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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » August 23rd, 2011, 9:33 pm

90% success rate for the Irish team in the opening round. The only loss was Thomas Conroy who suffered a first round KO at the hands of Germany's Florian Shultz .

August 24th (Last 16)
56Kg: George Bates (Ireland) v Radzhab Butaev (Russia)
60Kg: Michael McDonagh (Ireland) v Aleijaksej Hohleu (Belarus)
64Kg: Kieran Forde (Ireland) v Sadeh Tal (Israel)
69Kg: Michael O'Reilly (Ireland) v Ivegeni Barabanov (Ukraine)
75Kg: Stephen Broadhurst (Ireland) v Nathan Thorley (Wales)
81Kg: Gary Sweeney (Ireland) v Bogdan Kryzhini (Ukraine)
 
August 25th Q/Finals
49Kg: Evan Metcalfe (Ireland) v Koryun Soghomoyan (Armenia)
52Kg: Joe Fitzpatrick (Ireland) v Tural Ahmadov (Azerbaijan
91Kg: Jack Morrissey (Ireland) v Paulius Zujevaz (Lithuania)
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » August 25th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Lost another boxer yesterday (George Bates lost out on a count back) leaving 8 in the Quarter Finals and just one fight away from a medal. Unfortunately the first of those 8, Evan Metcalfe, has been beaten.

August 25th Quarter Finals

Afternoon (2pm)
49Kg: Evan Metcalfe (Ireland) lost to Koryun Soghomoyan (Armenia)
75Kg: Stephen Broadhurst (Ireland) v Grant Quigley (Scotland)
91Kg: Jack Morrissey (Ireland) v Paulius Zujevaz (Lithuania)

Evening (7pm)
52Kg: Joe Fitzpatrick (Ireland) v Tural Ahmadov (Azerbaijan)
60Kg: Michael McDonagh (Ireland) v Parviz Baghirov (Azerbaijan)
64Kg: Kieran Forde (Ireland) v Ievgenii Parkhomenko (Ukraine)
69Kg: Michael O'Reilly (Ireland) v Damon Jones (England)
81Kg: Gary Sweeney (Ireland) v Akleksandre Dokvadez (Georgia)
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » August 26th, 2011, 9:40 am

Stephen Broadhurst (75Kg), Jack Morrissey (91Kg), Joe Fitzpatrick (52Kg), Michael O'Reilly (69Kg) and Gary Sweeney (81Kg) are all guaranteed medals irrespective of the results of today's semi finals. That's medals for 50% of the Irish team which is a great result in itself.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » August 27th, 2011, 12:11 am

Following today's semis there are two Irish boxers still standing.

Michael O'Reilly, who went to the High Court to be considered for this competition, will fight Russian Igor Kharitonov and Gary Sweeney will fight Russian Vladimir Krusonov. The finals take place on Sunday.

There's a lot of quality in this Russian team as is evidenced by the fact that the 60Kg final is the only final that doesn't feature a Russian. Also worth noting is that O'Reilly and Sweeney are the only non Eastern Europeans in the finals.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 2nd, 2011, 10:26 am

Both of Ireland's boxers had to settle for Silver as the Russians powered home to pick up 6 golds and 3 silvers. Hate to be the tenth team boxer on that flight.

Ireland with 2 silver and 3 bronze finished in third place behind Azerbaijan with 2 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze.

Ray Moylette, the current European champion, and Ross Hickey, the current Irish Elite champion, will meet in a box-off at the National Stadium tonight to decide the light-welterweight (64Kg) position on the Irish team for the upcoming AIBA World Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Ahead of those championships a number of Irish boxers are ranked in the top ten in their divisions. Joe Ward has been ranked 2nd in the World at light-heavyweight (81Kg), John Joe Nevin has been ranked 4th at bantamweight (56Kg), Ray Moylette is 6th at light-welterweight (64Kg), Paddy Barnes is 8th at light-flyweight (49Kg) and Darren O'Neill is 9th at middleweight (75Kg).

