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Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 19-09-2017 08:27 PM

Aside from my dawgie and animals in general , my main passion in life is for boxing and martial arts ... having done them since i was 7 years old i like to think i know a little bit about them and i love watching 'em on the box when they're on , so i thought i would post up my thoughts on upcoming fights and try and select the winner along with a bet to go with it .


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 19-09-2017 08:45 PM

Saturday 23rd September

Jorge Linares v Luke Campbell
Jorge Linares is probably the best lightweight out there at the moment and is a 4 time world champion in 3 different weight classes , at the moment he holds the WBA , WBC Diamond and The Ring Magazine World Lightweight titles (he won and then retained the WBA title in his last two fights , beating the decent and durable Anthony Crolla on both occasions) and he puts these on the line when he faces Britains 2012 Olympic Gold medal hero and number one contender Luke Campbell on Saturday in California. Linares (42-3 , 27 KOs) comes into this on the back of an 11 fight winning streak and is rightly the 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 of his fights since suffering his only loss 2 years ago and all those wins have come against decent reputable fighters , and he's looked good in 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 , has good hand speed and can hit hard with either hand , unfortunatley his opponent has those last two in spades and can back it up with shedloads of experience. Although i think Campbell will acquit himself well this is a massive step up on anyone he's fought before. Linares has been there , seen it , done it and has the t-shirt .. several of them ! and though i would love to see Luke Campbell emerge victorious i just can't see it happening. I think Linares will use his speed , power , experience and excellent ringcraft and prove to be too much for Campbell.
My Selection - Jorge Linares
My Bet - Jorge Linares by decision or technical decision 11/10 (Skybet)

Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury
Well we all love a heavyweight title fight don't we ? .. Well i know i do because it doesnt matter how the fight is going or whose on top , one big punch can turn proceedings on their head and despite the fact that neither of these are household names in the heavyweight division i think this could be a good fight to watch. WBO Champion Parker puts his belt on the line against Tyson Furys' younger cousin Hughie and like i just said it has the makings of an entertaining 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 withdraw due to a serious skin condition which has now been treated. This is a good opportunity for Fury to prove himself at ahigher level and to fulfil some of the potential that he showed us when he first started 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 my mind that it won't happen , and that has nothing to do with Furys skill or potential , its the fact that when i look at his resume and who he's fought , it amounts to , well , nothing in my honest opinion. Now that doesnt mean he cant or wont win obviously but i think its going to be difficult for him against an opponent whose been fighting against higher level opposition and i think that will stand Parker in good stead in the context of this fight. Parker is an aggressive fighter with good solid power and if Fury isnt at the very top of his game then i can see Parker causing him all sorts of problems. Fury has a height and reach adavantage which is always useful and could pose problems for the shorter Parker but from what i have seen Parker does better against his larger opponents or has done to date. The thing is , for me , Fury would have to improve an awful lot on what he's achieved / shown so far and though he's definatley got potential he has been off for a while and this could well prove to be a step to far after almost 18 months out of the ring. Another thing is Parker has the power to spark an opponent out whereas Fury , well , not so much and i could only see him winning by decision (watch him make me eat my words now lol). While i have no doubt that Fury will be going for it and giving his all in front of his home crowd i think Parker will be too strong for him this time around. Not really a betting contest tbh but i've put two speculative ones up. As an aside to this fight i've been looking at the undercards and i think it could well be a great night of boxing , two bouts that immediatley catch my eye are Joe Murray v Matty Fagin and Josh Wales v Don Broadhurst for the British Bantamweight title
My Selection - Joseph Parker
My Bets - Joseph Parker by KO , TKO or Disqualification 2/1 (Coral/Lads)
My Bets - Joseph Parker , Rounds 7-9 13/2 (Coral/Lads)

Yunier Dorticus v Dmitry Kudryashov
This is a quarterfinal contest 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 seem to specialise in knocking their opponents out , and i think i can safely say that its highly doubtful that this one will go the distance and for me personally this is the fight i'm most looking forward to watching this weekend. I cant wait !! All you have to do is look at the pairs records and nicknames to see that we're in for a hard hitting puch fest with this one , 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 21-1 with 21 KOs. Looking at those figures its easy to see why i dont think that this one is going to go the distance. Has to be said , obviously , that both hold a punchers chance , especially Kudryashov who i think is the harder hitter of the two , but Dorticus edges it for me , he's been up against better opposition than the Russian and he has an excellent Amateur background (and we all know how well the Cuban amateurs are schooled) and he seems the more rounded and more technically gifted of the pair. Although the Russian is showing more as he progresses and is definatley getting better with every fight i think he still has some way to go before he reaches Dorticus' level. The only negative thing i can find for Dorticus is that he's been out of the ring for a while whilst his opponent has kept himself busy but overall and all things considered i still like the Cubans chances more. Looking at their records and the way they fight theres only one bet for me.
My Selection - Yunier Dorticus
My Bet - Fight to be ended by KO , TKO or Disqualification 6/4 (Bet365)


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 20-09-2017 09:23 AM

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz is scheduled for November 4th in New York

UFC 217 is also on November 4th and looks a decent night of MMA , main bout of the evening is Britains first UFC Champion Michael Bisping v George St Pierre for the middleweight title. DJ Dillashaw v Cody Garbrandt (Bantamweight title) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk v Rose Namajunas (Straw weight title) are the other main bouts of the evening

Will do write ups nearer the time ....


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Ryor - 21-09-2017 05:29 AM

Thanks Dibble Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 21-09-2017 08:01 AM

Friday 22nd September - Gilberto Ramirez v Jesse Hart

Ramirez is aiming to defend his WBO Super Middleweight title against mandatory challenger Jesse Hart , he won the belt in the first half of 2016 when he beat Arthur Abraham , winning all 12 rounds on the judges cards. He's defended the title once since , beating Max Burrak but in all fairness that was an easy defence imo and he'll find Hart much more of a handful. He comes into this undefeated (35-0 , 24 KOs) and looks as though he could make an impact in this 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 then one of them is going to lose their magic '0'. On the face of it Ramirez has been fighting opponents who are a level or two above those that Hart has faced 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 solid amateur background / record , and at one time was the number one rated amateur middleweight in the US , which is an achievement in itself. A tough fight to call i think but if had to choose one i'd side with Ramirez , mainly because of his experience and the fact that he's been in against better class opponents than Hart has , too edge it on points
My Selection - Gilberto Ramirez
My Bet - Gilberto Ramirez to win on points (cant find any betting for this bout)


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - tezza1948 - 21-09-2017 09:15 PM

thanks Dibs i like to watch boxng when its on especialy heavy weight fights
tez


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - mmccull - 21-09-2017 09:53 PM

Great read Dibs

Market here for Ramirez fight here (early sat morning)

https://www.betfair.com/exchange/plus/boxing/market/1.134535718


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 21-09-2017 11:24 PM

(21-09-2017 09:15 PM)tezza1948 Wrote:  thanks Dibs i like to watch boxng when its on especialy heavy weight fights
tez

Cheers Tez

Yeah you cant beat the heavyweights mate Thumbs

Altho i like watching the middle - super middle weights as well , well i like watching em all lol tbh


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 21-09-2017 11:25 PM

(21-09-2017 09:53 PM)mmccull Wrote:  Great read Dibs

Market here for Ramirez fight here (early sat morning)

https://www.betfair.com/exchange/plus/boxing/market/1.134535718


Thanks Mark , will check that out now Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 22-09-2017 04:57 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 punishingly heavy shots , Valdez won the fight bu UD (119-108 , 119-108 , 116-111) and probably deserved it in all honesty but he was made to work very hard for that win and those heavy shots would of took alot out of him and that was only 5 months ago , so there has to be a concern if he's fully recovered from that and see how / if its affected him. Fairly certain that he'll find this alot easier as Servania isnt a big puncher and doesnt seem to possess the power that would trouble Valdez but he does have very quick hands and he's 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 long rounds of punishment , but in looking for the KO he invariable leaves himself open to counters , which makes for good viewing but probably doesnt do him any good lol . If he dosnt manage to stop Servania in the early rounds he could start tiring toward te middle of the fight , as his stamina has looked slightly suspect in the past , and he could start making the odd mistake. To be honest Servania doesnt look a bad boxer but its hard to evaluate exactly how good he is , because looking at his record he's never fought anyone of any note except the decent Rafael Concepion who he knocked out in the 2nd round a few years ago which does prove he's no mug. A difficult one to call if im honest , if at his best Valdez wins this and that what im going with , but just in case i will have a saver on Servania should it go the distance and Valdez does tire and start making mistakes.
My Selection - Oscar Valdez
My Bet - Valdez Round 4 12/1 (Lads / Corals)
My Bet - Valdez Round 5 10/1 (Lads / Corals)
My Bet - Servania On Points 20/1 (Lads)


