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Down with the naysayers.
Quite right. BoxNation have a bit of a habit of picking fights up late, they had said that they were in talks about this one, so it was a shame that so many criticized them for not having it signed a couple of weeks ago. With no other broacaster signed up for it, I had thought they might grab it late. Probably got it slightly cheaper, leaving it to the last minute.
 

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Quite right. BoxNation have a bit of a habit of picking fights up late, they had said that they were in talks about this one, so it was a shame that so many criticized them for not having it signed a couple of weeks ago. With no other broacaster signed up for it, I had thought they might grab it late. Probably got it slightly cheaper, leaving it to the last minute.
To be fair, Mr Templar, most of the criticism came after they announced that they wouldn't be showing Chavez-Lee.
 
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To be fair, Mr Templar, most of the criticism came after they announced that they wouldn't be showing Chavez-Lee.
Most of it, yes, but at the same time this is boxing - I don't believe that a fight will happen until both guys are in the ring, I don't believe that the right guy will win until I hear the scorecards read out, I don't believe that a result will stand until it is clear that there is no controversy and ensuing investigation... and when I hear that a network with a good track record of delivering good international cards is negotiating for a fight, then no one else picks it up, when they announce late on that they aren't showing it I assume negotiating tactic rather than bizarre, inconsistent failure, as that's the way of the world these days.

I might be wrong, but I'm always fair, Wallet!!
 
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Anyone giving Lee a chance in this?
Not really, in my case - I just think that he's a bit robotic and mechanical, feel like he would have got there already if he had it in him. I do think that Chavez is a little overrated in the US and a little protected so far, but they seem to be serious about changing that. Chavez suffers a little from not being his father... but I think that he still has enough special about him not to slip up here. I like Lee - nice interview on the Boxing Hour this week, came across well - but don't see him winning this. Boxing boils down to levels, for me, and they're slightly different here.
 

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I think Lee if anything is a slightly better fighter, he'll probably do more to win but lose like Zbik did, where it wasn't really convincing enough to call it a robbery or even a bad decision. I though Zbik won but I could see it the other way and many did. We'll see the same sort of thing I feel and obviously if it's close Chavez will get the nod. (Or maybe not?)
 
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Not really, in my case - I just think that he's a bit robotic and mechanical, feel like he would have got there already if he had it in him. I do think that Chavez is a little overrated in the US and a little protected so far, but they seem to be serious about changing that. Chavez suffers a little from not being his father... but I think that he still has enough special about him not to slip up here. I like Lee - nice interview on the Boxing Hour this week, came across well - but don't see him winning this. Boxing boils down to levels, for me, and they're slightly different here.
Interesting Simon.......Always gonna suffer from the "your not your father" syndrome, unfortunately......Yeah slightly pampered tbf.......Cant see any way Andy can win, unless something mad goes down.