Jose Becerra vs Alphonse Halimi II

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  1. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Finally someone uploaded this to YouTube! It was on there a few years ago, but disappeared.

    Hopefully this uploader doesn't remove it anytime soon.

    Becerra was an excellent bantamweight champ. One of the better left hook KO's in history, IMO.

     
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    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Really wish Jofre had faced Becerra for the title.

    Jofre would have definitely won by KO, but Becerra would have further enhanced his bantam resume.
     
  3. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah, would have been better but in fairness, Eloy Sanchez absolutely destroyed Becerra. Becerra was a damn good fighter though (as was Halimi). I wish there was Caldwell-Halimi I footage out there. The first fight sounded great but the second a total dud.

    It’s a shame there’s not much Becerra film out there. Great fighter to watch.
     
  4. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I wish Jofre-Caldwell full footage existed. All we have is the finish.
     
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    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't think Becerra would have much chance against who I would consider the "Big 3" at bantam: Jofre, Zarate, and Olivares.

    But I wonder how he'd matchup against guys like level of say Rose, Chandler, Pintor, ect.
     
  6. Bujia

    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    I was thinking of making a thread on this myself. Great little scrap. Like a mini Basilio/DeMarco at times. Hard leather being thrown pretty much non stop. Halimi could really bang, too. He’s one that slipped my radar over the years it seems, because his career was pretty impressive on the whole.

    Hopefully more footage surfaces of both.
     
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    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hopefully.

    What I'll say is right now is probably the best YouTube has ever been in terms of full fight library.

    I think the pandemic has had a lot to do with that. People just have had more time on their hands being home to upload old fights.
     
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