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Old 10-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
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Suprised nobody didnt mention JMM\Pac 1...To get KD 3 times and comeback to get a draw speaks volumes IMO.

JMM show his ass that night.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:51 PM   #18
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Holyfield
I was sort of staggered no one mentioned him before now.

Holyfield vs Foreman
Holyfield vs Tyson I
Holyfield vs Bowe I,II,III
Holyfield vs Qawi
Holyfield vs Bert Cooper

All of these fights that Evander had to really dig in, either win or loose.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #19
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JMM is numero uno..
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #20
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Arturo Gatti has to be at the top of this list. He would take punishment no other fighter could take, then somehow land a bomb and hurt his opponent.

Sugar Ray Leonard was dangerous when he was hurt. The key is that he was hurt so few times, people don't remember.

Currently, JMM takes the top spot. It's almost like he doesn't really turn it up until he gets nailed.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #21
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Floyd Mayweather has to be an obvious one

Against Manfredy, Mayweather had a broken hand and fought the last few rounds to see it out an still win the fight
huh? Mayweather-Manfredy only lasted 2 rounds.

I'd say Cotto of the active fighters (GOD aka Morales notwithstanding). Hurt badly against Corley and Torres, beaten with bricks by Margo, cut badly against Clottey and Judah, staggered by Mayweather.

I remember when they showed him in the corner cut badly by Clottey and he smiled, winked and got back to business. Badass.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #22
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huh? Mayweather-Manfredy only lasted 2 rounds.

I'd say Cotto of the active fighters (GOD aka Morales notwithstanding). Hurt badly against Corley and Torres, beaten with bricks by Margo, cut badly against Clottey and Judah, staggered by Mayweather.

I remember when they showed him in the corner cut badly by Clottey and he smiled, winked and got back to business. Badass.

My bad, it was Hernandez when he broke his hand

Cotto is a true warrior
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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I was sort of staggered no one mentioned him before now.

Holyfield vs Foreman
Holyfield vs Tyson I
Holyfield vs Bowe I,II,III
Holyfield vs Qawi
Holyfield vs Bert Cooper

All of these fights that Evander had to really dig in, either win or loose.
How about Holyfield vs Mercer
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #24
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Cotto. Gatti.

Cotto was never meant to be a fighter with immense stamina, so to see him roaring back at torres, corley, and other instances where he was hurt, really showed how a cornered jackal is always more dangerous.



I appreciate Juan Manuel Lopez too, it hurts him more than helps. For example, I dont think Ive ever seen the man clinch in my life. Its truly astonishing. But with those big, thick legs, he manages to fight round after round on queer street. And with that power, a wounded JML is as dangerous as anybody. I rarely see a guy be able to fight 5+ godamn rounds on queer street the entire time. The mtagwa fight gives me chills to this day. Heart & ego make up 99% of that guy.

Unfortinately if he doesnt smarten up soon and get a new trainer, or atleast learn to clinch when hes hurt. His career will be a short one.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #25
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Yeah Holyfields a great example, he was a warrior and when he was hurt he always came roaring back with something. Can remember watching the Cooper fight, Cooper gave Holyfield a count and then Holyfield came back and smashed the **** out of him.


Think Larry Holmes was a good example as well, knocked down many times but always came back strong.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #26
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Arturo Gatti has to be at the top of this list. He would take punishment no other fighter could take, then somehow land a bomb and hurt his opponent.

Sugar Ray Leonard was dangerous when he was hurt. The key is that he was hurt so few times, people don't remember.

Currently, JMM takes the top spot. It's almost like he doesn't really turn it up until he gets nailed.
Spot on about Leonard, such a gutsy fighter, if he was tagged he was prepared to trade in the trenches.

How would people rate Tommy Hearns' ability to fight in adversity?
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #27
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How about Holyfield vs Mercer
Ofcourse, forgot that one!
The great thing about Evander is that of all of his fights, at least 50% of them where candidates for the fight of the year. But people had a tendency to loose faith in him, because he would do mediocre fights against mediocre opposition. Evander has always been at his best when he has fought the best.

The opposite of Tyson who always looked terrific\invincible against mediocre opposition, and lost or was in trouble everytime he fought someone really good.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #28
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Chris Eubank. Chris Eubank. Chris Eubank.
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Chorisa againt Helenius and Vitali.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #30
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Chris Eubank. Chris Eubank. Chris Eubank.
Excellent call.

The Eubank from Benn 1, Watson 2, Calzaghe, Thompson 1 & 2 was outstanding in the face of adversity. He was finished from exhaustion in the 11th round of Watson 2 and then he found one of the greatest uppercuts ever thrown in a british boxing ring.

The punishment Eubank withstood from prime Benn before stopping him in the 1st fight was massive and even in the Calzaghe fight, Eubank had Calzaghe ****ed up in that 12th round.
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