Search found 943 matches

by olij999
22 Sep 2022, 04:27
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Katie Taylor vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal | DAZN - 29 October 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Katie Taylor vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal | DAZN - 29 October 2022

You're all missing the marketing here. This is the start of an epic Taylor v the entire Carabajal family battle. After Taylor beats the 19-0(2) Karen Elizabeth Carabajal, the no-doubt-related featherweight Brenda Karen Carabajal https://boxrec.com/en/box-pro/692318 will move up two, yes two, divisi...
by olij999
20 Sep 2022, 05:34
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: best middleweight on the planet baby!
Replies: 25
Views: 620

Re: best middleweight on the planet baby!

I think its a follicle tattoo. His head it practically pointed😟 Do they need the tattoo redone every so often? Its clearly a tattoo but it looks darker than usual I'm no expert, but it would look odd later on when there is grey stubble in the actual hair, and the tattoo stubble is jet black. Also t...
by olij999
18 Sep 2022, 06:26
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff | CH5 - 17 September 2022
Replies: 29
Views: 754

Re: Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff | CH5 - 17 September 2022

I matched him years ago against carl johannson and got some stick of the promoter that johanson needed a proper fight ! Ha! I see that Woodruff won that one 59-57 over six. Woodruff's fourth pro fight against Johanneson's 39th, so says a lot for Woodruff's quality. What did the promoter say afterwa...
by olij999
16 Sep 2022, 13:40
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Katie Taylor vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal | DAZN - 29 October 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Katie Taylor vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal | DAZN - 29 October 2022

You're all missing the marketing here. This is the start of an epic Taylor v the entire Carabajal family battle. After Taylor beats the 19-0(2) Karen Elizabeth Carabajal, the no-doubt-related featherweight Brenda Karen Carabajal https://boxrec.com/en/box-pro/692318 will move up two, yes two, divisio...
by olij999
16 Sep 2022, 04:28
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff | CH5 - 17 September 2022
Replies: 29
Views: 754

Re: Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff | CH5 - 17 September 2022

I like this fight. Woodruff has a proper record - seems to be willing to fight anyone anywhere, at a very high level - so good to see him getting this shot. I matched him years ago against carl johannson and got some stick of the promoter that johanson needed a proper fight ! Ha! I see that Woodruf...
by olij999
14 Sep 2022, 11:25
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua - December 2022?
Replies: 1386
Views: 29371

Re: Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua - December 2022?

I like this move by Joshua. If he had sat down and said "What could I do that would genuinely surprise the Fury camp and throw them off balance a bit?", then accepting one of the challenges Fury put out on social media would have been it. How fit is Fury currently? While there are nearly 1...
by olij999
09 Sep 2022, 07:12
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: All womans boxing card October 15th good or bad idea? (R.I.P Queen)
Replies: 266
Views: 4722

Re: All womans boxing card September 10th good or bad idea?

The football in England has been cancelled this weekend. I’m not quite sure why. It makes me wonder if other sports will follow suit. Your point about "I'm not quite sure why" hits the nail on the head. Whatever people think of the Royal family or the current government, to my knowledge n...
by olij999
09 Sep 2022, 06:01
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: All womans boxing card October 15th good or bad idea? (R.I.P Queen)
Replies: 266
Views: 4722

Re: All womans boxing card September 10th good or bad idea?

Let's wait and see what happens. Hope the BBBofC follow the precedent from when King George VI died on 6 February 1952 - shows took place in the UK on Thursday 7 Feb (i.e. the day after the King's death), Friday 8 Feb and Saturday 9 Feb, with steps being taken at shows to mark his passing. George VI...
by olij999
30 Aug 2022, 06:08
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff | CH5 - 17 September 2022
Replies: 29
Views: 754

Re: Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff | CH5 - 17 September 2022

I like this fight. Woodruff has a proper record - seems to be willing to fight anyone anywhere, at a very high level - so good to see him getting this shot.
by olij999
26 Aug 2022, 12:14
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Getting rid of ALL boxing on TV / Stream.
Replies: 25
Views: 566

Re: Getting rid of ALL boxing on TV / Stream.

Just wondering if anyone has actually cancelled ALL Pay TV / Stream for boxing - e.g. Sky, BT, BN and Dazn. For the first time ever I am seriously considering it (I don't have Dazn). AJ vs Usyk 2 was the first PPV I've intentionally not bought and I enjoyed the catch up free on youtube. WIth the cu...
by olij999
25 Aug 2022, 12:14
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: David Haye
Replies: 127
Views: 2788

Re: David Haye

Sorry mate I didn’t see the off the floor. Yeah I don’t think honeyghan was down but he wasn’t winning those first few rounds. Fitz was down in the sixth. I think if you watch the mormeck fight you can see me jump up as the camera panned back. Red sweatshirt. I had to sort of mute my celebrations a...
by olij999
25 Aug 2022, 12:02
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Domestic fighters that never got the respect they deserved
Replies: 71
Views: 1416

Re: Domestic fighters that never got the respect they deserved

Des Morrison was in some thrilling fights at 10 stone when I first started following boxing. Bennie and a few others here will remember him for sure. Yes, Des is a throwback and his British title wars with Colin Powers, Pat McCormack and Clinton McKenzie are legendary. Harry Mullan was ecstatic whe...
by olij999
25 Aug 2022, 11:37
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: David Haye
Replies: 127
Views: 2788

