Whyte adds Harold Knight to coaching team

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  1. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When did he look really good? In what sense? He went life and death with Chisora. Had a ref help him beat Parker. Beat a fat mess in Browne who even Dave ****ing Allen took out.
     
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  2. Heisenberg

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    To a degree, Whyte has dined out on stunning AJ with a left hook and then by scraping past Chisora and Parker. No class at all, showed this by having a lawyer fire Mark Tibbs.
     
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  3. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never have I seen Chisora land as many shots than when he faced Whyte. Nobody can watch them fights and tell me there was a world class level operator in there.
     
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  4. Donald Donaldson

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    Whyte's best win remains Chisora II- so the best he has done is beat a top level gatekeeper who had 9 losses at the time of the fight. That's his greatest achievement in the sport.

    He lost the first fight, but got a Matchroom 'decision' on the cards. He cheated his way to a victory in the Parker fight (had more than a bit of help from the ref) so I'm reluctant to include that. Without the headbutt it's a draw.

    His CV also includes being splattered by AJ after he spent the week before the fight acting like a thug, struggling with Rivas who put him down, going 12 rounds with Dave Allen, and of course being knocked out cold by a middle aged Povetkin.

    He will never, ever win any genuine world title. When the belts scatter in 2022/2023 he will be well past it and a Hrgovic or Yoka would eat him alive.
     
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  5. Inglis_1

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    Geez the HW division is in a dire situation if that's the case.
     
  6. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Disagree.There's plenty of talented fighters is the divison on AJ, Usyk, Hunter, Povetkin, Whyte, Parker, Joyce, Fury, Ruiz, Hrgovic etc. Povetking and Whyte currently have top 5 resumes out of them.
     
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  7. Col Mortimer

    Col Mortimer The question isn't indiscreet.The answer could be Full Member

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    I just hope he's got no long term health issues that can come with the "long covid"
    Some who have had it have serious lingering lung issues etc.
    I hope if he's going to take the rematch that he's definitely 100% fighting fit and healthy.
     
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  8. smithshaun

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  9. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Whyte reminds me of Bellew in the ability department.

    Sort of in that fringe world level area, but above European. The only way I see him winning a title is by sparking someone with a peach of a shot or picking up a vacant title as already mooted.

    How many PPVs will he have been in if the Povetkin rematch is included, will it be 6?
     
  10. Donald Donaldson

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    Parker, Chisora II, Rivas, Povetkin I, Povetkin II so 5 so far.

    Incredible considering how meaningless these fights were (in the grand scheme of things).
     
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  11. BXNG101

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    Kugan is such a plum. Sitting there whilst Dullian spits pure nonsense in his latest interview.

    His latest pearlers include. (paraphrasing them)

    1) We don't really know if Povetkin had covid or he just wanted more time to recover from the beating he took in our last fight.

    2) I want to help people in this current situation, I want to do my bit so I want fans to be at my next fight.

    Oh do fck off Dillian.

    The beating Pov took? He's talking as if he's some killer prime Mike Tyson. Povetkin knocked him spark out. Why on earth would Pov want more time to prepare for a slow predictable plodder like Dillian.

    The 2nd one about him wanting to do his bit. If you want to do your bit then fckin ask to be taken off PPV so that you won't need fans at the stadium, you can have more fans watching it at home and staying safe. You only want fans to be there so you get to pocket more at the end of the night you greedy tosspot.

    Kugan just sits there with dumb gormless expression agreeing with Dillian throughout the whole interview. Arghhhhh.
     
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  12. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    The AJ fight was PPV too although obviously him not being any kind of A side

    Crazy how many pay days he has had for being quite average
     
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  13. TheDank

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    He was seen as the most dangerous, always nodded, Eddies boss has found the same stone that Usyk got licked with. Everyone using different gravy seasonings
     
  14. aaaaa

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    I’d absolutely love it if Povetkin just called it a day.
     
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  15. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

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    He should anyway. I was staggered at the decline in the Hunter fight never mind the Whyte fight. It was quite sad to see. Just proper funny that in the dying embers of his career he managed to chin the hype job.
     
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