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View Poll Results: Abraham-Dirrell?
Abraham Pts 6 9.38%
Abraham T/KO 32 50.00%
Dirrell Pts 26 40.63%
Dirrell T/KO 0 0%
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:12 PM   #46
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Are you sure? Who was that against?

I was always under the impression he hasn't been down thus far.
Dirrell was down reasonably heavily against Rocha.

I think that's the only one that actually ruled a knockdown, but he seemed to be legitimately down very early against Hanshaw (not counted as a knockdown by the referee) and also from a body shot against Oganov (I think) that Dirrell seemed to claim was a low blow, but the referee strangely didn't seem to rule either low blow or knockdown.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:20 PM   #47
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Dirrell was down reasonably heavily against Rocha.

I think that's the only one that actually ruled a knockdown, but he seemed to be legitimately down very early against Hanshaw (not counted as a knockdown by the referee) and also from a body shot against Oganov (I think) that Dirrell seemed to claim was a low blow, but the referee strangely didn't seem to rule either low blow or knockdown.
Cheers,never knew any of that.

Remember looking through his record on boxrec a while back and didn't see none of that.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:22 PM   #48
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I cant agree with this one single bit. Ive said in earlier posts its one of the most intriguing tactical battles we've seen in a while.

Simply cant wait for this fight.
How is it? Dirrell will refuse to engage due to his shaky chin because he'll not want to run the risk of getting nailed by the biggest puncher in the tournament, plus he has the advantage on the outside in foot speed and reach, and Abraham doesn't let his hands go either.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:27 PM   #49
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How is it? Dirrell will refuse to engage due to his shaky chin because he'll not want to run the risk of getting nailed by the biggest puncher in the tournament, plus he has the advantage on the outside in foot speed and reach, and Abraham doesn't let his hands go either.

As I said,an intriguing tactical battle.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:34 PM   #50
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As I said,an intriguing tactical battle.
I fail to see how an 'intriging tactical battle' i.e two guys not even throwing punches is a thrilling spectacle.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:40 PM   #51
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Dirrell late stoppage.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #52
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AA is the first majorly skilled fighter Dirrell has faced. Dirrell has speed but not genuine skill, he will be schooled. He does feint or anything. People always confuse speed and skill.


Here is the Hanshaw fight, two knockdown type things, one in the first, one in the second.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFjBwyFyVfM[/ame]
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:43 PM   #53
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Shocked to see the amount of people that fancy Dirrell to do it. Can't see it happening myself. AA's power will prevail.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:46 PM   #54
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Does anyone else think Dirrell looks a bit tight at the weight?

Missed it against Froch and had to work some off.... this time doesn't have anything on him.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:00 PM   #55
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I fail to see how an 'intriging tactical battle' i.e two guys not even throwing punches is a thrilling spectacle.
Two guys with two styles that are the total opposite too each other.

Which will prevail?


EDIT: You see how its a intriguing tactical fight? One will rely on his speed, footwork the other on his power, defense guard and heart. Its like good vs bad, dark vs light, Abraham vs Dirrel haha.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:06 PM   #56
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Does anyone else think Dirrell looks a bit tight at the weight?

Missed it against Froch and had to work some off.... this time doesn't have anything on him.
He's struggling to make weight for sure, he's a big lad. I heard he was struggling before the Froch fight then he didn't make weight first time around, sure it was only 4ounces or something but still. If he wins his next two fights he'll stay in the tourney and have to stay at the weight for at least another year, it's going to be hard.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:18 PM   #57
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I think the Froch result must have affected Dirrell in some way, especially taking into account his limited experience in the game. I know it's an unpopular thing to say, but I think he probably could have been given that fight.

Whether he will come back more aggressive, more fragile in mind etc I really don't know...
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:52 AM   #58
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Shocked to see the amount of people that fancy Dirrell to do it. Can't see it happening myself. AA's power will prevail.
There seem to be a lot of people backing Dirrell on here but, i've talked to a lot of others and they are backing Abraham.

Everybody watching it tonight then ??
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:57 AM   #59
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I had Dirrell beating Froch by one point, but there was no robbery in it going to Froch. It was a horrible fight. Dirrell could have landed on Froch with impunity but chose not to, because he was scared of getting countered. Here's why I think Abraham wins:

He always takes a few rounds to figure his man out, to see what they do, how they like to attack and how they move under attack (usually he jabs and throws hooks to get the response.) During this time, his opponent thinks that they're having their way with him and every single fighter has ended up believing this.

Normally, they now feel they can open up more. Abraham wants this moment because two things happen: they'll start punching in extended bursts and they stop worrying about what's coming back.

Dirrell will feel he has the Armenian's measure and start to open up. Abe will step back, let Dirrell over commit, half-step in and bang. It might take a few rounds, but Dirrell will get hurt to the body and will be scared of what Arthur's throwing. He'll still believe he can outspeed him, but Arthur will keep catching him, using his hooks to get Andre into position, then delivering straight rights or hooks to the body.

I think Andre goes down around round 10.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:20 AM   #60
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Everybody watching it tonight then ??
It's not on UK tv mate.
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