latest rumors on WBSS: 140 and 118, Inoue possibly in

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    ramirez isn't joining sadly. They're trying to get Josh Taylor (or maybe Postol if he beats Taylor). Flanagan/Hooker is a pretty strong possibility. That'll be at least 2, maybe three titles + the WBCs' interim title.
     
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    also, Groves/Smith confirmed as the final
     
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    don't know what to make of this
     
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    Good news. Oubaali can box and needs more exposure. He is champion material, his main issue being that his resources are ridiculously scarce and he didn't get half the fights and the money he should have gotten so far.
     
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    yeah it's an absolutely stacked tournament. I'd give a shot to a lot of those guys to win and all of the dogs to score an upset
     
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    Looks great. After CW tourney, I'm not ruling anyone out, but Inoue should be the favorite to win. Wow, love this WSSB shit, forcing a lot of great action and getting fighters PAID
     
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    blasphemy!

    naoya is going to knock them out. all of them.
     
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    Pretty crazy tournament, to be honest. Skeptical about Donaire's ability to make 118 these days (he dwarfed Rigo at 122 5 years ago), but there are a lot of guys with a chance in there.
     
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    yeah I have some doubts too, but I think he can make it, he's not a super thick guy and he has some belly fat at FW. Let's not forget that Rigo was a guy that could have fought at 112. I doubt Donaire wins the tournament, but his power at 118 gave us a KO none of us will forget over Montiel, and beat two consistently quality guys in Sydorenko and Narvaez. If Donaire can reclaim some of those performances, he has a good shot here, and his power will always keep him in the fight.

    Still, Inoue, Tete and Burnett are the favorites for me if this is the final lineup.
     
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    So, seems likely we have:

    Relikh vs Troyanovsky
    Hooker vs Taylor (seems likely)
    Prograis vs Martin
    Baranchyk vs Yigit

    Assuming no pull outs, I'm going to have it go this way:

    Relikh
    Taylor
    Prograis
    Baranchyk (cheering for Yigit though)

    then Relikh/Baranchyk
    Taylor/Prograis

    Ends with Prograis vs Relikh

    Prograis should win the tourney
     
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    I'm going to guess that the BW tournament goes like htis (assuming that the names I heard are reliable):
    Round 1
    Burnett vs Inoue
    Tete vs Payano
    Rodriguez vs Donaire
    Oubaali vs Solis

    round 2:
    Inoue vs Oubaali
    Tete vs Rodriguez

    round 3:
    Inoue vs Rodriguez (I think Rodriguez is a bad matchup for Tete)
    with Inoue winning

    no word yet on the replacements
     

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