View Full Version : 18th Feb - Channel 5 Boxing


D-MiZe
02-15-2012, 09:21 AM
Promoter Mick Hennessy has been given a great opportunity to not only showcase his fighters but to promote the sport of boxing in the UK.

So why has he built such a weak looking card?

The main event features undefeated rising talent, Kid Galahad, who takes on former world title challenger Jason Booth. I feel that this might have come too soon for Galahad, 21, who's previous opponents have been journeymen and although Booth is on the decline, it's still a big test.

Tyson Fury's cousin, Phill Fury is on the undercard against journeyman Lee Noble in a fight for the Central Area middleweight title. This fight belongs at the arse-end of a Hungarian Friday fight night card not on Channel 5.

Lenny Daws starts off his 2012 with a fight against Birmingham's Chris Truman. Daws is a good domestic level fighter but his opponent, Truman with a record of 8 wins and 1 loss isn't going to put up much resistance.

Chris Eubank Jr steps up and takes on Jason Ball in a 6 round bout. Ball, 28, is a durable journeyman who packs a bit of a punch. I think he'll give Eubank Jr the chance to showcase his offensive ability. Ball will be much more open and aggressive than Eubank's first opponent who spent the majority of the bout covering up.

The rest of the undercard is poor after these fights.

PrettyBoy22
02-15-2012, 09:53 AM
Looking forward to seeing Eubank Jr fight. Meant to be a tough guy who he's fighting- former MMA fighter or something.

Growth
02-15-2012, 10:13 PM
I do not mind the low budget cards on tv. I would rather see them than hear about them.

davros2010
02-16-2012, 06:01 AM
Channel 5 will only be showing the Eubank and Galahad fights, the Phil Fury fight will only be shown if those 2 fights end early.

This card clashes with the Chisora Klitsckho fight but since no one has boxnation it wont bother Channel 5 to much.

P4P_No1
02-16-2012, 04:57 PM
It sounds about right for Channel 5.

D-MiZe
02-16-2012, 05:03 PM
Surely they're more likely to show the Daws fight than Fury's?

D-MiZe
02-17-2012, 10:07 AM
Fury is off the card.

weltercelt
02-17-2012, 10:51 AM
Irish prospect Dee Walsh (1-0) is fighting Lee Noble

D-MiZe
02-19-2012, 11:42 AM
Well I guess he answered the doubts, looked very good against Booth. Eubank Jr, rather than withdraw from the fight, took on Ball one handed and gave him a boxing lesson. Ball looked open for that right and I'm adamant that once his right hand heals, he can stop him.

gingeralbino
02-19-2012, 03:20 PM
ffs, it ran late and my sky+ recording didnt go on long enough to catch any of the eubank fight.

And with it cutting out just before rd 5 of the magee fight as well, my sunday didnt go completley to plan.

was the eubank fight any good?

D-MiZe
02-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Isn't worth watching, Ginge.

I'd wait for him to fight his next opponent when he's not got an injured right hand.

Magee is still going strong, good to see.

gingeralbino
02-19-2012, 03:55 PM
Isn't worth watching, Ginge.

I'd wait for him to fight his next opponent when he's not got an injured right hand.

Magee is still going strong, good to see.
Magee's fight was pretty good, he took some big shots against a guy who's supposed to be a puncher, im not sure how much more he'd be able to take so its a good job he got the KO when he did. It was pretty even up to that point.

antk
02-20-2012, 06:47 PM
Injured hand or not young Eubank's not going far on this show- too easy to hit!

D-MiZe
02-20-2012, 06:48 PM
Injured hand or not young Eubank's not going far on this show- too easy to hit!

He didn't make use of his right hand at all though, not even to parry/block etc. He was open to anything and everything, I think it's unfair to judge him on this performance.