Best Journeymen/Away Fighters

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Anthony Fox got another very good win last night.

Anthony Fox (7-12-4) dropped and outpointed (77-76) Morgan Jones (12-2) in the Sanigar headliner tonight.

That's 6 wins in his last 8 including a win over Luke Blackledge. Whole career has been out of the away corner and has only lost every round or been stopped thrice - not to mention that I've seen him on the wrong end of a bad scorecard a number of times.

Still only 23 too, would love to see the BBBoC order a Southern Area title fight for him at the very least.
The result reminded me that I need to do an updated version of a piece I've been doing the last couple of years on away fighters/journeymen.

Have been picking out the opponents that always come to win and are actual good tests for prospects rather than those who just go through the motions. Also suggest some possible fights.



Obviously my picks are all to do with Irish boxing but opening it to a more general discussion here (and may pinch some ideas!)

Any particular away corner opponents catch your eye recently?
 
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I know Sokolowski's already on your list, but he has been getting a lot of positive attention recently (and rightly so). Assuming he's eligible, I wouldn't be surprised to see him fight for something like an Area title or minor trinket in the near future.

I've been a fan of Patrick Mendy since pretty much the start of his career. Good to see he's still plugging away and picking up solid results on the road.
 
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I know Sokolowski's already on your list, but he has been getting a lot of positive attention recently (and rightly so). Assuming he's eligible, I wouldn't be surprised to see him fight for something like an Area title or minor trinket in the near future.

I've been a fan of Patrick Mendy since pretty much the start of his career. Good to see he's still plugging away and picking up solid results on the road.
Didn't know Mendy was still going, some good results there. Bit like Chop Chop Corley.

Sokolowski would need to have taken out British citizenship to be eligible for Area titles, dunno if he has.

Southern Area is vacant at the minute, Kamil (with a camp) v Fabio Wardley on a Matchroom card, give him an opportunity in the spotlight (of course, that is never happening in a million years)
 
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I know this might come in for some stick but I always felt that prospects fighting Rockin Robin was a good thing, as he turned up for a fight every time. Better experience to go against that than someone who is just there trying not to get stopped.

William Wharburton, when he fancied it could be a nightmare for young guys and never got stopped. Also always appreciated effort given by Dan Blackwell.

Between them, those 2 were stopped 3 times in 250 fights!
 
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I know this might come in for some stick but I always felt that prospects fighting Rockin Robin was a good thing, as he turned up for a fight every time. Better experience to go against that than someone who is just there trying not to get stopped.

William Wharburton, when he fancied it could be a nightmare for young guys and never got stopped. Also always appreciated effort given by Dan Blackwell.

Between them, those 2 were stopped 3 times in 250 fights!

Deakin a good one. A limited fighter with effort is better for a prospect than a talented fighter going through the motions.

In that regard, I've never included Warburton in those pieces. Obviously talented and has big wins but I've seen him just go through the motions and happily lose to very poor ticket sellers.

If you're a manager, barring a late pull-out, why would you get Warburton in? You're risking that he could be 'in the mood' or might get pissed off by a prospect showboating/being disrespectful and decide on the spur of the moment to beat them (which I have also seen before).

Also raises the question of whether the pattern and outcome of some of Warburton's fights are pre-agreed.

Should add that Willie is a great guy and a proper servant, just a lot of his fights aren't my cup of tea.

I like Blackwell, bit different, pure survivor.
 
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Few Bulgarians that did well against Irish fighters recently

Georgi Georgiev - took a few rounds off Dylan McDonagh, knocked out Prince Brady, gave Luke Wilton a good fight

Teodora Hristova - gave Cathy McAleer a hell of a fight

Radoslav Mitev - knocked out Martin Wall, took rounds off Graham McCormack, went the distance with Rohan Daté
 
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Henry Janes just ended Michael Gomez Jr's unbeaten record, winning 58-57 on the referees card.

Over his last 13 fights, Janes is 6-3-4. Up there amongst the best UK journeyman at the moment.
 
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Henry Janes just ended Michael Gomez Jr's unbeaten record, winning 58-57 on the referees card.

Over his last 13 fights, Janes is 6-3-4. Up there amongst the best UK journeyman at the moment.
When circumstances allow journeyman to fight unencumbered they are sometimes capable of surprising performances.
 
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Henry Janes just ended Michael Gomez Jr's unbeaten record, winning 58-57 on the referees card.

Over his last 13 fights, Janes is 6-3-4. Up there amongst the best UK journeyman at the moment.
That is the absolute perfect boxer for this thread. Could be a nice one for Gary Cully for the BUI Celtic title.
 
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Deakin a good one. A limited fighter with effort is better for a prospect than a talented fighter going through the motions.

In that regard, I've never included Warburton in those pieces. Obviously talented and has big wins but I've seen him just go through the motions and happily lose to very poor ticket sellers.

If you're a manager, barring a late pull-out, why would you get Warburton in? You're risking that he could be 'in the mood' or might get pissed off by a prospect showboating/being disrespectful and decide on the spur of the moment to beat them (which I have also seen before).

Also raises the question of whether the pattern and outcome of some of Warburton's fights are pre-agreed.

Should add that Willie is a great guy and a proper servant, just a lot of his fights aren't my cup of tea.

I like Blackwell, bit different, pure survivor.
Deakin retiring it seems.

2-53-0.

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