Name a fight you've watched over 5x

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  1. BoB Box

    BoB Box Rollin with the punches Full Member

    Jun 13, 2022
    "A fight" that I have watched over 5 times most recently is Jermain Taylor VS Kelly Pavlik 1. The look of concern on Emanuel Stewards face as Taylors team makes their ring walk is priceless. Or when Pavlik takes an onslaught of clean punches before being floored in the second round then after the round when Pavlik goes to the corner and says " That was a good one " before a full smile. Grit and heart.
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  2. Jel

    Jel Obsessive list maker Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Every time Hagler-Hearns appears in my YouTube feed, I click on it. Sometimes I say, ‘I’ll just watch round 1’ and then I’m locked in as it‘s only three rounds. I’ll also rewatch it with different versions to get the different commentary: ABC, HBO, ITV…

    The ones I’ve seen the most apart from that are probably Trinidad-Vargas, Pryor-Arguello 1, Chacon-Limon 4, Saad Muhammad-Lopez 2 and Gomez-Pintor. Had them all on VHS for years so kept watching the same fights over and over.
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  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Don’t feel bad. I forgot something once, but it was so long ago I don’t even remember what it was.
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  4. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    Yeah, I remember that time - well I used to remember it but not any more. I also remember it being quite funny - the thing that you forgot that I can no longer remember.
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  5. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Member banned Full Member

    May 9, 2023
    Foreman vs Lyle
    Tszyu vs Judah
    Hagler vs Hearns

    I have a short attention span.
  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    A few off the top of my head:

    Leonard-Hearns I (amazing fight with more shifts of fortune and momentum than any major fight I can think of)

    Leonard-Benitez: Gorgeous boxing

    Saad Muhammad-Lopez II: What a fight

    Duran-Cuevas: It’s like a fantasy fight … but it really happened

    James Scott-Yaqui Lopez: Body punching clinic
  7. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Duran v Barclay - I have watched it several times and it still gives me goosebumps
  8. My dinner with Conteh

    My dinner with Conteh Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    McCallum-Toney I. Incredible amount of skill, best watched with the US version (as in the UK- Ian Darke, Gary Mason and Alan Minter decided they wanted Mike to win and scored accordingly). I've scored it a fair few times and Toney always edges it. I liked his bigger shots in those really close rounds

    Conteh-Saad Muhammad I. Brilliant scrap. Vintage Conteh for most of it, but Saad is never beaten until the final bell sounds, a great comeback.

    Stracey-Lewis. John lives around the corner from me now, I see him arounds the shops a fair bit. Great pressure form John that Hedgemon didn't have any answer to. Eddie Futch even compared him to Henry Armstrong after this win!

    Esparragoza vs Cruz. A great title-winning performance, that kinda "No ****** told me he was this good" for when a fighter has that look of disbelief that the guy across the ring is far better than anyone told him (see always Monzon-Benvenuti and Pacquiao-Barerra). I was a big fan of Antonio back in the day, like another Arguello- an excellent all-round game.

    Carbajal-Gonzalez I. Great to see those little guys earn a nice payday. A real see-saw of a fight.

    Leonard-Duran. Never ages, still thrilling to watch both fighters going at it for 15 rounds.

    A fair few involving many of the usual suspects who were in many exciting fights, like Ali, Benn, Holy, Tommy, Arguello, Pryor, Fenech, and Tyson too (but usually ones where Mike went the distance, so I could argue how/why Ali/Larry would beat him :D). Lewis fights were always a good night out with my mates and a 6AM finish, which I'd usually re-watch many times.
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  9. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Ehhh, how about...Katsunari Takayama-Francisco Rodriguez Jnr.
  10. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    All the way through five times? Don't think there are any. Maybe Louis-Schmeling 2, because of its brevity.
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  11. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Thunder vs. Grimsley

    But seriously...I've watched Gatti Ward 1 probably close to 50 times over the years. I probably watched it 5 times the day it aired, lol.

    I always liked Frietas vs. Barrios too. Barrios was pretty unknown but showed a ton of heart.

    Fernando Vargas vs. Tito Trinidad...Fernando was one of my favorites. I always wondered how the fight could have been different if he didn't get obliterated in the nuts, ending his momentum. Tito probably still wins but it was getting good.

    I watch a lot of fights that give me nostalgia, which is indeed a hell of a drug.
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  12. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
  13. Mastrangelo

    Mastrangelo Member Full Member

    Feb 19, 2019
    Over 5 times is a lot - but I think I might've seen Morales vs Barrera I and Morales vs Pacquiao I that many times over the years, since those were some of the first fight that made me "fall in love" with boxing and I've been revisiting them many times since.
    Toney vs McCallum I and Mayweather vs Castillo I saw bunch of times also, but probably just short of minimum 6 times required.
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  14. Mastrangelo

    Mastrangelo Member Full Member

    Feb 19, 2019
    Underrated fight - and crowd was great. Wish that boxing was bigger in Brazil. Argentina vs Brazil rivalry could be better than Puerto-Rico vs Mexico.
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  15. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 9, 2010
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