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Old 04-28-2010, 06:28 AM   #1
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Default HBO Legenday Nights: Hagler vs Hearns

With it being the anniversary of one of the greatest fights off all time, thought it would good to do a book club style thread where we watch the fight and the Legendary Nights documentary.

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Old 04-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #2
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That whole series is brilliant my favourite being Taylor v Chavez which is really poignant when you see the state of Taylor now
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:15 AM   #3
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brilliant.. enjoyed that.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #4
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I actually think the fight is overrated.

1st round: One of the greatest rounds ever.

2nd round dies down a bit.

Hagler takes Hearns out in the 3rd.

Amazing to think a super fight could be so explosive, but knowing what we do of Haglers chin and Hearns suspect durability (at times, he was full of heart) I think it was more of a case of 'you had to be there'.

Only my opinion, too of my favourite fighters as well, but never really a winnable fight for Hearns IMO.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #5
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I've made quite a few posts saying this fight is overated. Bar the cut the fight is effectively over after 90 seconds.

After the end of the 1st its just a walk down job for Hagler with a bit of suspense added due to Steele calling "time" to look at Haglers cut.

Thats not to say its not a great fight, just not the Top 3 fight of All Time that a lot of people make it.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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I've made quite a few posts saying this fight is overated. Bar the cut the fight is effectively over after 90 seconds.

After the end of the 1st its just a walk down job for Hagler with a bit of suspense added due to Steele calling "time" to look at Haglers cut.

Thats not to say its not a great fight, just not the Top 3 fight of All Time that a lot of people make it.
Phew. Thought for a second I might get flamed off the board
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:48 AM   #7
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Phew. Thought for a second I might get flamed off the board
Its got me in a few rucks mate!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:56 AM   #8
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I can imagine but I'd say Moon-Konadu 1 is a better fight. And that ain't in my top 20.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:59 AM   #9
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I like the Tyson vs Douglas one.... and also Bowe vs Golota/Holyfield pair.

Not quite sure where Rock Newman came from, but he's certainly not from this planet
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The Bowe/Holyfield is my fave..........Arguello/Pryor is a good one too.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:08 AM   #11
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i think its down to the face it was a "Mega Fight" that lived up to the hype. they so rarley do. same in all sports. how often is the FA cup final a good match?? when you get to the top of any sport the level is so high that big fights will be tense affairs rather than thrillers.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #12
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I wish they'd bring Legendary Nights back. With the success of HBO's 24/7 series I thought would capitalise on it by bringing it back.

So many fights to choose from.

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:13 AM   #13
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I wish they'd bring Legendary Nights back. With the success of HBO I thought would capitalise on it by bringing it back.

So many fights to choose from.
Now theres an idea for a thread right there!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #14
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Now theres an idea for a thread right there!!

On you go then Gaz. Pick up the baton and go with it.
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I like the Tyson vs Douglas one.... and also Bowe vs Golota/Holyfield pair.

Not quite sure where Rock Newman came from, but he's certainly not from this planet
what happened to rock
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