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HBO PPV: Ward vs Kovalev II. Discussion Thread *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Boxing & Grappling' started by Afro, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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  3. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    Bivol beat the crap out of Agnew, good fight.
     
  4. sourdough

    sourdough Sourdough Site Donor Asst. Bookie

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    Any idea why this dude has Chucky doll in his corner?
     
  5. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    That was interesting
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    Main event time
     
  6. ILJO

    ILJO Mississippi Girl Site Donor

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    Fuck, I didn't know.

    @Afro, anything to report? How'd it go?
     
  7. ATJ-Lucko

    ATJ-Lucko MMAtheist

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    was it technically a low blow? yes, did the punch land on his groin no, to me it look like it landed a little below the navel
     
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    ILJO Mississippi Girl Site Donor

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    Shut the fuck up, freakdog.
     
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    Walter Sobchak Crank some Frank!

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    @Nebraska
     
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  11. TriangleSmoke

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    @Afro are punches on the beltline legal?

    Either way fuck yea for Ward. I was hoping he'd pull it off again.
     
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  13. TriangleSmoke

    TriangleSmoke Motherfucker of the Century Site Donor

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    ouch..looks like a nutshot
     
  14. Nebraska

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    Belt line is legal.

    I had Ward up 6 rounds to 2, and getting stronger, with a standing 8 count coming. The stoppage was a little strange, but Kovalev was hurt bad and worn down, and he would have needed to win the last four rounds AND put Ward on the canvas just to earn a draw.

    That's the way I had it, but I'm sure the official scorecards were different because those early rounds were close and could have gone either way.
     
  15. Afro

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    They are not but that's why the word "borderline" was thrown around a lot last night, I only saw one blow that got missed last night that I'd say made contact with groin the other shots hit mostly waist it looked like.. Still illegal.. Still should have been called... but personally it's one of those things where he didn't make contact with groin, Kovalev was slouched over quite a bit and that wasn't all from illegal blows, and it was a bad angle for the ref to see so I understand why it got missed.. Hell they couldn't even find a proper replay of the shots for the longest time. It's shitty if you are Kovalev for sure to lose that way but not a situation where I would take anything away from Ward at all, not even a little bit.

    As for the fight, holy fuck Ward is brilliant. He reminds me of an evolved version of Winky Wright except Winky never had the offensive abilities that Ward has, but his IQ for boxing is through the roof and it's incredible watching him put it to use.

    Kovalev is a monster, and a hard puzzle to crack. I think Andre Ward may be the only man alive that can figure that guy out.
     
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  16. Nebraska

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    I thought the belt line was legal as long as part of the glove is above it?
     
  17. cheeseflosser

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    The beltline is legal; hence below the belt being key term. On the belt is fine.

    Refs who identify high, low, or oversized beltlines will inform fighters at the beginning of the fight.
     

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