Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler on Saturday October 9th in Liverpool

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Before the Matchroom solo deal with Sky, fights such as this used to be on Sky Sports monthly.

    Eh Day then stuck any decent fight on Sky Sports Box Office.

    That is probably why many have a beef with Matchroom.
     
  2. Furious

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    I’m not a fan of Fowler at all but credit to him for taking this one. It’s a very hard fight and he surely knows he’s an underdog here.

    Another loss, and at his age/stage of career, it’ll really damage his trajectory given he’s not very popular anyway and he doesn’t fight in a particularly high profile weight class outside of world level.
     
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  3. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

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    Good fight but hard to see anything but a Smith victory
     
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  4. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1/2
     
  5. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Liam Smith certainly is not on the slide thars for sure. Very good fight, that Smith wins for me.
     
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  6. Who_Necks

    Who_Necks Active Member Full Member

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    Hardley a prime Beefy though. I agree Smith wins this at a canter but that is because Fowler is not very good. What i was saying is we are not getting any domestic fights were 2 prime guys are going at it, they are all either having a 2 year build up or just not happening because of politics. Boxing is in a sorry state at the moment if fans are bigging up a card headlined by Beefy vs Fowler.
     
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  7. Gregor1987

    Gregor1987 Active Member Full Member

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    Don’t visit this forum enough to know if you’re on the wind up or not.
     
  8. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

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    Also looking to go to this one.

    Hope Fowler wins because he's an idiot and the underdog and I'm the kind of idiot to support blokes like him.
     
  9. Bob Flaps

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    I would agree with this, but could also counter that Matchroom regularly put on hype jobs pretending they were high level fighters, and that their match-ups were important - where more careful matchmaking early on would have shown them up before it got that far. Convincing fans a fight is credible is part of the promoter's art, those hype jobs end up wanting paid more, differentials kick in and suddenly Sky can't afford to fund actually decent fights - and they go to PPV.

    Very similar to the English football scene for the last 30 years.
     
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  10. Erik

    Erik Active Member Full Member

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    Probably not, he's very deluded about his level. Reminds me a lot of Eubank Jr in that regard.
     
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  11. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    I hope to god I’m wrong but I feel like Fowler could just outwork Smith and nick a close decision.
     
  12. RT7

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    Quite a statement that,What're you basing it on?
     
  13. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Why?

    You mean it would be PPV?
     
  14. Koli55

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    Callum Smith debuting in 175 on this card as well?
     
  15. Sampneb

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    It's a good fight. Atmosphere will be great.