Fighters that seemed content with a 'moral victory'

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by lefthook82, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
    First person that stands out to me is David Haye v Vladimir Klitschko and of recent times Mikey Garcia v Errol Spence and Callum Smith v Canelo.

    I know it's easy as an armchair fan to say this but I can't get my head around fighters who know they are losing and don't take the necessary risks.
  2. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Haye is a better example as he was gunshy and happy to lose on points, but had genuine fight ending power.

    Smith doesn’t have anything in his arsenal that could have hurt Canelo
  3. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    Parker v Joshua
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  4. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    I think if you watch the fight again you will see Smith was just purely outclassed! However in the latter rounds he knew he was behind and he did try and let his hands go. The combinations were getting out together some decent shots landing and it just didn’t faze Canelo. Must have been soul destroying.
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  5. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Yeah I think around 8 or 9 Smith landed a really good right and it just bounced off Canelos chin. There is some genuine iron in that jaw.
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  6. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    It was awful. They know what Canelo brings, Liam has been in the ring with him. They had no game plan and zero desire. It was embarrassing. They spent the first 5 round doing NOTHING and the next 7 doing very little different. Gallagher needs to go he is clueless at this level, he spent the first half telling Callum he was winning and the second half saying he would pull him out, didn't know what was going on or how to change it.
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  7. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    As much as I like him, Campbell v Loma.
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  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Ricky Burns is the master of skipping away for 12 rounds taking a tame points defeat after he broke his jaw in the Beltran fight
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  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Hughie vs Povetkin and Pulev. Amid tough circumstances in the latter granted but I think Hughie has it in him to be a World Champion if he just lets his hands go more and that's what was so frustrating about the two fights.
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  10. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Only British trainers with some tactical/technical knowledge are Booth and Davison.
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  11. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    I think the likes of Joe Gallagher no disrespect he is a good coach but there are levels to every sport and it does show big time in these elite level fights I.e Smith v Canelo not only the gulf in class of the fighters but also the gulf in class of the trainers.
  12. Shakermaker

    Shakermaker Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2019
    Unlike the majority I don’t mind Gallagher and he’s brilliant at getting the best out of fighters at a certain level, Crolla being the best example. At the very top level though he’s lacking big time.
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  13. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 27, 2012
    Lomachenko vs Lopez
    Wlad vs Fury
  14. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
    Not sure about Loma you know, he won 5 of the last 6 rounds on my card
  15. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    I think Booth may feel a little intimidated by Davison to be honest