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Boxing: The Next Generation

Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong LoveRegistered User regular
edited February 2011 in Social Entropy++
Matthew Hatton?
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Sergio Martinez?
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Nonito Donaire?
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Saul Alavarez?
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These cats seem destined to inject some new blood into the wilting and sometimes painful to watch sport of boxing. Matthew Hatton is ranked 11th in the world and apparently the top dog of the UK. He is the younger brother of Ricky "The Fucking Caveman" Hatton. He's set to fight Saul Alvarez on March 5th. Saul's ranked as the 2nd best super welterweight, and generally regarded as the next big Mexican Champ.

Nonito Donaire fucked up Fernando Montiel in the 2nd round a little earlier tonight, and he's supposedly this super swag bantamweight the annoucers won't stop making Pacquiao comparisions about. What's worse is, as a fighter he says he's totally cool with being in another fighter such as Pacquiao's shadow, and he likes being 2nd best. Where the fuck is your heart?

Sergio Martinez holds the Ring World middleweight title, and used to hold the WBC super welterweight title. At 46 wins, two losses and two draws he's also getting some recognition for being a quick southpaw with confidence out the ass after his second round knockout of Paul Williams. On March 12th he's set to fight Ukraine boxer Sergei Dzinziruk, which'll certainly help his stock rise. Though, his being The Ring's Fighter of the year and also being listed as third best fighter in the world pound for pound don't hurt either.

What fighters do you think are gonna come into the sport and change shit up? What do you think about Showtime actually running pretty decent fights now?

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Nonito Donaire is a fucking machine.

    Also, this is going to be one of my most frequented threads. FYI.

  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2011
    donarie makin me hungry. lets hit up the sharwama booth, mate

  • Goose!Goose! Yeah, I wrote that. Its called, "I Wanna Rock Your Body"Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I feel like there was a boxing thread a few weeks ago.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle sometimes a boy just needs to get out of the house and meet some girls Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm-a watch On The Ropes tomorrow. Haven't paid attention to boxing besides awesome boxing documentaries in... years. But I'll look up those guys you mentioned and wander back.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    boxing's becoming a younger man's sport again

    thank god. i can watch MMA now but those fights seem too short for my tastes

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    have I told you all that i REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get into learning how to box and maybe boxing semi-competitively?

    Dubh wrote: »
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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    if you can get decent muscle mass and have the strength of mind to really train intensely i'm sure there are plenty of old crusty gyms and clubs available

  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    rane, you'll also need a salty old trainer who warms up to you and teaches you the ins and outs of the sport but dies before the film's climax.

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle sometimes a boy just needs to get out of the house and meet some girls Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    rane, you'll also need a salty old trainer who warms up to you and teaches you the ins and outs of the sport but dies before the film's climax.

    Third film's climax.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Raneados wrote: »
    have I told you all that i REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get into learning how to box and maybe boxing semi-competitively?

    it's really hard at your age to get into it

    STEAM
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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    shit, when the old man started he was like 16 or so

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    have I told you all that i REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get into learning how to box and maybe boxing semi-competitively?

    it's really hard at your age to get into it

    s'what she said

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    have I told you all that i REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get into learning how to box and maybe boxing semi-competitively?

    it's really hard at your age to get into it

    "my age"

    well dang making me feel old

    i'm 25

    I am lithe and bendy still

    i can fight coach put me in put me in

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i always felt like i wanted to maybe try boxing, but as a wrestler i think it'd be a tough transition.

    also nowadays i'm way too goddamn lazy to train. you seen those fuckers do the jumprope shit?

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i always felt like i wanted to maybe try boxing, but as a wrestler i think it'd be a tough transition.

    also nowadays i'm way too goddamn lazy to train. you seen those fuckers do the jumprope shit?

    that jumprope shit burns something like 150 calories every 10 minutes

    they do it for a REASON

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    there are many weight classes so there's a place for most any fighter but you have to have a ethic and regimen

    its not for everybody

  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    never see fat guys doing jumprope. that is probably the reason.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    for a second I thought you said I have to have an ethnic

    and I was like yessssssssssssss i got TONS of those dudes but then realized you didn't say that

    but shrug, I've never even tried it, so this just all might be just dreams without realizing how much is put into it

    but i have the HEART

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    there are gyms out there you can try your hand at, but it is something you've basically got to build your life around

    like any athelete, a fighter has to train tirelessly and build his skills. boxing is a sport where there are tons of techniques and methods one must soak up in addition to training to build strength and stamina

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    good to know, thanks anjin

    when I get a chance, I'll try my hand at it and see if I dig it

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I fucking love Donairs

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    his fight was boring as shit aside from the second round knockout

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i did tae kwon do for some years.

    just started kickboxing now that i can afford it. i got decent footwork and kicks from TKD but i really need to work on my upper body game.

    maybe in a couple years ill try an amateur bout or two

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited February 2011
    mmmm

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i had a gyro for dinner tonight!

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited February 2011
    that there's a donair

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    we serve food here, sir

    Dubh wrote: »
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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2011
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    dude

    duuuuuuuuuuuuuude

    no way

    that looks like it contains a cheese of some sort and at LEAST two or three forms of meat

    wrapped in some sort of bread-like kajigger

    I would eat that
    I would eat that off the floor of an arby's

    koshian seriously I eat more brown-people food than you eat all types of food

    Dubh wrote: »
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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Raneados wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    have I told you all that i REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get into learning how to box and maybe boxing semi-competitively?

    it's really hard at your age to get into it

    "my age"

    well dang making me feel old

    i'm 25

    I am lithe and bendy still

    i can fight coach put me in put me in

    it's a thing you really have to start when you're a teenager

    shit, 25 is the twilight age for a lot of fighters

    most guys don't make it past 30 in the sport

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Don't tell that to David Tua or Evander Holyfield.

  • LagnarLagnar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Trying to get back into boxing after not having done it for a year or two. Holy hell I'm out of shape and more rusty then I thought I was going to be.

    It feels good to be doing it again though, hopefully ill actually be in good enough shape to start sparing again here in a month or two.

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Manny Pacquiao

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Living In Fear. Year Of The Tiger.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I love Manny but I love this thread more because I don't get to keep up with boxing as well as I would like. MMA is omnipresent around here and I'm sick of it.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    somebody needs to just beat manny pacquiao to death in the ring so i can stop hearing these dumb ass comparisons

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dumb ass comparisons? Who did I compare him to?

    Because I can't be bothered researching and writing it all up myself:
    Wikipedia wrote:
    He is an eight-division world champion, the first boxer in history to win ten world titles in eight different weight divisions.[4] He is also the first boxer in history to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.[5] He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time The Ring "Fighter of the Year", winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

    Oops, he's currently the best in the world.

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Boxing will only be worth a shit again if they can sort out the fucking mess with FIVE sanctioning bodies.

    Its a bunch of bullshit that allows fighters to dodge more fights than they do punches.

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    there are two ways to go about that, both of which are impractical as hell

    one: a unified body

    two: the dissolution of all bodies and titles

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