Is Carl Frampton?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Holler, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    The best addition to boxing punditry in many years?

    Always came across as a canny boxer but listened to him on Costello & Bunce podcast and he's really taking to the media side. Knowledgable, unafraid of expressing an opinion. He's signed up with BT Sport which is very good news for their coverage in my view.

    Podcast is good this week, preview of the Warrington fight and some commentary on the robbery decision also...
  2. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    He was very good apart from trying to credit Yarde’s performance.
  3. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    Yeah i agree. I'm about to listen to the podcast now
  4. kevin-novice

    kevin-novice Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2016
  5. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    He's a little runt.
  6. Oneirokritis

    Oneirokritis The Scourge of Stupid Idiots. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    Let's face it: you'd have more hope of picking up a dog turd by the clean end than you would in finding anything positive to say about Yarde's last outing and the level of his opponent.
  7. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
  8. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Hi Barry
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  9. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    Still haven't seen that bit.

    He probably has to walk the line to some extent. If he rightly slags off Frank's favourites he won't be around for very long. What I liked however was he didnt try to retrofit his opinion on the Maxwell gift decision once it became apparent and he stuck to that on the podcast also.

    Bunce had to do the obligatory 'bad decision but no reflection on the judges' to keep them all in a job and out of court. Again I don't hold them to an impossible standard, the guy who signs their cheque is not a disinterested party in all this.

    Carl though, for now, is a breath of fresh air and he's very good and honest at recounting his own experiences. He talked about getting in the ring in his last fight believing he was in great shape and then realising he'd grown old only once the fight began. It's worth a listen.
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  10. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Excellent pundit. He tells it how it is. Not a yes man like many of the others.
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  11. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    I like him as a pundit doesn’t seem to be scared to criticise like the Matchroom cheerleaders
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  12. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
    I like Frampton - he has started well as a pundit, with one exception.

    I didn't like what he said about Dubois after the Joyce fight though, using the "he quit" line, to mean that quitting in boxing is a cardinal sin and can't ever be justified. It's going to take a very very brave ex-boxer to try and dispel this myth - someone like Frampton who knows the sport saying that it isn't always a bad thing.

    Of course, taking a knee can be used as a coward's way out. A dishonest pro feigning injury in an overmatched fight is bad, and should be criticised.

    The cards were close when he went down. There was an obvious reaction to the punch to his eye, and Joyce's jab had been on the button all night. Dubois took the knee, took the L, and probably saved his career.

    Looking back, I hope Frampton would react a bit differently to that kind of thing.
  13. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    My sentiments exactly.
  14. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    Good point. I'd forgotten that comment but you're spot on there.

    For what it's worth that night I thought the blame really belonged to Dubois corner amd Frampton and others focussing on whether DDD quit let them off the hook.
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