Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:39 pm

Saturday 21st April - Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire

Carl Frampton (24-1 , 14 KOs) looked decent and sharp enough last time when seeing off Horacio Garcia and putting his loss to Leo Santa Cruz firmly behind him and he will be looking for an equally dominant performance against Nonito Donaire (38-4 , 24 KOs) and despite the fact that Donaire isnt going to be a pushover i fully expect Frampton to walk away the victor , i think he will have far too much for the older fighter. Donaire can certainly punch though and if he can catch Frampton cleanly then an upset could be on the cards but in all honesty i cant see that happening , i think Frampton will play it cagey and smart and look to outbox Donaire .
Selection - Carl Frampton
Bet - Carl Frampton on points

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:47 pm

Saturday 3rd March - Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko

Kell Brook (36-2 , 25 KOs) takes on Sergey Rabchenko (29-2 , 22 KOs) in what should be a good fight to watch imho. Brook is a fighter i like but he hasnt particularly impressed in his last 2 fights tbh , and he needed surgery after his last fight for a broken eye socket , all of which has to be of concern in my opinion , especially against someone like Rabchenko whose a tough no nonsense fighter , aggressive with good hand speed and despite getting knocked out last time a usually reliable chin. Another thing i worry about is the fact that Brook is moving up from welterweight to light middleweight .. he's a good boxer but theres a lot of nagatives about him going into this fight and for me they outweight the positives , and it all depends on how he starts the fight , if he's slow and tentative then i think Rabchenko's naturally aggressive style will aloow the Belarussian to bully and dominate the fight. As i say should be an entertaining fight to watch but i'm going to go for an upset here and side with Rabchenko.
Selection - Sergey Rabchenko
Bet - Sergey Rabchenko by KO/TKO

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:55 pm

Saturday 3rd March - Sergey Kovalev v Igor Mikhalkin

Kovalev (31-2-1 , 27 KOs) meets Mikhalkin (21-1 , 9 KOs) for the WBO light heavyweight title and this looks all set to be a great fight. Kovalev defends his title for the first time after producing a cracking 2nd round KO to win the title in his last fight and that display must of helped his confidence after the two defeats he'd suffered. He's a highly intelligent boxer who uses his brain , he picks his shots and takes his chances well , and he is patient , very patient. He will wait for an opponent to make a mistake and then seize his opportunity , add all that to his impressive punching power and hes definatley in with a great chance of retaining the title. Mikhalkin cannot be underestimated , although this will be the biggest and sternest test of his career to date by far and he will be eager to prove himself and to beat his fellow countryman. He hasnt got the punching power of Kovalev but he has good movement and he is a very effective counter puncher who makes use of good solid combinations , he's also never been on the canvas , but then again he's never fought anyone of Kovalevs ability or calibre before. I think Mikhalkin will hold his own early doors but i can Kovalev wearing him down and eventually stopping him.
Selection - Sergey Kovalev
Bet - Sergey Kovalev by stoppage

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Saturday 24th March - Dillian Whyte v Lucas Browne

Dillian Whyte (22-1 , 16 KOs) defends his WBC silver heavyweight title against Aussie Lucas Browne (25-0 , 22 KOs) , the unbeaten Browne should prove to be a test for Whyte but his lack of recent ring activity (only 3 fights since early 2015) could prove to be his undoing against a sprightly Whyte who hasnt lost since losing to Anthony Joshua. I think Whyte will go all out in this and try to win impressively , he has to if he wants to mix it with the best in the division , and i think he'll do it , but although i think he'll win i dont think that he'll stop the Aussie fighter who seems to be a tough and durable opponent.
Selection - Dillian Whyte
Bet - Dillian Whyte by decision

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:08 pm

Saturday 31st March - Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua (20-0 , 20 KOs) meets Joseph Parker (24-0 , 18 KOs) for a 4 belt re unification fight , Joshua's 3 belts and Parkers one all on the line with winner takes all as the prize. And i can honestly say i can only really see one outcome here , and thats a 4th belt for Joshua. Whilst i respect Parker is unbeaten in his 24 fights , he's hardly set the world alight and his last fight against Hughie Fury was absolutely dire , Fury compltely outboxed him as far as im concerned but just didnt possess the necessary tools to finish the fight. He does have a good chin , but in all fairness he'll probably need it as im pretty sure that Joshua will be testing it like never before. Joshua is a much more rounded and complete boxer for me and i think he'll stop Parker , handing him his first career loss.
Selection - Anthony Joshua
Bet - Anthony Joshua by KO/TKO

