Shannon Courtenay first statement since being beaten by Rachel Ball

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  1. Injin Chi

    Injin Chi Member Full Member

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    I'm lost as to why she wasn't advised to make a "congratulations to my worthy opponent" and "I'm going to train every day to avenge this loss, it's going to be my life's focus" type statement. It would have been so easy and gained her so much of the credit she appears to have lost. Truthfully I couldn't stick her before the Ball fight and I was glad she got her dinner handed to her but in truth if she'd been really humble I'd have probably warmed to her.
     
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  2. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The only thing I have an issue with is her saying boxing is her entire life. She joined a boxing gym in 2015 to lose weight, she's 27.
     
  3. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

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    Hmmmm I’m really not sure on that. I thought Shannon lost by a point and don’t like her at all but after the kd nothing really happened in that round to make me think that
     
  4. Heisenberg

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    Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser... Vince Lombardi.
     
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  5. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

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    Hahaha. I hated that jig so Much
     
  6. Safin

    Safin Active Member Full Member

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    A man is 40 and married his wife at 36. They have 2 children. Can't he say his life is his family?

    She's not very good, but to make statements like that is just stupid.

    Anything which becomes someone's "life" has not always existed as such, unless you are taking "life" as literally as possible. The word "entirely" in this context is used as nothing more than an expression akin to an adverb. She doesn't mean that boxing has been her entire life, but is.
     
  7. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

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    From an article on BLH


    "It’s also worth noting that the fight was originally contracted at junior featherweight, and Matchroom kept promoting it as such even though the contract weight had to be adjusted late, with Courtenay weighing in at 126¾, which doesn’t meet the featherweight limit, let alone junior featherweight.

    The clearest thing is that Courtenay, who turned pro in March 2019, still has plenty of work to do. She’s got great heart and determination, but a lot of flaws in the ring, and she might have been pushed a bit too hard for her actual ability at this stage. But now she’ll have the chance to tighten up her work, maybe, and come back improved. Sometimes a loss isn’t the worst thing."

    Missed the original weight by some margin, so quite unprofessional before and after imo.

    Agree with all of the article, chance to tighten up her work and improve.
     
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  8. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

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    For me I think the fact that she’s on tv and well known and being pushed by matchroom/sky is doing her no favours. She’s just not good enough to warrant it. She’d be better off learning how to box low key for a while
     
  9. Bondy365

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    Cant be bothered with her any more. Dont see why matchroom signed her, and if she wasnt attractive no one would have heard of her.

    5 nobodies, steps up, but not an elite fighter and loses, being put on the canvas in the process. I respect everyone who steps in a ring, but let's not forget shes just lost to a full time social worker as a professional of which she had a stone weight advantage over.

    Not interested in heart felt letters to fans, just show us boxing fans what you can do in your next fight.
     
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    I'd be much more interested in matchroom signing Rachel Ball. Girl carries a lot of power and given a professional coach and the same opportunities as shannon and shed be the far superior fighter. Showed true grit and a granite chin against a much heavier fighter
     
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  11. EJC83

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    It's not stupid because everyone knows what she is trying to make out here.
     
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  12. Here's Johnny

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    I’ve never heard that but I’ve always tried to say that in my own way. I’m a good winner, too gracious and almost apologetic. I’m a proper sore loser.
     
  13. Here's Johnny

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    The best loser ever was Brian Rose after his Carson Jones loss. Kicking everything he could see back stage haha.
     
  14. EJC83

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  15. N17

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    First interview.. I'm only 2 minutes in and she's already saying she hasn't shown her face because.. "mental health".





    With respect, if a close points defeat in your 6th fight is chewing up your mental health to that extreme then maybe boxing isn't for you.