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Old 02-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #16
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Meticulously trying to plan a route to a title was always in danger of falling flat on its arse. Boxing is all about taking chances, Alexander is taking his with Floyd and Brook should have taken his with Bradley which in my opinion was a very winnable fight, obviously St Edward didn't think so.
St Edward didnt like the $ or the options on the Bradley deal. Kell could face the winner of Jones-Purdy & then Khan. At the time Hatton was about to make his unsuccessful comeback as well so there were plenty of opportunites around for Kell, none of which would be possible if he beat Bradley which he probably wouldnt.

Guerrero is still a more likely opponent for Floyd than Alexander imo, that fight will make more $ but as usual Floyd is being greedy & playing games during negotiations. Alexander would be mad to turn down a massive payday so I cant really fault them for not wanting the Brook fight now.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #17
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Anyone seen old fish eyes column in this weeks The Sun? Hilarious as always.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #18
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Anyone seen old fish eyes column in this weeks The Sun? Hilarious as always.
"Now Brook, the man who bills himself as ‘The Special One’ — with an impressive 19 wins by stoppage in 29 fights — appears no closer to securing a world-title opening than when I released him more than two years ago."

Sad but true

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #19
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"Now Brook, the man who bills himself as ‘The Special One’ — with an impressive 19 wins by stoppage in 29 fights — appears no closer to securing a world-title opening than when I released him more than two years ago."

Sad but true

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Nowhere close to being true though is it.

****** badly mis-managed Brook.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #20
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If Kell Brook was still with Goldfish he would be just moving on to European level now.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #21
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The list of fighters in the IBF rankings is very inappealing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #22
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If he ends up fighting for the vacant title, where is the problem?




Disagree. You don't sign a contract for shit money and maybe even with "options", when you have a mandatory shot coming up. Yes fighters should want to make the best fights, but there was no need to expect Brook to take on Bradley at that stage. Let him win a belt and then make fair money against Bradley.
Icemax is correct, how does Brook beating a nobody for a vacant belt drastically change his situation?

How is he going to get a Bradley fight exactly, having a belt with not a single standout win on your record just makes you easier to avoid, think of Calazaghes wilderness years or what Cleverly is doing with his wonderfull world title reign.

No UK promoter holds much sway with the big boys and Hearn is no different as we are finding out. Where is Eddies do it yourself masterplan now? id imagine the options for the Bradley fight don't seem half as bad now.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #23
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It was never on for April 27th.
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Anyone read Allegedly's column in The S*n today? Saw it online before, top trolling as ever. Makes about as much sense as a giant fish riding a bike.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:12 AM   #26
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Nowhere close to being true though is it.

****** badly mis-managed Brook.
Kell won an eliminator a couple of years ago & was ranked #1 with the WBO

How has Hearn improved his standing since then?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #27
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all the greats of the past must be turning in their graves....easier fights are the bane of this ****ing sport....i'd hold your breath on the ibf situation, lets wait for an announcement on that
i suppose alexander wants the mega payday, but for messing the shit out of brook i hope he [BROOK] gets good compensation, contracts in boxing are best used for toilet paper, it costs more in legal fees than its worth to challenge 1
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It'd be a real shame if this fight were not to happen now. I think it's a perfect fight for Brook at this stage to see if he can hack it at World level whilst it was a decent opponent for Alexander too. Hopefully, it doesn't end up Brook fighting some nobody for the vacant title but it's no fault of his own if that were to happen. He should get his shot next.

Regarding Bradley-Brook, I think it was smart of him not to take the fight. I personally consider Alexander a big step up in terms of who's he fought perviously and clearly Bradley's an even bigger step up from that so it would have been foolhardy to have thrown him into that fight. If he were to pick up the IBF belt, he's got plenty of options out there with the likes of Khan and that so it was pointless putting him in a weak position taking a Bradley fight where everything was against him.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #29
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No one in the US outside of the very hardcore boxing circle knows who Brook is. They don't even know who Alexander is outside of his hometown.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #30
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"The problem is, when you say something to Eddie, and that was something I was looking at, he thinks it's already done and then the first thing he does is he picks up the phone and he reports it. That's not true. The fact is it's too expensive of a night, so that's not going to happen. We're going to have find [Alexander-Brook] it's own date probably some time in May,". Schaefer said this
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