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May 22, 2013
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G'day @Super_Fly_Sam. Back from 2 weeks up on the VIC/NSW border.

Looks like Zerafa-Mundine is going to happen. Shit fight. In fact it is a pretty shitty card all-round.

Caparelo-Quninlan may off something? But I think Renold is shot.


Pity, because I really enjoyed going to Bendigo for the first Horn-Zerafa fight. But this looks like a waste of time and money.
How’s things with covid going on the border? We need a permit to get into Vic now as Sydney still has a few red zones. I’m not in any thankfully.

Choc and Zerafa are both delusional about what this fight is going to do. I think it’s going to do terrible numbers if they try put it on pay per view. I’m not even sure mainevent would want to pick it up.

Actually it’s probably a good win for Choc if he can pull it off but I can only see Zerafa stopping him. But beating a shot to shit old and soft Choc does nothing for him. I’d be interested to know what the purses are because outside of a big payday (which I doubt it is) I really can’t understand his reasoning for wanting the fight. The win isn’t going to make Horn or Tszyu suddenly interested in him.

Zerafa should have just accepted the B side to get Tszyu or go for someone like Denis Hogan.

Bendigo is far to far for me to go for this fight and to be honest, probably even the local pub is as well.
 
May 22, 2013
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Quinlan VS Caparello has the potential to be a good fight but i think your right, Quinlan doesn’t have much left in the tank these days

Geez! Just looked, Quinlan has lost 5 in a row going back almost 3 years ago when Hooper knocked him out. He’s definitely past it
 
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May 22, 2013
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On the sad news front, former Aussie middleweight Leroy Brown has passed away at only 32. His cause of death is unknown at this stage.



Leroy, who fought out of Narooma, retired in 2014 with a pro record of 11-6-2. His biggest fight was against Dennis Hogan for the Australian middleweight title.

Brown also fought Dwight Ritchie, who is also sadly no longer with us.
That’s tragic. To young to be passing.
Maybe he was sick?
 

DB Cooper

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How’s things with covid going on the border? We need a permit to get into Vic now as Sydney still has a few red zones. I’m not in any thankfully.

Choc and Zerafa are both delusional about what this fight is going to do. I think it’s going to do terrible numbers if they try put it on pay per view. I’m not even sure mainevent would want to pick it up.

Actually it’s probably a good win for Choc if he can pull it off but I can only see Zerafa stopping him. But beating a shot to shit old and soft Choc does nothing for him. I’d be interested to know what the purses are because outside of a big payday (which I doubt it is) I really can’t understand his reasoning for wanting the fight. The win isn’t going to make Horn or Tszyu suddenly interested in him.

Zerafa should have just accepted the B side to get Tszyu or go for someone like Denis Hogan.

Bendigo is far to far for me to go for this fight and to be honest, probably even the local pub is as well.
We stayed on the Victorian side of the border and initially I don't know if we could have crossed even if we had wanted to. There was certainly a strong police presence there. After we had been there about a week of week and a half there was some easing of restrictions and I believe you could get across and back with some simple paperwork. We didn't bother. Heard too many stranded stories to want to take the risk.

Zerafa-Mundine is a money grab fight. Nothing more, nothing less.
 
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May 22, 2013
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We stayed on the Victorian side of the border and initially I don't know if we could have crossed even if we had wanted to. There was certainly a strong police presence there. After we had been there about a week of week and a half there was some easing of restrictions and I believe you could get across and back with some simple paperwork. We didn't bother. Heard too many stranded stories to want to take the risk.

Zerafa-Mundine is a money grab fight. Nothing more, nothing less.
Probably not worth rolling the dice on crossing over if you’re only doing it just to cross over.
This vaccine can’t come quick enough hey!

Money grab.... is it really though? Surely the purses aren’t huge at this stage in their careers
 

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Probably not worth rolling the dice on crossing over if you’re only doing it just to cross over.
This vaccine can’t come quick enough hey!

Money grab.... is it really though? Surely the purses aren’t huge at this stage in their careers
There is no upside to the fight other than a payday though.
 

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Justis Huni has been injured and will not fight on the All Stars event on February 12th.

Huni came down heavily, head first, on concrete while wrestling and has concussion and facial injuries.

 
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Justis Huni has been injured and will not fight on the All Stars event on February 12th.

Huni came down heavily, head first, on concrete while wrestling and has concussion and facial injuries.

