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Old 11-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #46
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Willard Johnson is one of my all time faves.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:20 PM   #47
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One fight I watched which I never want to watch again is Eddie Machen vs Ingemar Johannson. Sickening, the referee was appaling.
That was mostly the ref's fault, had he did the right thing and stop it, and not count Machen out which Machen's 2nds are attended to him, just made it even worse.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:22 PM   #48
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what about johnny nelson and carlos de leon,. could put an insomniac to sleep
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:41 PM   #49
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What's wrong with Camacho leonard? I watch it all the time. It is a testimony to Hector's killer instinct and Ray's fragility.

Also, DLH - Chavez is brilliant when you look at the last round DLH unleashing combos in a red blur, forcing a stoppage. Boxing at its best
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:43 PM   #50
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Ali - Holmes
Ali - Berbick
Frazier - Cummings
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:47 PM   #51
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most of the heavyweight unconditioned fights on the 80's the lean-fests of Tubbs,Page,Berbick,Bey,Witherspoon....I Just saw the Ali/Holmes fight for the 1st time since I saw it live.....Ali/Berbick....Johnny Ruiz...Slow Sam Peter

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Old 11-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #52
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This is a fascinating thread.

I'm surprised at how many well educated people have admitted to only seeing some major fights once...or never at all (I think you have to watch a fight multiple times to really analyze it).

It truly goes to show how much we like to view our favorite fighters as successful, unbreakable warriors. And that seeing them KO'ed really is a "death" of sorts.

I will watch all fights multiple times (except a fight where a death was involved or something like that), but I do find some very hard to watch, in a way that is different from other sports losses. Very interesting to see that so many others have similar feelings.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #53
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The first time i watched Leonard-Duran 2 was this year, haven't watched it again.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #54
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This is a fascinating thread.

I'm surprised at how many well educated people have admitted to only seeing some major fights once...or never at all (I think you have to watch a fight multiple times to really analyze it).

It truly goes to show how much we like to view our favorite fighters as successful, unbreakable warriors. And that seeing them KO'ed really is a "death" of sorts.

I will watch all fights multiple times (except a fight where a death was involved or something like that), but I do find some very hard to watch, in a way that is different from other sports losses. Very interesting to see that so many others have similar feelings.

What the hell is there to analyze about Joppy beating up on a ancient Duran? Or a Holmes beating up Ali with parkinson disease? I don't watch those fights because they have zero relevance to anything. If I wanted to see Oscar at his best, I wouldn't watch him beating up an old past it former legend of the sport, I'd watch him overcome Ike Quartey or Fernando Vargas. If I wanted to appreciate the unreal skills and boxing ability of Camacho, an underrated commodity on ESB in my judgment, I'll take a lot at his performance against Bazooka Limon. None of the fights I listed should have even happened as far as I'm concerned. Whoever let Ali in the ring against Holmes...needs shooting.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:12 PM   #55
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The first time i watched Leonard-Duran 2 was this year, haven't watched it again.
Now that is really surprising to me.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:15 PM   #56
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The first time i watched Leonard-Duran 2 was this year, haven't watched it again.

Yea That was a freak fight....
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Now that is really surprising to me.
Really? Why?! I know what happened, not like i need confirmation or that i'm going to watch it to make a case for Duran's credibility on the night (although he took one round clearly!). I just needed to sit and watch it start to finish in the end so it had to be done.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:18 PM   #58
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Really? Why?! I know what happened, not like i need confirmation or that i'm going to watch it to make a case for Duran's credibility on the night (although he took one round clearly!). I just needed to sit and watch it start to finish in the end so it had to be done.
It's a seminal 80's encounter, and you're a very knowledgeable Boxing fan.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:21 PM   #59
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It's a seminal 80's encounter, and you're a very knowledgeable Boxing fan.
Haha, well i've seen it now. I'd always seen the stoppage and the highlights, but i'm one of these people who need to see the full fight to have an opinion.
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What the hell is there to analyze about Joppy beating up on a ancient Duran? Or a Holmes beating up Ali with parkinson disease? I don't watch those fights because they have zero relevance to anything. If I wanted to see Oscar at his best, I wouldn't watch him beating up an old past it former legend of the sport, I'd watch him overcome Ike Quartey or Fernando Vargas. If I wanted to appreciate the unreal skills and boxing ability of Camacho, an underrated commodity on ESB in my judgment, I'll take a lot at his performance against Bazooka Limon. None of the fights I listed should have even happened as far as I'm concerned. Whoever let Ali in the ring against Holmes...needs shooting.
To be honest, I wasn't really talking about you, nor did I mean anything negative by my post at all--not sure what you are taking so personally. I thought it was interesting how many people have a gut reaction to seeing their guy lose in boxing....myself included. I guess that didn't come across very well.
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