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

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by CroBox29, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    In my opinion Lewis vs Bowe and Foreman vs Holmes, share your opinions...
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    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 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    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 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Yeah I thought that, but still, I'd love to have seen it just to know who won
  6. Jel

    Jel Obsessive list maker Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Duran v Arguello is my number one.
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  7. AlFrancis

    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Rose vs Famechon.
    Olivares vs Jofre at featherweight.
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  8. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009

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

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
  10. manilavanilla

    manilavanilla New Member Full Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    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 Junkie Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    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 Junkie Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    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

    Dec 26, 2019
    Burley vs SRR

    Bhop vs Toney

    Eubanks vs Jones
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  14. Hookandjab

    Hookandjab Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    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

    Jun 24, 2017
    Vitali vs Wlad

    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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