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5 hours ago, Porkchopcash said:

Spence Garcia was a bit of a farce. Garcia was terrible. I know he moved up in weight to fight Spence but it looked man v boy in there. The one man commentary wasnt great either. Nice crowd there though. 

It was a fight that everyone in his team was against him taking. Anyone who knows anything about boxing knew that Spence was all wrong for Garcia, but he let bravado and the need to "be great" cloud his judgement.

His power didn't carry at all, he looked slower with the extra weight on him, and although he went the distance I'd personally have had no issue with the fight being stopped at the end of the 10th. It was clear from the 8th onwards that he had no chance.

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Yeah, as expected, Garcia was out of his depth. Spence was just too big, too slick and too good. 

Just saw this on Twitter as well. Have that, Oscar. 

 

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Spence/Garcia may have been the ultimate example of a good big guy always beating a good little guy. It was a mismatch. Interesting to hear the clear audible groan when they tried to promote a Pacquiao/Spence fight to the live crowd too, mainly down to the fact that the fans dont want to see Pacquiao get killed.

The one man commentary feed on ITV was abysmal too. The PBC stuff has been good so far but maybe they couldnt use the proper PPV commentary due to licencing? it was Boxnation levels of shite.

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nah, it was an American guy. Not a fan of Macintosh either, knows his shit but hes got a terrible voice for commentary, and he doesnt shut up.

The ITV feed was pwp. They couldnt show any of the actual PPV in between fight stuff so you basically got a wide shot of the ring and the guy talking in between fights rather than getting the proper pre-fight package stuff. Similar to how Boxnation present their stuff but they show Buncey in the studio instead. 

Wilder/Breazeale is confirmed for May 18th on Showtime. 

its a grudge match if nothing else.

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In a strange way I'm rooting for Breazeale. Something has to happen to break this deadlock in the heavyweight division.

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i feel the same, all the bullshit going on and the stalling wants me wanting to see someone throw a monkey wrench in the fucker and blow things wide open.

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Big Ed is just Dana White with better hair.

Also saw it mentioned by @Egg Shen in the MMA section that Nathan Gorman is no longer fighting former MMA punching bag Fabio Maldonado. Instead he'll be taking on Kevin Johnson, who provides a tougher test for Gorman in my opinion.

This is the only guy to take Daniel Dubois the full ten I think, and he also went the distance with both Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora, as well as Kubrat Pulev.

He also went the full 12 with Vitali Klitschko back in the day.

Don't see Gorman losing mind you, but if he gets Johnson out of there early it'll be quite a statement. The only fighter to really blow Johnson out early doors is Joshua.

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Johnson is a survivor but he makes for incredibly dull fights, he barely throws a punch.

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11 minutes ago, Egg Shen said:

Johnson is a survivor but he makes for incredibly dull fights, he barely throws a punch.

Which is why the impetus is then on Gorman to get him out of there early and make a statement.

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Gorman has no power, i imagine it will be little more than a sparring session.

I love how hypocritical Hearn is about the TV networks. Banging on about Joshua can fight on any network. A few months back he was saying the 50million offer was a no starter as Warren and BT were involved and Joshua has to fight on Sky. Despite the fights not being made i love the fact that Hearn is getting headfucked by Wilder. Wilder playing a smart game. A few months ago he was getting offered 12 million for the Joshua fight, now hes getting offered 3 or 4 fight deals worth 100 and 120 million! Saying that though, if he gets beat by Brazeale he looks a bit of an idiot.

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He said Joshua had to fight on Sky over here. Over in the states he could fight on any of the networks, that's what he said. You have to want to hear that though. You've decided you don't like Hearn, which is fair enough, I can understand that. Whatever he says you are going to disbelieve. 

I take them all with a pinch of salt. I'm sure there was some truth to what Hearn was saying,  you are getting his version after all. 

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speaking of promoters, Frank Warrens reaction here has put me firmly in Kid Galahad's corner when him and Josh Warrington fight...

fucking Fish Eyes.

 

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a switch up in the Fury plans, all but confirmed now that he'll be fighting a German bloke called Tom Schwarz in May. It will officially be announced on ESPN's Pulev fight card on Saturday.

 

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