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Old 08-24-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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so which fighter can you distinctly remember got you into boxing, i mean the fighter who you thought wow, or maybe the fighter who first caught your eye and made you stay up late just to watch him fight, i know mine was lennox lewis?
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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Ray Leonard. The best fighter I've ever seen.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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Ray Leonard. The best fighter I've ever seen.
pity Colin never fought him
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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Bruno, I remember getting up to listen to his first fight with Tyson on the radio.

The fight the really got me into it though was Barrera V Morales 1. Still probably the best fight Ive seen.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:17 PM   #5
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Stopping up... that would be Iron Mike Tyson.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:36 PM   #6
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I have early memories of watching Eubank and Benn in the early 90s. But never became a hardcore fan until 1997 when i starting buying Naz and Lewis PPVs :P
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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pity Colin never fought him
The Dave Green fight is on YouTube if you want to see how Jones would have done. Leonard took his head off with a left hook, amazing punch.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:43 PM   #8
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I have early memories of watching Eubank and Benn in the early 90s. But never became a hardcore fan until 1997 when i starting buying Naz and Lewis PPVs :P
Funnily enough that was about the time my interest started to waine... Couldn't stand Naz's personality, and as great as Lewis was, a lot of his fights were pretty uninspiring, imo. My heart was with Bruno - as was the majority of the populations when they fought in Cardiff. I like Lewis now - but never took to his personality during his boxing days... With the demise of Tyson - Bruno - Eubank - Benn - I felt a lull...
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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i got into boxing properly after the danny williams vs tyson fight. im a south london native wat can i say
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #10
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I didn't really have a fighter than got me into it, I just watched some random fights and had a love of the sport

The first guy I really looked at without knowing too much and I knew I'd seen something special was probably Pernell Whitaker.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:09 AM   #11
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Nigel benn was my insipration when I started boxing.

I met him when I was 12 in Blackpool as my Dad knew a bloke who was pals with him. We had a chat for approx 30mins about my career, he put his hands up and say show us your stuff, I did a few combos on his hands and he said I had what it took to make it. (the usual inspiring stuff you want to hear when your getting into a sport.)

He inspired me to do well and I did until I was 16 the wheels came off!!! :( :(
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:25 AM   #12
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Gotta be Tyson for me
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:31 AM   #13
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Ali, the buildup for the Foreman fight. Also at that time there was a young scouser called John Conteh.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:47 AM   #14
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Who British scene of Naz, Eubank, Benn in the early 90s. I was a mainstream fan then. Later on it was Ali and Leonard who began my thirst for all things boxing.
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Mike Tyson
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