Callum v Billy joe what's the hold up?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Skyver, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    Indeed randy..I would go for Billy Joe on points all day..but it's a great fight!
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  2. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    As a boxing fan, I’d watch but BJS shouldn’t be at supermiddle, the size difference would be like a freak show. That’s why I’m not that interested in it. I don’t really see them as rivals.

    I can’t see there being the wider interest to raise the funds needed to make it happen either. Both will want a lot of money and neither has a particularly big following. Not convinced it captures the wider public’s imagination either.
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  3. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    well who else are they going to fight Ryan? Seriously? Forget Canelo.whats next?
  4. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Money and Sky not being too sure about the viability of a PPV on their platform.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
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  5. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
  6. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Smith would be better of unifying with another champ or moving up and travelling for the dough.

    BJS could go back to middleweight and fight GGG, Andrade or even fight Jacobs at SMW.

    Plenty of options...

    I don’t think this fight is one we’ll look back on in years to come and think “what a fight we missed out on there, would’ve been huge”.
  7. Bondy365

    Bondy365 Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Honestly think part of the problem is there are very few fans who like either of them.

    BJS is just a knob and has looked bang average in his last few fights.

    Smith had momentum after the WBSS win but his momentum and value has significantly dropped after his inactivity and his last questionable "win".
  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    The reality of the situation is that BJS couldnt draw flies to a **** heap. His motivational levels to be a boxer are clearly not there as his career has shat the bed since he beat Lemieux.

    Whilst as far as Callum is concerned, he got beaten by John Ryder. Most people want him to rematch John Ryder, rather than pretend that he won and carry on like nothing has happened.

    Both would be happy with a big pay day to be cannon fodder for Clenelo I am sure.

    It is not a fight I think will be good to watch. BJS will run rings around Callum and make him miss, but not land much himself. It would end up being a dull fight without much action and probably result in a BJS win. Callum wouldnt want the BJS fight.
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  9. neverheardofher

    neverheardofher Active Member Full Member

    Jul 13, 2019
    Like Billy Joe and would happily watch this but neither are big enough draws to justify the fight. Both need a dance partner who can draw in viewers.
  10. byron87

    byron87 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 26, 2011
    Wether either fighter loses to Canelo their fight against each other will always be there for decent money were as if one was to lose to the other there is no big money Canelo fight ever.
  11. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    I was just thinking about this and think you’re absolutely right , I couldn’t care for either fighter really. BJS is just a div, Smith has no personality and has done nothing since the WBSS apart from a questionable win over Ryder.
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  12. ryuken87

    ryuken87 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Neither guy brings a huge amount of money to the table so they'd both rather wait for Canelo and take tick over fights in the meantime.
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  13. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    The judges of the Ryder fight have made me disinterested in Smith going forward.
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  14. Dancoyr

    Dancoyr Member Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    I think it's down to popularity of both fighters. Neither have a big following, neither are very popular. It will bomb on PPV.

    Smith needs to move up, he ain't no spring chicken now.
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  15. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    One or both sides clearly don't fancy at all imo,it would most likely bomb on ppv but it's still a huge domestic unification fight and if any of them had any ambition they would be pushing hard for it.instead they are farting about being greedy and turning down career high paydays.canelo&each other.
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