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:13 pm

Saturday 31st March - Alexander Povetkin v David Price

Alexander Povetkin (33-1 , 23 KOs) defends his WBA inter continental and WBO international heavyweight titles against David Price (22-3 , 18 KOs) on the undercard of the Joshua / Parker bill. In all honesty i really dont think Price has what it takes to trouble Povetkin , whose only loss came against Wladimir Klitschko 5 years go , for me Povetkin is a class or 2 above Price and i personally see this as a total mis match as Price hasnt shown that he's anywhere near worthy of this chance.
Selection - Alexander Povetkin
Bet - Alexander Povetkin by stoppage

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by Col » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:21 pm

Jeez, you've been busy mate. :thumbs
Just about to read through them now :)

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:21 pm

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai / Bet
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith / Bet
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev / Bet
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko / Bet
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder / Bet
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 29
Won - 24
Winning Bets - 13

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Col wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Jeez, you've been busy mate. :thumbs
Just about to read through them now :)
Yep , nothing major tho Col , just basic write ups now ive caught up again i can do better ones again ... saying that as long as they win i dont care whether i write a line , a paragraph or a page :lol :thumbs

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:45 am

The Linnet wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Saturday 24th February - Callum Smith v Nieky Holzken

Tonight the night we find out whose going to meet St George in the finals of the WBSS Super Middleweight category. Callum Smith (23-0 , 17 KOs) takes on Nieky Holzken (13-0 , 10 KOs) who has come in as a very late replacement for Braehmer who got injured in the lead up to this bout. I know that Holzken is a pretty decent kickboxer but have to admit that i know absolutely sod all about his boxing career thus far , but having looked at his resume briefly i think its safe to say that this is by far his biggest test to date and whilst i wouldnt totally write off his chances i really cant see him beating the more experienced Smith tonight.

Selection - Callum Smith :thumbs
Bet - Callum Smith , KO/TKO Rounds 8-12 :(

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:46 am

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai / Bet
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith :thumbs / Bet :(
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev / Bet
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko / Bet
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder / Bet
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 30
Won - 25
Winning Bets - 13

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:31 pm

The Linnet wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:38 pm
Saturday 24th February - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai v Juan Francisco Estrada

Thai fighter Rungvisai (44-4-1 , 40 KOs) puts his WBC super flyweight title on the line against Mexican Estrada (36-2 , 25 KOs) and for a super flyweight bout , unusually , i'm really looking forward to this one as both can pack a punch , especially Rungvisai who has KO'd an incredible 40 from his 44 wins. He's an exciting fighter to watch imo , he likes to dictate the pace of the fight and likes to throw plenty of punches , especially to the body where he's looking to open up his opponent up so that he can throw that knockout blow when an opening occurs , Estrada is an aggressive type of fighter as well and he too likes to work the body , neither minds a toe to toe and a trade of punches so as i say this should be a good fight to watch. Estrada is probably the better boxer , marginally , but given the fact that Rungvisai only needs that one chance to KO an opponent he has to be my selection , especially given the fact that Estrada has been dropped in the past by two boxers who arent renowned as heavy hitters so there has to be a slight about his chin against a banger like Rungvisai.
Selection - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai :thumbs
Bet - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai by KO / TKO :(

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:32 pm

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai :thumbs / Bet :(
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith :thumbs / Bet :(
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev / Bet
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko / Bet
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder / Bet
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 31
Won - 26
Winning Bets - 13

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:57 am

Hopefully be a couple more write ups added over the next coupla days

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:57 am

The Linnet wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Saturday 3rd March - Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

Wilder (39-0 , 38 KOs) takes on Ortiz (28-0 , 24 KOs) in what is probably the WBC champions toughest fight to date , and one that most boxing officianado's are looking forward to watching , if Wilder isnt on the ball and on top of his game he could well lose this fight as Ortiz has surprisingly quick feet and hands for someone his size , and as is evident by his record , he can punch as well , and he can also take a punch as well , having never been knocked down in his career. Wilder is younger and fitter than Ortiz which is obviously a major plus especially if the fight drags onto the latter stages of the bout , and he can certainly punch , theres no doubt about that at all. This is a tough one to call . my head is saying Wilder but my heart is saying that if Wilder gets a little sloppy then Ortiz is gonna catch him and cause an upset , but thats an if , i have to stick to facts so im gonna go with my head and say Wilder to retain his belt , although for me personally an Ortiz win wouldnt be an upset at all.
Selection - Deontay Wilder :thumbs
Selection - Deontay Wilder by stoppage , rounds 8-12 :thumbs

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:57 am

The Linnet wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Saturday 3rd March - Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko

