Womens Boxing

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Noel857, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Trivial Annoyance Gold Medalist Full Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    It’s not archaic to think women’s boxing is garbage. It is. You got a couple of fun fights during lockdown. Great. The quality was still diabolical. You might as well be watching area title fights, they’re just as fun and you’re significantly more likely to get a KO.

    That card at the weekend was ****e as well. It’s going to get in the way of men’s boxing soon because it’s cheaper to put on.
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  2. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    They really lack the power to end a fight or turn a fight on its head with one punch, which is what makes boxing a great sport. Should a top female emerge in the UK who can do that at the top level, they could be a big crossover star.
  3. Erik

    Erik Active Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Women's boxing is still light years behind that and it's nothing to do with giving them a chance or getting them more exposure, it's basic biology. Half decent 14 year-old boys in gyms up and down the country would flatten Katie Taylor or Terri Harper without breaking a sweat and that's just reality.

    Just look at the USA women's football team. Head and shoulders the best and most dominant women's team ever and they got thrashed by Dallas under 15's. The greatest women's football team of all time got hammered by a bunch of 14 year-olds who will be many, many levels below the standard we have in the academies here even in lower leagues.

    That's why people generally don't want to watch women's sports, certainly not when it's put along side the men anyway. It just isn't very good and no amount of brainwashing or virtue signalling about equality and all that rollox will make me ignore the objective reality that I can see with my own two eyes.
  4. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    They wanted to pop a rating and they did so- not much more to say than that really. If all women’s boxing is on the Matchroom YouTube channel going forward then that can only be a good thing for those on the card.
  5. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    3 minute rounds can change that, I really think women's boxing would benefit from that extra minute, think how different history would be if all rounds were 2 minutes.
  6. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    I agree that there definitely needs to be a switch to 3 minute rounds. I don't think it changes that ability for fight to turn on its head any minute, but it would definitely improve it as a spectacle.
  7. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    Why? So they can elbow men out of cards and so your daughter can get her head bashed in by roider butches at the local gym when she takes up the sport after being inspired by the liberation of women from being women?
  8. dryzer

    dryzer Active Member Full Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    why are you surprised? britain is packed full of misogynists, bigots and racists, this board only reflects that.
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  9. George forearm

    George forearm Member Full Member

    Aug 10, 2020
    I'm Irish and I don't know a single soul that watched it
  10. Safin

    Safin Active Member Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    That might be the case, but 3 minute rounds means that viewers would have to endure more women's boxing. 2 minute rounds are long enough when you're waiting on bouts that are coming on after the women finish.
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  11. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    I also think as the talent pool increases you'll start to see more KO's happen.

    I would say only recently is the talent pool starting to increase, it'll still be another 5years or so yet until we start to see more and more quality come through. It's starting to pick up pace now.

    Agree also that a lot more women are in the boxing gyms now, I personally don't mind watching the fights.
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  12. Twentyman

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

    Apr 20, 2016
    This is so true. I would bet that the higher percentage of knockdowns occur in the final minute of a round in men’s boxing. It can take a couple of minutes to build that momentum and accumulation.
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  13. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    There is a very shallow talent pool in womens boxing and too big a jump in class from the elite women to everyone else, that said there will be many who just dont like it because of their own attitudes towards it and will always have something against it.

    Yes women will never be as physically strong as the men but so what its not always about that, if people are competively matched with a good skill level you get great fights. I enjoyed the 3 fights at the weekend, though taylors was bit one sided, fought in a good spirit.

    Its a chicken and egg situation, for years in boxing and sport in general women and girls have been told boxing in particular is not for them for men only (katie taylor had to pretend to be a lad ffs not that long ago), that ranged from rules actually barring them to just hearing their own dads etc go on like people on here are. So they dont start or try training at their local gym amateur gym because theirs this thing their that its not for them, so no wonder theirs not a huge talent pool yet. Unless its promoted, young girls have role models to look up to in the sport etc their never will be that talent pool. Its interesting to note the difference in womens boxing and womens ufc, dont know if its cos boxing is an older sport and more set in its ways, but you get competitive matches their, the matches are promoted just for being great matches on par with the fellas and the fans buy into it. Things are getting better and more are getting involved, we have a couple more girls wanting to box at our amateur gym when a few years ago there were none, but theres still a long way to go.

    So personally as boxing fans, id like to see us all backing it
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  14. FP 2.0

    FP 2.0 Member Full Member

    Aug 12, 2019
    I’m very surprised that a forum filled with mostly insecure and small minded men respond negatively to a question posed about women’s boxing.
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  15. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Thank you. This post cuts out all the crap about it being caveman Like and hits the nail on the head. Anyone see Harry’s Heroes? The fat old footballers were battered by under 13/14 boys and got a draw with Crystal Palace women (apparently top of the women’s championship). This is the point, you’re getting short changed, fact.

    No way should it be infiltrating mainstream shows, it’s an excuse for cheapness and lack of male stars. But there would be many decent lads crying out for an opportunity on them shows.

    If women want to box what’s wrong with it being on women’s only shows?
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