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Old 03-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #46276
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #46277
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no headguards in rio... wats all tat about matt... do u tink its good r bad
I think's it's OK, it's all about promotion and it will add to the viewing spectacle. As for the health issues there are arguments on both sides, I'm no medical expert but I feel that without the guard the target actually gets smaller and also I expect refs to step in quicker so in fact it might be safer. I would worry about kd's where the back of the head hits the canvas.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #46278
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I think's it's OK, it's all about promotion and it will add to the viewing spectacle. As for the health issues there are arguments on both sides, I'm no medical expert but I feel that without the guard the target actually gets smaller and also I expect refs to step in quicker so in fact it might be safer. I would worry about kd's where the back of the head hits the canvas.
Why do you say that without the head guard the target gets smaller Matt?
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A big issue without headgear is cuts coming into play. A bad cut in the first round of the Olympics could put an end to a fighters competition: the headgear largely protects against that.

Unsure overall about how I feel about the changing system. There are pros (no puns) and cons
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #46280
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Why do you say that without the head guard the target gets smaller Matt?
The headgear adds an inch,inch and a half around the side, front and back so a punch that would have flown harmlessly by, makes contact and jars the brain.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #46281
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Just home from Castlebar and the Taylor show, Katie superb as always . Well done to Moylette too and he said he's boxing in the Euros-any confirmation that he is in and Ross definetly out
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #46282
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The headgear adds an inch,inch and a half around the side, front and back so a punch that would have flown harmlessly by, makes contact and jars the brain.
Good point. Never thought of it that way..
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:40 AM   #46283
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All so impressive, especially Nevin, he is such class. why does he not get the credit he deserves? By such a margin our best ever amature. And Ward I like a lightweight with Ali like hand speed and balance.
I was talking about this on friday

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 AM   #46284
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I think's it's OK, it's all about promotion and it will add to the viewing spectacle. As for the health issues there are arguments on both sides, I'm no medical expert but I feel that without the guard the target actually gets smaller and also I expect refs to step in quicker so in fact it might be safer. I would worry about kd's where the back of the head hits the canvas.
Surely it would be a bit more dangerous? Is kids at 11 supposed to box without headguards or is this for seniors only?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #46285
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Surely it would be a bit more dangerous? Is kids at 11 supposed to box without headguards or is this for seniors only?
Seniors only
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Noel o Brien v Kevin o hara irish lightwelter title 14 may
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #46288
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Noel o Brien v Kevin o hara irish lightwelter title 14 may
O'brien has no 8 rounder under his belt
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #46289
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Nevin is a great Amateur no doubt.
Not sure I would agree he is our best ever but that really is subjective in my opinion.
One thing though, I really hope he can adapt his style a bit more offensively.
If the scoring in Rio changes to pro style scoring his hit and run tactics will get him to the quarters or maybe even semi's no doubt but I think the last box which is unticked is his ability to throw more combos. He seems to be throwing a lot of counters lately in the WSB but I'd love to see him throw punches in bunches with that hand speed of his.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #46290
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Nevin is a great Amateur no doubt.
Not sure I would agree he is our best ever but that really is subjective in my opinion.
One thing though, I really hope he can adapt his style a bit more offensively.
If the scoring in Rio changes to pro style scoring his hit and run tactics will get him to the quarters or maybe even semi's no doubt but I think the last box which is unticked is his ability to throw more combos. He seems to be throwing a lot of counters lately in the WSB but I'd love to see him throw punches in bunches with that hand speed of his.
Id definitely like to see him throw more combinations, the occasions when he does open up and get agressive he looks pure. Thats really the only thing that you can fault him on though. I know it would help his style in Rio, and maybe im in the mibority here, id like to see him quit the amateur game and turn pro like he was going to do last year. At 27 he'd be leaving it a bit late to turn pro at the lower weights come Rio.
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