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 06:37 AM

(22-09-2017 04:57 PM)Dibble 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 punishingly heavy shots , Valdez won the fight bu UD (119-108 , 119-108 , 116-111) and probably deserved it in all honesty but he was made to work very hard for that win and those heavy shots would of took alot out of him and that was only 5 months ago , so there has to be a concern if he's fully recovered from that and see how / if its affected him. Fairly certain that he'll find this alot easier as Servania isnt a big puncher and doesnt seem to possess the power that would trouble Valdez but he does have very quick hands and he's 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 long rounds of punishment , but in looking for the KO he invariable leaves himself open to counters , which makes for good viewing but probably doesnt do him any good lol . If he dosnt manage to stop Servania in the early rounds he could start tiring toward te middle of the fight , as his stamina has looked slightly suspect in the past , and he could start making the odd mistake. To be honest Servania doesnt look a bad boxer but its hard to evaluate exactly how good he is , because looking at his record he's never fought anyone of any note except the decent Rafael Concepion who he knocked out in the 2nd round a few years ago which does prove he's no mug. A difficult one to call if im honest , if at his best Valdez wins this and that what im going with , but just in case i will have a saver on Servania should it go the distance and Valdez does tire and start making mistakes.
My Selection - Oscar Valdez Thumbs
My Bet - Valdez Round 4 12/1 (Lads / Corals) Icon_frown
My Bet - Valdez Round 5 10/1 (Lads / Corals) Icon_frown
My Bet - Servania On Points 20/1 (Lads) Icon_frown

Valdez won on points . He was knocked down in the 4th and then dropped Servania in the 5th (almost had that !)


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 08:51 AM

(21-09-2017 08:01 AM)Dibble Wrote:  Friday 22nd September - Gilberto Ramirez v Jesse Hart

Ramirez is aiming to defend his WBO Super Middleweight title against mandatory challenger Jesse Hart , he won the belt in the first half of 2016 when he beat Arthur Abraham , winning all 12 rounds on the judges cards. He's defended the title once since , beating Max Burrak but in all fairness that was an easy defence imo and he'll find Hart much more of a handful. He comes into this undefeated (35-0 , 24 KOs) and looks as though he could make an impact in this 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 then one of them is going to lose their magic '0'. On the face of it Ramirez has been fighting opponents who are a level or two above those that Hart has faced 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 solid amateur background / record , and at one time was the number one rated amateur middleweight in the US , which is an achievement in itself. A tough fight to call i think but if had to choose one i'd side with Ramirez , mainly because of his experience and the fact that he's been in against better class opponents than Hart has , too edge it on points
My Selection - Gilberto Ramirez Thumbs
My Bet - Gilberto Ramirez to win on points (cant find any betting for this bout)Thumbs

Boooom !


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 09:00 AM

To Date
22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 09:27 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 very probably have a chance of 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 hometown fans and im sure he'll be giving it his all for them as well as himself and they , in turn , will be urging him on but Burns (41-6-1 , 14 KOs) will be popular as well and im sure there will be a few Scots in the audience making their voices heard. Both are coming into this on the back of losses and it will probably be a case of who wants it more if im honest , thats why im sure this will be a good fight to watch. For me personally , although i like and rate both boxers , my money would have to be on Crolla , he probably has a few more miles left on the clock than Burns , and imo is probably the better boxer and the home support will help his cause as well , i think it will be close but im going to go for Crolla.
Selection - Anthony Crolla
Bet - Crolla to win on points


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 11:05 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 , beat Anderson Silva. GSP hasnt fought in the UFC since 2013 when he left the organisation , leaving with a win over Johnny Hendricks , which in all honesty was dubious at best. GSP has that huge length of time away from the octagan to overcome , although i am sure he's stayed fit and active in the meantime , 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 at the moment , and thats what he;s upgainst in Michael Bisping. The way GSP fought at welterweight wont translate to this weight class i dont think , especially against Bisping , GSP liked to take his opponents down , in Bisping he's up against someone who is adept at getting back to his feet and he has an excellent takedown defence. Whilst a stand up scenario would play right into Bispings hands as he is fast and accurate and powerful with his punches , and for me would beat GSP hands down. Looking at the odds i think the bookies have made an almighty rick , they have GSP as favourite and whilst he 'was' a great fighter , he has been out of the ring for a long while and with the stepping up in weight to contend with as well i think the've priced this all wrong. Theyve priced this up on what GSP was and could do , and i think he'll be up against it here as i cant see Bisping relinquishing his title without a helluva fight. For me Bisping wins this , he will just wear GSP down and dominate the fight.
Selection - Michael Bisping
Bet - Bisping to win 6/5 (Ladbrokes)


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 11:53 PM

(19-09-2017 08:45 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 23rd September

Jorge Linares v Luke Campbell
Jorge Linares is probably the best lightweight out there at the moment and is a 4 time world champion in 3 different weight classes , at the moment he holds the WBA , WBC Diamond and The Ring Magazine World Lightweight titles (he won and then retained the WBA title in his last two fights , beating the decent and durable Anthony Crolla on both occasions) and he puts these on the line when he faces Britains 2012 Olympic Gold medal hero and number one contender Luke Campbell on Saturday in California. Linares (42-3 , 27 KOs) comes into this on the back of an 11 fight winning streak and is rightly the 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 of his fights since suffering his only loss 2 years ago and all those wins have come against decent reputable fighters , and he's looked good in 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 , has good hand speed and can hit hard with either hand , unfortunatley his opponent has those last two in spades and can back it up with shedloads of experience. Although i think Campbell will acquit himself well this is a massive step up on anyone he's fought before. Linares has been there , seen it , done it and has the t-shirt .. several of them ! and though i would love to see Luke Campbell emerge victorious i just can't see it happening. I think Linares will use his speed , power , experience and excellent ringcraft and prove to be too much for Campbell.
My Selection - Jorge Linares Thumbs
My Bet - Jorge Linares by decision or technical decision 11/10 (Skybet) Thumbs

Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury
Well we all love a heavyweight title fight don't we ? .. Well i know i do because it doesnt matter how the fight is going or whose on top , one big punch can turn proceedings on their head and despite the fact that neither of these are household names in the heavyweight division i think this could be a good fight to watch. WBO Champion Parker puts his belt on the line against Tyson Furys' younger cousin Hughie and like i just said it has the makings of an entertaining 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 withdraw due to a serious skin condition which has now been treated. This is a good opportunity for Fury to prove himself at ahigher level and to fulfil some of the potential that he showed us when he first started 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 my mind that it won't happen , and that has nothing to do with Furys skill or potential , its the fact that when i look at his resume and who he's fought , it amounts to , well , nothing in my honest opinion. Now that doesnt mean he cant or wont win obviously but i think its going to be difficult for him against an opponent whose been fighting against higher level opposition and i think that will stand Parker in good stead in the context of this fight. Parker is an aggressive fighter with good solid power and if Fury isnt at the very top of his game then i can see Parker causing him all sorts of problems. Fury has a height and reach adavantage which is always useful and could pose problems for the shorter Parker but from what i have seen Parker does better against his larger opponents or has done to date. The thing is , for me , Fury would have to improve an awful lot on what he's achieved / shown so far and though he's definatley got potential he has been off for a while and this could well prove to be a step to far after almost 18 months out of the ring. Another thing is Parker has the power to spark an opponent out whereas Fury , well , not so much and i could only see him winning by decision (watch him make me eat my words now lol). While i have no doubt that Fury will be going for it and giving his all in front of his home crowd i think Parker will be too strong for him this time around. Not really a betting contest tbh but i've put two speculative ones up. As an aside to this fight i've been looking at the undercards and i think it could well be a great night of boxing , two bouts that immediatley catch my eye are Joe Murray v Matty Fagin and Josh Wales v Don Broadhurst for the British Bantamweight title
My Selection - Joseph Parker Thumbs
My Bets - Joseph Parker by KO , TKO or Disqualification 2/1 (Coral/Lads) Icon_frown
My Bets - Joseph Parker , Rounds 7-9 13/2 (Coral/Lads) Icon_frown

