Anyone else becoming unengaged with British Boxing?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by NasalSpray, Jan 9, 2020.


  1. TonyHayers

    TonyHayers Well-Known Member Full Member

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    But aren’t these just things that have always happened? 2019 doesn’t particularly stand out as being a noteworthy example of any of your points. If anything, I’m fairly sure things have been considerably worse in years gone by.

    One trend for example that largely seems to have mercifully vanished is the bigger fights in this country all being 2am jobs for the American networks. Calzaghe Lacy and Kessler, Hatton Tszyu, Haye Maccarinelli for example. At least these days Joshua’s UK fights plus the likes of Lomachenko, Golovkin and Usyk have all been over here fighting at standard times on a Saturday.
     
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  2. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah it's time the sport actually became a sport.
     
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  3. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    Been disengaged for a while. This account is now an Uzbek, Wilder and Kazakh boxing fan account.
     
  4. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Member Full Member

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    Anytime I look at Boxing that way I reflect on the great local shows here in the Midlands that I am proud to support. Boxing at local level has always been a breath of fresh air going right back to the late 70's when Barrett, Duff and Levene had got the top level of the sport in the UK totally stitched up.
    I've had the pleasure of watching local heroes from Paul Chance, Kostas Petrou, Jason Welborn up to Kyle Williams and young Jimmy Beech give everything they've got for a relatively small purse knowing they'll be back at work on Monday.
    I don't know where you live Nasal but if you want to see the best in our sport, support your local shows.
     
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  5. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Member Full Member

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    Don't forget Ben Whittaker too. He's hinted very heavily at turning pro by 2021.
     
  6. SambaKing1993

    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

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    2017 was a great year for boxing worldwide, and the sport, predictably, failed to build on it.
     
  7. dryzer

    dryzer Member Full Member

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    was always like this, nothing has changed
     
  8. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Look at my recent post history, I haven't been here much at all. Yet I'm still living rent free in your head you freak.
     
  9. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool "A long time ago, in a boxing ring far away ..." Full Member

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    There were some good fights last year but also some of the match making was horrendous. Seeing Dubois beat up a not so teak tough Ghanaian who looks scared out his wits is a good example. Followed by his destruction of the Sushi chef. A bit painful to watch tbh.

    There's also the extremely predictable match room score cards.

    And there's Laurence Okolie ....
     
  10. thistle

    thistle Member Full Member

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    Best.
    Warrington
    Taylor

    in between - Joshua (still hope, waning)

    Group 2
    Fury...

    who else is gonna shake up the world.
     
  11. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    It should effing simple like others sports, I mean a 10 year old KID could manage the bodies MUCH BETTER literally.

    Ladder board, enforcing eliminators, making rankings count for something...

    It's real simple, if you are ranked #1 you get first pick at an eliminator for the champ, and he doesnt have to wait more than 6 months to a 1 year TO GET THAT SHOT.

    And a Champ has to be forced to defend his titles at least once a year, against the winner of the eliminator.

    The politics and the bribing, and the corruption is tragic and turning good fighters away from the sport.. Whyte has been great for the sport, worked hard, earned his shot... pleaded to be given his earned shot and now he wants to walk away from boxing. Boxing is too dirty.
     
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  12. FP 2.0

    FP 2.0 New Member Full Member

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    Yes, you are all I can think about. Much like Piers Morgan’s obsession with the royals.
     
  13. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Member Full Member

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    Yeah I feel like that. There's no boxer out that interests me at the moment. No boxer out there that I really want to follow. There's no British rivalries at the moment between two top level UK fighters bar AJ and Fury but that's a weird rivalry.

    There has been a mass exodus of big personalities in boxing in the last 2-3 years. The current lot are dull as dishwater. Boring as fck.
     
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    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Seeing Matchroom using a pornstar to advertise a fight between two youtubers really is a kick to enthusiasm
     
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  15. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    Not so much British boxing but boxing as a whole tbh, still a fan and always will be but I think many others are becoming increasingly resigned to the fact that the fights they want to see either won't happen or will be postponed for so long that they lose their initial importance (May-Pac was the ultimate example).

    Boxing has always been corrupt and the BS with sanctioning bodies, network/promoter manipulation, PPV fleecing etc. has been around for decades but it's gone into overdrive the last few years. Fury-Wilder 1 was a good example how those within the sport shot themselves (and the fans) in the foot through pure greed, the rematch should have been straight away with the winner fighting either AJ or Whyte but no both Fury and DW who are in their 30's wasted a year of their careers with pointless fights and while the rematch will still do well it won't be on the same level as an immediate rematch.
     


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