Don King’s Night of the Heavies on HBO-18 yrs ago

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  1. Heavyrighthand

    Heavyrighthand Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Back when Don King had all the titles, and all were held by four fighters, as I recall.

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    I remember watching this on HBO ….hard to believe was 18 years ago

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  2. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

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    That was a great night for hw boxing. The Ruiz golota rumble, the Chris Byrd Jameel mccline show down hell of a scrap, Evander being outclassed by Larry the legend Donald, and Rahman being knothugged by HBO crew while he knocked out Kali meehan. I can't remember who else was on the card lol.
     
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  3. Heavyrighthand

    Heavyrighthand Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes, some of them were really good fights.

    hard to believe Holyfield was considered well past fighting age back then, and yet he continued for many years past that…

    Australian (?) Kali Meehan was coming in as a good fighter that seemed to have world level potential…..

    As far as having a definitive heavyweight champion, that was a dismal era, with the titles scattered
    McCline and Byrd was a good fight…. And Ruiz delivered what was expected oh him!!
     
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  4. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Meehan is NZ I think, but his sons fight in Australia. It's a pity Willis Meehan isn't more active.
     
  5. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Larry Donald. Lol
     
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  6. vargasfan1985

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    Rahman absolutely steamrolled Meehan that night. Made him look like a D level fighter.
     
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  7. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Danny Williams sparked Meehan too years ago.

    Man where does time go? I was a teenager back then and now I'm nearly 40.
     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    The worst era in boxing history, none of these guys would be champ today.
     
  9. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    lol
     
  10. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Same. I’m 37. Feels like yesterday I was watching HBO fights every couple weekends.
     
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  11. Easyrhino

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    If Don King was just a bit more dishonest and corrupt he'd qualify for Congress.
     
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  12. mono

    mono Well-Known Member Full Member

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    :dunno Go somewhere else.
     
  13. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Clown
     
  14. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    and yet, there they were actually fighting each other on a card packed with relevant competitive fights.
    We should be so lucky today.
     
  15. Heavyrighthand

    Heavyrighthand Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I’m amazed that people refer to as the “weak” decade that the Klitschkos ran the division


    look at what was what they inherited……. and took over…… and they certainly cleaned it up, entirely, amongst the two of them

    when Don King had all the titles, there were no heavyweight unifications, of any kind