Taylor claims first-round knockout win
26/09/2020 | sport | boxing | 138
World champion Josh Taylor knocks out Apinun Khongsong in an incredible first round to defend his WBA and IBF light welterweight titles.
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26/09/2020 23:03:35 7 25
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The guy took a dive
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26/09/2020 23:20:32 17 5
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Took a dive and fractured a rib, what a puss
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26/09/2020 23:13:54 3 19
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The guy was complete garbage, nobody has even ever heard of him! This is why people don't like the sport due to the promoters putting on rubbish fights for easy money for themselves and the fighter.
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26/09/2020 23:19:52 16 2
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Promoters didn't put on anything g for money he was the mandatory challenger so he had to fight him. Big fight up next against Ramirez
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26/09/2020 23:14:42 28 1
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Glad you won onwards and upwards Josh??
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26/09/2020 23:15:39 3 3
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Boxing can be dangerous.
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27/09/2020 01:46:33 5 1
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That tape gun has sharp edges.
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27/09/2020 05:51:37 2 0
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So is a screwdriver, garden sheers and a Gillette razor.
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26/09/2020 23:13:54 3 19
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The guy was complete garbage, nobody has even ever heard of him! This is why people don't like the sport due to the promoters putting on rubbish fights for easy money for themselves and the fighter.
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26/09/2020 23:19:52 16 2
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Promoters didn't put on anything g for money he was the mandatory challenger so he had to fight him. Big fight up next against Ramirez
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26/09/2020 23:03:35 7 25
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The guy took a dive
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26/09/2020 23:20:32 17 5
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Took a dive and fractured a rib, what a puss
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26/09/2020 23:21:06 4 22
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I like Josh Taylor but who was he fighting! A complete nobody who came nowhere. Taylor is a world class fighter and he beat a tomato can.
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26/09/2020 23:24:04 4 28
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Not exactly the Rumble in the Jungle. When are Fury and AJ getting it on more to the point??
Anthony 'cash cow' Joshua has been protected for too long
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27/09/2020 01:40:35 8 1
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You’re genuinely a complete moron and definition of fair weather fan. He’s a mandatory challenger. He’s faced 3 world champions in 16 fights and doesn’t duck a single fight. Please go back to waiting for Conor McGregor fighting Pacman
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26/09/2020 23:24:38 0 17
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First round KO, hardly the sort of challenge anticipated or required to indicate this was a genuine opponent. Meaningless garbage !
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26/09/2020 23:28:24 16 2
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Taylor is a beast, anyone who knows him or has watched his last few fights knows his body shots are brutal and he has it all, heavy hands skilful boxer who can mix it up with the fighters like Ramirez, honestly cant see any way he loses.
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:30:11 3 20
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Josh shouldn’t try to kid the public, he hit the guy with an average punch and the guy dived. He should be honest and describe it as it was, a nonsense. He’s nothing to do with it, in my opinion the guy felt the force of Josh and bottled it, don’t pretend it was anything else, we all saw it!! The Ramirez fight will be good!! Someone needs to coach Josh about his PR and ensure he doesn’t bs!!
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26/09/2020 23:41:09 15 2
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Coming from someone who’s never been punched in the liver
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Gus
27/09/2020 01:56:26 1 0
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Even if Josh thought that finish was dodging what benefit does he get from slagging the boy off? Surely its much better to big up his own body work and give future opponents more to think about. Do you expect him to say aye barely touched that boy no sure what that was awe aboot? Josh is the real deal Ramirez fight will be awesome
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26/09/2020 23:34:29 47 2
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I’ve got to laugh at previous posts asking who the guy was or he’s a no one! He was mandatory challenger to the title so Josh had to fight him! And how the feck did a AJ v Fury comment get in on this ????
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:30:11 3 20
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Josh shouldn’t try to kid the public, he hit the guy with an average punch and the guy dived. He should be honest and describe it as it was, a nonsense. He’s nothing to do with it, in my opinion the guy felt the force of Josh and bottled it, don’t pretend it was anything else, we all saw it!! The Ramirez fight will be good!! Someone needs to coach Josh about his PR and ensure he doesn’t bs!!
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26/09/2020 23:41:09 15 2
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Coming from someone who’s never been punched in the liver
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:58:34 1 5
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I boxed for seven years
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DJP
27/09/2020 00:11:53 0 4
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I boxed for seven years, I have a half idea, even you must know the punch wasn’t a show stopper!!
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26/09/2020 23:50:25 4 2
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Ramirez will be a completely different kettle of fish than Khongsong. Be a good contest - agree with him that’d be better with a crowd
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26/09/2020 23:58:33 13 4
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All sport would be better with a crowd and its been different without fans but having lost several people i know to Covid its probably not best not having 50 thousand plus people gathering in various city's all over the UK 3 times a week.
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26/09/2020 23:51:42 10 1
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congratulations Josh
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26/09/2020 23:50:25 4 2
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Ramirez will be a completely different kettle of fish than Khongsong. Be a good contest - agree with him that’d be better with a crowd
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26/09/2020 23:58:33 13 4
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All sport would be better with a crowd and its been different without fans but having lost several people i know to Covid its probably not best not having 50 thousand plus people gathering in various city's all over the UK 3 times a week.
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26/09/2020 23:41:09 15 2
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Coming from someone who’s never been punched in the liver
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:58:34 1 5
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I boxed for seven years
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27/09/2020 00:03:10 8 0
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Apples or pears?
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27/09/2020 01:44:34 4 0
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"I boxed for seven years"

