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Yeah, straight after. Weirdly enough it was a 3-3 type fight, in terms of scoring rounds just that Baranchyk punches were doing noticeably more damage. It was a fun fight.  Ivan Baranchyk won the IBF world title and he'll be fighting for his life against Taylor, in May, in Glasgow.

 

Should be a wild night.

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1 minute ago, Kevin D said:

Yeah, straight after. Weirdly enough it was a 3-3 type fight, in terms of scoring rounds just that Baranchyk punches were doing noticeably more damage. It was a fun fight.  Ivan Baranchyk won the IBF world title and he'll be fighting for his life against Taylor, in May, in Glasgow.

 

Should be a wild night.

Has the Super series gone tits up?

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On 1/17/2019 at 5:34 PM, Elite said:

Good card this at the Echo.

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Are you going, mate? We've got Spurs at home the same day, so could be an excellent weekend.

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Just now, Kevin D said:

 

Are you going, mate? We've got Spurs at home the same day, so could be an excellent weekend.

I doubt I'll be going but it's a good card and shouldn't be extortionate like the Usyk/Bellew fight.

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2 minutes ago, Elite said:

Has the Super series gone tits up?

 

Better than that, mate.

 

They're going to have both semi final fights in Glasgow -

 

https://www.ringtv.com/552199-world-boxing-super-series-semifinals-moving-ahead/

 

 

 

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WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES SEMIFINALS MOVE ON WITH THREE DOUBLEHEADERS, COULD BEGIN IN APRIL

REGIS PROGRAIS. AMANDA WESTCOTT/DAZN

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JAN

BY MIKE COPPINGER

 

 

The World Boxing Super Series is moving ahead, just a bit later than originally planned.

The Ring reported last month that the tournament was in danger of falling apart amid infighting between organizers and issues with payments to fighters, promoters and managers.

 

The fighter contracts stipulated the semifinals of the tournament would take place in February or March, but that won’t happen. Instead, organizers are eyeing April at the earliest for the continuation of the single-elimination tourney, according to multiple sources. The dates are set be announced by the end of the month, per sources.

 

The second iteration of the World Boxing Super Series began with 24 fighters competing in three bracket comprised of bantamweights, junior welterweights and cruiserweights. The plan, per sources, is for the semifinals to be split up into three different dates in late spring/early summer. One doubleheader for the 118-pounders, another for the 140-pounders and then the 200-pounders will compete on their own date.

 

The junior welterweight semifinals, featuring Josh Taylor-Ivan Baranchyk and Regis Prograis-Kiryl Relikh is begin targeted for May 11 or May 18 in Glasgow, Scotland, the home country of Taylor, per sources. Organizers are in the process of securing sites and dates for the other two doubleheaders. The bantamweight card will will feature two title fights: Zolani Tete-Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue-Emmanuel Rodriguez. The cruiserweight doubleheader will be feature Mairis Briedis-Krzysztof Glowacki and Yunier Dorticos-Andrew Tabiti.

 

The inaugural edition of the World Boxing Super Series was a success, even if the super middleweight finals were delayed due to a shoulder injury suffered by George Groves ahead of his final against Callum Smith. Exciting fights were produced, and clarity was delivered in both the cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions. Aleksandr Usyk and Smith emerged with Ring championships and their market value increased dramatically.

There was one glaring issue: no U.S. television home. Some of the fights were streamed live on YouTube, but others weren’t available at all. DAZN picked up the rights to the Smith-Groves fight, and then purchased Season 2 of the tourney, which kicked off in October.

 

The delay of the semifinals isn’t just shelving fighters — it’s prolonging the more marketable names from securing U.S. television deals at a time when boxing is booming. The tournament promised not just major fights, but frequency of activity. Fighters and promoters believed that those boxers who advanced would be fighting approximately every four months. The finals were originally slated to take place in May.

 

Tournaments of this magnitude are so rare in boxing because they’re extraordinarily difficult to pull off without a hitch. The last major boxing tournament, the Super Six World Boxing Classic that ushered in Andre Ward as a star, was marred by numerous fighter withdrawals. There was no second iteration after its completion in 2011.

