Eubank v Watson 2, Eubank looked gone until he landed that uppercut

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  1. porkypara

    porkypara Well-Known Member Full Member

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  2. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Tragic end to a great British talent
     
  3. porkypara

    porkypara Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Note that Eubank did not get the rest of the count up to 8 after he went down.
     
  4. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Terrible end to a great fight.watched it at the pub with my then girl friend.long time ago!
     
  5. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    No intention of watching any of that again.
     
  6. DavidC77

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    I remember watching this and thinking there may be a problem in the way Watson's head struck the ropes as he went down.

    When he came out for the 12th in a complete daze, I knew it was very likely he had a brain injury. It was horrible being aware of that.

    If his head hadn't hit the ropes, he wouldn't have incurred life changing injuries.
    In fact, he would have won the fight and become World Champion.
     
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  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Me neither, it's f**king horrible. Put me off boxing for a bit, did that fight, I was only a kid and I really liked Watson.
     
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  8. mcguirpa

    mcguirpa Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I must have watched that round 500 times and I still don't see the uppercut coming.

    Anyone saying it's too horrible watch should get a grip, it's pure boxing poetry. Everything that makes boxing a reflection of life itself. Losing by miles, punched to an absolute standstill, then the way Eubank gets up, spits, beckons him on with the right then lands one of the most devastating punches ever seen in any ring anywhere, ever is just off the scale.

    Tragic end, no doubt but that 10 seconds is beautiful.
     
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  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't think I need to get a grip, I was 8 years old and saw a bloke who I really liked to watch box have his life completely destroyed. Of course everything before what happened to Watson is beautiful, it's fantastic from Eubank, but what happened after makes it hard to watch for myself and probably many others too.
     
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  10. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Absolute tragety. One things for sure looking back....these guys we,re serious fighters. Watson showing that not just in his boxing career but in the years that have passed since.

    People treat eubank as a bit of a joke nowadays....but when it came down to it....he was/is anything but. Great fighter that would have beat froch etc imo. People think because guys like froch got to the very top he was better....but the standard was better overall back then. At one point you would have had guys like benn, watson, eubank, roy jones junior, james toney, mike mcallum all around the same weight. Not getting that depth of competition nowadays.
     
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  11. Heisenberg

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    No pointing blame as the damage was done but I was always surprised that Jimmy Tibbs let Watson out for the 12th. He couldn’t even leave the corner unaided and it was obvious he was gone.
     
  12. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Tragic end, Watson was some fighter.

    Eubank was made of marble, that uppercut was ferocious.... almost as if it come's from nowhere.
     
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  13. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Eubank’s state of the union address to oxford fellowship students touches on this beautifully.

    “How did I get up, why did I get up, to fight on against a man I simply could not beat? This was my truth.”
     
  14. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No doubt at all that Jim should have pulled Watson out. This is one of the examples I always quote when people start whinging about premature stoppages or screaming " Quitter " when a fighter gets pulled. I hope never to see such a sight again.
     
  15. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Easy to say with hindsight though. Agree with the sentiment though.
     
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