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Old 11-16-2009, 11:03 AM   #31
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Default Re: What is the biggest fight in boxing history?

ali/frazier 1

louis/schmelling 2

duran/leonard 1

hagler/hearns
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:28 AM   #32
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I think this title is taken either by Greb-Walker or Armstrong-Ross.
They're justifiable shouts, i'd still opt for Duran-Leonard 1 as my choice though.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #33
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Jack Johnson vs Jim Jefferies
Joe Louis vs Max Schmelling 2
Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 1
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #34
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Ali-Foreman.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #35
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Of publicity and things it definatley goes to Ali Frazier 1 that fight was advertised like crazy
Importance Louis Schmelling 2
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #36
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Cribb Molineux II received more coverage in the contemporary press, than the battle of Trafalgar!

This is not something new!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:44 AM   #37
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Ali-Frazier 1 was the biggest fight ever.

It garnered the most acclaim and actually lived up to the hype.

Louis beating an old Schmeling takes a back seat to it. Non heavyweight superfights like Duran-Leonard or Hagler-Hearns also fall behind.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #38
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I think in purely boxing terms Ai v Frazier 1. Overall though I'd have it at No.3 behind Louis v Schmelling 2 and Johnson v Jeffries because of the political and cultural angles of the other two.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #39
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No, I'm not talking about in terms of combined mass in the ring, I'm talking about in terms of publicity and importance to the boxing world. What fight gets that distinction?
Ali v Frazier1/Johnson v Jeffries, jointly imo.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #40
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Ali v Frazier1/Johnson v Jeffries, jointly imo.
If the Eastern Europeans were around Ali/Frazier would be a bunch of bums.












j/ks.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #41
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Tunney-Dempsey 2
Ali-Frazier 1
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #42
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Louis-Schmelling
Ali-Frazier
Tyson/Holyfield
Tyson/Lewis
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #43
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Hoya v Trinidad and Mayweather

Pretty sure Tyson v Lewis did the highest numbers ever.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #44
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The only acceptable answers imo are Louis/Schemling, Ali/Frazier 1 and my no. 1 pick would be Johnson/Jeffries
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #45
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I thought it was common knowledge that Max was better for Louis 1 than Louis 2?

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