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I expect Donaire (WBC) to unify with the winner of Rigo (WBA 'Regular') vs. Casimero (WBO) after August 14th...
 
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As soon as I saw the size difference I knew it was Donaire's fight to lose. Pretty lopsided while it lasted.
 
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And despite becoming the oldest Bantamweight champion in history he has no plans to retire preferring to call out Inoue in the post-fight interview and declare his intention to become undisputed, great fighter great human.

Although Oubaali's corner weren't too pleased, I heard them shouting at the ref after the fight that there was a punch after the bell. Now on the replays unfortunately there wasn't any audio but my immediate reaction to the second knockdown was that it came after the bell and I expected Jack Reiss was going to give him 5 minutes. But I didn't see him winning the fight even if he was given 10 minutes, I gave Donaire the first three rounds and there was no controversy over the first knockdown either, too big and strong and surprisingly determined given the stage in his career
 

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And despite becoming the oldest Bantamweight champion in history he has no plans to retire preferring to call out Inoue in the post-fight interview and declare his intention to become undisputed, great fighter great human.

Although Oubaali's corner weren't too pleased, I heard them shouting at the ref after the fight that there was a punch after the bell. Now on the replays unfortunately there wasn't any audio but my immediate reaction to the second knockdown was that it came after the bell and I expected Jack Reiss was going to give him 5 minutes. But I didn't see him winning the fight even if he was given 10 minutes, I gave Donaire the first three rounds and there was no controversy over the first knockdown either, too big and strong and surprisingly determined given the stage in his career

There's audio of the second knockdown here. I thought it was fine, they were both throwing.
 
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There's audio of the second knockdown here. I thought it was fine, they were both throwing.
That's confirmation the shot did land after the bell but they were both still throwing as you say, I replayed that about 20 times just now trying to reach a definitive conclusion and I think Oubaali probably eats that shot and goes down even without the bell. I actually thought it should have been stopped afterwards anyway when Oubaali was told to give Reiss his gloves and then walk to the other corner, if that were a sobriety test on the roadside he'd of been arrested. He did look recovered in the following round however so I'm glad he let it go on a bit more, I always like to see the champion get as long as possible and was in the minority camp of fans who thought Wilder should have been allowed to continue.

Did you watch Gary Russell and Jovani Santiago? He showed Broner how to get the job done without any help from the judges, I think he's 14(14)-0 now, weighed in at 137 though and some change, I'm not sure how old he is but if he can't grow into that he might not want to stay there, there's some sharks at 140 right now but he did good
 

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That's confirmation the shot did land after the bell but they were both still throwing as you say, I replayed that about 20 times just now trying to reach a definitive conclusion and I think Oubaali probably eats that shot and goes down even without the bell. I actually thought it should have been stopped afterwards anyway when Oubaali was told to give Reiss his gloves and then walk to the other corner, if that were a sobriety test on the roadside he'd of been arrested. He did look recovered in the following round however so I'm glad he let it go on a bit more, I always like to see the champion get as long as possible and was in the minority camp of fans who thought Wilder should have been allowed to continue.

Did you watch Gary Russell and Jovani Santiago? He showed Broner how to get the job done without any help from the judges, I think he's 14(14)-0 now, weighed in at 137 though and some change, I'm not sure how old he is but if he can't grow into that he might not want to stay there, there's some sharks at 140 right now but he did good
I don't see the point of a ref asking for fighters to walk around if they're just going to let it continue when a guy looks like Oubaali did.

 
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I've been a fan of donaire ever since he koed darchinyan.

Cant believe he's still fighting at this age, what a warrior.

And for me, it's not so much the age, but the weight he's fighting at with most of his opponents being much younger than he is. Those small guys wear out faster than bigger fighters for the most part and are usually long gone by mid 30's.

I can't imagine making that weight at 38 years old and it just shows his level of commitment to do his best when in the ring.

Hats off to the guy for a great victory and another championship belt.


Now, if Pacquaio can find that magic and take the title off Spence, that would make my year.
 
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And for me, it's not so much the age, but the weight he's fighting at with most of his opponents being much younger than he is. Those small guys wear out faster than bigger fighters for the most part and are usually long gone by mid 30's.

I can't imagine making that weight at 38 years old and it just shows his level of commitment to do his best when in the ring.

Hats off to the guy for a great victory and another championship belt.


Now, if Pacquaio can find that magic and take the title off Spence, that would make my year.
I was 120 pounds in high school.

Just amazing to be that lean and in shape.
 
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Did you watch Gary Russell and Jovani Santiago? He showed Broner how to get the job done without any help from the judges, I think he's 14(14)-0 now, weighed in at 137 though and some change, I'm not sure how old he is but if he can't grow into that he might not want to stay there, there's some sharks at 140 right now but he did good

Broner is nowhere near the offensive minded fighter Russell is. Russell initiated the contact by going forward and letting his hands go with mean intent on most of his punches. Broner is a back-foot fighter who wants so badly to emulate Mayweather with that shoulder roll and check hook counter that he lets punching opportunities slip away.

The only time I find Broner to be offensive is when he opens his pie hole.
 
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Broner is nowhere near the offensive minded fighter Russell is. Russell initiated the contact by going forward and letting his hands go with mean intent on most of his punches. Broner is a back-foot fighter who wants so badly to emulate Mayweather with that shoulder roll and check hook counter that he lets punching opportunities slip away.

The only time I find Broner to be offensive is when he opens his pie hole.
Butl he used to be right? He was a bully at 35 but after that indeed he started with this Mayweather stuff that didn't suit him at all and he wasn't good enough to pull it off either, he was the cause of his own downfall and it was all unnecessary, skipping over 40 and then almost losing in his first go at 47 but still didn't learn from it. Should have beat Santiago convincingly though even on the back foot (if he was the real deal), instead it was another controversial Broner win