Most Disappointing Fights in Boxing History

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Marcus S., Aug 27, 2022.

  1. Marcus S.

    Marcus S. Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    What do y'all think are the most disappointing fights in the history of boxing?
  2. cslb

    cslb Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Pac v Mayweather heads my list. Fury v Klitschko was a stinker also.
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  3. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

    Jan 5, 2021
    Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott II
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  4. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Trinidad-De La Hoya must be near the front of the queue here.

    PPV extravaganza, the Puerto Rico versus Mexico rivalry element, both guys in the primes of their life, unbeaten, high knockout percentages. Supposed to be the fight which decided who the Welterweight of the 1990s was and a defining one for the victor. Was even being talked up as another Hearns-Leonard.

    Instead we got a stinker which did a lot to wash away the prestige of both, with a very disputed and largely unpopular decision at the end on top of all that. A huge let down on what was supposed to be an enormous night for the sport.
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  5. KidGalahad

    KidGalahad Member Full Member

    Feb 16, 2008
  6. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic Икрашевић Full Member

    Nov 3, 2021
    Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston 2
  7. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Leonard vs Duran in New Orleans. The sad thing about it was though Leonard was winning the fight, he wasn't running away with it.
    For Duran to quit without at least TRYING to adjust his game plan is one of the most disappointing performances in boxing history, and still hard to believe to this day.
    I mean it's one of those things before it happened I would've bet my life that would NEVER happen in a fight involving Duran.
    Then it happened,,,,,, Duran quit.
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  8. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004

    Basically, any Monzon fight.
  9. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Chris, first fight I thought of as well on this subject matter.
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  10. Jel

    Jel Obsessive list maker Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Most of the disappointments are fights that didn’t happen but May-Pac was disappointing even before it happened, being 5 years past its sell-by date.

    Another one that was personally disappointing was Jones-Toney and that was due to Toney not taking the biggest fight of his career at that point seriously enough. Jones would likely have always won but for Toney to eat himself out of shape was a terrible letdown.
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  11. Elboxeo

    Elboxeo New Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    i remember hearing he was weighing 215lbs a fortnight out from the fight. JT was unreal lmao
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  12. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016

    You can add Duran Leonard 3 to that stinker list.
  13. Marcus S.

    Marcus S. Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    There was no reason for Trinidad/De La Hoya to not be what Trinidad/Vargas turned out to be: an all-out, classic war.
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  14. Marcus S.

    Marcus S. Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    I actually consider Leonard/Duran III to be worse because at least their fight in New Orleans was memorable and pretty exciting until Duran did the "No Mas" (or "no sigo", depending on who you ask). Their third match was boring as all hell and Leonard made it look like Duran didn't even belong in the same ring as him.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2022
  15. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Leonard / Duran lll went pretty much the way I expected.
    Both fighters were well past their primes and best fighting