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The 7 - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - Tszyu/Mitchell 2 this Saturday Register and log in to post!
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#1 Posted on 3.11.04 0758.32
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On Showtime at 9:00 ET/PT. Should be a good one. Who knows how Tszyu will look after such a long layoff? It didn't hurt Trinidad's punching power, but Mitchell should be a lot harder for Tszyu to hit than Mayorga was for Trinidad.

My prediction: I love Tszyu, but I think Mitchell will prove to be too elusive and will win a unanimous decision. I hope I'm wrong, though.
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#2 Posted on 3.11.04 1737.17
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I remember watching Bazooka Limon pull down a very young Sharmba Mitchell's trunks on TV about 15 years ago...

Tszyu will have to swarm Mitchell and knock him out to win...again. Does he have it in him?
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#3 Posted on 3.11.04 2305.35
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I will probably head to the pub and watch this on Sunday arvo.
I hope "Australia's Own" Kostya Tszyu can win. Like most people, I think it comes down to whether Kostya can tag Mitchell early. Lovemore N'Dou reckons Tszyu needs to win inside 7 or he'll lose on points. I'll go along with that. Even against Judah, Tszyu wore too many before the punch that won it. Mitchell, despite all the trash he's talking about Tszyu, won't be as stupid as Judah.
My official, non fence sitting pick is Tszyu in <8 rounds.
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#4 Posted on 4.11.04 2255.37
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Tszyu will knock him the f*** out. Tszyu in 7 again.

Tszyu does not get enough credit for being a smart fighter who can figure opponents out. Sharmba has a slick style but it won't be enough - in fact Tszyu had it figured out last fight by the 4th or 5th round. Combine that with his power, stamina, heart, pressure, awkward style, and the fact that Sharmba has the power of a Flyweight, and it's no contest.

What I'm most looking forward to though, is hearing another rendition of Tszyu's personal anthem and entrance song "Something worth fighting for" - hopefully sung live by that crack-whore looking Ruskie that did it last time.

"I'm as hard as rock inside, and I'm gonna knock you out tonight!" Priceless.
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#5 Posted on 4.11.04 2343.03
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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    another rendition of Tszyu's personal anthem and entrance song "Something worth fighting for"

Worst Entrance music ever. It's a good thing he CAN fight after coming in to that.
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#6 Posted on 5.11.04 1043.56
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Yipes! My funk the last week kind of knocked this off of my radar. Thanks for the reminder!

As for the fight...Mitchell has just impressed the hell out of me as of late...Kostya, not so much. I'm thinking Mitchell in a unanimous decision, let's say 116-112. He'll be able to sneak out of the early Tszyu rush and keep him at bay with movement. Kostya takes some early rounds, but begins to wear down as the fight progresses.
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#7 Posted on 5.11.04 1520.01
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Kostya - despite the layoff and being 33 (I think) is not going to wear down. His training and stamina is ridiculous. He'll be fine going 12.
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#8 Posted on 5.11.04 1901.15
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I didn't realise Mitchell was as old as he is.
Secondsout.com has Mitchell at 34 and Tszyu at 35.
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#9 Posted on 6.11.04 2208.40
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Well, that solves that little mystery.

Padawan Learner braid - check
"Something Worth Fighting For" (although unfortunately not sung live by Larissa Dolina) - check
Punk 8th grader-style moustache - check
Incomprehensable post-fight interview - check
Heaviest hands in boxing - check

Yes, it's the still the same Kostya Tszyu you know and love!

Link - I can't talk all that garbage about his theme and not give a link to the download can I? Third song.

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#10 Posted on 7.11.04 1421.35
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Luckily, Mrs. JJD wasn't in the room when I realized that Tszyu's song was being performed LIVE, because it made me bust out into laughter thinking of Merc screaming "Oh GOD IN HEAVEN NO!" at the TV.

Mitchell MAY have had the worst strategy EVER.

AND, if you didn't watch the fight and there's a replay, try to catch the beginning for the AWESOME interview with Mike Tyson that preceded the fight, where he calls Tszyu a "juggernaut", and has this exchange with Jim Gray (paraphrased):

JG: Mike, how's the knee?
Mike: The doctor's tell me I realy need to start working on it, focusing on it getting better.
JG: You mean rehabi--
Mike: Yeah, I've been working on it. I didn't today but--
JG: You HAVE been working on it, though?
Mike (grinning sheepishly): No, but I'm going to start REAL SOON.

EDIT: Moe mentioned Tszyu's unintelligible pre-fight interview, but I think he should start hanging out with the Klitschko brothers as their Mini-Me.



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#11 Posted on 7.11.04 2019.34
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I missed Something Worth Fighting For live?! Heck - I stepped out and only caught the end of his ringwalk. Thank God for In Demand.
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