Rematch clause in a final eliminator?

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  1. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool "Let's get ready to crumble" Full Member

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    It's laughable that a PPV fight billed as the WBC eliminator is only an eliminator if the right man wins. Lol.

    Although I don't see either of these 2 having much chance against Fury or AJ anyway.
     
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's funny how Parker's request for a rematch with Whyte went nowhere, a fight that ended with Whyte being pretty much saved by the final bell and the scoring for Whyte was infuenced by a wrong call for a knockdown.
    The rematch would have drawn a decent audience too.

    Even Oscar Rivas, who knocked Whyte down going 12 rounds in a close fight, then afterwards found out Whyte had tested positive for steroids in a pre-fight, had good cause for a rematch.

    Now we have Whyte being sparked out by Povetkin in the 5th round, no controversy at all, being lined up for a rematch.

    The double standard, bias and corruption is all so blatant you really have to laugh.
     
  3. Gomo

    Gomo Active Member Full Member

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    What I don't understand is why did whyte have to fight an "eliminator" he has been mandatory forever and should be next in line for a shot, why did he have to fight an eliminator.

    He chose to fight Povetkin when he didn't have to and for that he shoud (and has) got an immediate rematch clause in the contract. And rightly so.
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He didn't "have to" fight Povetkin. He wanted to fight Povetkin for the money. Povetkin was credible to sell it as a PPV main event. I don't think the WBC ordered this fight at all. Hearn and Whyte wanted it.

    And, likewise, it was only billed as an "eliminator" to help it sell as a PPV, and to pre-hype the projected shot at the Fury/Wilder winner.
    It wasn't really an eliminator at all, as has been demonstrated.
     
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