Great boxing fights that should have happened but didn't happen.

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  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

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    In my opinion Lewis vs Bowe and Foreman vs Holmes, share your opinions...
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    This has been done 1000s of times.

    A few that I wish we could've seen but didn't.
    Arguello vs Durán
    Apostli vs Graziano
    Frazier vs Norton
    Wallcott vs Moore
    Langford vs Greb

    Would be my top 5.
    It looks like a good few now aren't gonna happen either.
     
  3. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    STEELE VS McAVOY
     
  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Didn't really have much overlap, Langford was pretty done by the time Greb was getting to the top.
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Yeah I thought that, but still, I'd love to have seen it just to know who won
     
  6. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Duran v Arguello is my number one.
     
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    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Rose vs Famechon.
    Olivares vs Jofre at featherweight.
     
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  8. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lewis v Bowe definitely. Not so much Holmes and Foreman as their primes did n't coincide.
     
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    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    manilavanilla New Member Full Member

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    Lewis vs Bowe.

    Spinks vs Saad even though their primes don't quite match up. Matthew had the style to make that fight very exciting regardless.

    Tyson vs Holyfield in 1991 would have been interesting. I feel either man could win. Tyson could have very well bombed Holyfield out in a firefight, or Vander could have outworked Tyson and broken his will.
     
  11. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would love to have seen Foreman stay on after the Jimmy Young fight in March 1977 and fight Larry Holmes the next year, March 1978 (this would be the same Holmes who beat Shavers handily the first time). Though I don't think that Foreman was the one who beat Frazier in 1973, it would have still been really interesting to see imo.

    It would also been very dependent on that time period, in the sense that Foreman seemed to get knocked down a lot more in the 70s, where in the 90s he just couldn't seem to get knocked down. I think Larry would have treated George like Shavers that first time, outboxing him. But I think there might have been a Foreman knockdown by Larry (if Jimmy Young did it, Holmes most certainly would have). I don't see Larry stopping George, but winning by at least a majority decision.
     
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  12. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Bowe-Lewis matchup would have been especially interesting given different time frames.

    For me, the Bowe who first beat Holy knocks out that era of Lewis in 5.

    But the latter-era Bowe, the one who got badly beaten by Golota, would have been stopped by Lewis in 5.
     
  13. VinnyGorgeous

    VinnyGorgeous New Member Full Member

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    Burley vs SRR

    Bhop vs Toney

    Eubanks vs Jones
     
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    Hookandjab Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Quarry vs Foreman
    Bonavena vs Foreman
    Quarry vs Bonavena
    Marciano vs Patterson
    Marxian vs Valdes
    Dempsey vs Greb
    Tunney vs Schmeling vs Sharkey
     
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  15. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I hear that the reason they gave for them not fighting was that they didn’t want to upset their mother so that could mean that they themselves may have been up for it if they hadn’t given their word to her. It was always unlikely but it would have been mighty interesting if it had happened.
     
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