Down the warehouse! LOL
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:58:34 1 5
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I boxed for seven years
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27/09/2020 00:03:10 8 0
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Apples or pears?
David Haye and Carl Frampton were alluding to what I thought after the fight. Dodgy as hell. Removed
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27/09/2020 00:10:50 1 1
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Which was?
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27/09/2020 00:08:22 17 3
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Well done Josh.
Man was 16 & 0 & brought power. You boxed beautifully so ignore the naysayers, they will, naturally, say nay. Onwards & upwards. I hope Ramirez next & then would you step up for Crawford or Spence?
David Haye and Carl Frampton were alluding to what I thought after the fight. Dodgy as hell. Removed
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27/09/2020 00:10:50 1 1
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Which was?
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26/09/2020 23:41:09 15 2
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Coming from someone who’s never been punched in the liver
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DJP
27/09/2020 00:11:53 0 4
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I boxed for seven years, I have a half idea, even you must know the punch wasn’t a show stopper!!
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27/09/2020 00:16:12 8 3
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Khongsong a power puncher with glass ribs.
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27/09/2020 00:21:34 35 3
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For all you so called experts the guy was the number one contender. So nothing to do with Josh or his promoter. He had to fight him or vacate the belt. Josh has proved more than a few times he has what it takes.
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27/09/2020 00:23:22 24 1
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Josh is the real deal unlike the glass chinned hype jobs slagging him off.
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26/09/2020 23:24:38 0 17
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First round KO, hardly the sort of challenge anticipated or required to indicate this was a genuine opponent. Meaningless garbage !
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27/09/2020 00:48:32 10 5
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Well done josh .. you did a good job .., showed the Thai who is the boss
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27/09/2020 01:41:05 2 1
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Eddie Hearn?
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27/09/2020 00:58:44 7 1
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I've watched Josh since his early days on channel 5. Always loved a dust up. Could tell he was going to go on to great things.
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27/09/2020 01:20:41 11 9
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I,m one of Taylors biggest fans and watch every one of his fights but seriously I,ve banged my leg off my coffee table harder than that punch looked. Nothing against Josh but have to question how that ended. Khongsong??? Making his money elsewhere.
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27/09/2020 01:29:18 25 0
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I've broken a toe clipping it lightly. Sometimes it just gets you right. I find it easier to believe this guy broke a rib than took a dive, if that's what you're getting at.
I would like to support him, but unfortunately he is a David Icke supporting, coronavirus conspiracy theorist.

Such a shame.
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27/09/2020 01:24:24 17 10
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Who cares? Really, pretty much everyone has an opinion you'll disagree with. I remember back in the day when people didn't give a toss what someone else thought.
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27/09/2020 01:39:45 4 0
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David Icke? TC ... I thought you were going to tell me he was a Hibs supporter!
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rus
27/09/2020 05:43:38 3 2
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Was Josh debating or boxing tonight? Was the article about boxing or Josh's personal views? Stick to topic. It's not hard!
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27/09/2020 06:56:31 1 0
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Eh no he's not. Chat with him for 5mins n you'll realise he is one of the most down to earth guys around. Deserves the big money fights coming his way.
I would like to support him, but unfortunately he is a David Icke supporting, coronavirus conspiracy theorist.

