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Offline chalky

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O.P. « 2009-Mar-31, 05:22 PM »
Thought there should be thread for the good and bad of this great sport
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« 2009-Mar-31, 05:25 PM Reply #1 »
If you have any mail Chalky, i'll be more than happy to have a bet on it   :biggrin:

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« 2009-Mar-31, 05:35 PM Reply #2 »
No mail OL but some interesting news.........


Former NRL star John Hopoate is Las Vegas-bound for crack at world title
By David Riccio
March 29, 2009 Three years after swapping footy boots for boxing gloves, one-time rugby league bad boy John Hopoate has secured a bout for a world title in the big time.

The former Manly winger will fight former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall for the IBA heavyweight title in Las Vegas on May 22.

Dubbed "The Atomic Bull", McCall, 43, has lost only nine of his 62 fights and holds a victory over former undisputed champion Lennox Lewis. Hopoate, a self-confessed baby of the sport, has had 13 fights.

The 34-year-old's title shot is likely to pocket him a cheque nearing six figures. However, his final earnings will rely on potential pay-TV rights and the prospect of the bout being streamed live via the internet for the first time in Australia.

The fight will be held at the Orleans Casino in Nevada, a far cry from Hopoate's most recent bout at Manly Leagues Club.

With its 70-lane bowling alley, 18 movie theatres and 12 restaurants, Hopoate will strut the same stage as recent musical acts Andre Rieu, Kenny Rogers, Gladys Knight and Air Supply.

"I'm going to Vegas to fight for a world title. It's unbelievable," Hopoate said.

"This has come so much quicker than I thought. Even fighting for the Australian heavyweight title belt was beyond my expectations. But to be fighting for a world title is beyond my wildest dreams."



Should be pretty interesting, not sure how he will go, you'd think Mcall will be to experienced for Hoppa and out box him, but the bloke is an animal. Hoppa did beat big Bob Mirovic which very few people gave him a chance of doing, so you never know.

 





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« 2009-Mar-31, 05:42 PM Reply #3 »
At least he can't use his trusty date up the a$$ tactic    :lol:   :lol:

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« 2009-Mar-31, 05:44 PM Reply #4 »
Anthony Mundine says he might not fight in Australia again after title bout
By Laine Clark
March 31, 2009 Outspoken former world champion Anthony Mundine says his next fight could be his last in Australia, casting doubt over a re-match with Danny Green.

Mundine (35 wins, 3 losses) announced on Tuesday he would fight underrated IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21-0) in his first fight in Brisbane on May 27.

But he also cast his eye further into the future, claiming he has “big fish to fry" in boxing and that Green was "not a priority".

Mundine said he would concentrate on the likes of world champions Felix Sturm (WBA), Kelly Pavlik (WBC, WBO) and Arthur Abraham (IBF) after "disposing" of former Olympian Geale.

"It's going to an historic night - it's going to be my third world title and this might be my last fight in Australia," Mundine said of the upcoming bout.

"Because after this there is nothing but big fish to fry.

"I am willing to travel overseas, take a pay cut, just to show the people what I can do, who I am."

The former rugby league enigma said his management were already on the verge of securing a "big, major fight".

"After I win this title, which I will, all I want is champions," he declared.

"I don't want to mess around with contenders, I just want champions.

"Whether it's Pavlik, whether it's Abraham, whether it's Sturm - give me one of them."

After Green ended his 11-month retirement, it was believed his re-match with Mundine would be held early next year.

Mundine enjoyed a unanimous points victory over Green at super middleweight in Sydney three years ago.

But Mundine all but dismissed taking on Green again, saying he would only consider a re-match if there was an offer that made him "rub his hands together".

"He's not a priority - my goal is to become the undisputed middleweight champion of the world," he added.

"I've been there and done that (with Green), so the only thing that is going to inspire me for that fight is the money - at the end of the day this is a business.

"Believe it or not, money doesn't inspire me. What inspires me is my goals and my dreams."

Mundine was also irked that Green had demanded a re-match be held in Perth.

"I don't know why he is dictating terms because I am the one that whipped his arse last time," he said.

"I am the one he built his name off. So for him to say all these things is outlandish."

His next opponent, Sydney-based Tasmanian Geale, is a 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.





Not sure how many times Mundine can trot out the same lines about chasing fights overseas etc. Lets hope this time he follows through on his claims.
Also interesting to see Sonny Bill Williams will be fighting on Mundines undercard, not sure how he will go, but i for one wouldnt be keen to take him on.................

