Best I Faced: Murray Sutherland

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  1. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hearns was far better than Spinks.
     
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  3. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    see, now that is Boxing, great underappreciated forgotten fighters. a man worthy of both the memory and applauded accolades and credentials.

    a worthy champion & contender and probably fit for any S-MW in History.

    lots to take serious too, from these honest interviews and reflections, L-HWs that were really HWs - 200 lb men fighting Down, he was too small for, how many times does that happen in Boxing. In the past Sutherland, would have been a MW cum L-HW, Saad & Spinks would have been HWs, such was their Stature.

    all these weights need to go, get fighters back to fighting at near their natural weight and with a S-HW Division.

    But a Great piece and story... Thanks to ALL the Murray Sutherlands of the Sport
     
  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Don't be daft.
     
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  5. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Above 160 he wasn’t.
     
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  6. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Get a grip Mark.
     
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  7. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Guess you would know Mark since you also fought them both. SMH
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hearns out-boxed Benitez, he was amazingly skilled.
     
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  9. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah but he was also out pointed by Barkley who was not amazingly skilled.
     
  10. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That's a tremendous counterpoint....for years I've argued no one ever outboxed Tommy....(that the stoppage losses were just that) bit now it occurs to me.....barkley beat Tommy on points (whatever the method and means).....granted it was as close as a fight can get...but fair is fair
     
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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I`m talking about Hearns at 147-154 and he was out-pointed Barkley at 160 before getting caught, his rematch with Barkley was a few years later and his body lacked it`s old definition.
     
  12. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So you saying Hearns is better at 147-154 than Spinks? Yeah I have to agree but even Stevie Wonder could see that Spinks is far better than Hearns at 175-200.
     
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  13. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    What stupid thing to say.
     
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  14. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    R u mentally challenged Mark? Special?
     
  15. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    Great little read. People forget what a monster Spinks was.