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 12-13-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
Big Left Hook
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 47
vCash: 500
Default Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

I was thinking before I really need to brush up on my knowledge of some really good heavyweight scraps in the 80's. Any suggestions?
Big Left Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-13-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
Stevie G
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London,England
Posts: 9,331
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Left Hook View Post
I was thinking before I really need to brush up on my knowledge of some really good heavyweight scraps in the 80's. Any suggestions?


Pretty thin on the ground in that decade. I would pick Holyfield-Dokes.
Stevie G is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
MAG1965
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas,Texas.
Posts: 17,399
vCash: 1010
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

well entertaining I put in a package of excitement and a fighters great performance. I like Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney. The event and the way Larry proved people wrong. Exciting fight? Some of the TV fights of the 1980s were sort of wild. Weaver vs. Williams and Bonecrusher vs Weaver. Weaver sometimes made for some interesting fights because of his power and then his unpredictable chin.
MAG1965 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
Big Left Hook
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 47
vCash: 500
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stevie G View Post
Pretty thin on the ground in that decade. I would pick Holyfield-Dokes.
I read a article on Dokes and his career and it mentioned how well he did against Holyfield in a good fight, I'll have to check it out. Thats what I thought before this thread, not too many great heavyweight fights in that decade.
Big Left Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
Big Left Hook
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 47
vCash: 500
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAG1965 View Post
well entertaining I put in a package of excitement and a fighters great performance. I like Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney. The event and the way Larry proved people wrong. Exciting fight? Some of the TV fights of the 1980s were sort of wild. Weaver vs. Williams and Bonecrusher vs Weaver. Weaver sometimes made for some interesting fights because of his power and then his unpredictable chin.
I've only ever seen the legendary nights, really need to see the full fight. Certainly a big event, from what I know of it.
Big Left Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
Big Left Hook
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 47
vCash: 500
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1JI9dobpjg[/ame]

Great shout Stevie G. Dokes had some speed on him for a big man.
Big Left Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
bazza12
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maidana's earlobes
Posts: 2,274
vCash: 562
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Holyfield-Dokes is a good call. Mike Weaver always brought it.
bazza12 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
Hattons Hook
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,894
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Bruno v Tyson 1 was a decent if dirty scrap
Hattons Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #9
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,871
vCash: 765
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Holyfield/Dokes wins be a landslide. But Holyfield/StewartI was entertaining and Snipes/Washington was 'fun'.
TBooze is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
PhillyPhan69
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salisbury, MD
Posts: 3,881
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Don't let anyone mislead you the 80's were solid

Holyfield vs Dokes
Marvis Frazier vs Bonecrusher
Weaver vs Coetzee
Holmes vs Cooney
Tyson vs Ferguson (My personal favortie Tyson fight)
Witherspoon vs Page
Holyfield vs Thomas
Holyfield vs Stewart
Holmes vs Witherspoon
Holmes vs Bonecrusher
Dokes vs Weaver II
Tyson vs Biggs
Berbick vs Pinklon Thomas
Bone Crusher vs Bruno
Weaver vs John Tate
Coetzee vs Dokes
Snipes vs Berbick
Witherspoon vs Bruno
Marvis Frazier vs Broad
Ruddock vs Bonecrusher
Damiani vs Biggs
Douglas vs McCall
Coetzee vs Pinklon Thomas
Holmes vs Berbick
Holmes vs Williams
Witherspoon vs Bone Crusher Smith I & II
Tubbs vs Page
Norton vs Cobb
Pinklon Thomas vs Witherspoon
Page vs Tillis
Berbick vs Tate
Bonecrusher vs Tubbs
Tucker vs Buster Douglas
Page vs Coetzee
Witherspoon vs Tubbs
Douglas vs Berbick
Williams vs Cooper
Biggs bs Bey
PhillyPhan69 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #11
Big Left Hook
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 47
vCash: 500
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyPhan69 View Post
Don't let anyone mislead you the 80's were solid

Holyfield vs Dokes
Marvis Frazier vs Bonecrusher
Weaver vs Coetzee
Holmes vs Cooney
Tyson vs Ferguson (My personal favortie Tyson fight)
Witherspoon vs Page
Holyfield vs Thomas
Holyfield vs Stewart
Holmes vs Witherspoon
Holmes vs Bonecrusher
Dokes vs Weaver II
Tyson vs Biggs
Berbick vs Pinklon Thomas
Bone Crusher vs Bruno
Weaver vs John Tate
Coetzee vs Dokes
Snipes vs Berbick
Witherspoon vs Bruno
Marvis Frazier vs Broad
Ruddock vs Bonecrusher
Damiani vs Biggs
Douglas vs McCall
Coetzee vs Pinklon Thomas
Holmes vs Berbick
Holmes vs Williams
Witherspoon vs Bone Crusher Smith I & II
Tubbs vs Page
Norton vs Cobb
Pinklon Thomas vs Witherspoon
Page vs Tillis
Berbick vs Tate
Bonecrusher vs Tubbs
Tucker vs Buster Douglas
Page vs Coetzee
Witherspoon vs Tubbs
Douglas vs Berbick
Williams vs Cooper
Biggs bs Bey
Great list thanks a lot What would you make your top 5?
Big Left Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
Big Left Hook
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 47
vCash: 500
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bazza12 View Post
Holyfield-Dokes is a good call. Mike Weaver always brought it.
What was the most exciting fight Weaver was in?
Big Left Hook is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #13
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,871
vCash: 765
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Left Hook View Post
Great list thanks a lot What would you make your top 5?
The list is just that; a list. For starters Douglas/McCall was hardly exciting. Ribalta/Sims on the same card, may not quite have had the same quality (although, it was not far behind), but it was a bit more of a giggle to watch...
TBooze is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #14
PhillyPhan69
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salisbury, MD
Posts: 3,881
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Left Hook View Post
Great list thanks a lot What would you make your top 5?
That is the order of favorites I came up w/ about 2 years ago when someone did a similar thread....Holyfield Dokes is probably cream of the crop...
PhillyPhan69 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #15
PhillyPhan69
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salisbury, MD
Posts: 3,881
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Most entertaining heavyweight fight of the 80's?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze View Post
The list is just that; a list. For starters Douglas/McCall was hardly exciting. Ribalta/Sims on the same card, may not quite have had the same quality (although, it was not far behind), but it was a bit more of a giggle to watch...
I don't know that I would call it exciting, but I found it entertaining...Have not seen Ribalta/Sims
PhillyPhan69 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 05:29 AM.


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