Yunier Dorticus v Dmitry Kudryashov
This is a quarterfinal contest 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 seem to specialise in knocking their opponents out , and i think i can safely say that its highly doubtful that this one will go the distance and for me personally this is the fight i'm most looking forward to watching this weekend. I cant wait !! All you have to do is look at the pairs records and nicknames to see that we're in for a hard hitting puch fest with this one , 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 21-1 with 21 KOs. Looking at those figures its easy to see why i dont think that this one is going to go the distance. Has to be said , obviously , that both hold a punchers chance , especially Kudryashov who i think is the harder hitter of the two , but Dorticus edges it for me , he's been up against better opposition than the Russian and he has an excellent Amateur background (and we all know how well the Cuban amateurs are schooled) and he seems the more rounded and more technically gifted of the pair. Although the Russian is showing more as he progresses and is definatley getting better with every fight i think he still has some way to go before he reaches Dorticus' level. The only negative thing i can find for Dorticus is that he's been out of the ring for a while whilst his opponent has kept himself busy but overall and all things considered i still like the Cubans chances more. Looking at their records and the way they fight theres only one bet for me.
My Selection - Yunier Dorticus Thumbs
My Bet - Fight to be ended by KO , TKO or Disqualification 6/4 (Bet365) Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-09-2017 11:53 PM

To Date
22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-09-2017 06:27 PM

Saturday 30th September - Mairis Briedis v Mike Perez

WBC Cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (22-0 , 18 KOs) meets Cuban Mike Perez (22-2-1 , 14 Kos) in the quarter finals of the world boxing super series. Briedis is one of the seeded fighters in the tournament and as such he chose Perez as his opponent , whether that proves to be a wise decision or not remains to be seen. Briedis won the WBC belt when claiming a unanimous points victory over the decent Marco Huck. As his record suggests he packs a punch as 18 of his 22 fights have ended via way of knockout which equates to an 82% KO record , which is some feat in anyones book. But his opponent is also known as a power puncher so this could well turn out to be an interesting fight. Perez has fought predominatley at heavyweight but dropped down to the cruiserweight division to beat Viktor Biscak last time. He looked alot better in that fight than he had done in his last 3 or 4 at heavyweight so the move down could prove to be the correct decision , plus as a bonus he has the chance to win a world title in whats only his second fight as a crusierweight and it has to be said he isnt without a chance. As well as wanting to retain the title Briedis will be looking to keep his unbeaten record intact and i think he can do that although it wont be easy because as i said Perez looked alot better in his fight at this weight , he looked sharper and faster and he could well pose problems for the champion , i think his drop in divisions could well prove the right thing to do in the long term and he could well make an impact in this division. Should be an interesting fight imo and on all known form Briedis should be keeping his belt and unbeaten record , although as i said i dont think it will be easy and Perez could well be the surprise package of this tournament.
Selection - Mairis Briedis
Bet - Mairis Briedis to win by KO , TKO or Disqualification


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-09-2017 06:45 PM

Saturday 4th November - Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

Undefeated WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0 , 37 KOs) defends his belt against Luis Ortiz (27-0 , 23 KOs) in whats definatley his hardest fight to date , this should be a good fight to watch and the winner could well be facing our very own Anthony Joshua in the future should he beat Pulev. To be successful Wilder is going to have to keep his head , use his jab and fight on the inside , something which Ortiz has had difficulty with in the past. But Wilder tends to have some mad moments in his fights where he is apt to get caught , and if he gets caught by Ortiz cleanly , then theres every chance it will be lights out. Looking at Wilders record you could say the same thing re a knockout , but imo Ortiz is by far the heavier hitter and i honestly think that Wilders punching power is over rated. I think Ortiz is the better boxer , although on his day Wilders no slouch , and he has a good virtue in his patience , he will wait and wait unhurriedly until an opening appears and he can land a bomb , whereas Wilder can box he usually ends up at some point swinging wildly and making sloppy mistakes which can only help Ortiz' cause. Looking at how Ortiz uses his jab sums him up , rather than use it as another weapon in his arsenal as most boxers do , he uses it to find the distance / range so that he can land big shots. Wilder will out work Ortiz who has looked rather slow and plodding at times in some of his fights and the longer the fight goes on the more i would favour Wilders chances if im honest. If Wilder sticks to a game plan and uses his head i can see him retaining his belt and unbeaten record but as ive said he tends to be reckless at times and i cant see him not doing something in this fight which would give Ortiz an opening , i can see Ortiz outboxing Wilder before eventually stopping him.
Selection - Luis Ortiz
Bet - Luis Ortiz by KO , TKO or Disqualification
Bet - Luis Ortiz , Rounds 6-8


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-09-2017 07:12 PM

Saturday 7th October - Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yildirim

IBO champion Chris Eubank Jr (25-1 , 19 KOs) meets unbeaten German based Turk Avni Yildirim (16-0 , 10 KOs) in a quarter final bout for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and the winner goes forward to meet the winner of the George Groves / Jamie Cox bout. Chris Eubank Jr comes into this fight as odds on favourite , and rightly so , but this could prove to a be a little more difficult than the odds suggest , despite not fighting anyone noteworthy really , Yildirim looks decent enough and does a possess a decent punch , which is reflected in his record , and if the pair start to trade then Eubank Jr could find himself in trouble. The way Eubank Jr fights could play into his opponents hands , he;s aggressive , has an outstanding work rate and tends to pressure , bully and dominate his opposition but with Yildirim he has to pay attention that he doesnt let his guard down or he could be in for a surprise. On the other hand the Turk has yet to have his chin properly tested , something im sure Eubank Jr intends on doing , but in all honesty i dont think he has real knock out power , he werent a huge puncher at middle weight so theres no reason why he'd be better at super middleweight. Looking at the odds etc .. everyone seems to think this will be a one sided affair and a walk over for Eubank Jr but i genuinely think that Yildirim will prove to be a lot sterner test than people imagine.
Selection - Chris Eubank Jr
Bet - Chris Eubank Jr to win on points


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 25-09-2017 06:07 AM

Saturday 28th October - Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev

Britains favourite heavyweight Anthony Joshua (19-0 , 19 KOs) puts his IBF and WBA world heavyweight belts on the line when he faces Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (25-1 , 13 KOs) and i think it could be a tad tougher for AJ than most people think. The Bulgar isnt a household name and therefore i dont think that alot of people are giving him the credit and respect he deserves , and if AJ under estimates him then there could be one almighty upset on the night. Pulev , the IBFs mandatory challenger , has only lost once in his career and that was when he was stopped by Klitschko in 2014 , in what (for me) was one of Klitschko's best performances in his illustrious career. Since then he's beaten everyone that has been put in front of him including Derek Chisora and the American Kevin Johnson , a durable and decent boxer and a good yardstick in the heavyweight division , as he's fought some of the best around and usually gives it his best shot. AJ despatched Johnson in 2 rounds when the two met but in all honesty that was a different Johnson than who was beaten by unanimous decision by Pulev earlier this year. On all known form , AJ wins , but as i say if he under estimates Pulev or his mind set isnt right and has taken this fight too lightly then he could be in for a rough night , remember Mike Tyson v Buster Douglas ?! .. complacency is the mother of all F*** ups ! I really dont think AJ will under estimate his opponent (or i hope not anyway) and i honestly think he will win the fight by way of knock out , but i do think it'll prove a little more difficult than people think.
Selection - Anthony Joshua
Bet - Anthony Joshua by KO , TKO or Disqualification
Bet - Anthony Joshua , Rounds 3-5


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - RomfordRacer - 26-09-2017 05:25 PM

Just seen this thread. I had 2/1 on Linares on points the other day but I thought Campbell boxed really well in the latter half of the fight.

As for some of the fights mentioned, for me:
- Crolla on points
- GSP by knockout (think Bispings defence is vastly overrated)
- Joshua in round 3
- Wilder to completely dominate Ortiz from the off. If the price is right, I can see myself having a decent bet on Wilder. Think Ortiz is the most overrated fighter in the sport.