The World Championships start on September 26th.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 2nd, 2011, 10:38 am

Olympic qualification can be secured by making the quarter finals of the World Championships or being beaten by either finalist in the last 16.

This is true for all weights except heavyweight (91Kg) and super heavyweight (91Kg+) where only those making the semi finals and the boxers beaten by both finalists in the quarter finals will qualify.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 2nd, 2011, 11:17 pm

Ray Moylette won tonight's box off and completes the Irish team.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Peg Leg » September 5th, 2011, 10:12 am

Broken Wing wrote:Ray Moylette won tonight's box off and completes the Irish team.


Sounded like an epic comeback in the third after been marked down in the first two!
Any footage of this knocking about?
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 13th, 2011, 5:03 pm

I don't think so. I believe there's a bit of a dispute about the outcome with some surprise greeting the judges decisions. 3 judges gave it to Hickey 21-11, 11-8 and 23-21 while two gave it to Moylette 21-11 and 16-14 according to the Star. I'm not sure how they calculate the winner based on that but there you go.

If I can find any footage I'll post a link.

(Didn't see this until today.)
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 19th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Ah the cheap shot. Where would boxing be without it?

Since I started this thread there's been a few beauties. Abner Mares famously threw 5 or 6 low blows per round in his Bantamweight title fight with Joseph Agbeko in what has to go down as one of the worst displays of officiating ever. Mares was declared the winner but a rematch has been ordered.

Mayo man Henry Coyle won his title fight after Elio Cotena was unable to continue due to a cut sustained in a clash of heads. Of course these things happen but also these things are made to happen, just as elbows follow fists.

Saturday night was a real beauty though with the fight decided by two cheap shots in a matter of seconds. Floyd Mayweather Junior and Victor Ortiz were deep in the 4th round when Ortiz connected with a lovely hook, backed Mayweather into the corner threw a few punches and then, in a moment of madness, launched a ridiculous headbutt. The ref broke them up, Ortiz hugged Mayweather in apology (and looked to be trying to kiss him) the ref took him around the ring to the judges to have a point deducted while Ortiz touched gloves with Mayweather in apology again. The ref then took the fighters back to the centre of the ring and said "lets go". Ortiz reached forward and hugged Mayweather again and, as the fighers broke apart, Mayweather responded with a left hook which shook Ortiz wholooked to the ref, presumably because he still had his hands down when Mayweather hit him. Seizing the advantage Mayweather threw a straight right and Ortiz was out. The fun then continued in the post match interview where, after being asked if it was a cheap shot Mayweather called on HBO to fire their commentator, Larry Merchant, claiming he never gives Floyd a fair shake and doesn't "know sht about boxing" Merchant responded by saying he wished he was 50 years younger as he'd kick Floyd's ass.

Anyway, was it a cheap shot? Definitely. He could see that Ortiz wasn't ready but at the same time Ortiz was an idiot. What was he doing trying to hug Floyd? The ref had restarted the clock and the fight and Ortiz left himself wide open for the sucker punch. Always protect yourself, keep your hands up and apologise to the other guy after you beat him.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby hugonaut » September 19th, 2011, 4:52 pm

"Protect yourself at all times" - boxing's get-out clause. Also good advice!

Haven't seen the incident, so it would be very unwise for me to comment on it. However, every description I've read says essentially the same thing: the action had restarted and that Mayweather hit him legitimately, if not exactly in keeping with best practice as regards sportsmanship.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Peg Leg » September 25th, 2011, 9:53 pm

hugonaut wrote:"Protect yourself at all times" - boxing's get-out clause. Also good advice!

Haven't seen the incident, so it would be very unwise for me to comment on it. However, every description I've read says essentially the same thing: the action had restarted and that Mayweather hit him legitimately, if not exactly in keeping with best practice as regards sportsmanship.

