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Old 09-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Folks,

Whether or not this fight sustained intense action throughout or not, is irrelevant... This battle of George Foreman and Michael Moorer going to war with the IBF and WBA titles on the line in Las Vegas remains a classical favorite of mine...

NOW! Regardless of what critics and haters may think, I had the fight scored 7 to 2 over 9 rounds fought in favor of Moorer going into the fateful / historical 10th round against Foreman in 1994...

Rds as follows:

1. 10-9 "Moorer"
2. 10-9 "Foreman"
3. 10-9 "Moorer"
4. 10-9 "Moorer"
5. 10-9 "Moorer"
6. 10-9 "Moorer"
7. 10-9 "Moorer"
8. 10-9 "Foreman"
9. 10-9 "Moorer"

Round 10, Foreman KO's Moorer to win the titles of the IBF and WBA...

This fight rates up there in my top-10 ATG personal great fights to my liking... WORD!

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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It crowned the most idiotic former champion in the history of the sport, and Ive seen more action on a heavybag.
Atlas, STOP moving to your right, hes trying to set you up. Stop moving to your right, hes trying to set you up. I think Atlas needed a baseball bat to get through to that thick headed schmuck.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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It crowned the most idiotic former champion in the history of the sport, and Ive seen more action on a heavybag.
Atlas, STOP moving to your right, hes trying to set you up. Stop moving to your right, hes trying to set you up. I think Atlas needed a baseball bat to get through to that thick headed schmuck.
Yeah but it took place in the 90s.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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Moorer was never a real mover. He liked to trade by nature.. BUT! It was foolish of him...

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:22 PM   #5
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Foreman was competitive in spurts, but it was clear that he was looking for a single shot. This was a bold move as everyone had classified Foreman as a clubber who had to overwhelm his opponents with punches in order to stop them.

Moorer was helping Foreman to an extent by putting himself out there and fighting a stupid fight at times, but I give him credit for trying to look impressive against the older man unlike many of the champions who are content on going for a points win against an opponent that they can easily outbox from a distance. He was trying to show that he was a champion to be taken seriously, he just wasn't.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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You ever notice that many "Black" fighters are also screaming for respect? Michael Moorer in KO mag. back in 1994 was whining about being "Disrespected." I get SO TIRED of hearing that **** from the latest jive-turkey on the block who thinks he's owed something... "I'm being disrespected." Yeah, **** off....

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Notice that George Foreman never whined or uttered them words during his comeback... Oh, sure, people scoffed when Foreman returned in 1987, but Foreman never lashed out there with any harsh words in return.... That's class.....

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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Yeah but he could have fought the exact fight, just changing his movement patterns and he would have cruised to victory. The fact it took George so long to capitalize on Moorers mistakes is really telling as to how slow he was. I think it was Clancy who kept commenting that the openings were there and George could see them but he was just too slow to "pull the trigger" as he called it.
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Yeah but he could have fought the exact fight, just changing his movement patterns and he would have cruised to victory. The fact it took George so long to capitalize on Moorers mistakes is really telling as to how slow he was. I think it was Clancy who kept commenting that the openings were there and George could see them but he was just too slow to "pull the trigger" as he called it.
26 year old Moorer stood in the pocket against 45 year old Foreman and was much quicker with his punches, but Foreman and his willpower never gave up and took his time to find the right time as to when Moorer was ready to be mugged... The KO in round 10 was a woody popper for me...

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:57 PM   #9
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Me too. I couldn't believe it and I was happy for George but I was also embarrassed for Moorer
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:39 PM   #11
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I wonder how the perception of Moorer would change, if at all if he had outpointed George more clearly then Holyfield.

Also, if the perception of him having a weak chin would change at all.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:38 PM   #13
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From and emotional point of view, that fight is top notch, like watching Rocky

From a pure boxing point of view, it is so and so; Foreman's willpower against the ****y champion, that gets himself KOed
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Foreman was dead tired in that 10th round. He fell off balance a few times swinging for the fences with left hooks. I can't believe Moorer just stood there, right in front of the guy. George got a gift against Moorer. Both in terms of the title shot itself and Moorer's fight strategy. And then George ****ped on the championship by selecting Schultz as his first defense. He was hoping to defend against Tyson for mega bucks, and he didn't want to fight anyone good...And yet Axel still kicked his butt. Shameful period in heavyweight history thanks to reverend George!
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Short right hand from Foreman. Foreman was much better three years earlier against Holyfield, true, but still one of Moorer's better performances... through nine rounds, that is. Uhm, Moorer is always moving to his right to land that very nice jab. His problem was when he stopped moving to his right. Short right hand from Foreman.
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