Deontay Wilder given SIX MONTH suspension!!

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Vegan Beast, Oct 13, 2021 at 2:58 AM.

6 month suspension...?

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  1. Too harsh

  2. Too lenient

  3. Fair enough.

  1. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
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    6 months seems very harsh to me.

    An entire half year without fighting again seems vey harsh.

    3 months maybe, but not 6!

  2. senpai

    senpai Active Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    He has broken hand, busted lip and busted ear.
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  3. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 9, 2015
    Sensible after the beating he took. Also, it's immaterial - he'd not be fighting for at least six months in order to get over his injuries and recover from a sustained beating, even if he had not been suspended...
  4. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Good move. More athletic commissions should do this.

    Six month ban for KO defeats to recover properly

    Minimum 9-12 months before they can even fight again

    90 second rest times between rounds would be a good idea too
  5. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I think that is fair, he took too much. I hope he goes away, has a long rest, counts his money, looks at his family and makes a sensible decision about his future.

    And asks himself a few questions.. What else can he do in the sport? If he continued what are his goals? And are they realistic?

    Because although I'd love to see an AJ or Whyte fight at 35 years old and back to back beatings is it worth it?

    One thing that hasn't been really praised is Wilders chin and resilience, I remember when he was rocked by Molina and hurt badly Ortiz.

    Lots of people said he was chinny, would get pole axed by average fighters... I was probably one of those people.

    But he took a sustain beating it two fights and held up exceptionally well all things considered.
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    BELLERS Active Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    He wouldn't have fought for 6 months in any case. Few elite boxers fight twice a year, apart from Canello.
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  7. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    If Wilder can hurt Fury, he can hurt anyone. I think he is still easily a top 5 heavyweight. He can still fight on and entertain. And who knows, Fury might retire at any time, you never know. Fury may vacate a belt.
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  8. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Why is this surprising?
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  9. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    I've never seen a fighter given a 6 months suspension before for this reason. I've seen 1 or 3 months, but not 6. It's not something I'm used ot that's all.
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  10. EnzoRD

    EnzoRD Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Happens all the time.
  11. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    It's pretty common and to be expected with his injuries. Did you realistically expect him to fight before April 2022?
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  12. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    He was absolutely battered and broke his hand. I think it only makes sense to take that much time off, coming back any sooner would be dangerous.
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  13. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Horse hair magic + I want to go our on my shield = 6months. I would of given him a year tbh. He is not mentally there .
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  14. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    First off i support any decision by the authorities to protect boxers, however 6 month ban for ko defeats and the 9-12 month before can fight again although looking good on paper, does overlook firstly what level of ko occurred, was that unconsciousness or a boxer just failing to beat the count from perhaps a bodyshot.

    Secondly in my opinion i think that decisions on whether a boxer should be allowed to fight again after a ko, should 100% be with the doctors after proper and thorough neurological assessment.

    With regard to your suggestion of 90 second between rounds, i completely disagree, extending the corner time merely allows a fighter who has taken a beating to perhaps go back out for more damage to their braincells, that extra 30 seconds is not going to make the sport safer, brain cells do not recover in that time, the fog might clear from their eyes a little, they might appear a little steadier on legs but the real damage is there and extra 30 seconds just allows fighters to go out and get more damaged.
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  15. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    I think the most obvious thing to limit the amount of grievous injuries or deaths in boxing is to simply reduce the number of rounds. Amateur boxing very rarely has these kinds of occurrences and the fights tend to be fought at a higher pace too which can never be a bad thing for the fans.
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