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Sky commentary during Superfly card

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by PaddyGarcia, Sep 13, 2017.



  1. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Paul Smith's Highlight Reel Full Member

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    Anyone else think it was particularly awful?

    They seemed oblivious to ANYTHING Cuadras done, instead spuking their pants whenever Estrada took a step back. During the same fight Barker said "It's a really close fight" and then "It'd be a robbery if Cuadras won".

    Spencer Oliver referred to Inoue as 'one for the future'. Christ.

    Just thought Oliver and Barker were really poor, way worse than usual. I don't even need to talk about Adam Smith. "Just looked toward the corner as if to say..."
     
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  2. dellboi94

    dellboi94 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Barker is truly awful, always sounds like he's come home from the pub. Nice guy, but awful commentator imo.
     
  3. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Paul Smith's Highlight Reel Full Member

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    Him and Macklin weren't bad when they first started with Sky but they've gradually started towing the company line as the rest tend to do. Was so painfully obvious neither of them had watched Estrada fight before.
     
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    Bensub Boxing Addict Full Member

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    They basically had no knowledge of the fighter, their punch selection or history in the ring of each fighter, poor.
     
  5. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Big problem is half the commentators clearly don't watch much boxing, or at least of a lot of the guys there commentating on. Good football commentators watch the teams their strengths weaknesses etc why all boxing commentators don't do the same i will never know. Instead of constant ex boxers why not get more trainers commentating as they can generally break down a fights tactics better.
     
  6. Twentyman

    Twentyman Active Member Full Member

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    I watched the Cuadras-Estrada fight on mute cos my missus was asleep next to me, I put my headphones on after about 6 rounds and was amazed about how much they were praising Estrada...I thought Cuadras was outboxing him for the first half of the fight.
     
  7. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Paul Smith's Highlight Reel Full Member

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    Yeah, I agree. Was watching it with a friend and I said to her "Either all 3 of these guys are talking ****e or I really don't know what I'm talking about".

    Not that those are mutually exclusive...
     
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  8. yesihavearm2

    yesihavearm2 ESB Chinchecker Full Member

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    Inoue is godlike. Top 10 P4P right now for sure.

    Wouldn't fancy Kal's chances against him at all.
     
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  9. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Paul Smith's Highlight Reel Full Member

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    He'd beat Kal for sure, but I was saying in another thread that I'm just not quite as high on Inoue as most seem to be. I rate him for sure but...I don't know, he just hasn't made a statement that amazes me totally yet.
     
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    Octolony shore Active Member Full Member

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    I don't care for them commentators either but I had estrada winning pretty easily, I am away to watch it again to make sure.
     
  11. Windrunner07

    Windrunner07 Member Full Member

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    We should just be happy they showed the card guys that's all that matters at the end of the day. Commentators are a hit or miss we know that .. Special mention to Inoue and especially Rungvisia .. think he lost his first 2 pro fights
     
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  12. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Paul Smith's Highlight Reel Full Member

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    Yeah, that's a good point. Chuffed Sky picked it up
     
  13. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Active Member Full Member

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    Froch is the worst by a mile. Absolute clueless about any fighter other than household names like Joshua or Brook. I'm convinced he only knows about 10 fighters in the sport.
     
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    Windrunner07 Member Full Member

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    When he called Errol Spence Jnr 'spencer' all night. Was actually pathetic
     
  15. Peter Cattermole

    Peter Cattermole New Member Full Member

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    Dunno why they cannot just take the USA version of the HBO Commentary (not the crap international feed)-its much better although unlike HBO this time, i thought Estrada won most of the rounds