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:03 PM

(24-09-2017 06:45 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 4th November - Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

Undefeated WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0 , 37 KOs) defends his belt against Luis Ortiz (27-0 , 23 KOs) in whats definatley his hardest fight to date , this should be a good fight to watch and the winner could well be facing our very own Anthony Joshua in the future should he beat Pulev. To be successful Wilder is going to have to keep his head , use his jab and fight on the inside , something which Ortiz has had difficulty with in the past. But Wilder tends to have some mad moments in his fights where he is apt to get caught , and if he gets caught by Ortiz cleanly , then theres every chance it will be lights out. Looking at Wilders record you could say the same thing re a knockout , but imo Ortiz is by far the heavier hitter and i honestly think that Wilders punching power is over rated. I think Ortiz is the better boxer , although on his day Wilders no slouch , and he has a good virtue in his patience , he will wait and wait unhurriedly until an opening appears and he can land a bomb , whereas Wilder can box he usually ends up at some point swinging wildly and making sloppy mistakes which can only help Ortiz' cause. Looking at how Ortiz uses his jab sums him up , rather than use it as another weapon in his arsenal as most boxers do , he uses it to find the distance / range so that he can land big shots. Wilder will out work Ortiz who has looked rather slow and plodding at times in some of his fights and the longer the fight goes on the more i would favour Wilders chances if im honest. If Wilder sticks to a game plan and uses his head i can see him retaining his belt and unbeaten record but as ive said he tends to be reckless at times and i cant see him not doing something in this fight which would give Ortiz an opening , i can see Ortiz outboxing Wilder before eventually stopping him.
Selection - Luis Ortiz
Bet - Luis Ortiz by KO , TKO or Disqualification
Bet - Luis Ortiz , Rounds 6-8

Fight cancelled due to Ortiz failing a drugs test


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:04 PM

(25-09-2017 06:07 AM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 28th October - Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev

Britains favourite heavyweight Anthony Joshua (19-0 , 19 KOs) puts his IBF and WBA world heavyweight belts on the line when he faces Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (25-1 , 13 KOs) and i think it could be a tad tougher for AJ than most people think. The Bulgar isnt a household name and therefore i dont think that alot of people are giving him the credit and respect he deserves , and if AJ under estimates him then there could be one almighty upset on the night. Pulev , the IBFs mandatory challenger , has only lost once in his career and that was when he was stopped by Klitschko in 2014 , in what (for me) was one of Klitschko's best performances in his illustrious career. Since then he's beaten everyone that has been put in front of him including Derek Chisora and the American Kevin Johnson , a durable and decent boxer and a good yardstick in the heavyweight division , as he's fought some of the best around and usually gives it his best shot. AJ despatched Johnson in 2 rounds when the two met but in all honesty that was a different Johnson than who was beaten by unanimous decision by Pulev earlier this year. On all known form , AJ wins , but as i say if he under estimates Pulev or his mind set isnt right and has taken this fight too lightly then he could be in for a rough night , remember Mike Tyson v Buster Douglas ?! .. complacency is the mother of all F*** ups ! I really dont think AJ will under estimate his opponent (or i hope not anyway) and i honestly think he will win the fight by way of knock out , but i do think it'll prove a little more difficult than people think.
Selection - Anthony Joshua
Bet - Anthony Joshua by KO , TKO or Disqualification
Bet - Anthony Joshua , Rounds 3-5

Fight cancelled due to Pulev injuring himself in training


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:04 PM

(24-09-2017 07:12 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 7th October - Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yildirim

IBO champion Chris Eubank Jr (25-1 , 19 KOs) meets unbeaten German based Turk Avni Yildirim (16-0 , 10 KOs) in a quarter final bout for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and the winner goes forward to meet the winner of the George Groves / Jamie Cox bout. Chris Eubank Jr comes into this fight as odds on favourite , and rightly so , but this could prove to a be a little more difficult than the odds suggest , despite not fighting anyone noteworthy really , Yildirim looks decent enough and does a possess a decent punch , which is reflected in his record , and if the pair start to trade then Eubank Jr could find himself in trouble. The way Eubank Jr fights could play into his opponents hands , he;s aggressive , has an outstanding work rate and tends to pressure , bully and dominate his opposition but with Yildirim he has to pay attention that he doesnt let his guard down or he could be in for a surprise. On the other hand the Turk has yet to have his chin properly tested , something im sure Eubank Jr intends on doing , but in all honesty i dont think he has real knock out power , he werent a huge puncher at middle weight so theres no reason why he'd be better at super middleweight. Looking at the odds etc .. everyone seems to think this will be a one sided affair and a walk over for Eubank Jr but i genuinely think that Yildirim will prove to be a lot sterner test than people imagine.
Selection - Chris Eubank Jr Thumbs
Bet - Chris Eubank Jr to win on points Icon_frown



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:05 PM

(24-09-2017 06:27 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 30th September - Mairis Briedis v Mike Perez

WBC Cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (22-0 , 18 KOs) meets Cuban Mike Perez (22-2-1 , 14 Kos) in the quarter finals of the world boxing super series. Briedis is one of the seeded fighters in the tournament and as such he chose Perez as his opponent , whether that proves to be a wise decision or not remains to be seen. Briedis won the WBC belt when claiming a unanimous points victory over the decent Marco Huck. As his record suggests he packs a punch as 18 of his 22 fights have ended via way of knockout which equates to an 82% KO record , which is some feat in anyones book. But his opponent is also known as a power puncher so this could well turn out to be an interesting fight. Perez has fought predominatley at heavyweight but dropped down to the cruiserweight division to beat Viktor Biscak last time. He looked alot better in that fight than he had done in his last 3 or 4 at heavyweight so the move down could prove to be the correct decision , plus as a bonus he has the chance to win a world title in whats only his second fight as a crusierweight and it has to be said he isnt without a chance. As well as wanting to retain the title Briedis will be looking to keep his unbeaten record intact and i think he can do that although it wont be easy because as i said Perez looked alot better in his fight at this weight , he looked sharper and faster and he could well pose problems for the champion , i think his drop in divisions could well prove the right thing to do in the long term and he could well make an impact in this division. Should be an interesting fight imo and on all known form Briedis should be keeping his belt and unbeaten record , although as i said i dont think it will be easy and Perez could well be the surprise package of this tournament.
Selection - Mairis Briedis Thumbs
Bet - Mairis Briedis to win by KO , TKO or Disqualification Icon_frown



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:09 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:10 PM

(23-09-2017 09:27 AM)Dibble Wrote:  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 very probably have a chance of 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 hometown fans and im sure he'll be giving it his all for them as well as himself and they , in turn , will be urging him on but Burns (41-6-1 , 14 KOs) will be popular as well and im sure there will be a few Scots in the audience making their voices heard. Both are coming into this on the back of losses and it will probably be a case of who wants it more if im honest , thats why im sure this will be a good fight to watch. For me personally , although i like and rate both boxers , my money would have to be on Crolla , he probably has a few more miles left on the clock than Burns , and imo is probably the better boxer and the home support will help his cause as well , i think it will be close but im going to go for Crolla.
Selection - Anthony Crolla Thumbs
Bet - Crolla to win on points Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:11 PM

(23-09-2017 11:05 AM)Dibble Wrote:  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 , beat Anderson Silva. GSP hasnt fought in the UFC since 2013 when he left the organisation , leaving with a win over Johnny Hendricks , which in all honesty was dubious at best. GSP has that huge length of time away from the octagan to overcome , although i am sure he's stayed fit and active in the meantime , 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 at the moment , and thats what he;s upgainst in Michael Bisping. The way GSP fought at welterweight wont translate to this weight class i dont think , especially against Bisping , GSP liked to take his opponents down , in Bisping he's up against someone who is adept at getting back to his feet and he has an excellent takedown defence. Whilst a stand up scenario would play right into Bispings hands as he is fast and accurate and powerful with his punches , and for me would beat GSP hands down. Looking at the odds i think the bookies have made an almighty rick , they have GSP as favourite and whilst he 'was' a great fighter , he has been out of the ring for a long while and with the stepping up in weight to contend with as well i think the've priced this all wrong. Theyve priced this up on what GSP was and could do , and i think he'll be up against it here as i cant see Bisping relinquishing his title without a helluva fight. For me Bisping wins this , he will just wear GSP down and dominate the fight.
Selection - Michael Bisping Icon_frown
Bet - Bisping to win 6/5 (Ladbrokes) Icon_frown



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:12 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:28 PM

