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DB Cooper

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Stranger things have happened and you're 100% right about how no one believed Horn VS Pacquaio would happen until it did.

But this one is different. It's a complete and utter mismatch and would be a shocking fight for Loma
Not disagreeing. But most were calling Pacquiao-Horn a complete and utter mismatch too.

Though us fans know and fate Loma, he wouldn't pull a crowd in Oz like a household name like Pacquiao did.
 
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Not disagreeing. But most were calling Pacquiao-Horn a complete and utter mismatch too.

Though us fans know and fate Loma, he wouldn't pull a crowd in Oz like a household name like Pacquiao did.
True. I don't think Kambosos doesn't have the same pull Jeff has either.
It would likely sell out though as long as they didn't push for it to be at a footy stadium.

Thing is though Pacquiao VS Horn made a bit more sense. Pac was perceived as being on his last legs, winding down his career with a farewell trip to pick up some "easy" pay days against someone who was a legit contender but still supposed to be beatable.

Loma is at his peak, would be a HUGE favourite and Kambosos while he has a ranking still hasn't really done anything yet to prove he belongs at top.

Would make more sense for Loma to target Ryan Garcia I'd say. More name recognition, more money, chance for Bob to upset Oscar's boy, Not a fight that will upset any future unification with Commey/Lopez winner
 
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Arum could be thinking of govco tourism subsidy money as part of an attractive purse to either make the fight viable or to use as leverage in the US. Kombosis may also pull a Greek crowd, Sydney?
 

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Billel Dib, the WBA #7 super featherweight, is in action tomorrow night against Carlos Magali 24-12-3 in Tweed Heads.

Dib has been sparring the Moloney twins in preparation for Magali and has his eye on a shot at the WBA belt held by Andrew Cancio.
 

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This is the song Michael Zerafa walked out to in Bendigo. One of the best local fight ring walks I can remember.

 
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So the AIBA Mens World Championships are going down in Russia at the moment.
We've sent over a full team. Current results and upcoming fights;

Alex Winwood 52kg - In the second round after passing through the first with a bye. Will fight Galal Yafai of England next

Jack Denhay 57kg - Lost his opening bout 5-0 to Frederik Lundgaard Jensen of Denmark

Harry Garside 63kg - In the second round after passing through the first with a bye. Will fight either Mulumba Mbaya of Deomcratic Republic Of Congo or Michael Takacs of Slovakia

Jason Mallia 69kg - Will fight Lorenzo Collazo Sotomayor of Azerbaijan in first round

Adrian Cammarano 75kg - In the second round after passing through the first with a bye. Will fight either Fanat Kakhramonov of Uzbekistan or Davaanyam Davaasuren of Mongolia

Jack Bowen 81kg - In second round after beating Jilei Zhang of China 4-1. Will fight Nuryagdy Nuryadyyev of Turkmanistan

Austin Aokuso 91kg - Lost in his opening bout to Kirill Afanasev 5-0

Justis Huni +91kg - Will fight Camilo Cristian Salcedo Codazzi of Colombia
 
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So Sakio Bika has been named as the opponent for Nigel Benn’s Come back fight.

Sakio is no spring chicken himself but surely a 40 year old who’s not been active for 2 years is a mismatch for a 55 year old who hasn’t fought in over 20 years.

November 23 in Birmingham apparently.

Strange fight!
 
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So Sakio Bika has been named as the opponent for Nigel Benn’s Come back fight.

Sakio is no spring chicken himself but surely a 40 year old who’s not been active for 2 years is a mismatch for a 55 year old who hasn’t fought in over 20 years.

November 23 in Birmingham apparently.

Strange fight!
I can't find any sense in it at all.
 

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Venue and Date Confirmed for Mundine-Parr

Anthony Mundine will fight John Wayne Parr at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast on November 30.

The weight limit for the fight will be 75kg (165 pounds). So almost midway between the middleweight (160) and super middleweight (168) limits.
 
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Venue and Date Confirmed for Mundine-Parr

Anthony Mundine will fight John Wayne Parr at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast on November 30.

The weight limit for the fight will be 75kg (165 pounds). So almost midway between the middleweight (160) and super middleweight (168) limits.
Gonna be a lllllllllloooooooootttttttt of empty seats there or a lllllooootttt of free tickets handed out to make up numbers!!
 

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Paul Gallen vs Barry Hall - November 14th - Melbourne

NRL rugby star and part time boxer Paul Gallen will take on former AFL star Barry Hall in a boxing bout in Melbourne on November 14th.

Neither Gallen 38 or Hall 42 have signed contracts but both men said to be keen to get into the ring.

Gallen has a professional record of 9-0. Hall was going to take up boxing after his AFL career with the Swans, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs wrapped up in 2011 but things were put on hold as he focused on his media career.

https://wwos.nine.com.au/news/boxing-paul-gallen-to-fight-barry-hall-in-melbourne/5b00f19c-c41d-4616-b6c5-778c1b16b710

Hall got the arse from his radio gig a few months ago after making an inappropriate comment on air. Must be struggling for a buck.