Most Underrated Great Fight?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by kargundar #wise, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    No, you're completely right - it is a sensational fight and deserves to be rated higher than it tends to be. Take fights like Saad-Lopez 2 and Moore-Durelle out of the conversation and you might be looking at the best light-heavyweight fight on film. It's on a par with Saad-Johnson 1 in my opinion, which should be praise enough.
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  2. Naseem Muhammed

    Naseem Muhammed New Member Full Member

    Oct 24, 2021
    Absolutely agree with everything you said in that short paragraph.
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  3. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
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    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
  5. Mario040481

    Mario040481 Member Full Member

    Mar 27, 2019
    Just seen that you liked a fight I mentioned earlier in this thread, that being the amazing Ruben Olivares vs Kanazawa Kazuyoshi II clash, a fight that was voted the Japanese fight of the year for 1971. The reason I am bringing this up is that the version I shared in that post is almost comically inferior to the version I later found and shared to my channel and also share below now. This version of the fight is 1080p 60FPS HD and is, without a doubt, the highest video quality Ruben Olivares fight in existence online. I would stake my reputation on it, lol. I feel bad knowing you likely watched some of the fight in the lower quality than that which it can be seen in below. For those who may not be aware, you have to manually change the quality if you watch the video here on the page below instead of choosing to watch it at the youtube page itself
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  6. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    You're absolutely right, Mario. I did watch it the standard (lower) quality. I realise now that I've probably been watching fights of yours in lower quality than I had to and thinking 'I'm not sure how this is higher quality!'. :duh
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  7. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Just watched Arron Pryor vs Dujuan Johnson thanks to your list. Thank you for that, it was great.
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  8. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Surprised nobody put Adamek vs Briggs
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  9. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    I had that one on VHS years ago on account of it being voted 1981's FOTY by KO magazine. It's about as far from The Ring's choice (Sugar Ray Leonard v Thomas Hearns) as was possible but it's a cracking fight with lots of action.

    For what it's worth, I think KO and The Ring both got it wrong because the best fight of 1981 was Cornelius Boza-Edwards v Rafael Limon - insane fight.
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  10. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Frank Flecther v Clinton Jackson - you will be astounded, trust me, one of the best action fights of all time, plus Frank was in loads more. keep well.
  11. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    What constitutes a great fight? Too guys beating the hell out of each other like Hagler or Hearns or Ward and Gatti or Arguello and Pryor, or a technical battle, which sometimes is also as fascinating... Probably not as great as those fights, but even McCallum vs. Curry. The way each guy probed for advantage and then a swelling eye created a momentum and change for Mike.. those things are fascinating. The way Fury fights. Ali how he found a way to beat George. Even how Genaro Hernandez would use his legs to move and win fights.
  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Joe Louis vs Billy Conn 1st fight. The perception that Conn was pitching a shutout or dominating Louis not really true. It was a helluva fight. High level stuff. At one point Joe is on him and Billy slips by the ropes. Joe stepped back.
    Sportsmanship and class in the middle of a barnburner of a fight. You can't fake that kind of character.
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