Lara-Warrington

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Let's be fair, they had the choice of literally anyone in the entire world.

    They end up with a genuinely hard punching lad with absolutely zero draw. Someone needs to be talking to Matchrooms matchmaker. He has ended up putting Josh in with a lad that has zero upside.

    The Zelfa vs Kiko matchmaking was terrible as well..
     
  2. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

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    Hearn has a history of this
     
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  3. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was thinking that as well to be honest.

    Zelfa and Josh weren't meant to be in exciting fights
     
  4. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I’m not complaining as I won £200 but you reap what you sow. Warrington looked dreadful at the weight and I don’t think they even thought Lara was any sort of threat.
     
  5. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

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    That the issue, they though Lara wasn’t a threat, why was he not properly checkout before hand?
     
  6. TheDank

    TheDank New Member banned Full Member

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    Them punches couldnt hurt a fly, even his technique was nullifying power, its was area level boxing.

    A1 weasel.
     
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  7. Terminator

    Terminator Member Full Member

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    Records and rankings get read into too much in boxing. Doesnt matter how good you are theres always someone out there that has your number
     
  8. Blancrabello

    Blancrabello Member Full Member

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    Someone might be running away with a lot of money if they knew the Mexican fighter could bang like that. I called something fishy after the faux outrage the fight before. The second I saw that left hook land in the first I had my suspicions confirmed. I don't gamble so dont have a betting app. But my mate saw it from the first and got 18/1 on the KO. He only slapped 5 on it.
     
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  9. hobby rider

    hobby rider Member Full Member

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    People complain about Hearn putting on lopsided cards and now complain when the favourite loses and saying he shouldn’t have been “matched” with him.
     
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  10. Skyver

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    Aye and the whole "aw the judges cards were shocking" shpiel after every robbery simply isn't good enough..shameful stuff.
     
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  11. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Isn't this what we want?

    Don't see it as bad matchmaking. A guy ranked #1 losing to Lara isn't down to bad matchmaking.
     
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  12. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Its bad matchmaking when its put together as a fight you expect the A side to breeze through

    Its competitive when the fighter and promotion know theres a challenge on both sides

    Matchroom and Warrington clearly didnt see Lara as such

    Its awful matchmaking
     
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  13. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Clever though

    Deflects the abuse to an extent away from him over to the untouchables at the British Board
     
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  14. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It is what we want, I nearly didn't bother watching the main event.

    But this fight had fairly low key attention, nothing on the line and was basically a "win and move on" type fight. So who ever picked this lad out of obscurity has had an absolute nightmare.

    Eddie will have lost money on the card, probably done moderate to ok TV numbers and got one of his big names smashed a part.

    So whoever is their man picking the oppenent has dropped a right bollock, it was not meant to be an entertaining fight.
     
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  15. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good, very entertaining fights and a good card/night of boxing.

    That's good making from a fans perspective.