Memorable Commentating Moments

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  1. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Which fight was that again?
  2. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Thats my fav too Larry shut floyd's yap didnt he
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  3. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    There was a moment during one of Larry Merchant's ramblings where he started talking about encountering a rabbit "when the rabbit has the gun." It was part of a broader, nonsensical stream of consciousness, but for the life of me, I can't remember the fight. Nevertheless, it's stuck with me. Larry's ramblings were part of the sport's charm. Fights would have been a lot poorer without them.

    His epitaph for Toney-Rahman and possibly the Klitschko-Kirk Johnson (briefly typed "Kirk Douglas," heh) fight -- "The whale harpooned" -- was kind of dickish, but it was also memorable.
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  4. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Quite right my friend, my apologies, it has been a while since I last watched it.
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  5. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    I always thought Bob Sheridan's call of Holyfield v Tyson I is vastly overlooked. I could be wrong but I think us international viewers got that version. The end part of the fight is goosebumps material...

    "It's all over! We have a new Heavyweight champion of the world! Can you believe it?! Do you believe it?! If Buster Douglas was the upset of the century, well this is something bigger". I'm running off memory here, happy to be corrected.
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  6. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    I remember this one well!
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  7. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    The Rumble in the Jungle.
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  8. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    "You can stop it anytime Frank"

    Jim Lampley round 9 of Ward Gatti 1
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  9. BoxxyMcBoxface

    BoxxyMcBoxface Member Full Member

    Apr 13, 2020
    “THE RIGHT GOT EM!!!! THE DEVASTATING RIGHT!!!!! AND SUDDENLY THIS FIGHT HAS INTO A DIFFERENT FIGHT! Earnie Shavers at age 35 or what ever!” - Cosell after Shavers landed a nuclear torpedo on Larry Holmes in their second meeting.
  10. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    George Foreman: "Where's the FIE-yah!"

    I think it was Bowe-Gonzalez, not sure.
  11. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 22, 2007
    "I want who necks" Sam Peter
    "I didn't understand the answer" Jim Lampley
  12. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    I think you can also hear Foreman saving Larry Merchant (or Lampley; don't remember) from one of Bowe's groupies during the Fan Man riot with something like, "You don't want to do that, son."
  13. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    And Lampley was concerned for his 16 year old daughter who was out there on the floor, "somewhere".
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  14. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Emmanuel Steward, Berto vs Ortiz I, "oh my GAAAWWWWWDD!!!"

    Algieri trainer, Pacquiao vs Algieri, "Were right where we wanna be. I'm gonna let him out the cage..."
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  15. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    Whenever Foreman pulls rank on Lampley it always gets me. As someone who hates Lampley it’s great to hear him squirm and try and avoid engaging with George whenever he says something a bit dopey aha.
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