Sept.26 ESPN+ Top Rank Josh Taylor-Apinun Khongsong title fight

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  1. MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

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    Lewkowicz, Khongsong's co-promoter, bid $1.32 million to gain promotional rights to the bout, beating the only other bidder, new Taylor promoter Top Rank, which offered $1.26 million, at the auction at the IBF offices in Springfield, New Jersey.

    Lewkowicz told ESPN he will put the fight on within the 90-day window mandated by the IBF and that the fight likely would take place in the United Kingdom.

    Taylor is entitled to 65% of the winning bid ($858,000) and Khongsong gets the remaining 35% ($462,000). Lewkowicz must send a contract to Top Rank within 10 days.


    "I'm very happy to win this. I will send the contract to Top Rank shortly," Lewkowicz said. "The only one to ever beat me in a purse bid was [Japanese promoter Akihiko] Honda and he never produced the fight. I believe that Taylor is a great champion, but I will not be surprised when Khongsong wins, just like I wasn't surprised last week when [Jeiso]) Rosario won. Nobody believes me, but I represent the best fighters on earth."

    Lewkowicz also promotes Rosario, who authored a major upset last Saturday when he knocked out Julian "J Rock" Williams in the fifth round in Williams' hometown of Philadelphia to take his unified junior middleweight world title.

    https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/28555242/sampson-boxing-outbids-top-rank-josh-taylor-apinun-khongsong-title-fight

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  3. Yacob Bill Joe Sanders can kiss my wrinkly nutsack

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    Top Rank outbid again....damn
     
  4. Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    Not a good look for Top Rank and like @Yacob said this is the second time recently that they've been outbid by smaller players in the game.
    Nobody believes you because your fighter Khongsong is only a three star rated boxer on BoxRec currently ranked #94 in the division worldwide.
     
  5. Mr2urbo Brown Belt

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    I wonder if he made more than 850k in his last fight
     
  6. Yacob Bill Joe Sanders can kiss my wrinkly nutsack

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    Is it weird to you at all how close those bids were?


    Aren't they blind offers?


    Hmmm....
     
  7. Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    Yeah, the bids are blind submissions but there's usually a lower limit (minimum) to start the bids. I've seen bids so close that only a few hundred dollars was the difference between the winning and losing bids.
     
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  8. Yacob Bill Joe Sanders can kiss my wrinkly nutsack

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    Oh that makes sense then
     
  9. IswearIkeepmyhandsup Boxer

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    My uneducated guess would be probably around the same.
     
  10. KillerIsBack V2 Black Belt

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    Hope Arum gets a stroke or dies or something.
    the man is doing his best to maximize money at expense of fans complaining... No this is not an evil wish at all of me, he's 90, all 3 of his children are over 50(one died already). He lived a long successful life and probably bored of life by now.

    Let someone who still has the love and youth for the game take his place!
     
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    Longjoy defaulted on their payment. Anyone can put in a bid higher if they know they can’t actually put the money up
     
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    Damn they defaulted, straight outta the Don King playbook.
     
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    They hyping up the Taylor/Ramirez unification match big time. Any chance Thai guy gets the upset?
     
  17. Mr WorldWide Green Belt

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    Ok that was quick
     
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    Lol what the fuck was the point in that.
     
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    That was weird
     
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  20. Rob-G Green Belt

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    I didn’t even see the punch land until the replay. I missed it lol
     
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