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Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




Jippa posted:

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin tonight. Should be a cracker.

Can't wait. Also Taylor v Persoon should be class.

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Jose
Jul 24, 2007



what time is the main event supposed to start?

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


All the face masks and visors make it all seem really mad max.

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


Jose posted:

what time is the main event supposed to start?

Supposedly 9 pm uk.

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


Is it clay vs congo on stream right now? I want to know I have the right feed.

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




main event is 10:30pm UK time so just under an hour from now

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


Quantum of Phallus posted:

main event is 10:30pm UK time so just under an hour from now

Cheers.

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




Persoon's face is totally hosed after 2 rounds. Katie is an animal.

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





Quantum of Phallus posted:

Persoon's face is totally hosed after 2 rounds. Katie is an animal.

What weight is she again, just curious to see if she could face Braekhus or Shields

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




Troy Queef posted:

What weight is she again, just curious to see if she could face Braekhus or Shields

She came in at 133

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




And Still

THE GOAT

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




Main event starting now

The Ninth Layer
Jun 19, 2007



Holy poo poo lmao

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




FUCKKK

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




he ded

biglads
Feb 21, 2007

I could've gone to Blatherwycke




Fun Shoe

One hell of a one punch KO

Rags to Liches
Mar 11, 2008

future skeleton soldier

I didn't see that result coming at all

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Stiff as a board as soon as the punch hit

https://twitter.com/DAZN_USA/status/1297307325481529344

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Eleider Alvarez. You waited forever a shot against Adonis that never happened, knocked out Kovalev then lost a boring rematch and got knocked out the ring by the plasterer from the local council while having way too much Vaseline on your face

https://twitter.com/trboxing/status/1297375114284040192

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Joe Smith Jr is an amazing pressure fighter when heís in rhythm

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012





To me that Povetkin KO was just insanely brutal for whatever reason.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



This Jeff horn cardís been a bit of a shitshow so far and I love it

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





https://twitter.com/DanRafael1/stat...6610683905?s=20

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.



lol

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Postol put a good fight together against Jose Ramirez, who just edged the decision out. This should clear the way for a unification at 140 for the UNDISPUTED Championship

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

In before I get hit with "you think they all look alike" but JCR reminds me in many ways of Danny Garcia, especially at this stage in their careers. Both really seem to fight up or down to their level of competition but always manage to just win. Taylor might just be that level that he can't get past like Garcia with Thurman or Porter though but I'm not really convinced and think it will be closer than most are pegging it to be. Obviously if/when he moves up to welter things I think he would take a few losses against the elite for sure.

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Being reported that DAZN is having major buyers remorse with the Canelo contract so it's probable he won't fight in 2020

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





The SituAsian posted:

Being reported that DAZN is having major buyers remorse with the Canelo contract so it's probable he won't fight in 2020

i read Mike Coppinger's piece about this in The Athletic and what I gathered was that DAZN is not doing well financially (partially because their fights have not been the best, partially because they don't really have much else to watch on it unlike ESPN+/Showtime Anytime/hell even UFC Fightpass) and is looking to cut and run

with Peter Nelson gone at HBO, you think they get back in the fight game?

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Troy Queef posted:

i read Mike Coppinger's piece about this in The Athletic and what I gathered was that DAZN is not doing well financially (partially because their fights have not been the best, partially because they don't really have much else to watch on it unlike ESPN+/Showtime Anytime/hell even UFC Fightpass) and is looking to cut and run

with Peter Nelson gone at HBO, you think they get back in the fight game?

Aa much as I personally would love that i seriously doubt it just because they seem to be leaning so heavily into HBO Max. I think there is still a place for HBO sports but it's mainly going to be producing documentaries and episodic programming like Hard Knocks, 24/7 and Real Sports

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012





The times ive met Dan Rafael while qorking on Klitschko fights (Povetkin was one) was kinda cool. Still think meeting Freddie roach and Lennox Lewis is a pro sports highlight of mine.

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Mekchu posted:

The times ive met Dan Rafael while qorking on Klitschko fights (Povetkin was one) was kinda cool. Still think meeting Freddie roach and Lennox Lewis is a pro sports highlight of mine.

Since Dan was let go from ESPN he's been pretty spicy on Twitter, especially with politics which has been pretty cool to see.

