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DB Cooper

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Never heard of Fa.
Sounds a bit of a piss take to be demanding a big pay day in these Covid times against a former world champ who’s still a top contender
Fa and Parker fought 4 times in the amateurs for 2 wins each and Fa is 19-0 in the pros. So he has credentials.

Parker is WBO #2 and Fa is WBO #6.

Read that Fa wants a 1/3 split. Which doesn't sound unreasonable.
 
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DB Cooper

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Dundee Kim's split from team Horn has turned into a real shit fight. Glenn Rushton having plenty to say.
 

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Looks like there will be a rematch between Andrew Moloney and Joshua Franco in mid to late November.

Franco won their first meeting on points, bursting Moloney's ear drum in the process and sending him off to hospital.

There was a rematch clause in the contract apparently.
 
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Looks like there will be a rematch between Andrew Moloney and Joshua Franco in mid to late November.

Franco won their first meeting on points, bursting Moloney's ear drum in the process and sending him off to hospital.

There was a rematch clause in the contract apparently.
How do you see the rematch playing out?

I reckon Franco no doubt is favourite but Moloney can definitely improve. I think he stood and fought to much with Franco. He needs to box and move more.
But that’s hard to do when you don’t have the power to get Franco’s respect
 
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DB Cooper

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What went down?

Rushton at times comes across as a bit of a dick in my opinion
Rushton is now accusing Kim of using Horn as a way of promoting himself and his gym and that he wasn't in it for the right reasons. Not sure if it is a way of helping build the fight or whether there are genuinely sour grapes between them?
 
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DB Cooper

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How do you see the rematch playing out?

I reckon Franco no doubt is favourite but Moloney can definitely improve. I think he stood and fought to much with Franco. He needs to box and move more.
But that’s hard to do when you don’t have the power to get Franco’s respect
The first fight was pretty close. From memory Moloney started well and faded. The fact that it was close probably means either has the capacity to win the rematch. Franco is claiming he will stop Moloney this time.
 
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The first fight was pretty close. From memory Moloney started well and faded. The fact that it was close probably means either has the capacity to win the rematch. Franco is claiming he will stop Moloney this time.
I got that feeling as well. Though I reckon a bit of Moloney fading was a result of the constant pressure Franco had on him.

Franco was walking him down all fight and at some point Moloney had to stand and set his feet to punch back in an effort to land with enough power to get Franco to stop coming in. Once that happened he began playing into Franco’s strengths.

Moloney will need to be ready to keep it at range the whole 12 this time.
 
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Rushton is now accusing Kim of using Horn as a way of promoting himself and his gym and that he wasn't in it for the right reasons. Not sure if it is a way of helping build the fight or whether there are genuinely sour grapes between them?
Kim has accused Rushton of being a control freak, not going to argue with that.
 

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Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa appears to be edging closer to getting made.

Fa's American promoter Lou DiBella spoke about the possibility in the podcast below. Tune in to about 30 minutes in :



For the lazy :

"I'm working on a really big fight right now in New Zealand, which would be one of the biggest matchups in the history of New Zealand boxing, in the history of the heavyweight division, between Joe Parker and Junior Fa. So I've been talking to David Higgins, who represents Joe Parker, and we have been negotiating for the last week or so, " DiBella said.

"Their borders are pretty much shut off if Joe Parker wants a big fight in New Zealand this year. He's going to have to fight one of my guys, either Junior Fa or Hemi Ahio, and I've been negotiating with Parker's people to see if we can get that done... I think the winner of a fight of that magnitude would be such a PPV star in New Zealand."
 

DB Cooper

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Victoria's new COVID infections dropped to 116 for the past 24 hours.

That is our lowest daily figure since July 5th which is actually when we went into lockdown. The daily figure then had reached 74.

There's some light at the end of the tunnel. Just got to keep doing what we are doing.
 
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Victoria's new COVID infections dropped to 116 for the past 24 hours.

That is our lowest daily figure since July 5th which is actually when we went into lockdown. The daily figure then had reached 74.

There's some light at the end of the tunnel. Just got to keep doing what we are doing.
Keep wearing masks in public. Stay away from each other. Things are going to settle down mate