Bellew-Makabu.

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  1. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I just rewatched the Bellew-Makabu fight. I'm still surprised Bellew pulled off the win. But, how did he manage to win? Was it because he was bigger than Makabu? Did he win because he had more experience? Or did Makabu just get exposed?
     
  2. Kapparino

    Kapparino EDDIE HEARN PROTECTION UNIT Full Member

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    Hearns paid Makuba off.
     
  3. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Exposed...who had he beaten?

    He was knocked out in his very first fight...
     
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  4. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    And he got knocked out cold by Bellew, who isn't known as a puncher. I think Makabu has a weak chin.

    Maybe it's good he was KOed by Bellew. He could have gotten badly hurt against the top guys in the CW division.
     
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  5. Scyson

    Scyson Active Member banned Full Member

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    I hate bellew but i can’t think of a better world title win.
     
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  6. Sphillips

    Sphillips Active Member Full Member

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    Mchunu and Kucher
     
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  7. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    I'm not a Bellew fan, far from it.

    So after Bellew went over in the first I was just waiting for him to get KTFO then he pulled off that amazing finish.

    You can only give Bellew huge praise for that performance, you can't say now Makabu was "exposed", "a hype job" or was "overrated", Makabu was the bookies favourite and the favourite of most on here.

    The fact is Bellew knocked him spark out to win a world title, it was a great performance.
     
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  8. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Justice Has been Served. Full Member

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    it was a good win, makabu might be small as a cw, but hes sharp and powerful, dangerous fighter. he was very much the favourite,
     
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  9. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It was a terrific win by Bellew who as rightly mentioned was the underdog going in. Alot of people slate Bellew because they don't like him when as a ehole his career deserves alot of praise. Look how early on he was fighting at British then world level, look how he came back of a long lay off to take Masternek fight when most wouldn't have in his situation. And then look at fact he beat Mukabu at CW and David Haye at HW.
     
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  10. Farmboxer

    Farmboxer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What happened to Fury/Bellew? Instead Fury/Briggs...............
     
  11. redone

    redone New Member Full Member

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    One of my favourite fights this, the atmosphere that night was amazing
     
  12. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Trivial Annoyance Gold Medalist Full Member

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    It's a good win. Makabu is a solid fighter
     
  13. DJN16

    DJN16 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It was a great win, great fight, great atmosphere and a great story. Makubu is not as good as the current cruisers however he was still a dangerous opponent.
     
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  14. Northadox

    Northadox Active Member Full Member

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    It was a good win and a scary KO from what I remember.

    Fighting in his home town for the belt he always wanted in his favourite team's stadium, I'm not Bellew's biggest fan but I was happy for him and impressed with how he got up and did that

    It's a shame he never really challenged the top cruiserweights but he's at that stage where he's just going for the money fights which you can understand
     
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  15. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Good win that was a bit overstated in hindsight. Makabu,s record suggests he wasn,t quite as good as what bellew made him out to be. Couple of pretty decent wins he,s got...but its nothing above bellews level. Masturnurk beat a lot of the guys makabu beat. But bellew deserves a lot of credit in not only coming back from what at one point looked like a defeat but also getting a decent enough name out of there in three. I think bellews played pretty smart with most of his opponents tho. He bigs them up when the reality is hes more than capable of beating them. He's on a pretty decent run since Stevenson tbf.
     
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