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View Poll Results: Silvio Branco Vs. Juho Haapoja?
Branco on PTS/UD/SD/MD 4 50.00%
Branco on TKO/KO/RTD 0 0%
Draw/Other 0 0%
Haapoja on PTS/UD/SD/MD 0 0%
Haapoja on TKO/KO/RTD 4 50.00%
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Silvio Branco Vs. Juho Haapoja

Silvio Branco (62-11-3 37 KO's) Vs. Juho Haapoja (20-3-1 13 KO's)

Good fight between a young Finnish fighter and a hardened Italian veteran. Next week on next Saturday.

Assuming fair judging (I know, I know!) who will win?
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If you wanna win in Italy you gotta knock hometown fighter out to get a draw. So that is the biggest concern for Haapoja

But to be honest I think Haapoja has a VERY decent chance here. He is tough as nails, chin is pure rock and he can get you to deep waters. Branco is so old that there is a good possibility for a late stoppage if Haapoja can keep his pressure on trough the fight. At age of 46 you have no legs for a marathon and that is what you need to keep Haapoja outside.

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If you wanna win in Italy you gotta knock hometown fighter out to get a draw. So that is the biggest concern for Haapoja

But to be honest I think Haapoja has a VERY decent chance here. He is tough as nails, chin is pure rock and he can get you to deep waters. Branco is so old that there is a good possibility for a late stoppage if Haapoja can keep his pressure on trough the fight. At age of 46 you have no legs for a marathon and that is what you need to keep Haapoja outside.

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It's a winnable fight by all means. I am currently going with Branco by UD. If you noticed Silvio's last two fights with Fragomeni he can be a real jogger in there. He'll need to keep his jab going, pick at him with his quick straight right, keep off the ropes, lean, keep fairly lightfooted to win this fight. Haapoja's best tactic would be smothering the old man early, trying to tire him out and perhaps finish him late. If Italian officials have any way to score it to Branco -- they will. Just ask poor Glen Johnson.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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Branco will sink like a titanic.
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Branco will sink like a titanic.
Part of team Haapoja, Kauppija?
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Haapoja have good chance to win this one, but to do that he needs to stop Branco and that may not be easy task. Haapoja needs put constant pressure to Branco. No matter what! Then he might stop him late. It's either Haapoja in late rounds or Branco by points.
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WAR JUHO!!

Branco going down today
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WAR JUHO!!

Branco going down today
Branco UD12 Boohoe HApooHA.
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Branco UD12 Boohoe HApooHA.
Yeah saw the fight.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:04 AM   #10
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Yeah saw the fight.
Branco TD10. Headbutt cut Branco. Clear win.

What now, Finns?
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Branco TD10. Headbutt cut Branco. Clear win.

What now, Finns?

It was clear victory but still very competive fight. Referee was little bit against Haapoja (who was the cleaner fighter) but luckily that didn't make too much harm. Point deduction was joke. Respect for Branco, his ''straights and hold'' style is boring but his sharpness for a 46 years old was cool to watch. And he was better and more effective boxer than Haapoja.

But hey, you make it sound like we are heartbroken right now
I see it as a great thing that couple of finns makes their way to this forum and hypes our fighters little bit. ''Haapoja gonna knock him out!!'' that is just cool cause we don't see our fighters too often in big fights

Haapoja lost it fair and square but atleast some finns came here to cheer our fighter. Haapoja is pure finnish warrior, ultra tough and competive fighter against anyone so it's interesting to see what happens next. He could still upset some prospects for sure.
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