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Saunders is a very good boxer, but so is Andrade, and even if Saunders is the better counter puncher, Andrade has both more power and more work rate.

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what do you think of golaumirian ?

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No idea, I know he is a French cruiserweight who is doing well, but I know nothing else about him.

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he will fight shumenov or lebedev next

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briedis vs glowacki june 15

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Per Michael Benson via Twitter.

“ Bob Arum has stated that he intends for Teofimo Lopez to pursue the WBC lightweight title, with the ultimate goal being an undisputed fight with Vasyl Lomachenko next year. The promoter also said he'd love Lopez to fight Luke Campbell and Jose Pedraza in 2019.”

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wlad april 13 at wembley is it credible? maybe against whyte

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Gamboa signing to PBC according to Coppinger: "Former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa has signed a two-fight deal with PBC, according to industry sources. The Cuban is slated for a tune-up bout in April that could pay him $250K. Gamboa could be matched with Leo Santa Cruz or Gervonta Davis afterward where he could earn $750K". I don't like Gamboa being fed to either of those guys but at least he's getting paid. Hopefully its LSC rather than Tank, I don't think they can justify Davis fighting Gamboa at this stage in his career.

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I understand that fighting tough opposition can be tricky, but at a certain point, enough is enough, and even the notion of Tank vs Tenshin in April, is both laughable and disgraceful.

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Its just an exhibition and I doubt it will end up happening. Floyd said Davis will be back again in May.

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Glad to hear it. Good, no need for much time out given it was such an early KO.

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Also Maidana is coming back, not a fan of the idea: https://www.ringtv.com/554265-marcos-maidana-signs-multi-fight-deal-with...

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Me neither, he has left it too long, simple as that, 4 and a half years is just too much time, been obese, and he's mid thirties now, but he wants Mayweather again, I suppose Mayweather is even older and has been out 3 and a half years himself, but Mayweather hasn't been as heavy as Chino, still, if he got himself in shape, Mayweather vs Maidana III would be a good fight, because they are have both been out for over 3 years, but I don't think the risk would be worth it for Mayweather.

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No way Mayweather ever fights Maidana again. Maidana is a draw with boxing fans but he isn't a draw otherwise. If Mayweather isn't interested in fighting Pacquiao again which would sell the most PPV's out of any of the options he has, I don't think he will fight a legitimate boxer ever again.

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The only thing about Maidana is that casuals will buy a Mayweather fight if they think it will be entertaining, which it probably would be because although they don't have the gas in the tank for 12 good rounds like they used to, they also have more vulnerabilities for each other to exploit, and although the second Mayweather vs Maidana fight was no classic, it was better than Mayweather vs Pacquiao, and Mayweather is also very realistic in his own mind, he knows Pacquiao is higher risk not just because he is better but because he is active, winning and winning well.

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You think casuals will think that much about the matchup? Casuals don't really factor in the tactical matchup Maidana brings because they lack the knowledge. It is about the names involved, and Pacquiao has a much larger and more relevant name. Of course, it is riskier though like you said. I feel like if Pacquiao would have scraped by Broner we may have Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II.

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Yes, because it's Mayweather, if they will buy him vs Mcgregor and even Tenshin, they will buy him vs Chino, sure they'll complain like most people, but they will still pay to see it most likely. Knowledge, they may lack, $20 or however expensive it is in the US, £20 over here, they do not lack.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor was a way better fight for casuals than Mayweather vs. Maidana III would be. PPV's are really expensive in the US, 70-80 dollars. Expect an increase in UK PPV prices for AJ vs. Wilder/AJ vs. Fury.

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What? $70-80 for one fight?

I don't know about that, it doesn't take a genius to work out that Mayweather vs Maidana has more fight potential than May vs Mcgregor, but I suppose with McGregor being a draw in his own sport, and the build up getting the publicity it did, it got Mayweather $200, 000, 000 for a reason, and Mayweather vs Maidana III wouldn't get him that, still, it would still get him a lot, several tens of millions for sure, would Mayweather turn even that down? People like Mayweather don't settle, they can't get enough money.

I usually only have to pay £20, which is very reasonable, but BT Sport is a joke, charging boxing fans who watch no other sports £56 for a month's subscription, and that's then only payment option, joke.

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Yeah, they are expensive here. $60 for standard definition, $90 for high definition. And that was for even Manny vs Broner. Add that with the $11 a month for Shwotime, $10 for DAZN, $5 for ESPN+, in addition to cable costs(which can be 50-100 a month easy)to catch fights on regular ESPN, Fox, FS1, plus now UFC Fight Pass for any Roy Jones promoted fighters. It’s costly for sure over here.

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The Network price seems very reasonable, but I didn't know PPV fights were that expensive. I can see why you like ESPN, because you defended them that time, because like you said $5 is measly comapred to how much you can get charged to watch boxing.

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Yeah, that is one of the big reasons they try to drag as many big PPV fights over here as possible, for that money, haha.

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that's it AJ vs miller MSG june 1

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does someone no anything about what's next for andy ruiz?

