Herol Graham vs Michael Watson?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by George Crowcroft, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

    Jul 10, 2019
    I think Bomber takes the decision on this.. very good operator
  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Well, he beat Don Lee not too long after Lee was #1 contender to Hagler. In fact he bashed Don up with beautifully timed overhand rights. As a late sub. At age 22.

    Then we saw Ricky Stackhouse give Graham and Duran great workouts and Watson blow him out in a round!

    Benn, 22-0 with 100% KO ratio, winner to be made #1 for WBC and WBA MW titles; that was an amazing performance up there with Toney's display v. Barkley.

    Fought McCallum with ring rust and wrong tactics and gave him a rough ride, landing a lot of rights on the master.

    And the second Eubank fight, at a higher weight and his fastest pace as well as being match sharp, my God did he dominate Chris that night - he looked unbeatable almost that night, it took some real sad fate and a shot from the depths of hell to stop him that night.
  3. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Heron Graham at his best was better than Watson at his best in my opinion.

    Sr tell you just how good Graham was, Sr didn't want to fight him, said it on national TV, in Sr own words "He was too good for his own good".

    High praise from Sr.
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  4. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Interesting fight this and one in which I'd side with Michael Watson.

    Also for everyone bringing up Eubank and sparring stories, let's also remember Eubank chinned Graham in sparring.
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  5. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    Michael Watson was at his best as a counter puncher, and he was a very good one.
    I always thought against McCallum who was a supreme counter puncher he employed the wrong tactics, they had him on the front foot forcing the fight, I don’t think it suited. Sure if he fought he’s own fight it might have made for a duller fight, but it would have increased his chances.
    Against Graham I think he largely may have had to assume the role of aggressor, which I think would have suited the slippery and unorthodox Graham.
    I see the Bomber frustrating Michael and eking out a hard fought UD.
  6. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Watson was much physically bigger. Far stronger. Herrol was basically a light middleweight. But herrol was freakishly gifted at slippery boxing and Watson really was very stiff and wooden and predictable. Gun to my head I reckon Graham on points. But I wouldn't bet my house on it.
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  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    I think Graham at his absolute best would school him.
    But early 1990s it would be a closer fight.
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