Kell Brook (36-2 , 25 KOs) takes on Sergey Rabchenko (29-2 , 22 KOs) in what should be a good fight to watch imho. Brook is a fighter i like but he hasnt particularly impressed in his last 2 fights tbh , and he needed surgery after his last fight for a broken eye socket , all of which has to be of concern in my opinion , especially against someone like Rabchenko whose a tough no nonsense fighter , aggressive with good hand speed and despite getting knocked out last time a usually reliable chin. Another thing i worry about is the fact that Brook is moving up from welterweight to light middleweight .. he's a good boxer but theres a lot of nagatives about him going into this fight and for me they outweight the positives , and it all depends on how he starts the fight , if he's slow and tentative then i think Rabchenko's naturally aggressive style will aloow the Belarussian to bully and dominate the fight. As i say should be an entertaining fight to watch but i'm going to go for an upset here and side with Rabchenko.
Selection - Sergey Rabchenko :(
Bet - Sergey Rabchenko by KO/TKO :(

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:59 am

The Linnet wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Saturday 3rd March - Sergey Kovalev v Igor Mikhalkin

Kovalev (31-2-1 , 27 KOs) meets Mikhalkin (21-1 , 9 KOs) for the WBO light heavyweight title and this looks all set to be a great fight. Kovalev defends his title for the first time after producing a cracking 2nd round KO to win the title in his last fight and that display must of helped his confidence after the two defeats he'd suffered. He's a highly intelligent boxer who uses his brain , he picks his shots and takes his chances well , and he is patient , very patient. He will wait for an opponent to make a mistake and then seize his opportunity , add all that to his impressive punching power and hes definatley in with a great chance of retaining the title. Mikhalkin cannot be underestimated , although this will be the biggest and sternest test of his career to date by far and he will be eager to prove himself and to beat his fellow countryman. He hasnt got the punching power of Kovalev but he has good movement and he is a very effective counter puncher who makes use of good solid combinations , he's also never been on the canvas , but then again he's never fought anyone of Kovalevs ability or calibre before. I think Mikhalkin will hold his own early doors but i can Kovalev wearing him down and eventually stopping him.
Selection - Sergey Kovalev :thumbs
Bet - Sergey Kovalev by stoppage :thumbs

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by Col » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:00 am

Well done mate. :thumbs
Never caught the Wilder fight, any good ?

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:00 am

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai :thumbs / Bet :(
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith :thumbs / Bet :(
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko :( / Bet :(
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 34
Won - 28
Winning Bets - 15

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:01 am

Col wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:00 am
Well done mate. :thumbs
Never caught the Wilder fight, any good ?


Yeah was a good fight mate

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by toptwo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:52 am

Had a Trixie what with Rabchenkos price and landed the double - Wilder rounds 7-12 / Kovalev by ko/tko :) :cheers

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:44 pm

:thumbs

Gutted about Rabchenko tbh mate , Kell fought a good fight and looked to be back to his best .. still doubles better than nothing :)

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:58 am

Friday 11th May - Oleksandr Usyk v Murat Gassiev

Really looking forward to this bout if i'm honest , two of the best fighters in the cruiserweight division clash in the final of the WBSS . Usyk (14-1 , 11 KOs) meets Gassiev (26-0 , 19 KOs) in , whats for me , a mouthwatering clash on 11th May . Usyk , for me , is a technically better boxer and he can certainly punch but i'm not sure that he's got what it takes to soak up the relentless pressure and aggression that Gassiev will bring to bear on him and i highly doubt that he could take the amount of punishment that Dorticus did when Gassiev stopped him in the 12th round last time. I can see Gassiev trying to stop Usyk's use of the ring and just piling on the pressure , wearing him down by targetting the body with heavy shots and obviously catching him when he can , as i said before Gassiev is one of the heaviest hitters in the cruiserweight division. A good fight and definatley should be one one to watch , but a tough one to call but for me Gassiev walks away with the title and his unbeaten record intact.
Selection - Murat Gassiev
Bet - Murat Gassiev by stoppage

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:06 am

Saturday March 10th - Oscar Valdez v Scott Quigg

Oscar Vakdez (23-0 , 19 KOs) defends his WBO featherweight title against Britains Scott Quigg (34-1-2 , 25 KOs) and on paper this looks as though it could a real belter. Valdez is a tough Mexican whose making his fourth defence of his belt , and he's not going to make it easy for Quigg. He has quick hands and feet , is a superb counter puncher and has the power to finish a fight. Quigg also possesses a solid punch and if he connects properly then you're staying hit , its as simple as that. He's aggressive and likes to pressure his opponent and throws good solid body shots , he has a relentless style that could pose problems for Valdez if he isnt at the top of his game. Valdez , as ive already highlighted , is an excellent counter puncher and Quiggs biggest downfall is his defence which is definatley lacking imo. THis has all the makings of a great fight , but its a bloody tough one to call , its a really close call imo but im gonna go for an upset and say Quigg dethrones the champ and ends his unbeaten run.
Selection - Scott Quigg
Bet - Scott Quigg by decision

