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Old 09-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Best Fight or Fighters You Have Seen Live

It's a bit of a slow news cycle for a bit, so let's hear some stories. Please post pics if you have them.

Part of being a fight fan is attending live boxing. If you haven't, find a decent card and go. The speed of the action is so much more impressive live.

Growing up in a small town and not having much money, I didn't see much live boxing as a youth. It's only been the last few years that I've lived in a metropolitan area and had the resources to catch a couple of cards per year.

Notably, I have seen Andre Ward over Arthur Abraham, Kelly Pavlik KO Zertuche, Jorge Arce over Ler. I've also met a pretty good list of fighters from Shane Mosley and Cris Arreolla to Nonito Donaire and Antonio Tarver.

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Never seen Proffessional Boxing live. The only live boxing I have seen is sparring and amateur shows that I also boxed on just.

Would be good to see a World title fight live. Or any pro show I reckon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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I saw Jesse Magdaleno fight. Young guy, fast as ****. Was very impressive.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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Floyd Mayweather KO4 Victor Ortiz
Erik Morales RTD10 Pablo Cesar Cano
Jessie Vargas SD Josesito Lopez
Carson Jones RTD7 Said Ouali
Adonis Stevenson TKO1 Dion Savage

The card was real good. All of the fights were mad entertaining and each brought its own element to the table. The controversial split decision with good action (Vargas/Lopez), the big first round KO from a huge puncher (Stevenson), the brutal cut in an action fight with a future HOF (Morales), the war where you feel the shots (Jones/Ouali), and the short high action main event which was one of the most talked about fights in recent years.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Floyd Mayweather KO4 Victor Ortiz
Erik Morales RTD10 Pablo Cesar Cano
Jessie Vargas SD Josesito Lopez
Carson Jones RTD7 Said Ouali
Adonis Stevenson TKO1 Dion Savage

The card was real good. All of the fights were mad entertaining and each brought its own element to the table. The controversial split decision with good action (Vargas/Lopez), the big first round KO from a huge puncher (Stevenson), the brutal cut in an action fight with a future HOF (Morales), the war where you feel the shots (Jones/Ouali), and the short high action main event which was one of the most talked about fights in recent years.
Sweet. I've always wanted to make it out to Vegas for a big one. The atmosphere just seems like it would be amazing.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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Greg "The Mutt" Haugen vs Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza I
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Morales UD Pacquiao
Mayweather TKO9 Chavez
Barrera MD Morales
De La Hoya TKO6 Mayorga
Barrera UD Naseem Hamed

Just my personal favorites. I still remember the crowds for Barrera/Hamed, DLH/Mayorga and Mayweather/Chavez the best crowds I've ever heard. They were so loud and filled with energy. Barrera/Morales 3 was just spectacular. Barrera/Hamed that was a big Mexican crowd one of my favorite highlights of the night is when Naz was making his entrance and the Mexicans were throwing beer at him. Needless to say they were really happy that night.

Morales/Pacquiao 1 was the best full card I've been too. Jorge Arce vs. Hussen Hussen was amazing, the main event was tremendous.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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Broner when he was in St. Louis hen seems to have it all.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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I've only been to one live event.

But during that night

James Kirkland W Eromosele Albert
Yuriorkis Gamboa W Darling Jimenez
Alfredo Angulo W Richard Gutierrez

Also got to meet Glen Johnson earlier that day walking around the casino.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #10
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it was nice to see kessler-ward live, when the boy became a man.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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I somehow let slide that I briefly met Sergio Martinez ringside at the Ward/AA fight. Just a brief handshake and a few words, but still enough that I feel a slight connection when I watch him fight.

I actually spent a few minutes with Donaire, then ran into him again later that night. He is a truly nice, humble guy and I root for him even more since that encounter.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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I've only been to one live event.

But during that night

James Kirkland W Eromosele Albert
Yuriorkis Gamboa W Darling Jimenez
Alfredo Angulo W Richard Gutierrez

Also got to meet Glen Johnson earlier that day walking around the casino.
Glen Johnson seems like such a great guy. I would love to meet him. That's really cool.

Plus, you got to see some freakin' bangers.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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I saw Jesse Magdaleno fight. Young guy, fast as ****. Was very impressive.
Way more potential than his brother.

Corrales vs Castillo1. Shit was intense!
Went to Donaire vs Concepcion, terrible fights all night.
Bunch of Jesus Salud (Maybe Andy Ganigan too, can't remember that long ago)fights when I was really young.

Boxers I've met:
Bazooka Quartey, really nice guy. His whole team was great.
Tommy Hearns, never met such a gentle giant before. Pure class.
Tarver, super smiley nice guy. Much bigger than you'd expect.
Winky, humble, down to Earth. Smaller than you' expect.
Tyson, huge persona emanated off him. But also, suprisingly little.
Floyd, weirdest vibes. Very deep and dark one second, next he's the life of the party. His dad's is a total gentleman.
Lennox, just in passing I said what's up. fricken monster that guy. Soft spoken, polite.
Zab, cool cool mofo. Seemed genuinely surprised that I recognized him.
Mosley, after the Floyd fight. Nice guy, tiny!

Maybe a few more. I guess working on The Strip sometimes can be beneficial.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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Glen Johnson seems like such a great guy. I would love to meet him. That's really cool.

Plus, you got to see some freakin' bangers.
It was awesome and only 50 bucks and I sat just behind the fighters families. Glen was awesome from the tiny but of interaction I had with him. Just a really nice genuine seeming guy.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #15
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biggest event i've been to was dlh vs mayweather

best fight i've seen live was jm marquez-diaz 1

i've met, talked to or got pic with: roy jones, hopkins, hearns, jm and rafael marquez, froch, jesus chavez and a few others
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