Ritson v Townend

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Blue Manc, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Blue Manc

    Blue Manc Member Full Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    Could be a war. Will be interesting to see if Ritson has developed anymore basic boxing skills or will he just try to blast Townend out?Townend can bang too so like I say it could be a cracker
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  2. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Easy fight for Ritson this, mate. He’ll carry him for a few rounds, practice some of the improvements he’s made in the gym before blasting him out. 5 rounds I reckon.
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  3. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I favour Ritson heavily but it could be interesting for a couple of reasons.

    Firstly Ritson has lost and is coming straight off the back of that defeat, you never know how a fighter reacts to a defeat, sometimes the bubble bursts, Ritson had a lot of momentum and there was a real buzz around him and that's not there any longer, that air of invincibility has gone, he and everybody else knows he is beatable at that level, it wasn't as if he just got beat by some elite level fighter.

    Also Ritson was hurt in that fight, so he can be hit and he can be hurt, Townsend for all his faults and there are quite a few can dig a little bit.

    Body shots, Ritson openly admitted, maybe even stupidly that he never recovered from a body shot early in the fight against Patera, did he expose a genuine weakness? If Townend targets that body from the opening bell it could be very interesting.

    I'm surprised Ritson didn't come back against a lower level opponent, just a quick blast out type fight to blow those cobwebs off and shake that defeat off, anyway like I say I heavily favour Ritson but Townend could cause him some problems.
  4. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Townend isn't a particularly great boxer so Ritson should manage to get his power shots off easily enough to force a stoppage. However if he hasn't shaken the ghost of the defeat though he could come unstuck - it all depends how he bounces back. The hype around him disappeared very quickly once he had his head boxed off.

    I can see Hearn guiding him fairly safely for 5 fights or so and then feeding him to Campbell.
  5. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    Should be a Ritson blowout. Couple of these and then they can go for Euro level again
  6. "TKO"

    "TKO" Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I would favour Ritson, he's shown that he can product results at this level. But Townend can bang so it could be interesting. Even if Ritson blows him away though, he needs to show something to suggest next time will be different at the higher level.
  7. Super Punch Out

    Super Punch Out Member Full Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    Ritson KO victory.

    I can't see Townend out fiddling him or winning by KO. English level at best.
  8. im sparticus

    im sparticus To The Upmost Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Townsend only has one stoppage at 135 against Peter cope. I'm not sure he's carrying his power up from 130, he was always known as a massive 130er.
    Townsend does go well to the body tho and seemingly that is a soft spot for ritson.
    I'm not sure Townends heart is in the game anymore, it was local common knowledge that he dropped off in the past couple of years.
    As long as the defeat hasn't taken too much out of ritson in I'm expecting him to win this, altho Townsend gas a decent punches chance
  9. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Remember Steven Superbad barnes he couldn't comeback after being handed his loss
    A loss can make or break a fighter
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  10. Willis Brown

    Willis Brown Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Ritson made short work of the last 3/4 British fighters he shared the ring with so you would figure he should have enough to win this one ? He did look a bit one diamensional he his loss for the Euro title where the general feeling was that winning was a given ! Bad night at the office for sure but only time will tell if Ritson can progress past British title level .
  11. Nicksp1976

    Nicksp1976 Member Full Member

    Oct 17, 2017
    I think Ritson wins this one but I expect Townend to give him some rounds. Ritson did look one dimensional in his last fight but I think he took a step up too early. People complain about certain boxers having easy fights and want them to move up quickly however when a boxer does it too quickly and loses then everyone says they are no good (It's the same scenario with Cheeseman). I just hope the loss hasn't damaged him too much as I think Ritson has the ability to fight for a world title one day in the future and beating Townend will give him good confidence and get him back on that path to the next level.