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44 minutes ago, wandshogun09 said:

That Chisora vs Szpilka KO was a bad one. There’s been a few knockouts in both Boxing and MMA this year where I honestly thought someone died. Szpilka looked like he’d left us for a minute last night. Hopefully he’s alright now. 

He was gone from the moment the 1st big punch landed in round 2. He was still stood up but he wasn't there. Every punch from that point was a free shot. I hope he is ok. 

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I had Pac winning by 2 points (115-113). I gave him rounds 1 (10-8 with the knockdown) 2, 4, 5, 10 and 12. I gave Thurman rounds 6-9, and round 11. I scored round 3 even. Overall, it was a really good fight. I enjoyed Whyte vs Rivas as well. I scored that one 116-111. 

Elsewhere, Chisora is claiming that Dave Allen was in a bar at 2:30am in the night before the fight. 

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I'm sure one of the commentators mentioned it, but could you imagine what kind of fighter Price would be if he had even a halfway decent chin?

Also, did anyone watch the DAZN coverage? What a pile of shite their presentation is.

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It's not just having a chin with Price, it's his overall conditioning. That was the best he has looked condition wise, but they fought at no pace and he was under no pressure, he was still blowing after 6 rounds. 

You would feel he would still get found out at a higher than British level but the problem is the likes of Dubois and Gorman are in Fish Eyes camp. I'm also pretty sure that Price v Joyce would be the most horrible fight to watch this decade. 

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1 hour ago, Lion_of_the_Midlands said:

It's not just having a chin with Price, it's his overall conditioning.

In a weird way I think it's his lack of a chin that messes with his conditioning. He clearly fights nervous due to knowing he could get cracked at any time, which isn't ideal as it burns up energy. Once he realised that Allen really had nothing to trouble him he seemed to calm down and relax a bit, allowing him to box more naturally.

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Watched this earlier. Mickey Ward on the Teddy Atlas podcast; 

Really good. Teddy’s podcast has been a real treat and a highlight of my Boxing viewing/listening lately. This one especially as Ward always comes across as such a nice and down to earth guy. It’s timely as well with it being the 10 year anniversary of Arturo Gatti’s death earlier this month. They obviously talk a lot about the trilogy with Gatti and their friendship coming out of it. But they cover a lot of stuff here about his less famous wars with Emanuel Augustus and Reggie Green, his childhood etc. Well worth your time. 

It’s nice seeing Teddy doing this kind of thing and talking about the things he loves about Boxing. In recent years he’s mostly become known as just the mad old bastard who screams about dodgy judging and stuff. When you see him in this setting though it reminds you how passionate he is about the sport. And that’s why he gets so frustrated with aspects of it. But I could listen to him talk to and about old fighters/fights all day. 

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he did a long multiple part podcast talking about the Michael Moorer/Evander Holyfield fight, im gonna do dig into that.

Some horrible news though. Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died after a fight on the Top Rank show on Friday night.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/9567448/boxer-dadashev-dies-aged-28-head-injuries-brutal-loss-subriel-matias-reports/amp

The video of McGirt trying to convince Dadashev to quit isnt nice to watch, just too tough for his own good. Sad :(

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It appears that Whyte tested positive for one or more banned substances before the Rivas fight. Hearn has tweeted out that Whyte was clear to fight by VADA, UKAD, BBBC. One theory doing the rounds on social media is that Whyte tested positive for street drugs. 

Full information here:

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Thomas Hauser:

Multiple sources have confirmed that an "A" sample taken from Dillian Whyte tested positive for one or more banned substances prior to Whyte's July 20 fight in London against Oscar Rivas. Although Whyte is in the World Boxing Council Clean Boxing Program which is administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), the test in question was administered by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD). The positive test result is believed to have come back on July 17. A knowledgeable source says that it was reported to the Whyte camp (including promoter Matchroom Boxing) and the British Boxing Board of Control by UKAD prior to Whyte-Rivas. However, the BBBC allowed the fight to proceed as scheduled.

Under rules in place in the United Kingdom, Whyte has a right of appeal. UKAD takes the position that, until the adjudication process is over and due process is complete, there has not been a finding that a fighter is in breach of its PED protocols and no sanctions can be put in place by the British Boxing Board of Control. The adjudication process often begins with the testing of a fighter's "B" sample, which can generally be done in 24 to 48 hours. But it often drags on for more than a year. The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), an independent entity, is responsible for the final adjudication of PED disputes.

Whyte was previously suspended from competition for two years after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine following his fourth-round knockout of Sandor Balogh on October 13, 2012. Whyte-Rivas was for the World Boxing Council "interim" world heavyweight title. Whyte weighed in for the fight at an unusually heavy 259 pounds and was knocked down in the ninth round but won a 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 decision. Under VADA protocols, the positive test result would have been reported to the World Boxing Council and Rivas camp. That appears to have not been the case in this instance with UKAD.

By virtue of his win, Whyte became the "mandatory" challenger for Deontay Wilder's WBC heavyweight crown. In all likelihood, the WBC would have withdrawn its sanction of Whyte-Rivas had it been aware of the positive test result prior to the fight. It has been widely speculated that the WBC will elevate Wilder to "franchise champion" status, thus eliminating the mandatory requirement that he fight Whyte. This latest development might further complicate Whyte's path to a fight against Wilder.

 

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Agreed, wether done on purpose or not it’s major setback for Whyte.

I look forward to Eddies take on this.

Ruiz has tweeted theres no way he’s coming to the UK to fight. Who can blame him?  

Why wasnt Rivas and his team made aware of the test results? Is this normal protocol? 

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25 minutes ago, Porkchopcash said:

I look forward to Eddies take on this.

If Hauser's source is to be believed then Hearn was made aware that Whyte had tested positive for a banned substance before this past weekend. Yet, in the aftermath of this weekend's event, Hearn hinted on IFL that Pacquiao is doping. Given the possibility that information about Whyte's positive test would eventually leak out, Hearn surely should have avoided any discussion of banned substances and not issued baseless accusations against boxers that he doesn't promote. Instead, he now has his foot firmly in his mouth. 

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You know what's really pissing me off no end at the moment? This "franchise champion" shite that is basically a way for champions to avoid mandatory challengers. 

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