Poor kid.. thats terrible. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

On a side note DB how good is the coaching in Australia?. I have always had the belief maybe wrongly that Australia was a world leader in modern Sports Science, Sports Psychology and efficient Hi-Tech methods of training.
 

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Poor kid.. thats terrible. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

On a side note DB how good is the coaching in Australia?. I have always had the belief maybe wrongly that Australia was a world leader in modern Sports Science, Sports Psychology and efficient Hi-Tech methods of training.
Boxing coaching is really dependent on who you entrust your career to. There is a wide range of competences.....and incompetences.
 
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Ebanie Bridges makes her ring return in March against a 45 year old Kiwi.


Bridges was supposed to fight Rachel Ball for a WBA title in October but pulled out due to injury.
 

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Zerafa should have just accepted the B side to get Tszyu or go for someone like Denis Hogan.
Looks like Tszyu has grabbed Hogan

Tim Tszyu 17-0 and WBO #2, IBF #3 light middleweight says he is confident he will defeat WBC #8 middleweight Dennis Hogan 28-3-1 on March 31, at a venue to be announced.

”I don’t see it like others do" said Tszyu. “For me, this is not a big gamble. When I go to fight for that world title, I’m going there to win it, not to be a participant and just compete. So this fight against Dennis Hogan is the perfect preparation."

“Every fight for me is a big step up, every fight is a must-win fight. If I am to be a world champion, I’ve got to destroy whoever is in my way, and right now that is Hogan
 
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May 22, 2013
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Looks like Tszyu has grabbed Hogan

Tim Tszyu 17-0 and WBO #2, IBF #3 light middleweight says he is confident he will defeat WBC #8 middleweight Dennis Hogan 28-3-1 on March 31, at a venue to be announced.

”I don’t see it like others do" said Tszyu. “For me, this is not a big gamble. When I go to fight for that world title, I’m going there to win it, not to be a participant and just compete. So this fight against Dennis Hogan is the perfect preparation."

“Every fight for me is a big step up, every fight is a must-win fight. If I am to be a world champion, I’ve got to destroy whoever is in my way, and right now that is Hogan
Hard to fault Tszyu's ambition.

I think he's still not quite ready for the likes of Charlo and co. But he's coming along nicely and staying active. Hogan isn't a push over and in these covid times it's a good fight in my opinion
 
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There has been a bit of too and fro on social media between Paul Gallen and Lucas Browne.

Browne was to fight Justis Huni but with Huni's recent head injury that will probably fall through. If it hasn't already.

Heard Browne is now contracted to Dean Lonergan. Will be interesting to see whether this fight can get made.
 
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May 22, 2013
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There has been a bit of too and fro on social media between Paul Gallen and Lucas Browne.

Browne was to fight Justis Huni but with Huni's recent head injury that will probably fall through. If it hasn't already.

Heard Browne is now contracted to Dean Lonergan. Will be interesting to see whether this fight can get made.
Geez.. Browne is shot.. But surely he has enough in the tank for Gallen.

Huni would have beaten him up.
 

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Geez.. Browne is shot.. But surely he has enough in the tank for Gallen.

Huni would have beaten him up.
Yeah, my initial reaction was Browne would probably beat Gallen easily. But Browne hasn't been any good for a while now and Gallen's win over Hunt was pretty impressive - even though Hunt was one punch dangerous but slow as a wet week.
 
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Yeah, my initial reaction was Browne would probably beat Gallen easily. But Browne hasn't been any good for a while now and Gallen's win over Hunt was pretty impressive - even though Hunt was one punch dangerous but slow as a wet week.
I do think Gallen is better than given credit for.
Not that he is good in a sense that he is going to be the top of the pile amongst the Aus heavyweight scene but I think he's got in in him to upset a few people who would be seen as legit challenges for him.

I never saw Hunt being a real threat. I won a good few hundred on Gal in that one..... But surely.. Browne would have had to fall a significant amount to be beaten by Gallen now?

I do think it would be funny as all fuck if Gal got a W over Browne though.
 
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May 22, 2013
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Small thing.. but 9:55 into the Hot Boxin' podcast that Teofimo Lopez was on the other day.. Teo says "we threw out the contract, just past, early this week with Australia, with my mandatory. However if things go south, the whole thing next is Devin Haney"

"Threw out" in the we threw out/sent out a contract to them.

Small thing but could be sign that Teo VS George Kambosos could be close
 
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