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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Sleek the Elite » May 13, 2019, 5:57 am

Tim Tszyu fights for the Australian Light Middleweight title on Wednesday night against Joel Camilleri. Decent step-up fight for Tszyu with Camilleri not having previously been stopped inside the distance. Tszyu should win though. It's Main Event PPV which all of Tszyu's fights likely will be from now on.

Decent undercard featuring Jai Opetaia (who is also one of our best young talents) and Jack Brubaker.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 13, 2019, 8:34 am

Tim Tszyu was on Back Page Live last week. Seems like a good kid. They shared a baby photo of him wearing his dad gloves, and he barely looked like he was walking


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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Sleek the Elite » May 13, 2019, 9:03 am

We should be able to get a good form-line on Tszyu from here on in.

With PPV money behind him, they will be able to afford higher quality opponents.

He needs to start cleaning out the local ranks and to face a few carefully selected international opponents.

Fighting the national champ for the Australian title is a good start.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 14, 2019, 3:55 pm

Has he got a match lined up with Horn also, or are they talking it up in the hopes of getting one?
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Northern Raider » May 14, 2019, 5:05 pm

Sleek the Elite wrote:
May 13, 2019, 9:03 am
We should be able to get a good form-line on Tszyu from here on in.

With PPV money behind him, they will be able to afford higher quality opponents.

He needs to start cleaning out the local ranks and to face a few carefully selected international opponents.

Fighting the national champ for the Australian title is a good start.
Camilleri went the distance with Dwight Ritchie recently. Thats another potential opponent for Tszyu as he steps things up. After that he could fully justify some international opponents.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Sleek the Elite » May 15, 2019, 8:15 am

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:55 pm
Has he got a match lined up with Horn also, or are they talking it up in the hopes of getting one?
Tszyu isn't ready for Horn yet but that would be the ultimate goal.

Horn has international experience and has held a professional world championship so Tszyu needs to bridge the gap in experience that exists between them.

Tszyu is scheduled to fight Camilleri tonight, then Dwight Ritchie, then Michael Zerafa and then Horn. He will also need some international opponents mixed in between those fights.

But yes, if he keeps winning, a big domestic showdown with Horn is on the cards. In terms of timing, maybe at the end of next year.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Sleek the Elite » May 15, 2019, 8:16 am

Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:05 pm
Sleek the Elite wrote:
May 13, 2019, 9:03 am
We should be able to get a good form-line on Tszyu from here on in.

With PPV money behind him, they will be able to afford higher quality opponents.

He needs to start cleaning out the local ranks and to face a few carefully selected international opponents.

Fighting the national champ for the Australian title is a good start.
Camilleri went the distance with Dwight Ritchie recently. Thats another potential opponent for Tszyu as he steps things up. After that he could fully justify some international opponents.
I concur.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by bonehead » May 15, 2019, 11:26 am

my mates 15yo son has started amateur boxing, he's a black belt karate with muay thai training and switched in January. 2 fights 2 wins against bigger more experienced kids, he's looked sharp.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Northern Raider » May 15, 2019, 8:44 pm

bonehead wrote:
May 15, 2019, 11:26 am
my mates 15yo son has started amateur boxing, he's a black belt karate with muay thai training and switched in January. 2 fights 2 wins against bigger more experienced kids, he's looked sharp.
Time to start planning his entry music and outfit.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by bonehead » May 15, 2019, 8:46 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
bonehead wrote:
May 15, 2019, 11:26 am
my mates 15yo son has started amateur boxing, he's a black belt karate with muay thai training and switched in January. 2 fights 2 wins against bigger more experienced kids, he's looked sharp.
Time to start planning his entry music and outfit.
funny watching him climb thru the ropes
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by -TW- » May 15, 2019, 9:45 pm

Replay of the Hodges fight



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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Northern Raider » May 15, 2019, 9:51 pm

That fight for Hodges was an embarassment for all involved. I guess its tough when 3 other opponents pull out in the lead up. All you can do is grab whoever is available.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by bonehead » May 16, 2019, 4:50 am

I saw Hodges at movie world a few weeks ago and he's a big human, clearly still trains pretty hard
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by RedRaider » June 7, 2019, 11:07 am

Sleek the Elite wrote:
May 15, 2019, 8:15 am
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:55 pm
Has he got a match lined up with Horn also, or are they talking it up in the hopes of getting one?
Tszyu isn't ready for Horn yet but that would be the ultimate goal.

Horn has international experience and has held a professional world championship so Tszyu needs to bridge the gap in experience that exists between them.

Tszyu is scheduled to fight Camilleri tonight, then Dwight Ritchie, then Michael Zerafa and then Horn. He will also need some international opponents mixed in between those fights.

But yes, if he keeps winning, a big domestic showdown with Horn is on the cards. In terms of timing, maybe at the end of next year.
Yes, I don't see what's in it for Horn at this point. He is looking to go up a weight division and again challenge for a title. When Horn looks to retire in a couple of years I could see this as a high paying finale for him against Tszyu. At this point I don't see Tim Tszyu in the same category as his father. His fathers ability to move his head just a few centimeters to ensure his opponent missed but left him well balanced for a counter punch against the best of opponents is a clear point of difference for me.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by BadnMean » June 7, 2019, 12:03 pm

Kostya had literally hundreds of amateur fights in Russia before he turned pro to develop that finely tuned defence which allowed him to keep pouring offensive pressure without being hit.

I can't see Timofy gettuing near that...

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Sleek the Elite » August 12, 2019, 9:04 pm

A couple of decent domestic PPVs coming up.

Tim Tszyu on Wednesday night against Dwight Ritchie is a good fight. Ritchie has no power but does have decent hand speed and skills so will provide a good test for Tszyu at this stage of his career. Decent undercard as well featuring some competitively matched fights.

Then Jeff Horn v Michael Zerafa at the end of the month with another good undercard.

I like Tszyu and Horn to win.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by -TW- » August 12, 2019, 10:18 pm

Props to you for picking Tim Tszyu as a talent from a long way out

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