Saturday 25th November - Sergey Kovalev v Vyacheslav Sharbranskyy

Former world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1 , 26 KOs) is up against the big punching Vyacheslav Sharbranskyy (19-1 , 16 KOs) for the WBO and IBA light heavyweight titles. Both can pack a helluva punch so i'm expecting , well hoping anyway , where plenty of heavy shots are thrown and traded. Sharbranskyys only loss came against the very decent Cuban Sullivan Barrera (whose sole defeat has come against the unbeaten Andre Ward) who knocked him out in the 7th round , whilst Kovalev's brace of defeats came against Andre Ward on both occasions , both of these fights /decisions were somewhat contraversial , especially the first one where alot of people thought Kovalev should of walked away the winner. This is a difficult bout to weigh up if im honest , i can see Sharbranskyy trying to pressure Kovalev and swamping him with body shots but Kovalev is an old hand and as shrewd as they come , he's been there , seen it and done it and he'll be waiting for the openings to appear before unleashing shots of his own. I think , at the end of the day , Kovalevs experience will see him through this and i think he's by far the better boxer out of the two but Sharbranskyy does possess power and if he manages to catch Kovalev clean then it could well be all over , although the same could be said of Kovalev who has some serious punching power of his ownand if Sharbranskyy gets abit sloppy or frustrated with how the fights going then it could well finish with him being counted out. As i say this one should be a good fight but i think Kovalev will come out on top.
Selection - Sergey Kovalev
Bet - Sergey Kovalev by stoppage


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:39 PM

Saturday 2nd December - Miguel Cotto v Sadam Ali

Well this is going to be the final fight of Miguel Cotto's (41-5 , 33 Kos) illustrious career , he's the current WBO light middleweight champion and is the best boxer to come out of Puerto Rico , official ! In his career he has won 6 world titles and has won world titles in 4 different weight categories and he's up against the current WBA international welterweight champion Sadam Ali (24-1 , 14 KOs) and whilst Ali is a decent enough boxer i really do think he's out of his depth here. Cotto , despite not being the force of old , will just be too strong and powerful for him in my opinion and i can only see one outcome and that Cotto ending his career on a winning note.
Selection - Miguel Cotto
Bet - Miguel Cotto by stoppage


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 12:43 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev / Bet
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto / Bet


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 03:50 PM

Saturday 16th December - Billy Joe Saunders v David Lemieux

The unbeaten BJ Saunders (25-0 , 12 KOs) is putting his WBO middleweight belt on the line against the hard hitting Canadian David Lemieux (38-3 , 33 KOs) in what should be a cracking fight if they both arrive fit and well. Saunders will be coming into this feeling good after retaining his title in September when claiming the scalp of the decent Willie Monroe Jnr by unanimous decision , for me that was one of the best displays of Saunders career to date , if not the best. But he will have to be on the ball against Lemieux who hasnt lost since October 2015 when he was beaten by Gennady Golovkin (no shame in that loss !). Two added factors which could count against Saunders is the fact that he's taking Lemieux on is his own backyard of Quebec and that this will be the first time that he's boxed outside of the UK , hopefully it wont matter but the crowd can play a big part if you let it get to you mentally so i'm hoping that Saunders stays focussed and remains switched on. Both boxers are attack minded , Saunders throws terrific combinations , has good movement and a tight defence whereas Lemieux has power in both fists and a devastating left hook , he'll be looking to open Saunders up so he can land that knock out punch. This could really go either way , if Saunders possesses more punching power then i would side with him to retain the title but as it is i think Lemieux could walk away the new champion , he's on home turf , has the crowd behind him and this will be all new for Saunders and Lemieux can end the fight early if he connects cleanly. I wouldnt write Saunders off as he's a class boxer and its a close call for me but i think things look in Lemieux's favour and he just edges it for me.
Selection - David Lemieux
Bet - Fight to go the distance


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 04:14 PM

Saturday 9th December - Vasyl Lomachenko v Guillermo Rigondeaux

This is a mouthwatering bout for most , if not all , true boxing fans , between two of the most gifted and talented boxers out there at the moment. Between them the pair have won 4 olympic gold medalsand are without doubt two of the best amateurs ever to grace the ring. Ukranian Lomachenko's amateur record reads 396-1 whilst Cuban Rigondeaux' is 475 - 12 , they're some records !! And since turning professional both have impressed and made an impact in their respective weight catagories. Rigondeaux (17-0 , 11 KOs) is the current WBA super bantamweight champion and is moving up 2 weight divisions to take this fight , whilst Lomachencko (9-1 , 7 KOs) will be defending his WBO junior lightweight world title. Both have made great starts to their pro careers , Rigondeaux beat Noriega by a 2nd round TKO on his debut and took the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight in his 7th bout , beating Ricardo Cordoba , he then won the WBA (regular) super bantamweight title in only his 9th fight , along the way he has also won and retained the WBO , The Ring and lineal super bantamweight titles plus the WBC silver international super bantamweight belt .. Lomachenko has made an equally impressive start to his pro career , knocking out Jose Ramirez in the 4th round of his debut fight , and in only his second pro fight attempted to win the WBO featherweight title and despite a valiant effort lost by a split decision to Orlando Salido. He made no mistakes in his 3rd fight however when beating Gary Russell by a majority decision to take home the WBO featherweight title , he also won the WBO junior lightweight belt in his 7th fight , so as you can see both are very good boxers. I really rate both of them if im being honest , however i would have to side with Lomachenko on this occasion mainly because of the fact that Rigondeaux has had to go up in weight and that for me could well be the telling factor in this bout. Both have great hand speed , timing and accuracy with the Cuban known as an excellent counter puncher and being very hard to hit , whilst Lomachecko has superb footwork and good solid power to his shots. This is all set to be a visual feast for boxing officianados and no true boxing fan will want to miss this one , given their talent and backgrounds either could win but for the reasons given i'm going to side with Lomachencko this time.
Selection - Vasyl Lomachencko
Bet - Vasyl Lomachecko by stoppage


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 04:25 PM

Saturday 20th January 2018 - Errol Spence v Lamont Peterson

This looks like a decent fight to start the new year with , unbeaten Errol Spence (22-0 , 19 KOs) defends his IBF welterweight title against Lamont Peterson (35-3-1 , 17 KOs) and like i said should be a good fight to watch. Spence won the belt in May of this year , stopping Kell Brook in the 11th round. For me Spence is one the best welterweights out there today. He has tremendous power in either hand , and he picks his shots well , he works the body mercilessly and just wears his opponents down. He's not just a puncher though , he's a busy fighter with a good boxing brain and has a solid defence from what i've seen so far. Peterson hasnt lost since 2015 when he was beaten by the decent Danny Garcia , and though on paper this may look one sided it isnt as Peterson is a more than capable fighter , he throws some very good combinations and has excellent footwork and very fast hands and he has decent punching power of his own and can certainly take a punch. As i say should be a good fight to watch but i can only see one outcome here and thats Errol Spence maintaining his unbeaten record and his belt.
Selection - Errol Spence
Bet - Errol Spence by KO,TKO


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 04:28 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev / Bet
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto / Bet
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet

Selections - 9 , Won - 8
Winning Bets - 4


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 24-11-2017 06:37 PM

hey Dibs, been looking for Kovlavev fight tomorrow can't seem to find anywhere on bookie sites, any ideas mate ? tried Will Hill and Skybet


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 06:58 PM

Prices for the Kovalev fight are on oddschecker mate , sky sports have prices


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 24-11-2017 07:43 PM

thanks sorted Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 24-11-2017 07:44 PM

No probs bud , hope the bets a winner Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 26-11-2017 06:40 AM

(24-11-2017 12:28 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 25th November - Sergey Kovalev v Vyacheslav Sharbranskyy

Former world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1 , 26 KOs) is up against the big punching Vyacheslav Sharbranskyy (19-1 , 16 KOs) for the WBO and IBA light heavyweight titles. Both can pack a helluva punch so i'm expecting , well hoping anyway , where plenty of heavy shots are thrown and traded. Sharbranskyys only loss came against the very decent Cuban Sullivan Barrera (whose sole defeat has come against the unbeaten Andre Ward) who knocked him out in the 7th round , whilst Kovalev's brace of defeats came against Andre Ward on both occasions , both of these fights /decisions were somewhat contraversial , especially the first one where alot of people thought Kovalev should of walked away the winner. This is a difficult bout to weigh up if im honest , i can see Sharbranskyy trying to pressure Kovalev and swamping him with body shots but Kovalev is an old hand and as shrewd as they come , he's been there , seen it and done it and he'll be waiting for the openings to appear before unleashing shots of his own. I think , at the end of the day , Kovalevs experience will see him through this and i think he's by far the better boxer out of the two but Sharbranskyy does possess power and if he manages to catch Kovalev clean then it could well be all over , although the same could be said of Kovalev who has some serious punching power of his ownand if Sharbranskyy gets abit sloppy or frustrated with how the fights going then it could well finish with him being counted out. As i say this one should be a good fight but i think Kovalev will come out on top.
Selection - Sergey Kovalev Thumbs
Bet - Sergey Kovalev by stoppage Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 26-11-2017 06:42 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto / Bet
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet