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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 26th, 2011, 9:50 am

2011 AIBA World Men's Championshipos Baku, Azerbaijan

September 27th
52Kg: (last 64) Michael Conlon (St John Bosco) v Alexandr Riscan (Moldova)

September 29th
69Kg: (last 64) Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy) v Carl Hield (Bahamas)

September 30th
64Kg: (last 64) Ray Moylette (St Anne's) v Arturs Ahmetous (Latvia)

October 1st
75Kg: (last 64) Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) v Glodi Eneste (Norway)
60Kg: (last 64) David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy) v Mohammad Momevad (Iran)

October 2nd
81Kg: (last 32) Joe Ward (Moate) v Dmitrov Stoimen (Bulgaria) or Abdurakhmonov Dilovasnoi (Tajikistan)
91+Kg: (last 32) Con Sheehan (Clonmel) v Faruth Kalonov (Tajikstan)

October 3rd
49Kg: (last 32) Paddy Barnes (Holy Family) v Mark Barriga (Philippines) or Stefan Caslarov (Romania)
56Kg: (last 32) John Joe Nevin (Cavan) v Filip Barak (Slovakia) or Akhil Kumar (India)
91Kg: (last 32) Ken Egan ( Neilstown) v Jose Larduet (Cuba) or Lubas Velecky (Czech Rep)

All weights except 91kg & 91kg+ qualify for the Olympics by making the last 8 or losing to the finalists in the last 16.
91kg & 91kg+ qualify for the Olympics by making the last 4 or losing to the finalists in the last 8.

BBC had an investigation into claims that money has changed hands to ensure Azerbaijani golds so thankfully no Irish boxers are facing Azerbaijani opponents yet.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 26th, 2011, 10:03 am

So Michael Conlon will kick off the Irish quest for World medals and Olympic qualification against Moldovan Alexandr Riscan. Conlon and Ricsan sparred together in a training camp in Cologne within the last fortnight so they know each other well and Irish coach Billy Walsh is confident that Conlon can come through.

For those of you with Sky (or Sky based free to air or Freeview) Frank Warren was talking to Steve Bunce on BBC London last Thursday about the launch of his new Boxing channel, Box Nation (Sky 456), which launches fully this Friday and mentioned that they will have the Quarter finals, semi finals and finals live. (Coverage starts October 5th @ noon.) The channel will be free for a couple of months which means it will, presumably, be free for the October 15th WBC World Light-Heavyweight Title bout between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 28th, 2011, 12:34 pm

A convincing 25-12 win for Conlan who goes on to face Kazakhstan's Olzhas Sattibayev in the last 32 on October 2nd.

Roy Sheehan is next up for Ireland but not until tomorrow.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Peg Leg » September 28th, 2011, 1:39 pm

Broken Wing wrote:A convincing 25-12 win for Conlan who goes on to face Kazakhstan's Olzhas Sattibayev in the last 32 on October 2nd.

Roy Sheehan is next up for Ireland but not until tomorrow.

Have heard about Carl Heild from somewhere and cant quite place where/what I heard! rated 5th Welterweight in the Americas cant be too bad though.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 28th, 2011, 3:10 pm

He was also a bronze medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Roy was 2007 European Champion but lost out to John Joe Joyce for the 2008 Olympics. He beat JJJ in the quarter finals of the Elite box offs this time round.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 29th, 2011, 11:27 am

Just missed Roy's fight but he won and will face Croatian Borna Katalinic on October 2nd.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Broken Wing » September 30th, 2011, 12:51 pm

Ray Moylette was a point down going into the last round but finished it out with a 5 point win, 16:11.

He goes on to face India's Manoj Kumar in the last 32.
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Re: Punch Drunk - the boxing thread

Postby Peg Leg » September 30th, 2011, 4:47 pm

Broken Wing wrote:Ray Moylette was a point down going into the last round but finished it out with a 5 point win, 16:11.

He goes on to face India's Manoj Kumar in the last 32.

Ray Moylette seems to need a big reason to put in a very offensive round, is this a stamina tactic?
Well done to the lad all the same (his poor coaches).

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