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I live in the south of England and write for a number of online sports publications. I predominantly write on Cricket and Boxing but do sometimes dabble in other sports. If you like my stuff you can follow me on Twitter: @LWOSGarryWhite

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Parker is fighting Hughie Fury. Tyson’s cousin. Slimmer and less talented than Tyson with a pumped up unbeaten record. Feast of boxing it won’t be. It’s this weekend.

Will Anthony Joshua need to form his own 'Bum of the Month Club'?

Me too! Ortiz is the most challenging I think. Wilder in my view would be perfect for Joshua and ripe for an early KO..

Will Anthony Joshua need to form his own 'Bum of the Month Club'?

Totally agree. I can also see Ortiz beating Wilder, who I think is hugely over rated and flattered by his record. A bit of a symptom of the lack of quality in the heavy division.
I think Parker V Fury is tough to call. Parker has obvious limitations and Fury’s record is paper thin, with one semi decent win on it. Also has been inactive and injured, so tough call as to how he will be on day. book makers have Parker as very narrow favourite. Both would be cannon fodder for Joshua.

Will Anthony Joshua need to form his own 'Bum of the Month Club'?

Thanks Drew. Yeah Parker V Fury will actually be a tough one to call. Bookmakers have nothing in it, with parker marginal favourite. Could go either way, but wouldn’t expect a feast of boxing. Joshua would have little difficulty with either.
Look forward to the article on Tommy Browne. Mundine looks well past his best and Browne very limited. Would stoke up interest, especially considering his sad story, and guarantee a reasonable pay day… What are your thoughts on it?

Will Anthony Joshua need to form his own 'Bum of the Month Club'?

Agreed. I think it’s just a keep active fight now that the rematch with Klitschko won’t happen. Ortiz is widely considered to be his next move, but feels like an uneccessary risk, considering the potential pay day with Wilder. Fame and payday will also be huge if he can become undisputed champ… Not including Parker’s WBO belt.

Will Anthony Joshua need to form his own 'Bum of the Month Club'?

Thanks Martin. Agree that Mayweather will will decisively…

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

Fair comment. He has gone from nowhere to fabulously wealthy ins short time. And couldn’t make money out of this bout if people didn’t want to watch or are susceptible enough to be convinced that they need to watch it. Hence them desperately selling the fight in the basest way possible. That’s the naked truth behind all the trash talk.
Remember reading that Tony Tucker apologised to Lennox Lewis after Don King forced him to “sell the fight” by hurling abuse at Lewis. Maybe this is what the public wants… Very sad if so…

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

Yeah, not out of the question that it could happen earlier…

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

True. Never had so many viewing options, but overall quality has been reduced. Boxing itself appears to be in perpetual decline. It’s natural audience squeezed by MMA. As much as I dislike Mayweather, anything but a resounding victory would signal the death rattle for boxing.

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

Yes. Might throw a speculative punt on the 10th round. Can’t see Floyd taking any chances until McGregor has run out of gas, he will them systematically pick him off in the later rounds.

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

Thank you. I am staggered at the betting market, and agree they are just romantic bets. I think there is real value there for the big players to collect on Mayweather and expect them to do so.
Th price on Mcgregor represents zero value, but it doesn’t seem to deter.

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

Agreed. You could carve a prediction in rock now in all confidence that it will be correct.

The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century

Thanks Martin. I totally agree!

What Carnera and a Kangaroo tell us about Mayweather versus McGregor

Thanks Jimbob.. I wouldn’t disagree with any of that. I think he does have a slim punchers chance. Also, every fighter, no matter how good they are eventually finds out that the tank is empty at some point. Floyd is nearing that age but has provided little evidence of it yet.
He is such a skilled defensive technician though that it is hard to believe that Mcgregor will catch him. he will need to come out all guns blazing, but I suspect Mayweather to just pick him off at will. No fan of either of them to be honest either and I find Mayweather especially disagreeable. In all honesty I know very little about UFC as don’t follow it, so would have a preference for the boxer to win decisively…

What Carnera and a Kangaroo tell us about Mayweather versus McGregor

I guess that would at least make it interesting!! I think he will quickly grow to hate those big gloves on his hands and the restriction of the Queensbury rules.
He has no chance, as would Floyd is he ever tried UFC. Floyd may be greedy but he isn’t stupid and his ego wouldn’t allow him to risk looking a mug. He has the power to make McGregor hit thin air for as many rounds as he wants and will pick him off on the counter. McGregor could end up looking very foolish. But the 100 million pay day should at least soften the blow!!

