Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

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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

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:57 am

The Linnet wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:14 am
Saturday 10th March - Mikey Garcia v Sergey Lipnets

Mikey Garcia (37-0 , 30 KOs) meets Sergey Lipnets (13-0 , 10 KOs) for the IBF world super lightweight title , and on paper this could be a bloody good fight. Garcia is an intelligent boxer who utilises his brain as well as his heavy hitting hands and i can see him outboxing Lipnets here , who despite being a decent enough boxer and coming into this as the defending champion really has to up his game to another level as for me Garcia is in another league. As i say Lipnets is a decent enough boxer and as is obvious from his record has good solid knockout power but he tends to bully his opponets and try and force the issue in the ring and i cant see that working against someone of Garcia's experience and quality. Lipnets has never fought someone of Garcia's calibre and i dont know whether , after only 13 fights , he's got enough to step up to the plate and if im being totally honest Garcia is going to test his metal and his chin like they've never been tested before. As i said earlier Lipnets is a good boxer but i just cant see him having the skill set to handle someone like Garcia and i can see him losing his unbeaten record along with the belt.
Selection - Mikey Garcia :thumbs
Bet - Fight not to go the distance :(

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:58 am

The Linnet wrote:
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 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:59 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 :thumbs / 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 - 36
Won - 29
Winning Bets - 15

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:11 am

The Linnet wrote:
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 :thumbs
Bet - Dillian Whyte by decision :(

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:12 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / 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 - 37
Won - 30
Winning Bets - 15

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by Col » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 am

Got myself a firestick with iptv on it :thumbs
So watching a bit more boxing.

Joshua on Saturday

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Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:22 am

The Linnet wrote:
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 :thumbs
Bet - Anthony Joshua by KO/TKO :(

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:22 am

The Linnet wrote:
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 :thumbs
Bet - Alexander Povetkin by stoppage :thumbs

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:23 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua :thumbs / 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 - 39
Won - 32
Winning Bets - 16

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 am

Saturday 7th April - Jarrett Hurd v Erislandy Lara

Hurd (21-0 , 15 KOs) puts his IBF title on the line whilst Lara defends his WBA (Super) and IBO titles , this has all the makings of a bloody good fight and its one i'm looking forward to watching. Lara , is the more established of the two and is your typical wily , clever Cuban , he uses the ring well and uses his speed to his advantage , he works well behind the jab and has good movement / footwork that allows him to get in and out again whilst throwing solid combinations , he isnt the most powerful of punches although two of his last four fights have ended in KOs so it couldnt be ruled out entirely but having seen Hurd i honestly dont think it'll happen , Lara hasnt lost since 2014 when he lost a controversial decison to Canelo Alvarez. For me he is one of the better boxers in America these days , and would definatley make my top 20 pound for pound list. Saying all that however he is going to have to bring his A gane to the ring if he's to beat Hurd , whose still relatively young at 27 , hungry and at the top of his game at the moment , he also brings a significant height and reach advantage to the table , he's a big man for this division and has some seriously heavy hands which could cause Lara all manner of problems. For me , Hurd , still has a lot to learn , especially with regards to his footwork and his defence , but he has proved he has a good solid chin and boxes extremely well on the inside for a big man , and he tends to wear and grinds his opponents down. Although im a big fan of Lara , and i think that he'll be most peoples idea of the winner , i think Hurd can walk away the winner , i can see him cutting the ring off , and bullying Lara , getting in his face , dictating the pace , if he manages to turn this into a brawl then he wins hands down but i think he'll wear Lara down otherwise and stop him in the latter hapf of the fight.
Selection - Jarrett Hurd
Bet - Jarrett Hurd to win by stoppage

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:06 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua :thumbs / Bet :(
7/4 - Hurd v Lara . Selection - Hurd / 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 - 39
Won - 32
Winning Bets - 16

