble Hearn likes to create. He's only had 21 pro fights, that could play in in Brooks favour. Maybe i'm clutching at straws.

I don't like this fight for Brook, not coming off a loss, it's a dangerous fight for him. Spence is the worst kind of opponant to face after your first loss. Credit to Brook for taking it, but Brook will be fighting two times over. 1. the weight cut 2. Spence. Thats a tough ask.

On a side note, I know Hearn gets alot of hate on here but he's rejuvinated British boxing of late imo. He's delivering some quality fights and create a buzz. He's cetainly rejuvinated my interest in Boxing anyway. I think i'm in the minority when I say.... I actually like the guy. *runs and hides*


Those "quality" fights you talk of will cost you an extra sixty quid to watch while being sat at home to watch. He's flooding the market with PPV fights to the point that soon you'll not watch a world title fight without having to pay extra.

So far we have had an unproven heavyweight vs an inactive one on PPV, Joshua vs any guy they can find on PPV and now Brook vs a guy most people wouldn't have heard of taking his first major test.

If Crolla wins on Saturday, the 3rd fight is highly likely to be PPV also. I even think if Bellew fights any heavyweight or decent cruiser that too will be PPV.

Hearn isn't doing anything different to any promoter that has Sky behind them. Using their cash etc to hype up any and every good, decent or shit fight he promotes and Adam Smith laps it up regardless.

We are barely a 3rd of the way through 2017 and Brook vs Spence is I think the 3rd PPV already. If that rate persists for the full year then it's 9 PPV fights costing the fans what an extra 160 give or take? We are drifting in to the American model.

On top of that you pay through the nose big time now days for a ticket. And you're lucky to see a face value one as loads are shipped off to stubhub and have an extra 70 minimum added to them before you can lay eyes on them. Christ many matchroom fighters are now sponsored by these rats.


I'd sooner piss razor blades than attend a Joshua fight to be quite honest with the prices set and overall bullshit that goes with it.



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« Reply #107 on: March 23, 2017, 11:23:50 AM »

He has been used to smashing people and he's still quite green. This is a big test for him. Its a massive show, he may not be prepared to get into the big fight bubble Hearn likes to create. He's only had 21 pro fights, that could play in in Brooks favour. Maybe i'm clutching at straws.

I don't like this fight for Brook, not coming off a loss, it's a dangerous fight for him. Spence is the worst kind of opponant to face after your first loss. Credit to Brook for taking it, but Brook will be fighting two times over. 1. the weight cut 2. Spence. Thats a tough ask.

On a side note, I know Hearn gets alot of hate on here but he's rejuvinated British boxing of late imo. He's delivering some quality fights and create a buzz. He's cetainly rejuvinated my interest in Boxing anyway. I think i'm in the minority when I say.... I actually like the guy. *runs and hides*

No I agree......Hearn has been fantastic for British boxing so far. It was in a bad way when he came onto the scene. Now we are the world leaders. The likes of W***** have been forced to really up their game to compete with Matchroom, and in fairness to Frank he has risen to the challenge.  Others too. Competition is healthy and the sport is thriving in the UK. People might hate on Hearn, but the current state of British boxing is mainly down to him and the environment he's created. Now he might start taking the p*ss at this point and this is the worry. But upto yet he's done far more good than harm to the sport.

I agree this is a scary fight....especially coming off a loss and weight drain. But I see lots of reasons to feel confident. Namely that Spence has fought nobody of any real threat up to yet. He's fast, strong and powerful but I see some big fundamental flaws that a quality operator like Brook can cruelly exploit. Spence's confidence I also don't mind....cus he has the confidence of ignorance. Not sure confidence is the right word, more like an arrogance. Its the arrogance of a fella whose been used to rolling over people. But lets see how he feels when someone is giving him a taste of his own medicine. We know that Brook can and will fire back if he gets hurt and is under pressure. We've yet to see how Spence deals with adversity. Its not a given his fighting spirit and heart matches that confidence/arrogance.

Brook's weight loss for the fight is my biggest concern. I just hope he's not too compromised by boiling down. If he's firing on all cylinders I really think he'll do a number on Spence and force feed the arrogant f*cker chocolate brownies till he's pig sick of them.
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« Reply #108 on: March 23, 2017, 09:45:49 PM »

Margarito's eye blew up every time he got hit in it after Pac broke it. It would have been wise for Brook to battle-test it first before taking a big fight like this and also practice 147 again - but I guess they just want to get on with it.

Don't think that was an option. They had already got an exemption to fight GGG so mandatory was next and the only thing that would have stopped that would have been the Khan fight so one way or another he wasn't getting a 'tune-up' back down at 147.

I do like his attitude in taking the fight rather than giving up the belt. If you're gonna lose it, do it in the ring going out on your shield.

I'm sure Brook has been working a lot with Sheffield University sports science staff in recent fights so I'm guessing if anybody has a chance of getting back down to the weight correctly then it's him.
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« Reply #109 on: March 24, 2017, 08:27:54 AM »

Don't think that was an option. They had already got an exemption to fight GGG so mandatory was next and the only thing that would have stopped that would have been the Khan fight so one way or another he wasn't getting a 'tune-up' back down at 147.

