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Old 06-09-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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it should of happened but magee dosent need smith bigger fights out there for him imo
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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Over at the scene.

Magee withdraws from purse bids.

Smith and ****** disappointed, reckon it's the natural fight to make.

Shame really, this could have been a great test for Smith to see if he really had the goods to push on, and I'm not sure if Magee has any better options at Euro level.

Groves seems keen to fight Smith...wonder if this could happen before the end of the year?
Its only a matter of time before ****** sells Smith to Degales record anyway!
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:56 AM   #5
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Groves would be to much for Smith.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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Former British super-middleweight champion Brian Magee has withdrawn from purse bids for a fight against reigning champion Paul Smith.

Magee's mananger and father, Pat Magee, informed the British Boxing Board of Control by e-mail on Wednesday stating: "Brian Magee has decided not to challenge Paul Smith for the British super-middleweight title. Accordingly, the purse bids for this contest should be cancelled."

This follows months of negotiations with Magee's camp and Smith's promoter Frank ****** offering the Belfast man the opportunity of fighting Smith on Saturday, July 17.

Liverpudlian Smith, who captured the British title with a hard-fought points win over Tony Quigley last October before a brutal defence against Tony Dodson in March, is disappointed by Magee's reluctance to face him.

"I'm not going to shoot my mouth off saying that Magee is scared because he has proved himself by winning the European title against Mads Larsen in Denmark and has fought the some of the best domestic super-middles in Carl Froch and Robin Reid." said Smith.

"So I'm left wondering why he doesn't want to fight me and take the opportunity to challenge for his British title again to add to his European belt.

"It's a fight that the fans really want to see. We are the top two super-middleweights in Britain so let's see who is the best."

Promoter Frank ****** added, "We are trying to make the big fights the fans want to see, but it's a big let-down when, after months of negotiating, it leads to nothing.

"It heads to purse bids and then they pull out on the day.

"Paul's already beaten Dodson and Quigley so Magee would have been a good name to add to his record."
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:18 AM   #7
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The Hattons are beginning to piss me off. Any purse bid they don't win, or look like they won't win, they just get there fighters to vacate the title.

Barker vs Macklin
Magee vs Smith

to big domestic fights we will not see because of the Hattons.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:47 AM   #8
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The Hattons are beginning to piss me off. Any purse bid they don't win, or look like they won't win, they just get there fighters to vacate the title.

Barker vs Macklin
Magee vs Smith

to big domestic fights we will not see because of the Hattons.
Correct. Think we were all happy when Hattons broke the strangehold of old promoters but for me they've been worse than the rest. All we get is vacant titles.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:00 AM   #9
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Correct. Think we were all happy when Hattons broke the strangehold of old promoters but for me they've been worse than the rest. All we get is vacant titles.
eactly. to me it seems that other promoters are prepared to let there fighters be on other shows if they lose bids.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #10
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it should of happened but magee dosent need smith bigger fights out there for him imo
He was already offered a fight with Bute and refused it so it's not like he is holding out for a title shot. There was a big thread about it over on box rec and Smigga himself was there. Think, not 100%, that Magee felt Smigga was asking for too much of the purse.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:40 AM   #11
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He was already offered a fight with Bute and refused it so it's not like he is holding out for a title shot. There was a big thread about it over on box rec and Smigga himself was there. Think, not 100%, that Magee felt Smigga was asking for too much of the purse.
They offered him 50-50 which I think is fair. European may be higher than the British but Smith is the bigger draw and would do 8,000 in Liverpool. Add to that he is ranked 5 by the WBO.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:41 AM   #12
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it should of happened but magee dosent need smith bigger fights out there for him imo
what are the bigger fights?
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:41 AM   #13
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The Hattons are beginning to piss me off. Any purse bid they don't win, or look like they won't win, they just get there fighters to vacate the title.

Barker vs Macklin
Magee vs Smith

to big domestic fights we will not see because of the Hattons.
so has magee vacated then
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:05 AM   #14
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so has magee vacated then
No it was only purse bids for the british title, Magee would've been putting the european up as a voluntary defence only
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:09 AM   #15
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gutted was really looking forward to this aswell
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