Originally Posted by joegrundy
Sparing stories are great, never usually true though. Who is your source?
I think they mostly are true actually
BUT, it would still be a VERY different scenario if Bellew stepped in the ring for a pro fight with this kid.
In sparring, you DO hold back a bit, but the young cubs less so. So while Bellew was maybe going for it at 25% this young kid was trying to land with 110%ers.
Fair enough Bellew was dropped.
In the ring when man and boy went at it, I absolutely KNOW who my money would be on
Sparring isn't fabrication. But you can't replicate the real thing and some people react differently.
Audley with headgear on is by all accounts a World Beater. Take it off though and we all know what happens