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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by EDJOHNS » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:33 pm

BoxingQuaker wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Have you tried getting BT Sport direct from Sky? They offer that now. And it’s often cheaper if you
Phone up. I effectively got it free, as I was paying 30 a month to BT. Called Sky who added the Channels through them, have new contract with it all on for 40 less than I was originally paying. So worked out well for me.
I have mine through Sky. I phone regularly,(about every 3 months or so) and check for deals. Can often get either reduced rate or in effect free stuff.
Only downside is it means you tie yourself to them for longer, but where I am TV reception is virtually impossible with anyone else. Virgin don't do my area and BT are crap.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon May 03, 2021 2:11 pm

Great to see Troy Wilkinson from Darlo winning at the weekend, with some terrific punishes to maintain his unbeaten record.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Sussex07 » Sat May 08, 2021 9:01 am

Aye,well done to Troy.How many rounds do you think Saunders will last in the ring against Canelo Pete?

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun May 09, 2021 6:27 am

No idea to be honest. i was surprised that the fight wasn't on sky or BT. I've done the first thing in my life & recorded the fight on BBC5 Live. I'm actually listening to it now & it's in the second round, quite exciting. Amazing crowd of 75000 in the AT&T stadium in Dallas.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:52 am

Planning to go down to town this evening to watch the Usyz v Joshua fight. One advantage of the fight coming from Saudi Arabia rather than from the States, is that the fight will be at a reasonable time, rather than daft o'clock in the morning. Hope Joshua has learnt from the first fight and can turn things around this evening. Apparently the fight is not due to start before 10pm.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by banktopp » Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:04 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:52 am
Planning to go down to town this evening to watch the Usyz v Joshua fight. One advantage of the fight coming from Saudi Arabia rather than from the States, is that the fight will be at a reasonable time, rather than daft o'clock in the morning. Hope Joshua has learnt from the first fight and can turn things around this evening. Apparently the fight is not due to start before 10pm.
Oh no he hasn't.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:35 pm

Thought it was a great fight and at only £2-90 a pint, a heck of a lot cheaper than watching at home. Joshua looked to have more energy going into the last 3 rounds, but lost all of them. Not sure where Joshua goes from here, but at only 32, he should not be at the end of his career.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:33 am

Good fight last night in Manchester. Joe Joyce continues to prove the doubters wrong. Other than Fury / Usyk I can't really see anyone else that can cause him too many problems.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:50 pm

Crazy that Fury will be fighting Joshua, it's likely to be a complete mismatch. Agree about your comments on Joyce.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:52 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:50 pm
Crazy that Fury will be fighting Joshua, it's likely to be a complete mismatch. Agree about your comments on Joyce.
I've never been convinced that Fury-Joshua happens at all, never mind next.

As for Joyce, I was never really convinced he had what it takes to trouble the elite, but having watched him from ringside on Saturday you notice the little things he does that go unnoticed when watching on TV. Really smart fighter.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:25 am

Really disappointed to see that the Eubank v Benn fight is not on SKY or BT Sports. Hope Eubank will repeat the result his father had against Nigel Benn.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:16 am

I'd be very surprised if the fight went ahead as planned on Saturday evening now after what went down yesterday. The Board of Control have (rightly) been given a hard time for many things over the years, but I have to give them credit for this one. It will be a disgrace and embarrassment to the sport if this goes ahead on Saturday.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:04 am

Well, the fight has now been called off, what an embarrassment for boxing, especially for Benn & Eubank.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:09 pm

Benn now admits that he has failed TWO tests and not just the one that was originally reported, and has stated he thinks it might have been down to contamination :roll:

I can't think of another sport that continually shoots itself in the foot when it has something positive brewing
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:48 am

Can't see Benn fighting anytime soon, it could be the end of his career.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:48 am

It's a mess Pete. A complete and utter mess.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:27 pm

Yep, agreed it doesn't put boxing in a very good light. At least it shows that the drug testing is effective, which has to be a good thing.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:05 am

I disagree, Benn was just 'unlucky' that he was caught. The amount of fighters that will be on something would surprise you. The drug testers simply don't have the resources to test and catch them all.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by PorterDFC » Fri Nov 04, 2022 12:06 pm

If anyone isn't going to the Kiddy game tomorrow, there is an afternoon of amateur boxing at the Dolphin Centre and is priced at just £15. Doors open at 1pm

I'm always at these amateurs shows, and the kids always put on a good show.
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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:20 pm

So the big fight is tomorrow night, between Eubank & Smith. Hope Eubank wins, I'll be watching somewhere in the town centre to see who comes out on top.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:32 pm

Well that was a let down, couldn't find a pub in the town centre that had the fight on, so had to listen to the radio commentary, which is never the same. Really disappointed that Eubank seemed to just crumble after having had the better of the round before.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by AndyPark » Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:31 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:32 pm
Well that was a let down, couldn't find a pub in the town centre that had the fight on, so had to listen to the radio commentary, which is never the same. Really disappointed that Eubank seemed to just crumble after having had the better of the round before.
There was a few pubs that had it on.

Tubwell Tap, Golden Cock, Darlo Flyer, Turks Head.

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:14 pm

AndyPark wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:31 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:32 pm
Well that was a let down, couldn't find a pub in the town centre that had the fight on, so had to listen to the radio commentary, which is never the same. Really disappointed that Eubank seemed to just crumble after having had the better of the round before.
There was a few pubs that had it on.

Tubwell Tap, Golden Cock, Darlo Flyer, Turks Head.
Cheers Andy I'll try them next time. :thumbup:

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Re: The Boxing Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Sep 03, 2023 9:27 am

Great performance by Eubank Jnr against Smith, it was really a no contest. Hopefully Eubank will get a world title fight next.

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