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The Anathemata wrote:Well done Andy Lee. Doing Ireland and Limerick proud! Unbelievable left hook, but the follow up 17 unanswered shots on the button are what did it for him.

Loved his valedictory speech afterwards: "Up the Irish!" Fcukin Don!
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blockhead wrote:
The Anathemata wrote:Well done Andy Lee. Doing Ireland and Limerick proud! Unbelievable left hook, but the follow up 17 unanswered shots on the button are what did it for him.

Loved his valedictory speech afterwards: "Up the Irish!" Fcukin Don!
+1. Lovely stylish boxer, seems like a lovely lad. Saw him box a few times in the National stadium and the point. Thought his time had come and gone TBH. :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOMXZQgfLiI
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ITV4 will screen live IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton’s first title defence against Chris Avalos from Belfast on February 28.

Free to air Frampton? Yes please!
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Broken Wing wrote:ITV4 will screen live IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton’s first title defence against Chris Avalos from Belfast on February 28.

Free to air Frampton? Yes please!

Frampton will be a huge hit on tv, hopefully this will lead him to some big domestic fights against quigg and that galahad and imo hell beat both of those.

I see rigodneaux has been knocked down twice in his last fight, in a year or two I can see Frampton being able to get to him as well.

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Looks like Andy Lee fight not going ahead now in Thomond. Has a virus apparently.
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There's a rumour about ticket sales being the real reason.

Whatever the case it has been moved to Manchester.

Hats off the to amateurs again. Two golds and a bronze from the Europeans as well as qualifications to the Worlds in October. The Wolrds are Rio 2016 qualifiers so getting there is the first step.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA2LpmOtTlI

Santa Crus vs Mares featherweight

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IABA putting the amateur back in boxing again. After last week's Billy Walsh fiasco they've named him as coach for the tournament in Poland next week without saying anything at all about what that actually means for his current position and whether they've resolved their differences or not.
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Broken Wing wrote:IABA putting the amateur back in boxing again. After last week's Billy Walsh fiasco they've named him as coach for the tournament in Poland next week without saying anything at all about what that actually means for his current position and whether they've resolved their differences or not.
In fairness there's a little more to the original story than has been described so far, not quite as straightforward as it seems.
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From the World Championships in Doha Ireland have a bronze medal for Michael O'Reilly, at least a silver for Michael Conlan and Joe Ward fights tonight to upgrade his bronze to at least a silver and to secure his place in Rio 2016. Michael O'Reilly faces the other middleweight bronze medalist, Egypt's Homas Abdin, on Thursday to decide who goes to the Olympics.
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Broken Wing wrote: April 10th, 2013, 3:23 pm
IanD wrote:Steve Collins granted boxing licence for fight with Roy Jones Jr
I'm not sure the fight is a good idea but he has repeatedly said it's not a comeback. It's just a fight that should have happened but never did. Hope it works out for him. I have very happy memories of his fights with Eubank.
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brotheroffrank wrote: March 2nd, 2024, 12:25 pm
Broken Wing wrote: April 10th, 2013, 3:23 pm
IanD wrote:Steve Collins granted boxing licence for fight with Roy Jones Jr
I'm not sure the fight is a good idea but he has repeatedly said it's not a comeback. It's just a fight that should have happened but never did. Hope it works out for him. I have very happy memories of his fights with Eubank.
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ONE NIGHT IN MILLSTREET is the story of Ireland in 1995, a snapshot of a country told through a high stakes prize fight in Millstreet, Cork between the then unknown underdog Steve ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Collins and the larger-than-life champion Chris ‘Simply The Best’ Eubank - an against-all-odds sporting event that had an entire nation gripped and on the edge of its seat.
He was hardly unknown. Any boxing fan would have known about him.
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Collins was certainly known to Irish/UK Boxing fans, but the USA/Vegas are the real meal tickets, not sure how well known he was over there before this fight made headlines...if, as suggested by the review, this movie is anywhere near the level of "When We Were Kings", it will be worth the trip to the cinema, so given the forecast for the early part of next week I might just catch a movie!

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/boxing ... l-triumph/
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brotheroffrank wrote: April 5th, 2024, 2:14 pm Collins was certainly known to Irish/UK Boxing fans, but the USA/Vegas are the real meal tickets, not sure how well known he was over there before this fight made headlines...if, as suggested by the review, this movie is anywhere near the level of "When We Were Kings", it will be worth the trip to the cinema, so given the forecast for the early part of next week I might just catch a movie!

