Greatest Rivalries That Only Lasted Two Fights

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  1. kargundar #wise

    kargundar #wise New Member Full Member

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    Most of the memorable rivalries in boxing history were trilogies. What were some notable cases where the rivalry only consisted of a first fight and a rematch? Also, are two fights series that ended 1-1 inherently more interesting than a rivalry that ended 2-0?

    Leonard vs. Hearns has to be the greatest example right?
    Pryor vs. Arguello
    Jermain Taylor vs Bernard Hopkins
    Lennox Lewis vs Hasim Rahman
     
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  2. William Walker

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    Monzon vs. Valdez was one of the most memorable rivalries of this kind.
     
  3. William Walker

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    Oh, can't believe I missed it, the biggest one of all: Louis vs. Schmeling!
     
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    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ivan Robinson vs Arturo Gatti would probably be my personal favorite

    Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler would be up there too

    Jose Luis Castillo
    Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto
    Shane Mosely vs Oscar De La Hoya
    Rafael Marquez vs Mark 'Too Sharp' Johnson
    Carlos Palomino vs Armando Muniz
    Roy Jones vs Montell Griffin
     
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    I’d add Harada-Kingpetch, Harada-Medel and Jofre-Medel too.
     
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    Saad Muhammad-Yacqui Lopez
    Saad Muhammad-Marvin Johnson
    Bobby Chacon-Cornelius Boza-Edwards
    Ken Buchanan-Ismael Laguna
     
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    Hell, Saddler and Pep had TWO two-fight rivalries!
     
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    Sometimes it is better this way because with trilogies it holds up the best upcoming fights, kind of like watching a rerun on television.
     
  13. Fergy

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    Good pick.
    I'd also go Eubank - Watson.
     
  14. Mike Cannon

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    Jeffries/ Fitz
    Cokes/Napoles ( bit one sided maybe )
    Leonard/ Tendler
    Mancini/Bramble
    Lopez/Sancez
    Basilio/Fullmer.