Such a shame.
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27/09/2020 01:24:24 17 10
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Who cares? Really, pretty much everyone has an opinion you'll disagree with. I remember back in the day when people didn't give a toss what someone else thought.
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27/09/2020 01:40:14 2 2
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Who cares what you remember?
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27/09/2020 01:40:57 5 5
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Silly response really.

Its not "just an opinion". You're acting like its similar to asking someone their favourite pizza topping. Its not an opinion, its an attitude. One that can leave people who come into contact with them at risk of catching a contagious virus.
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27/09/2020 01:20:41 11 9
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I,m one of Taylors biggest fans and watch every one of his fights but seriously I,ve banged my leg off my coffee table harder than that punch looked. Nothing against Josh but have to question how that ended. Khongsong??? Making his money elsewhere.
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27/09/2020 01:29:18 25 0
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I've broken a toe clipping it lightly. Sometimes it just gets you right. I find it easier to believe this guy broke a rib than took a dive, if that's what you're getting at.
I would like to support him, but unfortunately he is a David Icke supporting, coronavirus conspiracy theorist.

Such a shame.
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27/09/2020 01:39:45 4 0
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David Icke? TC ... I thought you were going to tell me he was a Hibs supporter!
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27/09/2020 01:24:24 17 10
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Who cares? Really, pretty much everyone has an opinion you'll disagree with. I remember back in the day when people didn't give a toss what someone else thought.
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27/09/2020 01:40:14 2 2
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Who cares what you remember?
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26/09/2020 23:24:04 4 28
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Not exactly the Rumble in the Jungle. When are Fury and AJ getting it on more to the point??
Anthony 'cash cow' Joshua has been protected for too long
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27/09/2020 01:40:35 8 1
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You’re genuinely a complete moron and definition of fair weather fan. He’s a mandatory challenger. He’s faced 3 world champions in 16 fights and doesn’t duck a single fight. Please go back to waiting for Conor McGregor fighting Pacman
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27/09/2020 01:24:24 17 10
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Who cares? Really, pretty much everyone has an opinion you'll disagree with. I remember back in the day when people didn't give a toss what someone else thought.
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27/09/2020 01:40:57 5 5
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Silly response really.

Its not "just an opinion". You're acting like its similar to asking someone their favourite pizza topping. Its not an opinion, its an attitude. One that can leave people who come into contact with them at risk of catching a contagious virus.
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Well my comment getting deleted within a minute is a bit weird. If it's because it's off-topic, then all of this convo should go.
Fishy.
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27/09/2020 00:48:32 10 5
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Well done josh .. you did a good job .., showed the Thai who is the boss
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27/09/2020 01:41:05 2 1
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Eddie Hearn?
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:58:34 1 5
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I boxed for seven years
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27/09/2020 01:44:34 4 0
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"I boxed for seven years"

Down the warehouse! LOL
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26/09/2020 23:15:39 3 3
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Boxing can be dangerous.
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27/09/2020 01:46:33 5 1
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That tape gun has sharp edges.
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27/09/2020 01:40:57 5 5
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Silly response really.

Its not "just an opinion". You're acting like its similar to asking someone their favourite pizza topping. Its not an opinion, its an attitude. One that can leave people who come into contact with them at risk of catching a contagious virus.
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DJP
26/09/2020 23:30:11 3 20
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Josh shouldn’t try to kid the public, he hit the guy with an average punch and the guy dived. He should be honest and describe it as it was, a nonsense. He’s nothing to do with it, in my opinion the guy felt the force of Josh and bottled it, don’t pretend it was anything else, we all saw it!! The Ramirez fight will be good!! Someone needs to coach Josh about his PR and ensure he doesn’t bs!!
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Gus
27/09/2020 01:56:26 1 0
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Even if Josh thought that finish was dodging what benefit does he get from slagging the boy off? Surely its much better to big up his own body work and give future opponents more to think about. Do you expect him to say aye barely touched that boy no sure what that was awe aboot? Josh is the real deal Ramirez fight will be awesome
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27/09/2020 01:40:57 5 5
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Silly response really.