Selections - 10 , Won - 9
Winning Bets - 5


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 26-11-2017 12:31 PM

nice one Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 26-11-2017 01:06 PM

Cheers mate Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 30-11-2017 07:17 AM

Some good fights coming up in the early part of 2018 , will post write ups end of December , beginning of January 18


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 02-12-2017 07:14 AM

9th December - James De Gale v Caleb Truax

James DeGale (23-1-1 , 14 Kos) defends his IBF super middleweight strap against American Caleb Truax (25-2-2 , 15 KOs) on a very decent looking card. DeGale hasnt been seen in a ring since his draw with Badou Jack back in January of this year , he's been recovering from a shoulder injury and started training in earnest in September , so hopefully will have blown the cobwebs away and be in tip top shape for this , his opponent however has seen even less of the ring having not fought competitively since being KOd by Daniel Jacobs back in April 2015. Truax is a decent fighter but i think DeGale can make a successful defence here , plus the fact he's on home soil will also help his cause , for me DeGale is one of Britains better boxers and doesnt perhaps get the credit he deserves sometimes , i mean the only loss on his record came against George Groves and he's been in the ring with some decent names , i certainly wouldnt mind that cv. I do worry about the length of time he's been out of the ring but i think thats probably counter acted by the fact that his opponent has been out for an even longer period. I think this one could go all the way with DeGale snatching it on points although he could KO Truax late on , but given his last few fights ended up in decisions i would probably go that route to be honest.
Selection - James DeGale
Bet - James DeGale by decision


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 02-12-2017 07:39 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto / Bet
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko / Bet
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet

Selections - 10 , Won - 9
Winning Bets - 5


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 02-12-2017 12:57 PM

good write up Dibble, hoping we can bring some bacon home again mate


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 02-12-2017 04:56 PM

Fingers crossed mate

Should of done a write up about the big MMA fight tonight between overeem and ngannou , should be explosive believe me ... but i forgot , duh !


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 03-12-2017 06:21 AM

(24-11-2017 12:39 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 2nd December - Miguel Cotto v Sadam Ali

Well this is going to be the final fight of Miguel Cotto's (41-5 , 33 Kos) illustrious career , he's the current WBO light middleweight champion and is the best boxer to come out of Puerto Rico , official ! In his career he has won 6 world titles and has won world titles in 4 different weight categories and he's up against the current WBA international welterweight champion Sadam Ali (24-1 , 14 KOs) and whilst Ali is a decent enough boxer i really do think he's out of his depth here. Cotto , despite not being the force of old , will just be too strong and powerful for him in my opinion and i can only see one outcome and that Cotto ending his career on a winning note.
Selection - Miguel Cotto Icon_frown
Bet - Miguel Cotto by stoppage Icon_frown



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 03-12-2017 06:22 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko / Bet
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet

Selections - 11 , Won - 9
Winning Bets - 5


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 03-12-2017 06:22 AM

Cant believe that , Ali deserved the win imo but Cotto was a huge disappointment


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 03-12-2017 01:21 PM

I've had to go into hiding after that Dibs lol !


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 03-12-2017 01:36 PM

Think i'll join yer lol Cotto tore a bicep in the 7th apparently but still he was gassed out and just underperformed


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 09-12-2017 11:48 PM

I'll be very surprised if DeGale gets this , from what ive seen he shouldnt be in the ring yet


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 10-12-2017 12:03 AM

(02-12-2017 07:14 AM)Dibble Wrote:  9th December - James De Gale v Caleb Truax

James DeGale (23-1-1 , 14 Kos) defends his IBF super middleweight strap against American Caleb Truax (25-2-2 , 15 KOs) on a very decent looking card. DeGale hasnt been seen in a ring since his draw with Badou Jack back in January of this year , he's been recovering from a shoulder injury and started training in earnest in September , so hopefully will have blown the cobwebs away and be in tip top shape for this , his opponent however has seen even less of the ring having not fought competitively since being KOd by Daniel Jacobs back in April 2015. Truax is a decent fighter but i think DeGale can make a successful defence here , plus the fact he's on home soil will also help his cause , for me DeGale is one of Britains better boxers and doesnt perhaps get the credit he deserves sometimes , i mean the only loss on his record came against George Groves and he's been in the ring with some decent names , i certainly wouldnt mind that cv. I do worry about the length of time he's been out of the ring but i think thats probably counter acted by the fact that his opponent has been out for an even longer period. I think this one could go all the way with DeGale snatching it on points although he could KO Truax late on , but given his last few fights ended up in decisions i would probably go that route to be honest.
Selection - James DeGale Icon_frown
Bet - James DeGale by decision Icon_frown



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 10-12-2017 12:07 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko / Bet
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet

Selections - 12 , Won - 9
Winning Bets - 5


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 10-12-2017 05:13 AM

Have to re iterate what i said earlier , bitterly disappointed with DeGales performance , outboxed and deserved the loss , how one judge scored it a draw is beyond me ... just didnt look up for the challenge at all

Lomachencko and Rigondeaux now .... been looking forward to this one since it was announced , cant wait , hope it lives up to expectations Boxer


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 10-12-2017 05:42 AM

(24-11-2017 04:14 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 9th December - Vasyl Lomachenko v Guillermo Rigondeaux

This is a mouthwatering bout for most , if not all , true boxing fans , between two of the most gifted and talented boxers out there at the moment. Between them the pair have won 4 olympic gold medalsand are without doubt two of the best amateurs ever to grace the ring. Ukranian Lomachenko's amateur record reads 396-1 whilst Cuban Rigondeaux' is 475 - 12 , they're some records !! And since turning professional both have impressed and made an impact in their respective weight catagories. Rigondeaux (17-0 , 11 KOs) is the current WBA super bantamweight champion and is moving up 2 weight divisions to take this fight , whilst Lomachencko (9-1 , 7 KOs) will be defending his WBO junior lightweight world title. Both have made great starts to their pro careers , Rigondeaux beat Noriega by a 2nd round TKO on his debut and took the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight in his 7th bout , beating Ricardo Cordoba , he then won the WBA (regular) super bantamweight title in only his 9th fight , along the way he has also won and retained the WBO , The Ring and lineal super bantamweight titles plus the WBC silver international super bantamweight belt .. Lomachenko has made an equally impressive start to his pro career , knocking out Jose Ramirez in the 4th round of his debut fight , and in only his second pro fight attempted to win the WBO featherweight title and despite a valiant effort lost by a split decision to Orlando Salido. He made no mistakes in his 3rd fight however when beating Gary Russell by a majority decision to take home the WBO featherweight title , he also won the WBO junior lightweight belt in his 7th fight , so as you can see both are very good boxers. I really rate both of them if im being honest , however i would have to side with Lomachenko on this occasion mainly because of the fact that Rigondeaux has had to go up in weight and that for me could well be the telling factor in this bout. Both have great hand speed , timing and accuracy with the Cuban known as an excellent counter puncher and being very hard to hit , whilst Lomachecko has superb footwork and good solid power to his shots. This is all set to be a visual feast for boxing officianados and no true boxing fan will want to miss this one , given their talent and backgrounds either could win but for the reasons given i'm going to side with Lomachencko this time.
Selection - Vasyl Lomachencko Thumbs
Bet - Vasyl Lomachecko by stoppage Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 10-12-2017 05:44 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet

Selections - 13 , Won - 10
Winning Bets - 6


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 10-12-2017 10:31 AM

burning the midnight oil Dibs ! win ratio going well mate, missed last nights but well done


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 12-12-2017 12:12 PM

Saturday 17th February - George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr

