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Old 02-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #22
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Default Re: Botha: I'm going to take him out quick

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you suggest you know 'the inner workins' (sic) of boxing, yet you cant answer my questions as to how they can make a dive payable!!
Well I don't know for sure but this guy is old,shot and just in it for a pay cheque these days. IMO the SBW/Khoder circus puts Barnum and Bailey to shame. Botha will be getting good coin to not hurt SBW and put on a show but lose IMO.

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Pianeta domainates Botha, Time to say goodbye to White Buffalo.

By strong200 on September 7, 2012 | From realcombatmedia.com



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Pianeta domainates Botha, Time to say goodbye to White Buffalo
By: Corey Quincy
In a big Friday Night of boxing at the RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Italian based German contender Francesco Pianeta widely decisioned long known South African boxer Francois Botha in a one sided affair that may have ended Botha’s career.
Pianeta, 27, Simply had the old man outmatched, So much faster and stronger. He was literally dancing around the ” White Buffalo ” from the first bell. Anytime he wanted to he could come in and catch Botha. Who for the majority of the fight just relaxed in the corner and got his head bounced back from the Italian-German contender’s not so powerful shots. It was a completely disappointing, None-spirited performance by the South African. More like a paycheck performance to earn some more money in a main event then an opportunity to win and get back to world level seeing how he didn’t even try when Pianeta left himself wide open at times.
Now on the other hand Pianeta looked well focused and actually impressed me a bit with his great accuracy and speed. But he was facing an old – May I add terribly conditioned Botha so while I did think this was the best I have seen Pianeta, this was not exactly a Klitschko he was in the ring with. So I give him praise and want to see more of him of course but not against older guys like Botha, or his last opponent Oliver McCall. Living in Germany you got guys like Kubrat Pulev, Robert Helenius, Alexander Povetkin who fight there regularly under Sauerland Events promotions. He is with Ulf Stienforth now which I believe he should transfer to Sauerland from when possible seeing Stienforth has no real opponents to put Fransesco in with. Botha on the other hand should retire. He is so slow and simply does not care to win now. I will not want to watch him again after going a gross 1-4-1 in his last 6 bouts.
Pianeta stands as a southpaw, and moves very awkwardly. Plus is not known well or worth much as a fighter so most don’t care to face him. But he needs a top 20 guy soon. No more has-been opponents like McCall and Botha. Time for big guys like Povetkin, Pulev, Helenius as I said previously. Or even a ride to the UK for Price, Fury, Chisora, Haye which would be nice. To get any of these I say again he himself needs a big promoter like Sauerland or maybe ******. No promoter will risk their star guys in with someone who is high risk and with another promoter. But yes he does deserve opportunities, He is (26-0-1). Against guys most below top 20 but still decent opposition so time to take that next step seeing how he has been flawless mostly at this level. And I recommend you keep a glancing eye on him through the ride of his career.
On the co-feature we saw one of the best fighters in the limited female boxing game Christina Hammer defend her respectable WBO/WBF Female Middleweight titles against a Dominican contender by the name of Yahaira Hernandez. Hammer dominated Hernandez with her world class power scoring multiple knockdowns on route to a clear cut 100-85×3 decision. She was well conditioned as always in this fight and managed to maintain a solid pace throughout. Hernandez was also deducted a point seeing her excessive clinching due to Hammer’s – Hammering power but make no mistake this girl came game but was simply blown away but the power that actually saw her fall out of the ring in the final round behind the ropes. Hammer in my opinion is a great female boxer with a bright future, whether you like female boxing or not!
Corey Quincy is a writer for Realcombatmedia.com and his own site at blboxing.co.cc ( Domain may change ). Like his page on facebook at Boxing legends and/or Follow him on twitter at @Quincyboxingfan.
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