In a sport that’s more fractured than ever before, the WBSS is a welcome change. Fighters who are represented by promoters from all over the globe converge to determine who’s the best in a given weight class. The first season featured seven shows on three different continents, a massive logistical undertaking.

 

It’s no surprise that issues arose. Fortunately for the sport, those problems appear to be put aside for now.

 

Mike Coppinger is the Senior Writer for RingTV.com. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

 

 

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3 hours ago, belarus said:

Jesus - that cut is horrendous. You really think it will stop him fighting again though? 

 

Has anyone seen or listened to Mike Tyson on Joe Rogan? Bit of a weird interview. My favourite bit was when Cus D’Amato came up in conversation, and instead of asking things about him and their time together, Rogan went on to tell Tyson what he was like for 10 minutes, based on never meeting him. Or when Tom segura talked directly to Rogan about Mike Tyson as if he wasn’t even there, while he sat and listened.

 

As an aside, best boxing podcast I’ve ever tried is Boxing Life Stories by Tris Dixon. Just asks questions and let’s the name talk him through their career. It’s great.

Yeah the Tris Dixon podcast is very good.

 

I doubt he'll fight again, that cut will just keep opening up. He's scarred for life as it is now and it getting repeatedly opened up would make it far worse. Got to feel a bit for Jack, he's probably the unluckiest fighter in the last 10 years, he was also losing the fight and looks like all the wars he's been in are now taking their toll.

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Glad it's continuing and hope Taylor can go all the way as he's a star in the making. They need to get a deal with a UK network though as the streams are wank on YouTube.

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George Groves announces his retirement from Boxing.

Absolutely the right decision.

He's had a good career, made the best of his talents and if he stays retired, has done it at the right time.

He was in some good fights, he outboxed De Gale and won despite being the underdog.

Fought really well in the first Froch fight, but had the misfortune to come up against a proper stand up brawler.

He was well beaten by Callum Smith and now is the right time to bow out.

He goes out with a World title belt on his resume and hopefully a few quid in his pocket.

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Would have liked to see him and De Gale have one last tear-up. His shoulder will have done him. 

 

The Groves/Froch saga was great. 

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Here is what froch had to say 

 

Carl Froch on George Groves... "He’s had a fantastic career really. He had quite explosive power in his best days, but I think he just went past his best after getting ironed out by me at Wembley. All the best to him & good luck with the future"

 

Hahahaha the fucking arse-hole 

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5 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

Here is what froch had to say 

 

Carl Froch on George Groves... "He’s had a fantastic career really. He had quite explosive power in his best days, but I think he just went past his best after getting ironed out by me at Wembley. All the best to him & good luck with the future"

 

Hahahaha the fucking arse-hole 

Haha quite funny though.

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19 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

Here is what froch had to say 

 

Carl Froch on George Groves... "He’s had a fantastic career really. He had quite explosive power in his best days, but I think he just went past his best after getting ironed out by me at Wembley. All the best to him & good luck with the future"

 

Hahahaha the fucking arse-hole 

Cunt that he is, he was right.

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1 hour ago, Toxteth O'Grady said:

Cunt that he is, he was right.

I thought he looked very good against Eubank Jr to be fair. 

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2 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

I thought he looked very good against Eubank Jr to be fair. 

He did but he obviously completely fucked up his shoulder. Always enjoyed watching Groves fights, made a few poor trainers choices but still had a very good career.

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6 hours ago, Dr Nowt said:

Genuinely classy statement he’s made there too.

 

The two names missing from the list of thanks conspicuous by their absence.

I didn't see it. Did he leave out Booth and Haye?

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9 hours ago, Bjornebye said:

Here is what froch had to say 

 

Carl Froch on George Groves... "He’s had a fantastic career really. He had quite explosive power in his best days, but I think he just went past his best after getting ironed out by me at Wembley. All the best to him & good luck with the future"

 

Hahahaha the fucking arse-hole 

What were the attendance figures like for that night at Wembley? Nobody ever talks about how many were there to see Froch knock out Groves. 

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Good performance from Felix Cash, him Vs Liam Williams would be a good match up for the British and Commonwealth belts.

 

Okolie on next, he's gone from topping bills to being on undercards as he's that terrible to watch. He's effective but awful entertainment value.

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