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Last I heard, he was training, as he left Top Rank for PBC, and should have a debut fight by Summer.

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How about Kownacki vs Ruiz? Both with PBC, Ruiz would be a step up for Kownacki, Ruiz should be confident he can win that, that would be a good match up, both ranked high with the WBC as well if I'm not mistaken.

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pbc what company is it?

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Premier Boxing Champions. They show their fights on Fox and Showtime in the states. Al Haymon is the main name behind it.

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I know this but thanks I wasn't able to conect with the abbreviation

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Ruiz is top 15 in IBF and WBA, and Kownacki is top 5 in WBC, so for sure, both could improve their stock in that fight. Man, if there was ever a fight where you could look at 2 guys and have no clue they are pro fighters, it’s these 2, haha. I’m not super high on either in terms of championship potential, but both could be good opponents for guys coming up, like Joyce, Hrgovic, etc, and be gatekeepers in the division.

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I was thinking that, but it just shows you how looking ripped means nothing in this weight, doesn't mean that much at cruiserweight. Possible, but I think at this point, they are not gatekeepers yet, they deserve to get that win which gets them a high ranking, get an opportunity, probably lose, but yes, being a gatekeeper doesn't have to be a bad thing, because you get opportunities, money, not bad.

I think Joyce has to fight 3 times this year, Ortiz might have been too soon, might have been unwise, they should have found that balance, because I think Joyce vs Stiverne is pointless. I believe Hrgovic is making his UD debut soon.

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Yeah, Joyce needs to step on the gas, because he’s almost Wilders age. He needs a Ortiz, Chisora, Parker, etc by years ends, or he is wasting it. I saw that. I’m ready to see Hrgovic step up. He did the job against Johnson and Mansour, now needs to get that Allen, or Price, someone just below contender level who can test his pace and chin a bit, before moving up. He’s. On pace to get a shot within the next 2 years.

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joe joyce won't achive anything

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He may not. He older, a bit plodding, and mechanical. But he’s big, has a lot of power, and if he can take a punch, he could be a threat due to his size and power carrying. I don’t think a ton of him, but it’s a complete unknown until he gets tested.

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he is powerful but he isn't a puncher with a one punch power he needs to work in combination and he can't land this combinations at the higher level because he is too slow

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His hands aren't slow, but his feet are, and I think foot speed is more important than hand speed, a fighter who can move well can give him problems, but I think he does hit hard, sets up a one punch KO very well, we'll see, we won't be able to take much from the Stiverne fight.

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I think Ortiz ns a couple of fights' time, but if he isn't gradually stepping up his opposition, he isn't working his way up. Being a heavyweight might be Joyce's only chance of not wasting his career, 33 is old for any prospect, but if he was a small guy, that would be some time pressure that. Yeah, Price is a real threat for 4 rounds, strong, can punch, if he could take a big shot from Price, early, that would be a testament to his chin, and Allen, very durable, strong fighter. Ajagba is fighting Mansour, that's a step up, but I think it will be another easy win.

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Ajagba should stop him quick. He barely tasted power from Hrgovic and ducked out. Ajagba now needs someone who can give him rounds and test his versatility and stamina. After that, someone who may be able to test his chin. He has a lot of physical tools and should be a real threat in 2-3 years.

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thanks

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does someone know who train hrgovic?

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Pedro Diaz

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thanks virgil hunter trains yoka

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There were some notable updates to the WBO rankings last night. Golovkin is now the #1 challenger to Andrade's title. Makes it seem certain he will be the mandatory challenger, sign with DAZN, and fight Andrade. The #1 at Super Middleweight, an unknown fighter named Shefat Isufi fighting out of Germany, looks like he will be facing the newly installed #2 Billy Joe Saunders for the vacant title. Gilberto Ramirez was installed as the #1 challenger at Light Heavyweight over Yarde, so it seems like that may be next for Kovalev.

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Andrade vs Golovkin, there's an interesting fight. At 168? Didn't know Saunders had moved up. Kovalev vs Ramirez is another interesting fight.

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I had been arguing with a few folks on Mike Coppingers Twitter a few weeks ago, and Eddie chimed in, said no way GGG and Andrade happens(Coppinger has reported a potential fight with the 2 in May or June), and a bunch of people shit on Copp over it, including Eddie. Since, Eddie has visited the WBO, BJS is now at SMW, and GGG is now number 1 in WBO...all their talk of no way this happens, and Warren is too close to the WBO to get BJS passed over. It’s just funny to me.

https://twitter.com/mikecoppinger/status/1092483664317800448?s=21

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https://i.imgur.com/fH429Yd.png

That's Fast Eddie for you

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I'm confused, was it Eddie who said Andrade vs Golovkin is possible for May or June?

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Mike Coppinger has reported that discussions for a GGG-Andrade fight were on for May or a June, Eddie totally refuted that any talks of that fight were ongoing, and tried to drag Copp over the report. Now, 3 weeks later, information and movement in the rankings make it seem like Eddie was being less than honest. If you look at that thread, you can see why I thought it was very possible.

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it's a mismatch sanders will win easily

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What fight will he win easily?

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