Matchrooms Best Prospects?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Manic B, Jan 6, 2021.

Matchrooms Best Prospect/s?

This poll will close on Jan 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM.
  1. Lawrence Okolie

    15.9%
  2. Josh Kelly

    15.9%
  3. Joe Cordina

    25.0%
  4. Joshua Buatsi

    40.9%
  5. Felix Cash

    9.1%
  6. Scott Fitzgerald

    18.2%
  7. Dalton Smith

    25.0%
  8. Conor Benn

    4.5%
  9. Ivan Hopey Price

    15.9%
  10. Chris Billam-Smith

    6.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TheDank

    TheDank New Member banned Full Member

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    Calic was bussin up Buatsi, Yarde would full stop him
     
  2. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

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    I like Cordina but he's 30 this year. Not sure you can call him a prospect.

    Best prospects in Britain are McCann and Sheeraz.
     
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  3. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

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    I've gone for Buatsi.

    What's the deal with Felix Cash? Always in great shape but doesn't seem to get much exposure.

    Also, what's happened to Ted Cheeseman? Matchroom invested heavily in him and he's seems to have gone off the radar since his close losses.
     
  4. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

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    Yeah Hamzah Sheeraz looks unreal! I think he should have gone to the Olympics personally to help with his exposure but Frank Warren has a gem in Sheeraz, hopefully he can manage him well.
     
  5. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He fought in August against Eggington so he's still around.
     
  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    No Farooq on this list?
     
  7. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Nor his conqueror in Jock Land
     
  8. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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  9. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

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    All in all an underwhelming list when okolie is the stand out.dire across the board.
     
  10. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

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    It's no secret I am a big Buatsi fan to me he is easily our best prospect currently- a great talent and also a class act outside of the ring too.

    He will win a version of the world title by 2022.

    Cordina purely on talent and skill level would be number 2 for sure- but he is very injury prone and has been inactive which will hurt his progress.

    Scott Fitzgerald is another fighter I really like a lot- he's a far better and smarter boxer than Fowler and Cheeseman, although his fights against them were close that's down to his now well documented issues outside of the right with drugs and alcohol, talent wise he is at least a level above. It's hard to class him as a prospect now though. He has a long road back, has lost a lot of time and really it's anyone's guess what condition he will be in when he returns.

    Okolie- win win a world title this year, depending what fights are out there for him may pick up a second belt too. He's crude and often horrible to watch but in addition to being huge at the weight and possessing big power smarter than some people give him credit for- he knows how to fight to his strengths and will use his home advantage shamelessly if and when needed.

    Watch out for Felix Cash and Chris Billam Smith- two diamonds in the rough.
     
  11. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz My real name is Andrew, from Wembley UK Full Member

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    I’m picking cordina and Kelly.
    I know professionals that have sparred cordina and said he’s mustard.

    I also like Billam smith to do well in future.

    2 years a go I would’ve picked Buatsi but something doesn’t sit right with me. Hearn talked all these great opponents for him like mikhalkin for the ebu and instead he’s fought blown up super middles. I think he may be packing glass
     
  12. Trafford

    Trafford Active Member Full Member

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    Really?

    If things fell their way. A chunk have a chance at being world champs atleast. None will be Ricky Hatton breakout stars in the casual market. But for example with the right fights, development and experience,

    cordina could beat JoJo Diaz, 140 is thin when Taylor and Ramirez move up which leaves openings for Dalton Smith with Ritson and Caterall high on the rankings. Would fancy buatsi vs the winner of smith jr and vlasov. Kash farooq with the right fights could beat Oubaali.


    With all cases they need development amd the right matchmaking. But becoming a world champ is not always as hard as it’s made out of things fall right. Not sure if any would go to become undisputed or unified however
     
  13. dryzer

    dryzer Active Member Full Member

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    using the term prospect pretty loosely, most on the list are near 30
     
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  14. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

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    Surprised that Dillian Whyte and Joshua aren't on it:lol:
     
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  15. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

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    Whyte is learning on the job you know.