Sam Eggington vs. Bradley Skeete Scorecard by mike25


scorecard by MIKE25
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SAM EGGINGTON
9
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9
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9
9
113
BRADLEY SKEETE
10
9
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10
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10
9
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10
115

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Champion97's picture

Wasn't this a fantastic performance from Bradley Skeete?, a lot of people wrote him off after his failed attempt at securing the title after losing very narrowly to Frankie Gavin, and Sam Eggington, had been repeatedly impressing observers with a large number of brilliant, explosive performances, to be honest, I predicted that Skeete would come up short again.

This was a very good performance by Skeete. I still have to watch his first fight with Gavin to make a guess on a potential rematch. Eggingtion looked good in this fight at times as well.

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It certainly was, well it wouldn't be a bad idea to watch Gavin vs Skeete, but I will let you know before you view it, that it was a very tactical, tentative fight throughout, of course, the large amount of ungrateful boxing fans that exist today called it 'dull' and/or 'boring', if you want to watch a very physical fight, which is all about causing damage on the other side for both fighters, a 'war',a 'classic', a 'tear up', then Gavin vs Skeete isn't a fight to watch, you might enjoy it, it was a very interesting fight, the fascinating clash of styles made sure of that.

I very much doubt that there could be a potential rematch, I can see why you think that's a good idea, Gavin defeated Skeete, Skeete then went on to win the title he failed to claim from Gavin, a rematch doesn't sound like a bad idea to say the least, but there is a reason that makes me think it is unlikely, a problem that doesn't erase the idea of a rematch as an option, but makes it less intriguing, and in my opinion, not necessary. After Frankie Gavin lost emphatically, and quite brutally to Kell Brook in what was his first and probably his last world title attempt, he went gone off the rails in terms of his personal life, I'll spare you the details, but the long and the tall of it was that he was lucky not be serving him in an offenders institute, he had had his professional boxing license removed, he was given a court order that until he completed serving ?00 hours of community service, he wouldn't be able to renew his boxing licence, anyway, I'm assuming he must have followed the instructions of the court, because the news was recently divulged, that he is 'free to fight again'. I think Bradley Skeete would defeat Frankie Gavin with ease in a rematch, I doubt he we would be able to manage a stoppage over somebody as naturally durable as Frankie Gavin, but I can easily see him achieving a one sided shut out, I question Gavin's conditioning and commitment more every time I see him fight, and it is evident that Bradley Skeete is learning, maturing, and improving at an impressive rate.

I hear that a possible bout between Paulie Malignaggi vs Leonard Bundu is looking very likely now, I always said it would be a good idea, I really hope the fight happens, it would be especially great for Italy, in terms of analysing the necessary tactics, and the styles of the two fighters, it is extremely interesting in my opinion, is that a fight that interests you?

It doesn't matter that it is more of a tactical fight. I like watching any type of style of fight. For Skeete, a rematch wouldn't be bad but it would be nice to see him move on and fight someone new. On the other hand I hope Frankie Gavin gets back in the ring and gets his life together. Paulie Malinaggi vs Leonard Bundu would be an interesting fight to see. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Malinaggi, it would still be interesting to see.

Champion97's picture

Well in that case, we're two peas in a pod. Absolutely, but more importantly, somebody who could/would create a challenge for him, someone who's a worthwhile opponent, and can provide him with valuable experience. So do I, but Gavin does have a lot of issues, and in my opinion, has himself only to blame for his popularity in this country, is he even really known in the US? Frankie Gavin is a talented boxer, he had a stellar amateur career, and it was clear he had the potential to achieve big things in the sport of boxing, but he needed to show enough maturity to realise where he stood in the sport, he needed to respect that others had earned privileges he hadn't, but as soon as he was competing at British level, and defending against some opponents who were very limited (and undeserving of the opportunity in my opinion), in fact, they were genuinely poor opponents, and he was not only calling out the best in the division, but he stated that (at approximately 15-0, after actually struggling physically and tactically against declined and poor opponents) he believed he could have the beating of Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana (at that point, Porter had just achieved an extremely impressive, explosive victory over Paulie Malignaggi, and Maidana had just defeated Adrien Broner, and was preparing for his then scheduled bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr), he also stated that it wouldn't be long at all before he was to over take Mayweather and Pacquiao, and that he deserved to have a world title opportunity as soon as possible, he was very arrogant in saying this, and it wasn't long before he secured an opportunity to fight for the European title, a fight which happened, and as you know, Gavin lost, and this very humiliating for him, I remember wondering how or of he would bounce back, he impressed everyone with the victory over Bradley Skeete (I actually predicted Skeete to cause the upset), but ever since then, he has looked very poor, his conditioning is a serious issue, his fitness wasn't impressive when he fought Kell Brook (and he had previously stated that he would put his heart and sole into a world title fight, obviously coming in in as good shape as you can is a big part of this), and Gavin had plenty of notice for the fight, months in fact, so the excuse of the fight being short notice doesn't do him any favours.

It would be very interesting to see, and also to analyse prior to the event. If you don't mind me asking, why aren't you a fan of Paulie Malignaggi?

From what I see, nobody in the U.S really thinks Gavin is a good fighter. A lot of people just say he's a nobody that lost to Kell Brook. I don't really know much about him to be honest as well. I did see his fight against bundu. He didn't look bad if I remember. That's crazy he thought he could beat Madiana and Porter then loses to Bundu. But I do think you need that attitude to be the best fighter. The reason I really don't care for Malinaggi is because every time he is asked about Manny Pacquiao he gets so emotional over him and always trashes him. I know its his right to think Manny cheated, but I just don't like it when people just constantly bash or discredit someone. Other than that he was a good fighter during his time.

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That doesn't surprise me at all, it's a harsh world, but given that he didn't get past European level before falling short, I don't think he can expect much more. He didn't look bad against Bundu at all, but he showed a lot of vulnerabilities in that fight, as well as bucketfuls of courage. You're absolutely right, a boxer needs to believe that he's capable of winning every fight, and if Gavin had been offered a dream bout against Mayweather or Pacquiao out of the blue, then I wouldn't blame him for putting himself at the level he did, but when one obviously can't expect to have those opportunities for a long time, hasn't really impressed at British and Commonwealth title level, and hasn't even been involved in a European title fight before, there is no reason why one should have the mentality that he's ready to achieve the most impressive victories at that point in time, I suppose it would have been understandable, and like he was heading in the right direction, if he had acknowledged the fact that he had a lot of learning and maturing to do, and stated that it was his absolute dream to one day win a world title, like many fighters do.

I'm unsure of the exact reasons for Malignaggi's strong dislike towards Manny Pacquiao, I don't believe that it's because of the injury controversy alone, because Paulie (when not asked about Pacquiao), is a perfectly reasonable and rational guy, and a lot of people who probably have shorter fuses than him, have shown less anger towards the situation. I still rate Malignaggi fairly highly in the division, I think his reputation is based on his defeats more than his victories, which means he isn't really appreciated for the fighter he was, have you seem his fights against Juan Diaz?

I mean I would like malinaggi more if he didn't bash him every chance he gets. He seems like he knows what he's talking about in terms of boxing. I think that Malinaggis best days are behind him. I don't really rate him very high. The reason I don't think he gets appreciated is because he lost most of his big fights. But he's still a skilled fighter and deserves credit for that. I haven't seen the Juan Diaz fights but I remember watching a video on the worst robberies on YouTube and on of the fights were on there. That's a fight I'll check out.