Leigh Wood vs. Josh Warrigton: Face Off

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  1. ALN93

    ALN93 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Would love Wood to win but think Warrington outworks him and nicks a decision. Wood looks tight at the weight and under Davison likes to fight on the outside but Warrington won't sit off him. Can see Warrington taking rounds on inside work and work rate.
     
  2. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If you think Wood looks tight Warrington looks like a skeleton. He's got no weight in his face at all. They both look a bit gaunt usually but jeez Warrington can't be making the weight easily.
     
  3. Aussietralia

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    Warrington never was and never will be a top level boxer. That's farcical. You're good! :)
     
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  4. @Maley

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    Top level. His a 2 time world champion whos defended his titles numerous times. His not elite but if his not top level what's the bar.
     
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  5. Craigt93

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    Christ I’d love to see what a top level boxer is, it a two time world champion isn’t one.
     
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  6. Aussietralia

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    "His not elite but if his not top level what's the bar."

    I think you mean he's not his, but your sentiment doesn't make much sense either. He's not elite but you insinuate that he's top level. Top means top. It means you can't go higher. So how can "elite" be superior to top? What does elite mean?
     
  7. Aussietralia

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    Two-time belt holder, sure. Boxing must be the only sport in the world where you can be a world champion but clearly not the best in the world.
     
  8. ALN93

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    Never got the ‘2 time thing’ like it’s a huge achievement… surely it’d be better to never lose the belt in the first place and be 1 time?

    As for Warrington, he’s 2 time because he vacated a belt as he didn’t want to fight his mandatory and waited for someone old and past it to win it before suddenly deciding he wanted it back.
     
  9. zulander

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    Top level to me means world-class can fight and beat other world-class fighters. Warrington has clearly done that in his career.
    Elite to me, means ATG. Ray Robinson, Duran, Hearns, Pac, Mayweather etc etc

    All semantics really and people will have different definitions but that's my take on it.
     
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  10. Craigt93

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    He beat Selby, Frampton, and Galahad. 3 of the best in recent times in the UK at the weight.

    Don’t get me wrong, Josh has his faults and limits. No ones claiming he’s pound 4 pound but he’s definitely a justified top level featherweight.

    He’s missing a big American off his resume which is a shame as with a bit more luck he could have got his shot, and you would have fancied him straight after the Frampton fight.
     
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  11. smoking mirrors

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    Warrington was supposed to be just a limited ticket seller but beat up the “boxing hardcore”’s favourites Selby and Frampton as an underdog…some people still haven’t got over that in regards to their attitude towards him
     
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  12. @Maley

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    Prettty simple imo. Elite unified world champion. How u can not call a world champion top level is beyond me.
     
  13. @Maley

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    Very good post. I'd been a fan b4 the sky shows. I get why people don't like him but that doesn't change his accomplishments in the ring.
     
  14. Aussietralia

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    Because in boxing world champion doesn't equate to top level. A boxer can be a world champion, but isn't the best in the world. It's not that hard to grasp, is it?

    Was Tony Bellew top level?
     
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  15. @Maley

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    Held the wbc world title not exactly rubbish was he.