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

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19-09-2017, 08:45 PM (This post was last modified: 19-09-2017 09:32 PM by Dibble.)
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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)

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20-09-2017, 09:23 AM
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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 ....

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21-09-2017, 05:29 AM
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Thanks Dibble Thumbs
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21-09-2017, 08:01 AM
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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)

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21-09-2017, 09:15 PM
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thanks Dibs i like to watch boxng when its on especialy heavy weight fights
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21-09-2017, 09:53 PM
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Great read Dibs

Market here for Ramirez fight here (early sat morning)

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21-09-2017, 11:24 PM
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(21-09-2017 09:15 PM)tezza1948 Wrote:  thanks Dibs i like to watch boxng when its on especialy heavy weight fights
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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

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21-09-2017, 11:25 PM
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(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/bo....134535718


Thanks Mark , will check that out now Thumbs

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22-09-2017, 04:57 PM
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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)

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23-09-2017, 06:37 AM
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(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 !)

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23-09-2017, 08:51 AM
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(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 !

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23-09-2017, 09:00 AM (This post was last modified: 23-09-2017 09:00 AM by Dibble.)
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To Date
22/9 - Ramirez v Hart . Selection - Ramirez Thumbs / Bet Thumbs
22/9 - Valdez v Servania . Selection - Valdez Thumbs / Bet Icon_frown

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23-09-2017, 09:27 AM
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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

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23-09-2017, 11:05 AM (This post was last modified: 23-09-2017 11:56 AM by Dibble.)
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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)

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23-09-2017, 11:53 PM (This post was last modified: 24-09-2017 06:57 AM by Dibble.)
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(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

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23-09-2017, 11:53 PM (This post was last modified: 24-09-2017 06:56 AM by Dibble.)
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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

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24-09-2017, 06:27 PM
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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

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24-09-2017, 06:45 PM
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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

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

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25-09-2017, 06:07 AM
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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

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26-09-2017, 05:25 PM
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RE: Dibs Boxing / MMA Thread
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.
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24-11-2017, 12:03 PM
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(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

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24-11-2017, 12:04 PM
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(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

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24-11-2017, 12:04 PM
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(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.
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24-11-2017, 12:05 PM
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(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

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24-11-2017, 12:09 PM
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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

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24-11-2017, 12:10 PM
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(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

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24-11-2017, 12:11 PM
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(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

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24-11-2017, 12:12 PM
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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

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