Williams - Skelton rematch

#1
I plan to watch this, but am a little concerned to discover that Williams weighed in at 20 1/2 stone! That's more than a stone heavier than last time, when he didn't appear super lean.

Oh well, should still be an entertaining fight, if not one for the purists.

I think young Khan is fighting on the undercard.

Anybody else planning to watch?
 
#2
Im watching, but only for the Khan fight - not interested in Williams but will watch it if nothing better is on
 
#3
drain_sniffer said:
Im watching, but only for the Khan fight - not interested in Williams but will watch it if nothing better is on
Ditto to that, Amir is an absolute machine once he gets in the ring. Incredibly entertaining.
 
#4
Xplosiverab said:
Ditto to that, Amir is an absolute machine once he gets in the ring. Incredibly entertaining.
Possibly due to the fact that hes fighting very carefully picked opponents who will make him look good
 
#6
Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
Xplosiverab said:
Ditto to that, Amir is an absolute machine once he gets in the ring. Incredibly entertaining.
Possibly due to the fact that hes fighting very carefully picked opponents who will make him look good
His last fight though proved that he needed to be a bit clever. He nearly took him so I dont think its as easy as all that. They are designed to test him. He is not another Audly!
 
#7
drain_sniffer said:
Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
Xplosiverab said:
Ditto to that, Amir is an absolute machine once he gets in the ring. Incredibly entertaining.
Possibly due to the fact that hes fighting very carefully picked opponents who will make him look good
His last fight though proved that he needed to be a bit clever. He nearly took him so I dont think its as easy as all that. They are designed to test him. He is not another Audly!
Yes but he might be another Prince Naseem Hamed and look what happened to him the first time he fought a "live" body
 
#8
I am with Sandy ith this one , Amir is a good lad but you can bet his first 10 or so fights will be very carefully picked .
Boxing is so corrupt , Journey men boxers will take a few extra Hundred quid to ''lose'' and make the young star look good .
 
#9
I read that Williams has put on an extra 18lbs due to whacking a dirty great big truck tyre with a sledge hammer! I personally would not want to be on the end of a punch from him. A lot of talk from his camp is of Skelton playing dirty. Will it be a dirty match?
 
#10
paveway_3 said:
I am with Sandy ith this one , Amir is a good lad but you can bet his first 10 or so fights will be very carefully picked .
Boxing is so corrupt , Journey men boxers will take a few extra Hundred quid to ''lose'' and make the young star look good .
P_3, boxing had some serious probs in the past (although, to judge by Serie A, it may now have fewer than football). However, journeymen opponents aren't bribed to lose. There's no need to bribe them - if they were good enough to stand a decent chance of beating potential champs, they wouldn't be journeymen.
 
#11
Pork pie sorry mate you are wrong , as an ex-pro myself i can tell you there are loads of journy men pros who
take a few hundred extra to put on a good show and make the star look good .
 
#12
Man this is funny...."Wig-Wearing Mike Tyson Retires From Foxy-Boxing". Yeah I know it's satire, but it's still hilarious.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/48170



ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Mike Tyson, his bikini straps slipping from his shoulders, his makeup running, and his long blonde wig in disarray following a fourth-round knockout delivered by Melonee "Boom-Boom-Chick" Gilchrist, announced Tuesday night that he is retiring from foxy-boxing with a career WFBA record of 1-6. "It's time," said Tyson, still unstable on his four-inch stiletto heels after the hard uppercut from Gilchrist that knocked off not only his trademark tiara, but also both of his gold hoop earrings. "I think I should hang it up now while I still have my health, my looks, and a very, very tiny shred of self-respect." Ringside observers say Tyson, who will turn 40 next month, was never really in the fight, displaying bad mobility in his red patent-leather thigh-highs, failing to keep his impeccably manicured hands up and cycling, and being consistently rocked by straight lefts and looping rights from Gilchrist despite outweighing her by over 120 pounds. "I just wasn't afraid of him," said Gilchrist, who began the process of psyching out her more famous opponent at the pre-fight weigh-in, responding to the former heavyweight champ's disparaging comments by nearly flooring him with a single swing of her purse that knocked beads from Tyson's weave. "All the ones he beat back in the day—Trevor Berbick, Bonecrusher Smith, Robin Givens—they went into the ring in fear of him, but I didn't." Tyson retired from professional boxing in June 2005 after losing to workaday heavyweight Kevin McBride, but began foxy-boxing last November when friends, creditors, and agents presented him with a way to write an end to his career that would take him full circle.

"Some of Mike's most famous battles have been against women, from the little old ladies he used to roll for welfare checks as a kid to Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, who knocked him out of boxing for three years," said promoter Dani King. "We thought that signing on with the World Foxy-Boxing Association would be a way, not only to make some headway against his enormous debt, but to go out in the style in which he'll always be remembered."
After debuting in the WFBA last August and becoming known as "Ironed-Hair Mike," "Kid Transvest-Dynamite," and "The Baddest Man Dressed As A Woman On The Planet," Tyson quickly earned a reputation as a slow, graceless power puncher whose only flash came from his Swarovski crystal anklets. His only win, against Wendy "Wheels" Wielinski in February, is still disputed by foxy-boxing cognoscenti who claim Tyson was able to land several punches to the side of his opponent's head when Wielinski, an Iraq War veteran, experienced technical problems with her wheelchair. Tyson himself was severely battered in that fight, also suffering deep lacerations and bite wounds when he was attacked in the post-fight press conference by Wielinski's guide dog.
"I had a good run in boxing," Tyson said in his characteristic and now somewhat oddly appropriate lisping voice before taking off the gloves, the wig, and the jewelry for the last time. "I made my share of mistakes, and I paid for them. I won some good fights and I lost some good fights. But I wouldn't change a thing. Except, maybe, this part about dressing up like a woman and getting my ass beat."
 
#13
paveway_3 said:
Pork pie sorry mate you are wrong , as an ex-pro myself i can tell you there are loads of journy men pros who
take a few hundred extra to put on a good show and make the star look good .
Well, as an ex pro, you'll have better knowledge than me about this kind of thing.
 

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