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SBW fight. Hoping for some pain

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by manlyfan76, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't wait to watch money bill cop some damage tonight at the hands of Botha. A couple of broken ribs or a hand would be good.
     
  2. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Here here.
    I'll be watching!
     
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Roosters will be hoping he does'nt cop a season ending injury. Hope the old bloke knocks him out.
     
  4. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why would you pay money for a player who prior to season kick off intentionally stands in a ring to be punched in the head? Nuts.
     
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Me also, however I read that Botha has lost four of his last five fights so he is a has-been.
     
  6. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    Is the other guy a 50 year old?
     
  7. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he is nearly 50. Hopefully he can still throw down. Roosters will be nervous.
    Quade cooper on the undercard, he can get knocked out too.
     
  8. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    The under card is starting right now.
     
  9. Average bull

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    Steve Haag Gallo Images
    Veteran heavyweight boxer Francois Botha says he has spotted flaws in the style of Sonny Bill Williams ahead of their WBA International bout in Brisbane on Friday. Photo by Steve Haag
    Johannesburg – Veteran heavyweight boxer Francois Botha says he has spotted flaws in the style of Sonny Bill Williams ahead of their WBA International bout in Brisbane on Friday.

    “He's a very basic fighter and in terms of international experience he's still green,” Botha said after tipping the scales at 115.25kg on Thursday.

    “He's got no balance and doesn't have any punching combinations. He's straightforward, so there's a lot for him to learn.”

    Botha, however, remained somewhat wary of Williams, who is better known as an All Blacks rugby player, but is also the current holder of New Zealand's heavyweight title.

    “He's a big guy, he's strong and could land a lucky punch, so I will be careful,” the 44-year-old South African said.

    “If you keep him busy you'll expose his lack of boxing skills.”

    Since his arrival in Australia a week ago, Botha said he had eased up considerably on gym work in an effort to stay strong for the bout.

    “I've done all the donkey work back in South Africa, and it's just a matter of recharging the batteries. I've regained all my strength and I'm ready to kick ass.

    “It's been very humid here and the bright lights above the ring could make it even hotter, but I've fought all over the world and I'm sure I can adapt to the conditions.

    “It could be energy-sapping under the lights, but I'm feeling good to go.”

    Williams, the local bookmakers' favourite, was less talkative ahead of the fight, and he said he would prove his worth in the ring.

    “The showman's come out in him (Botha). He's been talking it up,” Williams said.

    “It's a privilege to fight him, but I won't be asking for his signature inside the ring.”

    Meanwhile Australian rugby flyhalf Quade Cooper will also be making his professional boxing debut by fighting Barry Dunnett in a cruiserweight bout.

    “It's getting a little bit tense, the atmosphere of this whole thing,” Cooper said.

    “I've learned a whole lot from this experience. I'm in great shape. Hopefully I'll finish up on top, but I'm not here to predict anything. I'll get in there and do my best.” – Sapa
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    PM me if you want a link.
     
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree. Being punched in the head might be OK but definitely not the Jatz Crackers !
     
  12. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    I see Renee Gartner is fighting on the undercard for a Garth wood fight in the coming weeks. She is a great sort lets hope she comes out in one piece
     
  13. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Garth keep your Wood away from Renee.
     
  14. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Cooper knocks the other bloke out in Round 1
     
  15. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    after 5 rounds it's no wonder that the ufc is becoming more & more popular. every time botha gets close to sbw, williams grabs hold until the ref breaks them up.
    i know that in boxing that can be a smart tactic, but after watching mma for a while now it bores the hell out of me.
    also if these two are the most worthy to be fighting for a title than boxing is in real trouble
     
  16. Napper

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    Who is winning?
     
  17. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    listening to the commentators is like listening to when mundine started boxing- all praise for sbw.
    in saying that sbw would be in front
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    botha shook him in round 9 but sbw held on
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    sbw is trying cuddle him all round
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    williams will win on points but spent the best part of the last round hugging botha to hold himself up.
    it was supposed to be a 12 round match but the ref called last round at the start of the 10th. that saved sbw. another round & he was gone
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    sbw is the new 'wba international heavyweight champion' what a joke the wba must be
     
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  18. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How do they change a 12 round to a 10...SBW was gorne. :s
     
  19. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    probably had mundine's mates running the show
     
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  20. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    You want to talk about betting and corruption in sport. Tonight was a great example. Someone bet the house on SBW to win. By the 9th round, it was obvious SBW wasn't going to last 12 rounds, so all of a sudden, it becomes a 10 round fight.
    Title fights are typically 12 rounds.
    What a flapping joke.

    That's why I love MMA.
     

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