Good Fight: Archie Moore vs. Nino Valdes I

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by William Walker, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Same here man.
    To carry on, doing what he did, at his age, is just amazing.
    Such a great fighter and what a character.
    Saintpat and William Walker like this.
  2. SolomonDeedes

    SolomonDeedes Active Member Full Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    As good as Moore's performance is, it has to be remembered that Valdes was nowhere close to being a contender at this point. He had been hopelessly out of his depth in his last fight against Harold Johnson, and he would lose his next fight to trialhorse Billy Gilliam.
    JohnThomas1 and William Walker like this.
  3. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    The man was so great that his HW record is better than modern elite heavies, which also says something about how shallow current divisions are.
    Saintpat and Gazelle Punch like this.
  4. sweetsci

    sweetsci Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    And Valdes would lose the fight after that, a decision to Bob Baker. But he would bounce back impressively, landing in Ring's ratings at #4 with an upset win over Ezzard Charles a mere five months after losing to Moore the first time. Valdes kept his win streak going and rose to #1, holding that position before losing to Archie again two years later.
    William Walker likes this.