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Old 03-29-2010, 04:09 PM   #46
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The only beef I have with it is the gap in between fights.... but when you are talking about world class athletes it isn't all that in the grand scheme of things.

Not sure why Bute wasn't up for it - or rumoured not to be up for it, to be honest.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:10 PM   #47
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What is a farce is that boxng fans are constantly criticizing our sport for shit matchmaking yet when something comes along that matches most of the best against the best in a division they are taking pops at it.
Exactly. Without this format Abraham would probably still be at middleweight or fighting some crappy supers. Dirrell would still be fighting boxers 1 or 2 levels below competition because he's too "green" same goes for Ward and Kessler would probably still be The Man.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:13 PM   #48
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I think so far it's had everything but a epic war and tactical battle and i see them two type of fights happening soon enough. We have had a brutal knockout,Controversial decision and a controversial ending to a fight. A shock when Ward beat Kessler.

We still got a lot of fights to come and it can only get better. Round One you could see all the fighters boxing unsure of whether to fight the fight and the championship bout or fight the tournament fight and go for KO. Now fighters feel more at home with every thing.

It's been a major positive for the sport imo
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:38 PM   #49
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Dirrell lost a close one in his first shot at a world title and instead of taking a tune up or something he went in with one of the most feared punchers in the world and produced a career best performance,

Kessler suffered a devastating lost but is now straight in against Froch. No easy fights in between, just tough fight after tough fight.

It's great for boxing.

How is it great for boxing man..?

1. No one in the UK even knows about the super six
2. It is badly advertised
3. Its taking far to long
4. Only hardcore fans know the format of the tournament...i think..?

When something is good for your sport, you want this "Good" to promote the sport and give it more exposure to the masses.

The Super six has done neither of these two things.

Because simply its not a big enough spectacle..

I think its been a total load of shit....

I have no problem with the fights being made, but people need to face facts that it has been a failure. None of these fighters, are becoming house hold names..which exposure will do.

For example

David Haye vs "The Beast"

Coursed more of a stir, and promoted the sport of boxing more than the super six so far. David Haye as a result of his world title fight, and his own witty..balls on the line..attitude and self promotion.

Has shot himself...into a household name in British sport.

Carl Froch is still a no mark in these terms......

I have no problem with the fights being made, but there was allot of talk of the supersix.....before it started.

"Like it was gonna save boxing"

Its done **** all..
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:47 PM   #50
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Primadonna that's a fair point about the marketing, it's almost a tournament for those previously educated in the sport rather than trying to attract new fans.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:47 PM   #51
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How is it great for boxing man..?

1. No one in the UK even knows about the super six
2. It is badly advertised
3. Its taking far to long
4. Only hardcore fans know the format of the tournament...i think..?

When something is good for your sport, you what this "Good" to promote the sport and give it more exposure to the masses.

The Super six has done neither of these two things.

Because simply its not a big enough spectacle..

I think its been a total load of shit....

I have no problem with the fights being made, but people need to face facts that it has been a failure. None of these fighters, are becoming house hold names..which exposure will do.

For example

David Haye vs "The Beast"

Coursed more of a stir, and promoted the sport of boxing more than the super six so far. David Haye as a result of his world title fight, and his own witty..balls on the line..attitude and self promotion.

Has shot himself...into a household name in British sport.

Carl Froch is still a no mark in these terms......

I have no problem with the fights being made, but there was allot of talk of the supersix.....before it started.

"Like it was gonna save boxing"

Its done **** all..
This guy knows what i'm talking about. Good man.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:08 PM   #52
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I think, for a first attempt at a tournament of this kind, The Super Six has done pretty well so far.

Of course there are a few downsides -there should not be a hometown referee or hometown judges in the fights and the publicity of the upcoming fights could do with much improvement, especially in the UK.

However, we are getting to see some fantastic match ups at SMW. Froch taking on Dirrell, Kessler and Abraham in a row is quality to be honest, not mention the interesting match ups involving the two American fighters who are making a name for themselves.

We're seeing the best taking on the best at the end of the day and it's hard to pick a favourite in each fight. Can't ask for more than that from a boxing fans point of view, in my opinion.
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