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May 22, 2013
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R4: 10-8 (39-38 to JWP)

Choc started looking alright, got in some nice punches and seemed to have found a slight rhythm. JWP again with no respect and bullies his way in. Choc has no answers on the ropes and JWP unloads. Choc goes down and through the ropes.
beats the count but JWP on him again.
 
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May 22, 2013
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R5 10-9 Choc (46-48 to JWP)

best round for Choc. Close one but on the occasions he manages to keep it in the centre Choc beats him in a poor mans version of how he would do in his prime. JWP still with no respect and just bullies him back to the ropes non stop. Until 5th Choc has no answers but this round manages to fight well from them and gets his punches in and good body work
 
May 22, 2013
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10-9 to JWP

Tight round. Choc still getting bullied into the ropes but is making JWP miss more and landing the crisper cleaner punches. Hard to over look the aggression of JWP though who is still pushing the fight. JWP cut. Don’t know how bad it is though
 

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10-9 to JWP

Tight round. Choc still getting bullied into the ropes but is making JWP miss more and landing the crisper cleaner punches. Hard to over look the aggression of JWP though who is still pushing the fight. JWP cut. Don’t know how bad it is though
JWP has more stitches in his head than a cricket ball. Thought he might get opened up.
 
May 22, 2013
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R7: 10-9 Choc (67-65 JWP)

Tough round. Maybe controversially scores. JWP still pushing. Choc mostly forced to the ropes and just shelling up trying to roll not putting much out to stop JWP. Eventually JWP walks into a big right. Choc try’s to end it but can’t do it. Manages to steal a sure lost round back with sharp work off the ropes in the last 45 seconds or so
 
May 22, 2013
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R8: 9-9 (76-74 JWP)

More of the same JWP pushing Choc to the ropes, but not really landing much. Hard to look past the aggression but I think, maybe controversially choc landed better cleaner. Choc has a point taken for hitting behind the head. He’d been warned
 
May 22, 2013
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R9: 10-9 JWP (86-83 JWP)

JWP just grinding it out. Choc breathing hard just can’t keep JWP off him. Choc still landing clean flash punches but just can’t offset JWP’s work rate
 
May 22, 2013
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R10: 10-9 Choc

Choc moving and leading a bit. JWP not pushing as hard and as such Choc gets some space and “controls” with his jab. Nothing much really. Late flurry from JWP but not quite enough to win the round.


We go to the judges. I have it 95-93 to JWP. Just to active despite Choc probably having the “better” punches.

Either way Choc claims he should have won based on clean punching. JWP says he deserves it because to active to aggressive etc.

I could be way off. But that’s what I’ve got
 

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95-94 Mundine, 96-93 JWP, 95-93 JWP

SD win to The Gunslinger.

Please retire now Choc! You’ve done enough, go enjoy retirement while you still have most of your faculties
Granted JWP is a MMA warrior, but shocking to think Mundine could lose to a guy who hasn't boxed for 16 years.
 
May 22, 2013
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Must admit I was hoping for Choc to get the win. But hard to not feel good for JWP. The guys a legend.

Emotionally he announces his retirement. A rest will be well earned for the Aussie combat sports legend!!


Choc, though he was hard done by the point deduction, thought he should have been credited with a knock down of JWP the ref called a slip. Said he was back and fourth on even doing the fight or not today. Knew it would be a tough one but thought he would have had the better skills to do it. Says he’s done and is going to sail off into the sunset now.

Credit to him as well. I hope he can stay away from coming back! He’s done well. Love him or hate him, he’s done extremely well in the sport and revitalised the sport in Aus. Hope he can enjoy retirement
 
May 22, 2013
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Granted JWP is a MMA warrior, but shocking to think Mundine could lose to a guy who hasn't boxed for 16 years.
That’s what I thought.
Choc is well and truely shot though. There was several moments where you could see he was the clear better boxer of the two. But he just didn’t have it in him to keep that consistent.

Similarities with Roy Jones Jr throughout his career. Choc was never as good at his peak but the style was similar and the reliance on natural gifts rather than solid fundamentals has been evident the last few years as it was in Roy’s last fights
 

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Sadly, I think there is more chance Mundine will fight again than not. How many retirements has he announced so far?
 
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Sadly, I think there is more chance Mundine will fight again than not. How many retirements has he announced so far?
Me too unfortunately.
I can see him wanting to go out on a win. But where does that win come from?

I can’t think of a single boxer he could beat that would be worthy of a headline. JWP isn’t a superstar boxer nor was it a super fight but he is still a combat sports legend and there was an angle to promote the fight.

Unless Choc wants to fight on an undercard somewhere against a complete can import. I can’t see him getting a win anywhere to go out
 
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@DBerry if you haven't seen it yet, see video above.

Both started on flat feet but it was a decent old barny over 10 rounds.

Well deserved win for JWP as he was relentless from the first bell.
 
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Lucas Browne vs Demsey McKean is apparently signed. Not sure if a date has been released yet but it will be early next year.
 

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Just saw the Damien Hooper fight has been pulled of Tszyu VS Brubaker undercard on boxrec.
Hooper appeared in court mid last week over a case of doing a runner from police that occurred in September, and he wasn't detained. But when it comes to Hooper, the past tells us to expect the worst.