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« Reply #7230 on: July 05, 2022, 12:33:37 AM »
I wouldn't be an avid or very knowledgeable boxing fan, but recently started following The Loneliest Sport page on Facebook, if you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth a look.  It just gives a short quote from different fighters, and I usually end up on Wikipedia afterwards reading a bit more about their lives and careers.  Some really fascinating and interesting stories and characters.

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« Reply #7231 on: July 05, 2022, 09:54:33 AM »
There are some boxers out there with very colourful lives, with a lot of them ending up dead in tragic (or not so tragic ways too).  Just think of Gatti's death which is shrouded in controversy.  Add in Corrie Sanders, Edwin Valero (possibly greatest boxer you never heard of), Carlos Monzon, Antonio Cermeno, Hector Camacho, Vernon Forrest, Trevor Berbick, Alexis Arguello, Alejandro Gonzalez Jr (who knocked Frampton down twice), Freddie Mills, Sonny Liston and Pernell Whitaker.  Freddie Mills life story is crazy, even the rumours about how or why he met his end.
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« Reply #7232 on: July 06, 2022, 12:20:59 AM »
Anyone watch "The Kings", 4 part documentary on Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Leonard. Thoroughly enjoyable watch. Duran some man for one man.

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« Reply #7233 on: July 06, 2022, 03:20:11 PM »
Anyone watch "The Kings", 4 part documentary on Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Leonard. Thoroughly enjoyable watch. Duran some man for one man.

Not seen it but I doubt you'll read a better sports book than George Kimabll's "Four Kings"

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« Reply #7234 on: July 09, 2022, 11:10:56 PM »
Chisora, no idea how he won that.

Is there a sport where the judges see totally different things? 116-112 and then 112-116.
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« Reply #7235 on: July 09, 2022, 11:17:11 PM »
Chisora, no idea how he won that.

Is there a sport where the judges see totally different things? 116-112 and then 112-116.

Was ‘watching’ the betting on it, which bid general the best you can gauge live, after round 8 they had him in front well enough, always a good indicator I feel
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« Reply #7236 on: July 09, 2022, 11:28:11 PM »
I thought Chisora deserved that, landed far more significant punches.
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« Reply #7237 on: August 06, 2022, 10:47:09 PM »
Some change in style by Conlan.
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« Reply #7238 on: August 06, 2022, 11:16:04 PM »
Never seen a lad slip as much as that opponent…they weren’t knockdowns either.  Still not convinced by Conlon but sure it’ll be the bigger fights where he’s properly judged

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« Reply #7239 on: August 07, 2022, 12:26:54 PM »
Anyone watch "The Kings", 4 part documentary on Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Leonard. Thoroughly enjoyable watch. Duran some man for one man.

Not seen it but I doubt you'll read a better sports book than George Kimabll's "Four Kings"

Thats a brilliant book. Where can you watch this documentary?

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« Reply #7240 on: August 07, 2022, 01:17:03 PM »
Commonwealth gold for Irish 57Kg champion Jude Gallagher from Newtownstewart. Neither semi finalist or finalist would go into the ring with him. Watch out, this guy could be Irelands next boxing superstar.

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« Reply #7241 on: August 08, 2022, 10:26:25 PM »
Anyone watch "The Kings", 4 part documentary on Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Leonard. Thoroughly enjoyable watch. Duran some man for one man.

Not seen it but I doubt you'll read a better sports book than George Kimabll's "Four Kings"

Thats a brilliant book. Where can you watch this documentary?
Not sure, think it's on Prime but mightn't be free. I saw it on the dodgy box.