ENG - 2018 Commonwealth Games Thread

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by BoxingABC1, Apr 4, 2018.


  1. Infern0121

    Infern0121 Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    I haven't seen every fight but seems like loads of aussies are in medal fights ehich considering their usual abilities and it being in aus makes me think...
     
  2. Komaster

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

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    British Lionhearts, NZ boxer David Nyika beat the aussie 3-0 for the heavyweight gold medal. That's his second gold in 2 tournaments. He may turn pro after this, he stated that he was undecided at the moment which is surprising. I would have thought hed still be 100 percent commited to the olympics. Would like to see him go to the UK and get a world class trainer
     
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  3. Izaak97

    Izaak97 Active Member Full Member

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    Galal Yafai won gold on a split!
     
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  4. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    He's nearly 23 and will be approx 25 come Olympics. He might want to earn some coin now.

    As far as Kiwi's go he is one of our most decorated amateurs any way. Even if he won Olympic gold I doubt he would get any extra attention as a pro.

    He has the talent so I hope he does well wherever he goes. Duco have proven you can make it from basing yourself in NZ.

    I'd say he could make more coin here than he would anywhere else at least initially and I would expect UK promoters to look after their own before a kiwi too.

    Nyika is a far better talker than Joe Parker that's for sure and he has the looks too. I think he would be quite marketable here. Joe didn't need to talk because Deano and Higgins had that covered though I suppose.

    I think Nyika has the athleticism to make it as a pro, his power has developed a lot too. When he was a skinny light heavyweight he was pretty feather fisted but the power has developed well now he is built like a man. He just needs to tighten his defense and he will be hard to beat.
     
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  5. Komaster

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

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    Yep. Well Duco showed us that a boxer can base himself in nz, but Parker had Barry and was often in Las Vegas for training camps. I doubt Nyika would go with Barry for some reason. And not sure if Nyika would get the sparring, coaching if he were to be based in nz. Maybe based and training in Aus would be the go and fight in NZ.
     
  6. Northadox

    Northadox Active Member Full Member

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    Pete McGrail beats Kurt Walker (4:1 Split), Gold medal

    Huge potential..
     
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  7. Izaak97

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    Pat McCormack with the gold.

    What a fighter
     
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    Northadox Active Member Full Member

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    Pat McCormack beats Aidan Walsh (5:0 Unanimous)
     
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  9. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 5x WBK Champ Full Member

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    Im calling it now, Pat McCormack beats Josh Kelly, when they inevitably meet
     
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  10. velagod

    velagod Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The fight on now the Welshman lee vs some soman is an absolute slug fest.
     
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  11. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 5x WBK Champ Full Member

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    been watching the finals back, David Nyika is some boxer. would like to see how he gets on at the next worlds and olympics before going pro tbh
     
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  12. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

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    Fraser Clarke didn't look good winning gold there.
     
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  13. Infern0121

    Infern0121 Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    David probably wont go to the UK. He is from Hamilton which is where I live, I often see him at the supermarket and his brother josh who just turned pro dated my ex girlfriends best friend.

    Anyways David is similar to Joseph Parker in that he's all family values and loyalty to his local community etc and sadly it'll probably cost him as a pro.
     
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  14. Northadox

    Northadox Active Member Full Member

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    Don’t think he does. Gets frustrated quite easy and movement is a very very easy way to frustrate someone
     
  15. BK Whopper

    BK Whopper New Member booted Full Member

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    Pat Mccormack and Peter Mcgrail looked like class acts as usual, both still very young.. big future

    Sammy Lee done well to win Gold for Wales at Light Heavyweight. He's only 19! Exciting to watch. Surely he should be getting into the GB squad now..
     
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