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While I know that most fans have given up the boxing vs. MMA debate, I don’t want to ignore the fact that the two most popular combat sports will be going head to head tomorrow for the first time.

On the boxing side, Roy Jones Jr. (51-4, 38 KO) faces Felix Trinidad (42-2, 35 KO) in a 12-round light heavyweight bout. On the MMA (UFC) side, B.J. Penn (11-4-1) faces Joe Stevenson (28-7) for the Interim UFC lightweight title at UFC 80.

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Post #1   1/18/08 4:30:40PM   

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Written by yours truly. Let me know what you guys think.

Post #2   1/18/08 4:31:31PM   

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They went head to head December 8, 2007. not both PPV though

Mayweather vs. Hatton on PPV
Huerta vs. Guida on Spike

Post #3   1/18/08 4:39:32PM   

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I don't really count that because, as you said, the TUF event wasn't on PPV. Plus, it was the finale of a show. A reality show. That's like apples and oranges.

Post #4   1/18/08 4:50:19PM   

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I posted a response to your article and so did someone else. Both of us state pretty much the same thing.

Post #5   1/18/08 5:13:28PM   

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Boxing is going to murder us. I think Roy Jones by himself could out buy this UFC card, he even has a decent name and a decent fighter facing him which will be a good fight even though both are past there prime. This is bad for the UFC. This card sucks! The only thing worth watching is BJ vs Joe. They haven't even really hyped that up good enough. Gonzaga is known for his lackluster fights and so is Werdum.

I'm sorry, but Boxing wins this round

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This isn't the first time they've had ppv events on the same night.

Post #7   1/18/08 5:53:48PM   

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I want to see the Jones fight so much more....sorry guys, I'm a traitor.

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Not bad but a few issues. The main event between Stevenson and Penn is for the title, not the interm title, Sherk was stripped.

Also this by no means the boxing match of the year and as a boxing fan, like I am sure you are too, you know this to be true. Most fans think both of these fighters have passed their primes and while it may be ok, it is not what is being waited on.

Pacquiao is taking on Marquez

Mayweather could rematch De La Hoya

Mayweather could fight Cotto (would be insanely huge)

Calzaghe and Hopkins

Pavlik could make a splash as well

But like I said overall and interesting take and look at it. I just think boxing has a lot more to look forward to this year then Saturday's fight

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This is a bad card to go head to head with a boxing match like that.

Post #10   1/18/08 6:06:13PM   

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Another thing, How is this the biggest boxing fight of the year?

There's NO WAY this even COMES CLOSE!!

There both past there prime and lost there knockout power.

The biggest boxing fight is....

Taylor-Pavlik 2 or Joe Calzaghe- Bernard Hopkins

There bigger fights and there only the fights who are official. You still could see Cotto-Mayweather, Hatton-Maggnilini, Hatton-Pacman(MAYBE), or even Roy Jones-Chad Dawson.

Way bigger fights. This fight does not even come close. This will most likely go the distance. I guarantee it! The only way there is a knockout is if Trinidad comes in horrible. But Trinidad always comes back strong. The only other thing is even thought he comes back strong, he loses to future hall of famers(Hopkins, Winky) I just don't see a knockout. Even thought it should be entertaining as shit!

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Its already been said a dozen times but this UFC card sucks...Boxing PPV will almost certainly be much higher but who cares?

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I disagree with the first sentence. I didn't read after that

Post #13   1/18/08 6:51:33PM   

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there is boxing this weekend? haha idc about boxing its all about MMA

Post #14   1/18/08 7:30:08PM   

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I'm from Puerto Rico soooooooooo...

Trinidad!!!


BTW it's not Head-to Head ......... remember UFC is in England so It'll be a 3pm

I'll watch BJ submitting Daddy in the afternoon and then boxing at night.... good day

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