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Old 10-06-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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Can they play something besides Ali once in a while. They must have a huge library of old fights, come on, I've seen enought Ali, Fraiser and Tyson.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, they are blowing off classic wars like Norton-Holmes, Zale-Graziano, Pep-Saddler etc.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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The outdoor Life network has some other classic fights. Two I caught were Duran - Cuevas and Foreman - Morrison.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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Doesn't ESPN have a massive archive of old school fights from Cus D'Amato collection?
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
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I was watching classic fights from the spanish channel last night. Even they're better than espn. I think they're arrogant.

last night was Zarate-Rodolfo Martinez. I don't know if you're into that sort of thing but it's better than watching Ali again. they also put in small clips of other fights but I forgot who.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:52 PM   #6
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I think they have the same 12 fights and it's just on a loop. They have some monkey come in and push the button every week.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #7
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a few weeks back they saw Walcott Louis 1 and 2. ten rounds of Louis Charles, and Louis Ringside.

Follow by Marciano Ringside the week later. The flip flop. Yeah its the same fights. but I would lean with 30 fights per year. And add a new one or so like Fullmer Paret or something.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #8
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anyone remember top rank's top fights of the 70's?
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:11 PM   #9
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Doesn't ESPN have a massive archive of old school fights from Cus D'Amato collection?
They do, yet prefer to play Ali vs Norton, vs Foreman, vs Frazier.....
Sure, they were great fights, but please no more, put some other fighters out there.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:33 PM   #10
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They do, yet prefer to play Ali vs Norton, vs Foreman, vs Frazier.....
Sure, they were great fights, but please no more, put some other fighters out there.
That's what I mean. Why have such a huge and varied archive if you just keep on showing the same fight all the time?
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:00 AM   #11
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That's what I mean. Why have such a huge and varied archive if you just keep on showing the same fight all the time?
Yeah I don't get it. It's probably either some focus group came up with the numbers saying that those are the most popular fights and that's what is going to draw viewers or some sort of copy write deal.
Who knows, all I know is that it's irritating.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:16 AM   #12
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Well you know any Ali fight is a classic, if you go by Espn classics rules.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:22 AM   #13
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ESPNC has been doing this for years now. They must have a team of Ali nuthuggers headed by the supreme priest of nuthuggers, Thomas Hauser or something. I agree with the monkey coming in and pushing a button. I hate Ali fights now. For God's sake, I wish they'd show the other 95% of great fighters who's fights they must have in their vault. It's time for a shakeup at ESPN.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:21 AM   #14
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Basically, besides the "Ringside" shows, which have some quality stuff on them, they just show a whole lot of regular ESPN reruns and Ali fights.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:26 AM   #15
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If I see the Rumble in the Jungle on there one more time I'm gonna scream!!!!
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