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DB Cooper

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Well Brant-Murata didn't go to script for Jeff Horn. Brant losing his title has put pay to any thoughts of Horn-Brant.
 

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I'm not completely against it. They are both old and past it so it's a more level playing field.

But overall I think we could all do without it.
It would be a testimonial fight for both and little else. Would probably sell well enough to make it worthwhile though.
 
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It would be a testimonial fight for both and little else. Would probably sell well enough to make it worthwhile though.
Well that part I'm completely against.. the selling of it.... If that's the fight that's happening, if I have to buy it then fuck it off.
If it's on an undercard of a more worthwhile fight or on a regular "free" foxsports card.. no worries.

If they are gonna try spruick it as a headline or even worse a pay per view then it's not for me.
 

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Well that part I'm completely against.. the selling of it.... If that's the fight that's happening, if I have to buy it then fuck it off.
If it's on an undercard of a more worthwhile fight or on a regular "free" foxsports card.. no worries.

If they are gonna try spruick it as a headline or even worse a pay per view then it's not for me.
I have little doubt they would be planning it as a headliner. Assuming it is more than just a rumour of course.
 
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The Courier Mail saying Mundine will fly to Brisbane on Saturday to announce fight against John Wayne Parr in November.

The bout will be fought under regular boxing rules and the weight limit 75kg.

Brisbane promoter Steve Wijangco says the fight will be staged at either the Gold Coast Convention Centre or Brisbane Convention Centre.

JWP first has to get through a scheduled kickboxing bout in Japan, in August.
 

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Anthony Mundine announces ring return against John Wayne Parr in November

Anthony Mundine 48-9 will return to the ring to face former Muay Thai world champion John Wayne Parr 10-3 at 165-pounds at either the Gold Coast Convention Centre or Brisbane Convention Centre in November.

Mundine, 44, will be having his first fight in a year after he was knocked out by Jeff Horn in 96 seconds in Brisbane last November.

Parr, 43, held the Australian middleweight title in 2001 and has only lost to Sakio Bika, Ian McLeod and Nader Hamdan, all on points.

“He’s a deadset legend,” Mundine said. “He’s internationally known. I’ve got nothing but respect for the brother. But I’m going to show him who’s his daddy in the boxing ring.

“I want to make sure I’m in tip-top shape because John Wayne Parr will be. This is Australia’s version of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight — two champs from different fight sports and we know how that one finished. The slick boxer won easy.”

Parr hasn’t boxed since 2013 but has remained active in Muay Thai. In August he will be aiming for his 100th kickboxing win ahead of the Mundine bout.

“My last boxing fight was 2003 against former WBC world champion Sakio Bika that I lost on points over 12 rounds,’’ Parr said at a press conference on Saturday night.

“My KO ratio in boxing is 100 per cent with 10 wins, 10 knockouts, so I know if I can land I can hurt whoever it is in front of me. I’m doing this to secure my legacy as one of Australia’s greatest.’’

After his loss to former WBO welterweight champion Horn, Mundine admitted it would be the last time we would see him in a prize ring.

“It is, man. Jeff was too strong. He just caught me with that good shot. It was meant to be, bro,” he said.

“I want to take my hat off to Jeff. All the smack talk, all the s*** I talked, I built the fight, you know what I mean? It’s the entertainment business. But I’m all right. I’m all good.”

https://www.ringnews24.com/2019/07/21/anthony-mundine-announces-ring-return-against-john-wayne-parr-in-november/
 

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RIP Peter McNamara 64.

McNamara was one half of the McNamara-Paul McNamee doubles pair who won the 1980 and 1982 Wimbledon doubles titles.



McNamara was also an accomplished singles player, reaching No.7 in the world in 1983 and logging wins over tennis greats like Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors.
 

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Damian Hooper is due for release soon. Wonder if he will be able to keep on the straight and narrow long enough to get some fights in?
 

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Jai Opetia's fight against Kiwi Nikolas Charalampous is on FOX Kayo tonight - which is what I get. Probably on mainstream FOX as well?

Some smart kids on the undercard too - Daniel Lewis, Liam Wilson, Ty Telford.
 

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Liam Wilson got his opponent out of there real quick. But Daniel Lewis - Wade Ryan was a cracker of a fight from start to finish. Lewis highly impressive with his combinations and accuracy but made to work hard by the much underrated hardnut Ryan, who gives nobody an easy night.

Read Jai Opetia beat Kiwi Nikolas Charalampous comfortably on points but I haven't seen the fight yet.