Gammer retires.

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  1. Max Molyneux

    Max Molyneux Liverpool Liver Tickler Full Member

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    Bit early like.

    Williams won;t hold onto the British title for long anyway and he was only 30.
     
  2. rooq

    rooq Rooq's Boxing Promoter Full Member

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    did they show that fight? i switched off after woods - gonzales.

    i thought gammer was a reasonably capable domestic heavyweight and could have taken williams in a rematch (if williams reverts to his lethargic overweight version).

    plus i'm not even sure if williams is going to continue boxing
     
  3. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sounds like a man with his head screwed on. He made the most of what he had and it took a top 30 fighter in the world (in Williams) to beat him.

    After that defeat I guess it dawned on Gammer there was little chance of going further foward in his career. If he does not need the money a decent journeyman can pick up and lacks the motivation, he has done the right thing.

    He had a career he can be proud of.
     
  4. The Hitman

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    He's got a business thats supposedly doing well, put up a solid effort against a former World title challenger and has a British title to show the grandkids. Good on him for getting out when the time is right for him.
     
  5. Bigcat

    Bigcat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Scott was an honest jorneyman who always gave his all..
    I feel bad that he will one day have to explain to his kids that he lost to a fat twat like Mcdermott. Shame..
     
  6. Dunky McCafferty

    Dunky McCafferty Boxing Junkie booted

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    Did any of you catch the last three rounds of the fight on Setanta? My god, what a stinker.

    McDermot looked knackered, & was flicking out an ineffective jab that was falling short & landing on Gammers gloves most of the time. & what was Gammer doing? nothing. walking forward & thats about it.

    According to macarinelli, he said he felt whilst sparring with Gammer that Gammer had lost his desire, & it looked like that from the rounds I seen.

    Credit to McDermott though, the guy deserves some luck after being rabbit punched to a premature stoppage defeat by Skelton.
     
  7. China_hand_Joe

    China_hand_Joe Nostradamus Full Member

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    Gammer looked in awful shape, I turned the TV off as soon as soon as the fight came on. Good he is retiring, boxing is bad for people.
     
  8. Max Molyneux

    Max Molyneux Liverpool Liver Tickler Full Member

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    Don't you have to win one outright to have one to show off though?
     
  9. nulty

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    Absolutely correct. He could always buy one for the trophy case. Hatton did that. After all he was british champ, it wouldn't be like me buying a lonsdale belt.
     
  10. DamonD

    DamonD Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I got some flak from a couple Gammer supporters here when I mentioned this at the time...

    ...but now his career is finished, more than ever I definitely think turning down that fight with Audley was a turning point.

    Seemingly on little more than wanting to look the big man by snubbing Audley in revenge for being snubbed by Audley before, he passed up on the biggest purse of his career, and the highest profile fight of his career on primetime ITV.

    I say now as I said then, Gammer should've jumped at the offer and took on Audley.

    Instead Sprott got the shot, Gammer took on Williams, and look what happened.
     
  11. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Could of been worse; I remember Alex Garcia turning down a fight with then undefeated Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe, for £250,000+ only to blow his next fight with 12 and 8 journeyman Mike Dixon...
     
  12. Ilesey

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    I didn't expect him to retire. It's a bit of a shocker in my eyes. I didn't see him lose to McDermott but I hear he looked awful. I thought he could still feature in the domestic line up.
     
  13. NOrth

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    Gammers no journeyman! never has been, never will be, hence the reason he's retired - thats exactly what he doesnt want to become. Explain how youve omce to that conclusion.

    Reached his level, knows it, made some dollar along the way, time to retire.
     
  14. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not my question to answer but...

    Journeyman: Any experienced, competent but routine worker or performer....

    That seemed to sum up Gammer perfectly.
     
  15. NOrth

    NOrth Active Member Full Member

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    Who definition is that?

    JOurneymen typically turn up week in week out, or month in month out with their purpose being to oppose the "home" fighter without any real intention of winning. Peter Buckley bein the A* prime example. Gammer was a british champion who lost to a former world title challenger. His only other defeat was last saturday and rumours are rife retirement was on the cards before hand. Turning up 2 hours late for weigh in, not staying in sheffield but arriving just before fight time etc...

    If gammer is a journeyman with his record that puts about 95% of british boxers in that bracket, surely?
     


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