HBO and media backed the wrong fighters

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  1. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :lol: Yes he did, son.
     
  2. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    A draw and a Loss? He didnt break Hopkins record now did he?:risas3:
     
  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A draw is a successful defence. I guess 22JM is just a Canelo hater, calling him a bum and no-hoper. ;)
     
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  4. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    He entered the first Canelo fight with 20 defences? How many defenses does he have now? 20 or 21?
     
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  5. BCS8

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    It's worrisome that you are defending 22JM for hating Canelo. Isn't that punishable where you come from?
     
  6. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    He was right though for the most part.. Canelo wasnt a successful title defence.
     
  7. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Active Member Full Member

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    if you don't fight in the US, you make your own bed.
    there's plenty of money to be made getting a belt and defending it as a 'world champion' at home...
     
  8. theXshape

    theXshape Active Member Full Member

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    I didn't read all the thread but OP talked out of his butt...

    Kovalev WAS backed by HBO. They just decided to side with their american friend Ward when it was time.

    Loma, Usyk, Gvozdyk were all backed by HBO when Arum was still with them. When HBO decided not to air one of Pacquiao's fight he took his whole stable and left making a deal with ESPN. Don't know exactly what happened right after.

    Beterbiev was with GYM who made a deal with Haymon so that some of their fighters would be under the PBC banner. Beterbiev was "forced" into contract with Haymon.

    Pirog ? So what even if they backed Jacobs during the fight? He won, by knockout. He was supposed to fight GGG in early 2012 and injured his back and was never able to come back. He could have been great. Maybe he was better than GGG, maybe GGG would've knocked him out. We will never know. But people like to rewrite history so Pirog is the greatest ever for knocking a green, sick Jacob.
     
  9. BCS8

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    Draws have always been considered title defences.
     
  10. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    20 or 21 defences? To be successful or not to be successful, that is the question.
     
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  11. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Hopkins never fought a great middle an won, or Hagler, or Monzon
     
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  12. roughdiamond

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    Some good points. People also forget about the original Soviet pros like Arbachakov and Nazarov, who were absolute beasts and more proven than Loma and GGG.
     
  13. Badbot

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    :lol: Yes, let´s ignore the 2x Olympic Gold medalist and the other guy who is just KTFO everyone.
    ****ing brilliant.
    And why waste time on Golovkin? It´s not like he was a big ratings hit!
    Golovkin was a massive ratings hit on regular HBO
     
  14. Glass City Cobra

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    In hindsight they didn't miss much by supposedly not backing Kovalev. The guy turned out to be a lazy alcoholic woman beater who, according to Don Turner and John David Jackson, didn't take his training seriously and wouldn't listen. He also turned out to be a quitter showing no heart at all in the Ward rematch and a glass jaw in the Canelo fight. Typical talented front runner.
     
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  15. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And ggg drew and lost in that defence , 100% of thier fans came up with the excuse that he was as already old, than magically looked again like a prime beast against Vanes and Rolls