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Old 01-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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What are your thoughts on him?

He's exciting enough, but I think he's very very flawed

His has practically an identical style to David Haye, but he lacks the speed and sheer athleticism and good looks that Haye possesses

He loads up a lot and is consistently off balance

I think he needs to work on his flaws otherwise somebody is going to take advantage of them
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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I thought he lost to James DeGale personally, and only won because the fight was closer than expected.

I think he will be a contender, might get a title but won't do anything major.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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I think he is improving, is good to watch, but leaves himself far too open by loading up, which as you say will be taken advantage of as he steps up unless he fixes it.

Overall I think he is coming on well for 16 fights and seems to find a way to win.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
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good looks


He makes up for this with a range of interesting tattoos
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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What are your thoughts on him?

He's exciting enough, but I think he's very very flawed

His has practically an identical style to David Haye, but he lacks the speed and sheer athleticism and good looks that Haye possesses

He loads up a lot and is consistently off balance

I think he needs to work on his flaws otherwise somebody is going to take advantage of them
That's my impression too. He even talks the same way and everything, its a bit weird.

I like watching him but I can see him unravelling if he fights one of the top guys. Anderson showed how even a slow, flat-footed fighter can get to him and even though he's improved since then he still makes a lot of the same mistakes. He would have problems with guys like Bika, Pavlik and Abraham I think.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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The thing I find strangest is how both Haye and Groves have almost identical behaviours and mannerisms to Adam Booth.

Anyone else noticed that? It's especially noticeable with Groves.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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I like groves. He does seem to improve with each fight but does as mentioned have a few obvious flaws. I picked him to beat Degale the first time and I'm pretty sure he'd make easier work of it in a rematch.
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The thing I find strangest is how both Haye and Groves have almost identical behaviours and mannerisms to Adam Booth.

Anyone else noticed that? It's especially noticeable with Groves.

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I have noticed this before. They all sort of widen their eyes and overly inhale when saying certain words. If Aydin and Andy Lee start doing weird shit it is definitely something weird going on with Booth in that gym.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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I like Groves and think he has made fantastic progress for such a short amount of fights.
Consider that he has beaten Adamu, who some felt looked unlucky to Froch, undefeated Olympic gold medallist Degale, who was British champ and later became European champ and WBC Silver champ, he beat undefeated Anderson who became British champ, he beat G Johnson also now.
Good prospect for such a short amount of fights.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #10
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I have noticed this before. They all sort of widen their eyes and overly inhale when saying certain words. If Aydin and Andy Lee start doing weird shit it is definitely something weird going on with Booth in that gym.
Hahahahahah, that GIF is That would be weird..those dark lord powers again
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #11
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What are your thoughts on him?

He's exciting enough, but I think he's very very flawed

His has practically an identical style to David Haye, but he lacks the speed and sheer athleticism and good looks that Haye possesses

He loads up a lot and is consistently off balance

I think he needs to work on his flaws otherwise somebody is going to take advantage of them
There are obvious similarites but I think George has a more well rounded arsenal, his left hand is more cultured & technically correct. George doesnt have the explosive speed of Haye, but he doesnt rely on a single shot, the straight right hand as much.

Though George is more orthodox than Haye he loves a tear up & loses form when the red mist decends. His chin isnt great & he is vunerable in exchanges, looks like he cuts easily as well which might cost him in important fights.

vs DeGale he was disciplined for 12 rounds & like Haye, I think he can put in a decent defensive performance vs good opponents but George wont win many fans in the process.

It will be interesting to see if/how he improves as a fighter whilst training with Booth. Haye never really changed his style & always did his own thing when he felt like it, George seems a bit more willing to learn & improve.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #12
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i like groves although i also thought he lost to james degale , but i like his style and mannerism , seems a good pro ,

might get slated here but i would rate him a top 5 finisher ,
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #13
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Sierra was hurting him, and even a retired Johnson was making him wince at times. AA knocks him out, so does Kessler, Froch, Ward, possibly Stevenson, and an improving Degale in a rematch. I thought Degale won the first fight anyway, and I think there is little doubt that Degale is the one who can go furthest in the sport.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #14
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I have noticed this before. They all sort of widen their eyes and overly inhale when saying certain words. If Aydin and Andy Lee start doing weird shit it is definitely something weird going on with Booth in that gym.
Booth is clearly summoning some of that Dark Lord energy.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #15
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Sierra was hurting him, and even a retired Johnson was making him wince at times. AA knocks him out, so does Kessler, Froch, Ward, possibly Stevenson, and an improving Degale in a rematch. I thought Degale won the first fight anyway, and I think there is little doubt that Degale is the one who can go furthest in the sport.
I dont recall him getting hurt against Sierra or Johnson?
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