Its not "just an opinion". You're acting like its similar to asking someone their favourite pizza topping. Its not an opinion, its an attitude. One that can leave people who come into contact with them at risk of catching a contagious virus.
Well my comment getting deleted within a minute is a bit weird. If it's because it's off-topic, then all of this convo should go.
Fishy.
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email from BBC says it was "off topic". Personally I don't think the BBC mods like me saying that the media are about as trustworthy as someone who sells books. Or maybe they don't like govt agenda being questioned. Who knows? Removed
Well my comment getting deleted within a minute is a bit weird. If it's because it's off-topic, then all of this convo should go.
Fishy.
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email from BBC says it was "off topic". Personally I don't think the BBC mods like me saying that the media are about as trustworthy as someone who sells books. Or maybe they don't like govt agenda being questioned. Who knows? Removed
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27/09/2020 03:42:15 6 0
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Mandatorys get ko'd in the first round too.
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27/09/2020 03:54:50 15 17
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Only the gullible will have been fooled by this.

Boxing still corrupt to the core.
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27/09/2020 04:13:36 6 32
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Josh is just a ned.
No better than Ricky Burns...the chief ned.
Abysmal 'fight'.
Boxing is truly rotten.
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rus
27/09/2020 05:47:18 25 1
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As is your attitude. Why watch (or comment) if you hate so much? No one is making you.
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27/09/2020 06:48:05 1 0
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Whats wrong jabba? Josh not a celtic fan?
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27/09/2020 07:39:50 0 0
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And having “bhoy” in your name isn’t neddy at all, is it? Well done josh, pride of Scottish boxing
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27/09/2020 08:17:29 0 1
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Of course Ricky Burns is a Ned, he is a Tim after all.
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27/09/2020 04:15:08 26 4
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Full respect to you Josh. From a proud fellow East Lothian bloke watching you rise to rule the world!
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rus
27/09/2020 05:30:07 46 1
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Armchair fans who know more than governing bodies. How long would YOU last with Khongsong?!

Josh/Ben show why you research oppt - high right hand, Josh exploits body, game over. We should appreciate Taylor while we can.
I would like to support him, but unfortunately he is a David Icke supporting, coronavirus conspiracy theorist.

Such a shame.
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rus
27/09/2020 05:43:38 3 2
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Was Josh debating or boxing tonight? Was the article about boxing or Josh's personal views? Stick to topic. It's not hard!
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27/09/2020 04:13:36 6 32
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Josh is just a ned.
No better than Ricky Burns...the chief ned.
Abysmal 'fight'.
Boxing is truly rotten.
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rus
27/09/2020 05:47:18 25 1
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As is your attitude. Why watch (or comment) if you hate so much? No one is making you.
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26/09/2020 23:15:39 3 3
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Boxing can be dangerous.
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27/09/2020 05:51:37 2 0
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So is a screwdriver, garden sheers and a Gillette razor.
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27/09/2020 05:52:44 5 8
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It's a blessing there were no fans, they'd be demanding their money back.
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27/09/2020 06:06:41 0 11
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No chance average boxer
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27/09/2020 06:17:13 2 0
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Who's an average boxer?
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27/09/2020 06:12:16 8 33
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I can't remember seeing a professional, undefeated boxer, fighting for a world title, in the first round, under his first proper punch, to the body, collapse like that? Sixteen undefeated wins, yet a single punch to the ribs makes him collapse in writhing agony?

I've had blancmanges with more body, candyfloss with more longevity, and baked tougher souffles.

