Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

 
  


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2009, 03:46 AM   #1
My2Sense
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,971
vCash: 1000
Default Joe Miceli fights on Youtube

Here are some fights I recently uploaded of Joe Miceli, the famous perennial welterweight contender and trialhorse of the '50s and early '60s. Thanks to our Raging B(_)LL for sending me these fights.

Miceli was considered a very formidable contender at one time. He was sort of like a WW version of Razor Ruddock. Like Ruddock, his best punch was a kooky-looking left uppercut, which could knock a fighter out cold with one shot.

Miceli's peak as a contender was in 1950 and '51. In that time, he won 2 out of 3 with reigning lightweight champ Ike Williams, permanently foiling his efforts to earn a shot at the WW title, and also lost a very close, hard-fought split decision to Kid Gavilan just a few months before Gavilan won the WW title. In that time, Miceli also fought to a draw with future MW champ Joey Giardello and beat future WW champ Virgil Akins. In late '52, however, he was stopped for the first time in his career by Johnny Bratton after a brutal slugfest. The loss proved to be something of a turning point in Miceli's career. Following that loss, he fought fellow comebacking contender Gil Turner, who was coming off a stoppage loss to Gavilan in a title challenge. The result is here:
BORKED

After that fight, Miceli lost his status as a serious prospect and instead settled into the role of a gatekeeper - losing most of his big fights, but still retaining enough to test and occasionally even upset other contenders. His training habits also became increasingly questioned as his career progressed. However, he still remained a dangerous opponent throughout the decade, as this fight with up-and-coming future LW champ Bud Smith demonstrated:
BORKED

Probably his most notable feat in the latter part of the decade was ending the career of two-time welter champ Johnny Saxton with a brutal 4th round stoppage, not too long after Saxton's second title reign had ended.

By the end of the '50s, Miceli was pretty much washed up and was just being used as fodder for the decade's new crop of rising stars, ie: Curtis Cokes and Luis Rodriguez. Here, he is thrown in with a prime Gene Fullmer in what proved to be a total mismatch. The fight was hyped by the fact that Miceli had recently KO'd one of Fullmer's brothers, thus giving it the "grudge match" angle. In reality though, it was just a quick workout and payday for Fullmer in between his more important fights.
BORKED
My2Sense is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
GPater11093
Barry
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 19,025
vCash: 836
Default Re: Joe Miceli fights on Youtube

thanks for this
GPater11093 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013