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Heavyweight Boxing

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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    Just to add. Fury was still fighting in rd 12. Definitely fit!!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 38,051 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    I'd love to be his athletics coach. He'd probably sack me pretty quickly but if he didn't he'd have no problem staying off the ropes all night. Running up hills builds muscle and gives you more spring and you'll lose weight. Skipping along, not to be confused with jumping over a skipping rope is another great exercise to keep you on the balls of your feet.

    Thats only a small part of what can be done to improve your legs and have you dancing on the balls of your feet. I'm 54, overweight and I can still sprint 100 metres competitively with 14 year olds. It puts them in their place and they keep their heads down and work harder because an old man can beat them.

    I coach everything but I specialise in long jump, sprints and javelin.

    I'll give you all a tip for Javelin in case you have kids. The foot you stand on when your throwing should have all the weight on the heel.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    14 year olds getting beaten by 54 year old overweight men. Time to change sport for them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    The internet isn’t for everyone



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    fit for a man that size. Within rounds he didn’t trust himself or his fitness to put it on Usyk. Was something half throttle about him all evening.
    he could improve fitness surely but in comparison to Usyk he’s not gonna have it. No new coaching imo would allow him to stand Usyk’s pace



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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    Yes. I think you’re spot on here. As I said earlier, Usyk test your fitness with his own fitness. As fit as Fury is, I reckon Usyk will break it and deplete it. And D number 1 trait all boxers need (to allow them perform to their best) is good solid cardio.

    Other thing with fitness is your general stamina/fitness as a boxer and your boxer related-fighting fitness.

    James Toney prime example: one of fittest most conditioned boxer/fighters, but general fitness probably nothing special. Fury more like Toney in this regard I reckon.

    Sparring is where you really develop your boxing-fighting fitness. I wonder how much solid-effective sparring Fury gets in

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    I think this is going to be a waste of time

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    there seemed to be much more of an emphasis on how he was dieting rather than training in the build up. I’d say his sparring was just ok. The eye injury wouldn’t have helped it at all either.
    it’s hard to fathom with all those trainers that they didn’t try to make much more of his jab. It was very poor all night. The uppercut lead was fairly effective but very crude



  • Registered Users Posts: 38,051 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    I honestly don't know how I'm able to do it. I'm very competitive but nowadays most of that is wanting the kids to win. I've been timed at 12.47 in the last year. On a world scale that's not very fast for my age but at a local level in not sure there's anybody around over 50 who could beat me. When I say local I mean in my local area.

    Part of training younger kids is stride pattern and improving leg speed. So I have to do this stuff all the time and that certainly helps. I train long jump in four stages and I have to show them what I want and I'm sure that helps as well. I have to say that it's getting hard to straighten the legs out while in the air.

    I do mountain walking as well and that's good for the balls of your feet and calves in particular.

    I'm not fast enough to win or even medal at national level, I don't think I'd make a final.

    Anyway enough about my completely off topic personal fitness.

    I started this by saying I'd love to be Tyson's fitness coach. 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    I feel so awkward. Anyone watch Usyk vs Fury?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭eeepaulo


    Anyone know the details about the injury that has left Usyk suspended by the UAE boxing commission?

    Boxrec had had the BBBoC suspended him the other day, they now have it listed as UAE suspended him.

    Could be a concussion? Or the jaw?



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    Fury suspended, too. It’s not for long. Just more an official box-ticking regulation/safety exercise. Likely relates to multiple “injuries” of a not so definitive nature.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    one week and two week suspension which is nothing out of the ordinary

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  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭Robert Nairac




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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    back to the real world

    fUry has officially activated the rematch clause. Will be late this year or early 2025



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    I get the impression that Usyk is sick of people asking him to say “I’m feel, I’m very feel”

    It was brilliant at the time,

    Leave it there



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    I really loved his “Tyson, don’t be scared. I won’t leave you alone.”

    Usyk spooked Fury before the fight, and during it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    totally! Fury tried every psychological trick he had and to no avail. The Usyk state when he was training and avoiding him was insane.
    during the fight Fury tagged him and he returned a lovely, hard two punch combo. Can see Fury just go “wow”



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    That 1-2 combo was rd 8. Stunner. He really did a number on Fury the more I think about it.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    yea I agree. Fury via sheer enormity has power with that ignorant uppercut but Usyk hit him with some gorgeous shots again and again.
    biggest credit to fury is that he recovered in 10th. 8-11 inclusive was awesome



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭squinn2912


    Bridgerweight my ass. Still, Okoilie vs wilder would be interesting. Battle of the skinny legged windmills



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,926 ✭✭✭selectamatic


    Rd7 deserves a mention. Probably a Fury rd but pretty close.

    Rd 6 Fury looked a Goliath about to grab complete control of the fight, he goes to his corner full of himself at he end of it. Then the start of rd7 he carried on, backed Usyk up with a number of solid shots. However midway through the rd Usyk gets right back in the pocket and trades. Arguably landing better more accurate shots not enough to win the round but enough to show he's not going anywhere, Fury goes to his corner much more subdued, the pr1ckin around has stopped.

    He lands out for rd8 to seize the middle of the ring and tee off ripping shots on Usyk's arms and body. He clearly wants to reassert he's the boss but by the end of the rd his face is battered and bloodied and it's Usyk who has reestablished himself as boss of the fight.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,287 ✭✭✭✭blade1


    Spot on imo

    When Usyk sat back in his corner, looked up to the sky's and prayed, I couldn't believe it.

    He summoned someone or something and it answered his call.

    The man is a phenomenon.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb


    Absolute shame that Beterbiev suffered that knee injury, but this Saturday still a tasty treat. What are folks picking for HW clashes?



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    I wasn’t sure where to put this, Dave Allen is in the podcast so it might class as heavyweight

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,287 ✭✭✭✭blade1




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    that happened weeks ago

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17 seblen


    I couldn't miss Usyk vs Fury. Great match. It seemed that Usyk could fight further. He didn't look exhausted to me. Honestly speaking, I cheered him and even bet on him here https://www.bettingpoint9.com But Fury is known for his endurance, so it was still a risk, and I think, nobody could really predict the result of this fight.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,231 ✭✭✭✭walshb




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