Demetrius César Andrade vs. Liam Williams & Carlos Gongora Mercado vs. Christopher Eric Pearson RBR.

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  1. CST80

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    IB's RBR disclaimer:

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    Thank you.


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  3. CST80

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    FOR ALL OF THE AMERICAN VIEWERS, THIS CARD COMES ON AT 3PM US EASTERN TIME. ABOUT 5 HOURS EARLIER THAN USUAL.
     
  4. McGrain

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    Weirdly stoked for this one, probably because I enjoyed Andrade telling off Steve Bunce so much.

    Andrade and Williams are both fighters I like, although watching Andrade descend sensible rankings last decade despite win win win win, was perhaps the most depressing alphabet-induced malaise of the century. I was sad. Williams be the best in real terms fighter he beat, I suppose, so there's plenty to prove.
     
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    For anyone who wants to contribute to this RBR instead, here's the link...
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  6. CST80

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    I'm weirdly stoked for it as well, because for quite some time even before they announced it, I pegged Liam as the guy with the right style to beat Andrade aside from the obvious ones... GGG, Saunders and Canelo, and I want to see if I'll be proven correct.
     
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  7. McGrain

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    I think you're right - I think he does have the style. But I don't think he has the quality. Not good enough. I like Williams though and while I think Andrade is a little unlucky as a fighter in terms of how appealing he is, I don't really trust him to do the right thing and fight the right folks - so a Williams victory wouldn't be unwelcome to me.
     
  8. sniffmybadger

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    I know the card starts at 8pm BST on DAZN, does anyone know the panned main event time?

    Will definitely watch this card. Doubt I'll watch that YouTube fight the wrestler.
     
  9. CST80

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    In case anyone cares about my 2 cents, and as an American. Here's my thoughts from a few weeks back when the match was announced.

    Yes, absolutely Williams will win and it will be by destruction. Williams 2.0 is all wrong for Boo Boo. He's cutting off the ring far better, his pressure is frantic and suffocating, his jab is heavy, thudding, persistent and pulverizing. He's a hell of a lot better on the inside, and works his opponents over effectively in the clinch, and his straight rights are a lot less predictable, due to the angles he's throwing them from and the fact that he's now doubling and tripling up on the jab. His vastly improved upper body and head movement along with his high guard defense is on point, and his speed is equal to Andrade's, and his ability to find openings is seamless and fluid. People will be shocked at how easily Williams dispatches him, and will have nothing to do with catching the profoundly overrated Andrade at the right time. He's always been there for the taking for a guy with the proper tools for the job, and Liam has two toolboxes full.
     
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    Probably 3 to 4 hours later.
     
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    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

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    Oh man! You're going to make me put a bet down. I had the thought he might win, but keep thinking I'm underestimating Andrade. What round are you thinking? I was tempted at a round 7 stoppage
     
  12. Dannymita

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    I honestly hope your right cos I really like Williams but can't help but fe like andrade will do a safety first slick as **** boring ass points win
     
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    The only thing that I'm skittish about is if he can somehow go full blown defensive mode and literally run for all 12 rounds, and the corrupt judges hand it to Boo Boo. So I'd be hesitant to tell you to put any money on a Williams KO victory. However, I do think it might be worth a small risk. But don't hate me if it doesn't pan out.:lol: Liam isn't proven at the top level, although he was able to take the power of Beefy, which I think is around the level of Andrade, so I think he can take the power. Skillwise I think he has what it takes, but I hope he doesn't freeze in the moment. That being said, if he KO's Andrade, I think it'll be between the 5th-8th.