Favorite Fights between 1978 and 1984

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  1. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Tell me your favorite fights between 1978 through 1984 a time I see unmatched in great fights IMO
     
  2. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Many, many great fights. I fully agree - I can't think of a better period for great fights than the late 70s and early 80s. The 40s may have rivalled it but there's just not enough footage from that era to compare.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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    1982 could take up this thread on its own with Pyror-Arguello 1, Limon-Chacon 4 and Gomez-Pintor

    You have the Light Heavies, Saad vs Lopez 2, Saad vs Johnson being my favourites
    HWs weren't the best but it'd be criminal to not mention Holmes vs Norton

    Zarate vs Pintor
    Lopez vs Ayala
    Hagler vs Antuofermo
    Duran vs Dejesus 3
    Leonard vs Hearns 2
    Leonard vs Duran 1
    To name a few
     
  4. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Yes it really is endless and it's not just the Championship fights. You have contender bouts like Animal Fletcher vs Jackson. It's just unbelievable. What a great time to be a young man growing up with the sport as I was. Days I'll never forget and think about often boxing wise
     
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    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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  6. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

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    1978
    Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton (heavyweight)
    1979
    Danny Lopez vs Mike Ayala (featherweight)
    Matthew Saad Muhammad vs Marvin Johnson II (light heavyweight)
    Larry Holmes vs Mike Weaver (heavyweight)
    1980
    Matthew Saad Muhammad vs Yaqui Lopez II (light heavyweight)
    1981
    Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns I (welterweight)
    William Lee vs John LoCicero
    Bobby Chacon vs Boza Edwards I
    1982
    Aaron Pryor vs Alexis Arguello I (light welterweight)
    Bobby Chacon vs Rafael Bazooka Limon IV
    Wilfredo Gomez vs Lupe Pintor
    Katsuo Tokashiki vs Lupe Madera I
    1983
    Bobby Chacon vs Boza Edwards II
    Salvador Sanchez vs Azumah Nelson
    1984
    Jose Luis Ramirez vs Edwin Rosario II
    Tommy Cordova vs Freddie Roach
     
  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    That's a real good obscure mention. You going all hipster on us Ovid? Tokashiki was a tiny badass.
     
  8. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Greatest fights 1978-1984

    I've definitely missed a few but just threw these down as quickly as I could:

    1978
    Duran-DeJesus 3
    Arguello-Escalera 1
    Holmes-Norton
    Rossman-Galindez 1
    Franklin-Lopez 1

    1979
    Arguello-Escalera 2
    Franklin-Johnson 2
    Lopez-Ayala

    1980
    Saad-Lopez 2
    Duran-Leonard 1

    1981
    Leonard-Hearns 1
    Lee-LoCicero

    1982
    Sanchez-Nelson
    Fletcher-Green
    Pryor-Arguello 1
    Mancini-Kim
    Gomez-Pintor
    Chacon-Limon 4

    1983
    Chacon- Boza-Edwards 2

    1984
    Ramirez-Rosario 2
    Carlos Santos-Mark Medal
     
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  9. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

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    Thanks. I had a good list I'd been working on for years of all the best fights, but I lost it in a recent hard drive crash. Like, now that I see the post above mine, I used to have Rossman vs Galindez 1 on my list.
     
  10. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I have been meaning to sit down and look through some lists I have of fights to answer this question. Just have not had the time yet...but I would throw Chang vs Tokashiki into the mix as well
     
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  11. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    most fights fab 4. I just liked the era including Benitez. And Arguello vs. Pryor. How can you get any better than that. Arguello vs. Pryor and Hagler vs. Hearns so close to each other. You don't see two guys go at each other in the first round like those 4 guys did, and it was personal. A different era. We have had good era's since, but I think that was the last great era. One fight which did not happen which was advertised and looked good was Holmes vs. Coetzee. In retrospect Holmes would have destroyed him, but when they got together in public it was amusing.
     
  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Pryor/Arguello 1
    Gomez/Pintor
    Duran/Leonard 1
    Sanchez/Gomez
    O'Grady/Kenty
    Holmes/Norton
    Any fight with Mike Weaver
     
  13. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    Good Post, with all due respect, the Salvador Sanchez vs Azumah Nelson fight took place on July 21 1982, in Madison Square Garden, won by Sanchez, TKO 15. Great Fight.
     
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    Pryor-Arguello I
    Gomez-Pintor
    Saad Muhammad-Johnson II
    Saad Muhammad-Lopez II
    Sanchez-Gomez
    Sanchez-Nelson
    Chacon-Limon IV
    Chacon-Edwards II
    Lopez-Ayala
    Duran-Leonard I
    Leonard-Hearns I
    Ramirez-Rosario II
    Holmes-Norton

    That’s my bakers dozen. Probably a third of my top fifty fights ever.
     
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    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I didn't exist.
     


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