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It's a sport where you punch people in the head and you guys are squeamish because he says violent things?
Not squeamish, but there is a line, and a code. It’s not fecking Rocky 4. It’s just a sport at the end of the day, no one should be joking - and the alarming thing is that he doesn’t appear to be actually joking - about killing their opponent. Especially in a sport where it’s an actual possibility, and there have been tragedies of death and paralysis. It is extremely low class, and unethical, and he’s been rightly lambasted for it from boxers across the spectrum.
 

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No, I am squeamish that those comments came in the wake of fighters dying and he still won't walk them back when framed in that context.
Not squeamish, but there is a line, and a code. It’s not fecking Rocky 4. It’s just a sport at the end of the day, no one should be joking - and the alarming thing is that he doesn’t appear to be actually joking - about killing their opponent. Especially in a sport where it’s an actual possibility, and there have been tragedies of death and paralysis. It is extremely low class, and unethical, and he’s been rightly lambasted for it from boxers across the spectrum.
I don't get why it matters. You fear he's encouraging young boxers to not stop when they're told to? Or you think he might not stop?

I don't see either.

It just feels like tasteless talk to sell tickets to me.
 

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I don't get why it matters. You fear he's encouraging young boxers to not stop when they're told to? Or you think he might not stop?

I don't see either.

It just feels like tasteless talk to sell tickets to me.
Tasteless in the extreme when in the wake of boxers actually dying. And then when given the chance to walk it back, say it’s just a joke, actually adds to it and says he wants a body on his record.

I don’t know, but I’m my book that makes him a right cnut; and I’d love to see him get knocked the feck out (not killed - see the difference?)
 

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Tasteless in the extreme when in the wake of boxers actually dying. And then when given the chance to walk it back, say it’s just a joke, actually adds to it and says he wants a body on his record.

I don’t know, but I’m my book that makes him a right cnut; and I’d love to see him get knocked the feck out (not killed - see the difference?)
I'm happy to settle on hoping that they both lose and boxing is outlawed.
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I like that this is sponsored by some absolutely poisonous sounding whiskey.
 

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How close to fight are we? I want to go back to sleep :lol:
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Some talent in that ring.. Tyson the GOAT for me.
Just shows us how are the heavyweight division has fallen. Peak Tyson would piss the current division for breakfast. Really was a great era. Three fantastic champions. I always really liked Lewis. Met him in person once and he’s just a monster. fecking huge. Lovely chap too.
 

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Crazy the height barrier Tyson had to overcome to be the ‘baddest man on the planet’
 

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Just shows us how are the heavyweight division has fallen. Peak Tyson would piss the current division for breakfast. Really was a great era. Three fantastic champions. I always really liked Lewis. Met him in person once and he’s just a monster. fecking huge. Lovely chap too.
Agreed about Tyson and that era. I always liked Lewis too, never got to meet him like yourself though.
 

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Just shows us how are the heavyweight division has fallen. Peak Tyson would piss the current division for breakfast. Really was a great era. Three fantastic champions. I always really liked Lewis. Met him in person once and he’s just a monster. fecking huge. Lovely chap too.
Peak Tyson would piss most eras for breakfast.
 

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Crazy the height barrier Tyson had to overcome to be the ‘baddest man on the planet’
Used it to his advantage in the end. His leg work was outstanding. So powerful. His body shots were devastating. That right hook to the body followed by an uppercut. Devastating. One of the best punchers from the hips that I’ve ever seen. The secret of his power.
 

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Wilder reminds me of Yohan Blake in his pre-fight interview. Full of try too hard cliches to sound menacing.

This has the makings of the GGG-Canelo rematch. A draw in the first fight, which was clearly a win for GGG and Fury, followed by a knockout in the second. Not “winning” that first fight must be playing on Fury’s mind. Whereas for Wilder he got a get out of jail free card and remains unbeaten.
 

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Those women “carrying” the throne, sure are some impressive physical specimens. Love a woman that’s got some muscle tone.