Enzo Craparinelli vs Tony Bellend

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Joe.Boxer, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. Joe.Boxer

    Joe.Boxer Chinchecker Full Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    What we have here are two crap British abc "world" cruiserweight titlists. Both had weak chins. Not much else to say. Neither had a drop of charisma, with Bellend sporting that grating personality to match his weird wonky face whilst Enzo is downright hideous looking.

    At the highest level both got ironed out in spectacular fashion. Both were notably kings of the Commonwealth at light-heavyweight however, though Enzo also had an epic WBU cruiserweight title run (the original, legit WBU) which probably eclipses all of Bellend's achievements.

    This bout was publically touted by Enzo's promoter, Allegedly, in 2016 - had he lifted the European title. Ultimately, their paths never crossed.

    Prime for prime (if either had a prime), how does this one go down, lads?
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  2. Little brian

    Little brian Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2019
  3. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    What world titles have you won?
  4. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Wasn’t it half term a few weeks ago?
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  5. porkypara

    porkypara Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    The reason boxing forums are going down in popularity .
  6. Deep Sea Diver

    Deep Sea Diver New Member banned Full Member

    Mar 8, 2021
    Wow. Member since 2011 and still being a childish troll of former world chanpions .I'd have thought you was born around 2011.

    I think the youtube comments section would be a better place for you
  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Multi weight, p4p goat, Joe Boxer.
  8. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Special needs schools still haven’t gone back.
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  9. joe91

    joe91 Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2018
    Epic Trolling fail.
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  10. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    This type of post is nothing new. Why is everyone getting on their high horses over them lately?

    He makes valid points, it’s just the delivery of them is a bit extreme.

    If people can’t comment on here negatively about something just because they haven’t achieved any better then there would be next to no fans of this sport. It’s certainly not my style but come on. Everyone is touchy lately.
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  11. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Bellew was underrated, I would of certianly backed him to win by stoppage in a potential fight against Enzo.
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  12. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    I quite like Enzo Maccarinelli and I have him to thank for delivering one of my favourite bouts of all time - vs Shane McPhilbin in 2012 on Boxnation. The first round bell going when Maccarinelli goes down and is disorientated with 55 seconds left of the round. The commentary from Bunce and Rawling perfect for the occasion "he doesn't know where he is!"

    I would definitely root for Maccarinelli but it would be tough for him against Bellew. While hardly a killer, Maccarinelli's chin would probably enthuse Bellew and if he lands anything, it's probably over.
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  13. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Rather than feed the troll by calling him the numpty he is, I’ll have a go answering the question balanced. Before I start, I will honestly say I like Enzo and dislike Bellew just so my bias is announced at the outright.

    Early career, these two were fairly similar. Both seen in scraps where they got hurt regularly, but obviously Enzo also suffered an early loss. Enzo’ s first attempt at success, the WBU title reign, was successful and he beat a handful of decent if not brilliant fighters. If you didn’t count his WBU title as proper (most did then) then the WBO reign there is no doubt. However then Enzo mixed it with the top names and came up short repeatedly. He had a final flurry at the end of his career at domestic level, winning most but albeit struggling before beating a very much past it RJJ. Two losses to Kucher and Braemer solidified him as never quite elite.

    Bellew was similar, though spent more time at domestic level early on and lost his two title step ups to Cleverly and Stevenson. Bellew would go on to enjoy the best years of his career at the end, winning a WBC title against Makubu who was decent but not truly elite. He would then beat a much past it David Haye before a final roll of the dice vs the great Usyk.

    If they had met you would have to lean towards Bellew finding Enzo’s chin, which was much worse than Bellew. In terms of career achievements, its actually fairly close. Outside of Makubu, Bellew’s best wins are a past it Haye, Cleverly who would never win another big fight again and a few domestic and European wins, of which Enzo has plenty. However you’d argue that Makubu was probably just that bit better than anyone Enzo wins so then you have to edge towards Bellew.
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  14. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    To take this question seriously, in a way it surely was not intended to be taken.

    A prime Tony Bellew would have beaten a prime Enzo.

    Enzo's prime was undoubtedly in the 2 years prior to the Haye fight. That knock out loss ruined him, after that he was never the same again and never beat anyone of note.

    If you put an Enzo in with Tony Bellew, from before he suffered that knock out loss we would definitely be looking at a 12 round close fight that would go to the cards. I would back Tony Bellew to edge it based on work rate.
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  15. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009

    Actually Enzo has a couple of really good wins prior to when his career went downhill following his loss to Haye.

    Dominguez is a very underated win, he beat Valuev but was robbed lets not forget. Haye himself now dines out on a win over Valuev.

    Braithwaite was also a decent win too, as he had some good wins himself.

    The Makabu win though clearly pisses on both those two wins, his career since losing to Bellew has been very impressive.
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