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 pm

Saturday 14th April - Terence Crawford v Jeff Horn

Terence Crawford (32-0 , 23 KOs) meets Jeff Horn (18-0-1 , 12 KOs) in a mouthwatering clash for the WBO welterweight belt and one of them is going to lose their unbeaten record , should be an interesting and entertaining fight , and one that Horn needs to win if he's to silence his critics , Horn has been in the boxing publics gaze since his controversial win over Manny Pacquiao , where to be honest he was simply outboxed for most of the fight , however he looked good against Gary Corcoran but still has to prove he can do it against top class opposition and they dont come any more top class than Terence Crawford. Crawford for me has to be in the top 5 pound for pound fighters in the world , he seems to have it all , ringcraft , power , a good chin , good footwork / movement , good combinations and a good boxing brain ... Horn is a tough and durable fighter and is an effective counter puncher but i am yet to be convinced that he is truly top class , very good , yes , but top class , undecided ! And he has never encountered anyone as talented as Crawford , and as good as he is , i cant see him being able to handle Crawford.
Selection - Terence Crawford
Bet - Fight not to go the distance

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:48 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua :thumbs / Bet :(
7/4 - Hurd v Lara . Selection - Hurd / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
14/4 - Crawford v Horn . Selection - Crawford / 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 - 39
Won - 32
Winning Bets - 16

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:21 am

Saturday 14th April = Terry Flanagan v Maurice Hooker

Terry Flanagan (33-0 , 13 KOs) meets Maurice Hooker (23-0-3 , 16 KOs) for the WBO juniour welterweight title , and this could be a decent fight to watch as neither will want to give up their unbeaten status easily. Flanagans definately one of the best homegrown boxers imo , hes a busy fighter with a high rate , throws rapid punches with very fast hands and has a good boxing brain on him and knows how to use the ring well. Hooker has a great jab and quick hands , which allows him to counter very well , however he;s not an offensive type of fighter which will probably play to Flanagans strengths , i cant see Hooker coping with Flanagans aggressive style of im honest and im not sure that he'll stand up to the amount of punches and combinations that Flanagans going to throw at him.
Selection - Terry Flanagan
Bet - Terry Flanagan by stoppage

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:28 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua :thumbs / Bet :(
7/4 - Hurd v Lara . Selection - Hurd / Bet
14/4 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet
14/4 - Crawford v Horn . Selection - Crawford / Bet
14/4 - Flanagan v Hooker. Selection - Flanagan / 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 - 39
Won - 32
Winning Bets - 16

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:16 am

Saturday 9th June - Leo Santa Cruz v Abner Mares

Cruz (34-1-1 , 19 KOs) defends his WBA (super) featherweight title against Mares (31-2-1 , 15 KOs) and is another fight that i am looking forward to watching. Mares will be looking to gain his revenge on Santa Cruz after Santa Cruz' decision win ove rhim back in 2015 but i can't see it happening if i'm being honest. I rate Santa Cruz highly , his only defeat came against Carl Frampton , which he then avenged next time out , regaining his WBA belt in the process and since then he's successfully defended his title against Chris Avalos who he stopped in the 8th round. Santa Cruz has a pair of the fastest hands ive ever seen and his work rate is phenomonal , he's aggressive and throws punches by the shed load , which means if the fight goes to the cards the judges will usually favour him , as he's out worked and out punched his opponent. Although primarily known as an offensive fighter he isnt lacking in defensive qualities either he slips punches and moves his head and body well , and i think people dont give him the credit he deserves really , as hes really a good solid all round boxer. Mares is very similiar in style to Santa Cruz , he's a busy fighter , continually throwing combinations , particularly to the body , but for me he isnt quite as good as Santa Cruz. As i said i am really looking forward to this bout as their last encounter was a proper battle , and as i also said i cant see Mares reversing that last time decision either , for me Santa Cruz is the better boxer , and has size , power , height and reach advantages , all of which will prove to be key points imho. It wont be a pushover by any means as like i say Mares is no slouch and i envisage a proper war but i can only really see one outcome.
Selection - Leo Santa Cruz
Bet - Leo Santa Cruz by decision

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:18 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua :thumbs / Bet :(
7/4 - Hurd v Lara . Selection - Hurd / Bet
14/4 - Crawford v Horn . Selection - Crawford / Bet
14/4 - Flanagan v Hooker. Selection - Flanagan / 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
9/6 - Santa Cruz v Mares . Selection - Santa Cruz / Bet
23/6 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet

