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Old 05-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #16
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Sibson vs Minter, listening to it on the radio in my bedroom with my big bro.

I remember boxing on the radio too.

What the ****.


The fights that tend to come to my mind unbidden are the fights where somebody was hurt. Sad but true.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:58 PM   #17
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I remember boxing on the radio too.

What the ****.


The fights that tend to come to my mind unbidden are the fights where somebody was hurt. Sad but true.

Yes, you've got a point there. i remember waking up the following morning after Johnny Owen's fight with Lupe Pintor and hearing the news that he was in a bad way. I was gutted.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:08 PM   #18
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Yes, you've got a point there. i remember waking up the following morning after Johnny Owen's fight with Lupe Pintor and hearing the news that he was in a bad way. I was gutted.

Docherty-Murray was the one that hit me the hardest.

Watson was my favourite boxer when he got hurt. Not been able to watch that KO since. I watch up until then though, it's Watson's best performance. But when it comes close to the KO I get a feeling like i'm going to puke. The oddest thing.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:31 PM   #19
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Duran - Moore

The first fight I can ever remember watching live.

I still get queasy when the 8th round rolls around - Ernesto Magana sucked.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:28 PM   #20
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Duran-Barkley

I vaguely remember when I was a kid of this match. My father and grandfather were in great spirits over the whole thing, as Duran was one of their all-time favorites. Barkley had challenged Duran, in the hopes of defeating him, to avenge his friend Davey Moore's loss to the 'Hands of Stone'.

For what was supposed to be an easy night for Barkley, turned out to be a highly competitive fight from bell to bell. Duran was nearing his 40's, but held his own the whole scheduled distance. When the verdict was read, there were no two happier people on this Earth, with the exception of Duran, than my father and grandfather.

Duran won a razor thin decision over 'The Blade'.

Now, years later, I have reviewed this fight a few times, and while it gets closer and closer, I think the decision was true. Many still to this day dispute the decision, saying that Barkley had the upper hand, but in my eyes, Duran edged it.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:34 PM   #21
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Don Steele vs Ray Mercer

I remember it because it was one fight on television that I actually enjoyed between two heavyweights. It renewed my interest in boxing, because at the time I hadn't followed it in so long and was working construction, so I was pretty busy. Steele, I think, was undefeated or had only one loss, but made claims that he hit as hard as Mercer. Mercer, on the other hand, was on the come back trail, but had limited success.

It went well for a few rounds, until Mercer suddenly got the upperhand, and knocked Steele through the ropes and won on a TKO. It was the second time in a row that Mercer had done this feat. During the post fight interviews, Mercer was asked if Steele hit hard, and Mercer was quick to say that Steele didn't and that his chin proved not to be as good as his either.

Steele's name was tougher than he was evidentially.
Suddenly got the upper hand?

Every round of that fight was a 10-8. Steele didn't last a single shot, literally.

Complete and total slaughter.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:46 PM   #22
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Probably not my best choice of words. What I meant was, Mercer suddenly came on with the big bombs and had Steele reeling.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #23
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hi there al im the guy who knocked bruce grandham over the ropes lol theres a site called itv source were you could get copy of the fight, glad it entertained you, yours in sport neil malpass
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:17 AM   #24
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #25
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Plenty of big fights stand out and when I first got interested, McGuigan was in his pomp against Pedrosa etc, Eubank and the Benn wars also but for some reason Thompson Vs Rothman stands out for me. Maybe because yeah you see fighters in trouble who land a big bomb out of the blue but Thompson looked sad, tired, beaten and broken over a series of rounds, even the commentators were asking the ref to stop it; then.............................BANG!!! and the Cat's small indian summer begins.
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