The Official 'I have something to say about Boxing that doesn't warrant its own thread' Thread

Jun 8, 2012
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Just after witnessing a small hall classic there lads, with local fighter Ray Moylette losing a SD to Christian Uruziquieta over 10 rounds in my hometown of Castlebar. Insanely entertaining fight, with Moylette hitting the deck heavy twice in the 5th before rallying to outbox Uruziquieta in many of the latter rounds. Moylette's tactics were terrible however and he stood stationary in the first half of the fight trading with the Mexican, instead of boxing and moving. It was a fair decision though and id really like to see a rematch.

Anyways, it was easily one of the best small hall fights ive ever seen, no exaggeration. The venue was totally buzzing and the Irish TV commentary was as biased as ive ever seen, which I hope never changes :lol: It's a great feeling when a fight that you initially think is "meh" shapes up to be a barnburner. As soon as I find a link ill post the fight here.

Edit: On the under card Spike O'Sullivan won an eight round decision against an eastern Euro journeyman and looked completely shit. He couldn't even chin a guy who was hand picked to make him look good. Really can't see him doing much from here on out.
 
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Talk sport were about to just break a huge exclusive on boxing, till a phone call came in saying they aren't allowed till tomorrow. Rematch sorted?
 
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Just after witnessing a small hall classic there lads, with local fighter Ray Moylette losing a SD to Christian Uruziquieta over 10 rounds in my hometown of Castlebar. Insanely entertaining fight, with Moylette hitting the deck heavy twice in the 5th before rallying to outbox Uruziquieta in many of the latter rounds. Moylette's tactics were terrible however and he stood stationary in the first half of the fight trading with the Mexican, instead of boxing and moving. It was a fair decision though and id really like to see a rematch.

Anyways, it was easily one of the best small hall fights ive ever seen, no exaggeration. The venue was totally buzzing and the Irish TV commentary was as biased as ive ever seen, which I hope never changes :lol: It's a great feeling when a fight that you initially think is "meh" shapes up to be a barnburner. As soon as I find a link ill post the fight here.

Edit: On the under card Spike O'Sullivan won an eight round decision against an eastern Euro journeyman and looked completely shit. He couldn't even chin a guy who was hand picked to make him look good. Really can't see him doing much from here on out.
Fight video:

 
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Just after witnessing a small hall classic there lads, with local fighter Ray Moylette losing a SD to Christian Uruziquieta over 10 rounds in my hometown of Castlebar. Insanely entertaining fight, with Moylette hitting the deck heavy twice in the 5th before rallying to outbox Uruziquieta in many of the latter rounds. Moylette's tactics were terrible however and he stood stationary in the first half of the fight trading with the Mexican, instead of boxing and moving. It was a fair decision though and id really like to see a rematch.

Anyways, it was easily one of the best small hall fights ive ever seen, no exaggeration. The venue was totally buzzing and the Irish TV commentary was as biased as ive ever seen, which I hope never changes :lol: It's a great feeling when a fight that you initially think is "meh" shapes up to be a barnburner. As soon as I find a link ill post the fight here.

Edit: On the under card Spike O'Sullivan won an eight round decision against an eastern Euro journeyman and looked completely shit. He couldn't even chin a guy who was hand picked to make him look good. Really can't see him doing much from here on out.
Spike's still saying Lemieux is shit,and it was a lucky punch....

'I hurt him possibly about three times just with the jab'

https://www.worldboxingnews.net/2018/12/06/exclusive-spike-o-sullivan-154-lemieux/

Can see Goldenboy putting him in with Munguia next year.
 
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Watched Lennox Lewis vs Ray Mercer there, a great toe to toe war that gave us a rare glimpse into the heart that Lewis had.





I have to laugh at Lewis being considered something of a boring fighter in his prime. Ive genuinely never watched one of his fights and been bored. Not only was he technically brilliant, but he was a top class finisher when he had his man hurt as well and he brutally KOd some excellent fighters in his time. When you think of the 10 + years of pure shite that Wlad served us up (as great as he was) it makes you cherish the Lewis era even more. He came out on top in an era of absolute killers.

I know Im stating the complete obvious here, but Joshua would be fucked, completely fucked if he went up against Lewis. Their styles are obviously similar at the most basic of levels, but Lewis has the superior jab, better variety in his shots and id wager that he is slightly quicker of hand and foot, with his power being more or less equal to Joshuas. Really, he's just a far better, more fluid boxer overall. I think he definitely gets Joshua out of there within 5 or 6 rounds.
 
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I have to laugh at Lewis being considered something of a boring fighter in his prime.
He gets a lot of shit for the Tua fight who some were predicting would be Tua/Ibeabuchi 2, but it was the Mercer fight that taught him not to stand and trade with a shorter hooker.
 
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I don't get the Ramírez-Hart rematch. It wasn't even that competitive the first time round but you have Dan Rafael writing articles about it being close and how a rematch is deserved cos he's on the payroll. It's a crap fight.
 
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He gets a lot of shit for the Tua fight who some were predicting would be Tua/Ibeabuchi 2, but it was the Mercer fight that taught him not to stand and trade with a shorter hooker.
The Tua fight is probably his most safety first display, but im willing to give Lewis a pass because he was facing one of the hardest hitters of his era and a guy who was as hard as nails. I can still appreciate how easily he shut down and completely neturalised a beast like Tua though.

Overall, I think fans from the 1990's era were spoiled by having guys like Bowe, Holyfield and Tyson operating in and around the same time. And when Lewis began to emerge, he was never going to be able to replicate the entertainment value that those guys provided. However, considering he managed to stop the likes of Ruddock, Morrison, Briggs, Botha, Grant and Rahman within 6 rounds, I think he provided more than enough entertainment in his own right.