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Old 01-30-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Favourite moment/fight in a british ring?

- Ricky beating Kostya at the MEN (crazy atmosphere, going into the fight my heart said Hatton but my head said Tszyu)

- Benn vs Eubank 1 at the NEC

- Calzaghe vs Eubank

- Michael Gomez stopping Alex Arthur on his own patch (great fight, always been a big Gomez fan)

- Danny Williams stopping Mark Potter with one arm (one of the most amazing things ive ever seen happen in a boxing ring)

- Matt Macklin vs Matthew Moore

-Skelton vs Williams 1 (best domestic HW scrap for some time)

-Tyson vs Francis (great to see Tyson over here the MEN was buzzing)
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Obvious but It's Benn v McClellan...up until the news filtered through anyway...
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Obvious but It's Benn v McClellan...up until the news filtered through anyway...
Remarkable fight, just such a tragic ending tho. Possibly the best fight ever on British soil.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:47 AM   #4
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When Gomez destroyed AAA and showed us how shit and over rated AAA was.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:56 AM   #5
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Obvious but It's Benn v McClellan...up until the news filtered through anyway...
Same for me, watched it in a pub in Sidcup and it was a great fight to watch in a pub with all me mates
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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When Gomez destroyed AAA and showed us how shit and over rated AAA was.

your hatred is quite funny
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:08 PM   #7
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Same for me, watched it in a pub in Sidcup and it was a great fight to watch in a pub with all me mates
I watched it in a pub in Knebworth. It started off with about 5 blokes watching ti and the birds whinging because they wanted music on or something but by the end, the place was packed and everybody was standing on chairs screaming at teh telly.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: Favourite moment/fight in a british ring?

Quite a few really - some in the ring, some out of it!

Peter Manfredo was funny, thinking he would have stopped Calzaghe had the fight been allowed to continue 'I was waiting till he tired himself out!'

Ricky Hatton vs Jon Thaxton - what a ****ing war that was!

Carl Froch a couple of years ago saying he thought he was the best supermiddle weight in the world erm........not sure about that still!
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:16 PM   #9
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I watched it in a pub in Knebworth. It started off with about 5 blokes watching ti and the birds whinging because they wanted music on or something but by the end, the place was packed and everybody was standing on chairs screaming at teh telly.
Yeah was kind of what it was like where I was, in fact that fight and Eubank v Collins were the only 2 fights I can remember being shown in a pub when I used to go out drinking in my younger days, can't say I see it at all these days
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Oakey vs Barney World light heavyweight championship and Harrison vs Francis World Heavyweight Championship, ah British boxing aye...


Calzaghe - Lacy - Defining.
Benn - McClellan - best fight ever to take place in the uk
Carl tHompson entire career
Williams vs Pooter - dislocated shouler KO
Bruno beating Oliver McCall for the WBC heavyweight title.
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Yeah was kind of what it was like where I was, in fact that fight and Eubank v Collins were the only 2 fights I can remember being shown in a pub when I used to go out drinking in my younger days, can't say I see it at all these days
Most pubs won't show boxing now because too many people start thinking they're Rocky after a few beers. Fortunately I have a tame one that will show anything that's on during its normal hours. Occasionally htere's a bit of a standoff with some students who want to watch Spanish football on a Satruday night but the barmaid likes my Mrs so we invariably get teh fight on even if I have to pretend that Napa v Haskins is actually Roy Jones v Oscar De La Hoya to ge the students to cave in.
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your hatred is quite funny
Telling the truth is not hatred.

Globally I think Rees, Chageav, Danny Platov , Roman Greenberg, Duddy , USS Cunningham, Peter Sam and Povetkin are shit. If you think someone is shit it does not mean you hate them !

Benn, Eubank, Bomber Graham, Calzaghe, Lennox Lewis, Hamed were boxers I thought were excellent.

If you want to go back further then the likes of Benny Lynch were also greats. I hope Harrisson gets over his boozing thing and does not end up like Lynch.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #13
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Other great fights included

Lennox Lewis destroying Gary Mason. Beautiful display from Lewis.

Some of Hides early fights were excellent as well. His speed and power was exceptional (shame about his chin).
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Telling the truth is not hatred.

Globally I think Rees, Chageav, Danny Platov , Roman Greenberg, Duddy , USS Cunningham, Peter Sam and Povetkin are shit. If you think someone is shit it does not mean you hate them !

Benn, Eubank, Bomber Graham, Calzaghe, Lennox Lewis, Hamed were boxers I thought were excellent.

If you want to go back further then the likes of Benny Lynch were also greats. I hope Harrisson gets over his boozing thing and does not end up like Lynch.
So your telling me Arthur getting KO'd is your favourite moment in a British ring?
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:12 PM   #15
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So your telling me Arthur getting KO'd is your favourite moment in a British ring?
Maybe up there with fat head Mason being jabbed to fck by Lewis.

Fat Gary still insists he was winning the fight.

Also Left Hook fairy queen Lacy being schooled by Calzaghe was a classic.
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