I can only assume some sort of fix?
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27/09/2020 08:03:11 8 1
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Maybe you should take a punch to the ribs from Josh Taylor. When you get out of hospital, you can tell us all what it felt like!
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27/09/2020 08:03:39 2 0
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I'm assuming you've never been hit in the ribs by a word champion boxer. The Thai lad was tall with broad shoulders but was narrow around the waist & that was a perfect punch from Taylor. Maybe the rib was broken!
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27/09/2020 08:06:46 1 0
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Dean, you've obviously never broken a rib...one of the most painful things, you can't even breathe
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27/09/2020 10:41:31 0 0
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Maybe not knocked out in the first round but plenty have gone down for a count.
How many did Mike Tyson finish?
Did they all dive?
Point is that a powerful shot to the ribs/liver area is going to put most of fighters down.
I wouldn't fancy taking a punch from any pro fighter there.
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27/09/2020 06:06:41 0 11
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No chance average boxer
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27/09/2020 06:17:13 2 0
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Who's an average boxer?
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27/09/2020 06:25:05 25 1
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You fight the person in front of you,
He will be tested by Jose but I think he (Josh) will win,
It's easy to criticise & a its a tough business,
That's why most of us are viewers not fighters.
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Jon
27/09/2020 06:27:20 5 35
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Thugs
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27/09/2020 07:17:06 18 0
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Don't visit boxing sites if you don't like boxing.....simple.
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27/09/2020 09:02:32 0 0
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Really????
And how do you come to that conclusion?
I'd love to see you have a conversation with some of these thugs as you put it.
There are a lot of fighters who are articulate and eloquent with the business brain to make millions from their talent.
Thugs?
A little more thought process from you please.
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27/09/2020 06:45:37 17 7
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One really good punch in the right place can defeat even a superior boxer. I can remember Henry Cooper almost becoming world champion when he floored Muhammad Ali just before the end of a round. Ali's trainer admitted he cheated by slicing Ali's glove in the interval, giving him an extra 5 minutes to recover while a new pair was obtained.
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27/09/2020 06:52:36 21 3
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That Cooper/ Ali fight wasn’t a title fight but our ‘Enery came so close. Shame cooper’s eyebrows were like tissue paper otherwise he’d have had a better career
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27/09/2020 08:04:41 1 0
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Enry's Hammer was a fearsome punch, as Ali found out. They sliced Ali's glove to give him more time to recover.
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27/09/2020 08:10:37 1 0
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This is a common misconception Bill. First, the Copper Clay (he was still clay then), was not for the title. Even if Cooper had won, he would not have become champion. Second, Dundee the trainer, admitted exposing the ‘cut’ glove to the ref not ‘slicing’ it. Film stills from the fight show the stuffing already showing out of the stitching on the glove at the start of the round Clay was dropped.
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27/09/2020 04:13:36 6 32
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Josh is just a ned.
No better than Ricky Burns...the chief ned.
Abysmal 'fight'.
Boxing is truly rotten.
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27/09/2020 06:48:05 1 0
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Whats wrong jabba? Josh not a celtic fan?
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27/09/2020 07:49:05 1 0
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Ricky burns was. Some people just can’t celebrate local success in Scotland. It’s weird tbh
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27/09/2020 06:50:51 9 0
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Well done Josh, everyone deserves the occasional easy night. Ramirez will be a 50:50 pick em fight
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27/09/2020 08:52:38 0 0
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Don't think so. Ramirez was hopeless against postol
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27/09/2020 06:45:37 17 7
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One really good punch in the right place can defeat even a superior boxer. I can remember Henry Cooper almost becoming world champion when he floored Muhammad Ali just before the end of a round. Ali's trainer admitted he cheated by slicing Ali's glove in the interval, giving him an extra 5 minutes to recover while a new pair was obtained.
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27/09/2020 06:52:36 21 3
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That Cooper/ Ali fight wasn’t a title fight but our ‘Enery came so close. Shame cooper’s eyebrows were like tissue paper otherwise he’d have had a better career
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27/09/2020 07:07:01 7 0
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Shame Cassius Clay had to cheat to win!
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27/09/2020 07:18:07 1 6
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Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. The round interval was not 5 minutes, the ref refused the protestations by Dundee and there was around 3 seconds extra between the rounds as a result. There is footage and numerous factual statements that make your little comment laughable.
I would like to support him, but unfortunately he is a David Icke supporting, coronavirus conspiracy theorist.

