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Povetkin v Taurus Sykes?

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by MC Paul Barman, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Damn,
    I was hoping that after Chambers Povetkin would fight a higher caliber opponent.
    Taurus Sykes last win was 12/01/2006 over Patrick Smith (mma'er).

    So, it will be awhile before we see him in a meaningful fight.
     
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    Isnt he a mandatory for Wlad though? I can understand taking this kind of fight when hes at this level. Hes already competed at a high level as a pro, he has tons of amatuer experience, and hes 28 years old. Why would he want to risk his spot?
    At the same time, going into a fight with Wlad you would expect him to want a tougher tune up, somebody who is gonna make him fight as well as he can.
    Either way as long as he wins Im not too worried about it, I just want to see him fight The Man.
     
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    I hope that the reason for this step down was that the chambers fight showed him that he has flaws and he has subsequently worked on new techniques/strategies that he would like to implement in a fight against a not so risky opponent.

    So I guess what i'm trying to say is that if i see something new from him this fight then it's all good, if it's the same old povetkin, that means that he just doesn't feel ready now or anytime soon.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    MeBig,
    how'd you get the yellow dubs??
     
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    I wish he would face a tall guy like Lance Whitiker but Sykes is game and will go a few rounds. This is simply a stay busy fight for Povetkin.
     
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    I started a thread in P&M asking if I could host pornographic pictures on photobucket, without exposing my account to deletion. I had a bunch of pics and videos of a girl that i broke up with prior to that that I had men tioned to friends, who subsequently requested that I show them. Since the relationship was over, I was all about it. Since I had a few drinks that night, the thread degenerated into agreements to send the pron to some thread contributors, and i got the dubs. I can't say for sure that that's what they're from but the thread was deleted shortly thereafter and I can't think of anything else.

    BTW anybody know how long I gotta sport these things? I've been having great thread ideas that can't happen because of this.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    30 days. Then dubs will be lifted.
     
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    I feel as though it's been months.... what gives?
     
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    I wonder if Sykes will talk to the crowd after getting KO'ed again?

    "After the fight Sykes rolled out of the ring and began walking through the crowd aimlessly. Eventually a corner man led him back toward the ring. He was never evaluated by a ringside doctor or a member of the Floridan commission, after the last knockdown."
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I know. I lost mine back in feb or march.
    Can't even look at your own profile with them.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I know. I lost mine back in feb or march.
    Can't even look at your own profile with them.
     

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