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> I've just about had it with Showtime, Even more Tarver?!
Chi-Town
post Jan 28 2008, 03:24 PM
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OK...when is Showtime gonna take their arms from around Antonio Tarver's sack? They just announced that his fight with Clinton Woods will be on April12 and will be a co-feature with Dawson-Johnson and for,yes, thats right, the THIRD time they are trying to sell this thing as a buildup to Dawson-Tarver. Is it really that hard to figure out that Tarver will do everything he can to avoid fighting Chad Dawson? Didn't Showtime learn that they surpassed HBO in quality in 2005 and 2006 by SELLING FIGHTS and not trying to sell fighters a la HBO? Somebody please make this stop...
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post Jan 28 2008, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(Chi-Town @ Jan 28 2008, 09:24 PM) [snapback]376724[/snapback]
OK...when is Showtime gonna take their arms from around Antonio Tarver's sack? They just announced that his fight with Clinton Woods will be on April12 and will be a co-feature with Dawson-Johnson and for,yes, thats right, the THIRD time they are trying to sell this thing as a buildup to Dawson-Tarver. Is it really that hard to figure out that Tarver will do everything he can to avoid fighting Chad Dawson? Didn't Showtime learn that they surpassed HBO in quality in 2005 and 2006 by SELLING FIGHTS and not trying to sell fighters a la HBO? Somebody please make this stop...


i dont see what your problem is. I think it will be a pretty good fight, with a good chance of an "upset".
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post Jan 28 2008, 03:43 PM
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I don't care for Tarver but the fight is interesting. I cannot get sick of Showtime myself. They are crushing HBO IMO. And now that EliteXC has signed some name fighters, Show are the kings as far as combat sports in comcerned. Comon, Marqeuz/Vasquez III........................FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post Jan 28 2008, 03:43 PM
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c'mon, you know alot of people will tune in just in case tarver gets his ass kicked. the guy has zero fans but plenty of people know his name and would like nothing better than to see him get stretched. i doubt that he ever fights dawson, and i bet tarvers just hoping that his name gets tossed into this old timers tournament that seems to be going on right now (jones, hopkins, trinidad, etc.)
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post Jan 28 2008, 03:47 PM
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Another thing is that Showtime, for the most part, showcases the major talent early. They find the quality fighters, then HBO offers them a contract they can't pass up. Look at all the fighters that Showtime would showcase BEFORE HBO. Plenty. I respect Showtime much more than I do HBO when it comes to boxing.
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post Jan 28 2008, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE(moscow bear @ Jan 28 2008, 02:30 PM) [snapback]376725[/snapback]
i dont see what your problem is. I think it will be a pretty good fight, with a good chance of an "upset".



I don't have a problem with the fight at all. I think it will be a close one, so much in fact that when the betting lines open I don't think either guy will be a huge favorite, so whoever wins I don't think it will be an upset (I'm talking about Tarver-Woods). I LOVE the Dawson-Johnson fight much more as it is a much more interesting matchup.

Anyway, my beef is that this is the 3rd consecutive Tarver fight that Showtime has billed as a set up for a showdown with Dawson and it's obvious the fight won't get made or else they would have already made it after Tarver's first tune-up, or even the second one...I'm just trying to make the point that Shotime has been chasing this fight for a year like its gonna be Hagler-Hearns II and that could prove to be problematic for them in the long run.
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post Jan 28 2008, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE(Chi-Town @ Jan 28 2008, 03:52 PM) [snapback]376729[/snapback]
I don't have a problem with the fight at all. I think it will be a close one, so much in fact that when the betting lines open I don't think either guy will be a huge favorite, so whoever wins I don't think it will be an upset (I'm talking about Tarver-Woods). I LOVE the Dawson-Johnson fight much more as it is a much more interesting matchup.

Anyway, my beef is that this is the 3rd consecutive Tarver fight that Showtime has billed as a set up for a showdown with Dawson and it's obvious the fight won't get made or else they would have already made it after Tarver's first tune-up, or even the second one...I'm just trying to make the point that Shotime has been chasing this fight for a year like its gonna be Hagler-Hearns II and that could prove to be problematic for them in the long run.

I here what you are saying, but what else would you expect from the sport of boxing? But like most posters already stated, this is by no means an easy fight for Milkdud. I would call it a pick-em fight, it depends on what Tarver shows up.
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post Jan 28 2008, 04:11 PM
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QUOTE(Lil-lightsout @ Jan 28 2008, 10:05 PM) [snapback]376730[/snapback]
I here what you are saying, but what else would you expect from the sport of boxing? But like most posters already stated, this is by no means an easy fight for Milkdud. I would call it a pick-em fight, it depends on what Tarver shows up.



I actually think that Tarver will be a solid favorite bettingwise. A lot of bookies dont know shit.......
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post Jan 28 2008, 05:41 PM
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I just let Showtime go. For me...I had not seen a really good fight on there for some time.....so I canned it. Not to mention the fact that I don't see anything too interesting on the horizon.

I always hear people say Showtime is spanking HBO's ass.....there was a time about 2 years ago, where I thought they were just as good as HBO....but for me...they have NEVER actually surpassed HBO.

And that's not saying HBO is giving me all I want to see and more....it's just that they do tend to toss out the more interesting fights for me...couple that along with their line up of shows.....Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO Documentaries.....as compared to TOTAL CRAP...like Weeds, Tudors....the only thing Showtime had that I liked was Dexter....which is now moving to CBS.

I'm a HW fan in a drought of an era....so HBO has the top HW...and gave me Povetkin/Chambers and Oleg/Peter.....the choice was easy for me.
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post Jan 28 2008, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE(moscow bear @ Jan 28 2008, 03:11 PM) [snapback]376731[/snapback]
I actually think that Tarver will be a solid favorite bettingwise. A lot of bookies dont know shit.......


You may be right about that one...LMAO at your sig!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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