Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

 
  


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
Stevie G
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London,England
Posts: 9,282
vCash: 1000
Default Alan Minter - Tony Sibson rematch...?

What would have happened if these two had got together again in early 1982 ? Minter was leading on the cards until Sibbo got his shock ko punch in,to end their September '81 bout. Was Tony's victory just one of those lightning strikes moments,or was Alan over the hill ? He looked pretty tasty just three months before,against Mustafa Hamsho.
Stevie G is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
laxpdx
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,389
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Alan Minter - Tony Sibson rematch...?

More of the same. Minter's tendency to cut was his undoing, esp. against rough MW's like Sibson and Hamsho.
laxpdx is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
lora
Fighting Zapata
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,555
vCash: 500
Default Re: Alan Minter - Tony Sibson rematch...?

Don't think Minter looked that good against Hamsho, nowhere near the offensive output he had in the late 70s and seemed to be fighting scared(of cuts) after the Hagler disaster.solid boxing still, but not as effective as he had been.

Sibson undid him with some superb technical punching after early probing work from both fighters.It wasn't really an out of nowhere bomb or uncharacteristic shot that finished it.

now, more often than not even that minter will do better than an an early KO, but i doubt he had it in him anymore to let his hands go and counter sharply enough to get to Sibson.

Minter was never good enough defensively to fight the back foot, cuter approach he seemed to be trying adopt late on.He could do it for portions of fights to mix things up, but not consistently.
lora is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #4
red cobra
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The Sea of Tranquility
Posts: 13,197
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Alan Minter - Tony Sibson rematch...?

Minter was done by then...but earlier..in his prime years 78-80, he would have beaten Sibson.
red cobra is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013