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diddly-dee last won the day on January 17 2011

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About diddly-dee

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    (live) Music, buskers, politics, British Film 1927 - 2000, the North of England, stand-up comedy, ebay, finding money on the street, proper pubs, barsnacks, tatty paperbacks, growing veg.
  1. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    Was indeed a great fight from an exceptional british fighter. But, whilst Ali and other greats were full of the big "i am" in their self-analysis, they had a twinkle in their eyes at the same time they were saying it, whereas, to me anyway, Froch just comes across as arrogant and a touch obnoxious. He was at it today suggesting he'd eclipsed Calzaghe, Benn and Eubank. Which, whilst there's a case for him believing it, it's pretty crass for him to say it and I hope he's been misquoted as he's done a good job on his PR of late after coming across as pretty obnoxious in the earlier part of his career. After all, it's not as if he's going to go searching out a big fight after his win and needs to trash talk to generate interest.
  2. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    Johnny Tapia dead, great fighter, very mixed up man. If anyone wants to read a fantastic boxing autobiography, his 'Mi Vida Loca' is well worth a look.
  3. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    It'll be a fantastic feat if Hopkins, at 46, can beat Pascal tonight. I just hope it doesn't go the distance and Pascal gets a 'home town' decision as many pundits reckoned that's what happened last time they met when it was given as a draw. And what does anyone make of this Degale - Groves bad-feeling? Is it just 'handbags' to sell the fight, or do they really have a beef with each other? I know De Gale got the nod for the Olympic slot in spite of Groves having beaten him at ABA level and that rubbed Groves up the wrong way, but i just can't take the bad-mouthing seriously.
  4. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    Very interesting article (well, i thought so anyway) from Barry Macguigan on Boxers fitness training methods in the past compared to today. fitness
  5. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    Domestically, a successful bid has won the right to hold a Tyson Fury - Derek Chisora fight. link I'd really like to see that one and I'd quite fancy Chisora to come out on top - Fury's a big lad with a big punch but, to my mind, he's lacking in speed and lateral movement.
  6. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    That'd be where my money would be too. But do you think Haye will retire like he says he will once he turns 31 (or is it 32?) on the back of a loss?
  7. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    July 2nd announced as date for fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. link
  8. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    My sentiments precisely, he's very chinny and leaves himself open - although he is very fast. i read (admittedly in a tabloid) that after his next (or next two) defences he'll be aiming to fight Manny Pacquiao in late 2011 at welterweight. Amazingly, i could see Khan winning that one as i think Pacquaio's getting a bit old now with too many hard fights under his belt - although i think Pacquiao'll have little difficulty seeing off Shane Moseley next month.
  9. diddly-dee

    The Joke Thread

    and, in my defence, you've got to give me some credit for it not being a jim davidson gag surely?
  10. diddly-dee

    The Joke Thread

    Sorry, I didn't realise gags on here had to be the poster's original material
  11. diddly-dee

    Boxing

    It's a difficult one to compare like-for-like across different decades/eras. I mean, apart from there being different training and dietary regimes in place (and a lot of fights against journeymen to keep promoters wealthy), a lot of heavyweights of the pre-1980's had the physique of today's cruiserweights (which would, if it wasn't for not knowing when to quit, mark out Holyfield as one of the all time greats - physically he was a beefed-up cruiserweight but he more than held his own with much bigger class fighters) and, i think, that really muddies the waters in trying to compare them. Also, as you allude, knowing the right time to call it a day should count for more in defining 'greatest heavyweight' - holmes, ali, lois, holyfield (and, one of my favourites, Tommy Farr) all carried on for more fights than they should have done (some were still striving for glory but, admittedly, some had the taxman on their backs and had little choice in the matter) so that's what marks out lennox and marciano as truly great heavyweights for me. Off the top of my head, George Foreman seems to be the only one who had a serious comeback and made it count without ending-up a shadow of his former self.
  12. diddly-dee

    The Joke Thread

    I was standing there, wondering to myself, why is that frisbee getting bigger and bigger. And then it hit me...
  13. diddly-dee

    The Joke Thread

    I've got an inferiority complex. But it's not a very good one.
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