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Just seen a video of Ricky Hatton in a horrendous nick with drink. Googled it and not sure if its out there, but he doesnt look in a particularly good way in it.

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On 18/08/2019 at 18:34, MONKMAN said:

As for the fight, Farooq wins comfortably against McGregor.

What makes you think that? I don't think that fight would be anything other than extremely close.

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Really looking forward to Kovalev/Yarde tomorrow it intrigues me greatly. It's really difficult to judge Yarde as he has fought absolutely no one of note but has looked a beast all the same. How can he possibly jump from that to a world level fighter? Is he the real deal? He doesn't look it to me but I'm willing to be proved wrong.

For me it's a brutal KO win for Kovalev but would be some story if Yarde was actually the real deal.

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23 minutes ago, Neilly said:

Really looking forward to Kovalev/Yarde tomorrow it intrigues me greatly. It's really difficult to judge Yarde as he has fought absolutely no one of note but has looked a beast all the same. How can he possibly jump from that to a world level fighter? Is he the real deal? He doesn't look it to me but I'm willing to be proved wrong.

For me it's a brutal KO win for Kovalev but would be some story if Yarde was actually the real deal.

I'm really intrigued by it to, although it's more to see what sort of condition Kovalev arrives in. On his game he's been an elite level fighter for the last half-decade, but he's had a fair bit of legal trouble recently, including getting chucked off a flight for trying it on with a woman (that definitely wasn't his wife) whilst absolutely steaming, so could be that he isn't fully focussed. Might be that he's on his game and batters Yarde who, as you say, equally might be wildly out of his depth, or a guy on the up that'll dominate for years. So many unknowns and so much intrigue. Should be great.

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36 minutes ago, Neilly said:

Really looking forward to Kovalev/Yarde tomorrow it intrigues me greatly. It's really difficult to judge Yarde as he has fought absolutely no one of note but has looked a beast all the same. How can he possibly jump from that to a world level fighter? Is he the real deal? He doesn't look it to me but I'm willing to be proved wrong.

For me it's a brutal KO win for Kovalev but would be some story if Yarde was actually the real deal.

Why would it be the same story if Yarde is the real deal?

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It would be some coup for Yarde's trainer too if he wins. He's basically the Captain Redbeard Rum of the training world. 

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24 minutes ago, J_Stewart said:

I'm really intrigued by it to, although it's more to see what sort of condition Kovalev arrives in. On his game he's been an elite level fighter for the last half-decade, but he's had a fair bit of legal trouble recently, including getting chucked off a flight for trying it on with a woman (that definitely wasn't his wife) whilst absolutely steaming, so could be that he isn't fully focussed. Might be that he's on his game and batters Yarde who, as you say, equally might be wildly out of his depth, or a guy on the up that'll dominate for years. So many unknowns and so much intrigue. Should be great.

Can Yarde batter Kovalev if Kov is on his game.

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1 hour ago, Fraser Fyvie said:

Why would it be the same story if Yarde is the real deal?

Some story. Don't think your eyes are working wee baws.

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Yarde needs to get at Kovalev on the inside. Kovalev has a mental collapse in him if he cant bully the guy across from him, and he has piss poor inside game. If Yarde has any at all then thats the way to beat Kov. You have to grind him out.

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Really intrigued by Kov Yarde. Is Yarde the real deal? As said, fought nobody but looks a beast. Is Kov over the hill now?
In any event, fair fucks to Yarde for being game to go over and give it his best. I hope he wins.

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Really intrigued by Kov Yarde. Is Yarde the real deal? As said, fought nobody but looks a beast. Is Kov over the hill now?
In any event, fair fucks to Yarde for being game to go over and give it his best. I hope he wins.
I think Kovalev can still blast out those who fight his fight. The roadmap to beating him is there though.

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I think Kovalev can still blast out those who fight his fight. The roadmap to beating him is there though.

Not sure if Yarde is the type of fighter to approach it that way. And for the record, Tunde Ajayi is very annoying.

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Yarde needs to get at Kovalev on the inside. Kovalev has a mental collapse in him if he cant bully the guy across from him, and he has piss poor inside game. If Yarde has any at all then thats the way to beat Kov. You have to grind him out.


Missed this first time out, but not sure I agree with it. Andre Ward implemented this to perfection, but Andre Ward was the best fighter of his generation IMO, and I’m not convinced anyone else could have broken Kov’s heart and body like he did. Not sure it’s a fair statement to suggest it’s a tried and tested method of beating big Kov.

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He does, and playing it fairly safe too. Doing a professional job on Yards who needs to change the pace and distance he's fighting at. 

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Yarde obviously lookingbto wait until Kovalev tires late and go for the ko. 

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