Such a shame.
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27/09/2020 06:56:31 1 0
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Eh no he's not. Chat with him for 5mins n you'll realise he is one of the most down to earth guys around. Deserves the big money fights coming his way.
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27/09/2020 07:03:54 9 1
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I hope they don't have a stupid rematch clause in their contract like the boxing mafia put in for the heavyweights!
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27/09/2020 08:01:14 3 0
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They don't. It's champions who put rematch clauses into contracts so that if they lose, they have the chance to regain their title. If the challenger wants a shot at the title, they have to accept the rematch clause (unless they are mandatory challengers, then the title holder has no leverage).
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27/09/2020 18:12:27 0 0
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If you think that a world champion would allow a mandatory challenger to have a rematch clause then you really have little knowledge about the sport.
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27/09/2020 06:52:36 21 3
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That Cooper/ Ali fight wasn’t a title fight but our ‘Enery came so close. Shame cooper’s eyebrows were like tissue paper otherwise he’d have had a better career
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27/09/2020 07:07:01 7 0
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Shame Cassius Clay had to cheat to win!
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27/09/2020 08:59:16 0 0
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Dick Dyson
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Jon
27/09/2020 06:27:20 5 35
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Thugs
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27/09/2020 07:17:06 18 0
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Don't visit boxing sites if you don't like boxing.....simple.
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27/09/2020 06:52:36 21 3
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That Cooper/ Ali fight wasn’t a title fight but our ‘Enery came so close. Shame cooper’s eyebrows were like tissue paper otherwise he’d have had a better career
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27/09/2020 07:18:07 1 6
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Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. The round interval was not 5 minutes, the ref refused the protestations by Dundee and there was around 3 seconds extra between the rounds as a result. There is footage and numerous factual statements that make your little comment laughable.
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27/09/2020 04:13:36 6 32
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Josh is just a ned.
No better than Ricky Burns...the chief ned.
Abysmal 'fight'.
Boxing is truly rotten.
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27/09/2020 07:39:50 0 0
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And having “bhoy” in your name isn’t neddy at all, is it? Well done josh, pride of Scottish boxing
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27/09/2020 06:48:05 1 0
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Whats wrong jabba? Josh not a celtic fan?
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27/09/2020 07:49:05 1 0
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Ricky burns was. Some people just can’t celebrate local success in Scotland. It’s weird tbh
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27/09/2020 07:53:56 10 12
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BBC at it again, he's from Prestonpans, why not say Scotland? Every time a non English sportsperson wins they are British or from some obscure place that few have heard of. Come on beeb give the Scots some credit!
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27/09/2020 08:04:15 2 0
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Everyone knows where Prestonpans is?
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27/09/2020 08:05:55 8 1
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First sentence of the second paragraph starts with "The Scot"...
Also, Prestonpans isn't that obscure if you know your history - it was the site of the first major battle of the second Jacobite rebellion
Dude, Chill...
PS I'm a Scot
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27/09/2020 08:12:10 4 0
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I think the BBC covered it on the first line of the second paragraph, 'The Scot, 29, struck the Thailand fighter...'. I think you need to be a bit less insecure
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27/09/2020 08:16:12 2 0
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The second paragraph says he is a Scot!
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27/09/2020 08:52:34 1 0
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Really... : What utter rubbish, read the article properly before spouting such nonsense, you just make yourself look idiotic!
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27/09/2020 09:01:40 2 0
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Huh? You've got to be trolling, my intellectually challenged friend. Whenever the article refers to his nationality, it says Scot. Not once does it say he's British.

If you're not actually trolling, you might want to take a rummage through your medicine cabinet to see if there's something in there to treat your inferiority complex.
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vin
27/09/2020 07:58:22 6 3
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I`d love to know the far east betting on this bout.....
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27/09/2020 08:04:07 5 0
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I said exactly the same but my post has been removed! Not controversial. Just a comment.
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27/09/2020 07:59:07 1 10
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Would love to see him versus Tyson Fury , would be a great fight.
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Jo
27/09/2020 08:15:14 6 0
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Please let this be sarcasm.............
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Jo
27/09/2020 08:17:36 0 0
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Please let this be sarcasm
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27/09/2020 09:06:27 1 1
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Yeah, looking forward to that one too. Not sure Fury would have the bottle to risk his title though. Boxing needs a shake up to get rid of the corruption and rules need to be put in place to ensure fighters can't duck legit opponents.
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27/09/2020 07:03:54 9 1
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I hope they don't have a stupid rematch clause in their contract like the boxing mafia put in for the heavyweights!
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27/09/2020 08:01:14 3 0
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They don't. It's champions who put rematch clauses into contracts so that if they lose, they have the chance to regain their title. If the challenger wants a shot at the title, they have to accept the rematch clause (unless they are mandatory challengers, then the title holder has no leverage).
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27/09/2020 08:12:44 1 0
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Why has Whyte got a rematch against Povetkin then? He’s got NO belts
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27/09/2020 06:12:16 8 33
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I can't remember seeing a professional, undefeated boxer, fighting for a world title, in the first round, under his first proper punch, to the body, collapse like that? Sixteen undefeated wins, yet a single punch to the ribs makes him collapse in writhing agony?

I've had blancmanges with more body, candyfloss with more longevity, and baked tougher souffles.

I can only assume some sort of fix?
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27/09/2020 08:03:11 8 1
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Maybe you should take a punch to the ribs from Josh Taylor. When you get out of hospital, you can tell us all what it felt like!
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27/09/2020 06:12:16 8 33
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I can't remember seeing a professional, undefeated boxer, fighting for a world title, in the first round, under his first proper punch, to the body, collapse like that? Sixteen undefeated wins, yet a single punch to the ribs makes him collapse in writhing agony?

I've had blancmanges with more body, candyfloss with more longevity, and baked tougher souffles.

