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Old 01-31-2008, 08:39 AM   #16
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:29 AM   #17
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A one off example would be Bruno's heroic losing effort against Lewis. Far and away his best ever performance, win or lose.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:29 AM   #18
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Barkley v Duran. - Iran fought brilliantly; maybe the best he ever looked.
Holyfield v Bowe 1. - Evander proved a lot of doubters wrong that night.
Foreman v Holyfield. - Old Man River did very well and took the much younger champ the full 12.
Pierre Coetzer v Bowe. - Ougunned and outskilled, Coetzer was brave to a fault and gave Bowe some uncomfortable moments. Bowe low blow was BS.
Tommy Farr v Joe Louis - Given little chance of lasting the distance, Farr did just that and fought bravely throughout.
Joe Walcott v Joe Louis 1 - Outright robbery.
Joe Walcott v Marciano - fought aggressively and well. Ahead on points before killer blow.
Ray Mancini v Alexis Arguello - The young, tough kid gave Arguello fits before capitulating.
Some fine examples there mate. Good stuff.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:52 AM   #19
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Frazier vs Ali III. "No one will forget what you did tonight".

Klitschko vs Brewster I.

Hearns vs Leonard I.

Charles vs Marciano I.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:45 AM   #20
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Whitaker vs Chavez

LOL, the good thing about that is that 50 years down the line many will of forgotten the circumstances of the draw decision, and it will just look like Chavez, who was arguably as much as 6 years and 17lbs past his best, got a draw with a man then being considered for the finest fighter on the planet.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:08 AM   #21
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Barkley v Duran. - Iran fought brilliantly; maybe the best he ever looked.
Holyfield v Bowe 1. - Evander proved a lot of doubters wrong that night.
Foreman v Holyfield. - Old Man River did very well and took the much younger champ the full 12.
Pierre Coetzer v Bowe. - Ougunned and outskilled, Coetzer was brave to a fault and gave Bowe some uncomfortable moments. Bowe low blow was BS.
Tommy Farr v Joe Louis - Given little chance of lasting the distance, Farr did just that and fought bravely throughout.
Joe Walcott v Joe Louis 1 - Outright robbery.
Joe Walcott v Marciano - fought aggressively and well. Ahead on points before killer blow.
Ray Mancini v Alexis Arguello - The young, tough kid gave Arguello fits before capitulating.
I should have thought of mancini Arguello...he gave a great performance, and came up short against a great fighter....somehow you just knew after seeing this that he would one day be champ!
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:10 AM   #22
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Holmes looked excellent in losses against Witherspoon and Ken Norton.


I had to do a double-take. FWIW, I scored both for Holmes, the Norton fight was probably closer.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:27 AM   #23
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I had to do a double-take. FWIW, I scored both for Holmes, the Norton fight was probably closer.
Yes; but as for the Williams bout.... The Truth was not so clear
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:41 AM   #24
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LOL, the good thing about that is that 50 years down the line many will of forgotten the circumstances of the draw decision, and it will just look like Chavez, who was arguably as much as 6 years and 17lbs past his best, got a draw with a man then being considered for the finest fighter on the planet.
Especially since they will have forgotten that Chavez was HIMSELF considered THE finest fighter on the planet at the time
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:29 PM   #25
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Especially since they will have forgotten that Chavez was HIMSELF considered THE finest fighter on the planet at the time
Chavez was past his best by then, but the spin will come because he will be considered the King of the Latino era, and will in the end be overrated. But I am not arguing, he was my favourite fighter between 87 and 93.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:57 PM   #26
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Walcott vs Louis 1 & 2 as well as Marciano 1
Charles vs Marciano 1 far past his best yet put up a excellent effort and took it the distance.
Taylor vs Chavez 1 one of Meldricks best performances.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #27
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For my money, the all-time winner in the best loss category is Billy Conn, who is best known and most highly regarded by most folks for his first loss to Joe Louis.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:10 PM   #28
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Marco Antonio Barerra vs. Erik Morales I
Evander Holyfield vs. Lennox Lewis II
George Foreman vs. Evander Holyfield
Carl "The Truth" Williams vs. Larry Holmes
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:30 PM   #29
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Watson - Eubank

De La Hoya Mosley 1 and 2 - The first fight was utter class, the second was a robbery imo, DLH easily won.

Catillo put up a good effort againt PBF.

Barrios pushed Freitas all the way, tough lil ****er.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:51 PM   #30
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Learn how to score a fight then come back...both were close and both came up short!
Both fights were split decision victories for Holmes. So I guess according to you the judges that went against Holmes hadn't learned how to score fights and probably shouldn't be allowed to post here.
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