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Old 10-22-2012, 01:28 PM   #48
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Default Re: Ricky Burns opponent

Originally Posted by craney91 View Post
He has only fought domestically, against other fighters who have fought here a lot. Katsidis is one of these. Katsisdis is a great fighter who has fought at elite level, and come short.
Actually your first post was that he was a "domestic level fighter". That means he is in and around the British title level but not good enough to go beyond that. He has already gone beyond that.

Now you're twisting it to "Fought domestically" because he has been fighting at home. So what? Calzaghe was clearly World Class despite fighting at home. He beat Mitchell, Eubank, Reid, Brewer etc at home. He then whipped Lacy and beat Kessler at home.

By your rationale he was still only domestic level because he hadn't gone to fight them in the US.

Also, ignoring Katsidis, what about Martinez? When Martinez fought Burns he had only fought once before in the UK, when he destroyed Cook. Since losing to Burns he has gone on to become World Champion again. But I notice you conveniently ignored him when posting about guys who have "fought here a lot". As if that makes any difference anyway. Winky Wright fought in the UK a few times, hardly meant that he was a lesser opponent for anyone.
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