Favourite final hurrah?

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  1. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe I don’t know s*** about boxing Full Member

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    Fraziers performance against Ali in the thrilla in Manila. You could also say the same about Ali both men left the last amount of greatness in that ring. Although Ali would go on and defend the title a handful more times even winning it back.
     
  2. Noel857

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    Has to be Duran v Barclay perhaps my favourite ever fight
     
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  3. Kid Bacon

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    I consider Norton versus Holmes as worthy of mention.

    Kenny went in full war mode against Holmes and gave us a classic, with people still questioning who won.

    It should have been Kenny’s last hurrah and actually I think somehow it was.

    After Holmes Kenny was a spent force and his few last bouts were unnecessary and painful to watch, damaging his legacy and standing, particularly when he got blasted by Shavers and Conney.
     
  4. BCS8

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    Hopefully when Golovkin knocks Canelo out.
     
  5. Kid Bacon

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    I can't wait for that to happen.

    So sick of Canelo's cherrypicking ... he makes Fairweather look like a reckless daredevil.

    I will go insane if I see one more "canelada".
     
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  6. Jel

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    I thought Mike McCallum gave a great showing against Jeff Harding.
     
  7. Jel

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    Shane Mosley v Antonio Margarito
     
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  8. Jel

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    Tommy Hearns v Virgil Hill
     
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  9. Jel

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    Trinidad v Mayorga
     
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  10. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Oscar De La Hoya vs Ricardo Mayorga = ODLH's last stand out victory
    Juan Manuel Marquez vs Mike Alvarado = Marquez did have another impressive performance after Pacquiao KO
    Daniel Zaragoza vs Erik Morales
    Erik Morales vs Manny Pacquiao 1
    Gerry Penalosa vs Jhonny Gonzalez
    Cornelius Boza-Edwards vs Ali Kareen Muhammad
    Bobby Chacon vs Art Frias
    Chris Eubank vs Carl Thompson 1
    Carl Thompson vs David Haye
    Lennox Lewis vs Vitali Klitschko
    Larry Holmes vs Ray Mercer = his best performance in his 2nd career
    Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fulmer 2 = Controversial maybe ?
     
  11. The G-Man

    The G-Man Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Why do you say Robinson-Fullmer 2 was controversial?
     
  12. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wasn't sure if that was Robinson's last stand out performance, as I'm not the most knowledgeable of fighters in black/white era.
     
  13. Jel

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    It wasn’t in the sense that he would regain the middleweight title again later, against Carmen Basilio. His one-punch KO of Fullmer, being one of the great KOs in history, is rightly a standout moment in his career, though.
     
  14. DS Phil Hunter

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    Larry Holmes Vs Ray Mercer is one of my all time favourites.

    I'm also going to add Frank Bruno when he fought Lennox Lewis I know he lost but I think that for me was one of his career best performances he worked the jab relentlessly and you can tell he really wanted to win that fight in fact although he beat Oliver McCall 2 years later he actually looked better in Lewis fight before getting stopped.
     
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  15. Mastrangelo

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    That was my pick. He did not win, but He showed that He still was "el más macho".