Mess-about Heavyweight tournament

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Twentyman, Mar 25, 2020.


  1. pow

    pow Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Joshua (w) v Chisora

    Fury (w) v Miller

    Whyte (w) v Hrgovic

    Pulev v Povetkin (w)

    Wilder (w) v Joyce

    Ruiz (w) v Ortiz

    Usyk (w) v Dubois

    Parker v Hunter (w)

    Glad to hear the home schooling is going well!
     
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  2. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Having to home school three kids (not mine), I am certain the human race would die out within a few decades if schools didn’t exist. The only remnants left would be the druggies that don’t give a **** about their kids and leave them roaming the streets at all hours...the rest of us would decide not to reproduce...
     
  3. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ha ha. One good thing about this whole thing is teachers are getting more respect. My mum was a teaching assistant and I was going to go to uni to be a PE teacher so I’m conscious of the jealous digs the profession constantly gets in terms of holidays etc. Nobody stopped them becoming a teacher so they shouldn’t be jealous because teachers were clever enough to go for a decent paying job with 13 weeks off. Not to mention them type of people you mention who are always the “my kid can do no wrong” type. Where I live now there will be plenty of kids who haven’t been taught a thing by the lazy parents.
     
  4. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joshua (W) v Chisora

    Fury (W) v Miller

    Whyte (W) v Hrgovic

    Pulev (W) v Povetkin

    Wilder (W) v Joyce

    Parker (W) v Hunter

    Ruiz v Ortiz (W)

    Usyk (W) v Dubios
     
  5. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm of the opposite opinion, I think Joyce is ridiculously overrated. He is just far too slow for the top level, has zero head movement and is a KO waiting to happen.
     
  6. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mostly agree but he’s better than Brezeale, who for some reason was considered top 10 at one stage. He’s a solid fighter but however strong his chin is he’s asking for trouble with how he hangs it out to dry against Wilder. I could see a scenario where he forces him into the back foot and beats him up but more likely to be KO’d pretty early. Unless Wilder’s power is overrated.
     
  7. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Since I've been laid off work I've been attempting to home school my 4 rugrats. Not going great to be honest lol.

    Yesterday was meant to be a Maths work. Worked for about 30 minutes before I lost all control. In the end was telling them all about Danny Williams and other Uk Heavyweights lmao. I feel your pain @Twentyman.
     
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  8. Special one

    Special one Member Full Member

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    Who else would give their left testicle just to have one of those potential match ups scheduled to take place this weekend!? Lol on the home schooling front my 3 eldest are really enjoying boxing training as part of our daily routine. My 8 year old daughter has a real dangerous right hand!

    Now my picks.....

    Joshua
    Fury
    Whyte
    Pulev
    Wilder
    Parker
    Ruiz
    Dubois

    Nice work @Twentyman
     
  9. mgmark7

    mgmark7 Active Member Full Member

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    Joshua v Chisora(W) - Fancy Del Boy to bull ahead and get the upset

    (W)Fury v Miller

    (W)Whyte v Hrgovic

    (W)Pulev v Povetkin- Difficult one to call

    (W)Wilder v Joyce

    (W)Ruiz v Ortiz

    (W)Usyk v Dubois

    (W)Parker v Hunter
     
  10. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    My 12 year old cousin was in tears as I tried to teach her algebra...it’s horrific.

    Edit: sorry to hear about the job dude, that really sucks. The one time I feel fortunate to be in the public sector.
     
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  11. Twentyman

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

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    Sorry to hear about the job, bud. I imagine quite a few of us are in the same boat. Hang in there, lads.
     
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  12. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    AJ - KO 7-9. Too good for Chisora who will be walked on to shots
    Fury - Wide UD. Miller has a bit of success but wins 2 rounds max. Fury too rangy, and too good.
    Whyte - TKO. Chin of Hrgovic the issue for me
    Povetkin - KO/Points - Favour Povetkin with the left hand being the difference
    Wilder v Joyce - Very interesting match up. Joyce has zero hand speed and foot speed but is fundamentally sound and has a good chin. I'd lean towards Wilder
    Ruiz - TKO. Too good for any version of Ortiz for me, who's career has been all smokes and mirrors
    Usyk - Late TKO/ wide UD. Too soon for Dubois to fight a boxer of this level.
    Parker - Close points. Tough to call. I think an in shape Parker is a better heavyweight than Hunter, but i wouldnt be on the outcome when Parker is involved. Threw away the fight with Whyte that was his for the taking.
     
  13. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Cheers boys. Still not sure if I'm getting this 80% wages thing or if I got to join the other half a million people to claim ESA for a whopping £73 a week.

    Hope you both carry on working and earning.
     
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    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Sorry to hear this mate. Hopefully the market self corrects sooner rather than later
     
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  15. im sparticus

    im sparticus To The Upmost Full Member

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    Joshua
    Fury
    Whyte
    Povetkin.
    Wilder
    Parker
    Ruiz
    Usyk
    Parker.

    Personally I don't follow the HWs as closely as the other divisions, so I'm not as confident In analysing each of there strengths, weaknesses, styles, and how they would match up etc.
    I feel this is my best pick.
    Look fwd to rd 2
     
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