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Old 12-16-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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If i wasnt a fan before then i am now - this kid is ****en great. Took a pretty big, but well calculated risk, fighting Tommy and came out on top. So where now from here for the young guy? He obviously likes to stay active which is awesome. Maybe a fight with Zappa (if he goes back to lightweight) and then try his hand in the states? Or would you like to see him have at least 15 or so local fights before going for the bigger stuff overseas. Its hard not to get excited over such an awesome prospect
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:42 PM   #2
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i couldnt watch the fights last night, however im dl green vs drews now i know it was very ****n boring but still it is aussie history a new champ and i would love to say later on in life ive seen it....
however i was somewhat preseantly suprised willie could beat browne so early in his career, its one fight i cant find anywere to dl can someone help us out if they recorded it on dvd or something??
hes an awesome talent that is for sure....
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:44 PM   #3
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If i wasnt a fan before then i am now - this kid is ****en great. Took a pretty big, but well calculated risk, fighting Tommy and came out on top. So where now from here for the young guy? He obviously likes to stay active which is awesome. Maybe a fight with Zappa (if he goes back to lightweight) and then try his hand in the states? Or would you like to see him have at least 15 or so local fights before going for the bigger stuff overseas. Its hard not to get excited over such an awesome prospect
Yeah totally agree.
Very high standard fight was Kickett vs Browne.

Bring on Willy Kickett vs Lenny Zappa i say.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:48 PM   #4
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he is great with a big future, MSTR was right to give him a big rap.

What weight should he fight at? He seams to fight over over the place. After the fight he said he is fighting on the um, Chris John undercard, i think.

Great prospect, he would smash Lenni Zap.....sorry Huricn.

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Old 12-16-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
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he is great with a big future, MSTR was right to give him a big rap.

What weight should he fight at? He seams to fight over over the place. After the fight he said he is fighting on the um, Chris John undercard, i think.

Great prospect, he would smash Lenni Zap.....sorry Huricn.
I think he is best suited at Super Feather or Lightweight.
It very much depends if he comes in weight drained at 130.
If so then i would say 135.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:10 PM   #6
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i think he looked best at 135... but he is young so he can make weight pretty easily at 130, 135 or even 140 i should think
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:10 PM   #7
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Kickett excited the hell outa me , his footwork and timing for a guy with 7 pro fights is ridiculous , he was basically dictating the whole fight with browne , he rested when he wanted , and gassed it up when he wanted and fighting a guy thats fought Chris john and Chi for world titles.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:14 PM   #8
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Kickett excited the hell outa me , his footwork and timing for a guy with 7 pro fights is ridiculous , he was basically dictating the whole fight with browne , he rested when he wanted , and gassed it up when he wanted and fighting a guy thats fought Chris john and Chi for world titles.
his jab/cross combos were awesome - good to see a fast young guy who realises the importance of a great quick jab
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:24 PM   #9
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Kickett next has a fight on the Vic Darchinyan undercard in Philipines.
After that they want Gairy St Clair in mid year by the sounds.
St Clair is a massive step up for Kickett IMO.
I would preferably would like them to until the end 2008 before facing the likes of St Clair.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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[quote=Kegsy]Kickett next has a fight on the Vic Darchinyan undercard in Philipines.
After that they want Gairy St Clair in mid year by the sounds.
St Clair is a massive step up for Kickett IMO.
I would preferably would like them to until the end 2008 before facing the likes of St Clair.[/quote

yeah easy does it for kickett , Cristian must be a very good trainer , but he still worries me a bit.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:39 PM   #11
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did anyone record the kickett fight?? I would love to see it!
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #12
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Put it this way.
If Kickett keeps on winning at this rate, & beats Gairy St Clair well, which aint a given.
Then he could be ready for a title shot by early 2009.
I just hope Craig & the boys dont push him too far too soon.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:58 PM   #13
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I think 135 is his weight and there are some very good fighters at that weight in OZ, but what was said last night worried me a bit, saying they won't StClair next year. Look the kid is 20 years old and that mite rushing him.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:19 PM   #14
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Put it this way.
If Kickett keeps on winning at this rate, & beats Gairy St Clair well, which aint a given.
Then he could be ready for a title shot by early 2009.
I just hope Craig & the boys dont push him too far too soon.
He would beat St Clair now, Gairy is done as a world class fighter. He has no power and just runs away bobbing and moving, i think Kickett would catch him in the end.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:28 PM   #15
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Kickett is a gifted talent, a real natural but two things i'd like to see him "improve on" would be to carry his left hand a little higher and to change gears more during a fight.

Taking in to account his inexperience, he has done a great job so far and has proved to be too good for his level of comp. He was easily outboxing Brown but seemed to fight a little one paced. He did the same with Dulog. I'd just like to see him step it up a notch or two when he is in control of a fight.

Technically, he is very fast and a natural athlete with good instincts but his weakness could be his susceptibility to an overhand right. Tommy caugh him a few times with it and he has been hit with rights before. a heavier puncher could be a problem...and they don't seem to be sitting on this kid with plans to fight St.Clair next year. His left hand carry is too low at times.

Not being a knock on the guy, but since he is going to be stepping it up next year, I think he has a few things to work on.

Just my 2c worth.
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