Re: David Haye

Apart from Haye, how many British fighters have challenged for a world title against the world number 1 abroad in the champion's back yard and come off the floor to win by stoppage ? Only John H. Stracey comes to mind. It's a pretty massive achievement, and is a major part of how I'd rate his caree...
by olij999
25 Aug 2022, 09:07
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: David Haye
Replies: 127
Views: 2788

Re: David Haye

Apart from Haye, how many British fighters have challenged for a world title against the world number 1 abroad in the champion's back yard and come off the floor to win by stoppage ? Only John H. Stracey comes to mind. It's a pretty massive achievement, and is a major part of how I'd rate his career...
by olij999
25 Aug 2022, 08:30
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall II - 26 November 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 2623

Re: Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall II - 26 November 2022

Well that is what your condoning. Funny be was banging on about how all the media was part of this bug conspiracy, but was happy to do interviews, appearances on the same media to promote his fight What did he actually claim about covid? Other than how much it impacted his preparation for the Catte...
by olij999
25 Aug 2022, 07:19
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn | DAZN PPV - 8 October 2022
Replies: 299
Views: 5702

Re: Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn | DAZN PPV - 8 October 2022

From a boxing perspective, it's just a horrible fight. They are both 11-20 in their respective divisions, but whole point is: E is bigger than B. We have divisions for a reason. It really hurts being punched in the face. Which is why it's strange the BoC have sanctioned it, if one of them gets badl...
by olij999
23 Aug 2022, 11:57
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Thomas Faure v Callum Johnson
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Thomas Faure v Callum Johnson

wrighty wrote: 23 Aug 2022, 08:57 Thomas Faure, longtime French light heavy champion named by ebu as next ranked challenger for vacant euro title clash with Callum Johnson.

https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/641561
That three-fight series Faure had with Eddy Lacrosse sits easily among the great trilogies of our sport.
by olij999
22 Aug 2022, 12:21
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Joshua on the mic
Replies: 290
Views: 5305

Re: Joshua on the mic

Two thoughts, both derived from Joshua's amateur career: - I don't buy this stuff about him always being a slightly robotic muscle-bound puncher. When he won his World Championships silver medal in 2011, he lost by a single point on the counting-punches system that was used in those days to an Azeri...
by olij999
21 Aug 2022, 17:39
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Saudi Sportwashing and Ali
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Saudi Sportwashing and Ali

When I saw the thread title, I thought it was going to be a comparison between the Saudi show and the Rumble In The Jungle, with Mobutu’s goons allegedly killing political prisoners in the cells under the stadium while Ali and Foreman boxed, with the crowd noise drowning out the screams.
by olij999
21 Aug 2022, 17:33
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Joshua on the mic
Replies: 290
Views: 5305

Re: Joshua on the mic

So: - guy who has long cultivated a good-guy image… - has an aggressive meltdown on his industry’s biggest stage before an audience of millions… - makes a self-justifying rambling speech shortly thereafter… - ends up in tears… - then is on serious damage limitation within 24 hours. Ignoring the abse...
by olij999
18 Aug 2022, 07:43
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: WBA starts a new era in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: WBA starts a new era in Europe

wrighty wrote: 17 Aug 2022, 17:43 Didn't they have a EBA title and it was really poor, with dodgy mismatches?
https://boxrec.com/wiki/index.php/Europ ... ssociation
by olij999
12 Aug 2022, 11:19
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler | Undisputed - 13 December 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 1766

Re: Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler | Undisputed - Who wins?

The only way Butler wins this is if he puts all of the zillion inter-continental belts he has won in a massive net above the ring and then gets them released on Inoue at just the right moment. The avalanche of plastic, pleather and cheap metal would be too much even for the Monster. And I'd be amaze...
by olij999
12 Aug 2022, 11:12
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: WBA starts a new era in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: WBA starts a new era in Europe

So only fighters who "make life" in Continental Europe can fight for it. So anyone living on an island can't, so no British, Irish, Sardinian, Maltese etc. That apart, ugh - another belt we just don't need. Appropriately "New era in Europe" is an anagram of "European wiener&...
by olij999
11 Aug 2022, 13:45
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: All womans boxing card October 15th good or bad idea? (R.I.P Queen)
Replies: 266
Views: 4722

Re: All womans boxing card September 10th good or bad idea?

Didn’t Nicola Adams box 3 minute rounds a couple of times under FW? Or did I dream it. Think you may have dreamt it. Adams' fights were all twos, as were those of pioneers such as Jane Couch and (looking beyond the UK) Christy Martin. I just googled it and looks like I was correct. You owe me a ten...
by olij999
10 Aug 2022, 12:19
Forum: British & Irish
Topic: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Eduardo Baez | Sky Sports - 20 August 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 324

Re: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Eduardo Baez | Sky Sports - 20 August 2022

Good grief, even the press release cannot make a silk purse out of the sow's ear that is Baez's record. Translation as follows: Baez (21-2-2, 7 KOs) [so a non-puncher, then] from Mexicali, Mexico, is the WBO No. 7 featherweight contender [mmm, so handpicked] . He recently moved up to featherweight ...