Shanon Courtney vs Ebanie Bridge

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  1. Erik

    Erik Active Member Full Member

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    You can get those anal swab tests now for covid. So I'm sure Adam Smith has been suggesting adopting that method in the matchroom bubble since he heard about it, and for the tests to be administered by himself. All in the name of fighter safety of course.
     
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  2. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    That racks not real the case is made,
    Those tits just must have been man made,
    Yet in spite of evidence from their vision,
    The Judges are tied, A split decision!

    O'Connor's got his scalpel out,
    When from the girl he hears a shout,
    She stares aghast lets out a groan,
    O' Connor's looking at his phone,
     
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  3. Fibbo

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    Terry O'Connor stands his ground
    Has a quick feel and gives her the round
    What about me roars young Shannon
    You win the other rounds if you taste my small cannon

    Adam Smith roars what a fantastic pair
    Ebanie loses complaining the judging unfair
    Adam asked Matt how he scored
    Matt told him get the alcohol poured
     
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  4. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    His father transformed darts with that. The vast majority of the people who go to the darts just want to go and get wasted. The big change happened with both Premier League Darts and when the World Championship moved from the Circus Tavern to the Alexandra Palace. More drunk people equates to more money for all, including the players, but somewhat to the detriment of true darts fans who believe that the attendees are just louts. People say that it is a great atmosphere, but they obviously don't remember how it used to be when only real darts fans would go to the events.

    Alcohol is a huge part of Barry and Eddie's marketing.

    It might get to the stage soon where they will introduce areas similar to mosh pits for people who want to let loose.
     
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  5. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    They moan about young Eddie's cards,
    But this key point they've missed,
    They wouldn't care whose fighting who,
    If they got properly pissed,
     
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  6. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    When I hear Sweet Caroline I look around for a glass to smash to use as a weapon, that's what Matchroom have done to me, I can't be held responsible for my actions when Sweet Caroline comes on.
     
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  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Darts - Planet Funk - Chase The Sun

    Boxing - Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

    Waaaaaaay
     
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  8. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

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    But you still get pissed all the same right? Maybe that's just me then.
     
  9. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Think this is the most I have ever wanted a boxer to pick up a knock in camp so the fight doesn't go ahead. Not fussy which one it is either.
     
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  10. roddy

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    I f*cking hate that song. Comes on the radio at work all the time and it just reminds me of the blazer crew fist pumping 'OH OH OHHHH'.
     
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  11. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's just so vapid isn't it. Insulting to the audience they're after really.

    They have no interest in educating the audience about the sport I don't think, otherwise they may cotton on that lots of fights on MR cards are mismatches. Other promoters do this too of course, but relevant to the discussion to focus on MR.

    You read Matchroom FC types also using the cliches that you hear in boxing but unable to back them up, for example

    "X is 'all wrong' for Y" - what does that mean? In a way it's quite a clever one, because the implication is that fighter X's style is impossible for fighter Y to beat thus doesn't require much breakdown or justification.

    "Chisora/Whyte/Price are always in entertaining fights" - This one is a bit more understandable, and to an extent there's some truth here. It can be fun to watch two limited yet powerful fighters swinging at eachother. What MR use it for is to justify adding limited fighters (such as the aforementioned) to a PPV card or make them the main event.

    There's loads more as well. All usually said by Hearn.

    It is a shame that their audience is basically people whereby boxing is their 3rd or 4th favourite sport. I appreciate there probably isn't enough boxing super fans to generate the PPV buys so I can see why they do it, but I believe overall it dumbs down the quality of the product on Sky.

    Conversely I actually quite like Hearn as an entertainer. I don't believe he takes himself too seriously, his interviews are usually fairly enjoyable (albeit outrageously biased) and he's quite a fun personality. I just feel he and Matchroom dumb down the sport a great deal.
     
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  12. roddy

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    I have a drink yeah but I'm there to watch boxing.

    The last Matchroom event I went to was Taylor v Prograis at the O2 and half the crowd was just stood in the concourse drinking and singing songs that had no relevance to boxing while the undercard was on. A group of lads in front of us actually got up and left after Chisora had fought and didn't even stay for the main event.
     
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  13. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Can you imagine if Bridges wins???
     
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  14. roddy

    roddy Member Full Member

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    I agree with all that. I don't mind Hearn himself, he's just a salesman and probably knows himself he's full of sh*t, it's the absolute idiots who hang off his every work. Both pundits and casuals. It's like boxing doesn't exist outside of Matchroom.
     
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  15. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A lot of sports fall for this.

    Horse Racing, always says we are the second most attended sport in this country. A fraction of this amount actually have any knowledge or interest in it. Ascot advertise it as a "Garden Party" so just an excuse to snort lines at Spoons over breakfast, then be "lads punting the ponies".

    I rarely go big meetings any more, becuase this "casual" crowd that flock to the boxing have probably been at horses all afternoon. Remember a few years back being locked into Sandown Park for 2 hours because a couple groups of "LADZ" had had a knife fight just before the finale. Was the Imperial Cup in March. Just absolutely rotten
     
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