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« 2009-Mar-31, 05:46 PM Reply #5 »
At least he can't use his trusty date up the a$$ tactic     :lol:     :lol:  

That'd be index finger up the date   :lol:

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« 2009-Mar-31, 06:27 PM Reply #6 »
Hopoa may be have a chace if Oliver turns up in this kind of mood  :wacko: What a friutloop  :tears:

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« 2009-Mar-31, 06:28 PM Reply #7 »

"It's going to an historic night - it's going to be my third world title and this might be my last fight in Australia," Mundine said of the upcoming bout.


What exactly was he two time World Champion of?

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« 2009-Mar-31, 06:31 PM Reply #8 »
Mundine is a paper champion. Ottke, a guy i could beat, knocked him out   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

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« 2009-Mar-31, 07:12 PM Reply #9 »
  Well allabloodyluya Mutdine, Its about time, You now after this fight that is,
Only want Champions, Well not b4 time SON, i still wont believe it until
i see it that's for sure.
Anthony as spoken by  Former World Champion " TO be GREAT you must fight GREAT"
No truer words ever spoken about a boxer  in imo

Offline Sporty

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« 2009-Mar-31, 10:09 PM Reply #10 »
Whatabout the Sands family.... Australia...greatest boxing family ever ...   :noteworthy:     :noteworthy:     :noteworthy:  
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« 2009-Apr-27, 03:47 PM Reply #11 »
Danny Green put arch rival Anthony Mundine on notice with a brutal demolition of South African Anthony van Niekerk in front of more than 4000 fans in Perth on Sunday night.

Green, who improved his record to 26 wins and three losses, knocked out the 35-year-old in second round, proving his 11-month 'retirement' had robbed him of none of his trademark power.

Van Niekerk, whose record slipped to 21 wins, seven losses and two draws, threw plenty of punches but none was meaningful.

In contrast, Green's left jab was causing van Niekerk plenty of problems, and a flurry of punches knocked van Niekerk to the ground midway through the second round.

Van Niekerk made his way back onto his feet but seconds later another flurry of punches from Green and a powerful right hook ended the bout 2.42 into the second round.

"I think if I fought King Kong tonight it would have been the same, I felt great," Green said.

"Guys I'm back.

"I caught him clean and not too many people would have stood up to that shot.

"Anthony Mundine, you called me out ... it's lights out."

It was Green's first fight since December 2007, when he defeated Croatia's Stipe Drews to claim the World Boxing Association light-heavyweight title.

Three months later, an emotional Green shocked the boxing fraternity when he announced his retirement.

But his time out of the ring was short lived, with a lucrative offer to avenge his 2006 loss to Mundine simply too good to refuse.

Mundine won the first fight in an unanimous points decision at super middleweight but the sequel, tentatively scheduled for early next year at Subiaco Oval, is likely to be held at either Green's preferred light heavyweight or catchweight.

The Last Post was played before the bout started and a minute's silence observed in honour of the Anzacs.

"The most important thing is this is the most important thing is the weekend I fought on is the most important weekend in our country's history," Green said.

"To all those diggers (I dedicate this to you).

"I just picked my chance.

"I was relaxed in there.

"I'm ready to go again."


Offline Magiciansmask

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« 2009-Apr-27, 03:49 PM Reply #12 »
I hope Danny knocks the big mouthed muppet out.  :no1:

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« 2009-May-02, 11:35 PM Reply #13 »
I hope Danny knocks the big mouthed muppet out.  :no1:

Turn it up....the bloke was a fat out of nick slob he beat....the Man..will knock Green out next go...anyway if i was the man i would just keep stepping up in weight...the heavier they are the slower punches they throw....as the man is just far to quick for em....  :noteworthy:   :noteworthy:   :noteworthy:

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« 2009-May-03, 08:26 AM Reply #14 »
Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao

This fight starts in a couple of hours, I am tipping Pacquiao.

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« 2009-May-03, 10:24 AM Reply #15 »
What a fight it should be!

Cmon the hitman Hatton.
I've gotta work while it's on but hope catch a replay.

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« 2009-May-03, 04:01 PM Reply #16 »
Hatton Smashed, down twice in the first,
put to sleep big time in the second  :sleep:

Get that Mayweather out of retirement

Offline OldLarsy

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« 2009-May-03, 04:39 PM Reply #17 »
Come on, Q, surely you have a youtube clip   :lol:

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« 2009-May-03, 05:07 PM Reply #18 »
Be Quick cause they will be deleted soon
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« 2009-May-03, 05:13 PM Reply #19 »
that is some hit that final punch.

