Farewell fights

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  1. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

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    Crolla is on the undercard at Manchester Arena as a last fight. How often has a fighter gone into a fight advertised as his last and isn't for a belt or revenge of some sort?
     
  2. Shakermaker

    Shakermaker Member Full Member

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    Has it actually been confirmed anywhere that it’s a farewell fight? Seems a strange one. Wonder who the opponent will be
     
  3. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Think its on Mathrooms twitter as well as Katie Taylor being on the bill - correct decision from Crolla i think. Can think of loads that have finished against an opponent with no prior connection.
     
  4. im sparticus

    im sparticus To The Upmost Full Member

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    I do remember Ant saying, "one last fight" a couple of month ago. Maybe this is it then. Go out on a win. It's the right thing to do and probably the best way to do it. At least it gives him time to prepare, leaving the sport. Many a fighter has gone to pot because they didn't have anything to be involved with when they departed from boxing. Ant has made some decent money and he's such a nice guy I'm sure he's built a network up of good people, Up and down the country. He's been a credit to the sport. He's also one of the last from that generation, burns is left and maybe the Walsh's,If you have them from that era. I do.
     
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  5. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

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    Going into the fight? It's a rare thing these days isn't it. He's not even the headline act.
     
  6. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think we have to recognize other than for a very brief period of time Crolla was never an A lister if you will. Hopkins fought Smith as Final one but he headlined as he was an ATG. Maybe it's also a sign on the level of the expected opponent?
     
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  7. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    Stick him in with Coyle then let them both retire. Actually a competitive fight and nothing has to be at stake
     
  8. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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    there is no room for farewell fights in boxthing. you put your life on the line every time you step in the ring. going into a fight believing it will bbe your last is a dangerous mentality
     
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  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Active Member Full Member

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    There is for Coyle, have you heard him talk? The guy sounds like a mess, he should retire, now. It would have been a great fight 3 years ago though.
     
  10. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    With the number of comebacks we see in this sport I’ll take a “farewell fight” with a pinch of salt. Means nothing to me at all.
     
  11. Davepompeydave

    Davepompeydave As bad as can Full Member

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    Should be fighting Flanagan
     
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  12. Trafford

    Trafford Active Member Full Member

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    I agree but I have a feeling it will be someone like Marvin Petit or Bryan Vasquez
     
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  13. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    Haven't paid much attention to him speaking in truth, he has been saying he has another fight in him though I think. I see Matthews hint at 'one more' and I suspect that's what they'll go for
     
  14. EJC83

    EJC83 Active Member Full Member

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    It's really bad, he just loves fighting, which I don't think is a good thing, his style never going to age well.
     
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