Alexander Vladimirovich Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte II & Ted Cheeseman vs. James Metcalf RBR.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by CST80, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Very disappointed with Fab last night, he looked like he was in a half assed gym sparring session. He’s much better than he showed but as much as I hate to say it, needs to look at a building a better team around him. Nick Webb fight would be very interesting now for the British.

    Povetkin v Whyte 2 was exactly as I expected (thank you Skybet). Povetkin an absolute ghost of his prime and Whyte not even as good as he was last August. Sad affair.
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  2. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    I can't handle it, make it stop
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  3. Little brian

    Little brian Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2019
  4. roddy

    roddy Member Full Member

    Mar 1, 2021
    Surprised Bellew hasn’t given Penfold credit for Whyte’s victory yet after the work he did with him in the first fight.
  5. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Good performance by Whyte who has best and deepest resume in terms of quality after AJ in the divison. I can't think of a fighter ever who had a better resume who hadn't world title shot.

    The latest talk is that he will fight Trevor Byran in America in the summer forbthe WBA regular belt. which should be the easiest fight Whyte has had in years then attempt to make Wilder or Ruiz but both had ducked him in past.
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  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Didn't watch the event live but who compared The Deluxe Pudding to Marvin f'n Hagler ????

    You're right it was a cracking Saturday Fight Night card but an abomination of a PPV.
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  7. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    It's sad, not that long ago I knew who most of the British champs were but now apart from Joe Joyce and Craig Richards I haven't got a clue who any of them are. Used to be that title meant something and was defended regularly on Sky or terrestrial, seems a rare occurrence now for a British title champ to be well known to all but the most hardcore fans.
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  8. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Adam Smith mentioned something along those lines. I'm trying to forget the whole event now, it's a rematch that never should have happened
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  9. roddy

    roddy Member Full Member

    Mar 1, 2021
    He hasn’t had a world title shot because he’s turned down 3 eliminators and a fight for 3 belts. It’s not like boxing has just decided not to give Whyte a shot.
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  10. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    At this point I could see Joe Joyce vacating all of his titles at some point and him getting a vacant Commonwealth title shot against some enheralded Ghanaian or South African like Ebenezer Tetteh or Johnny Muller. He'd then have to fight someone like Demsey McKean or Simon Kean and get promptly sparked.
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  11. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Exactly. He can act hard done by but he refused to jump through any hoops that the governing bodies gave. He held out for the Wilder fight and he really didn’t want Whyte so was able to drag it out as long as possible as well connected champions often can, but Whyte had plenty of opportunities to force their hand such as the Ortiz fight.
  12. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Only PPV and Nxtgen bollocks on now. No normal fight nights. People say one sided PPV cards are the **** and we should be glad for Hearn for them but I always say I’d well rather watch the type of stuff in a small hall that you alluded to there.

    Just because a card sells loads of tickets in a stadium/big arena and people talk about it on social media it doesn’t mean it’s good for boxing. Very few understand this though.
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  13. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Yeh mate same here. I havent got sky or BT subscriptions for financial reasons these days so that doesnt help, if it werent for the boxing news and here would be lost with it myself at times
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