1967-1968 WBA Heavyweight Tournament

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Which was the best fight?

  1. Ellis vs. Martin

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  2. Spencer vs. Terrell

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  3. Bonavena vs. Mildenberger

    14.3%
  4. Quarry vs. Patterson II

    71.4%
  5. Ellis vs. Bonavena

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  6. Quarry vs. Spencer

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  7. Ellis vs. Quarry

    14.3%
  1. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There were seven of these matches held I believe. I love all of these fights. The Bonavena-Mildenberger fight is probably my least favorite, but was still not bad. It was odd though how the fights grew more competitive, and thus the final: Ellis vs. Quarry should have been an all-out war, yet was the slowest of all of the fights, but still a great tactical performance from Ellis imo. I would say the other five fights make up the best heavyweight fights of 1967-1968.
     
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  2. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You missed Martin-Mildenberger
     
  3. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    that's right. Although since it wasn't filmed, it's not like anyone could vote on it anyway.
     
  4. William Walker

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    I guess Martin-Spencer was part of it too. Was Bonavena vs. Martin part of it? I figured it wasn't since it went 10 rounds rather than 12.
     
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  5. mr. magoo

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    Aside from the poor verdict which should have gone In Patterson’s favor, his rematch with Quarry was a very good fight.
     
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  6. klompton2

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    Martin-Mildenberger wasnt part of the tournament and it was filmed. Martin-Spencer and Bonavena-Martin werent part of it either. How could they be, all of them were eliminated from the tournament by then.
     
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  7. William Walker

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    Then how come the film is not on youtube or any website and no site sells it? But you're probably not gonna tell anyone that, huh?
     
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  8. ronnyrains

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    THOSE 7 FIGHTS ARE CORRECT, MARTIN-MILDENBERGER, MARTIN-Spencer, Martin-Bonavena were all after the tournament
    Martin would also fight henry Clark, Al Blue Lewis twice, and the big victoy over Charles Sonny Liston , to achieve the Number #1 contender spot, only to retire to a torn retina
     
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  9. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I thought Martin and Mildenberger was the first round?
     
  10. swagdelfadeel

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    I stand corrected. My apologies.
     
  11. William Walker

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    oh, you believe that?
     
  12. William Walker

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    Yes, Martin had some big matches coming his way that never happened. Although he was a level below many of the heavies of his day, I would have like to see him fight Frazier, Ali, Quarry, Patterson, Terrell, and Foreman.
     
  13. mr. magoo

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    yeah. It was definitely a great fight though
     
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  14. William Walker

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    hmm... I think the robbery was a bit overstated, but I still think it could've gone Floyd's way, certainly no robbery tho
     
  15. mr. magoo

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    cool