Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > British Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-21-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
archie
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 55
vCash: 1000
Default Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

Hopefully Anthony Small will have another opportunity to answer his critics if the article on the Frank ****** website is accurate:

"The 25-year-old (Anthony Small) has been nominated by the British Boxing Board of Control to fight Southern Arena light-middleweight champion Gary Woolcombe.

Like Small, Woolcombe has just one defeat, coming at the hands of Andrew Facey in the fifth round."

In my opinion, there is no doubt that Anthony is surely the most exciting light middle weight prospects in recent years and was on the wrong side of a poor ref decision during the Bradley Price fight....this will give hiim the opportunity to show his championship credentials and move back up the rankings.

Last edited by archie; 08-22-2007 at 04:02 AM.
archie is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-22-2007, 05:22 AM   #2
Tony Harrison
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Crunch, Romford
Posts: 346
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

The decision to stop the fight against Pryce looked harsh at first but in the replays you could see his eyes were gone. He gathered his senses quickly after the ref stepped in but Pryce surely would have clocked him a couple more times had the decision not been made.

At times he looked superb in that fight, spontaneous and incredibly quick throwing punches from unpredictable angles in short bursts but the overall performance was too laid back, frankly looking lazy at times.

No shame in losing to Pryce who is a solid fighter.
Tony Harrison is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 06:15 AM   #3
Mark55
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Blackpool, England
Posts: 86
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

No question, the lads got ability to burn, but he's young and naive in many regards, if he learns from his errors he will come back a stronger man.

He's got to forget his own hype, knuckle down to some hard graft, respect EVERY opponent, if he can manage that, he'll have very good pro career.
Mark55 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 07:43 AM   #4
archie
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 55
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark55
No question, the lads got ability to burn, but he's young and naive in many regards, if he learns from his errors he will come back a stronger man.

He's got to forget his own hype, knuckle down to some hard graft, respect EVERY opponent, if he can manage that, he'll have very good pro career.
I agree Anthony does need to learn from this loss and whether he was seriously hurt or simply tucking up and showboating the strategy didn't pay off with the 3rd man in the ring being somewhat over zealous? A point worth noting was the "generous" nature of the ref during the Amir knockdown as oppose to the harsh decision during Anthony's fight...perhaps this is about consistency of refs, or lack of it?

I suspect the showmanship and hype with Anthony is more about entertaining the viewing public - something that boxing needs as fans migrate to the glitz of UFC etc - rather than a reflectionon on how he trains, prepares and respects his opponents?
archie is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 07:52 AM   #5
Tony Harrison
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Crunch, Romford
Posts: 346
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

Quote:
Originally Posted by archie
I agree Anthony does need to learn from this loss and whether he was seriously hurt or simply tucking up and showboating the strategy didn't pay off with the 3rd man in the ring being somewhat over zealous? A point worth noting was the "generous" nature of the ref during the Amir knockdown as oppose to the harsh decision during Anthony's fight...perhaps this is about consistency of refs, or lack of it?

I suspect the showmanship and hype with Anthony is more about entertaining the viewing public - something that boxing needs as fans migrate to the glitz of UFC etc - rather than a reflectionon on how he trains, prepares and respects his opponents?
Every fight is different and referee's are thinking of the fighter's well being when they intervene. Khan was slightly dazed but the punch that put him down did so more with momentum than concussive power.

Small took a couple of big shots from Pryce (who is known to bang a bit) and was not defending himself. The referee obviously saw the glazed expression on his face and intervened to stop him taking any more shots flush on his chevy.

Possibly over zealous but I certainly don't consider it a false stoppage.
Tony Harrison is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 07:53 AM   #6
stake501
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 619
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

the loss - however controversial - will hopefully do the lad good. What i saw was a highly talentented fighter who need polishing.

a rematch with pryce with decent ref would be good. I still think pryce may have won but for me the stoppage was awful.
stake501 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #7
mmickyward
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 58
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

i think hes a huge talent and if he gets past woolcombe id favour him to beat pryce in a rematch. Anthony needs to grow mentally aswell as technically coz he has a style that could get him far in boxing
mmickyward is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:59 AM   #8
doggyland
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: London
Posts: 341
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

Small's next opponenet then - his fellow South East Londoner - Hotstuff - should not be overlooked - not the greatest of fighters - but hard to beat .
doggyland is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #9
dwilson
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
vCash:
Default Re: Anthony Small will hopefully answer his critics

I like woolcombe, it should be a good fight. Small will have to win and make it convincing if he wants to make anyone believe that he is not all wind and piss.
 Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > British Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013