Australian Boxing/SM Memorial thread

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  1. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Active Member Full Member

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    Just found out that Light v Flanagan WILL be shown live here in NZ which is awesome as boxing coverage outside of Joseph Parker here in non existant. Hopefully Light can pull off the upset here and build Light v Opetaia for sometime down the line. Bowyn Morgan also fighting Jack Asis today so a bit of action down here today. Wish they included it in the Light v Flanagan card but never mind.
     
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    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    If the Junior Tszyu v Bowyn Morgan & Jai Opetaia v David Light double-header gets made, I'm sure we'll sell it to you Kiwis on PPV at a very reasonable price.
     
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  3. Komaster

    Komaster I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah Full Member

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    Bowyn Morgan knocked out Toowoomba based Jack Asis in 3 rnds last night - the quickest he's been stopped in his long career. Bring on Tim vs Bowyn this yr.
     
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    Komaster I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah Full Member

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    David Light UD Flanagan. Jai next or will they avoid eachother?
     
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    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    If Dwight Ritchie is next for Tszyu in August, that potentially leaves time for another fight at the end of the year.

    I think the New Zealand Junior Middleweight champ should be at the front of the queue as an opponent for Tszyu in November/December.

    The other options are a money grab against Zab Judah (which people understandably have mixed feelings about), a benchmark international opponent (like Ray Robinson or Wale Omotoso) or Michael Zerafa coming off a loss to Horn.

    I think Bowyn Morgan would be a really good building block fight for Tszyu following on from Joel Camilleri & Dwight Ritchie. A fight with Morgan would also strike a balance between getting Tszyu international experience & matching him with the best available local talent.

    I really like the idea of an Australia v New Zealand fight card at the end of the year with Jai Opetaia v David Light as the co-main.

    Jai Opetaia v David Light would be a terrific match-up that catapults the winner into world title contention. No reason for them to avoid each other. They need each other to climb the ladder & develop the skills they will need to compete at the pointy end of the sport.
     
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    Very good performance from Light. Had it 98-92 myself. Don't know why the commentators were moaning about it being too wide.
     
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  7. MidniteProwler

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    How good is Inuoe. The guy is a beast.
     
  8. juppity

    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    * Andrew Maloney will be fighting Mexican Ruben Montaya and Jason Maloney will be fighting Mexican Cesar Ramirez Seagulls June 15. Bob Arum has plans to match Jason with Panama's Liborio Solis for WBA Title 118 lbs and Andrew with Khalid Yafi WBA Champ 115 lbs on same card. No word yet on venue but i would be leaning towards Melb.
    * Kerry Foley fighting Kiwi Mose Auimatagi Jr on same card Seagulls.
    * David Light after his Sat win should earn a world ranking as it was for the vacant WBO Oriental CW Title. A clash with Jai Opetia would be the biggest Trans Tasman CW clash since Danny Green vs Shane Cameron.
    * Dylan Emery new Aust 140 lb Champ.
    * Joshua Jenkins new Aust 168 lb Champ.
    * Word is Horn vs Zerafa is close to a done deal.
    The Hornet on Tim Tszyu and Footy Players.
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  9. Komaster

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    Opetaia is ranked in every org, so I'm not sure what he gets out of fighting Light unless the Oriental WBO strap gets him higher up in the rankings. He was chasing Lagguonne to leapfrog him in the IBF. Maybe he should target Kane Watts to leap frog him in the WBA standings.
     
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    The best fighting the best from our part of the world produces better.

    That's what Opetaia would get out of fighting Light if he's good enough to win.

    Don't tell me you Kiwis are getting cold feet on this fight all of a sudden.

    Maybe another fight for each of them & then let's get it on!
     
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    I'd like the fight of course. Just not sure whether Opetaia will go for it.
     
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  12. juppity

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    * Winning a WBO regional title will earn a fighter a world ranking. So expect Light to be inside top 15 in June hopefully.
    * Lucas Browne is fighting Thomas Little July 27 London.
    * George Kambosos Jr no longer with Justin Roach and is now training out of Miami. Ferocious is having a fight in Greece and then expect a return to USA in late / summer fall for another fight.

    * This is bright news. Wildcard Fighting second installment just like the first ( this time not on short notice ) will be once again be streamed live on Aus Boxing Facebook Page Sat June 1. With Jason Whateley headlining vs Victor Oganov.
     
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    Jason Whateley is very talented. A 2016 Olympian & like David Light, a Commonweatlh games silver medalist.

    Hopefully he's ready to mix it with the big boys soon. Can't say I'm excited about seeing him in with Oganov, but I guess it's about finding guys who are willing to take him on.

    The success of the first Wildfighter show was based on having two talented headline acts. With our other 2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis fighting overseas in the short term, the Wildfighter crew could do with another young up & coming talent to showcase.

    What about Liam Wilson, the Australian Junior Lightweight champ? He's a real talent & looks like he could use some decent promotion b/c he hasn't fought since winning the national title impressively in only his third pro fight.

    With Whateley, Wilson & hopefully Daniel Lewis to come back into the mix, that would make these shows must see. Particularly if they can find decent opposition for them.
     
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    I think we all want to see Opetaia in with higher quality opponents.

    If he doesn't get them, we know what's going to happen when he does step up.

    With the result on the weekend, David Light has established himself as the most challenging opponent Opetaia could face on the local scene.

    Hopefully it's a match that gets made. As you mentioned, Kane Watts for his world ranking & Mark Flanagan are other decent local options for him.
     
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    * Three prospects to watch out for on Wildfighter 2nd show which will be streamed live on Aus Boxing Facebook Page Sat June 1.
    * 20 yr old Furkan Deminkaya LW 1 - 0 who is a former Aust Am Rep and rated highly by many boxing insiders. Liam Wilson beat Furkan in Nationals to claim a spot on Gold Coast CMW team.
    * Blake Bomber Wells SMW 2 -0 2 ko . The Bomber has won both his pro fights in 1st rd and first made headlines for flooring Anthony Mundine in sparring 2015. His next fight a Thai who last fight was against Daniel Lewis . Talk about a hard way to earn a buck.
    * 3 x Muay Thai World Champ Victor Nagbe SWW 1 - 0.
    * The Hornet is in training to fight Zerafa Bendigo Aug 31. I assume its the Bendigo Indoor Stadium ( 4000 capacity. )
    * Daniel Lewis who beat Tim Tszyu as AM is latest fighter to express interest in facing Tszyu. His manager '' They are on express to World Champion and we want Tszyu straight away. "
    Jeff Fenech '' Lewis is a brutal bodypuncher whose crowd pleasing style will make him an
    instant hit with fight fans."
    * Its was busy yr for Liam Wilson 2018 with CMW Games and winning Aust LW Title and the birth of his daughter. Liam " Not long until i am back in the ring ."
    * Joe Goodall on a extensive break as 2018 was also a busy yr.
     
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