I do like his attitude in taking the fight rather than giving up the belt. If you're gonna lose it, do it in the ring going out on your shield.

I'm sure Brook has been working a lot with Sheffield University sports science staff in recent fights so I'm guessing if anybody has a chance of getting back down to the weight correctly then it's him.

Let's hope so.

Errol is a really dangerous fighter and is coming to win 100%

He can box and is very rangy and tenacious. Brook is a big puncher at 147 and I'm really looking forward to this fight.
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« Reply #110 on: March 24, 2017, 12:24:13 PM »


Those "quality" fights you talk of will cost you an extra sixty quid to watch while being sat at home to watch. He's flooding the market with PPV fights to the point that soon you'll not watch a world title fight without having to pay extra.

So far we have had an unproven heavyweight vs an inactive one on PPV, Joshua vs any guy they can find on PPV and now Brook vs a guy most people wouldn't have heard of taking his first major test.

If Crolla wins on Saturday, the 3rd fight is highly likely to be PPV also. I even think if Bellew fights any heavyweight or decent cruiser that too will be PPV.

Hearn isn't doing anything different to any promoter that has Sky behind them. Using their cash etc to hype up any and every good, decent or shit fight he promotes and Adam Smith laps it up regardless.

We are barely a 3rd of the way through 2017 and Brook vs Spence is I think the 3rd PPV already. If that rate persists for the full year then it's 9 PPV fights costing the fans what an extra £160 give or take? We are drifting in to the American model.

On top of that you pay through the nose big time now days for a ticket. And you're lucky to see a face value one as loads are shipped off to stubhub and have an extra £70 minimum added to them before you can lay eyes on them. Christ many matchroom fighters are now sponsored by these rats.


I'd sooner piss razor blades than attend a Joshua fight to be quite honest with the prices set and overall bullshit that goes with it.


Theres four ways around that.
1. You get a bunch of mates who are boxing fanatics round to yours and you agree to split the difference, promising a shit load of booze as extra incentives. Assuming said person has mates...
2. You sod off to the pub where they'll be showing it for a a couple of quid.
3. You roll up to the casino with your hoes and bitches and watch the fight for free
4. You watch it on yer tod from your computer via a free live stream. A great subsitute for Porn night. *bonus*

Joking aside, I ain't complaining. Hearn has rejuvinated boxing. As Lurkyshaka mentioned, Promoters have upped their game and it's provided healthy competition.
With boxing, this time last year I was losing the will to live. Theres been a resurgence. Fights are being made and promoted the right way. Apart from pussy's like Canelo & Eubank jr, we have fighters who actually want to fight and Promoters breaking their arse to deliver.
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« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2017, 07:24:29 PM »

Theres four ways around that.
1. You get a bunch of mates who are boxing fanatics round to yours and you agree to split the difference, promising a shit load of booze as extra incentives. Assuming said person has mates...
2. You sod off to the pub where they'll be showing it for a a couple of quid.
3. You roll up to the casino with your hoes and bitches and watch the fight for free
4. You watch it on yer tod from your computer via a free live stream. A great subsitute for Porn night. *bonus*

Joking aside, I ain't complaining. Hearn has rejuvinated boxing. As Lurkyshaka mentioned, Promoters have upped their game and it's provided healthy competition.
With boxing, this time last year I was losing the will to live. Theres been a resurgence. Fights are being made and promoted the right way. Apart from pussy's like Canelo & Eubank jr, we have fighters who actually want to fight and Promoters breaking their arse to deliver.

Great post as always mate...bang on the money
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« Reply #112 on: March 25, 2017, 09:24:15 AM »

Theres four ways around that.
1. You get a bunch of mates who are boxing fanatics round to yours and you agree to split the difference, promising a shit load of booze as extra incentives. Assuming said person has mates...
2. You sod off to the pub where they'll be showing it for a a couple of quid.
3. You roll up to the casino with your hoes and bitches and watch the fight for free
4. You watch it on yer tod from your computer via a free live stream. A great subsitute for Porn night. *bonus*

Joking aside, I ain't complaining. Hearn has rejuvinated boxing. As Lurkyshaka mentioned, Promoters have upped their game and it's provided healthy competition.
With boxing, this time last year I was losing the will to live. Theres been a resurgence. Fights are being made and promoted the right way. Apart from pussy's like Canelo & Eubank jr, we have fighters who actually want to fight and Promoters breaking their arse to deliver.

Each to their own mate.

I'm not so sure he's doing much more than anyone else, it's just he has the best platform to promote the fights he makes and kid you into thinking they're something they are not.

That's not to say he doesn't make any good fights, he does. But soon you'll not see a matchroom world title fight without paying extra. He will be rivallling WWE with the amounts of PPVs he shows.
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« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2017, 05:57:38 PM »

Groves-Chudinov added to the show.
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« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2017, 06:33:41 PM »

Good fight for the card but it was always going to need something if they were going to shift much in the way of PPV.
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« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2017, 12:35:25 PM »

Anthony Fowler is going to turn over and make his debut on this card as well.
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