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:08 am

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai :thumbs / Bet :(
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith :thumbs / Bet :(
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko :( / Bet :(
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet
11/5 - Usyk v Gassiev . Selection - Gassiev / Bet

Selections - 34
Won - 28
Winning Bets - 15

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:26 pm

Saturday 19th May - Lee Selby v Josh Warrington

Lee Selby (26-1 , 9 KOs) defends his IBF world featherweight title against mandatory challenger Josh Warrington (26-0 , 6 KOs) , I'm a big fan of Selbys to be honest , hes a very good boxer with a good technical brain , hes not flashy andhe doesnt knock many people out but he knows what hes doing , hes patient , pressures his opponents into making mistakes and does enough to win the bout, which is probably why he has been called the Welsh Mayweather ! Warrington beat the decent Dennis Ceylan last time , but for me , this is a big step up for the challenger , hes never faced an opponent of Selbys class and ability. Warrington is the more aggressive fighter of the pair and has fast hands and has a decent solid defense and if he can dictate the pace of the fight then he could rattle Selby , but for that to happen Selby would have to be off his game and i just cant see that happening to be honest. Warringtons also fighting in his home town which could be a big help , but i cant see that phasing someone like Selby , for me Selby retains his belt.
Selection - Lee Selby
Bet - Lee Selby to win on points

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:28 pm

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai :thumbs / Bet :(
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith :thumbs / Bet :(
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko :( / Bet :(
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet
11/5 - Usyk v Gassiev . Selection - Gassiev / Bet
19/5 - Selby v Warrington . Selection - Selby / Bet

Selections - 34
Won - 28
Winning Bets - 15

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:57 pm

Saturday 5th May - Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez

As far as i'm concerned this fight shouldnt even be happening as Golovkin won the first fight , hands down , whatever fight judge Adelaide Byrd had watched to score her card the way she did obviously werent the same bloody fight as i was watching !! I have seen and read that Alvarez has tested positive for a banned sustance so whether this actually goes ahead is up in the air , imo if he's been caught taking a banned drug he should be banned end of. All i'm going to say is that triple G won the first fight and he's gonna win the second one , but this time i dont think he'll be so keen to leave it up to the judges.
Selection - Gennady Golovkin
Bet - Gennady Golovkin by stoppage

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:58 pm

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker :thumbs / Bet :(
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Peres . Selection - Briedis :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Eubanks Jr v Yildirim . Selection - Eubanks Jr :thumbs / Bet :(
7/10 - Crolla v Burns. Selection - Crolla :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Groves v Cox . Selection - Groves :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Lara v Guasha . Selection - Lara :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Santa Cruz v Avalos . Selection - Santa Cruz :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
14/10 - Mares v Gutierrez . Selection - Mares :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Warrington v Ceylan. Selection - Warrinton :thumbs / Bet :(
21/10 - Burnett v Zhakaiyanov. Selection - Burnett :thumbs / Bet :(
28/10 - Whyte v Helenius . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre. Selection - Bisping :( / Bet :(
4/11 - Wilder v Stiverne. Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :(
18/11 - Frampton v Garcia . Selection - Frampton :thumbs / Bet :(
25/11 - Kovalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto :( / Bet :(
9/12 - Lomachencko v Rigondeaux . Selection - Lomachencko :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale :( / Bet :(
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :(
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux :( / Bet :thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk :thumbs / Bet :(
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr. Selection - Eubank Jr :( / Bet :(
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai :thumbs / Bet :(
24/2 - Smith v Holzken . Selection - Smith :thumbs / Bet :(
3/3 - Kovalev v Mikhalkin . Selection - Kovalev :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
3/3 - Brook v Rabchenko . Selection - Rabchenko :( / Bet :(
3/3 - Wilder v Ortiz . Selection - Wilder :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
10/3 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg / Bet
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte / Bet
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
21/4 - Frampton v Donaire . Selection - Frampton / Bet
21/4 - Charlo v Centeno Jr . Selection - Charlo / Bet
21/4 - Khan v Le Greco . Selection - Khan / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Haye . Selection - Bellew / Bet
5/5 - Golovkin v Alvarez . Selection - Golovkin / Bet
11/5 - Usyk v Gassiev . Selection - Gassiev / Bet
19/5 - Selby v Warrington . Selection - Selby / Bet

Selections - 34
Won - 28
Winning Bets - 15

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