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Old 05-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default German Torres KO9 Eleoncio Mercedes (video: WAR!!!)

Whether you're a fan of the lower weights or not this rarely talked of scrap is worth a watch for any discerning fight fan. It's violent, dramatic, sometimes chaotic, and has a very aesthetically pleasing blend of styles as well.

Eleoncio Mercedes, a Dominican Olympian with a Panamanian style IMO, matched ridiculously tough, jumps on the lineal title train down at flyweight when everyone is getting to sleep with the belt for a few months it seems. Mercedes, unlike Frank Cerdeno and Koji Kobayashi, was a quality operator. Too hittable and not masses of power, but he was a cultured fighter who had a variety of punches with both hands and slipped shots well with upper body movement.

Not enough that he wasn't in exciting fights, as anyone who has seen his war with Charlie Magrie will attest to.

As for German Torres, more known as a light fly, he'd fought Chang once before this fight took place (and Zapata early on in his career) and here he is at his bulldozing best IMO, more experienced, a hurtful pressure fighting and power punching game in a traditional Mexican vain, and tough as old boots, if not without some very hairy moments in this one.

Considering Mercedes was a big Fly, it shows how much of a force Torres was and also reminds us again how redundant some of the lower weight classes are. A few fights later the Mexican got his rematch with Chang, a lethargic Chang at his absolute worst and couldn't put him away or even convincingly beat him IMO. Again, Chang=G.O.A.T.

I had no idea what this fight would be like when I purchased it and did so only because I was eager to watch more of these two, and was pleasantly surprised. It's a screamer! Mercedes, despite having a shit load of losses and nearing the end of his career, comes to win and gives a good account of himself. Torres is a monster. Have never seen anyone mention it before so I'm declaring it an UNDERRATED CLASSIC

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXAGlpneCK0[/ame]

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Old 05-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Going live in the next hour or so; Luis Rodriguez KO9 Denny Moyer and Pone Kingpetch W15 Kyo Noguchi.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: German Torres KO9 Eleoncio Mercedes (video: WAR!!!)

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IŽll watch this later...
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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Good stuff Flea!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:30 AM   #5
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LMR Vs Moyer

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OIK9VqwyfI&list=UUdZ2eufZ7P4gr1SlpuuACmQ&index=1&feature=plcp[/ame]
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:41 AM   #6
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One more newbie

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:55 AM   #7
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Quality uploads, Flea!

Definitely gonna watch'em!
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:59 AM   #8
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You're a Pone fan so you'll like the last one
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:08 AM   #9
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You're a Pone fan so you'll like the last one
Who? Me?

No! He has no Powah!

Harada and Ebihara were robbed

But still I'll watch Pone with burning hatred!
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:17 AM   #10
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Funnily enough they both considered themselves fairly beaten...modest Japs!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Is it just me or does German Torres(noticed this in the Chang trilogy) reminds anyone else of Juan Manuel Marquez?

BTW Mrcedes fight with Charlie Magri was pretty good too.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #12
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BTW Mrcedes fight with Charlie Magri was pretty good too.
As I stated in the OP, I agree
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As I stated in the OP, I agree
Yes you did, somehow i missed it.

Anyway thanks for sharing this hidden gem
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #14
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Hope you watch and enjoy, welcome to the board (if you are 'new' to ESB anyway )
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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Rodriguez is a great fighter but he puts me to sleep everytime I watch him.


How did powerless Mercedes managed to put down Torres?!
That was pretty embarassing.
Mercedes shouldn't have done that!
Torres almost Rahman'd poor Mercedes out of the ring.


I actually enjoyed Pone fight. What's wrong with me?
Japanese fighter was game and landed a good portion of left hands throughout the fight.

Pone vs Bus Station would have been interesting fight.
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