I can only assume some sort of fix?
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27/09/2020 08:03:39 2 0
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I'm assuming you've never been hit in the ribs by a word champion boxer. The Thai lad was tall with broad shoulders but was narrow around the waist & that was a perfect punch from Taylor. Maybe the rib was broken!
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vin
27/09/2020 07:58:22 6 3
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I`d love to know the far east betting on this bout.....
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27/09/2020 08:04:07 5 0
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I said exactly the same but my post has been removed! Not controversial. Just a comment.
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27/09/2020 07:53:56 10 12
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BBC at it again, he's from Prestonpans, why not say Scotland? Every time a non English sportsperson wins they are British or from some obscure place that few have heard of. Come on beeb give the Scots some credit!
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27/09/2020 08:04:15 2 0
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Everyone knows where Prestonpans is?
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27/09/2020 13:49:01 0 0
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Anyone who knows "british" history knows where prestonpans is.
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27/09/2020 06:45:37 17 7
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One really good punch in the right place can defeat even a superior boxer. I can remember Henry Cooper almost becoming world champion when he floored Muhammad Ali just before the end of a round. Ali's trainer admitted he cheated by slicing Ali's glove in the interval, giving him an extra 5 minutes to recover while a new pair was obtained.
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27/09/2020 08:04:41 1 0
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Enry's Hammer was a fearsome punch, as Ali found out. They sliced Ali's glove to give him more time to recover.
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27/09/2020 07:53:56 10 12
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BBC at it again, he's from Prestonpans, why not say Scotland? Every time a non English sportsperson wins they are British or from some obscure place that few have heard of. Come on beeb give the Scots some credit!
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27/09/2020 08:05:55 8 1
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First sentence of the second paragraph starts with "The Scot"...
Also, Prestonpans isn't that obscure if you know your history - it was the site of the first major battle of the second Jacobite rebellion
Dude, Chill...
PS I'm a Scot
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27/09/2020 06:12:16 8 33
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I can't remember seeing a professional, undefeated boxer, fighting for a world title, in the first round, under his first proper punch, to the body, collapse like that? Sixteen undefeated wins, yet a single punch to the ribs makes him collapse in writhing agony?

I've had blancmanges with more body, candyfloss with more longevity, and baked tougher souffles.

I can only assume some sort of fix?
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27/09/2020 08:06:46 1 0
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Dean, you've obviously never broken a rib...one of the most painful things, you can't even breathe
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27/09/2020 08:08:38 4 9
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He wants me does he? Bring it on. Any time punk.
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27/09/2020 08:14:46 2 2
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Sad, so sad.
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27/09/2020 06:45:37 17 7
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One really good punch in the right place can defeat even a superior boxer. I can remember Henry Cooper almost becoming world champion when he floored Muhammad Ali just before the end of a round. Ali's trainer admitted he cheated by slicing Ali's glove in the interval, giving him an extra 5 minutes to recover while a new pair was obtained.
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27/09/2020 08:10:37 1 0
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This is a common misconception Bill. First, the Copper Clay (he was still clay then), was not for the title. Even if Cooper had won, he would not have become champion. Second, Dundee the trainer, admitted exposing the ‘cut’ glove to the ref not ‘slicing’ it. Film stills from the fight show the stuffing already showing out of the stitching on the glove at the start of the round Clay was dropped.
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27/09/2020 07:53:56 10 12
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BBC at it again, he's from Prestonpans, why not say Scotland? Every time a non English sportsperson wins they are British or from some obscure place that few have heard of. Come on beeb give the Scots some credit!
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27/09/2020 08:12:10 4 0
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I think the BBC covered it on the first line of the second paragraph, 'The Scot, 29, struck the Thailand fighter...'. I think you need to be a bit less insecure
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27/09/2020 08:01:14 3 0
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They don't. It's champions who put rematch clauses into contracts so that if they lose, they have the chance to regain their title. If the challenger wants a shot at the title, they have to accept the rematch clause (unless they are mandatory challengers, then the title holder has no leverage).
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27/09/2020 08:12:44 1 0
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Why has Whyte got a rematch against Povetkin then? He’s got NO belts
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27/09/2020 08:28:34 0 0
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He was very much on for a huge money fight for belts. So the rematch clause protects him if he loses. Good thing he had one!
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27/09/2020 18:27:07 0 0
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The fight was actually for Whyte's interim WBC Heavyweight Title & the vacant WBC Diamond Heavyweight Title but mainly for Whyte's WBC mandatory challenger position.