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012





The SituAsian posted:

Since Dan was let go from ESPN he's been pretty spicy on Twitter, especially with politics which has been pretty cool to see.


Yeah probably had to keep it under wraps or else ESPN wuold get complained too and threatened by the different promoters.

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

https://twitter.com/trboxing/status...1840674819?s=19

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





https://twitter.com/mikecoppinger/s...2491898880?s=21

The Ninth Layer
Jun 19, 2007



It's amazing to me that DAZN would sign a nine figure contract with Canelo in which they have to pay him $30 million per fight but also they can't tell him who to fight.

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

https://twitter.com/DanRafael1/stat...2807979008?s=19

The Ninth Layer posted:

It's amazing to me that DAZN would sign a nine figure contract with Canelo in which they have to pay him $30 million per fight but also they can't tell him who to fight.

Pretty clearly they are just having buyers remorse and Covid is their way to try and get out though honestly they probably wouldve tried to do so at some later point even without it. In retrospect, unless Canelo was going to fight GGG levels opponents every time out which just isn't possible, it was a terrible contract from the start.

In my uneducated opinion they completely took the wrong way trying to build their US business. They should tried to wait a few years until their global business was established as a market leader (I know they are still doing well in most markets outside of America) and just throw a billion at an NBA or NFL package.

Edit: Also having specific contractual language saying who a boxer can/cannot fight is an Ali act violation

The SituAsian fucked around with this message at 15:07 on Sep 9, 2020

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


I have zero desire to ever see Canelo-Masvidal or Canelo-Khabib but either of those would absolutely draw more than Callum Smith or BJS.

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Also, assuming that this trickles down to the rest of the Golden Boy stable then Ryan Garcia, Vergil Ortiz Jr, JoJo Diaz, David Lemieux, Jorge Linares and others may be on the shelf for a while

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





The SituAsian posted:

https://twitter.com/DanRafael1/stat...2807979008?s=19


Pretty clearly they are just having buyers remorse and Covid is their way to try and get out though honestly they probably wouldve tried to do so at some later point even without it. In retrospect, unless Canelo was going to fight GGG levels opponents every time out which just isn't possible, it was a terrible contract from the start.

In my uneducated opinion they completely took the wrong way trying to build their US business. They should tried to wait a few years until their global business was established as a market leader (I know they are still doing well in most markets outside of America) and just throw a billion at an NBA or NFL package.

Edit: Also having specific contractual language saying who a boxer can/cannot fight is an Ali act violation

a guy on Reddit said that he used to work at DAZN and apparently it was doomed from the start. they hired people who Didn't Know poo poo About Boxing to work on the fights, their business model was based mostly around super-fights and that backfired (because people will pay that $20 for the one fight they want to see and cancel right after, or go to a Dave and Buster's or a sportsbook and watch it for less than that), and really bad promotion compared to ESPN or PBC.

it was an interesting idea, though, and ESPN+ has made it work because it costs less and has a lot more to offer (soccer, college sports, UFC cards, rugby, a daily free NHL game, and so forth). but considering streaming services and history promoting fights, i'm hearing someone's music...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7ugsMZe7M

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The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

One of the better explanations as to why, in hindsight, the contract was doomed from the start was actually summed in (of all places) an Instagram comment I saw. Basically Canelo is the top draw in North American boxing but because of the language barrier* and his relative lack of personality he just can't breakthrough to that kind of top tier draw that Mayweather was. He really just isn't the type to go for a big cash grab like fighting Khabib or Oscar (or God forbid one of the Paul brothers) so other than the GGG trilogy there is really nothing for him to crack the mainstream. Fights against Callum Smith, BJS, David Benavidez, Caleb Plant and even Beterbiev or Bivol are interesting as hell for existing boxing fans but don't grow the brand like DAZN US needs to justify that investment.

*I know Canelo speaks way more English than he lets on but he doesn't out a combination of pride in his heritage and ( I know this sounds terrible) he frankly sounds kind of weird when he speaks it and I think he realizes that.

Edit: it really fits into Canelo positioning himself as the biggest in the sport of boxing (e.g. his "No boxing, No life" merch) but not an entertainer like Floyd or Conor

The SituAsian fucked around with this message at 16:08 on Sep 11, 2020

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