5 vs 5 Card

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  1. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Any idea what's going on with this?

    They had said there would be significant announcements at the last Saudi card regarding weight class and rules, yet there wasn't anything officially announced.

    10 days on still nothing, other than a rumoured UK 5 vs 5 in the UK as well.

    Could it be that they might switch the card to the UK opposed to Saudi but be full Saudi branded?

    Could be a brilliant evening so I hope it happens.
     
  2. Kev2k83

    Kev2k83 Active Member Full Member

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    Who cares when's the next magnificent seven?

    That's the golden ticket.
     
  3. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wouldn’t get too excited by this, I doubt it will be marquee names. Yarde v Smith is a no brainer to be one of the five and I doubt it will be in there.

    Luckily we have the best fight in boxing headlining the card, so all is not lost. Beterbiev on points for me. Something like 8-4.
     
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  4. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's tailor made for York Hall. Partisan crowd, all tickets allocated to the fighters.

    They were saying on the Bunce podcast last week, even the fighters won't know who they're fighting until the press conference - I find that really hard to believe, that the Board and the fighters would go along with it, and contractually how it'd even work. So no doubt there's plenty spin going on to try and make it seem different and that's taking a while to figure out logistics.
     
  5. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Would not surprise me if we end up with a 4-4 and a female fight.
     
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  6. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs All hail his excellency Full Member

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    As far as I can think Franks only got one bird that Raven Chapman (scuse the pun) so won't be hard to work out your secret opponent if you're the Matchroom girl of choice
     
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  7. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

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    It’ll be in Saudi. No way they’re putting Bivol v Beterbiev in the UK, sadly, as much as I wish they would.

    I’m hoping one of them really puts one of their big names in there. For example if Queensberry nominate Dubois or Joyce - you have to think Joyce is a shoe-in after taking the Kash Ali fight for presumably peanuts - it would be intriguing to see just how big the other side go in return.
     
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  8. ash234

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    Yarde v Buatsi is close apparently so that rules Yarde v Smith out.
     
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  9. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Eddie has firmly planted himself in that one.
     
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  10. KingKO

    KingKO El Terrible Full Member

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    Micky from Snatch Vs Gorgeous George
    John Fury Vs Timmy Mallet
    Spencer Fearon VS Roy Cropper
    Shannon Courtney Vs Hayley Cropper
    AJ Vs Ken Shamrock

    Not verbatim but only passing on what I've heard.
     
  11. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Buatsi vs Yarde is pretty much in place. Good fight by the way.
     
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  12. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Proper domestic scrap. 50-50 too, peak Buatsi could box his ears off or peak Yarde could finish it mid rounds.

    Deserves an audience though, will Frank allow it on Sky?
     
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  13. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes, it will be on Sky.
     
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  14. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would rather they take as much time as they need to make the best possible fights. The card is not until June, so no need to rush IMO.

    Last I heard, Sheeraz v Ammo was almost certain. Dubois v Huni was being targeted, but after he nearly got banjoed by Lerrana maybe that’s scrapped now.

    I had also heard Zack Parker v Craig Richards was also mentioned, as well as Liam Davies v Shabbaz Massoud.

    Let’s face it, every MR and QP fighter under the sun is trying to get on for obvious and understandable reasons, so it must be complicated.
     
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  15. ash234

    ash234 Member Full Member

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    Yarde v Buatsi on Sky does big numbers if it’s not on PPV.
     
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