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View Poll Results: Nigel Benn's Best Performance
Chris Eubank I 2 1.94%
Chris Eubank II 8 7.77%
Iran Barkley 11 10.68%
Doug DeWitt 0 0%
Robbie Simms 0 0%
Gerald McClellan 77 74.76%
Lou Gent 1 0.97%
Mauro Galvano II 1 0.97%
Dan Sherry 1 0.97%
Anthony Logan 2 1.94%
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #46
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i agree with pretty much everyone else, but Eubank II was good and Barkley fight was also amazing, explosive.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:22 AM   #47
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Eubank II was very good for the ducking, slipping and weaving and the fact he countered Eubank's counters!

He also ducked and weaved well against McClellan and kept his punches nice and tight that night.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:24 AM   #48
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Eubank II was very good for the ducking, slipping and weaving and the fact he countered Eubank's counters!

He also ducked and weaved well against McClellan and kept his punches nice and tight that night.
watched that live in the pub, great atmosphere. most people thought the fight was close but generally thought he should have just got the nod that night.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:34 AM   #49
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I had Eubank running away with it after six, with Benn winning the second and fourth but having that point deducted in the sixth, which Eubank nicked anyway. However, then he started countering Eubank's counters and evened it up by the 10th...
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:50 AM   #50
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #51
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I had Eubank running away with it after six, with Benn winning the second and fourth but having that point deducted in the sixth, which Eubank nicked anyway. However, then he started countering Eubank's counters and evened it up by the 10th...
Good morning Chris how are you today?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:51 AM   #52
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None of those.

Wharton was his best performance; Doubled his jabs beautifully, moved his feet beautifully, moved his head beautifully, timed his right hands and counter-punched off the ropes.
Shut up, McClellan's his best performance by far
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:13 AM   #53
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Shut up, McClellan's his best performance by far
Can't go along with that - he was punched out of the ring in 30 seconds, outboxed, overpowered, wobbly, knocked down again... he was just determined and McClellan quit.

Against Wharton he was in control from start to finish, jabbing beautifully and using the ring. And Wharton was almost as dangerous as McClellan with his left hooks alone.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:12 AM   #54
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I would say the fight with G-man but the eubank rematch and the blade fights were both very good performances also
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:26 AM   #55
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Shut up, McClellan's his best performance by far
You obviously prefer tear ups to the more subtle style of boxing. Benn ( as the poster explained ) showed a completely different side to his game than the G/ Man fight, against Wharton.
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Can't go along with that - he was punched out of the ring in 30 seconds, outboxed, overpowered, wobbly, knocked down again... he was just determined and McClellan quit.

Against Wharton he was in control from start to finish, jabbing beautifully and using the ring. And Wharton was almost as dangerous as McClellan with his left hooks alone.

It was impressive how he backed McClellan up and countered his jab with left hooks and right hands over the top, while coming forward
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thats a myth
its always a case of a fighter who hasn't crossed the pond and made the fight happen if it never did, unless weight class plays a factor

jones wasn't a good promoter, ruled a weak division, and the common denominator for fighters who didn't fight him is that they stayed in europe and did nothing to improve their chances of fighting him - since most fighters people mention are euro based fighters who pretty much stayed there
Jones cherry picked his oppenents in his prime and relied on the fact that many people rate talent over acheivement in the States. We since found out that Roy was hiding one of the biggest china chins in boxing history.

As for the question I would rank them like so:

G-Man
Eubank II
Barkley (dont rate him that highly but look how Benn handled him compared to Toney)

The reason Benn is so popular is cause he went in as an underdog and won so many times.
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Iran Barkley easily had the tools to ko Nigel Benn.His problem of course was so evident watching that fight.He fought with his hands down and chin out.Got knocked out and whinged about it afterwards.He didn`t prepare himself properly,didn`t respect Benns power and paid for it.
I dont see your point, Benn evidently had the tools to KO Barkley and proceeded to do so.
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Can't go along with that - he was punched out of the ring in 30 seconds, outboxed, overpowered, wobbly, knocked down again... he was just determined and McClellan quit.

Against Wharton he was in control from start to finish, jabbing beautifully and using the ring. And Wharton was almost as dangerous as McClellan with his left hooks alone.
Against G-man he overcame adversity and proceeded to bully and overpower his man to a victory. It personifies the heart and grit Benn was all about. It clearly wasnt his best boxing performance but i do feel its the victory that everyone remembers for the right and wrong reasons, in no uncertain terms it its his most significant victory and finest moment between the ropes.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:22 AM   #60
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I dont see your point, Benn evidently had the tools to KO Barkley and proceeded to do so.
Yes he certainly did,and i`m chuffed that he did so but if Barkley just held his hands up more,realized the danger more he could`ve done better.But you know,he thought overrated limey bum he can`t knock me out but he found out he was in with a puncher similar to Julian Jackson.But what really got me pissed off was him making excuses and whinging afterwards and cursing Benn why he didn`t give him the rematch.
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