I'll give you the iron chin.David Haye was a slugger who was extremely powerful at Cruiserweight but beatable by a good boxer. He hasn't changed.
Shannon Briggs when he's not suffering from asthma is an oldschool callback with a stiff jab, good lateral movement and the ability to get on the inside and bust someone up; he's also got an iron chin and would take the best shots Haye could throw.
Kevin Barry has to go.Watched the Parker fight with a group of friends. We all agreed that Ruiz definitely deserved to win (with our scores ranging from 8-3 to 7-5 in Ruiz's favour). It was a bit embarrassing that he walked away with the title really, and I can't see this fight doing a whole lot for his marketability. Parker looked limited. Tentative, defensively sloppy and borderline lazy at times.
2016 has been a very, very bad year for the sportA shameful, shameful day for boxing.
So Povetkin tests positive for anabolics the day of the fight. WBC withdraws sanctioning, Stiverne obviously pulls out.
And then the promoter gets Duhaupas, another top heavyweight to step in on 1 days notice, against a guy who's just tested positive for anabolics.
Predictably, Duhaupas got utterly KTFO. I actually wasn't sure if he was alive for a good 5 seconds after the knockout.
I think the WBC is making a decent effort to act somewhat legitimately.2016 has been a very, very bad year for the sport
It probably wont happen but someone needs to drag the sport's administration into the 21st century
Yeah, sad ending for a true warrior (I mean to a silly degree, I remember debating whether he was taking on too much when he lost weight to fight De La Hoya, who he gave the best part of a decade too and he was barely 40 then) but Anno Domini gets us all in the end.Bernard Hopkins
Hasnt Tyson tested positive twice now?I think the WBC is making a decent effort to act somewhat legitimately.
Serious questions about UKADA and the British boxing council. Remember how last year apparently both Furys tested positive for nandrolone? There was meant to be a hearing last month and yet we've heard nothing of it. Why all the secrecy? Why has it taken over a year to even have a hearing?
Parker is from NZ...you know that country not too far from yours?Fair play to Parker. Australasia's first legit world heavyweight champion since (arguably) Bob Fitzsimmons.
Meanwhile Joshua predictably destroys the likeable but limited Molina.
Yeah, the whole drug testing situation and who gets caught and who gets saved is very dodgy. The situation with May was terrible.Hasnt Tyson tested positive twice now?
Was the reason the Klit fight was eventually canned "allegedly."
The whole drip saga with Mayweather was also decidedly dodgy
There are actual boxing reasons to be sanctimonious, tbh. The fight annoys me for a number of reasons. Apart from the fact that it's a cruiserweight vs a heavyweight, Bellew is taking this fight so he doesn't have to fight the top guys in his division like Briedis and Usyk, and David Haye dropped a mandatory WBO shot to take this fight.So David Haye's a classy guy...
Somehow managing Bellew to look like the good guy.
Without wishing to be too sanctimonious it's all a bit unfortunate. The fight sells itself: chinny big puncher with questionable stamina versus a game brawler with a big heart.