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**Official Boxing Thread** - Lomachenko vs Pedraza Sat Dec 8 (9PM ET - ESPN)

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Badou, a natural super middleweight, looked surprisingly big at the weight-in...or maybe Stevenson looked unusually small. How over a year of inactivity, lack of quality recent opposition and 40 years of age will impact Stevenson? Betting sites have him a slight favorite and I think he will come out victorious.
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Pacquiao vs Matthysse tonight in Kuala Lumpur - fight card starts at 9pm ET but main event is probably around 11:30pm

These are not the fighters of old (just old fighters) but should still be entertaining - how much does Pacman have left in the tank. He didn't look that great against Horn which he lost controversially and Matthysse didn't look that great either in his last match but was able to connect for the 1punch KO...

Unfortunately it seems Pacman needs the money for his political career and I can see him still fighting 3 or 4 more matches after this one. He should hang it up but sadly won't. A win for Matthysse keeps him in contention for more fights and he is younger - so has a few more fights in him.

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Bump for World Boxing Super Series Finale today: Usyk vs Gassiev. Leaning towards a Usyk late KO but the fight is in Russia. Hard to call. Should be a great fight!
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congrats to Mikey Garcia - unifies the lightweight titles!

Good match last night between Garcia and Easter Jr though Garcia really turned it on in the 2nd half of the fight....bring on Spence!!! That would be a good match though I think Spence is too big, quick and powerful for Garcia...
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This upcoming weekend our homeboy Elaider Alvarez finally is getting a shot at the title against Sergey Kovalev after getting ducked by Stevenson for +2 years. Kovalev seems to have last flair after his two defeats against Ward however he still remains one of the best p4p in my books. Thinking this will go the distance with a decision win for Kovalev.
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congrats Usyk!! First cruiserweight to unify all 4 titles!!! Bring on Tony Bellews!!
Usyk is contemplating a move to heavyweights where the big $$$ is. Unfortunately the new generation of heavyweights is much bigger and athletic than back in the days when Holyfield or others made the jump. Still hope he does give it a try as he cleaned cruiserweight.
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This upcoming weekend our homeboy Elaider Alvarez finally is getting a shot at the title against Sergey Kovalev after getting ducked by Stevenson for +2 years. Kovalev seems to have last flair after his two defeats against Ward however he still remains one of the best p4p in my books. Thinking this will go the distance with a decision win for Kovalev.
Wow, hometown fave Alvarez stuns Kovalev!! I was out of town in the US, will have to watch the replays!!!

Congrats Alvarez!! Krusher...has looked shaky the last few fights...
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have to post this in anticipation of their rematch - GGG vs Canelo 2 on Sat Sept 15 on HBO PPV! First bout was controversial with results being a draw - thought GGG won but hey, controversy is great for the rematch!

Undercard is good too - Chocolatito is on there as well as hometown kid David Lemieux!

Predictions: GGG by decision!

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^ Can't wait for Canelo vs GGG II. It'll have been a full year waiting for this one.
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I know the broadcast starts at 8pm EST on Saturday night. However, does anyone know what time the main event starts? My friend says he does not want to watch 2 or 3 hours of undercards. LOL I will be at my friend's cottage, so the closest sports bar showing it is in Belleville or we can drive further to Kingston.

If I was in Toronto this weekend, I'd definitely wanna see this rematch at the Real Sports Bar again. That's where I watched Canelo vs GGG I, a friggin' year ago. They really made us wait for this one. I'm so hyped for this fight. I'm still rooting for GGG, but believe Canelo will win and I hope I'm wrong!
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I know the broadcast starts at 8pm EST on Saturday night. However, does anyone know what time the main event starts? My friend says he does not want to watch 2 or 3 hours of undercards. LOL I will be at my friend's cottage, so the closest sports bar showing it is in Belleville or we can drive further to Kingston.

If I was in Toronto this weekend, I'd definitely wanna see this rematch at the Real Sports Bar again. That's where I watched Canelo vs GGG I, a friggin' year ago. They really made us wait for this one. I'm so hyped for this fight. I'm still rooting for GGG, but believe Canelo will win and I hope I'm wrong!
Walk-in time for the Main Event is expected to be around 11pm EST. (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/boxing/2018 ... -tomorrow/)

Unless you know it won't packed, may want to get there a bit earlier.

Should be a close one again - GGG being the aggressor controlling the ring and Canelo counter-punching. Will GGG try to finish this time?
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this will be another close match......Canelo looks lighter though weights are close between him and GGG....

Thinking if Canelo can boxing and constantly move, that'll give GGG some fits like the first few rounds in first match - though can Canelo sustain it.....

GGG should go to the body more to break down Canelo for the later rounds......I'm rooting for GGG!!!
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Just rewatched the first fight and I simply cannot make a prediction for Saturday night. It really looks like it's gonna be a coin toss. We absolutely need a KO from either fighter because we don't want another controversial decision again.

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