What Carnera and a Kangaroo tell us about Mayweather versus McGregor

or good form.. depending on how you look at it!

Bangladesh tour could derail Australia's Ashes plans

Thanks. Glad it hit the mark..

Stolen dream: The sad tale of Billy Collins Jr.

To each their own. But I personally find T20 boring and predictable. It reminds me of the scene in Anchorman when they come up with a new format for sports casting… Which just involves 2 second clips of big hits and a voiceover that just continuously repeats “whammo!” The IPL commentary is only a step or 2 up from this.

On the importance of Test cricket

Really enjoyed this..

When a bowler can clap batsmen giving them stick

Only a matter of time before someone suggests a “bowl out” after 5 days. Like a cricket version of a penalty shoot out.
Draws are a rarity these days but still a crucial part of the games make up. Just because batsman no longer seem able to lay down a rearguard action, is no reason to adept the rules.
Defiant defence can be as engrossing as rapid stroke play… Depending on the circumstances. Lifeless pitches, where both sides stroll to 600-4 isn’t entertaining and it’s probably here where things could be improved…

How to get rid of draws in Test cricket, if we must

Thanks Chris. Bit of a rush job this one but glad it hit the mark…

Ugo Ehiogu: A sad loss

Top article and nicely written. From a fellow Test Cricket lover way over in England. Keep writing and sharing your thoughts. I was an avid writer until I left school and then let it slip. Just recently picked it up again after 20 years. The Roar is a great place to get your message out there…

The life of a young Test cricket fan

Ha-ha… The best way. I too am apt to go off at tangents!!

If 'The Fonz' were a cricketer

Don’t you just hate it when they do that… I enjoyed the line about “parking his triumph at first slip” though…

If 'The Fonz' were a cricketer

I agree with all the comments on the thread. The plight of Coventry is especially sad as despite growing up on the South Coast they were always a team that I held a soft spot for. It dates back to the 1987 FA Cup final where as a 10 year old I watched (on the TV) them beat Tottenham in the FA Cup Final; Keith Houchen’s diving header and all. Happy days when the FA cup still meant something. Sad old competition now… farmed out to a Saturday evening for the TV companies and its historical legacy chipped away at.

English Football can bang on all it likes about its history but at the top end it is largely a system of foreign owned franchises, with foreign coaches and players. This by itself is not actually bad. But it is obvious that there will be certain consequences to this change. Its a sad fact that many of the owners that come into Football are singularly unsuitable for it… megalomaniacs, glory hunters, snake oil salesman or incompetents. Orient, much to their misfortune, have an owner that ticks all of these boxes.
The globalisation point is a good one. I take my kids (primary school age) to a football club to train. I live about 20 miles from London (Bournemouth is my team – proof that good things can happen!!) and expected to be met with loads of little kids in Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs or even Man City, Liverpool and Man U strips.
To my astonishment It mostly wasn’t. Over half the kids wore Barcelona shirts and considered themselves Barca fans. What hope do orient have when even Chelsea or Man U aren’t even high profile enough for todays kids.

The positive is that the further you go down the levels in England the more it feels like the old game. I have some friends outside of England that marvel at how well the game is supported down the divisions in England.. Even as far down at the conference North / South level..

The “We” will not stop coming despite Coventry being in League 2. The Pot hunters will.. But who needs them anyway!!

Leyton Orient FC and the glorious 'we'