HBO and media backed the wrong fighters

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  1. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Well-Known Member Full Member

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    cool
     
  2. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

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    HBO was hot for lots of boxers be it EE, Hispanic or others
     
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  3. Surrix

    Surrix Active Member Full Member

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    Lol, Glowacki is dirty boxer and did not get that Briedis is not Vlasov. Miracle, dirtyboxer Glowacki had been punished for his dirtyboxe.
    Nice, interesting fight. Glowacki get lesson.
    When Glowacki will get that Briedis is not Vlasov? :D
    Now vs Okolie in U.K he will get next life lesson.
     
  4. Surrix

    Surrix Active Member Full Member

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    Hispanic boxers is easy to " sell ".
     
  5. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

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    Based on demographics for boxing one can say they are easier to sell .
    I don’t root for a boxer based on where he is from or his skin color but lots of casual fans will
     
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  6. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Still think golovkin and lomachenko we,re the best of them. Golovkin didnt get his big fight till he was on the slide and lomachenko pretty much starting to slow down a bit as well that and he moved up weight to challenge himself. Ended up making them both look ordinary...but they are both still imo the best on that list.

    They we,re slighyly overhyped ...lomachenko basically because his skill level is through the roof. But it sometimes takes more than amazing skill to win a fight in the pro ranks. We,ve seen it loads where the less skilled guy wins the fight. What never helped him is jumping the weights.

    With golovkin the hype came from no one being able to deal with the power. What never helped him was slowing down a bit as he aged and coming up against a great fighter with a bad style match up for him in canelo. Both unbelievable fighters...but agree overhyped slightly. Still think they are/we,re the best of the bunch listed tho. And both should be considered easily in the best fighters of the last five years or so.
     
  7. Surrix

    Surrix Active Member Full Member

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    ofc.
    Fight talks : Rigo vs Lomachenko.
    That's the big one. I can't wait. I love both fighters. Both are two-time gold medalists. That's the best paper made fight ever. You can't find two fighters better on paper to put against each other. That's the best fight I ever seen made on paper, and I can't wait. Rigondeaux has got to box and break the rhythm of Lomachenko with those big power punches, and Lomachenko has to use that volume punching that he does to keep Rigondeaux off-balance. Whoever can carry out the plan will be the winner.

    — Roy Jones Jr., former four-weight world champion
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    The Lomachenko versus Rigondeaux title fight is a signature event in the sport of boxing. It matches the two greatest fighters in Olympic boxing facing off against each other. Never before in boxing history have two boxers, each the winner of two Olympic gold medals, faced each other in a professional boxing match.

    — Bob Arum, Top Rank Promoter
     
  8. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A promoter promoting a fight...imagine that.
     
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  9. Sheikh

    Sheikh Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Canelo was the most overhyped and protected one by far
     
  10. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He's lived up to the hype. Canelo never lost a fight that he was expected to win and he won a number of fights where many expected him to lose. Loma disappointed his fans in how he fought Lopez. Injury or not, he gave away the first 6 or 7 rounds and in a fight of this magnitude he did not perform as expected. Canelo never performed below expectations like Loma did. While Loma had many great performances, he struggled with Linares and other fighters when he was expected to win easily.

    So when it comes to being protected, Lomachenko is a Top Rank fighter, meaning his opposition is limited to who Bob tells him he can. Canelo has reached across to other stables of fighters and fought on Showtime because that's where the best fighters were at the time (Mayweather, Lara) even when his promoter disagreed. Loma never did these kinds of things, because Bob doesn't let him and Loma doesn't speak up and chase big fights vs guys in other promotions like Canelo did. Arum did not let Loma fight Mikey Garcia a couple of years ago when the public wanted to see it. Loma can't fight Tank because he fights for another promotion. These are examples of being protected. Canelo has gone way out of his way to make hard-to-make fights. He has sacrificed weight and fought on Showtime to make the Mayweather fight. If you want to talk about being protected, there's no comparison between Lomachenko and Canelo. Loma is stuck fighting Top Rank fighters, Canelo has proven he is not limited to fighting only fighters under his promoter's banner, he has shown he will fight anyone.
     
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  11. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Against a bunch of bums no hopers
     
  12. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    So his last fight and say Daniel Jacobs were bums?
     
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  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    One of those defences is against your man crush Canelo.

    Not even I would go so far as to claim Canelo is a bum or no hoper.
     
  14. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

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    :risas3::risas3:
    i guess Canelo slipped his mind and they fough twice:bash:
     
  15. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Well he never made a successful title defence against Canelo.
     
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