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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    From the BBC.

    When did this happen? It completely slipped under my radar & (apparently) he's already fought twice.

    If the pic is a fair reflection his oppo looks like he may've skipped a few early morning runs. But not any meals...
    tbf I don't see any reason why SBW's boxing career would've made any waves in the Northern Hemisphere media prior to now, when he's a big name All Black and therefore I assume somewhat newsworthy. Was his departure from league a story up there?

    Has had two fights, one this year and one last, both in Australia and both KO wins against novices including the fatty in the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    tbf I don't see any reason why SBW's boxing career would've made any waves in the Northern Hemisphere media prior to now, when he's a big name All Black and therefore I assume somewhat newsworthy. Was his departure from league a story up there?

    Has had two fights, one this year and one last, both in Australia and both KO wins against novices including the fatty in the pic.
    Ah, chippy league fans; we have them in the UK too.

    SBW's departure from league (epsecially the manner in which he went about it) definitely attracted a few column inches and I always keep half an eye on most things NRL so I was surprised it had escaped my attention is all.
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    Anyone saw the Amir Khan fight?

    Pretty good up until the 10th round where he almost got knocked out.
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    Was a great fight, one of the best of the year across any form of combat sport imho. Big respect for Amir, proved a hell of a lot of people wrong by displaying massive heart and, while I wouldn't say a solid chin because he was definitely hurt on multiple occasions he definitely showed he's not got a glass jaw. Also think he probably could have avoided some of the beating he took but it definitely looked like he was trying to prove a point out there against a guy with massive power. I think it'll be a long time, if ever before we see Amir take the same kind of damage he did in that fight. Looking forward to seeing where he goes from here, still don't think he is ready for a guy like Mayweather but with a couple more fights under his belt and 18 or so to let his skills improve, who knows? He's definitely got a lot of the tools necessary to give Floyd issues, though as it stands his defence is still not good enough to not get picked apart imho.

    Say what you like about the lad, though, he is fun to watch. His hand speed and combinations are incredible.


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    I was very saddened to learn of the death of former British Heavyweight Champion Gary Mason at the age of 48. Not a great boxer by any stretch of the imagination but at one point the only real difference between him and Frank Bruno was the hype.

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    Very sad. Swearing on Sky didn't help his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Last I heard, Martinez was returning to 154 lbs as he is too small for 160 and was targetting a rematch with Paul. However, Williams apparently wants Mosley as that's where the bucks are
    Did anyone catch the Martinez v Williams rematch back in November?

    YouTube - Sergio Martinez KO's Paul Williams in 2nd Round of Revenge Bout

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    SBW won his 3rd fight btw, this time by a wide UD against an inexperienced 36 year old bum with a 3-5 record. He did his best Ali impersonation for 6 rounds without threatening to knock the bloke out, and predictably NZ media have trumpeted it as a victory against a "real" opponent and proof that he has genuine boxing skills

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    haha, apparently I'm not the only one who noticed the Ali impersonation

    SBW the next Ali, says Mundine Snr


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    Great result for Daniel Geale getting a split decision to win a world title in Germany. Away points wins a rare thing indeed.

    Didn't see the Manny fight. Anyone?

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    Haye v Klitschko jr next week. Where's people's money going?

    Should be an interesting match up. The big Ukranian by far the more imposing fighter, but Haye is a lot faster and can dig too.

    Klitschko warm fav, but Haye at 17/10 is good value IMHO.

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    Wlad to retire Haye, at least I hope so. Not sure if I cba to watch it, especially with a UFC on the same night. Might just catch a replay before finding out any results if I can.

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    Looks like it is the end of the road for the Excusemaker. Good job Wladimir is so professional as Haye could have got a serious hiding last night. Was out of his depth.

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