RBR!!! RBR - Loma vs Campbell, Fury Vs Povetkin plus Edwards, Buatsi, Cordina and others...

TheBoxingMadMan

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Welcome to the Loma Vs Campbell RBR plus undercard...:bbb:bbb:bbb:bbb:bbb:bbb






16:00 DOORS AND FIRST FIGHT

4 x 3 mins Super-Feather contest
CONOR COGHILL 9st 3lbs 8oz v DEAN JONES 9st 3lbs 8oz
(Hull) (Telford)

8 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight contest
MARTIN J WARD 9st 7lbs 6oz v JOSUE BENDANA 9st 9lbs 8oz
(Brentwood) (Spain)

17:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS FACEBOOK

10 x 3 mins vacant WBA International Lightweight Title
JAMES TENNYSON 9st 8lbs 8oz v ATIF SHAFIQ 9st 8lbs 12oz
(Belfast) (Rotherham)

18:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE

8 x 2 mins Super-Middleweight contest
SAVANNAH MARSHALL 11st 12lbs 8oz v DANIELE BASTIERI 11st 12lbs
(Hartlepool) (Brazil)

12 x 3 mins British & Commonwealth Lightweight Titles
JOE CORDINA 9st 8lbs 12oz v GAVIN GWYNNE 9st 8lbs 4oz
(Cardiff) (Merthyr Tydfil)

10 x 3 mins WBA International Light-Heavyweight Title
JOSHUA BUATSI 12st 6lbs 8oz v RYAN FORD 12st 6lbs
(Croydon) (Canada)

12 x 3 mins WBC Flyweight World Title
CHARLIE EDWARDS 7st 13lbs 8oz v JULIO CESAR MARTINEZ 7st 12lbs
(Croydon) (Mexico)

12 x 3 mins vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title
HUGHIE FURY 16st v ALEXANDER POVETKIN 16st 2lbs
(Manchester) (Russia)

12 x 3 mins WBA, WBO & WBC Lightweight World Titles
VASILIY LOMACHENKO 9st 8lbs 8oz v LUKE CAMPBELL 9st 8lbs 4oz
(Ukraine) (Hull)

FLOAT

6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest
DALTON SMITH 10st 2lbs 8oz v DARYL PEARCE 10st 1lbs 8oz
(Sheffield) (Birmingham)





The view from Bunce...


Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell: A fight that looks set to bring the very best out of Ukraine’s dark magician

  • Steve Bunce @bigdaddybunce
  • 7 hours ago
On Saturday night at the O2, a venue now stained deep with a dozen years of great boxing memories, Campbell will dance from the hidden corridors and fight Lomachenko for three versions of the world lightweight title. It will be a night to remember

In boxing’s ancient chronicle of miracles the men ice their bruised faces, enjoy their glory, gaze back on the night they shocked the world and wonder if anybody new is coming their way.

On Saturday night at the O2, a venue now stained deep with a dozen years of great boxing memories, Luke Campbell will dance from the hidden corridors and fight Vasyl Lomachenko for three versions of the world lightweight title. If Campbell wins he will have altered the underdog narrative, ruined form, sense, heart and head predictions, destroyed history, created marvels and joined the chronicles in style. Campbell will be the king of the O2, it’s that simple.

Campbell is the number one contender, a natural lightweight, a gold medal winner from the London Olympics and has the boxing brain to make the night difficult in a fight where the bookies – Lomachenko is 1-16 – have been brutally honest. A magician’s wand is arguably the crucial, missing item Campbell will need for a miracle to happen inside a boxing ring by the Thames. Lomachenko, you see, is not a normal fighting man and perhaps the wand would need to be made from iron.
continues ->https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/boxing/vasyl-lomachenko-vs-luke-campbell-fight-02-arena-saturday-preview-latest-a9085301.html




A view on the chief support...

Fury vs Povetkin: Staff picks and predictions

Hughie Fury meets Alexander Povetkin on Saturday in London.

By Scott Christ, Wil Esco, Patrick L. Stumberg, and Lewis Watson Aug 30, 2019, 9:00am EDT

Tomorrow on ESPN+ from London, Vasiliy Lomachenko will headline against Luke Campbell in the lightweight title main event. But there’s an intriguing heavyweight clash on the bill, too, with twice-beaten Hughie Fury looking to establish himself as a serious heavyweight player against longtime contender Alexander Povetkin.

Our staffers make their picks. https://www.badlefthook.com/2019/8/30/20840345/fury-vs-povetkin-staff-picks-predictions-preview-espn-boxing-news-lomachenko-campbell-undercard






I think this is a great card on paper.




