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

  1. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    So the #1 fighter in the division losing is down to bad matchmaking? Warrington lost because of what Josh Warrington did or didn't do in the fight or possibly before the fight. That's on him and his team.

    If Warrington would have blasted Lara out in 1 round the argument would have been bad matchmaking and what's the point of fighting such a weak opponent.
  2. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    No i don't agree

    I explained my view above

    It ended up as good matchmaking for viewers sure

    Not Hearn or Warrington, im sure you can separate the two scenarios
  3. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    I can see it but it's hard to argue that the #1 fighter in the world can me mismatched. In theory the #1 fighter in the world should be able to fight anyone.

    Yes his been inactive but who exactly should he have been matched against?

    Nobody was saying prior to last night this was a bad fight for Warrington and his being stitched up with the opponent.
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    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
  5. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Warrington being out for so long didnt appear to be taken in to consideration

    Also why would anyone say it was a bad match up
    No body knew who the hell he was to judge him
    And Matchroom and Warringtons team appear to have done a poor job there

    From a business point of view, he should have fought a British fighter that he could announce his future intentions with once he won

    Not an unknown quantity, who can punch hard for the weight

    That appears to be the only thing that acknowledged when scouting him
    That he can punch

    It makes no odds to me
    Was a nice surprise in terms of a contest

    But everyone involved from Hearn to Josh and his team messed up here

    He really is no longer the number 1
    He gave that claim up recently
  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    But that's the main point isn't it that team Warrington thought the opponent was a good fight for Warrington. They would have been given options and they picked Lara.

    It's not like Warrington would have been forced to fight him. He and his team thought it was the right opponent after the layoff. Clearly it was a lot tougher than they imagined but the blame for the defeat is only on the guy in the ring. This isn't a guy who was put in with someone and was out of his depth.
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  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    You believe that thought it was a good fight for him?

    I think they thought it was a breeze and a nice easy comeback type fight

    Its not just on Warrington though

    Ill put money on it if they fight again Warrington loses

    Sometimes a fighter just has anothers number
    I believe that to be the case

    I'll keep my stance that everyone played a part here
  8. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Well if not they would have picked someone else. Hindsight says it was the wrong pick and yes you are right sometimes a fighter just has the number of his opponent no matter what. Barerra vs Junior Jones was a great example of that but look what happened after. Barerra losing twice to Jones didn't end his career.

    For me Warrington losing is just part of the sport. His not the first guy to lose to someone unexpected and won't be the last. That's fighting.
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  9. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    The get out of jail,passing of the Buck to these voiceless officials allows all this ****e to really wouldn't be hard to fix the problem if the powers that be really wanted to.
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  10. Glenn McKrory

    Glenn McKrory M&S luxury pudding Full Member

    Jul 26, 2018
    How does that happen you ask?

    It's the arrogance of Hearn, and some boxers to be fair. I like Warrington, but he's fought a shot Frampton, looked poor against Galahad and fought someone else over 18 months ago. The lad he fought last night has been fighting in that time.

    Say what you will but Warrington was rusty and probably believed his own hype.

    The Kaiser Chiefs weren't there to help either.
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  11. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

    Oct 12, 2016

    It was meant to be a tick over fight leading to PPVs etc and he got beat up badly, they didn’t do their homework and it was bad matchmaking, there is a million other factors but ultimately it was bad match making
  12. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    If Warrington beat Lara in a round “typical one-sided matchroom main event, Eddie mugging people off with these awful fights.”

    Warrington loses fight to Lara, “Eddie hasn’t got a clue about matchmaking it’s embarrassing.”

    Hearn literally can’t win haha loss was completely down to Warrington, he went toe to toe with a puncher when he should’ve been looking to box and outwork him.
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  13. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Well no of course it wasn't his intention for a big name fighter to get hammered in a supposed warm up! But all this "it was irresponsible etc", maybe you could say he should have had a much lighter touch as a tune up to can zu, but no one was really saying that before hand. Just think it's mad to moan on one hand about one sided shows, then also moan on a show with upsets.
  14. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    No one knew anything about Lara so how could they say anything?

    Whos moaning?
    I enjoyed the card, just stating some people made mistakes business and career wise
  15. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    How many times do we see our best fighters fall for the 'nice man' act before a fight? Imo a fighter needs to go in the ring with the mindset that his opponent wants to take everything away from him. People wondered what was wrong with Joshua when he fought Ruiz...he was disarmed by the nice guy act. He went in too relaxed and not with the mindset prepared for a war.

    Whyte was totally disarmed by Povetkin to the point that he was almost pedestrian and when he had the chance to close the fight he didn't have that finishing mindset.

    Hatton got nice guyed by Pac...admittedly Pac was/is on another level but I don't believe that was a hungry Hatton.

    Then we get Warrington on Saturday. He ended up really pally with Lara. He wasn't in the mindset of battle. It was all smiles and touching gloves but Lara was willing to go to war to win.
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