Why are we getting heavyweight fights that nobody’s really interested in this year???

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  1. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    I couldn’t care less about any of these and some of the opponents I’ve not even heard of before?

    Just look at this lot

    Dubious vs Richard Lartey - who?
    Chisora vs Senad Gashi - again, who?
    Allen vs Browne - Headlining as well!?
    Gorman vs Fabio Aldanado - who?

    Even AJ vs Miller doesn’t make me want to get up at stupid o’clock to watch miller get flattened

    Also wilder feeding on AJs leftovers in Brezeale, we all know how that on ends.

    When really we should be getting fury vs wilder 2, and AJ vs Whyte.

    Fingers crossed for some good opponents for fury and Whyte. I’d be happy to see whyte vs povetkin and fury vs Ortiz
     
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  2. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Aye 2019 already feels like a bit of a step back not just heavies but the whole of boxing. Not really many quality fights on the horizon.

    Let's hope for a strong finish to the year.
     
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  3. EJC83

    EJC83 Member Full Member

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    The dodging has gone on for so long that now, unless the best fight each other, we're getting served up these kind of fights instead. There are enough top level fighters across the weights for there to be decent fights all year round, but protecting the 0 is just being taken to the extreme now and as a result the best fighting the best isn't anywhere near as frequent as it should be.
     
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  4. Scissors

    Scissors Up the reds Full Member

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    Was it the Ben Davison interview where he said he would prefer Joshua to face Wilder as then it would mean Fury would only have to face one to be named as the greatest? (This was pre the first fight).

    It makes me think if Wilder has pulled out of the DAZN deal is this why? Is he thinking sort of the same thing? Why should he be the one to risk his title again and then if he wins he will have to once again take on Fury?
     
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  5. tdf1974

    tdf1974 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Because AJ shat his pants last year....If him and Wilder had fought we would probably be looking forward to the rematch with Fury dying to take on the winner...As it is now they are 3 points on a triangle who look like they are making good money who dont need each other

    Wilder is the only 1 i believe wants the fights
     
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  6. Scissors

    Scissors Up the reds Full Member

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    So it’s Joshua’s fault Fury withdrew from a rematch with Wilder? And Wilder wants the fights but he’s rejecting $100mil offers!!

    The only way that’s true is if he now goes on signs with Top Rank.

    AJ and his team are seemingly the only ones trying to make the fights happen as we speak.
     
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  7. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Active Member Full Member

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    We aren"t getting the fights we want because of ducking from promoters/management team of fighters.

    So far this year

    Fury ducked Wilder
    Wilder ducked AJ
    Whyte ducked AJ
    Fury ducked AJ
    Povetkin ducked Usyk
     
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  8. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    I don’t have any interest in those fights and I doubt many others do. So are they selling enough tickets just through the casual fans?

    It annoys me when they make fights like these but then other times promoters have said things like ‘oh that’s a hard fight to make because nobody’s really heard of that opponent so it probably won’t happen’
     
  9. tdf1974

    tdf1974 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes it is Joshuas fault....correct

    He has gone from Hero to Zero in no time at all.....If i was him i would get back on the juice and start knocking some bums out in America to get some interest back in himself because filling out Wembley against Takam or Pulev aint happening no more...
     
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  10. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    • Wilder is going back to the bum carousel after almost losing his 0 to both Ortiz and Fury
    • Tyson Fury is being completely unreasonable in terms of making the AJ fight.
    • AJ as the man in the division doesnt need to go chasing either Wilder or Fury around like a ***** to make a fight.

    So realistically I dont think we see Wilder facing another top opponent and he eventually ends his career by getting bounced and beaten up by one of his lower level opponents. Tyson Fury is super unpredictable - he may eventually decide to take the AJ fight and stop being unreasonable.

    There are of course alot of great prospects coming through and they are the future of the division. The top 3 at the moment are on borrowed time and will all lose in the next 3-4 years (based on historical precedent).
     
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  11. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    Another duff heavy fight, I heard rumoured for Fury is against the recently stopped Jennings, in June.
    Just forget the overpaid behemoths. There are plenty of great boxers in other weights due to fight. Berchelt v Vargas, Jacobs v Beefy Alvarez, Loma v Commey, after next month's workout, the WBSS tournament, Warrington, Cruz, Valdez unifications joined hopefully by the L/heavies and one to cherish in a few hours in Texas. Yes, just forget the squabbling multi -millionaires, there's plenty to look forward to.
     
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  12. Heisenberg

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    I think that AJ is coming across now as the only one realistically chasing the big fights. Just as Fury was happy to live off the Klitschko fight for a couple of years, he’s clearly happy to live off the Wilder one now. For Wilder it’s normal service resumed and a return to the bum of the month club.
     
  13. carlingeight

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    Boxing can be a bit backwards at times. We've recently seen the market go slightly crazy with more money pumped in than ever before, and somehow that leads to worse fights getting made.

    It's hard to think of any other sport or event where such a thing can happen. At the moment it's looking like you can write 2019 off as far as the top of the heavyweight division is concerned.
     
  14. Trafford

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    It is clear as day that Wilder doesnt want that fight.... If its a case of wanting the fight but not on DAZN then why not make a counter offer to AJ with a contract and actual details for the fight after Miller. They have run away from the money of a lifetime and the unification fight.

    Hearn said over the weekend they did not even negotiate. They did not even say they would do it for $50m or they would want 2 fights before Joshua... nothing just listened and walked away.
     
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  15. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    To answer the OP the fans get what they deserve.

    Since boxing fans became somehow programmed by boxing promoters to think and speak like boxing promoters (and more recently like tv execs) the fans themselves have the excuses on hand - ready to parrot verbatim - when the big fights don’t get made

    It’s got so chronic that postie Dave from Dudley will argue vehemently with Pete the mechanic from Liverpool about how many hundreds of millions it should take to make the fight, and why the tv execs simply cannot be expected to make it unless x y z.

    I just want to see the fights. I’m a boxing fan. I don’t care how much another man earns, I’ll leave that to the female of the species to gossip over. Make the fights.
     
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