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/boxing ... l-triumph/
Again, in fact he was better known in the States than he was here arguably. He fought Gerald McClellan, I think twice, and lost both narrowly when McClellan was considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Collins gained a huge amount of credit from those fights and Eubank, Benn and Watson dodged him. Didn't want to know anything about the fight with Collins. In fact Collins used to joke that the WBO belt, the one he won from Eubank stood for World Body Odour champion because of the way the American media used to deride the UK fighters. It wasn't until Joe Calzahge came along that British fighters claimed any credit in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.

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offshorerules wrote: April 5th, 2024, 3:53 pm
brotheroffrank wrote: April 5th, 2024, 2:14 pm Collins was certainly known to Irish/UK Boxing fans, but the USA/Vegas are the real meal tickets, not sure how well known he was over there before this fight made headlines...if, as suggested by the review, this movie is anywhere near the level of "When We Were Kings", it will be worth the trip to the cinema, so given the forecast for the early part of next week I might just catch a movie!

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/boxing ... l-triumph/
Again, in fact he was better known in the States than he was here arguably. He fought Gerald McClellan, I think twice, and lost both narrowly when McClellan was considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Collins gained a huge amount of credit from those fights and Eubank, Benn and Watson dodged him. Didn't want to know anything about the fight with Collins. In fact Collins used to joke that the WBO belt, the one he won from Eubank stood for World Body Odour champion because of the way the American media used to deride the UK fighters. It wasn't until Joe Calzahge came along that British fighters claimed any credit in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.

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brotheroffrank wrote: April 5th, 2024, 6:22 pm
offshorerules wrote: April 5th, 2024, 3:53 pm
brotheroffrank wrote: April 5th, 2024, 2:14 pm Collins was certainly known to Irish/UK Boxing fans, but the USA/Vegas are the real meal tickets, not sure how well known he was over there before this fight made headlines...if, as suggested by the review, this movie is anywhere near the level of "When We Were Kings", it will be worth the trip to the cinema, so given the forecast for the early part of next week I might just catch a movie!

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/boxing ... l-triumph/
Again, in fact he was better known in the States than he was here arguably. He fought Gerald McClellan, I think twice, and lost both narrowly when McClellan was considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Collins gained a huge amount of credit from those fights and Eubank, Benn and Watson dodged him. Didn't want to know anything about the fight with Collins. In fact Collins used to joke that the WBO belt, the one he won from Eubank stood for World Body Odour champion because of the way the American media used to deride the UK fighters. It wasn't until Joe Calzahge came along that British fighters claimed any credit in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.

I'm a bit of a fan, not of wife beaters, but of boxing.
I am willing to stand corrected; you have better knowledge on the topic than I...
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offshorerules wrote: April 8th, 2024, 8:21 am
brotheroffrank wrote: April 5th, 2024, 6:22 pm
offshorerules wrote: April 5th, 2024, 3:53 pm

Again, in fact he was better known in the States than he was here arguably. He fought Gerald McClellan, I think twice, and lost both narrowly when McClellan was considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Collins gained a huge amount of credit from those fights and Eubank, Benn and Watson dodged him. Didn't want to know anything about the fight with Collins. In fact Collins used to joke that the WBO belt, the one he won from Eubank stood for World Body Odour champion because of the way the American media used to deride the UK fighters. It wasn't until Joe Calzahge came along that British fighters claimed any credit in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.

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brotheroffrank wrote: April 10th, 2024, 3:36 pm
offshorerules wrote: April 8th, 2024, 8:21 am
brotheroffrank wrote: April 5th, 2024, 6:22 pm

I am willing to stand corrected; you have better knowledge on the topic than I...
Just a boxing geek.
As there was the biblical deluge on Monday evening I took the chance to go see One Night in Millstreet in Movies@Dundrum; https://youtu.be/18bLMmN7kwE?si=9usky-ZOMtbL9XWz : as you are a self professed boxing geek it is definitely one you would enjoy! The Irish Times review was spot on...[I also googled the Cork Examiner review, had to laugh at the number of times they referenced Noel C Duggan :lol: ]
No way I could persuade the boss to go unfortunately.
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