This is one fight i'm itching to watch , a real 'Battle Of Britain' , what a bout to look forward to so early on in the New Year ! George Groves (27-3 , 20 KOs) is one of my favourite fighters , he hasnt lost since 2015 and you're always guaranteed a ding dong battle when he's involved in a fight. Chris Eubank Jr (26-1 , 20 KOs) is also on a winning streal of his own , he hasnt lost since 2014 when Billy Joe Saunders beat him and he too is an exciting fighter to watch in the ring. Groves is a born brawler and almost every combination / punch he throws is thrown with menacing intent but sometimes , if the job isnt finished early , he can start to become tired / weary towards the later rounds and that could be dangerous against an opponent like Eubank Jr who seems to have stamina in abundance and has a tremendous workrate , which could prove hugely problematic for Groves should this go into the later rounds. Groves for me is the better boxer of the two , he has good foot movement and can hit hard but his tendency to mix it up rather than box does concern me at times , Eubank Jr has very quick hands and though i never really had him down as a heavy hitter i have noticed that in his last 2 or 3 fights he seems to be punching harder than ever before. Groves has been there , seen it and done it whilst Eubank Jr hasnt but i think its a huge plus that he has his dad in his corner who was one of the best British Super Middleweights this countrys seen. I really cant see this fight going the distance if i'm honest , and being even more honest i'm finding it very difficult to decide whose going to come out on top as both possess the tools to end the fight. I would love to see Groves take this but theres something nagging at me thats telling me that we havent seen the best of Eubank Jr yet and that he's going to walk away the victor.
Selection - Chris Eubank Jr
Bet - Fight doesnt go the distance



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 12-12-2017 03:29 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 13 , Won - 10
Winning Bets - 6


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 11:08 AM

Wednesday 13th December - Jeff Horn v Gary Corcoran

Jeff Horn (17-0-1 , 11 KOs) defends his WBO welterweight title against Brit challenger Gary Corcoran (17-1 , 7 KOs) in his hometown of Brisbane. Horn won the belt back in July when beating legend Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision altho i personally thought he lost that fight (it was a close call) but the judges decided otherwise and this will be the first defence of that title and i think it'll be a winning one as whilst Corcoran is a decent enough boxer i think Horn will prove to strong for him and an added factor is that Corcoran will be fighting outside of the UK for the first time and it'll be in Horns own backyard , plus he's never faced anyone like Horn who for me is on another tier compared to Corcorans previous opponents and i just think that he'll come up short when it counts.
Selection - Jeff Horn
Bet - Jeff Horn by stoppage


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 11:10 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 13 , Won - 10
Winning Bets - 6


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 11:15 AM

Saturday 27th January - Oleksandr Usyk v Mairis Briedis

Oleksandr Usyk (13-0 , 11 KOs) was a decent enough amateur but has made an exemplary start to his professional career and along with gaining a junior heavyweight title he was also ranked by The Ring magazine as the best in his division in May 2017 , Mairis Briedis has also made an unbeaten start to his pro career (23-0 , 18 KOs) and on paper this looks to be a very exciting and watchable match up. Usyk has one helluva punch and he's renowned for his heavy body shots but his overall movement for a cruiserweight/heavyweight is excellent , fast , crisp and clean. Briedis , too , has plenty of power and he has a good boxing brain to boot , which cant be ignored. Either of these pair could end the fight with one punch if im being totally honest but i'm going to side with Usyk in this one (just).
Selection - Oleksandr Usyk
Bet - Oleksandr Usyk by KO / TKO


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 11:29 AM

Friday 15th December - Alexander Povetkin v Christian Hammer

This looks to be yet another decent match up , Russian Povetkin (32 - 1 , 23 KOs) takes on the German based Rumanian Hammer (22-4 , 12 KOs) with the winner looking likely to challenge one of the divisions big names Joshua , Wilder or Parker for a world title shot. Hammer has looked impressive in his last few fights and looks to have improved greatly since his loss to Tyson Fury but he will have had to improve as Povetkin is no slouch and his only career loss has come against Wladimir Klitschko , he was an olympic gold medallist and for me is the better boxer of the pair ,
despite the fact he's not primarily known as a heavy hitter perhaps he should be as he possesses decent power in his shots and has a 70% KO ratio and that could be hugely problematic for Hammer who has shown in the past that he's susceptible to a good punch. Personally i think Povetkin is going to come out on top and walk away the winner , probably by a stoppage in the middle to later rounds.

Selection - Alexander Povetkin
Bet - Povetkin by stoppage


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 11:40 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn / Bet
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 13 , Won - 10
Winning Bets - 6


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 10:13 PM

(13-12-2017 11:08 AM)Dibble Wrote:  Wednesday 13th December - Jeff Horn v Gary Corcoran

Jeff Horn (17-0-1 , 11 KOs) defends his WBO welterweight title against Brit challenger Gary Corcoran (17-1 , 7 KOs) in his hometown of Brisbane. Horn won the belt back in July when beating legend Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision altho i personally thought he lost that fight (it was a close call) but the judges decided otherwise and this will be the first defence of that title and i think it'll be a winning one as whilst Corcoran is a decent enough boxer i think Horn will prove to strong for him and an added factor is that Corcoran will be fighting outside of the UK for the first time and it'll be in Horns own backyard , plus he's never faced anyone like Horn who for me is on another tier compared to Corcorans previous opponents and i just think that he'll come up short when it counts.
Selection - Jeff Horn Thumbs
Bet - Jeff Horn by stoppage Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 13-12-2017 10:13 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin / Bet
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 14 , Won - 11
Winning Bets - 7


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 14-12-2017 10:51 PM

back on track y'day mate, well done


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 15-12-2017 12:16 AM

Cheers mate , hopefully Friday and Saturdays can come in as well


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 16-12-2017 04:11 AM

(13-12-2017 11:29 AM)Dibble Wrote:  Friday 15th December - Alexander Povetkin v Christian Hammer

This looks to be yet another decent match up , Russian Povetkin (32 - 1 , 23 KOs) takes on the German based Rumanian Hammer (22-4 , 12 KOs) with the winner looking likely to challenge one of the divisions big names Joshua , Wilder or Parker for a world title shot. Hammer has looked impressive in his last few fights and looks to have improved greatly since his loss to Tyson Fury but he will have had to improve as Povetkin is no slouch and his only career loss has come against Wladimir Klitschko , he was an olympic gold medallist and for me is the better boxer of the pair ,
despite the fact he's not primarily known as a heavy hitter perhaps he should be as he possesses decent power in his shots and has a 70% KO ratio and that could be hugely problematic for Hammer who has shown in the past that he's susceptible to a good punch. Personally i think Povetkin is going to come out on top and walk away the winner , probably by a stoppage in the middle to later rounds.

Selection - Alexander Povetkin Thumbs
Bet - Povetkin by stoppage Icon_frown



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 16-12-2017 04:11 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux / Bet
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 15 , Won - 12
Winning Bets - 7


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 16-12-2017 09:34 PM

fingers crossed for a double up tonight Dibble mate


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 17-12-2017 12:38 AM

Everything crossed mate Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 17-12-2017 05:48 AM

I cannot believe how bad Lemieux is !!! He is being schooled by BJS , totally so far and its doesnt look as though he's trained at all WTF


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 17-12-2017 06:17 AM

(24-11-2017 03:50 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 16th December - Billy Joe Saunders v David Lemieux

The unbeaten BJ Saunders (25-0 , 12 KOs) is putting his WBO middleweight belt on the line against the hard hitting Canadian David Lemieux (38-3 , 33 KOs) in what should be a cracking fight if they both arrive fit and well. Saunders will be coming into this feeling good after retaining his title in September when claiming the scalp of the decent Willie Monroe Jnr by unanimous decision , for me that was one of the best displays of Saunders career to date , if not the best. But he will have to be on the ball against Lemieux who hasnt lost since October 2015 when he was beaten by Gennady Golovkin (no shame in that loss !). Two added factors which could count against Saunders is the fact that he's taking Lemieux on is his own backyard of Quebec and that this will be the first time that he's boxed outside of the UK , hopefully it wont matter but the crowd can play a big part if you let it get to you mentally so i'm hoping that Saunders stays focussed and remains switched on. Both boxers are attack minded , Saunders throws terrific combinations , has good movement and a tight defence whereas Lemieux has power in both fists and a devastating left hook , he'll be looking to open Saunders up so he can land that knock out punch. This could really go either way , if Saunders possesses more punching power then i would side with him to retain the title but as it is i think Lemieux could walk away the new champion , he's on home turf , has the crowd behind him and this will be all new for Saunders and Lemieux can end the fight early if he connects cleanly. I wouldnt write Saunders off as he's a class boxer and its a close call for me but i think things look in Lemieux's favour and he just edges it for me.
Selection - David Lemieux Icon_frown
Bet - Fight to go the distance Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 17-12-2017 06:18 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux Icon_frown / Bet Thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 16 , Won - 12
Winning Bets - 8


