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    I know, or I believe I know, that the scoring system in boxing is 10-9 for a closely-won round and 10-8 for one in which there was a knockdown...so if Fury won a majority of the close-run rounds but was knocked down in two of them that would make the fight pretty even...However, something inside me says that if you're felled twice in a 12 round bout (and not early round flash knockdowns but in the late stages) then you don't really deserve to win, for all your technical brillliance early on.

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      I have shown my ignorance in scoring but that is what I thought instinctively as well.

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        I believe Wilder's been in this position before: behind on the cards, but saved by knockdowns. You could say that evens out scoring wise, maybe it does, but him being tactically outwitted is not new.

        TG, I can't find the tweet, though I know I saw the actual tweet itself at the time –*I'm pretty sure it happened after an AJ fight, probably against Joseph Parker.

        I think Wilder was over in the UK a few months back to promote this fight, and was spending a lot of time with kids and children, which is great to see. Both him and Fury have been great after this fight. So bring on the rematch.

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          I know boxing enjoys a redemption story even more than other sports but it does seem strange to see this new outpouring of affection for Fury that seems to forget both his doping ban (which only ended because UKAD were concerned they would be bankrupted by the legal costs) and previous all-round offensive behaviour and bigoted pronouncements.

          I know he's cited depression and addiction issues in the past but I can't help be cynical and suspect that the former, at least, is being introduced to whitewash his character. Especially as I genuinely don't know if he's ever been clinically diagnosed as suffering from depression (though that's his business, I know), claims to have "beaten" it due to his religious beliefs and, again as far as I'm aware, not recanted or apologised for his previous bigotry.

          He does seem to have fought well at the weekend (I deliberately avoided the fight and would probably do so again with any rematch) so he's certainly proved wrong people like me who doubted he'd ever be a contender again but I'll refrain from the "Good old Tyson" mood that seems to have permeated the media and beyond recently.
          Last edited by Ray de Galles; 04-12-2018, 14:00.

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            Yeah, seconded.

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              We should note Katie Taylor walking out to Fairytale Of New York, at Christmas time, at Madison Square Gardens

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                I caught the first four rounds of Frampton Warrington the other day, before my stream gave up. Warrington was relentless in his clubbing caveman attacks, and must have been in top condition to keep it up at a similar pitch for 12 rounds. Frampton is usually the master tactician, but he had no answer. Great fight.

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                  Reaction from Frampton's fans seems to be mainly recommending retirement. Less Madison Square than back to Duncairn Gardens alas

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                    It wouldn't be a bad time – he's had a impressive career.

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                      I’d still like to see a Selby v Frampton fight but it’s far less box office now it’d be between the guys Warrington beat. They’re both 31 now too so maybe time has passed.

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                        Those seeking a little diversion this holiday period might enjoy Joseph Parker vs Dillion Whyte, and Dereck Chisora vs Carlos Takam, both heavyweight encounters in every sense from the summer, which Sky has now stuck up in full on YouTube.

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                          This is Hilarious
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cVDpKRoxm4&t=1192s

                          Mayweather got paid $9 million for an Exhibition boxing match against a Japanese MMA fighter.
                          Sadly Nobody told the Japanese fellow it was a Exhibition and he came out and had the temerity to hit Floyd on the jaw. After which, Mayweather put on the game face and beat the crap out of him.

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                            Who pays to watch that shit? The kid looks like those Sky competition winners who got to spar with Joshua.

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                              It was evidently a big deal in Japan, so it is perhaps to consider the whole thing as his Lost in Translation moment.

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