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    Jesse finds a way to legally punch his critics

    Radio Sport host Mark Watson has agreed to fight New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder next month.

    The pair will make their boxing debuts on the undercard of the KFC Godfather of all Fight Nights, featuring Shane Cameron v Monte Barrett, on July 5 at SkyCity in Auckland.

    Watson hosts The Cauldron on Saturday mornings at Radio Sport and will fight over three two-minute rounds with the cricketer.

    Ryder is using the bout to get fit in his drive to return to cricket in a healthy state. He aims to reduce his 106kg weight to 96kg during the training.

    Watson says he is a keen sportsperson looking for a different challenge.

    "I'm just a keen sportsperson looking for a challenge in a different sport," Watson says.

    "Will I be terrified on the night? Hell yes.

    "But I want to front up. I need to push myself in something. It's really about me versus me."

    He has been guaranteed it won't be promoted as a grudge match.

    "I have no personal issue with Jesse and have been guaranteed it will not be promoted as a grudge match.

    "I thought hard about this but concluded it's easy for talkshow hosts to be accused of hiding behind the mike."

    Watson, who formerly ran Triathlon New Zealand's European base, for several years, is renowned for hard-hitting opinions.

    In the past he has accused New Zealand cricketers, including Ryder, of failing to meet the standards of physical fitness required at elite level in other sports.
    Ryder takes critic into boxing ring - National - NZ Herald News

    Allow me to introduce our international readers to Mark Watson's opinions, from just two test matches.

    Quote Originally Posted by 99*
    Gave a quick listen to him tonight to see what he had to say about the cricket.

    Could only last 10 minutes. A few key highlights:

    - Both teams are **** and only the fact that we played less **** than Aussie is the reason we won.
    - The result proves that Vettori is not needed in the side.
    - The players will let the result get to their ego's and will make them think they're unstoppable.
    The first two are arguable, but the last point is his usual brand of misery he spouts when we aren't winning. See below.
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    A highlight from last week when I listened;

    "I would drop McCullum, drop Ryder, sit down with Taylor and ask him some serious questions and then I would look at Vettori. The team culture needs to change (player power etc) and I think he plays a big part in that."

    The same Vettori who had just scored 96 to save us from embarrassment for a few more days ftr.
    A couple of Cricketwebbers on Mark Watson;

    Quote Originally Posted by straw man (not the argument)
    Mark Watson is an ignorant, arrogant, dense, dribbling troglodyte whose complete lack of insight into cricket is only rivalled by his lack of insight into the fatuousness of his own commentary.

    ... and those are only his best qualities.
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    He deserves the late shift with the glue sniffers and AA members ringing up slurring.
    So yeah, this will be entertaining.
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    Hope Jesse knocks him out tbh.
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    Haha wtf. Reminds me of when Uwe Boll (****house film maker extraordinaire) challenged several of his critics to boxing matches. He beat the **** out of all of them, but he's still a tool and his films are still ****.
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    Feck me, that's over 16 and a half stone. How tall is Ryder?

    Angry young man in any event; I saw on cricinfo t'other day he'd "offered out" (as I believe you kids don't say) Craig McMillian for "dissing" him.

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    Ryder is about 6' or a fraction more. Big lad all over.

    Honestly I'm pretty surprised he only weighs 106kg. I'm shorter than him and 100kg and maybe it's just my reverse-anorexia playing tricks on me, but I swear he's noticeably bigger than me.

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    I thought it said 160 at first and was like woah he's really let himself go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    stevenz lol
    Haha, I like my work there. And I was right. No idea how he gets the Saturday morning shift.

    And..

    OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS. I will pay whatever Dean Lonegan wants me to for this fight.

    And I know a fair few cricketers who will be lined up on the couch as well, and urging Jesse to kill him.

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    Ryder's career is just one big joke. No way he should be involved in boxing fights if he wants to be playing professional cricket again - no matter how amateur or small time the fight is. imo.

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    From the sounds of it I hope Jesse smashes him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    Ryder's career is just one big joke. No way he should be involved in boxing fights if he wants to be playing professional cricket again - no matter how amateur or small time the fight is. imo.
    Disagree. It's a great way to get him fit - he's working towards something tangible. Trying to get fit via other methods hasn't worked in the past.

    He won't get hurt. He'll get a lot fitter than he's ever been, he's got real motivation to do it and he's not sacrificing any cricket. He's not going to the Windies, nor probably India, so it's his off-season. His perogative now is to get fit and be ready to perform when summer comes around.

    I honestly can't see a down side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Disagree. It's a great way to get him fit - he's working towards something tangible. Trying to get fit via other methods hasn't worked in the past.

    He won't get hurt. He'll get a lot fitter than he's ever been, he's got real motivation to do it and he's not sacrificing any cricket. He's not going to the Windies, nor probably India, so it's his off-season. His perogative now is to get fit and be ready to perform when summer comes around.

    I honestly can't see a down side.
    Well he could do an injury to his hand, but I doubt it's a great risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Disagree. It's a great way to get him fit - he's working towards something tangible. Trying to get fit via other methods hasn't worked in the past.

    He won't get hurt. He'll get a lot fitter than he's ever been, he's got real motivation to do it and he's not sacrificing any cricket. He's not going to the Windies, nor probably India, so it's his off-season. His perogative now is to get fit and be ready to perform when summer comes around.

    I honestly can't see a down side.
    Don't know why you would assume he would get fit this way. He might but I have seen some really unfit guys in these charity matches. That is why they makes them 2 minute rounds.

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