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Old 04-28-2010, 12:44 AM   #16
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With Enzo Mac winning in Russia Britain now has 10 european champions and potentially 11 with Murray. That means we have 10 fighters in the mix for world honours. Its a great time to be a british fight fan
Well done to Enzo, but please excuse me if I don't do the moonwalk just yet.

The Euro belts are not what they once were, as are not the domestic ones, sadly.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:50 AM   #17
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Well done to Enzo, but please excuse me if I don't do the moonwalk just yet.

The Euro belts are not what they once were, as are not the domestic ones, sadly.
I still think the British hold some clout. very rarely is the British champion not the best domestically, unless the best has moved onto the world picture
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:28 AM   #18
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european title means nothing nowadays. Its been cheapened by the plethora of 'world' titles around today, champion of europe means **** all when a guy with an IBO, WBU or whatever title can gatecrash your party & say, "Im a WORLD champion"

If I had a fighter under my wing, I would dodge the whole 'traditional' route, cos its had its day.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:33 AM   #19
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What about cleverly? Or are you only going by who by who beat current champion.
Clev beat a guy who lost in one round in his previous fight for the same Euro belt. So how did Brancalion get a another shot at the title straight away in the first place?
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:37 AM   #20
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Clev beat a guy who lost in one round in his previous fight for the same Euro belt. So how did Brancalion get a another shot at the title straight away in the first place?
Exactly.

Belts mean **** all nowadays. It's all about competition. And there are few of our 'champs' who have beaten top-notch opposition (be it domestic, European or 'World' class fighters) for their respective titles.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #21
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Agree with the general sentiments on this one.

I'm surprised nobody has brought Kell Brook's name into this..... Lonsdale outright despite never facing anyone remotely resembling a top quality fighter.

The best British fighter in each division should hold the title - if they hold world honours, so be it.... the title stays inactive until said fighter loses at that level and is presented with a mandatory defence.

Titles - whether world, regional or national are more valuable when they are contested less often by fewer people. Why else is the Olympic 100m title more important than the Grand Prix athletics circuit?
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Agree with the general sentiments on this one.

I'm surprised nobody has brought Kell Brook's name into this..... Lonsdale outright despite never facing anyone remotely resembling a top quality fighter.

The best British fighter in each division should hold the title - if they hold world honours, so be it.... the title stays inactive until said fighter loses at that level and is presented with a mandatory defence.

Titles - whether world, regional or national are more valuable when they are contested less often by fewer people. Why else is the Olympic 100m title more important than the Grand Prix athletics circuit?
The most overrated fighter in Britain today. Got big kudos for sparking McIntyre, who has been stopped in the first a few times previously if I'm not wrong.

Brook STILL pulls up with his chin in the air. Patient and fairly accurate, but can't see him having the power on the World scene that bailed Naz out so often.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:47 AM   #23
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I like him, but agree with everything you say.

All his opponents have very low KO ratios - McIntyre is the biggest and he couldn't get rid of Kevin Anderson who was a sitting duck for 10 rounds in their first fight.

Additionally they've all been sparked at some point.... most of them several times.

Someone with a decent dig and capable of taking a shot would tell us much more about Brook. Even someone limited like Matthew Hatton.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #24
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Dont forget Matthew 'the king' Hatton.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:15 AM   #25
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I was merely excepting your point idiot because for a second I thought you were an intelligent human being. Just because this is my first post, what makes you think this is my only account. Anybody can put 3000 posts, it doesn't mean those points are actually anything more than drivel. So thanks again for your really profound comment I never considered the 'noob' argument when discussing the quality of the euro title. Thanks for coming

Bitch-slapped by a noob !

are you gonna take that Dunky ?
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:39 AM   #26
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Clev beat a guy who lost in one round in his previous fight for the same Euro belt. So how did Brancalion get a another shot at the title straight away in the first place?
Brancalion wasn't deserving but I'd argue clev is still the best light heavy in europe
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:58 PM   #27
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Bitch-slapped by a noob !

are you gonna take that Dunky ?
Yes!
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #28
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I was merely excepting your point idiot because for a second I thought you were an intelligent human being. Just because this is my first post, what makes you think this is my only account
aah, hello again Jeff Thomas
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:59 AM   #29
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aah, hello again Jeff Thomas
Oh this is new two pointless comments split into two posts. At this rate you'll have 4000. Posts, then I imagine you will be king of the idiots. The moral of the story is that just because you have thousands of hits on a forum it doesn't necessarily mean you have gained knowledge through your endeavours.
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