Enjoy the fights...:bbb:bbb:bbb:bbb:bbb:bbb
 
Jun 20, 2012
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Can't get up for this fight as I consider it a mismatch. Would love to be proven wrong
 
Jun 6, 2012
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I'm definitely not one for sticking up for Matchroom, but I actually like this card.

Probably more for personal intrigue than any unquestionably good fights but I'm looking forward to it.
 
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MrCapone

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I can see Campbell taking Loma to points however, he'll lose every round. Will have moments, but nothing more.
 
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I really want to get up for a big card again in boxing as I feel it's in its worse state for a number of years at the moment. This isn't it though unfortunately, even if it's always fun watching Lomachenko's skill.

John's £100 wager is the most intriguing part of it for me
 
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Anyone else find Buatsi boring as fuck? Wake me up when he's fighting someone with a pulse. Fucking already sick of his boring Anthony Joshua act.
 
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Anyone else find Buatsi boring as fuck? Wake me up when he's fighting someone with a pulse. Fucking already sick of his boring Anthony Joshua act.
I like him. He is talented, good to watch, and shows some spite.

He does seem boring, what with the religious background, serious demeanour and hyper focus. I think he is probably a genuine guy though, and more fun when he is not at work.

I am friends with a few people with similar Ghanaian/Christian backgrounds so maybe that's why I am keen to give him the benefit of the doubt.

For what it's worth I reckon he fights for a world title next year. It's a tough division and I think they want to go through the levels properly first though.
 
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I like him. He is talented, good to watch, and shows some spite.

He does seem boring, what with the religious background, serious demeanour and hyper focus. I think he is probably a genuine guy though, and more fun when he is not at work.

I am friends with a few people with similar Ghanaian/Christian backgrounds so maybe that's why I am keen to give him the benefit of the doubt.

For what it's worth I reckon he fights for a world title next year. It's a tough division and I think they want to go through the levels properly first though.
There's only 4 fighters interviews i won't listen to and that's Joshua, Crolla, Buatsi and Duboisi because you can guarantee that none of them are saying anything interesting.
 
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There's only 4 fighters interviews i won't listen to and that's Joshua, Crolla, Buatsi and Duboisi because you can guarantee that none of them are saying anything interesting.
I don't think you will have too many people arguing with you on that. Not exactly raconteurs.
 
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It's not because that would be one boring fucking act. He needs a gimmick. Or he needs to be as good as he thinks he is, even then its gonna be boring. The game is changing.
It's only in boxing where people want hype and shit talk. I don't think it's the same in MMA. In MMA there doesn't seem that much emphasis, even though it's a bonus for Dana and UFC heads. Khabib isn't that exciting in or outside the octagon, but he's a beast of a fighter with a huge following. GSP was similar too. Good looking guy, beast of a fighter, had a big following. It's weird how things work.
 
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Good watch. Campbell talks a bit about preparation, seeing a sports psychologist, and how he has improved as a fighter.

Also questioned on the warm response Loma has received from the fans.

Get a bit from Shane too, how he improved Luke, and a bit on sparring. (Josh Taylor is prob amongst the best sparring you could do for Loma).

Tim Bradley seems a really humourless chap. Would hate to get stuck in a lift with him.
 
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REDC

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I've really come to like Luke during the build up. Genuine good and humble guy. The performance he put vs Linares just weeks after his father died deserves respect IMO. I will definitely enjoy Loma's boxing but will be rooting for Luke. Hope he can pull it off.

On a side note: anyone else thinks Loma has started to look old and worn? I mean he has had a limited amount of pro fights and not been in any wars but he looks tired.
 
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On a side note: anyone else thinks Loma has started to look old and worn? I mean he has had a limited amount of pro fights and not been in any wars but he looks tired.
I have a few thoughts on this:

1. He has had a long amateur career, which could have put miles on the clock.

2. He seems to have a life outside of boxing, so could be a bit jaded and under motivated.

3. He is short, and traditionally small guys age quicker. Had some smaller guys with long careers lately, but they may have had some outside help.
 
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So who's paying for the show?

If you're not, keep in mind that it has become more difficult to find, ahem, other methods of watching Sky PPV's recently.
 
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ant-man

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I like watching Edwards and I reckon that'll be a hell of a scrap. That and the main go will do me. If I'm bored and have nothing better to do then I'll have a look at Povetkin and Marshall too.
 
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rjjfan

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Can't wait to see Pov in action. Hopefully Fury doesn't make it too negative.
 
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