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« 2009-May-03, 05:17 PM Reply #20 »
Fairly decent left hook, I even felt it   :lol:

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« 2009-May-19, 06:32 AM Reply #21 »
Could be a grudge match in the making, surely better then a Green/Mundine rematch. Fancy Taylor calling anyone a bum!  :lol:


By James Hooper

May 17, 2009 12:00am

SHANNAN Taylor has severed a 10-year friendship with one-time sparring partner Danny Green, branding the former world champion a "bum" and a "fraud".

Taylor claimed Green would be little more than a punch-drunk pub fighter had he not cashed in on the coat tails of arch rival Anthony Mundine.

Looking to pick a fight with the former WBA light-heavyweight world champion, Taylor also insulted Green's home town of Perth. Green then retaliated by taking a strong swipe at the self-confessed former cocaine addict.

"Danny Green should kiss Anthony Mundine's backside for the rest of his life because if it wasn't for Mundine, he'd still be a bum fighting for $10,000 in pubs and clubs,'' Taylor said.

"Mundine made Danny Green ... the fact is Anthony Mundine has made Danny Green a multi-millionaire.

"If Green won't fight me, I'm happy to fly to that in-bred town of Perth, knock on his door and drag him down to the park. We'll see what happens then. I'm sick and tired of Green bad-mouthing Mundine. History shows `Choc' beat him fair and square.''

Taylor's barbs were met with a stunned silence from Green, who is holidaying with wife Nina and children Chloe and Archie in Fiji.

Green then asked if Taylor had been drinking. When told he was serious, Green said: "It's obvious Shannan has thrown the Bible out the window and is back on the gear.''

But for Taylor to fight Green, he would have to step up from middleweight to light-heavyweight.

"I don't know what fight Danny was watching, but Mundine gave him a boxing lesson,'' Taylor said.

"I went 12 rounds with Anthony myself only a couple of months ago, so if Danny is such a hot shot why won't he fight me?''



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« 2009-May-19, 06:34 AM Reply #22 »
Sounds like an amazing start to a fight!

By Christian Nicolussi

May 19, 2009 12:00am

BIG Solomon Haumono was knocked out cold in the first 15 seconds of his weekend heavyweight boxing bout - then declared the winner as his little-known opponent fled the building.

The undefeated Haumono was flattened by Royce Sio, a church-going former kick-boxer making his pro boxing debut.

But in bizarre scenes rarely seen before in the fight game, Sio, 29, then charged towards his giant opponent and unleashed two more heavy blows to the head as Solo lay on the canvas.

With referee Brian McMahon left with no option but to disqualify the rookie, Sio jumped out of the ring and disappeared into the night. Sio had originally sent Haumono flying at Blacktown RSL on Saturday night with a fierce overhead right.

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A remorseful Sio, a correctional officer at a juvenile detention centre, last night confessed "adrenalin" had got the better of him and said he had meant no harm to Haumono.

Sio said matchmaker Lincoln Hudson had rushed him out of the venue fearing a potential backlash from Samoan and Tongan supporters in the 800-strong crowd,

"It's a full-contact sport, it's not marbles, and in the end adrenalin got the better of me," Sio said.

"I'm embarrassed about what happened. I hold no grudge against the bro, but people came to see a fight.

"People in the crowd said it was a coward act, but you have to be in the ring to know how it feels.

"The other thing was the referee wasn't in front of me to send me to my corner, so as far as I was concerned the fight was still on."

After being hammered, Haumono, 33, staggered back to his feet to have his arm raised by the referee as the winner, taking his record to 16 wins and a draw from 17 fights.

The former rugby league forward - who quit footy to join his mate Anthony Mundine in the fight game - said he was disappointed he had been denied the chance to stand up and continue.

"We came together and as I've pulled back I've dropped my hands and I copped one to the head," Haumono said. "I'm not dirty with that shot, but I didn't get the opportunity to stand up and fight on, and that's what I can't work out - that's what I'm filthy about."

Haumono's respected trainer Johnny Lewis, who has been in the fight game more than 50 years, said he had never seen such sensational scenes. "I was bending over to get my medical kit and when I've looked up Sol was on his back," Lewis said.

"He looked like he was going to get up and then the young kid has come over and hit him twice while he was on the ground.

"I can't really understand why it happened. He ended up jumping out of the ring."

Sio said he hoped Haumono would consider giving him a rematch.


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« 2009-May-21, 10:58 AM Reply #23 »
anyone interested in watching Hoppa V McCall the fight will be streamed through this mob from 1pm saturday, its $9.99.

http://www.secondsout.com/australia/

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« 2009-May-21, 11:14 AM Reply #24 »
anyone interested in watching Hoppa V McCall the fight will be streamed through this mob from 1pm saturday, its $9.99.

http://www.secondsout.com/australia/

will he be using his finger ...  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:


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