The general boxing thread

Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Jedi » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:14 pm

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Jedi wrote:Was watching Usyk undercard and this kid Patrick Day got brutally knocked out and taken out of the ring on a stretcher. Turns out he had seizures backstage so they took him to the hospital where he had brain surgery and is now in a coma. Hope he makes it.


Just read that he lost his life. Very sad news.

Horrible news.

RIP
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby DiamondGooner » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:19 pm

Jedi wrote:
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Jedi wrote:Was watching Usyk undercard and this kid Patrick Day got brutally knocked out and taken out of the ring on a stretcher. Turns out he had seizures backstage so they took him to the hospital where he had brain surgery and is now in a coma. Hope he makes it.


Just read that he lost his life. Very sad news.

Horrible news.

RIP


Fk off seriously!!!!

Ahhh man that's bad, I knew he was in trouble when he started convulsing on the canvas, his chest was expanding and detracting worse than if someone had finished a marathon.

That's so sad, apparantly he was a nice kid as well.

The price some pay to be a gladiator, bet his opponent is gutted as well.

I HOPE this is nothing to do with cutting weight!! I've been staunch against that practice for a long time, weakens the body right before a fight.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby UFGN » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 pm

There are several ways the authorities could stop boxers cutting weight

They should pick a method and enforce it

Either simply weigh boxers on the day of the fight, or have a rolling average weight policy, with professional boxers weighed throughout the year, and their classification based on a six or twelve month average.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby DiamondGooner » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:36 pm

They used to weigh in on the day of the fight but greed kicked in when 30 or so years ago they had to cancel the headliner because someone didn't make weight and "day before" weigh ins were born.

At the very minimum they should be doing what the IBF does and you can't be more than 10 lbs over the weight limit day of fight.

............ on a side note no one knows if Day's death is weight related but whether it is or isn't, cutting weight the way athletes do now is a problem, that girl in Australia died from cutting weight and there have been people hospitilized even before the damn fight because of it!!

It needs addressing, you can't ask the body to go to war for 12 rounds receiving punishment when just 12 or so hours ago you were a dehydrated, depleted rake.

One of the benefits of being a Heavy weight is you don't have to do that cutting crap.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby UFGN » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:42 pm

DiamondGooner wrote:They used to weigh in on the day of the fight but greed kicked in when 30 or so years ago they had to cancel the headliner because someone didn't make weight and "day before" weigh ins were born.

At the very minimum they should be doing what the IBF does and you can't be more than 10 lbs over the weight limit day of fight.

............ on a side note no one knows if Day's death is weight related but whether it is or isn't, cutting weight the way athletes do now is a problem, that girl in Australia died from cutting weight and there have been people hospitilized even before the damn fight because of it!!

It needs addressing, you can't ask the body to go to war for 12 rounds receiving punishment when just 12 or so hours ago you were a dehydrated, depleted rake.

One of the benefits of being a Heavy weight is you don't have to do that cutting crap.


Just weigh them twice then. As is now, and also on the day. Maximum 3lb difference allowed. That is more than enough to alllow for natural fluctuation
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Losmeister » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 am

RIP Patrick Day

condolences to family...
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:20 pm

Apparently Hopkins and Roy Jones will have a trilogy fight.

Wow, no way should this be sanctioned.

Hopkins is nearly 55 and Jones is 50.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Ach » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:56 pm

Nigel Benn calls off his fight due to injury and retires.

Boxing dies a little more
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:43 am

Ach wrote:Nigel Benn calls off his fight due to injury and retires.

Boxing dies a little more


Benn might've died if he fought.

Boxing is no joke.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Phil71 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:13 am

Ach wrote:Nigel Benn calls off his fight due to injury and retires.

Boxing dies a little more


I think he is mentally ill.

Saw him on the TV a few weeks back and he looks either punch drunk or mentally ill. He might be on some sort of prescription drugs.

Wouldn't surprise me if he has failed a medical due to something like that.

As I said a page or two back, fighters at that age may still be able to hit hard, but it's taking punches that's the problem. The body isn't as hard and you'd feel the pain so much more.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:06 pm

Canelo vs Kovalev tomorrow at 175.

Canelo moving up and daring to be great.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Losmeister » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:07 am

kovalev washed?
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:11 am

You mean Canelo just washed him

Brutal

Canelo p4p no.1
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby Holdini » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:05 am

kovalev should hang em up. he's done.

as for canelo, his resume is something else. fair play to the lad.
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Re: The general boxing thread

Postby DiamondGooner » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:38 pm

Not sure he should hang around at LHW though, he's a bit small for that div.

MW is pretty much perfect for him.
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