Fights that never happened

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  1. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Yeah bring Jim back, he wasn't everyones cup of tea but I liked the bloke. Saying that, are you Jurgen by any chance? If not, Jurgen needs to come back too. Twentyman as well, all great members of this forum.
     
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  2. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Prediction ? Pain Full Member

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    Eubank Jnr v GGG. Would have been a fun watch (in a cruel way). But Jnr lost his pen.
     
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  3. GreatSayiaman

    GreatSayiaman New Member Full Member

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    Holmes vs Pinklon Thomas in ‘84 would have been interesting
     
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  4. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was reading Holmes's autobiography the other night. He seems pretty unhappy he didn't get to fight Foreman in either halves of the latter's career. It got close but he's still adamant it was for boxing reasons rather than money.
     
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  5. GreatSayiaman

    GreatSayiaman New Member Full Member

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    The fact that they never fought is truly a shame, especially in the 70s. In general, if Foreman never retired as he had done in ‘77 then God knows how the “lost generation” of heavyweights in the 80s would have looked like. It would have been a completely different heavyweight landscape during that decade in my opinion.
     
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  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Calzaghe v Froch but in hindsight Froch was just coming through at world level and Calzaghe was nearing the end and after the big stateside pay days - unfortunately the timings didn’t match up.

    Would’ve loved to have seen a Groves v Degale rematch.

    Haye v Fury… I had tickets for that one but it wasn’t to be. Nobody would’ve thought that Fury would go on to achieve what he done and that the time everyone thought Haye would blitz him.

    Roy & Toney v Eubank & Benn. Either one of these would’ve been great.

    Lewis v Bowe is the obvious standout

    Floyd v Khan. Timing v speed.

    Calzaghe v Steve Collins. Was all set up, Collins had to pull out, Eubank stepped in and sadly we never seen Collins in a ring again.

    Macklin, Andy Lee, Barker & Murray. They should’ve had a round robin but not one happened - proper shame.

    Eubank v Bomber Graham

    Alex Arthur v Scott Harrison. I remember there being some talk of this around the late 2000s, Scott had been out the ring for a while & Arthur had just beaten Foster Jr.

    Ricky Burns v Scott Harrison would’ve been another.

    Barry McGuigan v Pat Cowdell in the mid 80s
     
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  7. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    BJS v Eubank rematch is another that should’ve happened
     
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  8. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I am Beale and the only thing I changed was my picture from Mick to Ian.
     
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  9. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hatton vs Witter was a big one for me
     
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  10. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Fair enough mate.
     
  11. @Maley

    @Maley Active Member Full Member

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    I know it happened but brook khan in their primes.
     
  12. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Great post mate and these fights would have been fantastic. In hindsight, sadly they never even got close to being made.
     
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  13. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield v Ruddock and Holyfield v Morrison, probably the only opponents missing from the real deals stacked resume. Both potentially fun to watch wars ;)
     
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  14. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield v Bruno would have also been a bad, bad beatdown for Frank.
     
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  15. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The same with the current crop unless a huge punch landed early.

    Big Frank would need to do him in the first 4 rounds or one can visualise Hoyfield teeing off with his 50 punch onslaught in the later rounds with Bruno in the Terry Harper Bus Stop position near the ropes.
     
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