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Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa is close to being signed apparently, with December the likely date. Fa reportedly wants $500,000 and it sound like the offer is close to that.
 

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Trucking billionaire Lindsay Fox's 30 metre yacht is docked on the Gold Coast in breach of the COVID rules after slipping out of Melbourne on August 9th and stopping on at least five occasions as it sailed up the east coast.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/hotel-lockdown-for-melbourne-millionaires-after-exemption-revoked-20200825-p55p5v.html

A couple of weeks in quarantine and heavy fines are likely but these people are loaded and probably couldn't give a toss.
Don't the penalties for Covid rules breaches include potential jail time? Those cunts on that yacht and those birds who travelled from Melb through Sydney that had the rona and took it up to QLD..... they are all perfect examples of where the jail part of the penalties should be used.

Or even at the very lest bung an ankle monitor on them and give them 6 months home detention. Keep them away from potentially passing it to the screws and the inmates at the jails
 

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Parker-Fa seems to be edging closer to a reality according to Parker :

"Hopefully we can make a deal. I think it will happen - we have given them what they've asked for. If they don't want to sign, then we are prepared to walk away and fight someone else who is keen to fight - we are talking about a lot of money. I am ready to go. I have been training twice a day. I just want to get back in the ring and give someone a beating."
 

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Heard outstanding amateur heavyweight Justis Huni, who won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Amateur Championships, is turning pro.

Apparently provided he has less than 10 pro fights prior to the Tokyo Olympics he will still be eligible to compete.
 

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Was watching some Lester Ellis, Jeff Fenech fights yesterday and had forgotten neither managed to beat Kelvin Grove. Grove beat Ellis twice and Fenech once, and he stopped both. It took adopted Aussie Kostya Tszyu to beat Groves, and that was in Groves' final career fight.
 

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There was recent talk Cameron Hammond was getting back in the ring - didn't happen.

Now there's talk the equally elusive Paul Fleming might be pulling the gloves on again.

The plan is to pit Fleming 26-0 against Bruno Tarimo 25-2-1. Tarimo is a regular sparring partner of the Moloneys.
 
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Yep, no criticism of the girl from me. As for the creep who paid all that money for her socks. Fucking hell.
The world has some strange people in it and the internet gives them the perfect forum to express it.
I'm just a regular looking bloke but I'd say if I dug deep enough their would be a market for my stinky socks as well.

I'm far to scared to go searching down the rabbit hole to find it though hahaaha.
 
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COVID restrictions eased a tad in Victoria today.

Curfew now 9pm instead of 8pm.

Children's playgrounds open again.

Outdoor exercise duration now 2 hrs max instead of 1 hr max.
 
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Jai Opetia is being directed on a path towards a showdown with IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos. But Jai, who is currently IBF #4, will likely need to first beat IBF #3 Kevin Lerena.

Meanwhile, Dorticos needs to defend agsinst Mairis Breidis in a couple of weeks time.
 
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How do you think Jai fits in amongst the pointy end of the rankings? I don’t know much about cruiser
I like him and have watched at least 4 of his fights, but wondered if he was just a bit over rated. My opinion of him changed when I watched his last fight against 'Boom Boom' Flanagan.

Flanagan is rough and tough and always comes to fight and asked questions of Jai nobody has before, and Jai came through with flying colours.

How big the gap is between Jai and the very top boys in the cruiserweight division I'm not sure. But I think we are going to find out in the next year or so.
 
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I like him and have watched at least 4 of his fights, but wondered if he was just a bit over rated. My opinion of him changed when I watched his last fight against 'Boom Boom' Flanagan.

Flanagan is rough and tough and always comes to fight and asked questions of Jai nobody has before, and Jai came through with flying colours.

How big the gap is between Jai and the very top boys in the cruiserweight division I'm not sure. But I think we are going to find out in the next year or so.
Nice!
Hopefully he does well. Cruiser is kind of a forgotten about division for me to be honest.

Jai is still young and probs starting to peak physically. Probably no time like the present to really test the waters at the top for him.
 
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