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Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:50 pm

Seeing as i love my boxing / mma ... well anything combat / martial orientated really thought i would start this thread up and post up my thoughts on upcoming fights ... usually big uns but there will be some lesser known ones as well ..

23rd September looks a good date for boxing .. with Yunier Dorticus and Dmitry Kudryashov meeting in the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the cruiserweight division in America , Hughie Fury takes on Joseph Parker in Manchester and lightweight champ Jorge Linares puts his titles on the line when meeting up with British olympic gold medallist and no 1 contender Luke Campbell , that should be a good fight

Will put up any scribblings about the above a day or two before the fights :thumbs

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by Col » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:00 pm

Cheers Sean
Looking forward to your thoughts. :thumbs

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Post by The Linnet » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:05 pm

Cheers Col :thumbs

Just have to give some decent tips that win now :lol

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Post by The Linnet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:41 am

Saturday 23rd September - Jorge Linares v Luke Campbell

Jorge Linares is probably the best lightweight around at the moment and is a 4 times world champion in 3 different weight divisions , at the moment he holds the WBA , WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine world lightweight titles (he won and then retained the WBA belt in his last two fights beating the durable and decent Anthony Crolla in both) and he puts these on the line on Saturday when he faces Britains 2012 Olympic gold medallist and number one contender Luke Campbell in California.
Linares (42-3 , 27 KOs) comes into this on the back of an 11 fight winning streak and is rightly the firm favourite to walk away the winner , but i do think that Campbell , whose 17-1 with 14 KOs , can provide him with a seriously stern test here ,
he has won all 5 fights since his only loss 2 years ago and all those wins have come against decent reputable fighters and he's looked good doing it as well , especially in his last fight when he stopped the former WBA lightweight champion Darley Perez within 9 rounds. He's young , hungry for success and can hit hard with either hand plus he has good hand speed , unfortunatley his opponent possesses all those in abundance and can back it up with shedloads of experience , although i think Campbell will acquit himself well this is a massive step up on on anyones he's fought before , Linares has been there ,
done it and got the t shirt ... several of them ! , and though i would love to see the Brit win i just cant see it happening. I think Linares will use his speed , power and ringcraft to good effect and with his experience i just think he'll be too much for him.


Jorge Linares by decision or technical decision 11/10 (Skybet)

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Post by The Linnet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:33 pm

Saturday 23rd September - Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury

Well , we all love a heavyweight title fight don't we ? Well i do , because it doesn't matter whose on top in the fight , one big punch can turn proceedings on their head and despite the fact that neither of these are yet household names in the heavyweight division it has the potential to be a decent fight. WBO champion Joseph Parker puts his belt on the line against Tyson Furys younger cousin , Hughie and like i say it has the makings of a good fight , both unbeaten , Parker (23-0 , 18 KOs) has defended his title once , beating an ex sparring partner of his , that fight was supposed to be against Fury (20-0 , 10 KOs) in Parkers native New Zealand but the challenger had to pull out due to a painful skin condition. This is a good chance for Fury to prove himself at a higher level and fulfil some of the potential that he showed in his earlier days and walk away with a world title to boot , and i would really like to see that happen but i have this nagging doubt in the back of my mind that it won't happen , and the reason for that doubt is nothing to do with Furys skill or potential its about that fact that when i look at who he's fought to date it amounts to , well , nothing in my honest opinion , now that doesn't mean he can't or won't win obviously but i think its going to be difficult for him against an opponent whose been in against a better class of opponent and that could well stand him in good stead in the context of this fight. Parker is an aggressive fighter with good solid power and if Fury isn't at the very top of his game i can see Parker causing him all sorts of problems , the same could be said of Fury in all honesty but as i say he would have to be at the top of his game and , for me , he would need to improve alot on what we've seen from him to date. The thing that worries me is that Parker has that power to spark an opponent out whereas Fury , not so much and i can only see him winning by decision (watch me eat my words now lol) .. while i have no doubt he will be going for it in front of his home crowd i think Parker will prove too strong for him this time around , not really a betting fight for me but two speculative bets i'd be interested in are

Joseph Parker by KO , TKO or Disqualification 2/1 (Coral / Ladbrokes)

Joseph Parker rounds 7-9 13/2 (Coral / Ladbrokes)

As an aside , not all the bouts on the undercard have been announced as yet but two that immediatley catch my eye are Joe Murray v Matty Fagan and Josh Wales v Don Broadhurst for the British Bantamweight title . Looks as though this could be a good night of boxing.

