It's official. Benn vs Eubank October 8th in London

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

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    The best way this war between two obnoxious, smug, pampered, spoiled rotten, entitled, rich, overrated ,bang on average, despicable twat sons of two icons to end, would be a NC after a run in by working class son of a boxer Michael Hunter II, where he brutally mauls both of them, and knocks them right out of the ****ing ring.
     
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  2. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne's life coach. Full Member

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    Fan-man landing on them could be the second runner up for best ending.
     
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  3. Koli55

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    This fight is already sold out, with higher ticket prices than normally on O2 boxing events.
     
  4. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    Money for dope, money for rope.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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  6. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    I just have no idea how fights like this and Garcia vs Davis end up being so popular, despite their being very little relevance on the world scene.

    With inflated ticket prices, this was still one of the quickest selling fights in history, and Americans tell me Garcia vs Davis would be a similar story.

    Mental stuff.
     
  7. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    Garcia and Davis are for more proven than Eubank and Benn, Garcia beat Cambell who was far better than anyone Eubank and Benn have beaten and Davis has held multiple
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  8. lufcrazy

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    My point is, all 4 are just mere contenders in the division they compete in. None are seen as the divisional champions. Davis has 2 paper titles, but no one considers him a LW champion, everyone knows that man is Haney.

    Usually fights of this magnitude involve atleast 1 person who's considered the best in the division. Or failing that atleast 1 person who holds a world title.

    It just shows how boxing is devolving.
     
  9. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This fight would’ve sold out with tickets at pretty much any price. If on Sky it would blow all PPV numbers off the side of the universe. It’s unbelievable how many people in their 40s/50s are talking about this (in actual real life).
     
  10. OneShot

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    What do you mean by relevance on the world scene?
     
  11. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    The winner of either fight will not be the best in their division, nor will they be the outstanding contender for the champion to face.

    The winners will be recognisable names and can probably push for a world championship shot next, as long as they don't pretend they're the a side. But that's what I'm saying about the devolution of boxing, these fights being huge and neither will even crown a top 2 ranking.
     
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  12. OneShot

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    Do you only enjoy boxing if it's people who are the best in the division?

    Ignoring that a little, boxing has gone through a devolution with every new belt that was created. It's got to a point where rankings mean nothing anyway. This is one of the reasons MMA has pulled ahead.

    With this fight there are two people that want a scrap, with a lot of history, ego and bragging rights on the line, both taking risks to make the fight happen. They are usually the best fights to watch and where fans are most invested in their guy beating the other guy.

    Domestic dust ups are often just as entertaining as title fights.
     
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  13. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    And tragic.

    The original Eubank-Benn was a cleverly marketed rivalry, but a distinctly organic and sportingly meaningful one at its essence. The characters were complex, unrepeatable originals, the shared championship caliber clearly apparent, the tensions between them wholly authentic.

    This is a hollow farce of a redux, a tawdry, sportingly nonsensical franchising of a unique moment three decades past, which predicates entirely on a superannuated Gen X's sad need for cheaply nostalgic affirmation of its existence and an undiscerning, click-crazed Gen Y and Z's susceptibility to the most artless and base promotional flimflam. There is nothing of substance here. Nothing. At all.

    The inevitable commercial success of this event serves as a fine illustration of how dumbed-down the British public have become.
     
  14. lufcrazy

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    I enjoy domestic dust ups far more than world boxing, however this is a PPV fight.

    If I'm going to pay for boxing, I want it to be boxing at the highest level.

    This a fight between the guy ranked 6 at MW vs the guy ranked 9 at WW. For me that's not ppv.

    However, with the way boxing is atm, the fight sold out quickly and the ppv will probably be a success, hence why I said its about the devolution of boxing. No title pictures will be any different after this fight. Don't even know if we'll see anyone move into the top 5 of the division.
     
  15. OneShot

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    Honestly, I'd rather this be a PPV than some of the title fights, especially when based on dodgy rankings. This is more of a PPV than AJ vs Charles Martin for example.