Annoying boxing Clichés

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by BigStiffIdiot, May 31, 2019.


  1. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    'A tough test against an experienced fighter' - was quoted by A Dame Smith once with the Can having had over 70 defeats
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    "In Heavyweight boxing all it takes is one punch" - Trying to add excitement to the last mismatch, yeah there may be some truth to that statement but 99% of the time the fighter expected to win does, a lucky punch out of the blue rarely happens.
     
  3. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool why do you fight? Because I can’t sing and dance Full Member

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    "That was a good learning fight"

    Patented by a Mr Fwank Warren
     
  4. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool why do you fight? Because I can’t sing and dance Full Member

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    A when Fury uses it it means he will talk about punching someone's face in cos he's a "fighting man" but end up running and dancing around the ring potshotting.
     
  5. stittyb

    stittyb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Just thought of another:

    "As if to say..."

    He smiles as if to say
     
  6. Tazz

    Tazz Member Full Member

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    "X is a PPV fighter"
     
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  7. morrie21

    morrie21 Member Full Member

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    "take him into the deep waters"

    GTF with that horrible metaphor
     
  8. londonboxingess

    londonboxingess Member Full Member

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    "better than his record suggests"

    Probably because his record suggests he struggles to tie his own shoelaces
     
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  9. rezzer

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    The assumption that everyone in British boxing, not the fighters necessarily but the cornermen, trainers, referees, the BBBC etc, are brilliant at their jobs. People like Mick Williamson, Chris Sanigar, Tony Sims, Dave Caldwell etc, and I’m not saying that they are bad at their jobs, are universally praised while all foreign cornermen, refs, officials etc are looked at as incompetent.
     
  10. chrisfinch

    chrisfinch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    After all the Adam Smith, you can probably read these ones as Anna Woolhouse or Paul Dempsey as well...

    ‘A really stacked undercard’
    Means you’ve got to wait until about 11.30pm for the main event and try not to fall asleep when 20 undercard fights go the distance.

    ‘This one could be fight of the night’ / ‘A real good trade fight’
    Probably a dull as fook battle between two domestic nobodies but they have to make the fight sound like it’s interesting to people who are ‘in the know’.
     
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  11. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    “His jab is a real weapon” - there are a limited number of punches in boxing, so the notion that a fighter would take some time to work on the most fundamental one and learn to throw it with a bit of impact shouldn’t throw commentators as much as it does.

    While the old adage of “work the body and the head will fall” has some element of truth to it, the idea that body punching is playing the long game and head hunting the short one is over simplistic. There have been plenty of accumulation stoppages from head shots, and one-punch stoppages from body punches. Early knockouts are often set up with body punches. Whenever someone starts working the body though there is this assumption that they are aiming to wear the opponent down the stretch, rather than using some of the core tools available to beat up the other guy.
     
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  12. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    Will/has to/can....make a "statement".
    Glad that "heavy hands/handed", seems to be used less lately.
     
  13. rezzer

    rezzer Member Full Member

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    Completely agree with ' good learning fight ' and ' he needed the rounds ' to excuse a boring repetitive performance. Boxing is an entertainment industry. Did Mike Tyson excite so much cause he when rounds with Bonecrusher Smith or cause he was banging everyone out? A ridiculous Buncey style statement to make it look like it was all part of the plan and that the ' expert ' wanted a distance fight all along. Dubois's worse performance by miles was vs Kingpin Johnson and hitting that big lump for 10 rounds won't help at all when he gets in with the future big guns.
     
  14. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    "It's a real 50/50 fight this one"

    There's always 2 fighters in there
    Statistically it's always a 50/50
     
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  15. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' booted Full Member

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    When a overhyped british domestic level fighter is put in a cash out mismatch bout and inevitably gets beat, we hear how ''brave'' they were for their effort.
     


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