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Jai Opetaia is facing a dangerous African by the last name of Kalenga in his next fight
March 21st in Sydney and it will be televised by Kayo.

Brock Jarvis is on that card too. Saw him live at in Bendigo on the Horn-Zerafa undercard. Really exciting prospect.
 
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Dazn is expanding to Australia by May, apparently. Olympic qualifiers are on at the moment. The Aussie rep at 75kg Kirra is a good talent. I used to spar against him in Perth, handled myself well enough but he was only around 19 at the time, he was fucking strong then so I imagine he would be a monster now.
 
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Dazn is expanding to Australia by May, apparently. Olympic qualifiers are on at the moment. The Aussie rep at 75kg Kirra is a good talent. I used to spar against him in Perth, handled myself well enough but he was only around 19 at the time, he was fucking strong then so I imagine he would be a monster now.
I’d be up for DAZN.
For a $100 or so a year or whatever it is they are charging and all the cards you’d it’s a bargain .

Could easily throw more $ away heading down the local getting a snitto and a few schooies
 
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Big Kirra won by RD 2 RSC. He got into his range and beat the opponent from Hong Kong like a red haired stepson.
 
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Seeing that he was mentioned here as a good prospect I looked for a recent fight of Brock Jarvis on YouTube. Nothing. Like a lot of others I don't have a chance of seeing fights live so how can boxing develop if potential fans are made to be out of the loop?
 
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Claressa Shields raves about Australian boxer Skye Nicolson


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Skye Nicolson has won over a huge new fan, with two-time Olympic Games gold medalist Claressa Shields raving about the Australian Olympic hopeful.

Nicolson secured her spot on Australia's Olympic team with a dominant win in her quarter-final match at the qualifiers in Amman on Monday night.

Needing to make the semi-finals of the Asia & Oceania qualification event to ensure a ticket to Tokyo, Nicolson was all class in a win over Mongolia's Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag.

It was Nicolson's second win in the featherweight bracket, and she'll take on the second seed Lin Yu-ting from Taiwan in the final four.


Nicolson, the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, caught the eye of 2012 and 2016 middleweight gold medalist and three-weight world champion Shields.

The American star took to social media during Nicolson's fight to express how impressive the Aussie is.

"Wow currently watching the live boxing on @Olympicchannel and Skye Nicolson is the most skilled female fighter that I've seen in the Asian/Oceania qualifiers!" Shields wrote.

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Wow currently watching the live boxing on @olympicchannel and Skye Nicolson is the most skilled female fighter that I’ve seen in the Asian/Oceania qualifiers! #boxing

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Shields reiterated her praise in a post-fight wrap on the Olympic Channel.

"I've seen some good matches, honestly," she said.

"Skye Nicolson is the best performance that I've seen out the males or females.

"A sharp fighter, with clean punches."

A slick southpaw, Nicolson will follow in the footsteps of her older brother Jamie, who represented Australia at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and won a Commonwealth bronze medal in 1990.

Jamie was tragically killed alongside younger brother, Gavin, in a car accident on the way to training in 1994 - a year before Skye was born.

Skye said she felt her brother's spirit with her during her qualification match in Amman on Monday.

"I know he's here today, I know he was in the corner with me," she said in a video posted to the Olympic Channel YouTube page.

"He was fighting with me in that fight and I know he's looking down he's so proud of me.

"I feel so blessed to be on this journey in memory of him."

Nicolson was ranked third going into the qualifying, and the further she progresses in the tournament, the higher she'll be seeded in Tokyo.

"Today I felt really comfortable in there," she said.

"I felt like all the hard work was done way before I got in there today and I got to have some fun in there and I really enjoyed the bout.

"I love boxing, it's my whole life - I live it and breathe it. Every single time, when boxing comes first, it's for this moment.


"It's not a sacrifice to me. This is everything to me and I'm the happiest person in the world right now."


https://www.sportingnews.com/au/boxing/news/claressa-shields-australian-boxer-skye-nicolson-olympics-qualifiers/dzclncy49po81vcvbwlc8l11z
 
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Horn vs Tszyu: Townsville's Queensland Country Bank Stadium set to host Horn-Tszyu blockbuster

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/boxing/news/horn-vs-tszyu-townsvilles-queensland-country-bank-stadium-set-to-host-horn-tszyu-blockbuster/lbrauyp91zmb188694ws3qyj6



Townsville........ for fuck sake!
Indeed FFS, the talk is that Townsville is not into boxing but you never know I suppose. You can bet that there were big 'incentives' offered to get the fight there.
 
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Indeed FFS, the talk is that Townsville is not into boxing but you never know I suppose. You can bet that there were big 'incentives' offered to get the fight there.
It's on a wednesday as well.

I'm sure as shit not travelling to Townsville mid week for the fight. I'd say there is a fair few others who'd say the same.

For sure there is some 'incentives' behind it. Can't imagine Townsville having the pull on it's own to host it. Especially over, Brissy, Sydney and Melbourne
 

hazza

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It's on a wednesday as well.

I'm sure as shit not travelling to Townsville mid week for the fight. I'd say there is a fair few others who'd say the same.

For sure there is some 'incentives' behind it. Can't imagine Townsville having the pull on it's own to host it. Especially over, Brissy, Sydney and Melbourne
yeah i'm surprised as well.

tho they can sure use the money.

i lived in townsville 4 years ago and employment prospects are grim.

anyway i am picking tszyu.

i reckon he will finish jeff horn.

latest odds

tszyu 1.53
horn 2.50
 
May 22, 2013
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Any of you other Aussie mob been fucked over by this corona shit?

I’ve gotta work from home now. Which is fucked.

Plus they’ve got that 14 day isolation for overseas people. Fuck knows how they will enforce that though
 
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Would you believe that the Qld premier has OK'd a football match in politically marginal Townsville? Here may not be the place for it but risking lives to promote one league over all other sports including boxing is beyond cynical politicking.
 
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Would you believe that the Qld premier has OK'd a football match in politically marginal Townsville? Here may not be the place for it but risking lives to promote one league over all other sports including boxing is beyond cynical politicking.
Common sense isn’t actually as common as the name would lead you to believe mate.