Whyte could have sat on that mandatory position and waited for his title chance - but in order to tempt Whyte into taking this risky fight with him, Povetkin was prepared to sign a rematch clause.
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27/09/2020 08:08:38 4 9
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He wants me does he? Bring it on. Any time punk.
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27/09/2020 08:14:46 2 2
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Sad, so sad.
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27/09/2020 08:21:57 4 1
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Humourless. So humourless.
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27/09/2020 07:59:07 1 10
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Would love to see him versus Tyson Fury , would be a great fight.
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Jo
27/09/2020 08:15:14 6 0
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Please let this be sarcasm.............
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27/09/2020 07:53:56 10 12
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BBC at it again, he's from Prestonpans, why not say Scotland? Every time a non English sportsperson wins they are British or from some obscure place that few have heard of. Come on beeb give the Scots some credit!
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27/09/2020 08:16:12 2 0
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The second paragraph says he is a Scot!
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27/09/2020 04:13:36 6 32
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Josh is just a ned.
No better than Ricky Burns...the chief ned.
Abysmal 'fight'.
Boxing is truly rotten.
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27/09/2020 08:17:29 0 1
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Of course Ricky Burns is a Ned, he is a Tim after all.
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27/09/2020 07:59:07 1 10
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Would love to see him versus Tyson Fury , would be a great fight.
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Jo
27/09/2020 08:17:36 0 0
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Please let this be sarcasm
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27/09/2020 08:19:07 3 1
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For those saying the body shot did not loom hurtful, you had better think again and my guess is you have never boxed. I boxed for three years as a welterweight and was only ever an average opponent, but was never stopped. I had a few standing counts for head shots. But I was dropped hard once in the gym with a body shot under the right rib by a guy who was not even that skilled. It happens.
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27/09/2020 08:26:08 7 2
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Did ye aye
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27/09/2020 08:20:59 6 0
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you can only ever beat whats put in front of you if you turn down the mandatory challenger you end up in court
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27/09/2020 08:42:54 0 0
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Totally agree
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27/09/2020 08:14:46 2 2
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Sad, so sad.
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27/09/2020 08:21:57 4 1
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Humourless. So humourless.
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27/09/2020 09:02:57 2 0
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Ignore them, Jose. I at least know it's the real you.
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27/09/2020 08:19:07 3 1
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For those saying the body shot did not loom hurtful, you had better think again and my guess is you have never boxed. I boxed for three years as a welterweight and was only ever an average opponent, but was never stopped. I had a few standing counts for head shots. But I was dropped hard once in the gym with a body shot under the right rib by a guy who was not even that skilled. It happens.
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27/09/2020 08:26:08 7 2
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Did ye aye
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27/09/2020 08:12:44 1 0
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Why has Whyte got a rematch against Povetkin then? He’s got NO belts
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27/09/2020 08:28:34 0 0
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He was very much on for a huge money fight for belts. So the rematch clause protects him if he loses. Good thing he had one!
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27/09/2020 08:20:59 6 0
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you can only ever beat whats put in front of you if you turn down the mandatory challenger you end up in court
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27/09/2020 08:42:54 0 0
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Totally agree
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cal
27/09/2020 08:43:54 5 3
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I've seen better fights in spoons on a Saturday night!


How boring
Really... : I'm afraid that your assertion of bias against Scots by BBC only mentioning his town & calling him British is utter tosh! I refer you to the first line of the 2nd paragraph which starts with the phrase, and I quote "The Scot struck the Thailand fighter..". Clearly, you want to see prejudice where there is none as in addition this piece was from a Scots reporter for BBC Scotland - Fool! Removed
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27/09/2020 08:50:59 12 0
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If Taylor knocks him out early the guy was a bum. If it turns in to a hard fight it was a rubbish performance. Lose / Lose in this situation unfortunately particularly in the UK where people are wired up wrong when it comes to sport.
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27/09/2020 08:53:43 3 0
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Completely agree!
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27/09/2020 13:42:18 0 0
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most people in the UK wont have heard of the guy...if he was an English boxer you wouldn't stop hearing about him
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27/09/2020 07:53:56 10 12
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BBC at it again, he's from Prestonpans, why not say Scotland? Every time a non English sportsperson wins they are British or from some obscure place that few have heard of. Come on beeb give the Scots some credit!
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27/09/2020 08:52:34 1 0
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Really... : What utter rubbish, read the article properly before spouting such nonsense, you just make yourself look idiotic!