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 17-12-2017 10:01 AM

ah bugger, i'm back in hiding again Dibs lol. excellent write up btw


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 17-12-2017 10:37 AM

Tongue think i might join yer after that mate

Did say i found it hard to call , BJS much better boxer but i honestly thought Lemieux would come out and throw some big shots especially to the body but nothing , it looked as though he hadnt trained for the fight to me , disappointing

Hedged the bet with the to go the distance just in case and it came off lol Icon_biggrin


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 18-12-2017 07:41 PM

Saturday 3rd February - Murat Gassiev v Yunier Dorticos

Yunier Dorticos (22-0 , 21 KOs) defends his WBA (regular) cruiserweight title against Murat Gassiev (25-0 , 18 KOs) who is putting his IBF cruiserweight belt on the line , and as if thats not enough , its also the semi final of the world boxing super series so there's alot at stake here plus of course theres the fact that someones unbeaten record has to go as well , and i can honestly say that this should be an explosive encounter as imo these two are amongst the biggest punchers in the cruiserweight division , if not the two biggest at the moment and i really can't see this one going the distance if i'm being honest. Dorticos is nicknamed the KO Doctor and for obvious reasons , he's despatched 21 of his 22 opponents thus far , i was impressed with him last time when he KO'd the Russian Hammer , a fighter that was supposed to give him a true test , but only managed to get to the 2nd round , for sheer punching power Dorticos is very probably the hardest hitter there is in the division , but Gassiev wouldnt be far off him for punching power and has a tremendous knock out ratio of his own so obviously the chances of a knock out / stoppage in this one is plain for all to see imho. For me Gassiev is the best boxer of the two , technically and tactically , both like to come forward , with Gassiev being what i'd consider a pressure fighter with very accurate powerful punches , this is a very hard fight to call as either could end this if they catch their opponent cleanly but i'm slightly favouring Gassiev as , like i said earlier , i think he's the better boxer , for me he's been in against slightly better opposition and he's fighting on his home turf in Russia which for me would be a big plus , though as i say it is a close call and its only a tentative vote as i have to choose one , but if Dorticos catches him properly then i think its fight over.
Selection - Murat Gassiev
Bet - Fight not to go the distance


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 18-12-2017 07:42 PM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux Icon_frown / Bet Thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet

Selections - 16 , Won - 12
Winning Bets - 8


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 18-12-2017 11:45 PM

Saturday 5th May - David Haye v Tony Bellew

Well i did do a write up about this one already but then Haye got injured again and i'm seriously beginning to doubt my original selection and bet if i'm being totally honest. As i said in my original write up if Haye comes into this totally match fit and 100% then i can see him gaining his revenge over Bellew , but after his latest injury that has now gotta be a HUGE if , surely ?! As i wrote before Bellew will be trying to take this into the later stages where his chances will be greatly enhanced , but he does have to avoid Hayes 'Hayemakers' as theres no doubt the fella can pack a helluva punch and i can see Haye really trying to end this early doors but Bellew is adept at boxing and throwing punches from distance and i can see him successfully keeping out of range and dragging Haye into the later rounds where i think Haye will probably tire , so i'm changing my mind and now going for Bellew to win , probably by decision as i really cant see him knocking Haye out although given Hayes proneness to injury a TK0 could well be on the cards again.
Selection - Tony Bellew
Bet - Tony Bellew by decision/on points


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 18-12-2017 11:47 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. The thai is 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 his opponent up so he can throw that knockout blow when an opening occurs , Estrada is an aggressive fighter as well and he too likes to work the body and 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 of the two , 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 decked twice by fighters who arent really renowned as punchers so there has to be a doubt about his chin , especially against a proper banger like Rungvisai.
Selection - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Bet - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai by KO / TKO


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 19-12-2017 12:03 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux Icon_frown / Bet Thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev / Bet
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Hayes . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 16 , Won - 12
Winning Bets - 8


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - 20-12-2017 09:42 PM

canny write up as ever Dibs Thumbs


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 23-12-2017 04:04 PM

Cheers bud Thumbs

Fingers crossed they're all winners Icon_smile


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 30-12-2017 05:03 AM

Saturday 10th February - Mikey Garcia v Sergey Lipnets

Mikey Garcia (37-0 , 30 KOs) meets Sergey Lipnets (13-0 , 10 KOs) for the IBF world super light weight title and on paper this looks as though it could be a good fight. Garcia is an intelligent boxer who utilises his brain as well as his heavy hands to get the job done and i can see him outboxing Lipnets here , who despite being a decent enough boxer and coming into this as defending champion really has to up his game as for me Garcia is in another league. As i say Lipnets is a decent enough boxer and its obvious from his record alone that he packs a powerful punch but he's a bullying fighter who tends to force the issue in the ring and i cant see that working against someone of Garcia's quality. Lipnets has never fought someone of Garcia's calibre and if i'm being hoonest i dont think he has enough , after 13 fights , to step up to the plate , and Garcia is certainly going to test his metal and his chin like its never been tested so far in his career. Like i say i think Lipnets is a decent enough 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 and the belt.
Selection - Mikey Garcia
Bet - Fight not to go the distance


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - 30-12-2017 05:04 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux Icon_frown / Bet Thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence / Bet
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev / Bet
10/2 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Hayes . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 16 , Won - 12
Winning Bets - 8


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - wheatley - Yesterday 01:31 PM

another winner Dibble Thumbs cheers


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - Today 12:33 AM

(24-11-2017 04:25 PM)Dibble Wrote:  Saturday 20th January 2018 - Errol Spence v Lamont Peterson

This looks like a decent fight to start the new year with , unbeaten Errol Spence (22-0 , 19 KOs) defends his IBF welterweight title against Lamont Peterson (35-3-1 , 17 KOs) and like i said should be a good fight to watch. Spence won the belt in May of this year , stopping Kell Brook in the 11th round. For me Spence is one the best welterweights out there today. He has tremendous power in either hand , and he picks his shots well , he works the body mercilessly and just wears his opponents down. He's not just a puncher though , he's a busy fighter with a good boxing brain and has a solid defence from what i've seen so far. Peterson hasnt lost since 2015 when he was beaten by the decent Danny Garcia , and though on paper this may look one sided it isnt as Peterson is a more than capable fighter , he throws some very good combinations and has excellent footwork and very fast hands and he has decent punching power of his own and can certainly take a punch. As i say should be a good fight to watch but i can only see one outcome here and thats Errol Spence maintaining his unbeaten record and his belt.
Selection - Errol Spence Thumbs
Bet - Errol Spence by KO,TKO Thumbs



RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - Today 12:36 AM

To Date

22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Parker v Fury . Selection - Parker Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
23/9 - Dorticus v Kudryashov . Selection - Dorticus Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
23/9 - Linares v Campbell . Selection - Linares Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
30/9 - Briedis v Perez. Selection - Briedis Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Eubank Jnr v Yildirim. Selection - Eubank Jnr Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
7/10 - Crolla v Burns . Selection - Crolla Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
4/11 - Bisping v St Pierre . Selection - Bisping Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
25/11 - Kovlalev v Sharbranskyy . Selection - Kovalev Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
2/12 - Cotto v Ali . Selection - Cotto Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
9/12 - Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. Selection - Lomachenko Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
9/12 - DeGale v Truax . Selection - DeGale Icon_frown / Bet Icon_frown
13/12 - Horn v Corcoran . Selection - Horn Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
15/12 - Povetkin v Hammer . Selection - Povetkin Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown
16/12 - Saunders v Lemieux . Selection - Lemieux Icon_frown / Bet Thumbs
20/1 - Spence v Peterson . Selection - Spence Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
27/1 - Usyk v Briedis . Selection - Usyk / Bet
3/2 - Gassiev v Dorticos . Selection - Gassiev / Bet
10/2 - Garcia v Lipnets . Selection - Garcia / Bet
24/2 - Rungvisai v Estrada . Selection - Rungvisai / Bet
17/2 - Groves v Eubank Jr . Selection - Eubank Jr / Bet
5/5 - Bellew v Hayes . Selection - Bellew / Bet

Selections - 17 , Won - 13
Winning Bets - 9


RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread - Dibble - Today 12:36 AM

Cheers Wheatley Thumbs

A few more to come soon i been a bit lax lately got a lot on my plate