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Old 08-10-2007, 07:31 AM   #46
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Moore's clash with Marciano is probably my favourite of the '50s heavyweight championship fights.

Moore started off well, winning the first round narrowly and taking the second easily, knocking Marciano down briefly with one of the perfect counters you will ever see. As Marciano lunged forward, Moore timed his punch flawlessly; his fist made a bolo-like motion, but whipped round to form a straight right that was delivered while moving his upper body backwards. Marciano was dropped as the shot landed smack on his nose/jaw.

But from then on, Moore won perhaps only one more round, two at best. Marciano's grinding assault took its toll on a naturally smaller man and at times, he would throw steady but seemingly limitless combinations that had to be seen to be believed. Moore made an excellent job of defending himself and stung Marciano opportunistically, but there was only so much he could do to fight off a bulldozer. Marciano won through sheer attrition, dropping Moore four times then for a fifth and final time in the ninth. Moore's stand was gallant, but he was thoroughly beaten.
Ok thanks for the description. I shall see that fight by myself then.
Thanks again
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:00 AM   #47
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In no order:

Mike Tyson - Revitalised my interest in boxing.
Rocky Marciano - A great guy and great champion.
Marvin Hagler - The epitome of professionalism.
Tommy Hearns - A class act in and out of the ring.
Brian Mitchell - Proved that hard work can overcome physical limitations.

But I'm learning about fighters all the time, so ask me in 5 months and I could give you a different answer.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:59 AM   #48
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Muhammad Ali - Even after losing the first bout with Frazier, he was my inspiration to go into amateur boxing.

Roberto Duran - Because I couldn't box anything like Ali, so Duran influenced my style. (Meaning, hit as hard as possible, as many times as possible.)

Salvador Sanchez - Because he inherited a logical place in the progression from Alfonso Zamora to Carlos Zarate to Wilfredo Gomez, each of whom I really admired. And Sanchez mighta-coulda-woulda-shoulda been an all time Top 10 featherweight. Heck, he already is in my book.

Marvin Hagler - Grrrrr...

Gene Fullmer - The epitome of the figher with limited tools making the most of what he had. Hard hitting, hard headed, deceptively slick and a helluva good guy if a bit of a square head.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:10 AM   #49
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Marciano/LOUIS/FRAZIER
BENNY LEONARD/TONY CANZANARI
Langford/LAMOTTA/ MICKYWALKER/CONN
Wille Pep/ROBERTO DURAN/KETCHEL/GREB
Jersey Joe WALCOTT/ALI


I CANT PICK 5
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:17 AM   #50
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Marciano/LOUIS/FRAZIER
BENNY LEONARD/TONY CANZANARI
Langford/LAMOTTA/ MICKYWALKER/CONN
Wille Pep/ROBERTO DURAN/KETCHEL/GREB
Jersey Joe WALCOTT/ALI


I CANT PICK 5
Where's Larry?

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Old 08-10-2007, 10:20 AM   #51
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Where's Larry?


NOT CLOSE, DUCKED TOO MANY IN HIS ERA,DID NOT UNIFY, NEVER GAVE A REMATCH AFTER A CONTROVERSIAL WIN HAD A BIG MOUTH, LOST TO SPINKS,CREAMED BY TYSON
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:24 AM   #52
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NOT CLOSE, DUCKED TOO MANY IN HIS ERA,DID NOT UNIFY, NEVER GAVE A REMATCH AFTER A CONTROVERSIAL WIN HAD A BIG MOUTH, LOST TO SPINKS,CREAMED BY TYSON
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:11 PM   #53
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Frank Bruno - Love the guy, could bank on a knockout of some kind whether it be him on the canvas or someone else. Also seems like a great bloke.

Nigel Benn - All his fights were just brutal

Tyson - The man just was entertainment, always could bank on some drama.

Gatti - Uses his head as to block punches what more can you say

This is a list of people I like for their sheer entertainment value
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:22 PM   #54
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1: John Ruiz
2: Bruce Seldon
3: PBF
4: Hector Camacho
5: Chris Eubank
No Primo L?
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:17 PM   #55
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cholo
marvelous
alexis
hearns
pedroza

your stips won't let me add bazooka gomez, tito, saad muhammad, hilario zapata, or vita dejesus.

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Old 08-10-2007, 06:52 PM   #56
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Sonny Liston
Jack Dempsey
Cleveland {Big Cat} Williams
Rocky Marciano
George Chuvalo
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:50 AM   #57
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My all-time top five:

Bobby Chacon
Danny "Little Red" Lopez
Matthew Saad
Roberto Duran
Joe Frazier

My bottom five:

Gene Fullmer
Carmen Basilio
Marvin Johnson
Eduardo Lausse
Florentino Fernandez

Honourable mentions:

Jake LaMotta
Alexis Arguello
Fighting Harada
Rocky Marciano
Jack Dempsey
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:05 AM   #58
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My all-time top five:

Bobby Chacon
Danny "Little Red" Lopez
Matthew Saad
Roberto Duran
Joe Frazier

My bottom five:

Gene Fullmer
Carmen Basilio
Marvin Johnson
Eduardo Lausse
Florentino Fernandez

Honourable mentions:

Jake LaMotta
Alexis Arguello
Fighting Harada
Rocky Marciano
Jack Dempsey
intersting and good list
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:05 AM   #59
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Duran
Hopkins
Hagler
Pryor
Whitaker

Honorable Mentions
Sanchez
Barrera
Liston
Saad Muhammad
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:07 AM   #60
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