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Post by The Linnet » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:41 am

Just seen that Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz scheduled for November 4th in Brooklyn NY

One to look forward to :thumbs

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Post by The Linnet » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:16 am

Saturday 23rd September - Yunier Dorticus v Dmitry Kudryashov

This is a quarter final bout in the cruiserweight division for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and it looks all set to be an explosive encounter between two very heavy hitters who both seem to specialise in knocking their opponents out , and i think i can safely say that this one is highly unlikely to go the distance and for me looks to be the fight of the weekend , i cant wait to watch it. All you have to do is look at the pairs nicknames and records to see that a hard hitting punch fest is in store for us ,
Cuban Yunier Dorticus is nicknamed 'The KO Doctor' and is 21-0 with 20 KOs to his credit whilst Dmitry Kudryashov has the moniker 'The Russian Hammer' and has an equally impressive record of 21-1 with 21 KOs. Looking at the stats its easy to see why i dont think this one is going to go the distance. Has to be said that , obviously , both hold a punchers chance , especially Kudryashov who i think is the harder hitter of the two , but Dorticus edges it for me , has been up against better opposition than Kudryashov , had an excellent amateur background (and we all know how well schooled the Cuban amateurs are) and seems the more rounded and more technically gifted of the pair , although Kudryashov is showing more as he progresses i think he still has a way to go before he catches up to Dorticus. The only negative i would have against Dorticus is that he hasnt been in the ring for a while whilst his opponent has kept himself busy , but overall and all things considered i still favour the Cubans chances more. Considering their records theres only one bet tht i can feasibly put up and thats


The fight to be ended by KO , TKO or Disqualification 6/4 (Bet365)

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Post by The Linnet » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:41 pm

UFC 217 on November 4th looks a decent nights viewing ... main bout is Britains first UFC champion Michael Bisping who fights Georges St Pierre for the middleweight title and then theres DJ Dillashaw vCody Garbandt (Bantamweight title) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk v Rose Namajunas (Strawweight title) .. theyre just the main bouts ... will do write up on this nearer the time

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Post by The Linnet » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:21 pm

Friday 22nd September - Gilberto Ramirez v Jesse Hart

Ramirez is aiming to defend his WBO Super Middleweight title against mandatiry challenger Jesse Hart , he won the belt in 2016 when he beat Arthur Abraham , winning all 12 rounds on the scorecards. He's defended the belt once since , beating Max Burrak but in all fairness that was an easy defence imo and he'll find Hart more of a handful. He comes into this undefeated (35-0 , 24 KOs) and looks as though he could make an impact in the Super Middleweight division as does Jesse Hart who is also yet to taste defeat (22-0 , 18 KOs) , so unless Judge Byrd is officiating and its a draw one of them is gonna lose their magic '0' . On the face of it Ramirez has been fighting opponents who are alevel or two above those that Hart has been fighting but then Hart can only beat whose put in front of him , and he's done that admirably to be honest plus he has a good amateur background / record and at one time was the number one rated amateur boxer at middleweight in the entire USA , which is some achievement. A tough ne to call but i think Ramirez will edge this one on points . Cant find any betting odds for it though

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Post by The Linnet » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:30 pm

