Hagler - Sibson, Marvin's Greatest Fight

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  1. LoadedGlove

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    Hearns was also one handed after the first when he broke his right.
     
  2. LoadedGlove

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    It was a technical masterclass by Hagler. He famously said that, after the third, (The only round that Tony won), he just started "Dipping into my toolbox", and that's what it looks like.
    It was one of those nights when an elite sportsman gets it all right. Marvin has been asked about this performance dozens of times over the years and never does he make reference to anything specific that he'd worked on. It's like his talent just took over and he wasn't even thinking about it.
    What surprises me even more is that Marvin has always said how Sibbo genuinely hurt him in the third yet this was his response. Poor Tony !
     
  3. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Hamsho was a beast .. very underrated these days as he was so strong .. Sibson was a better puncher and faster but Hamsho was as tough as they come .. he beat up a young Czyz, dominated and started the fall of Benitez although his win over Minter was razor thin ..
     
  4. The Morlocks

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    I have no doubt Hamsho was the better opponent. I was in the audience for most of those wins. Hamsho should be in the HOF. But, Hagler had his best fight vs. Sibson.
     
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  5. he grant

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    Hamsho was the tougher, more durable guy ... no knock on Sibson who was extremely strong and tough, a harder and faster puncher but Hamsho was a mauler with an incredible chin, strength and stamina .. kinda like a Fuller type ... I was watching all those 80's fights too .. they were all televised and events to watch .. real grind them out, pound them out fights .. some thought he'd be Golden Boy (at the time) Czyz's coming out opponent till he beat Bobby up ... before that he beat the undefeated Scypion who had a name after his tragic victory over Classen, he beat a very tough Curtis Parker and former champ Minter by razor thin tough decisions ... Hamsho was a courageous, tough as nails bruiser ...
     
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    Those were the days my friend. I thought they'd never end.
    How wrong I was. Now that it is 2021 and US boxing and boxing ov erall is a wasteland, those goods times live now only in my memory.
     
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    You can't explain to someone from the last 35 yrs or so how it was. It's impossible for them to see what was lost. No insult to them intended.
     
  8. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I hear you brother, believe me I do, on more fronts than I'd like to admit ... time to hang tough , keep the chin up and be this guy ...

    cut to 3:15

     
  9. The Morlocks

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    Haven't seen that in 40 yrs.
     
  10. he grant

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    But can get the vibe of surviving !
     
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  11. UltimateDestroyer

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    Not just Tommy but Duran supposedly hurt his hand against Hagler and it never gets mentioned.