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 07-08-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,865
vCash: 301
Default Boxings best in a sound-bite

We live in an era where discussion is considered boring and every politician and company has to keep their message short and sweet; so with that in mind how would you sum up boxings best and/or your favourite fighter in five words or less?

I will start:

Ray Robinson: Boxings best

Riddck Bowe: should of, could of, didn't

Ray Leonard: Great fighter, horrible person

Roberto Duran: The Greatest living fighter

Tommy Hearns: Made non heavyweight boxing exciting
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
My dinner with Conteh
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,999
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Hearns made non-heavyweight boxing exciting? Non-heavyweight boxing's always been exciting. Nearly all divisions have had scores more exciting fights than the heavyweights. Your average heavyweight contest is dull, very dull.
My dinner with Conteh is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,865
vCash: 301
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by My dinner with Conteh
Hearns made non-heavyweight boxing exciting? Non-heavyweight boxing's always been exciting. Nearly all divisions have had scores more exciting fights than the heavyweights. Your average heavyweight contest is dull, very dull.
I think I will change that slightly

Hearns made non heavyweight boxing popular...
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-08-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
Duodenum
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,803
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze
I think I will change that slightly

Hearns made non heavyweight boxing popular...
In the United States at least, it was the success of the 1976 US Olympic boxing team that was really responsible for establishing non heavyweight boxing's popularity from the late 1970s to the end of the 15 round era. That really made fans notice the hitherto overlooked action packed competition in the lighter weight classes. (A level of excitement which is missing today.)
Duodenum is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,865
vCash: 301
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duodenum
In the United States at least, it was the success of the 1976 US Olympic boxing team that was really responsible for establishing non heavyweight boxing's popularity from the late 1970s to the end of the 15 round era. That really made fans notice the hitherto overlooked action packed competition in the lighter weight classes. (A level of excitement which is missing today.)
Leonard never did anything for me, Hagler was appreciated, but it was not until Hearns came on and set the boxing world alight, and began his rivalry with the two, that non heavyweight (non British) boxing became mainstream in Britain.
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 09:13 AM   #6
young griffo
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,550
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Evander Holyfield-Warrior's heart
Roy Jones-Unorthodox brilliance
Tommy Hearns-Destructive power
Jeff Fenech-Remorseless aggression
Kostya Tszyu-Cool,calculating,professional
Pernell Whitaker-Virtuosity personified
Mike Tyson-Compelling,train wreck
Floyd Mayweather-Hopefully gets beaten soon
young griffo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 09:16 AM   #7
My dinner with Conteh
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,999
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze
I think I will change that slightly

Hearns made non heavyweight boxing popular...

Leonard did actually.
My dinner with Conteh is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 09:17 AM   #8
My dinner with Conteh
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,999
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze
Leonard never did anything for me, Hagler was appreciated, but it was not until Hearns came on and set the boxing world alight, and began his rivalry with the two, that non heavyweight (non British) boxing became mainstream in Britain.


Are you speaking for yourself or the masses?
My dinner with Conteh is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 10:06 AM   #9
heerko koois
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: veenwouden-netherlands
Posts: 1,112
vCash: 75
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze
Leonard never did anything for me, Hagler was appreciated, but it was not until Hearns came on and set the boxing world alight, and began his rivalry with the two, that non heavyweight (non British) boxing became mainstream in Britain.
So not true..........
heerko koois is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 10:07 AM   #10
My dinner with Conteh
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,999
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Yep. Way off the mark.
My dinner with Conteh is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 11:54 AM   #11
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,865
vCash: 301
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by My dinner with Conteh
Yep. Way off the mark.
I can only speak for myself and the people I know. I have never hidden the fact I loathed Leonard, and indeed nearly everyone I know, who knows boxing will accept Leonard was a great and brilliant at putting himself across in the media (in the 80s) and from what I have heard, he became a darling of the media even in Britain during the Montreal Olympics.

But he did nothing (positive) to turn on the hardcore boxing fans that I knew. Everyone accepted his brilliance, but no one was intrested in watching him unless it was against Tommy, Duran or Hagler, and that was because we were desperate to see him lose.

Hearns/LeonardI and then Hearns/Hagler were the first non British, non Heavyweight fights of the 80s that anyone who knew anything about general sports had an opinion on.
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 01:54 PM   #12
My dinner with Conteh
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,999
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze
Hearns/LeonardI and then Hearns/Hagler were the first non British, non Heavyweight fights of the 80s that anyone who knew anything about general sports had an opinion on.


Duran-Leonard was.
My dinner with Conteh is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 02:04 PM   #13
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,865
vCash: 301
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Quote:
Originally Posted by My dinner with Conteh
Duran-Leonard was.
The hardcore had heard of Duran, but not the mainstream in the UK.
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 02:05 PM   #14
buzzsaw
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 132
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Ali-Greatest punching activist
Arguello-Class defined
Benitez-Undisciplined natural
Ken Buchanan-When Duran II ?
Bobby Chacon-Living for today.
Pipino Cuevas-Mexican tank
Jeff Fenech-Respected any Era.
George Foreman-God’s will.
Bob Foster-Don’t be hate’n.
Joe Frazier-“Down go’s Howard, Down goes…”
Victor Galindez-Galliant thug.
Wilfredo Gomez-Second Little Giant.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler-“I am King”
Sugar Ray Leonard-Ray could see.
Mike McCallum-They ALL knew better.
Ken Norton-Semper Fi Marine!
Carlos Palomino- the 70s Bodysnatcher.
Eusebio Pedroza-aka Snidley Whiplash
Aaron Pryor-“The real thing”
Dwight Muhammad Qawi-Jinxed!
Edwin Rosario-“Mucho Macho”
Matthew Saad Muhammad-“Blood Sweat and Title”
Salvador Sanchez-“Now cracks a noble heart”
Michael Spinks-“He won it all.”
Carlos Zarate-66 w 63 by ko ‘nuff said.
buzzsaw is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #15
Jack Dempsey
Legend
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The sooner the safer
Posts: 3,613
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boxings best in a sound-bite

Jake LaMotta - Last of his kind
Jack Dempsey 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 07:31 PM.


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