Good Fight: Archie Moore vs. Nino Valdes I

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Same here man.
    To carry on, doing what he did, at his age, is just amazing.
    Such a great fighter and what a character.
     
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  2. SolomonDeedes

    SolomonDeedes Active Member Full Member

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    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.
     
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  3. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    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.
     
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  4. sweetsci

    sweetsci Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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.
     
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