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I like BJS but having seen his last fight I can’t see him winning a world title. There are just too many good and powerful fighters ahead of him and there are others around the same age and younger who are better than him. He’s a good quality European level fighter but I doubt he’ll be much better than that. Once he steps up to true world level he’ll get found out and beat. I wish him well though. He’s a good pro.

Posted September 20, 2013 3:51 pm 


It’s all up for grabs and hopefully we will see who is better in time I value your opinion and macklin has more pro experience than bjs and experience in big title fights but bjs also has excellent amateur pedigree a lot depends on how macklin comes back from his last loss to ggg it’s a personal opinion but for me macklin is the lower end of world class and with the exception of the sturm decision which I believe he should have got granted he has since been beaten by 2 great fighters and there is no shame in that between him and barker it’s close hopefully we will find out who’s better ,I like what I’ve seen of bjs so far but I wouldn’t argue with anyone who had him further down the British rankings , peace !

Posted September 19, 2013 3:52 pm 


another touch of the “Last fight syndrome”

one guy thinks Macklin would be a Stepping Stone for BJS..
Now another puts Macklin in Fourth place ….among British middles!

For example…take away both Barker and Macklins last fight…..Macks cv overwhelmingly trumps Barker….

Posted September 19, 2013 8:57 am 


I saw bjs training and sparring at the tko and I have to say I would take him to beat macklin I accept that sparring and fighting are 2 different things but bjs is a very clever fighter on the way up I think Murray is the best in Britain then barker then bjs

Posted September 19, 2013 6:18 am 


I think BJS does have power but his team have done a good job bringing him along so far in his career. BJS has done 12 rounds several times already and in doing so has been gaining experience and learning his craft in the best place possible…the ring. I think doing so many 12 rounders has been a deliberate ploy on the part of Jimmy Tibbs. BJS will have learned far more from doing all those rounds than he would have from KO’ing a bunch of out-classed no-hopers. I expect BJS to perform well on Saturday night and it should be a cracking fight!!!

Posted September 19, 2013 5:48 am 


Saunders looks good so far,but lacks some power from the last time I saw him.A Macklin fight might be putting him in to deep at this point,but who knows it could be the best thing for him.Stepping up has to happen sooner or later,and a solid fighter with a good mind set will always learn and come back stronger from a lost,if it happens.

Posted September 19, 2013 5:08 am 


Macklin would be a useful scalp for BJS eh Mick? touch of “Last fight syndrome” there ……you sure about that ?….I feel you are rushing to judgement a bit…too hasty denigrate Macklin and excessively elevate BJS….far too early to say that yet.

Posted September 19, 2013 3:36 am 

Mick the Marmalizer

Close one to call this one, but I’d lean toward B.J.S. If successful why not a fight with Macklin? It would be an opportunity to add another notch on the Lonsdale belt + provide a useful scalp. I’d like to see Saunders take a few contests abroad & go for the EBU title next year. Within 18-24 months I see him as #1 in the UK @ 160Lb & a real threat to anyone in the World.

Posted September 19, 2013 3:01 am 


Really looking forward to the BJS vs Ryder fight.

Posted September 19, 2013 2:33 am 

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