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Old 08-14-2010, 07:40 PM   #46
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There were actually some people who thought Hatton would beat mayweather.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #47
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There were actually some people who thought Hatton would beat mayweather.


I have to hold my hands up and admit I thought he was a live underdog at 5/2. I blame it on getting carried away because I was going to Vegas......
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:55 PM   #48
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im the boxing man in my local and when they had the mitchell/katsisdis fight on some idiot was trying to explain to me how amir khan wouldve beaten muhammed ali!!!!

half my pint got spat out!
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:59 PM   #49
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I don't let on to people I follow boxing, it is more hassle than it's worth

In the run up to the Haye - Valuev fight loads of people in work were chatting about it saying Valuev is going to destroy him etc etc, it was hard work to ignore them and not try and explain the reality to them
Exact same thing happened to me, had one mate say to me after the fight was announced about this Valuev character, telling me about this giant unbeaten monster that Haye was fighting, called him the best in the world

Can't blame him though, the last heavyweight fight he would have saw was Klitscko-Ibragimov which I told everyone would be a quality HW unification fight, nobody would think Wlad was the best if they had saw that one fight
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:19 PM   #50
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Surely this thread shows how bad the state of Boxing is more than anythng when the bloke on the street doesnt know much about the biggest names in the sport.

Try going to the average pub and talk about football.The amount of know nothing blowhards would amaze you,most people know **** all about **** all the simple fact that we post here means we have a real interest in the sport ie we are special
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:10 AM   #51
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There was this idiot who once was so sure Tyson would lose to the Bomber in their rematch he put 50 on Frank.

The same idiot once picked Lacy over Calzaghe, McClellan over Benn and Neary over Ward!

Oh wait, I remember his name now:

TBoo...
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:21 AM   #52
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Not really an argument. But I pulled this bint last week. She realized I was into boxing seeing my desktop on my computer. And she asked me if boxing was REAL.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:37 AM   #53
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Wilkinson was probably the 3rd best player in that England side, behind Richard Hill and Jason Robinson.

Johnson 4th.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:19 AM   #54
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Not really

Many people said that Jonny Wilkinson was the best player in the world when England won the World Cup

In reality, Wilkinson probably wasn't even one of the best 5 players in the England team

He was made to look good behind an incredibly impressive pack of forwards who constantly provided him with a fantastic platform to work from

Wilkinson had an armchair ride

A monkey could have looked good playing outside such a dominant set of forwards

Most sports are the same
Aaaah, you're from the other end of the spectrum. You know something about a sport so you have to make a perverse and fallacious argument to 'prove' your knowledge.

Like a boxing fan claiming that Ricky Hatton actually had an incredibly under-rated defence. Or something.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:20 AM   #55
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Underrated footwork......maybe!
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:32 AM   #56
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We were discussing old Leeds players and someone said that Harry Kewell was better than Gary Speed because he was faster and a better header of the ball
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We were discussing old Leeds players and someone said that Harry Kewell was better than Gary Speed because he was faster and a better header of the ball
I was made up when Liverpool signed Kewel but most Leeds fans I spoke to were just gutted they didn't get a fair price for him. They thought he was injury prone and a "highlights reel" player that wasn't consistent enough.

They were right!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:41 AM   #58
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I wouldn't have been that scathing toward him at the time.... usually it's me telling everyone how shit players are and either looking like a mug or a genius - usually a genius when it comes to Leeds players because they turn shit when they come here

I'd guess Liverpool fans felt he'd be the last piece in the jigsaw
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:45 AM   #59
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I'd guess Liverpool fans felt he'd be the last piece in the jigsaw
We've had a few of them over the last 15 years or so!!

Paul Ince
Jari Litmanen (amazing player, criminally underused at Liverpool)
Harry Kewel.....
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:49 AM   #60
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What happened to Westerveld?

I remember him being really good, then making one mistake and sent packing

To be replaced by Chris ''I've broke a fingernail and need a year off'' Kirkland!!
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