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Old 05-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Tonight's Box Academy Show

Boxnation's first Box Academy show is tonight and as stated on the website it is an initiative to showcase some of the emerging talent.
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Also, there is apparently a cash prize for the best fight on the card.

Now, this is a decent idea but the problem is that these prospects (Johnson, Flanagan et al all good fighters) are all fighting in totally one-sided fights. It is an awful card, there isnt one fight on there that I am looking forward to seeing. Good boxing cards is about watching good fights.

Sky would not allow this shite; one thing they have done in past 18 months is improve their domestic cards. However, the domestic cards on Boxnation this year has been their weak link and this kick off show for the Box Academy brand is a stinker.

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Old 05-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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I would rather a crap boxing card on telly than nothing at all though.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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The fights could be a bit more competitive, although the point of the show is to give the prospects more experience.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I know the cancellations have been unfortunate but if any of these thing happens I will be shocked.
  • There's a good fight
  • Any of the undefeated guys lose
  • There are any knockouts
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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The fights could be a bit more competitive, although the point of the show is to give the prospects more experience.
I thought the plan was to have prospects fighting prospects, a la ShoBox in the States?

I like the idea of a fight of a night bonus though. Seems to work in the UFC.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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They have been unlucky with pullouts,but they should of waited untill they could get the type of fight originaly planned.This is a poor start to a new brand.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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I think the Selkirk Ball fight has a bit of potential Ball always gives it a go
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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Its missing the Smith-Heffron clsh alright but hey!

I'm leaving now. Might tweet the results as well. @LoveIrishBoxing
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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Selkirk's too good for ball, should be interesting while it last
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Good win, good finish.
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Butler stoppage?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #12
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Butler stoppage?
3rd round
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3rd round
Cheers he is being brought along fairly quickly obviously the division is fairly shallow could be in line for titles soon.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #14
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That stoppage then was pretty shit.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
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Was pretty poor but what do you expect really first sign of trouble.

Quite like the look of Johnson there stuff to work on really but certainly has potential.
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