Selections - 39
Won - 32
Winning Bets - 16

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm

Saturday 7th April - James DeGale v Caleb Truax

De Gale (23-2-1 , 14 KOs) looks to regain the IBF super middleweight title he lost against Truax (29-3-1 , 18 KOs) back in December of last year when he was outpointed by the Anerican and deservedly so imho. DeGale is a talented boxer , theres no doubting that , but he has a tendency to take his foot of the gas in his fights and the way i view it he hasnt lived up to his full potential , and he doesnt always appear to fight to the best of his ability which is a shame as like i say he's a talented fighter. Truax is decent enough and in all honesty i think he deserved the win over DeGale lto back in December , but if DeGale had boxed like he can then the outcome would of been a totally different one imo , he was coming back after injury and it crossed my mind before the fight if he was ready to return and if was ready mentally as well as physically , and i think the injury affected the way he fought if im honest , and it has to be asked whether he is physically and mentally ready for this return bout .. and i think the answer is yes , he is. He knows he has to win this fight if he's to stay in the game really , but it wont be easy as like i say Truax is no pushover and a very good boxer in his own right , and if he comes out of the gates quickly like he did in the first fight then he may well unsettle DeGale again although i would of hoped that DeGale would be prepared for that this time round. Its a tight call imo , but im gonna go for DeGale again in the hope that he is over his injury and is back to his best.
Selection - James DeGale
Bet - James DeGale by decision

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:56 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 :thumbs / Bet :(
10/3 - Vakdez v Quigg . Selection - Quigg :( / Bet :(
24/3 - Whyte v Browne . Selection - Whyte :thumbs / Bet :(
31/3 - Povetkin v Price . Selection - Povetkin :thumbs / Bet :thumbs
31/3 - Joshua v Parker . Selection - Joshua :thumbs / Bet :(
7/4 - Hurd v Lara . Selection - Hurd / Bet
7/4 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale / Bet
14/4 - Crawford v Horn . Selection - Crawford / Bet
14/4 - Flanagan v Hooker. Selection - Flanagan / 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
9/6 - Santa Cruz v Mares . Selection - Santa Cruz / Bet
23/6 - Saunders v Murray . Selection - Saunders / Bet

Selections - 39
Won - 32
Winning Bets - 16

The Linnet

Re: Linnys Boxing & MMA thoughts

Post by The Linnet » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:01 am

The Linnet wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 am
Saturday 7th April - Jarrett Hurd v Erislandy Lara

Hurd (21-0 , 15 KOs) puts his IBF title on the line whilst Lara defends his WBA (Super) and IBO titles , this has all the makings of a bloody good fight and its one i'm looking forward to watching. Lara , is the more established of the two and is your typical wily , clever Cuban , he uses the ring well and uses his speed to his advantage , he works well behind the jab and has good movement / footwork that allows him to get in and out again whilst throwing solid combinations , he isnt the most powerful of punches although two of his last four fights have ended in KOs so it couldnt be ruled out entirely but having seen Hurd i honestly dont think it'll happen , Lara hasnt lost since 2014 when he lost a controversial decison to Canelo Alvarez. For me he is one of the better boxers in America these days , and would definatley make my top 20 pound for pound list. Saying all that however he is going to have to bring his A gane to the ring if he's to beat Hurd , whose still relatively young at 27 , hungry and at the top of his game at the moment , he also brings a significant height and reach advantage to the table , he's a big man for this division and has some seriously heavy hands which could cause Lara all manner of problems. For me , Hurd , still has a lot to learn , especially with regards to his footwork and his defence , but he has proved he has a good solid chin and boxes extremely well on the inside for a big man , and he tends to wear and grinds his opponents down. Although im a big fan of Lara , and i think that he'll be most peoples idea of the winner , i think Hurd can walk away the winner , i can see him cutting the ring off , and bullying Lara , getting in his face , dictating the pace , if he manages to turn this into a brawl then he wins hands down but i think he'll wear Lara down otherwise and stop him in the latter hapf of the fight.
Selection - Jarrett Hurd :thumbs
Bet - Jarrett Hurd to win by stoppage :(

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