gutsiest performances of all time

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  1. FighterInTheWind

    FighterInTheWind Member Full Member

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    Hong had a lot of stuff going on his private life - and even professional life - at this time. There was also a head butt which he claimed made him unable to see, and the referee erred in not stopping the fight.

    Are we counting losers, too? If yes, then how about Kim Deuk-koo v. Mancini? :(
     
  2. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Yeah, that's better.
     
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  3. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Haha, we'll see, we'll see...
     
  4. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    that was actually meant for Crowcroft
     
  5. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    although I will believe that until I see Chacon-Limon IV
     
  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Romeo Anaya vs Arnold Taylor on Nov 3 1973, both 118 pounds, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Taylor down quite a few times, but rallies to score a TKO 14 to win the WBA World Bantamweight Title, remember the fight.
     
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  7. Amos-san

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    Ohba vs Chionoi, Benitez vs Curry 1, Ebihara vs Villacampo despite defeat.
     
  8. iamthegreatest

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    Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo I, Round 10.

    Gives me chills everytime. RIP Chico.
     
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  9. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What is Castillo-Corrales? welterweights? besides heavies, I don't get into the other divisions in the 2000s
     
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  10. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest New Member Full Member

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    Lightweight. Corrales pretty much beat Mayweather in their first fight but the points decision was awarded to Mayweather.

    Man, you've missed out on a lot of classics. Particularly middleweights in the 2000s. The likes of De La Hoya, Hopkins, Roy Jones, Felix Trinidad, Jermaine Taylor and Calzaghe.
     
  11. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    perhaps I have, but I prefer 30s-90s. You have to admit there are so many great fights per decade, it take forever to get thru one.
     
  12. Unnecessarily Hostile

    Unnecessarily Hostile New Member Full Member

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    How about that spry little featherweight fighting for the first time under the bright lights of the Garden? Only 14 fights under his belt til that point, yet what mettle he shows as he’s pleading w the ref in the 15th as he rises to his feet....screaming at him, begging for the chance to finish the fight the against one of the all time great finishers we’ve ever seen at feather. That was some initiation for Azumah Nelson.

    Shades of Beau Jack waving the ref off as casually as I might if, say, a stranger stopped me in the street and asked for a smoke. Mind you, this comes in the middle of maybe the scariest display of violence I’ve seen in the sport as Ike Williams, stone cold killer that he was, goes in for the finish.

    Vargas against Tito Comes to mind as well. A personal favorite fight...and though I was never a huge fan of Vargas, the kid demonstrates tremendous heart against a virtually prime Tito...a killer in his own right. In keeping w that....an ancient Pernell Whitaker eating bombs against a prime Tito for 12 rounds, the last 10 w a broken jaw no less. We never knew Pea had heart like that prior to this performance....since he never needed to rely on it before. But he demonstrates here that he always had that toughness in him.
     
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  13. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    He would devour there souls at the weigh in with his stare.
     
  14. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

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    You have that the wrong way around. That was Castillo. Mayweather dropped Corrales 5 times en route to a TKO.
     
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  15. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I’ve never seen any footage of this. If it exists I’d crawl over broken glass to watch it.
     


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