Career-defining moments & fights, of your favorite fighters

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by andrewe, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    like all of us , I have a few 1/ Basilio doing a curtsy after absorbing a near lethal left hook from DeMarco only to come back and stop him later in the fight, 2/ Ketchel swearing to come back and knock out Papke in the 11th, and doing it !! 3/ Battling Nelson being comprehensibly out boxed by Gans for 20 rounds or so, then turning up the burners to overcome him for the win.
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  2. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2018
    The first fight was filmed and a full theatrical version survives. I have it on VHS, purchased from Tony Fosco years ago, but I have no way to digitize or post it. One of the video dealers must have it. Petrolle fights in reverse gear all the way pasting Battalino as he charges forward.
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  3. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Idk if you are, but are you technology savvy would you say? It's not too expensive to buy a USB-to-composite converter which is all you need (as long as you have a VCR and a computer with a USB port). Or there are a number of mail-in services that will do it for just like $20.
  4. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Actual defining moments, where you judge a moment as a couple of seconds or so. Here goes.

    FotC Round 15: That hook, that tumble, that shake of the head, that climb back up. If these two defined each other, that couple of seconds is a good snapshot of what they were about. Joe always gave Ali his best, Ali kept coming back. He was a Jack in the Box that Joe couldn't get out of the way.

    Or the Thrilla: That split second where Ali knocks Joes mouthpiece out and Joe keeps on coming. Whatever I just said above, switch the names around. It'll still hold true.

    Round 10 Bowe Holyfield: Evander absorbs a terrific pummelling and then after a rally of his own which stuns Bowe. he throws a left hook and misses. That hook, the ferocity behind it after nearly being pounded into the ground encapsulates the man nearly as much as ...

    Round 3 Holyfield v Tyson II: Having had his ear cleaned after Tyson had bit a chunk off, Evander asked his corner to put his gumshield back in as he was going to knock him (Tyson) out.

    Yoohoo, Luis Santana. Look and learn. Whatever you think about Holyfield, the fighting spirit he showed in those two moments is absolutely incredible.
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  5. slash

    slash Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    Oh, he was going to knock Tyson out, all right. Holyfield got cheated again.. just like he did in the '84 Olympics, where he was the best US boxer BY near FAR (pernell whitaker, meldrick taylor, mark breland < holyfield)
  6. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Do you not like me any more Kasimir Kid?
  7. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    Nonito Donaire stopping Vic Darchinyan
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  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    All the moments where LaMotta takes a flush blow without blinking give me shivers him plodding forward absorbing as much punishment as he gives. reflects both his style and life, that for me is his most defining moment unblinking coldness in the face of pain.
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  9. NickChristo

    NickChristo Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2020
    Roberto Duran - Ray Leonard I

    Jose Napoles - Billy Backus II probably, his comeback in this fight after his first loss was nothing short of masterful, he was always so much stronger in the rematches he had.

    Juan Manuel Marquez - Manny Pacquaio IV of course

    Carlos Monzon - Nino Benvenuti I probably
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  10. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Kenny Norton down in San Diego (former Marine) upsetting the great Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw in the process. It was a moment for sure.
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  11. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Leonard had 3 big defining moments - Benitez, Duran II & Hearns I
  12. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Napoles was a bit like Carlos Ortiz in that regard. Both liked to party and drink, but a tough fight they’d rectify with dominant rematch displays.
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  13. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
  14. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    Roy Jones vs John Ruiz
  15. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    Lennox Lewis vs Hasim Rahman 2
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