FRiday 22nd September - Oscar Valdez v Genesis Servania

Oscar Valdez (22-0 , 19 KOs) puts his WBO World Featherweight title on the line tonight against the unbeaten number 4 contender , Filipino Genesis Servania (29-0 , 12 KOs). He should have an easier time tonight than he did in his last fight against Miguel Marriaga who really did give Valdez a hard time with some heavy shots , Valdez won by the fight convincingly by UD (119-108 , 119-108 , 116-111) and in all honesty probably deserved it but he was made to work for it and those heavy hard shots would of took alot of him and as its only been 5 months since that fight the question has to be asked , has it affected him ?. Fairly certain that he will find this easier as Sevania isnt a big puncher and doesnt seem to have the power that would trouble Valdez , however he is very fast and accurate with his punches. Having fought a long hard 12 rounder last time i think Valdez will be looking to finish this one early as he wont want to endure another 12 rounds of punishment , but in looking for the KO he invariably leaves himself open to counters , which makes for good viewing but probably doesnt do him any good lol , if he doesnt manage to knock Servania out early he could well begin tiring towards the middle of the fight , as his stamina does look slightly suspect , and he could start making the odd mistake. To be honest Sevania doesnt look to be a bad boxer but looking at his record he hasnt fought anyone of any note , so its difficult to say how good he actually is (ive only ever seen him fight once) but he did knock out the decent Rafael Concepion in the 2nd round a few years ago which proves he is no mug. Difficult one to call to be honest , on all known form Valdez should be winning this , which is what i've gone for , but have also covered myself with a saver on Servania should the fight go the distance and he does tire and begin to make mistakes.

Oscar Valdez round 4 12/1 (lads / Corals)
Oscar Valdez round 5 10/1 (Lads / Corals)
Servania on points 20/1 (Ladbrokes)

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:31 am

The Linnet wrote:Friday 22nd September - Gilberto Ramirez v Jesse Hart

Ramirez is aiming to defend his WBO Super Middleweight title against mandatiry challenger Jesse Hart , he won the belt in 2016 when he beat Arthur Abraham , winning all 12 rounds on the scorecards. He's defended the belt once since , beating Max Burrak but in all fairness that was an easy defence imo and he'll find Hart more of a handful. He comes into this undefeated (35-0 , 24 KOs) and looks as though he could make an impact in the Super Middleweight division as does Jesse Hart who is also yet to taste defeat (22-0 , 18 KOs) , so unless Judge Byrd is officiating and its a draw one of them is gonna lose their magic '0' . On the face of it Ramirez has been fighting opponents who are alevel or two above those that Hart has been fighting but then Hart can only beat whose put in front of him , and he's done that admirably to be honest plus he has a good amateur background / record and at one time was the number one rated amateur boxer at middleweight in the entire USA , which is some achievement. A tough ne to call but i think Ramirez will edge this one on points . Cant find any betting odds for it though
:thumbs Ramirez won on points

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:39 am

The Linnet wrote:FRiday 22nd September - Oscar Valdez v Genesis Servania

Oscar Valdez (22-0 , 19 KOs) puts his WBO World Featherweight title on the line tonight against the unbeaten number 4 contender , Filipino Genesis Servania (29-0 , 12 KOs). He should have an easier time tonight than he did in his last fight against Miguel Marriaga who really did give Valdez a hard time with some heavy shots , Valdez won by the fight convincingly by UD (119-108 , 119-108 , 116-111) and in all honesty probably deserved it but he was made to work for it and those heavy hard shots would of took alot of him and as its only been 5 months since that fight the question has to be asked , has it affected him ?. Fairly certain that he will find this easier as Sevania isnt a big puncher and doesnt seem to have the power that would trouble Valdez , however he is very fast and accurate with his punches. Having fought a long hard 12 rounder last time i think Valdez will be looking to finish this one early as he wont want to endure another 12 rounds of punishment , but in looking for the KO he invariably leaves himself open to counters , which makes for good viewing but probably doesnt do him any good lol , if he doesnt manage to knock Servania out early he could well begin tiring towards the middle of the fight , as his stamina does look slightly suspect , and he could start making the odd mistake. To be honest Sevania doesnt look to be a bad boxer but looking at his record he hasnt fought anyone of any note , so its difficult to say how good he actually is (ive only ever seen him fight once) but he did knock out the decent Rafael Concepion in the 2nd round a few years ago which proves he is no mug. Difficult one to call to be honest , on all known form Valdez should be winning this , which is what i've gone for , but have also covered myself with a saver on Servania should the fight go the distance and he does tire and begin to make mistakes.

