Greatest War in boxing history!!!!???!!!!

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  1. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Member Full Member

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    A lot of the obvious and best ones have been mentioned already, but here a few which (I think) haven't come up so far, and which really do fit the description....

    Banke versus Zaragoza I & II
    Murphy versus Mutti
    Fenech versus Villasana
    Liles versus Littles
    Brewer versus Echols
    Clay-Bey versus Etienne
    Fearon versus Walker
    Boza-Edwards versus Villegas
    Brizuela versus Coyle

    From world title level right down to British Areas title level, and everything in between...But ten astonishing scraps there.
     
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  2. Jackstraw

    Jackstraw Active Member Full Member

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    A lot to choose from but I’m surprised Castillo vs Corrales wasn’t mentioned yet
     
  3. KasimirKid

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    Walker-Swiderski
    Foreman-Lyle
    Frazier-Ali 1
    Ali-Frazier 2 and 3
    Marciano-Walcott 1
    Louis-Conn 1
    Moore-Durelle 1
    Greb-Tunney 1
    Tunney-Greb 2 and 3

    Some old ones to get people thinking. War includes cunning and strategy, and even some quiet spots, in addition to heavy artillery bombshells. World War I was a stand-off on the Western Front for three years, i. e., "All Is Quiet on the Western Front."
     
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  4. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Surprised no one hasn't mentioned Pryor Arguello one, ( One of the greatest fights in history, esp when considering the greatness of both fighters) Ali vs Frazier one and 3, Gomez vs Pintor, Chacon vs Edward's, Holyfield vs Qawi one, Benn vs Mcclean, Corrales vs Castillo #1, Ward vs Gatti, Bowe vs Holyfield #1, Hagler vs Mugabi Damn near all the fights Saad Mahammed, and Chacon was involved in. The fight that's seriously overrated in my opnion is Hagler vs Hearns. Hagler won all 3rds, dominated the last two .
     
  5. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    In boxing history there are many types of great fights and wars. There are the short wars which to me are great, and then the longer ones with breaks and then explosions.
     
  6. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Limon/Chacon series
     
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  7. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Loved everything you said apart from the last sentence.
     
  8. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Member Full Member

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    Another old one I forgot about previously:

    Ray Miller-Tommy Grogan 1
     
  9. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don’t think Gatti vs Ward gets much love attention or appreciation on this forum.

    Good exciting fight but I think most of us realize they were limited skillwise in contrast to some of these other fights. It is a top notch fight for more fringe type fans than diehard classic enthusiasts
     
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    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  11. jowcol

    jowcol Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I've brought this up before but:
    LW Norman Goins (who most know) vs. LW Ken Snider (who had a brief pro career) in their final Golden Gloves title bout, early 70's, at the Tydell Armory in Indianapolis.
    Goins (black) and Snider (white), a farm boy from outside Indy.
    They became friends because no other amateur LW's in the state belonged in the ring with them.
    They often sparred together on the Snider farm.
    Norman was always a 'tad' better, copping a close UD in this final scrap, but their first round here in their final meeting was an "oh my god!!!".
    Makes the Hagler-Hearns first round look like "pitty-pat" :)
    Within 5 secs. of the opening bell, it was: "let's trade tight, professional style, bombs for the entire three f*****g minutes!!!"
    When the bell sounded ending the first the crowd...went...nuts!!!
    Small venue; my late bud and I were upstairs (the best place to be), self-medicated to the max with the 'brothers' who loved Snider as well!
    I'm rambling and waxing nostalgic but I wish ALL my buds here on board could have seen this 'masterpiece' of a round!
    I can't find ANY round in the history of professional boxing that would compare to this.
    Sidebar: any others on board who were fortunate enough to see a great early scrap among future professionals?
     
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  12. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wolgast v Nelson.McVey v Jeannette?WTFK?
     
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  13. BoxingPurest

    BoxingPurest Member Full Member

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    Man wish they had that on film!
     
  14. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hagler/ Hearns
    Foreman/Lyle
    Gatti/Ward
    Zale/Graziano
    Quawi/Holyfield
    Ali/Frazier 3

    That’s just a few that came to mind
     
  15. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You don't believe Hagler dominated the last 2 rds of Hagler vs Hearns? Personally I thought he did. Hearns was running for his life in my opnion, The fight was over after the 1st rd. The only drama was when Hagler catches Hearns.
     
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