Fri, 2019-07-12 06:48
Big upset, Murata just walked through Brant this time and gave him zero respect. Brant really took a beating in the second round. It will be interesting to see where Murata goes from here, clearly, he has limits but he has a good motor, chin, and power.
Fri, 2019-07-12 06:51
I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to make Golovkin vs. Murata again, I was only interested in that fight when it was a tune-up for Golovkin but it would be a big spectacle in Japan.
Fri, 2019-07-12 07:37
Didn't see that coming, shows how bad Murata was last time, must have underestimated Brant. I know it is unlikely because of the promotional difference, but I think Murata could beat Charlo.
Fri, 2019-07-12 07:38
I think he's probably too limited for that but I'd be interested in him as an opponent for anyone other than Canelo or Golovkin.
Fri, 2019-07-12 08:11
Did you know Oliver Mccall is still fighting? At a certain point, it is beyond the joke, 54 years old and he's still fighting, been a professional for over 30 years, I know he hasn't taken a phenomenal amount of damage, but you shouldn't be boxing over 50 no matter how little damage you have taken, and it isn't like he hasn't taken any damage, what a joke he still has a licence, I know Jones, Hopkins, Toney fought until their early 50s (or did Jones retire in his late 40s?), but I've never heard of a fighter still going at 54.
Fri, 2019-07-12 09:40
I had heard that before, wish I could say I was surprised. There were some lower level guys who boxed into their late 50's, can't remember their names though. There are some other old heavyweights that are still going, Danny Williams is a 23 year professional at 45 and I know Fres Oquendo is still trying to milk more from the WBA's court decision.
Fri, 2019-07-12 10:04
I didn't know of any fighters who boxed into their late 50s. I know about them, mid or even late 40s, they shouldn't be boxing but still are, but mid 50s, that's just something else.
What do you think about my idea of not letting 40 year olds do 12 rounds? In an ideal sense, not realistic I know, given it's about money, but what happened to Zab Judah and Adonis Stevenson would suggest that 40 is too old to be doing the 12 rounds.
Fri, 2019-07-12 10:09
I disagree with it because I think it is really dependent on the fighter. Of course, most fighters will be done by 40 but some are still fighting at a decent to a good level. It is up to the commissions to take things more seriously and look at the health of the fighters instead of the revenue they generate.
Fri, 2019-07-12 10:33
The scenario reminds me of the the war between Kelso and Cox from Scrubs, one is looking out for the hospital the other is looking out for the patients, whereas in the boxing business, most of us believe it should be about the health of the fighters, but certain people in the boxing industry are more interested in doing what is best for the business, not the fighters.
Fri, 2019-07-12 10:41
I never watched Scrubs but I can understand the analogy. In life, safety-related things are unfortunately often reactive rather than proactive. In boxing, we saw it with Duk Koo Kim with the day before weigh-ins and twelve round title fights.
Fri, 2019-07-12 10:58
Yes, things shouldn't need to happen to change people's approaches to issues, but they often do, people won't make a fairground ride more secure until someone gets seriously injured.
I think the weigh in time is more important than losing rounds 13-15, both changes that made boxing safer, but dehydration is extremely dangerous, probably more dangerous than most people realise. People seem to think 'weight bullying' is serious issue is boxing, well if Spence and Canelo are as big as people say, then making the weights they've made, killing yourself to make a weight, might be tougher than fighting a bigger opponent, defintely as risky.
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