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

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  1. Hookie

    Hookie Affeldt... Referee, Judge, and Timekeeper Full Member

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    Those guys Gatti beat looked good on paper. They had good records but they were seriously padded. Gatti looked pretty good against them and didn't take too much damage but it was all a facade.
     
  2. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All true. But Gatti wasn't shot. He could still fight.
    People here apply "shot" to any fighter for x reason. A shot fighter is someone like old ass Duran who simply could not let his hands go anymore.
     
  3. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm worried about Manny Pacquiao fighting Thurman.

    An age 40 former flyweight champ vs. a big, strong, hard-punching, prime natural welterweight.
     
  4. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Roy Jones after he’d been brutally KO’d several times. I thought he could get seriously in any of his fights.
     
  5. Manassas

    Manassas “Rumble young man rumble!” Full Member

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    Pretty much every M. Tyson fight...
     
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  6. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

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    Two fights that didn’t happen:

    When Joe Mesi was WBC #1 ranked fighter when Vitali Klitschko had the belt.

    When the delusional Brits were trying to talk up David Price as a Wlad Klitschko opponent.

    Both fights would have been savage KO’s the likes we haven’t seen in ages. Glad these fights never happened.
     
  7. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pretty much any fight where they dig up an old washed up former great or elite and put them in with a killer

    One active fighter I worry about is Antonio DeMarco he took some nasty beatings and is still going

    Danny Williams is another
     
  8. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

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    Funnily, I though Sugar Shane Mosley was going to get a beat down from Margarito. As it turned out he probably took a few years off Tony's life that night.
     
  9. JabCross727

    JabCross727 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Before I was alive: Ali against Foreman.
    In my life: Mosley against Margarito before we knew about the handwraps.
     
  10. aaalbert

    aaalbert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For now, the Munguía vs Canelo or GGG fight. Might not happen but worried for the kid’s life.
     
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  11. Tramell

    Tramell Well-Known Member Full Member

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    LOL! Arturro "Thunder" Gatti flinched to the sound of thunderous pyrotechnics, I 4got about that!!
     
  12. FloatingGhost

    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    how did you worry about Ali or foreman’s health before the fight if you already knew the outcome of the fight before you watched it?
     
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  13. piprules

    piprules Member Full Member

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    haha true, he worried in hindsight
     
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  14. JabCross727

    JabCross727 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Simple. I knew who Ali was before I knew boxing. I saw the fight on ESPN classics very early on when I was just getting to know about boxing. I didn't know the outcome of the Ali-Foreman at that point when I watched it for the very first time. It's like learning about history of wars in school for the very first time without knowing the outcome. And so yes, there is some hindsight involved, but I honestly didn't know who won. Plus, George did put a beating on Joe Frazier knocking him down 5 times on his way to victory. Who knew what Ali had in store for himself if he had trouble with Frazier and Foreman simply walked through Joe?
     
  15. Eel87

    Eel87 Active Member Full Member

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    Me too.
     


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