1. 1971791

    1971791 #kallekartel

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    'Vasiliy threw 2,949 punches over 15 rounds -- average velocity 160.2 km/hour'

    How the fuck do you measure punches in km/h?
     
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    2Piece Well-Known Member

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    Clown tricks. How many significant punches landed? Lets talk about economical work here.
     
  3. emallini

    emallini Well-Known Member

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  4. Thomas Crewz

    Thomas Crewz Well-Known Member

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    He looks hulked in that thumbnail and I got excited. Pretty much normal in the vid though. Maybe a bit bigger

    Looks very sharp though

    Pedro Diaz footwork > Loma's :D
     
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    Floyd_g.o.a.t Well-Known Member

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    This is the 'best' match up made for the time I have been watching boxing.

    http://www.espn.co.uk/boxing/story/_/id/21668808/is-vasyl-lomachenko-vs-guillermo-rigondeaux-best-fight-ever

    There are boxing match-ups for the purists and then there is Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux. It may be -- technically, at least -- the greatest fight in the sport's history.

    The term 'casual' is overused when appraising the commitment of boxing fans but it's both sad and true; ask the average people on the street whether they'd rather watch Loma-Rigo or Anthony Joshua punch a part-time builder halfway back to his home in eastern Europe, the mob will choose the mismatch.


    Ask the same people if they enjoyed watching Tyson Fury expertly render Wladimir Klitschko's right hand -- an iron fist that ruled for over a decade -- completely useless. They probably didn't.

    If they miss out on the chance to watch Lomachenko defend the WBO world super-featherweight title against Rigondeaux on Saturday night, though, it's because they literally don't know what they're missing.


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    Preferring 'fighters' to 'boxers' is one thing, but the artistry of these two is transcendent. The greatest sportsmen make things look so easy. Lomachenko and Rigondeaux make stringing together vicious combinations at lightning speed while evading retaliation look as simple as running water. Neither has been found wanting in the 'fighting' department, either.

    Some facts: Between them, they boast 859 amateur victories. That's not a typo... 859. Between them, they also have four Olympic gold medals and four World Championship gold medals. We are talking about the very highest echelons of achievement in the unpaid ranks.

    They aren't the first to have found professional fame after lengthy amateur reigns, of course. Oscar De La Hoya went 200-5 and Don Curry 400-4. To put these kind of records into perspective, Muhammad Ali's confirmed record stands at 37-8 while Anthony Joshua's is approximated as 40-3.

    Lomachenko's feats are particularly staggering. In 397 unpaid fights, he lost only once. He duly avenged the stain on his record. Twice. The man who beat him, Albert Selimov, will have something to tell the grandchildren but remains an amateur fighter and is now 31.

    The Ukrainian's professional record to date looks relatively underwhelming at 9-1, 7 KOs. Understandably, though, 'Hi-Tech' was fast-tracked and his sole professional defeat came in his second bout -- a controversial split decision going to brutal Mexican Orlando Salido. It's almost needless to say it was a world title fight.

    Since then, he's won a world title by outpointing Gary Russell in his very next fight and gone on to stop champions such as Roman Martinez, Nicholas Walters and Jason Sosa. The annihilation of Martinez was particularly eye-catching and he then beat the dangerous Walters into submission.

    Modern technology and, in particular, social media, plays a huge role in developing the profile of a modern fighter. Lomachenko plays the game well -- when he's not leaping across the ring in handstands or playing tennis against himself, his videos show off his extraordinary hand reflexes.

    If the average Joe needs a reason to sit through 12 rounds of him, try watching 37 seconds of him catching stones. Yes, really.


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    By contrast, Rigondeaux, eight years Lomachenko's senior at 37, has always been a mysterious presence on the world boxing landscape.

    Turn back the clock a few years and his rival super-bantamweights -- most notably Carl Frampton -- were hailing the Cuban expatriate as one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Some say he's still up there, despite relative inactivity.

    To dispel foolish suggestions that the best 'boxers' box because they can't fight or punch, Lomachenko and Rigondeaux possess knockout percentages of 61 and 70 respectively. Maybe try asking James 'Jazza' Dickens', whose jaw Rigondeaux broke effortlessly on his UK debut last year, if 'El Chacal' has anything behind those stylish shots.

    On paper, Lomachenko should win, though. He has so much youth and natural size on his side.

    Regardless of the odds and regardless of who turns out to be the victor, two of the most gifted boxers to ever step into a ring are pitted against each other at Madison Square Garden this weekend. If the skills on display don't capture your imagination, you're being too casual...
     
  6. Boxalot

    Boxalot New Member

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    In what possible way has Loma not pressed for a return against Salido? He’s basically begged for the fight and has offered Salido the rematch on multiple occasions.
     
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    can't recall wanting a fighter wanting to win as bad as i do rigo on sat

    WAR RIGO
     
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    I love Rigo, I have done for ages and backed him to beat Donaire and I think it's tragic how he's been mistreated. But it's better for boxing if Loma wins. If he loses yes we get Rigo as the top p4p fighter with a truly ATG win and he deserves that credit, but he will retire soon and Loma will have a long road back.
     
  9. MarkoRaj

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    I'm as neutral as possible in this fight.

    Massive fan of both.

    Just want to see a conclusive ending
     
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    Any kind souls here could you pm a decent streaming site for this please
     
  11. Pedderrs

    Pedderrs Eubank Jr TKO Groves (Book it)

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    Two overrated dudes, one a lot a bigger than the other and a lot more active.

    Nothing special.
     
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    Let it go son, the Loma thing is killing you
     
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    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    Yep,im more impressed by Eubank jnr bashing up stationary targets.
     
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    @Boxalot, Lomo"s camp have stated that he won't fight Salido because He, Salido wants too much money. But surely if as you say he desperately wants the return, pay the man the money and get it on. Regards Mervyn The Gee
     
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    Pedderrs Eubank Jr TKO Groves (Book it)

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    I like Loma. Good little fighter.
     
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    Pedderrs Eubank Jr TKO Groves (Book it)

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    It's all relative mate. Eubank Jr doesn't enjoy all that much fanfare.
     
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    thegee Well-Known Member

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    Apart from Lomo v Rigo, another decent fight on Sky this week-end, Smith v Vargas, I fear atrip too far for Smith, Vargas is a destructive puncher and I think that he will take Smith out in about six rounds. Regards Mervyn The Gee
     
  18. tom1080

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    Aye this. May the best man win
     
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    Jesus, didn't even know this was happening. #Casual

    Feels like this is the first time a Smith brother has been in this type of fight, a real tough challenge in advance of a world title shot. Usually it's rubbish, then stepping straight into a world title shot against a tough opponent (Or in Liams case, fighting rubbish for a world title shot, defending against rubbish, then diving straight into Canelo)
     
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    If as expected , Lomo wins on Saturday , do you think that he should accommodate Salido to wipe out the loss on his Pro record, or move up and fight Linares? Regards Mervyn the Gee
     

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