Has there ever been a fight where you felt worried for one fighter's health before it even started?

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  1. surreal deal

    surreal deal Liverpool via Krypton Full Member

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    Yes Evander vs Tyson and Foreman vs Ali are the 2 most famous high profile examples of people fearing for the eventual winners health. I won money on Evander in both Tyson fights, especially the first..... but my dad said I was too young to go the bookies in 1974 to back Ali...told me to ask my mum. who said 4 year old's aren't allowed in bookies to make bets. Did the whole 'responsible parents' nonsense. Pair of 8a$tards...would have kept me in sweets for weeks that!
     
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  2. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    I was in the third grade and Paco, a proclaimed Golden Golve boxer, wanted to whoop on me for whatever reason. I really feared for my health in that one.
     
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  3. wucking fasted

    wucking fasted Anthony Joshua - the Bob Sapp of boxing Full Member

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    I worry for Amir Khan vs anyone who can slightly punch.
     
  4. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Member Full Member

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  5. expljose

    expljose Active Member Full Member

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    we are here to talk about fighters health not your excuses for why margarito got the brakes beat off him
     
  6. ellerbe

    ellerbe I have spoken Full Member

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    Khan vs Canelo. Everyone and their mother knew this was a KO waiting to happen. Khan actually did far better than I expected though.
     
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  7. ellerbe

    ellerbe I have spoken Full Member

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    Oh Wilder vs Breazeale.. I wasn't really worried since Breazeale has a big mouth, but I knew this dude was going to get viciously and brutally hurt.
     
  8. FloatingGhost

    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    Worried? No. I mean, seriously? I worry about my kids. I worry about my mother. Unless I knew the fighters personally and cared for them why would I worry about their health before the fights even started? I’ve felt genuine concern or worry DURING fights when I’ve seen signs that a guy is off some way or taking serious damage or just laid flat out. Cuz I love the sport and I respect the hell out these guys and becuz I’m a human being who doesn’t like seeing others in serious physical danger. But be honest, who has sat down in front of the tv before a match even started and seriously said or thought “I’m worried about (insert fighter you’ve never had a damn conversation with)’s health in this fight. I’m afraid he’s going to get hurt.” And felt genuine concern for his well being like he was a friend or a relative? They are fighters. It’s what they do. N we are fans, we watch, it’s what we do. Now, having said that, I think under particular circumstances if it was a fighter I was a big fan of and he had a pre-existing issue that made him vulnerable and their was a definitive possibility he could suffer serious trauma, yeah I might actually worry but in that case I think it would be obvious and he wouldn’t be licensed. I can’t think of a time that has happened. I cringed when they licensed Margarito to fight with that zombie eye, felt it was stupid and irresponsible, but I wasn’t “worried.” Anyway, I’m drunk. Carry on.
     
  9. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Roy Jones Jr. against anyone he fought. He got knocked out almost every fight he took.
     
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  10. granth

    granth Active Member Full Member

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    You're wrong. Haye was shot to bits.
     
  11. thesmokingm

    thesmokingm Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    I don't worry but kind of wonder how bad Runtime's face is going to be re-arranged. Hmm...
     
  12. Serge

    Serge Vampire Slayer Staff Member

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    Caleb Plant vs David Benavidez. Hell, I genuinely felt uncomfortable and was concerned for Gavril's health as early as the 3rd or 4th round in his rematch with Benavidez and I was convinced that there was absolutely no way he was making it to the final bell in a million years and he deserves a medal for somehow managing to do so. Plant better pray he doesn't last that long though.
     
  13. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali V Holmes....Fight should never been allowed to happen.!!!
     
  14. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

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    No. Never. I'm not their mother.
     
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    Frankus Member Full Member

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    Tyson v Holmes. Tyson was slicing through contenders like I’d never seen and Holmes was coming off a 2 year layoff and talked smack in the lead up.
     


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