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This bullshit artists entire boxing career is a smoke screen. He's fought 5 times, won them all with his first 4 opponents being in their debut bouts and the last in Tyronne Woodley being 0-1-0 as a boxer.

I wouldn't walk across the street to watch this circus act if admission was free.

If this bout with Silva comes to fruition, I'd give the nod to Silva, even though he's 47 yrs. old. He's at least a "real" fighter and not some off the street tomato can.
 

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Eh hard for me to take Oscar seriously.

I think this is business pick.

If he picks Silva and he is wrong it has no chance of helping his bottom line. If he picks Silva and is right Silva probably won't be skinned onto Oscar and even if he is there isn't much up side because Silva isn't going to generate huge money.


If he picks Paul and he is wrong it's a wash...but if he picks Paul and is right he might be able to play to Paul's ego and make a ton of promoting a fight for Paul.
 

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Eh hard for me to take Oscar seriously.

I think this is business pick.

If he picks Silva and he is wrong it has no chance of helping his bottom line. If he picks Silva and is right Silva probably won't be skinned onto Oscar and even if he is there isn't much up side because Silva isn't going to generate huge money.


If he picks Paul and he is wrong it's a wash...but if he picks Paul and is right he might be able to play to Paul's ego and make a ton of promoting a fight for Paul.

 

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Basically the only way Oscar could make money is working with Paul.

So might as well pick Paul and hope for the best (that he wins and that the pick gives Oscar some good will with Paul).
Years ago I remember Valuev fighting a fight on HBO and Manny Steward kept talking him up. Like Jim would low key shit on him and Manny would be like (but he so big and awkwardly effective...).
I couldn't figure out then he said "it would be a good fight him and Wladimir " and I realized "oh okay...".
 

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This bullshit artists entire boxing career is a smoke screen. He's fought 5 times, won them all with his first 4 opponents being in their debut bouts and the last in Tyronne Woodley being 0-1-0 as a boxer.

I wouldn't walk across the street to watch this circus act if admission was free.

If this bout with Silva comes to fruition, I'd give the nod to Silva, even though he's 47 yrs. old. He's at least a "real" fighter and not some off the street tomato can.
Well I'm not going to launch a vigorous defence of Jake Paul here but just to say that he signed to fight Tommy Fury twice and then Hasim Rahman Jr and it was they, not him, who were responsible for the fight not happening. I will admit I am starting to warm to him as unlike his brother he seems to be intent on pursuing a career in boxing
 

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Well I'm not going to launch a vigorous defence of Jake Paul here but just to say that he signed to fight Tommy Fury twice and then Hasim Rahman Jr and it was they, not him, who were responsible for the fight not happening. I will admit I am starting to warm to him as unlike his brother he seems to be intent on pursuing a career in boxing

Well, my take on Rahman and Fury not going through with the fight just shows how much of a circus they probably thought it would wind up being and take away from their credibility as legit boxers looking to enhance their careers.
 

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Well, my take on Rahman and Fury not going through with the fight just shows how much of a circus they probably thought it would wind up being and take away from their credibility as legit boxers looking to enhance their careers.
Meanwhile Rahman Jr's next fight is promoted by "Misfits boxing" is against some guy called Vitor Belfort (who I understand was in the UFC when he was competitive and fought at a weight class below Rahman Jr's normal weight class but now he's past it he's turned to boxing) and to prepare himself for this apparently over the hill and undersized MMA fighter he's sparring with a youtuber turned rapper called KSI.
 

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I got home real late last night when I put the telly on Jo Jo Diaz Jr was in the 3rd round with Zepeda, as soon as that ended I turned to Showtime to see Paul ringwalking so I stayed on it and it wasn't a bad fight at all, it was important that he floored the 47 year old en route to his 6th win as he is more than 20 years his junior but Silva was on the front foot in the final rounds and was hanging with him.

Post fight, Paul again called for Canelo insisting that he wants that fight. I'm sure he is serious about it but being only 6 fights in it's a ridiculous call out. Canelo would be ridiculed if he took the fight and Paul would get brutally knocked out. In the post-fight press conference Paul said his goal is to become world champion. Because of where he fights I think someday he could achieve this goal so long as he takes the right fights, Canelo is most definitely the wrong fight though
 

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Meanwhile Rahman Jr's next fight is promoted by "Misfits boxing" is against some guy called Vitor Belfort (who I understand was in the UFC when he was competitive and fought at a weight class below Rahman Jr's normal weight class but now he's past it he's turned to boxing) and to prepare himself for this apparently over the hill and undersized MMA fighter he's sparring with a youtuber turned rapper called KSI.
Belfort is 45 and yet another past-it name dredged up to pad a record with.
 

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Sad but true. Holyfield was nearly 60.
Yeah I saw videos of Holyfield training before hand...his physique still looks tremendous...but watching him move was sad...the form was mostly correct (but at times he was dropping his hands before throwing...leading his head over his lead knee when throwing) with everything looked like it was in super slow motion.

Honestly a sub novice amateur would probably beat Holyfield up at this point....

 
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