Oscar Valdez round 4 12/1 (lads / Corals)
Oscar Valdez round 5 10/1 (Lads / Corals)
Servania on points 20/1 (Ladbrokes)
Well Valdez won on points . Dropped Servania in the 5th , so tad unlucky with that one

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by Col » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:17 am

The Linnet wrote:
The Linnet wrote:Friday 22nd September - Gilberto Ramirez v Jesse Hart

Ramirez is aiming to defend his WBO Super Middleweight title against mandatiry challenger Jesse Hart , he won the belt in 2016 when he beat Arthur Abraham , winning all 12 rounds on the scorecards. He's defended the belt once since , beating Max Burrak but in all fairness that was an easy defence imo and he'll find Hart more of a handful. He comes into this undefeated (35-0 , 24 KOs) and looks as though he could make an impact in the Super Middleweight division as does Jesse Hart who is also yet to taste defeat (22-0 , 18 KOs) , so unless Judge Byrd is officiating and its a draw one of them is gonna lose their magic '0' . On the face of it Ramirez has been fighting opponents who are alevel or two above those that Hart has been fighting but then Hart can only beat whose put in front of him , and he's done that admirably to be honest plus he has a good amateur background / record and at one time was the number one rated amateur boxer at middleweight in the entire USA , which is some achievement. A tough ne to call but i think Ramirez will edge this one on points . Cant find any betting odds for it though
:thumbs Ramirez won on points
Nice one mate :thumbs

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:21 am

:cheers Col

Nice to start with a winner mate , hopefully get a couple more at least tonight :thumbs im beginning to have doubts on my forecast for the Parker / Fury fight tho ... im beginning to think that maybe Fury will win this one now altho i will stick with me original bet

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:28 am

Scrub that lol , Linares v Campbell tonight , i have no idea what i was watching last night except it must of been a re run of a Linares fight and i thought it was the Campbell bout *,

Sorry bout that

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:47 am

FFS i did get it right i did get a winner , i didnt even mention Campbell v Linares *, oh jesus i think im going mad

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:03 am

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:12 am

Saturday 7th October - Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

This has the potential to be a real humdinger of a fight between two of the most popular British boxers around at the moment amongst fight fans. These two former lightweight champions will certainly be going for it as the winner will probably find himself going for a title fight in the not too distant future so i expect it to be fast , furious and full of action. Crolla (31-6-3 , 13 KOs) will be fighting infront of his home fans so i'm sure he'll be giving it all for them as well as himself and i'm sure , in their turn , that their support will spur him on but Burns (41-6-1 . 14 KOs) will be popular as well and i'm sure there will be more than a few Scots in the audience to cheer him on as well. Both of them are coming into this on the back of losses and i think it will be a case of who wants it more at the end of the day . thats why im positive that this will be a fight worth watching. For me personally , though i like both boxers , my money would be on Crolla to come out on top , he has a few more miles left on the clock than Burns and in all fairness is probably the better boxer imo , though both are game as they come , like i say a fight to savour but i'm going to go for Crolla by decision.
Selection - Anthony Crolla
Bet - Crolla by decision

