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DB Cooper

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Hate to say it but I have him as a big underdog.

Would love to be proven wrong though. Would have no dramas eating my humble pie if the scores the upset
He is more a longshot than an underdog. Hard to see how he can come away with the win really. But we'll see soon enough how he fares.
 
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He is more a longshot than an underdog. Hard to see how he can come away with the win really. But we'll see soon enough how he fares.
Longshot/underdog.. semantics really....
Not to be to negative... but I mean to say that I believe the general consensus and expectation would be for Inoue to win and I can't say I disagree.

Anyways though... I'll get that out of the way now. Time to use the power of positive thoughts and try will it into existence!!

Lets go Moloney!!!! Make us proud!!
 

DB Cooper

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Moloney, typical Aussie boxer, tough as nails but lacking in a champion's technique. He gave it everything.
Agree with you but I think Naoya Inoue is a very special talent and will be ranked with the ATGs by the time his career is over.
 
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Agree with you but I think Naoya Inoue is a very special talent and will be ranked with the ATGs by the time his career is over.
Certainly, did you see in his post fight interview where he talked about his KO punch and how happy he was because he had practised it. To me that shows the difference, he is a student, a boxing technicion.
 

DB Cooper

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Certainly, did you see in his post fight interview where he talked about his KO punch and how happy he was because he had practised it. To me that shows the difference, he is a student, a boxing technicion.
I'm sure Moloney practiced a lot of stuff too but Inoue is in a different league.
 

DB Cooper

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Ebanie 'Blonde Bomber' Bridges has injured her arm and has been forced to withdraw from her title fight with Rachel Ball.
 

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Teofimo Lopez's camp have been contacted by George Kambosos' camp about defending his title in Australia.

Australia's favourable COVID situation probably means there is some chance this fight could actually come off. The financial side would have to stack up as well of course.

The way Lopez dealt with Lomachenko leads me to think GK would have very little chance of beating him. But styles make fights and all that.
 
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DB Cooper

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Vegas Larfield, a young Aussie with only 1 pro fight to his name, has been added to the Crawford-Brook card in Las Vegas this weekend.

I think Larfield has been over there acting as a sparring partner.

 
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Teofimo Lopez's camp have been contacted by George Kambosos' camp about defending his title in Australia.

Australia's favourable COVID situation probably means there is some chance this fight could actually come off. The financial side would have to stack up as well of course.

The way Lopez dealt with Lomachenko leads me to think GK would have very little chance of beating him. But styles make fights and all that.
Great for us if the fight gets made down under.

Kambosos has kind of put himself in a weird spot I feel. He's not ready for the elites in my opinion, at least not yet.
But if he doesn't act on the mandatory it could set his title shot back a long way who knows another chance would come back around.
 
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DB Cooper

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Hearing all sorts of names being mentioned as future Justis Huni opponents. Including Alex Leapai and Solo Haumono. Not sure what the percentage is in fighting these old dinosaurs?
 
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Looking forward to seeing a replay of Moloney-Franco. Hearing many cries of robbery.
Was daylight robbery mate. I'm gutted for Andrew.

They stole the belt from him right in front of us. Andre Ward and Tim Bradley in the commentating team all said it was foul play as well.

The commission just wanted to protect their ref. Can't allow him being potentially wrong.
 
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Hearing all sorts of names being mentioned as future Justis Huni opponents. Including Alex Leapai and Solo Haumono. Not sure what the percentage is in fighting these old dinosaurs?
Geez I hope not. Leapai should have called it quits a long time ago.
It's a shit excuse but I guess Team Huni would want it to add a win over a "world title challenger" in Leapai to the record.

Leapai and Haumono would be in it for nothing more than a pay day
 

DB Cooper

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Geez I hope not. Leapai should have called it quits a long time ago.
It's a shit excuse but I guess Team Huni would want it to add a win over a "world title challenger" in Leapai to the record.

Leapai and Haumono would be in it for nothing more than a pay day
Part of the reason Leapai retired is because his eyes were badly damaged. He is also 41 years old.

Haumono is 45!
 
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