Greatest Round 2 of all time

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Saintpat, May 20, 2020.


What is the greatest Round 2 of all time?

Poll closed May 23, 2020.
  1. Naseem Hamed-Kevin Kelley

    36.4%
  2. Terry Norris-Troy Waters

    45.5%
  3. Edwin Rosario-Frankie Randall II

    9.1%
  4. Mando Ramos-Sugar Ramos

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Charles Brewer-Antwun Echols

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Bobby Chacon-Cornelius Boza-Edwards II

    9.1%
  7. Jose Luis Ramirez-Edwin Rosario II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This is an extension of the Let’s Create the Perfect Fight ... Round by Round thread:

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    Ground rules: This fight is going the distance, so each nominated round has to go the full three minutes — so something like the 12th round of Chavez-Taylor I is not eligible. All weight divisions are eligible. And in rounds where the participants faced each other more than once, please specific which fight. Gloved era only.

    Rounds were nominated by members of this forum. If some round you think should be in there isn’t, hey, you had your chance.

    And importantly, this should be about the best rounds not the most historically significant.

    Not surprisingly, Hagler-Hearns was the runaway winner for greatest Round One of all time.

    The nominated second rounds are in the poll. I’ll leave voting open for 72 hours and we’ll move along to Round 3, then 4, etc., until we’ve gotten through 15:

    Naseem Hamed-Kevin Kelley (forward to 5:15)


    Terry Norris-Troy Waters (forward to 6:45)


    Edwin Rosario-Frankie Randall II (forward to 6:27)


    Mando Ramos-Sugar Ramos (forward to 9:30)


    Charles Brewer-Antwun Echols (forward to 6:45)


    Bobby Chacon-Cornelius Boza-Edwards II (forward to 6:40)
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    Jose Luis Ramirez-Edwin Rosario II (forward to 4:30)
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  2. William Walker

    William Walker Active Member Full Member

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    I haven't seen several of these. School me and we'll see what I decide.
     
  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Each of them lasts 3 minutes. Invest the time to watch ‘em all and vote for your choice.

    I’ve seen most of them but I’ll watch them all again before I vote because for most it’s been a while.
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Yeah, I've seen all these and i think it's a toss up between the top 2. And I went with Norris/Waters since it's #1. a little but more hipster, and #2. there's a lot more toe-to-toe action, which I find much more exciting than KDs/KOs.
     
  5. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pat, totally enjoying this. If I may, here is Ramirez v Rosario II with better quality. The 2nd round begins at 8:41

     
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  6. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For me, a fight has to have a give and take. It has to be competitive for a round of the year or a greatest round (that we have on film), so I'm whittling away at this list with no offense to those who nominated a round - its just my views. Brewer v Echols was one-way traffic in my eyes so I dropped that one. I also dropped Rosario-Ramirez which was still a bit one-sided IMO. I also dropped Hamed-Kelly because for me that round was a bit sloppy, which is owing to Hamed's herky-jerk style. I loved the exchanges in Rosario-Randall as well as the two knockdowns. I also loved the warfare going on with Edwards-Chacon and the sustained action in Ramos v Ramos. But ultimately Norris v Waters ticked every box for me in one wild round.
     
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  7. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Don’t waste your time with Brewer-Echols. It’s one-sided. Guy who nominated it was trying to disrupt the entire thing.

    On the whole not as good a lot as the Round One nominations but still some really good stuff.
     
  8. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like where your head’s at but I went with Hamed-Kelley (it’s not listed first because I favored it, but because it was the first Round Two nominated). Yes, it’s sloppy because of Hamed’s style but every punch is thrown with bad intentions and several of them landed with explosive effect.

    But I could see either that or the Norris-Waters or maybe one or two of the others depending on what you like.
     
  9. William Walker

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    Considering how many there are, I'll have to wait until tomorrow.
     
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    Dude, there are some really good ones to choose from and we're not all in lock-step with one and other's tastes, so this could be a close poll.
     
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    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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  12. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Dude, where have you been?!
     
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    Thanks again Pat for the effort of compiling all this. Looking forward to rewatching these without any pre-judgement of which is the best. I think this could be a close one!
     
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    Right, just watched them all. This is a lot closer than round 1 - I don't think there's one candidate that is clearly better than the others.

    For clean, good quality action throughout I appreciated Ramos-Ramos, although it lacked some of the drama of the other rounds. I actually hadn't seen Rosario-Randall so that was enjoyable for the element of surprise. Brewer-Echols was too one-sided (same reason Moore-Durelle didn't get many round 1 votes I'm sure). Hamed-Kelley had wild momentum swings but in between the knockdowns the action was a bit scrappy. And Norris-Waters was very good, but Norris kicked the **** out of Waters for nearly the whole round barring the knockdown - I've always liked that round but never loved it.

    I would agree that Rosario-Ramirez was a little one sided in retrospect. Chacon-Boza was awesome - maybe a bit one sided towards Boza but the KD against him evened it up.

    After much consideration... Rosario-Randall.
     
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  15. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Your forum needs you. Vote!
     
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