Ali Eren Demirezen announces retirement

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Mar 18, 2023.

  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    The Turkish heavyweight said lack of opportunities was the main reason.
  2. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    Got victories to be proud of. Refuses to be fed to the top 10. Wise imo.
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  3. Sheikh

    Sheikh Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Doesn't make sense he was close to a title shot
  4. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    Was he?
  5. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    I think he would beat Whyte and the likes of him
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  6. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Boxing aficionado Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017

    Boxing has a lot of despicable and lazy promoters and managers who are keeping good fighters inactive and ruining their careers.
  7. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    I get it, good fighters from unpopular countries don't get a chance, while boxing stars use their status by postponing fights and demands, knowing that it is in their power, and casual fans support such fighters...
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  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    There seems to be a real lack of understanding in some places how to qualify for heavyweight title shots if you are someone without a powerful promoter.

    That's why orgs have their regional belts.

    Lucas Browne won the WBA's Oceania regional belt from some non-entity named Faiga Opelu, defended it once, and he's rated #10 at heavyweight in their world ratings.

    Lenier Pero won the WBA's Fedalatin belt against another nobody, Jorge Arias, and he defended it twice and he's now rated #5 at heavyweight in their world ratings.

    The WBA also has a Continental, Intercontinental, and International heavyweight belts. All three of them are currently vacant.

    If you petition the WBA to fight for one of those belts, and you can literally fight almost anyone and get rated in the WBA's top 15. And each time you defend it, against anyone, you move up the world ratings.

    Three of the WBA's top 10 heavyweights have WBA regional belts (and most of their regional belts at heavyweight are vacant).

    Four of the WBA's top 10 cruiserweights have WBA regional belts. Four of their super middleweight and four of their middleweight top 10 rankings have regional beltholders in them.

    And all the orgs have those belts. Frank Sanchez won the WBO's North American belt against Victor Bisbal a little more than three years ago, and he's made five defenses of it, and he's rated #2 in the WBO's world ratings (and he hasn't faced or beaten any world-rated contenders). Justis Huni cracked the WBO's top 15 in just his sixth pro fight when he won the WBO's Oriental belt against Joseph Goodall.

    Demirezen could easily win one of those regional belts in any org. Just sign to fight someone and petition the WBA to make it for one of their vacant regional belts.

    He doesn't need a powerful promoter to try to get top five contenders to try to face him. Just win a regional belt and defend it, and you'll bolt up the ratings and fans will wonder what the hell you're doing.

    They were literally created so anyone anywhere in the world could get a "world" rating and wouldn't have to sign with a powerful promoter.

    (***Just checked, it looks like Demirezen won a WBO regional belt, got rated in the WBO top 10, then stopped defending it. No point in winning one if you aren't going to defend it.)
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2023
  9. serioussam

    serioussam Active Member Full Member

    Oct 14, 2021
    wtf why. lmao. honestly. he beat washington, johnson and kownacki in a row, has never been down, is 32yo and TOP20, won the european title 4x... I mean come on, he would be a top opponent and test for guys like Hrgovic, Makhmudov, Bakole, Sanchez, Dubois, Parker, Joyce, Anderson and and and... damn this germans could at least make Kossobutskiy vs. Demirezen happen!!!
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  10. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    Not the world's most exciting HW but a solid, mid-tier guy who's a tough night's work for most. Thus probably not someone on anyone's radar.

    Bit of a shame really if that's the reason he's retiring. German-Turkish HWs in general tend to get a pretty raw deal unless they stay in Germany.
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  11. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    That's too bad, he's the perfect stepping stone fighter.
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  12. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Truly a dying sport. I guess the money just isn't there to keep good career-builder fights happening.
  13. The G-Man

    The G-Man Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Basically if you dont have the roght people behind you you are roadkill.

    Niche sport.
  14. CST80

    CST80 Liminal Space Autochthon Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Until he gets offered another fight.
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  15. 40ozoe

    40ozoe Member Full Member

    Aug 12, 2022
    "Ali Eren Demirezen announces retirement"

    Never knew he existed until now. But yeah, why box for pennies when you can drive a truck or attend a door for a dollar?