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“I was very adamant I wanted 10 rounds especially with the dates they were talking in April. I just thought it made sense.

“Why push myself too hard when it could only be a 10-round fight and I could get ready for it a lot easier?”

https://www.boxingscene.com/jeff-horn-pleased-he-secured-ten-rounds-tim-tszyu--146496

Unless this is about trying to preserve Horn's damaged eyes it makes zero sense to me.
Maybe he doesn't want to go without pizzas again through camp and can only get himself in shape for 10
 
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“I was very adamant I wanted 10 rounds especially with the dates they were talking in April. I just thought it made sense.

“Why push myself too hard when it could only be a 10-round fight and I could get ready for it a lot easier?”

https://www.boxingscene.com/jeff-horn-pleased-he-secured-ten-rounds-tim-tszyu--146496

Unless this is about trying to preserve Horn's damaged eyes it makes zero sense to me.
Could be a psychological ploy, it's only going to take me ten rounds max mate. Or, yeah, less risk of more cuts.
 
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Jeff Fenech says his fighters will not contest WBA title fights. This is i response to what he described as the 'disgusting' officiating of WBA Oceania representative Francisco Martinez.
 

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Zac Dunn has just turned 29 and seems to be stagnating. Hasn't fought since June last year. Though I think he had a fight scheduled for October that fell through.
 
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Interestingly Tim Tszyu has opened as a slight favourite with the betting agencies.
That is interesting, Horn draws a lot of 'hate' so there are plenty who want to see Tszyu 2 beat him. Of course wishing is one thing and reality is another, Horn could be a good thing for a bet.
 
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That is interesting, Horn draws a lot of 'hate' so there are plenty who want to see Tszyu 2 beat him. Of course wishing is one thing and reality is another, Horn could be a good thing for a bet.
It’s odd that Horn draws so much hate though.
He’s mostly been pretty quiet and respectful.

almost seems you can’t win with Aussie fans. Loud, brash and cocky Mundine was hated by many. Just about the polar opposite in Horn seems to draw a lot of negatives as well
 

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It’s odd that Horn draws so much hate though.
He’s mostly been pretty quiet and respectful.

almost seems you can’t win with Aussie fans. Loud, brash and cocky Mundine was hated by many. Just about the polar opposite in Horn seems to draw a lot of negatives as well
Many Aussies are of the 'what goes up must come down' mindset and the only thing they enjoy more than building someone up is tearing them down again after they have made it.
 
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Jason Moloney 20-1 and Joshua Greer Jr. 22-1-1 have agreed to terms for a clash that now sees 4 of the 10 best bantamweights in the world on the same April 25th show in Las Vegas. Nevada.

The Naoya Inoue vs John Riel Casimero fight is on the same card.
 

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A member of Joseph Parker's entourage has been banned from the US for 5 years after being refused entry into Los Angeles.

Parker and his manager, David Higgins, are both demanding explanations for the treatment of Sione Mafi Fuavao, who is related to Parker by marriage runs Parker's Youtube channel and does video work for him.

Fuavao was held for 23 hours in a communal cell at the airport last month with no meals, opportunity to sleep, or chance to consult a lawyer or contact family before being turned around.

Authorities have a videotaped confession from Fuavao that he would work illegally while in the US.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119220285/boxer-joseph-parkers-confidante-deported-banned-from-us
 
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A member of Joseph Parker's entourage has been banned from the US for 5 years after being refused entry into Los Angeles.

Parker and his manager, David Higgins, are both demanding explanations for the treatment of Sione Mafi Fuavao, who is related to Parker by marriage runs Parker's Youtube channel and does video work for him.

Fuavao was held for 23 hours in a communal cell at the airport last month with no meals, opportunity to sleep, or chance to consult a lawyer or contact family before being turned around.

Authorities have a videotaped confession from Fuavao that he would work illegally while in the US.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119220285/boxer-joseph-parkers-confidante-deported-banned-from-us
Bit shit treatment for sure.
but I don’t know what explanations Team Parker are expecting. If the immigration mob have a video of ol mate admitting he’d work illegally in the US... that’s all the explanation they need
 

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Daniel Lewis has been sparring talls in preparation for fighting his upcoming super tall opponent Funora.

 

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Zac Dunn 29-1 has landed himself a world title shot. But he is moving up a division to do it.

Dunn will meet WBA interim titleholder Dominic Boesel 30-1, in Germany next month.
 

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Dean Lonergan at the press conference :

“I like Tim. He’s a really good bloke. But, the reality is, Tim’s fought a whole lot of Sydney-level club fighters, as opposed to Jeff Horn. Let’s put it in rugby league terms because Sydneysiders firmly understand that. When you’re playing at under-18 level, it’s easier to stand out. We’re now stepping up to State of Origin, where Jeff’s been performing for the last three years. So it’s going to be interesting to see how we go when the pressure really comes on.”