Pennywise wrote:Brookbonds73 wrote:I didn't see the fight but listened on the radio and it did indeed sound pretty decent, but let's not get carried away here. Klitchsko was a good fighter but at 41 is way way past his best which was at one stage wasn't that brilliant. Boxing has become a farce and this has done nothing to rekindle it's already tarnished reputation.
Sorry, you didn't watch it mate, that was the best Klitschko I've seen. Great fight from two great fighters, have a watch, you might change your mind.
As for Boxings reputation; the best heavyweight fight for 15 years, a new marketable young champion, biggest ppv figures for a british fight and the biggest british gate for a fight since the war.
You're right, it can have done nothing for boxing's reputation, absolutely nothing. :i am genuinely amused:
All jokes aside though, and I know you can only beat what's in front of you, but do you not think klitchsko was too old at 41?
I suppose I'm just hoping that fighters pack it in at a certain age rather than risk serious injury. It's a hard old game to be in at the best of times let alone when you're past your sell by date. Ali went on far too long and look where that got him. There have been many others who've had the heart but not the tools anymore and have come unstuck. I like Joshua and hope he goes on to bigger and better things but for me last night he fought an old man who shouldn't have been there and now there's talk of a rematch which will probably last a couple of rounds make the promoters a bundle and take the piss out of the paying public.