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:59 am

Saturday 4th November - Michael Bisping v George St Pierre

The main event of UFC 217 is the middleweight championship fight between defending champion Briton Michael Bisping and Canadian legend George St Pierre. Bisping won the title a year ago when he knocked out Luke Rockhold to become the first ever British UFC champion . since then he's successfully defended his title and was awarded fighter of the year in 2016 , and for me the highlight , beating Anderson Silva. GSP hasnt fought in the UFC since 2013 when he left the organisation , leaving with a win over Johnny Hendricks , and a dubious win at that it has to be said. GSP has that huge time away from the octagaon to overcome , although im sure he's stayed fit and active , nothing compares to actual fighting in the ring , and then theres the fact that he's going up in weight and both would have to be of concern especially when you consider he's up against someone whose full of confidence and is at the top of his game , and thats what he's up against in Michael Bisping. The way GSP fought at welterwight wont translate to this weight class i dont think , especially against Bisping , GSP liked to take his opponents down to the ground , in Bisping he's up against someone whose adept at getting back to his feet and who has an excellent takedown defence. Whilst a stand up scenario would play right into Bispings hands as he's fast , accurate and powerful with his punches , and for me would beat GSP hands down (no pun intended lol). Looking at the odds i think the bookies have made an almighty rick , they have GSP as favourite and whilst he is a great fighter , no doubt about it , he has been out for a long while and with the step up in weight , and facing a solid opponent i think they;ve priced this all wrong. Theyve priced this up on what GSP was back in 2013 and i think he'll be up against it here as i cant see Bisping relinquishing his fight without one helluva fight. For me Bisping wins this , he will just wear GSP down and dominate the fight.
Selection - Michael Bisping
Bet - Michael Bisping to win 6/5 (Ladbrokes)

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by toptwo » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:48 pm

Think Dorticus v Kudryashov is free to watch on ITV :thumbs

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:28 pm

Cant see it anywhere mate

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:54 pm

Its free and live on ITV Box Office from 2.30 am

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:35 pm

The Linnet wrote::cheers Col

Nice to start with a winner mate , hopefully get a couple more at least tonight :thumbs im beginning to have doubts on my forecast for the Parker / Fury fight tho ... im beginning to think that maybe Fury will win this one now altho i will stick with me original bet

and watching this i think i was right , Fury should win this unless Parker can spark him

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Post by The Linnet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:44 pm

The Linnet wrote:Saturday 23rd September - Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury

Well , we all love a heavyweight title fight don't we ? Well i do , because it doesn't matter whose on top in the fight , one big punch can turn proceedings on their head and despite the fact that neither of these are yet household names in the heavyweight division it has the potential to be a decent fight. WBO champion Joseph Parker puts his belt on the line against Tyson Furys younger cousin , Hughie and like i say it has the makings of a good fight , both unbeaten , Parker (23-0 , 18 KOs) has defended his title once , beating an ex sparring partner of his , that fight was supposed to be against Fury (20-0 , 10 KOs) in Parkers native New Zealand but the challenger had to pull out due to a painful skin condition. This is a good chance for Fury to prove himself at a higher level and fulfil some of the potential that he showed in his earlier days and walk away with a world title to boot , and i would really like to see that happen but i have this nagging doubt in the back of my mind that it won't happen , and the reason for that doubt is nothing to do with Furys skill or potential its about that fact that when i look at who he's fought to date it amounts to , well , nothing in my honest opinion , now that doesn't mean he can't or won't win obviously but i think its going to be difficult for him against an opponent whose been in against a better class of opponent and that could well stand him in good stead in the context of this fight. Parker is an aggressive fighter with good solid power and if Fury isn't at the very top of his game i can see Parker causing him all sorts of problems , the same could be said of Fury in all honesty but as i say he would have to be at the top of his game and , for me , he would need to improve alot on what we've seen from him to date. The thing that worries me is that Parker has that power to spark an opponent out whereas Fury , not so much and i can only see him winning by decision (watch me eat my words now lol) .. while i have no doubt he will be going for it in front of his home crowd i think Parker will prove too strong for him this time around , not really a betting fight for me but two speculative bets i'd be interested in are

Joseph Parker by KO , TKO or Disqualification 2/1 (Coral / Ladbrokes)

Joseph Parker rounds 7-9 13/2 (Coral / Ladbrokes)

As an aside , not all the bouts on the undercard have been announced as yet but two that immediatley catch my eye are Joe Murray v Matty Fagan and Josh Wales v Don Broadhurst for the British Bantamweight title . Looks as though this could be a good night of boxing.

Well got the right fighter but the bets went south :)

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