Let’s be honest…..

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by rezzer, Nov 14, 2023.

  1. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    A lot of the guys on here are criticising this 23 December show, correctly in some cases, but it’s a really exciting card, if it all stays together. I’m looking forward to it already and it hasn’t even been announced. OK the Hrgovic and Frank Sánchez fights are poor but the rest is very good. Joshua Wallin, Wilder Parker, Dubois Miller, Makhmudov Kabayel, Bivol Arthur perhaps Opetai as well. It’s going to end up a real magnificent 7 ( or 8 ) and I’m sure will be used as a barometer to compare with other bills in the future.
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  2. Special one

    Special one Active Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    Yep don't get all the hate levelled at this potential card. As soon as it became obvious Fury v Usyk wasn't gonna happen on that date the Saudis moved on to this concept and although AJ v Wilder is what we all want to see, them both on the same card in more interesting fights than there last bouts, and the additional fights involving Bivol, Dubois and Miller plus more what's not to like!?
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  3. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Relationships are not my forte Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Good card, but ridiculous they can't get Wilder and Joshua in the same ring, just rubs salt into the wound that they are both available to fight.
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  4. LegsAreShaky

    LegsAreShaky New Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2023
    Yes, AJ-Wallin, Wilder-Parker, Dubois-Miller and Makhmudov-Kabayel are all interesting matchups. The rest of the fights are almost formalities, but we do get to watch Bivol, Opetaia, Hrgovic and Sanchez as well. Very good card.
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  5. Beale

    Beale Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Lining up to be card of the year but still very disappointed not to see Wilder v Joshua.
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  6. Degale

    Degale Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Who is Hrgovic fighting
  7. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    It is a decent card but it just so frustrating once again as a boxing fan. You could make an even better card with the same guys fighting different opponents on the same card.
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  8. Mazza

    Mazza New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 11, 2023
    A guy who learned to box from youtube!

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  9. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Who is Frank Sanchez fighting again?
  10. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Apparently it's Mark De Mori. The Aussie that Haye destroyed in a round in his comeback on channel Dave a few years ago.
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  11. Dancoyr

    Dancoyr Member Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    If Joshua beats Wallin, he ain’t fighting Wilder next.
    He will fight Hrgovic, which will be for the IBF title.
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  12. Mazza

    Mazza New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 11, 2023
    There's a few poor fights on there, but a fantastic card overall though, looking forward to it.

    And like people have said it's unbelievable and perplexing how difficult it is to get Joshua and Wilder in the ring together.
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  13. chrisfinch

    chrisfinch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Dunno about perplexing, seems quite straightforward in that neither of them particularly want to fight the other. Easy to make fights in boxing regardless of promotional/TV requirements if both boxers want the fight. Look how easy the Fury v Wilder rematches were to make compared to anything meaningful for either fighter since.
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  14. Mazza

    Mazza New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 11, 2023
    the Fury Wilder rematches were mandated in the contract though.

    I agree they probably don't wanna fight each other, don't want the risk. Yet they both talk about wanting it, and the saudis are throwing serious money for it, before they made money from boxing they must have had cojones at some point, well I know they've had it at some point. So they should show their previous hungry mentality to fight a tough fight together with the huge cheque they are getting and give the fans what they wanna see!
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  15. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Fury didn’t want to fight Usyk until he got the number he wanted from Saudi. Drives the sort of behaviour we are seeing from AJ and Wilder
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