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The Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa fight has been postponed.

Fa has pulled out after abnormalities were found in blood tests. Fa will undergo surgery on Tuesday but the fight is likely to be postponed until March.
 

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Bowie Tupou has withdraw from his fight with Demsey McKean. Tupou is 38, hasn't fought for nearly 2 years and should retire.

Apparently Joe Goodall has been offered the fight on short notice.
 

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Justis Huni's path to the Olympics has been plotted.

Huni fights Arsene Fosso tomorrow night and to follow will be Herman Ene-Purcell in March, Alex Leapai in May and then Lucas Browne in July.

The Browne fight is already signed and the other fights agreed to in principal.
 
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Justis Huni's path to the Olympics has been plotted.

Huni fights Arsene Fosso tomorrow night and to follow will be Herman Ene-Purcell in March, Alex Leapai in May and then Lucas Browne in July.

The Browne fight is already signed and the other fights agreed to in principal.
I've never heard of Fosso but Ene-Purcell and Leapai should be a walk in the park for Huni.

Browne at his best is a challenge an d should still be a test but I don't think he has a whole lot left to offer.

Hopefully they keep the rounds for his fights relatively low so he doesn't start adapting to having more work time and starting slower. It won't help him for the olympics.
 
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I've never heard of Fosso but Ene-Purcell and Leapai should be a walk in the park for Huni.

Browne at his best is a challenge an d should still be a test but I don't think he has a whole lot left to offer.

Hopefully they keep the rounds for his fights relatively low so he doesn't start adapting to having more work time and starting slower. It won't help him for the olympics.
I haven't seen seen the fights but :

Huni stopped Fosso in 4 rounds.

Isaac Hardman beat Singh and that's not a bad scalp.

Shannon O'Connell won.
 
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Here's a card to keep an eye on for March next year in Bendigo :


So far listed :
Caparello vs Berridge - decent match up
Zerafa vs TBA - will likely be Mundine
 
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Brock Jarvis 17-0 vs Mark Schliebs 12-0 this Friday night in Canberra.


Wonder if it will be on Kayo?

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Hopefully. Jarvis seems to be coming along nicely and is fun to watch but he needs better comp.

Here's a card to keep an eye on for March next year in Bendigo :


So far listed :
Caparello vs Berridge - decent match up
Zerafa vs TBA - will likely be Mundine
Zerafa VS Mundine :vom
I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it. Horrible fight.
Choc is shot to shit and Zerafa is delusional if he thinks beating him is going to do anything at all positive for his career.
 

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Yeah, Zerafa-Mundine would be a terrible match up. Zerafa would toy with what is left of Mundine. But I really enjoyed going to Bendigo for the first Horn-Zerafa fight and if they can build a bit of an undercard under Caparello vs Berridge, I will probably go.
 

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Demsey McKean is no longer on the Tim Tszyu vs Bowyn Morgan undercard for December 16th.

His opponent Bowie Tupou withdraw and it looks like they have been unable to come up with someone else.
 
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Alright what are you blokes thinking for tomorrow??

I've got;

Tszyu by late stoppage
Fleming points
Foley points
Wilson KO
Jackson KO
Gallan points

Never heard of Colosimo, Bargero, Doane or Girdham so no picks for them.

The Gallen VS Hunt fight has actually got me somewhat interested. I don't think it's going to be an amazing fight but I'm interested because I can't for the life of me get why Hunt is so heavily favoured. It's come closer now $2.45 - $1.52 but I got on Gal at $3.50

I get that he's the UFC walk off KO guy and he's fought the tougher fights etc etc.... but he's old, been retired for a long time, likely wasn't within coo-ee of fight shape before getting the call up, has a big right hand which of course if he lands plum it's over but how good with just his hands is he outside of that threat?.... It's boxing so he can't wrestle Gal but I imagine coming from the league background and tackling people, gal should be strong enough to hold on and push back enough in the clinch. I'm sure Hunt has the better understanding of how to posture in a clinch to get his hands free and stuff but I would think Gal should be able to bear hug and tie up enough to get a ref to break them.

Gal isn't a great boxer but he seems aware enough of himself to understand his spot in the sport and really does seem to be putting the effort in to improve. Doesn't strike me as having an ego that will tell him that it will be a walk in the park so will do everything he can be to be prepared.

Hunt is and will always be the better overall fighter but at this point I can't see him pulling it off. I have a slight suspicion that he thinks he's gonna bomb him out and that's that but if he can't he's gonna gas much quicker than Gal.

I'm thinking it's going to be an ugly laboured fight but Gal is going to grind it out.
 

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Alright what are you blokes thinking for tomorrow??

I've got;

Tszyu by late stoppage
Fleming points
Foley points
Wilson KO
Jackson KO
Gallan points

Never heard of Colosimo, Bargero, Doane or Girdham so no picks for them.

The Gallen VS Hunt fight has actually got me somewhat interested. I don't think it's going to be an amazing fight but I'm interested because I can't for the life of me get why Hunt is so heavily favoured. It's come closer now $2.45 - $1.52 but I got on Gal at $3.50

I get that he's the UFC walk off KO guy and he's fought the tougher fights etc etc.... but he's old, been retired for a long time, likely wasn't within coo-ee of fight shape before getting the call up, has a big right hand which of course if he lands plum it's over but how good with just his hands is he outside of that threat?.... It's boxing so he can't wrestle Gal but I imagine coming from the league background and tackling people, gal should be strong enough to hold on and push back enough in the clinch. I'm sure Hunt has the better understanding of how to posture in a clinch to get his hands free and stuff but I would think Gal should be able to bear hug and tie up enough to get a ref to break them.

Gal isn't a great boxer but he seems aware enough of himself to understand his spot in the sport and really does seem to be putting the effort in to improve. Doesn't strike me as having an ego that will tell him that it will be a walk in the park so will do everything he can be to be prepared.

Hunt is and will always be the better overall fighter but at this point I can't see him pulling it off. I have a slight suspicion that he thinks he's gonna bomb him out and that's that but if he can't he's gonna gas much quicker than Gal.

I'm thinking it's going to be an ugly laboured fight but Gal is going to grind it out.
Hunt went to make a run at Gallen at the weigh in and Gallen just smiled as an army of security people held Hunt back. It all looked a bit WWF to be honest. But Gallen looked very relaxed throughout.

 
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