Greatest Unification Matches

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  1. scribbs

    scribbs Member Full Member

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    Not a bad fight

     
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  2. KO KIDD

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    came here to post this one
     
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    Tyson - Tucker
    Lewis - Holyfield 2
    Frazier - Ali 1
    Frazier- Ellis
     
  4. TBooze

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    That walks it.

    Even if you do not think of it as a unification, it answered doubts everyone had. The two were seemingly far too close to have a definitive answer as to who was best, without the fight.


    A bit like Tyson/Spinks, where a decent minority (myself included) thought Spinks was going test Tyson...:eeek:
     
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  5. The Morlocks

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    Just a fight but really unification to the fans; the Battle of the Z-boys!!!! Doesnt get more exciting prefight than that!
    Montgomery vs. Williams
    Zale-Holstack


     
  6. William Walker

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    Oop! For some weird reason I was thinking of Rondon vs. Dupree, but that wasn't a unification match.
     
  7. Titan1

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    Was FOTC really a unification match?
     
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  9. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    It was the battle for the undisputed champion - the former, undefeated lineal champ versus the alphabet organisation's official champion. So, in a sense it's fair to call it a unification as it settled the lineage of the championship.

    Spinks-Tyson was similar but less so as I think the weight of opinion was that by 1988, Tyson was the legit champion as Spinks had been inactive and facing lesser competition. And Tyson was an overwhelming favourite coming in whereas Ali-Frazier was viewed as a pick'em kind of fight and hard to call.
     
  10. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Jones vs. Lebedev, Maske vs. Hill I, Margarito vs. Cotto I, Mosley vs. Forrest I, Mayorga vs. Forrest I, Benn vs. Eubanks II, Golovkin vs. Lemieux, Santos vs. Takaloo, Kessler vs. Frocn II, Spadafora vs. Doroftei, Tszyu vs. Mitchel I, Garcia vs. Matthyse, Crawford vs. Postol, Alexander vs. Urangu, Mayorga vs. Spinks, Muñoz vs. Mijares, Mijares vs. Darchinyan, Larios vs. Vasquez III, Mayweather vs. Pacquaio, Casamayor vs. Freitas, Usyk vs. Briedis, Barrera vs. Morales I, Martinez vs. Williams I, Alvarez vs. Trout, Lopez vs. Alvarez I, Zarate vs. Zamora
     
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  11. Richard M Murrieta

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    Carlos Monzon vs Rodrigo Valdes, June 26 1976, Monte Carlo, Monaco, World Middleweight Title, Monzon won by unanimous decision, he even decked Valdes in round 14. Roberto Duran vs Esteban De Jesus, January 21 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada. Duran's last title bout at 135 lbs, Roberto by TKO 12.
     
  12. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Forgot to mention Calderon vs. Segura I and Ottke vs. Mitchel, just as Trinidad vs. de la Hoya and Gamboa vs. Salido.
     
  13. Jel

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    Calderon-Segura 1 is a decent enough shout but DLH-Trinidad was not a great fight by any measure - a real letdown, in fact. Maybe expectations were too high with some of us hoping for the second coming of Leonard-Hearns 1 but even so, it just was not a good fight.
     
  14. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    But more entertaining than Klitschko vs. Haye and Klitschko vs. Ibraghimow.
     
  15. Jel

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    Yeah, they sucked too!