Usyk vs Tyrone Spong Dazn confirmed Oct 12th

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  1. Jonny Ninja

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    Joke of a fight tbh. Spong will look like a novice against usyk. And this isn’t the sort of fight he needs if he is about to step in with Joshua or Ruiz very soon. I’m guessing that spong was one of the only guys willing to fight him. If so, fair play to him and fckin shame on the HWs who are too scared to risk their records
     
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  2. MMALOPEZ

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  3. DeJulez

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    Hes not one of the top ranked boxers.
    Boxrec has him at #69.
    His last opponent is ranked #447 in the HW division.
     
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  4. XThe GreatestX

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    Lol. Top ranked by who? He has beaten no one
     
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  6. XThe GreatestX

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    Well that’s a joke my goodness
     
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  7. Pepy

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    this is something like Bigfoot fighting Verhoeven in kickboxing
     
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    Big fan of both guys. I’m excited for this fight.
    I haven’t really seen Spong box yet. But I enjoyed him as s kickboxer.

    Plibt
     
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    Its very high but a top 20 Rating is often combined with the regional titles which Spong has. It bring's you into top opponent reach and is a huge selling point for promotors to pay the fee.

    In general as fast as you rise you fall after losses
     
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    Do not care vs who Usyk fight just want to see him fight every year 3 times when he and we are still young and can do good training
     
  11. cocksure

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    Martin lol
     
  12. treelo

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    You laugh, but he's better than fucking Spong
     
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  13. cocksure

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    But Martin's a busted flush, we know he's shite. Spong is decorated in combat sports, unbeaten in boxing, KOing fools for fun, low level but still.
    I hope he's getting a nice cheque because he's fucked.. but I expect him to go down swinging.
     
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  14. rottenapple

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    Spong broke his hand in the first round vs perea though so his performance was perhaps not as it should
     
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  15. DeJulez

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    Yea for nefarious reasons.
    @Seano knows whats up
    I can tell you don't follow boxing that much but those same rankings have Kownacki at 8. Usyk at 1 and Fury at 2.
    Those rankings arent the same as the ranking systems were talking about.
    Those are the rankings for the shot at that particular sanctioning bodies title.
    In actual ranking the best boxers at that weight, Sponge is not even close to the top 50.
     
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    I bet you were a fan of the Tyson-McNeeley fight
     
  17. cocksure

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    Preferred Calzaghe/Pudwill.
     
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    Yeah, I remember reading that the fight was very close.
    As I said, though, I don't expect Spong to offer Usyk a competitive fight by any means but there are worse heavyweights that the promoters could have chosen.
     
  19. listrahtes

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    Do you have a link to the Perea fight? Cant find it.
    In the end I admire Spongs dedidaction. To tingle from small time event to annother across south america cant be much fun if you have fought for K1 and GG. And he is doingt that for years now.

    Honestly I dont get his change to boxing at all. It was imo ill advised and double ill advised to eat / roid himself up to HW. He is at max a CW even more a LHW in boxing with his frame.

    He was so good in KB close to the absolute elite for a time.
     
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  20. Pakman

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    Considering how good he is, I wouldn’t want to fight him either.
     

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